Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org.
523- Six-on-Six Basketball
In the 20th century, Iowa high school girls basketball was HUGE but it was not the game we know today
522- The Comrades
How an ultra-marathon called The Comrades became a national obsession in South Africa and a model for inclusion during some of the most divided moments in the country's history
521- A Sea of Yellow
The shifting symbolism of Brazil's iconic yellow soccer jersey
520- Mini-Stories: Volume 16
We’re kicking off the new year at 99pi with a fresh installment of mini-stories, including: what lies at the intersection of a street and a road; the most unlikely of theme parks; and the evolution of ancient alleyways in Beijing, China.
519- Balikbayan Boxes
A Balikbayan box is a huge cardboard box (often weighing over 100 pounds) that Filipinos living all over the world send to family members who are still living in the Philippines
518- Mini-Stories: Volume 15
It's Mini-Story Season! You’ll hear about a very, very long escalator! Beavers dropping from the sky! We’ll hear from Janet, Miss Jackson, if you’re nasty! And a visit from the queen!
Really original subjects and thoughtfully presented.
Highly recommended. Topics are really wide ranging and can feel random, though all tied together by ‘design’. Absolute favourite… oh, And that voice.
can never stop listening to his soothing voice
“Life and Death in Singapore” was a good listen!
Really enjoyed the episode “Life and Death in Singapore”! As a Singaporean, I actually had no idea about how Singapore had to demolish that many graves for public housing. A very riveting listen!