652 episodes

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.

99% Invisible Stitcher Studios

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 24.8K Ratings

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.

    579- Towers of Silence

    579- Towers of Silence

    How the loss of vultures in India has put an ancient burial tradition in crisis

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Power Broker: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    The Power Broker: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    Featuring the U.S. representative for New York's 14th congressional district, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and covering the second section of Part 4, chapters 16-20.

    • 2 hr 39 min
    578- Anything's Pastable: Eat Sauté Love

    578- Anything's Pastable: Eat Sauté Love

    Dan Pashman embarks on an epic trip across Italy in search of lesser-known pasta dishes — and to learn about the evolution of pasta more broadly.

    • 44 min
    577- The Society of Ambiance Makers and Elegant Persons

    577- The Society of Ambiance Makers and Elegant Persons

    Bright, flamboyant central African fashion

    • 35 min
    576- Chambre de Bonne

    576- Chambre de Bonne

    The history of the chambre de bonne, the tiny French apartment type that may be, finally, on the way out.

    • 33 min
    Roman Mars Describes Athens GA As It Is

    Roman Mars Describes Athens GA As It Is

    A 99pi guide to some of our favorite design features of Athens, Georgia.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24.8K Ratings

24.8K Ratings

BelowGramd ,

TU for The Power Broker

Like every good New Yorker, I’ve had The Power Broker on my book shelf for years. Something I’ll bet Mr. Caro doesn’t know is that during the pandemic when all meetings were held via zoom, it was important to have the book in the background. That said, I had never opened the book. Your podcast has changed that.

Reading the book is not easy, although it is beautifully written and tells a compelling story. Why? It weighs 3.5 pounds—too heavy to read in bed. The font is pretty small—one needs good light and reading glasses. I found a stand to hold it and a third impediment arose—the pages won’t lie open. I thought to buy it again in kindle format, but no!

Does anyone know why there is no kindle version?

I persist and I love the book anyway. So, thank you.❤️

Wine 4 ,

Power Broker: Brilliant, insightful, witty! With one exception

Love it.

elysian012 ,

My favorite podcast

Been listening for years, my favorite podcast EVER. Love Roman Mars and the entire 99 team through the years. Don’t stop!

Top Podcasts In Arts

Fresh Air
NPR
The Moth
The Moth
Fashion People
Audacy | Puck
Fantasy Fangirls
Fantasy Fangirls
Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked
Snap Judgment
The Recipe with Kenji and Deb
Deb Perelman & J. Kenji López-Alt