589 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.

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    • 4.8 • 24.1K 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.

    530- The Panopticon Effect

    530- The Panopticon Effect

    The “panopticon” might be the best known prison concept in the world. It’s become the metaphor for the surveillance state, but very few actual prisons were built around this idea. Breda Dome is one of them.

    • 37 min
    529- The Wilderness Tool

    529- The Wilderness Tool

    The rise, fall, and unexpected second life of the crosscut saw is also the story of how America created the very concept of wilderness.

    • 44 min
    Twenty Thousand Hertz- Golden

    Twenty Thousand Hertz- Golden

    Two stories about the transformative power of silence from our friends at Twenty Thousand Hertz

    • 32 min
    528- A Whale-Oiled Machine

    528- A Whale-Oiled Machine

    Friction, tribology, and the complex art and science of lubrication

    • 34 min
    420- The Lost Cities of Geo Redux

    420- The Lost Cities of Geo Redux

    When online worlds end

    • 43 min
    527- RoboUmp

    527- RoboUmp

    The surprisingly long history of trying to use robots to call balls and strikes in baseball

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24.1K Ratings

24.1K Ratings

So incredibly beautiful shows ,

Love the show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!👨🏻‍🚀🚲🛴🚃🚋🚘🚖🚔🏍️🚑🚑

I love the show so so much please keep it up. Also the new episode of this has referenced minor league baseball teams names being related to the town or area, another example of this is the Tacoma Rainers which is a reference to the name of Mount Rainier🌲🌲🌲🪨🪨🪨🌱🌱🌱🪵🪵🪵💯💯💯💯💯💯💯

Convoy Duck ,

Great stories, but mostly commercials

This series was great in the beginning! Loved hearing the stories that are behind every day things in our world. BUT, the last few years have been filled with more and more commercials both by Roman and outside produced commercials. This is now at the bottom of my play lists for podcasts. I'll listen to it but only if I have played all other podcasts in my queue.

It was great, but I find it harder and harder to get through an episode with so many commercials.

mazzz666666666 ,

Went downhill

Painfully woke now.

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