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.
496- The Rights of Rice and Future of Nature
Wild Rice has long played an important role in Ojibwe cultures, but last year, it took on a new role: plaintiff in a court case.
495- Meet Us by the Fountain
No teenager in America in the 1980s could avoid the gravitational pull of the mall, not even author Alexandra Lange. In her new book, Meet Me by the Fountain, Lange writes about how malls were conceptually born out of a lack of space for people to convene in American suburbs
494- Flag Days: Unfolding a Moment
Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag. At least, that's what we were taught in school. But when historians go searching…there’s no proof to be found.
493- Divining Provenance
Priceless cultural artifacts have been plundered and sold for hundreds of years. You can find these relics in museums and in private collections. In recent years, with the advent of online marketplaces, researchers have begun to find a lot of artifacts for sale on the web. And it turns out, ISIS profits from much of it.
492- Inheriting Froebel's Gifts
The educational toys that changed the world
491- The Missing Middle
What zoning out middle-sized housing options does to a city
Hits close to home
I love this podcast. The recent episode, Meet us by the Fountain, hits soooooo close to home. THANK YOU for including a clip of Bill & Ted’s; it is the icing on the cake.
I’ve learned so many useless facts
I’ve learned a lot from this show.
Most of the things I’ve learned don’t really help me in my every day life, but their interesting and engaging topics. I’ve enjoyed it all.
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Insightful and fascinating background on events, objects, and artifacts of everyday life. Roman has such beautiful takes on the world. So worthwhile. A fave!!