551 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 Roman Mars

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 23.5K 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.

    497- Hometown Village

    497- Hometown Village

    The story of a long, skinny island east of Russia's mainland and the ethnic Koreans who have had no choice but to call it home for decades.

    • 37 min
    496- The Rights of Rice and Future of Nature

    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.

    • 44 min
    495- Meet Us by the Fountain

    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

    • 35 min
    494- Flag Days: Unfolding a Moment

    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.

    • 31 min
    493- Divining Provenance

    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.

    • 32 min
    492- Inheriting Froebel's Gifts

    492- Inheriting Froebel's Gifts

    The educational toys that changed the world

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23.5K Ratings

23.5K Ratings

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An excellent podcast, always interesting. I learn something new with each and every episode.

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Once great...now political

I once looked forward to a new adventure in design every week. Political opinion has saturated the show recently (last 2 years); which unfortunately has happened to most of my favorite podcasts.

I check in periodically hoping design can be the theme without political banter

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