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.
446- Flag Days: Good Luck, True South
Good Luck Flags and the search for the perfect flag for Antarctica
445- The Clinch
After Producer Katie Mingle's mom wrote a romance novel, Katie set out to understand the romance genre and its classic covers. There was a lot to unpack.
444- Pipe Dreams
This week we talk to author Chelsea Wald about her book Pipe Dreams: The Urgent Global Quest to Transform the Toilet. Wald argues the modern toilet system is in desperate need of a redesign.
443- Matters of Time
This series of time-centric stories challenges what you know (or think you know) about the way time works around the world.
441- Abandoned Ships
As the number of cargo ships has increased, so has a problem: workers stuck on ships that have been completely abandoned by the owners, leaving them stranded out at sea without basic supplies like food.
308- Curb Cuts
If you live in an American city and you don’t personally use a wheelchair, it's easy to overlook the small ramp at most intersections, between the sidewalk and the street. Today, these curb cuts are everywhere.
Well done and always interesting. I look forward to each weekly episode. Hang in there to the end; Roman Mars performs a curious yet compelling rendition of what should be the Stitcher musical closing. This man will not be denied.
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This podcast is a masterpiece
The single most enjoyable, well written, magnificent, masterpiece of radio since the dawn of time. A podcast you can easily drive to, work out to, go for a walk to, and fall asleep to. Incredibly interesting and well researched, this is a show I could listen to for the rest of my life and never get tired of learning about all the wonderful and interesting things that Mr. Mars and the 99PI gang choose to relay to me. Keep it up guys, you’re doing great.
I’m sure Joe Rosenberg is a really nice guy, but I just can’t listen to his voice. I know it’s not his fault. Still, this is an auditory medium, so it needs to be audibly appealing, and therefore, his episodes are skipped.