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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 • 24.9K 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.

    The Los Angeles Leaf Blower Wars

    The Los Angeles Leaf Blower Wars

    The leaf blower is one of the most hated objects in the modern world, but the reality of banning them is very complicated.

    • 35 min
    Fact Checking the Supreme Court

    Fact Checking the Supreme Court

    Whose job is it to fact check the Supreme Court? As it turns out, no one. So why is it like that, and what even happens when you prove them wrong?

    • 44 min
    Uptown Squirrel [update]

    Uptown Squirrel [update]

    Squirrels were purposefully introduced into our cities in the 1800s, and when their population exploded, we lost track of how many there are.

    • 30 min
    The Lost Subways of North America

    The Lost Subways of North America

    Roman talks to Jake Berman, author of "The Lost Subways of North America."

    • 26 min
    The Power Broker #05: Brandy Zadrozny

    The Power Broker #05: Brandy Zadrozny

    Featuring Brandy Zadrozny, senior reporter for NBC News who covers misinformation, conspiracy theories, and the internet, and covering the last section of Part 4, chapters 21-24.

    • 2 hr 11 min
    Rocket Man

    Rocket Man

    Where's my jetpack?

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24.9K Ratings

24.9K Ratings

Andiobe ,

Great show about terrible leaf blowers

I lived in LA during the time of the leaf blower wars, and the one thing not mentioned in this excellent story is that the leaf blower advocates smeared their opponents as racists. This was my first experience of the bad-faith, leftist identitarian politics that is so dominant today.

SageandSorrel ,

Supreme Court Episode

I appreciate Roman extending his design interests to the subject of the US Supreme Court. This recent episode is enlightening in many ways. This should be required listening in civics and legal classes. Keep up the great work, Roman!

Great45742 ,

5 stars for any transit story podcast

Build public transit and dense cities

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