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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 • 24K 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.

    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
    526- Orange Alternative

    526- Orange Alternative

    The importance of humor and art in protesting (and ousting!) oppressive regimes

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24K Ratings

24K 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🌲🌲🌲🪨🪨🪨🌱🌱🌱🪵🪵🪵💯💯💯💯💯💯💯

j footprint ,

thanks for the 12 minute ad...

every time I listen, I feel like prepending my one star until he stops his idiot “laugh track” ish giggle.

Roman needs to stop chuckling at everything…
taking down to one star
I may just stop listening if he doesn’t figure our that his chuckling is a distraction.

Just listened to the Shirley Girl episode. There is often interesting stuff here, but god, stop the giggling at the end Roman.
Every time you do that, it ruins the episode.

The Wilderness Tool: Honestly, even when a topic interests me, or I have a deep agreement in the sentiments expressed, (no bikes in wilderness in this case) I can’t get past Roman’s annoying giggling. I don’t know why this is still in my feed.

Anita - R ,

Music bed again

Most of your bits of music are annoying plinky sounds. Why? What purpose does it all serve? For a show about "design" your random music inserts are less than well "designed." It's not entertaining and if anything It's distracting. Does it make the content better? More interesting? Do spoken thoughts / paragraphs require plinky noises to transition from one to another?

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