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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 • 24.1K 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.

    530- The Panopticon Effect

    530- The Panopticon Effect

    The “panopticon” might be the best known prison concept in the world. It’s become the metaphor for the surveillance state, but very few actual prisons were built around this idea. Breda Dome is one of them.

    • 37 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24.1K Ratings

24.1K Ratings

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99% Commercial

99% Commercial is my go-to podcast for trendy, relevant commercial adverts ably vocalized by experienced personality Roman Mars.
Each episode features insightful adverts for a plethora of products and services of interest to hip, young techno centric listeners, from furniture to job search to therapy services - 99% Commercial has it all in one convenient, easy to access podcast.
Note that the commercial messages are interrupted by a thematic feature of varying subject matter, once heavily based on design but more recently of a more “woke” virtue signaling nature in keeping with modern media trends.
If you’re like me and you subscribe for the adverts, there’s always the “skip ahead” soft key on the screen to get past the feature segments quickly.
I highly recommend 99% Commercial with Roman Mars - try it yourself!

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