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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.

99% Invisible Roman Mars

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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.

    451- Hanko

    451- Hanko

    Hanko are the carved stamp seals that people in Japan often use in place of signatures. Hanko seals are made from materials ranging from plastic to jade and are about the size of a tube of lipstick

    • 39 min
    450- Stuff the British Stole

    450- Stuff the British Stole

    Throughout its reign, the British Empire stole a lot of stuff. Today those objects are housed in genteel institutions across the UK and the world. They usually come with polite plaques. The Australian podcast Stuff the British Stole is a six episode series about the not-so-polite history behind a few of those objects.

    • 46 min
    449- Mine!

    449- Mine!

    Every year, fights break out on airplanes. Jim Salzman and Michael Heller are law professors and the authors of a new book called Mine! How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives. According to Salzman and Heller, confusing ownership rules are often the result of poor ownership design. This is true not just for airplane seats, but also for battles over digital privacy, climate change, and wealth inequality.

    • 30 min
    448- Katie Mingle's Right to Roam

    448- Katie Mingle's Right to Roam

    In the United Kingdom, the freedom to walk through private land is known as “the right to roam.” The movement to win this right was started in the 1930s by a rebellious group of young people who called themselves “ramblers” and spent their days working in the factories of Manchester, England.

    • 34 min
    447- Flag Days: The Red, the Black & the Green

    447- Flag Days: The Red, the Black & the Green

    The Red, Black, and Green flag was invented to unite Black people all over the world living under racial repression.

    • 34 min
    446- Flag Days: Good Luck, True South

    446- Flag Days: Good Luck, True South

    Good Luck Flags and the search for the perfect flag for Antarctica

    • 44 min

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