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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

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 182 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.

    503- Re:peat

    503- Re:peat

    For the love of peat

    • 40 min
    502- 99% Vernacular: Volume 3

    502- 99% Vernacular: Volume 3

    In the final episode of our vernacular spectacular anniversary series, 99pi producers and friends of the show will be sharing more stories of regional architecture–some close to home, some on remote islands– that capture our imagination and inspire us to look deeper.

    • 34 min
    501- 99% Vernacular: Volume 2

    501- 99% Vernacular: Volume 2

    The utilitarian and "ugly" architecture that is beautiful to us

    • 30 min
    500- 99% Vernacular: Volume 1

    500- 99% Vernacular: Volume 1

    We often tell stories about how people shape the built world, but on this milestone 500th episode, we're telling stories about how the built world has shaped us (with good history and facts thrown in, because we're us).

    • 33 min
    499- Say Aloe to My Little Frond

    499- Say Aloe to My Little Frond

    The history of taking plants that grow naturally in one place, and moving them halfway around the world to an entirely different place with a different, often inhospitable, climate-- and then keeping them alive by growing them in potting soil that we bought at Home Depot.

    • 39 min
    498- The Octagon House

    498- The Octagon House

    The Octagonal House fad and self-improvement in the 1800s

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
182 Ratings

182 Ratings

Laravandiewoud ,

100% recommend

I listen to 99pi when driving, while at work, and in other moments in-between the daily rhythms of life. It’s hit that wonderful balance between being so well-produced and telling powerful stories about the things we don’t necessarily notice. Thaaaank you Roman Mars and team!

Merene94 ,

The best

I have been renovating my flat the past few weeks. Nothing better than listening to non-stop 99pi while painting, tiling, and all those other long-hour tasks.
Love the show.

MariaCRSA ,

Wonderul. Inspiring. Encouraging.

I am now a willing podcast addict because of 99pi. They introduced me to what brilliant radio format journalism and storytelling is and I am eternally grateful to them for that. They have also changed the way I live in my own world. I go about my daily bussiness like a little detective, trying to spot design and architectural quirks...and fervently reading of every plaque.

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