99% Invisible

99% Invisible

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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253- Manzanar

March 28, 2017

29:34 Listen
252- The Falling of the Lenins

March 21, 2017

27:30 Listen
251- Negative Space: Logo Design with Michael Bierut

March 14, 2017

50:14 Listen
250- State (Sanctuary, Part 2)

March 8, 2017

33:14 Listen
249- Church (Sanctuary, Part 1)

Feb. 28, 2017

32:59 Listen
248- Atom in the Garden of Eden

Feb. 21, 2017

23:17 Listen
247- Usonia the Beautiful

Feb. 15, 2017

24:02 Listen
246- Usonia 1

Feb. 7, 2017

29:00 Listen
245- The Eponymist

Feb. 1, 2017

31:48 Listen
244- The Revolutionary Post

Jan. 24, 2017

22:27 Listen
243- Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle

Jan. 18, 2017

24:38 Listen
242- Mini-Stories: Volume 2

Jan. 10, 2017

34:06 Listen
241- Mini-Stories: Volume 1

Dec. 20, 2016

31:24 Listen
240- Plat of Zion

Dec. 14, 2016

22:16 Listen
239- Guano Island

Dec. 6, 2016

23:21 Listen
238- NBC Chimes

Nov. 29, 2016

17:39 Listen
237- Dollar Store Town

Nov. 23, 2016

20:13 Listen
236- Reverb

Nov. 16, 2016

23:44 Listen
235- Ten Letters for the President

Nov. 8, 2016

18:46 Listen
234- The Shift

Nov. 1, 2016

20:48 Listen
233- Space Trash, Space Treasure

Oct. 25, 2016

23:00 Listen
232- McMansion Hell

Oct. 18, 2016

19:06 Listen
231- Half a House

Oct. 11, 2016

25:02 Listen
230- Project Cybersyn

Oct. 4, 2016

26:23 Listen
124- Longbox

Sept. 27, 2016

22:17 Listen
229- The Trend Forecast

Sept. 20, 2016

20:11 Listen
228- Making Up Ground

Sept. 13, 2016

23:09 Listen
227- Public Works

Sept. 6, 2016

18:39 Listen
226- On Average

Aug. 23, 2016

22:31 Listen
225- Photo Credit

Aug. 17, 2016

23:02 Listen
224- A Sea Worth its Salt

Aug. 9, 2016

22:12 Listen
223- The Magic Bureaucrat

Aug. 3, 2016

36:53 Listen
222- Combat Hearing Loss

July 26, 2016

21:56 Listen
221- America’s Last Top Model

July 19, 2016

22:40 Listen
220- The Mind of an Architect

July 13, 2016

26:34 Listen
219- Unpleasant Design

July 6, 2016

19:04 Listen
218- Remembering Stonewall

June 29, 2016

31:33 Listen
217- Home on Lagrange

June 22, 2016

31:29 Listen
216- The Blazer Experiment

June 14, 2016

26:42 Listen
215- H-Day

June 7, 2016

21:23 Listen
130- Holdout

May 31, 2016

20:56 Listen
214- Loud and Clear

May 25, 2016

24:15 Listen
213- Separation Anxiety

May 18, 2016

21:00 Listen
212- Turf Wars of East New York

May 11, 2016

32:16 Listen
211- The Grand Dame of Broad Street

May 4, 2016

24:36 Listen
210- Unseen City

April 27, 2016

31:21 Listen
209- Supertall 101

April 20, 2016

21:51 Listen
208- Vox Ex Machina

April 13, 2016

27:10 Listen
207- Soul City

April 6, 2016

36:29 Listen
206- The White Elephant Of Tel Aviv

March 30, 2016

40:53 Listen
205- Flying Food

March 23, 2016

20:21 Listen
204- The SoHo Effect

March 16, 2016

21:41 Listen
203- The Giftschrank

March 9, 2016

23:46 Listen
202- Mojave Phone Booth

March 2, 2016

22:51 Listen
Video- The Norman Door with Vox

Feb. 27, 2016

02:30 Watch
201- The Green Book

Feb. 24, 2016

24:54 Listen
200- Miss Manhattan

Feb. 17, 2016

21:04 Listen
199- The Yin and Yang of Basketball

Feb. 10, 2016

23:55 Listen
198- The Ice King

Feb. 3, 2016

20:26 Listen
197- Fish Cannon

Jan. 27, 2016

20:18 Listen
196- The Fresno Drop

Jan. 20, 2016

17:49 Listen
195- Best Enjoyed By

Jan. 13, 2016

19:21 Listen
194- Bone Music

Dec. 22, 2015

16:24 Listen
193- Tube Benders

Dec. 16, 2015

18:33 Listen
192- Pagodas and Dragon Gates

Dec. 8, 2015

26:29 Listen
191- Worst Smell in the World

Dec. 2, 2015

16:57 Listen
190- Fixing the Hobo Suit

Nov. 24, 2015

23:16 Listen
189- The Landlord’s Game

Nov. 18, 2015

20:18 Listen
188- Fountain Drinks

Nov. 10, 2015

37:08 Listen
187- Butterfly Effects

Nov. 4, 2015

22:09 Listen
186- War and Pizza

Oct. 28, 2015

22:58 Listen
Radiotopia Forever- Coin Check

Oct. 23, 2015

17:59 Listen
185- Atmospherians

Oct. 20, 2015

26:32 Listen
110- Structural Integrity (Rebroadcast)

Oct. 14, 2015

29:39 Listen
184- Rajneeshpuram

Oct. 7, 2015

33:44 Listen
183- Dead Letter Office

Sept. 30, 2015

21:41 Listen
182- A Sweet Surprise Awaits You

Sept. 23, 2015

20:40 Listen
181- Milk Carton Kids

Sept. 15, 2015

22:12 Listen
180- Reefer Madness

Sept. 9, 2015

20:30 Listen
179- Bathysphere

Sept. 2, 2015

26:28 Listen
178- The Great Restoration

Aug. 26, 2015

34:00 Listen
177- Lawn Order

Aug. 19, 2015

21:03 Listen
176- Hard to Love a Brute

Aug. 12, 2015

22:51 Listen
175- The Sunshine Hotel

Aug. 5, 2015

33:22 Listen
174- From the Sea, Freedom

July 29, 2015

22:56 Listen
173- Awareness

July 22, 2015

22:02 Listen
172- On Location

July 15, 2015

19:20 Listen
171- Johnnycab (Automation Paradox, Pt. 2)

July 1, 2015

26:32 Listen
170- Children of the Magenta (Automation Paradox, pt. 1)

June 24, 2015

33:54 Listen
169- Freud’s Couch

June 17, 2015

18:17 Listen
168- All In Your Head

June 10, 2015

35:18 Listen
167- Voices in the Wire

June 3, 2015

43:14 Listen
166- Viva La Arquitectura!

May 27, 2015

24:02 Listen
165- The Nutshell Studies

May 20, 2015

28:41 Listen
164- The Post-Billiards Age

May 13, 2015

18:00 Listen
163- The Gruen Effect

May 6, 2015

20:54 Listen
162- Mystery House

April 28, 2015

22:06 Listen
161- Show of Force

April 22, 2015

24:55 Listen
160- Perfect Security

April 15, 2015

20:33 Listen
159- The Calendar

April 8, 2015

22:14 Listen
158- Sandhogs

March 31, 2015

28:53 Listen
54- The Colour of Money (R)

March 25, 2015

23:02 Listen
157- Devil’s Rope

March 18, 2015

25:30 Listen
156- Coin Check

March 11, 2015

20:10 Listen
155- Palm Reading

March 4, 2015

19:12 Listen
154- PDX Carpet

Feb. 24, 2015

19:16 Listen
153- Game Over (R)

Feb. 18, 2015

14:26 Listen
152- Guerrilla Public Service

Feb. 11, 2015

18:21 Listen
151- La Mascotte

Feb. 3, 2015

21:14 Listen
150- Under The Moonlight

Jan. 28, 2015

20:05 Listen
149- Of Mice And Men

Jan. 21, 2015

21:45 Listen
148- The Sizzle

Jan. 14, 2015

18:30 Listen
147- Penn Station Sucks

Jan. 7, 2015

20:52 Listen
146- Mooallempalooza

Dec. 31, 2014

48:28 Listen
145- Octothorpe

Dec. 17, 2014

18:59 Listen
144- There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Dec. 10, 2014

18:28 Listen
143- Inflatable Men

Dec. 3, 2014

19:18 Listen
142- And The Winner Is

Nov. 26, 2014

18:09 Listen
141- Three Records from Sundown

Nov. 19, 2014

34:24 Listen
140- Vexillonaire

Nov. 12, 2014

16:48 Listen
139- Edge of Your Seat

Nov. 4, 2014

20:46 Listen
138- O-U-I-J-A

Oct. 28, 2014

24:36 Listen
137- Good Bread

Oct. 22, 2014

21:22 Listen
Kickstart Radiotopia- A Storytelling Revolution

Oct. 19, 2014

02:30 Watch
136- Lights Out

Oct. 14, 2014

21:39 Listen
135- For Amusement Only

Oct. 7, 2014

17:31 Listen
134- The Straight Line Is A Godless Line

Sept. 30, 2014

20:21 Listen
133- Port of Dallas

Sept. 24, 2014

22:51 Listen
132- Castle on the Park

Sept. 16, 2014

21:15 Listen
131- Genesis Object

Sept. 10, 2014

16:12 Listen
130- Holdout

Sept. 2, 2014

21:24 Listen
129- Thomassons

Aug. 26, 2014

18:48 Listen
128- Hacking IKEA

Aug. 19, 2014

22:49 Listen
127- The Sound of Sports

Aug. 12, 2014

01:04:18 Listen
126- Walk This Way

Aug. 5, 2014

19:40 Listen
125- Duplitecture

July 29, 2014

14:58 Listen
124- Longbox

July 22, 2014

21:07 Listen
123- Snowflake

July 15, 2014

20:38 Listen
122- Good Egress

July 8, 2014

21:56 Listen
121- Cold War Kids

July 1, 2014

26:01 Listen
120- Skyjacking

June 24, 2014

19:23 Listen
119- Feet of Engineering

June 17, 2014

18:16 Listen
118- Song Exploder

June 10, 2014

23:16 Listen
117- Clean Trains

June 3, 2014

23:29 Listen
116- Breaking the Bank

May 27, 2014

23:15 Listen
115- Cow Tunnels

May 20, 2014

25:53 Listen
114- Ten Thousand Years

May 13, 2014

33:24 Listen
113- Monumental Dilemma

May 6, 2014

27:36 Listen
112- Young Ruin

April 29, 2014

22:35 Listen
111- Masters of the Uni-verse

April 22, 2014

20:31 Listen
110- Structural Integrity

April 15, 2014

27:04 Listen
109- Title TK

April 8, 2014

20:22 Listen
108- Barcodes

April 1, 2014

21:43 Listen
107- Call Now

March 25, 2014

23:34 Listen
106- The Fancy Shape

March 18, 2014

19:42 Listen
105- One Man is An Island

March 11, 2014

23:20 Listen
104- Tunnel 57

March 5, 2014

24:24 Listen
103- UTBAPH

Feb. 25, 2014

19:40 Listen
102- Icon for Access

Feb. 18, 2014

19:11 Listen
101- Cover Story

Feb. 11, 2014

22:45 Listen
100- Higher And Higher

Feb. 4, 2014

21:23 Listen
99- The View From The 79th Floor

Jan. 15, 2014

19:09 Listen
98- Six Stories- the memory palace

Jan. 3, 2014

23:41 Listen
97- Numbers Stations

Dec. 20, 2013

26:06 Listen
96- DIY Space Suit

Dec. 3, 2013

18:14 Listen
95- Future Screens are Mostly Blue

Nov. 21, 2013

27:18 Listen
94- Unbuilt

Nov. 13, 2013

28:09 Listen
93- Revolving Doors

Nov. 6, 2013

20:44 Listen
92- All the Buildings

Oct. 29, 2013

23:51 Listen
91x- Always Read the Plaque- Kickstarter Announcement

Oct. 25, 2013

05:55 Listen
Kickstart Season 4 of 99% Invisible- Weekly Episodes

Oct. 23, 2013

02:30 Watch
91- Wild Ones Live

Oct. 14, 2013

35:22 Listen
90- Strowger and Purple Reign Redux

Oct. 2, 2013

27:23 Listen
89- Bubble Houses

Sept. 17, 2013

27:44 Listen
88- The Broadcast Clock

Sept. 3, 2013

19:20 Listen
87- I Heart NY, TM

Aug. 22, 2013

22:13 Listen
86- Reversal of Fortune

Aug. 9, 2013

22:52 Listen
85- Noble Effort

July 29, 2013

20:13 Listen
84- Ode to Ladislav Sutnar plus Trading Places with Planet Money

July 15, 2013

33:33 Listen
83- Heyoon

July 2, 2013

30:54 Listen
82- The Man of Tomorrow

June 20, 2013

15:26 Listen
81- Rebar and the Alvord Lake Bridge

June 7, 2013

14:27 Listen
80- An Architect’s Code

May 28, 2013

20:41 Listen
79- The Symphony of Sirens plus Soviet Design

May 8, 2013

26:58 Listen
78- No Armed Bandit

April 30, 2013

21:58 Listen
77- Game Changer

April 15, 2013

15:02 Listen
76- The Modern Moloch

April 4, 2013

26:51 Listen
99% Invisible-75- Secret Staircases

March 21, 2013

14:28 Listen
99% Invisible-74- Hand Painted Signs

March 8, 2013

15:19 Listen
99% Invisible-73- The Zanzibar and Other Building Poems

Feb. 18, 2013

14:29 Listen
99% Invisible-72- New Old Town

Feb. 5, 2013

23:05 Listen
99% Invisible-71- In and Out of LOVE

Jan. 23, 2013

19:09 Listen
99% Invisible-70- The Great Red Car Conspiracy

Jan. 11, 2013

16:17 Listen
99% Invisible-69- The Brief and Tumultuous Life of the New UC Logo

Dec. 31, 2012

27:25 Listen
99% Invisible-68- Built for Speed

Dec. 12, 2012

15:05 Listen
99% Invisible-67- Broken Window

Nov. 29, 2012

14:13 Listen
99% Invisible-66- Kowloon Walled City

Nov. 19, 2012

18:03 Listen
99% Invisible-65- Razzle Dazzle

Nov. 5, 2012

15:14 Listen
99% Invisible-64- Derelict Dome

Oct. 25, 2012

17:04 Listen
99% Invisible-63- The Political Stage

Oct. 12, 2012

17:46 Listen
99% Invisible-62- Q2

Oct. 2, 2012

17:48 Listen
99% Invisible-61- A Series of Tubes

Sept. 20, 2012

19:55 Listen
99% Invisible-60b- BackStory- Heyward Shepherd Memorial

Sept. 10, 2012

15:11 Listen
99% Invisible-60a- Two Storeys

Aug. 22, 2012

11:06 Listen
99% Invisible-60- Names vs The Nothing

Aug. 6, 2012

18:30 Listen
99% Invisible-59- Some Other Sign that People Do Not Totally Regret Life

July 25, 2012

22:11 Listen
99% Invisible-58- Purple Reign

July 13, 2012

21:03 Listen
Kickstarter Video for Season 3 of 99% Invisible

July 12, 2012

02:30 Watch
99% Invisible-57- What Gave You That Idea

June 28, 2012

16:58 Listen
99% Invisible-56- Frozen Music

June 14, 2012

12:54 Listen
99% Invisible-55- The Best Beer in the World

May 31, 2012

15:51 Listen
99% Invisible-54- The Colour of Money

May 16, 2012

19:11 Listen
99% Invisible-53- The Xanadu Effect

May 1, 2012

13:50 Listen
99% Invisible-52- Galloping Gertie

April 18, 2012

14:57 Listen
99% Invisible-51- The Arsenal of Exclusion

April 3, 2012

13:17 Listen
99% Invisible-50- DeafSpace

March 22, 2012

14:11 Listen
99% Invisible-49- Queue Theory and Design

March 9, 2012

12:24 Listen
99% Invisible-48- The Bathtubs or the Boiler Room

Feb. 26, 2012

13:37 Listen
99% Invisible-47- US Postal Service Stamps

Feb. 10, 2012

14:56 Listen
99% Invisible-46- Vulcanite Dentures

Jan. 27, 2012

11:56 Listen
99% Invisible-45- Immersive Ideal

Jan. 18, 2012

14:35 Listen
99% Invisible-44- The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

Jan. 6, 2012

13:57 Listen
99% Invisible-43- Accidental Music of Imperfect Escalators

Dec. 19, 2011

09:50 Listen
99% Invisible-42- Recognizably Anonymous

Dec. 9, 2011

13:06 Listen
99% Invisible-41- The Human-Human Interface

Dec. 3, 2011

07:40 Listen
99% Invisible-40- Billy Possum

Nov. 23, 2011

14:35 Listen
99% Invisible-39X- The Biography of 100,000 Square Feet

Nov. 18, 2011

33:47 Listen
99% Invisible-39- Darth Vader Family Courthouse

Oct. 28, 2011

10:02 Listen
99% Invisible-38- Sound of Sport

Oct. 13, 2011

07:59 Listen
99% Invisible-37- The Steering Wheel

Sept. 29, 2011

09:49 Listen
99% Invisible-36- Super Bon Bonn

Sept. 16, 2011

12:25 Listen
99% Invisible-35- Elegy for WTC

Sept. 1, 2011

08:51 Listen
99% Invisible-34- The Speed of Light for Building Pyramids

Aug. 19, 2011

12:28 Listen
99% Invisible-33- A Cheer for Samuel Plimsoll

Aug. 4, 2011

09:25 Listen
99% Invisible-32- Design for Airports

July 28, 2011

10:37 Listen
99% Invisible-31- Feltron Annual Report

July 14, 2011

12:24 Listen
99% Invisible-30- The Blue Yarn

July 1, 2011

12:49 Listen
99% Invisible-29- Cul de Sac

June 17, 2011

14:16 Listen
99% Invisible-28- Movie Title Sequences

June 10, 2011

11:40 Listen
99% Invisible-27- Bridge to the Sky

June 3, 2011

07:14 Listen
99% Invisible-26- Chicago’s Jailhouse Skyscraper

May 20, 2011

09:51 Listen
99% Invisible-25- Unsung Icons of Soviet Design

May 13, 2011

10:30 Listen
99% Invisible-24- The Capitol Columns

May 6, 2011

08:59 Listen
99% Invisible-23- You Are Listening To + Radio Net

April 22, 2011

22:16 Listen
99% Invisible-22- Free Speech Monument

April 15, 2011

10:02 Listen
99% Invisible-21- BLDGBLOG: On Sound

April 1, 2011

07:52 Listen
99% Invisible-20- Nikko Concrete Commando

March 25, 2011

09:22 Listen
99% Invisible-19X- RJDJ Reactive Music

March 21, 2011

11:59 Listen
99% Invisible-19- Liberation Squares plus NY Dick

March 11, 2011

13:16 Listen
99% Invisible-18- Check Cashing Stores

March 4, 2011

07:35 Listen
99% Invisible-17- Concrete Furniture

Feb. 25, 2011

09:02 Listen
99% Invisible-16- A Designed Language

Feb. 18, 2011

08:23 Listen
99% Invisible-15- Sounds of the Artificial World

Feb. 11, 2011

07:20 Listen
99% Invisible-14- Periodic Table

Feb. 4, 2011

08:30 Listen
99% Invisible-13x-Game Over (Snap Judgment)

Jan. 7, 2011

13:35 Listen
99% Invisible-13- Maps

Dec. 17, 2010

07:00 Listen
99% Invisible-12- 99% Guilt Free

Dec. 3, 2010

06:59 Listen
99% Invisible-11- 99% Undesigned

Nov. 25, 2010

07:01 Listen
99% Invisible-10- 99% Sound and Feel

Nov. 19, 2010

07:21 Listen
99% Invisible-09X-99% Doomed

Nov. 13, 2010

14:01 Listen
99% Invisible-09- 99% Private

Nov. 5, 2010

06:59 Listen
99% Invisible-08- 99% Free Parking

Oct. 29, 2010

07:21 Listen
99% Invisible-07- 99% Alien

Oct. 14, 2010

07:00 Listen
99% Invisible-06- 99% Symbolic

Oct. 7, 2010

06:59 Listen
99% Invisible-05- 99% Forgotten

Oct. 1, 2010

06:59 Listen
99% Invisible-04- 99% Details

Sept. 24, 2010

07:03 Listen
99% Invisible-03- 99% Reality (only)

Sept. 24, 2010

07:00 Listen
99% Invisible-02- 99% 180

Sept. 23, 2010

07:27 Listen
99% Invisible-01- 99% Noise

Sept. 23, 2010

07:18 Listen
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