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. A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.




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episode 331: 331- Oñate's Foot

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episode 330: 330- Raccoon Resistance

After Toronto unveiled its "raccoon-resistant" compost bins in 2016, some people feared the animals would be starved but many more celebrated the innovative design. Rolling out this novel locked bin opened a new battlefront in city's ongoing "war on raccoons."



episode 201: 201- The Green Book redux

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episode 329: 329- Orphan Drugs

The fight to get drugs that treat rare diseases on the market and the unintended consequence of that fight, which affected the cost of all kinds of drugs.



episode 328: 328- Devolutionary Design

Devo’s first record and the fight over the arresting image of a flashy, handsome golf legend on the cover.


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episode 327: 327- A Year in the Dark

The almost year-long struggle to get power working on the island and the utility worker who became a Puerto Rican folk hero.


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episode 326: 326- Welcome to Jurassic Art

The illustrated interpretation of dinosaur morphology and behavior has had a big impact on how the public views dinosaurs and it's gone through a couple of key turning points, including a more recent push for more speculative paleoart.


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episode 325: 325- The Worst Way to Start a City

Sam Anderson, author of Boom Town, guides us through the chaotic founding of Oklahoma City, which happened all in one day in 1889


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Groups of people who historically haven’t had a voice, have expressed themselves on their bodies. Through their style, their hair, their tattoos, their piercings, and what they wear.


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