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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467- Cute Little Monstrosities of Nature


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466- The Weight


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465- Shirley Cards


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464- Finding Julia Morgan


Born in 1872, American architect and engineer Julia Morgan designed hundreds of buildings over her prolific career, famous for her work on incredible structures like the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California.


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463- Fifty-Four Forty or Fight


At a glance, the border between the United States and Canada would seem to be at the friendlier end of the international boundary spectrum. But even though the US-Canada border is now pretty tame, when two countries touch each other over a stretch of 5500 miles, it can result in some surprisingly weird disputes, misunderstandings, geographical quirks and ...really good stories.


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462- I Can't Believe It's Pink Margarine


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461- Changing Stripes


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323- The House that Came in the Mail Again


When Sears sold mail order houses that you assembled yourself


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460- Corpse, Corps, Horse and Worse


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