99% Invisible http://kalw.org en The Spot 5.29.14 Ten Thousand Years http://kalw.org/post/spot-52914-ten-thousand-years <p><strong><em>99% Invisible</em>:</strong> <strong><a href="http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/ten-thousand-years/">Ten Thousand Years</a></strong>&nbsp; In 1990,&nbsp;the federal government invited&nbsp;a group of &nbsp;geologists, linguists, astrophysicists, architects, artists, and writers to the New Mexico desert, to visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waste_Isolation_Pilot_Plant" target="_blank">Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, </a>the nation’s only permanent underground repository for nuclear waste.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 23:09:35 +0000 Matt Martin 44506 at http://kalw.org The Spot 5.29.14 Ten Thousand Years Radiotopiathon . . . Tuesday night from 9 to Midnight http://kalw.org/post/radiotopiathon-tuesday-night-9-midnight <p>Tune in for three hours of head-turning, mind-opening stories from <strong><em><a href="http://www.radiotopia.fm/">Radiotopia</a></em></strong>, curated and co-hosted by <em>99% Invisible</em>'s Sam Greenspan and <em>Crosscurrents</em>' Ashleyanne Krigbaum.&nbsp; <strong>Tuesday, May 6th from 9pm to Midnight.</strong></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 22:50:30 +0000 Matt Martin 43352 at http://kalw.org Radiotopiathon . . . Tuesday night from 9 to Midnight The Spot 4.17.14 Integrity http://kalw.org/post/spot-41714-integrity <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">99% Invisible: <strong><a href="http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/structural-integrity/">“Structural Integrity”</a></strong>&nbsp; </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">When it was built in 1977 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:25:51 +0000 Matt Martin 42478 at http://kalw.org The Spot 4.17.14 Integrity The Spot 4.10.14 Title TK + 400,000 Stars http://kalw.org/post/spot-41014-title-tk-400000-stars <p>99% Invisible <strong><a href="http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/title-tk/">"Title TK"</a></strong> The name is important.&nbsp;It’s the first thing of any product you use or buy or see. The tip of the spear.&nbsp; Only the names that are most interesting and most pleasant on the tongue can survive in your memory.&nbsp;So it’s no surprise that companies—especially large ones like Sony or Procter &amp; Gamble—hire naming companies.</p><p>The Memory Palace: <strong><a href="http://thememorypalace.us/2014/03/400000-stars/">"400,000 Stars"</a></strong></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:06:40 +0000 Matt Martin 42138 at http://kalw.org The Spot 4.10.14 Title TK + 400,000 Stars The Spot 3.27.14 Pitchmen http://kalw.org/post/spot-32714-pitchmen <p><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">99% Invisible: <strong><a href="http://http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/call-now/">“Call Now”</a> </strong></span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The subtle, possibly endless civil war over how attorneys should advertise their services (a Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:43:35 +0000 Matt Martin 41541 at http://kalw.org The Spot 3.27.14 Pitchmen