99% Invisible

Fridays at 7:44am & 4:45pm

99% Invisible is a tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world. The 99% Invisible podcast recently reached #2 in the iTunes rankings for all podcasts, as well as #1 in both the Arts and Design categories. Roman Mars is also the host, producer and program director of Public Radio Remix from PRX. 

On the March 4, 2016 edition of 99% Invisible.

On the February 19, 2016 edition of 99% Invisible.

On the February 5, 2016 edition of 99% Invisible.

On the January 29, 2016 edition of 99% Invisible.

On the January 14, 2016 edition of 99% Invisible.

On the December 18, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible.

On the December 11, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible.

On the October 23, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible.

On the October 16, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible.

Sam Greenspan (producer of 99% Invisible) and KALW's Ashleyanne Krigbaum (host of The Spot) present three hours of public radio's finest audio storytelling from the Radiotopia collective, curated especially for late night listening. 

On the September 4, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible.

On the August 28, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible.

On the August 21, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible.

On the August 14, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible.

On the August 7, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible.

On the July 31, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible.

On the July 24, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible.

On the July 17, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible.

On the July 10, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible.

On the July 3, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible.

99% Invisible: Heyoon

Jun 19, 2015
Illustration by Emile Holmewood.

On the June 19, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible:

Growing up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Alex Goldman was a misfit. Bored and disaffected and angry, he longed for a place to escape to. And then he found Heyoon.

On the June 12, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible.

On the June 5, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible.

99% Invisible: Details

May 22, 2015

On the May 22, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible:

It’s a stick with bristles poking out of it.

The May 15th edition of 99% Invisible was created live by Roman Mars at KALW.  It's about the most mis-used Social Security number in US history.

99% Invisible: 99% 180

May 8, 2015

On the May 7, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible:

In the beginning, former AIA-SF president Henrik Bull and the Transamerica Pyramid did not get along.

Joel Werner

On the May 1, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible:

When it was built in 1977, Citicorp Center (later renamed Citigroup Center, now called 601 Lexington) was, at 59 stories, the seventh-tallest building in the world.

99% Invisible: Unbuilt

Apr 24, 2015
Courtesy of The Urbanist.

On the April 24, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible:

There is an allure to unbuilt structures: the utopian, futuristic transports; the impossibly tall skyscrapers; even the horrible highways. They all capture our imagination with what could have been.

On the April 17, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible:

Cities are great. They have movement, activity and diversity. But go to any city and it’s pretty clear, a place can be diverse without really being integrated. This segregation isn’t accidental.

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