99% Invisible

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

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

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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. 

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

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

99% Invisible: Octothorpe

Aug 4, 2015
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If you use technology to follow conversations and trends on social media -- on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr—you know to look for the hashtag. In our current digital age, the hashtag identifies movements, events, happenings, brands—topics of all kinds. The hashtag sign didn’t always have this meaning, though. It’s had a few different lives. The KALW podcast 99% Invisible tracked the history of this sign in their episode “Octothorpe”.

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

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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 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.

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.

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