99% Invisible


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This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...

Sanctuary: a documentary by 99% Invisible

May 31, 2017
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In July 1980, a group of Salvadoran migrants crossed the border between Mexico and Arizona. They walked over a remote mountain range and halfway across a wide desert valley in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

KALW hiring sound engineer/sound designer

May 11, 2017

The KALW News team is looking for an experienced and creative sound engineer/sound designer to help mix our daily news magazine Crosscurrents. You’ll work alongside our senior engineer, James Rowlands, joining the ranks of top-flight sound designers who have engineered our show, including Roman Mars (99% Invisible), Colin Anderson (Maximum Fun), Seth Samuel (Deep Look), and Chris Hoff (The World According to Sound).

99% Invisible: Miss Manhattan

Nov 25, 2016

On the November 25, 2016 edition of 99% Invisible.

99% Invisible: The Blazer Experiment

Nov 11, 2016

On the November 11, 2016 edition of 99% Invisible.

99% Invisible: Best Enjoyed By

Jul 29, 2016

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

99% Invisible: The Fresno Drop

Jun 17, 2016

On the June 17, 2016 edition of 99% Invisible.

99% Invisible: Tube Benders

May 20, 2016

On the May 20, 2016 edition of 99% Invisible.

99% Invisible: The SoHo Effect

May 12, 2016

On the May 13, 2016 edition of 99% Invisible.

99% Invisible: A Sweet Surprise Awaits You

Mar 4, 2016

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

99% Invisible: Milk Carton Kids

Feb 19, 2016

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

99% Invisible: Bathysphere

Feb 5, 2016

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

99% Invisible: Butterfly Effects

Jan 29, 2016

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

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99% Invisible: Hard to Love a Brute

Jan 15, 2016

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

99% Invisible: Reefer Madness

Dec 18, 2015

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

99% Invisible: On Location

Oct 23, 2015

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

99% Invisible: From The Sea, Freedom

Oct 16, 2015

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. 

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99% Invisible: Children of the Magenta

Aug 28, 2015

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

99% Invisible: The Nutshell Studies

Aug 21, 2015

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

99% Invisible: Viva La Arquitectura!

Aug 14, 2015

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

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99% Invisible: Perfect Security

Aug 7, 2015

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

99% Invisible: Octothorpe

Aug 4, 2015
Flickr/Ognian Mladenov

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”.

99% Invisible: Show of Force

Jul 31, 2015

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

99% Invisible: Coin Check

Jul 24, 2015

On the July 24, 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.

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