99% Invisible

99% Invisible: The Pool and The Stream

Mar 9, 2018

It’s hard to say where inspiration comes from. The path from the seed of an idea to its execution is often a long one. The brilliant architect Alvar Aalto expressed this sentiment well, in an extended metaphor about a fish in a stream:

99% Invisible: Oyster-tecture

Mar 2, 2018

Standing on the sidewalk in Manhattan’s financial district in the shadows of glass skyscrapers, it is easy to forget how close you are to the water. But just a few blocks away, there are docks, and sea gulls, and ferry boats ready to take you island hopping.

99% Invisible: Home on Lagrange

Feb 11, 2018

Over the course of his career, Gerard O’Neil would turn skeptics into true believers, find support from NASA, and start a social movement toward the goal of building human colonies in space.

99% Invisible: Dollar Store Town

Feb 11, 2018

Go into any dollar store in the United States and you’ll find the same kind of stuff. There are grocery items and cleaning products, some of them generic and others brand-named.

99% Invisible: Unpleasant Design

Jan 28, 2018

Benches in parks, train stations, bus shelters and other public places are meant to offer seating, but only for a limited duration. 


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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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