Roman Mars

7:02am

Fri December 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

99% Invisible: For Amusement Only

On this week's episode of 99% Invisible:

Winning an early pinball game was much more about luck than skill, since there were no buttons to activate flippers on the sides. You basically had one action: pull the plunger and watch the ball go. Without the flippers, pinball was a truly a game of chance—perfect for gambling.

Friday at 7:45am & 4:45pm, Saturday at 8:35am.

7:42am

Fri December 12, 2014
Arts & Culture

99% Invisible: Unbuilt

Robert Moses, c. 1930

On this week's episode 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.  Producer Sam Greenspan spoke with Andrew Lynch (aka Vanshnookenraggen), creator of Hyperreal Cartography, a Tumblr of unbuilt cities across the globe.

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6:52am

Fri December 5, 2014
Arts & Culture

99% Invisible: Bubble Houses

Wallace Neff on a construction site

On this week's episode of 99% Invisible:

Near the end of World War II, architects were anticipating the post-war housing shortage. Wallace Neff was L.A.'s start architect at the time, and wanted to create a solution that would not only meet this demand, but address the need for housing worldwide.

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3:43pm

Fri November 28, 2014
99% Invisible November 28, 2014

99% Invisible: Wonder Bread

The first print advertisement for Wonder Bread came out before the bread itself. It stated only that “a wonder” was coming. In a lot of ways, the statement was true. Wonder Bread was the perfect loaf. “Slow food” advocates have pronounced industrial white bread of any brand a symbol of a modern grocery problem: consumers don’t know where our food comes from. The funny thing is that industrial white bread—that evenly sliced, squishy, moist, perfectly white and wondrous loaf—was once a highly designed solution to that very same problem.

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5:12pm

Tue November 25, 2014
Arts & Culture

Third Coast Radio Festival ~ Thursday from Noon - 2pm

The best of the best in new radio, winners of the Third Coast Festival Competition.  Award-winning writer, producer and humorist Gwen Macsai is host.  You’ll also hear interviews with winning producers and excerpts from the Third Coast Awards Ceremony, hosted by Roman Mars. 

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