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99% Invisible

Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we’ve just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at

  • 423- Sean Exploder
    As you might know, we have our own composer here at 99pi named Sean Real who works with the producers to score our episodes with original music that she writes... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-20
  • 422- In The Unlikely Event
    If you’ve ever flown on a plane, you’ve been directed to study the safety briefing card in your seatback pocket. Every passenger plane, commercial or private, has to have safety... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-17
  • 421- You've Got Enron Mail!
    Enron collapsed nearly 20 years ago, but chances are something you use today was affected by emails sent by 150 of the company's top employees. These emails — about meetings... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-10
  • 420- The Lost Cities of Geo
    Geocities was an online collection of metropolises, each with their own neighborhoods built around shared interests. The city metaphor helped make a whole new group of users understand the world... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-03
  • 419- Take a Walk
    During publicity interviews for The 99% Invisible City someone asked us, “What is your favorite way to experience the city?” The answer is walking. If you have nothing to do,... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-27
  • 99pi Presents The Next Billion Users
    This bonus episode is sponsored by Google’s Next Billion User Initiative. Every week millions of people come online for the very first time. And everyone – no matter where they... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-23
  • 418- Sign Stealing
    In the early days of baseball, sign-stealing was almost like a game within the game. Teams and players would try all kinds of tricks to get a glimpse of what... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-20
  • 417- For the Love of Peat
    When we think about carbon storage, we tend to think about forests, but peatlands are also incredible carbon sinks. In Europe, peatlands contain five times more carbon than forests. But... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-13

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