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99% Invisible
99% Invisible
Roman Mars

Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly... more

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530- The Panopticon Effect

The “panopticon” might be the best known prison concept in the world. It’s become the metaphor for the surveillance... more

29 Mar 2023 · 37 minutes
529- The Wilderness Tool

The rise, fall, and unexpected second life of the crosscut saw is also the story of how America created the... more

21 Mar 2023 · 44 minutes
Twenty Thousand Hertz- Golden

Two stories about the transformative power of silence from our friends at Twenty Thousand Hertz

17 Mar 2023 · 32 minutes
528- A Whale-Oiled Machine

Friction, tribology, and the complex art and science of lubrication

14 Mar 2023 · 34 minutes
420- The Lost Cities of Geo Redux

When online worlds end

07 Mar 2023 · 43 minutes
527- RoboUmp

The surprisingly long history of trying to use robots to call balls and strikes in baseball

28 Feb 2023 · 27 minutes
526- Orange Alternative

The importance of humor and art in protesting (and ousting!) oppressive regimes

22 Feb 2023 · 32 minutes
525- The Chinatown Punk Wars

When LA punks were looking for a place to play in the late 1970s, Chinatown welcomed the unruly scene. But... more

14 Feb 2023 · 43 minutes
524- The Day the Music Stopped

On Aug. 1, 1942, the nation’s recording studios went silent. Musicians were fed up with the new technologies threatening their... more

08 Feb 2023 · 50 minutes
523- Six-on-Six Basketball

In the 20th century, Iowa high school girls basketball was HUGE but it was not the game we know today

31 Jan 2023 · 41 minutes
99% Invisible
530- The Panopticon Effect
99% Invisible