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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 A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 33,134 ratings
It used to be about design...
Please go back. I find the show exhausting to listen to.
DD-NYC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/24/21
I’ve learned some cool facts from this podcast and enjoy listening to it but as others have said the political message is definitely there. Almost every episode I’ve listened to so far is pushing underlying communist propaganda and I wasn’t really expecting that. Not sure if I’ll continue to listen
Elise MKW via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/23/21
More than design
This podcast laid the foundation for others to discuss design, culture, and history. The recent episode about the Chinese Zodiac sculptures was a classic example of teaching the historical information, but also why it was important from an artistic, political, and cultural perspective.
7-Mary-4 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/22/21
Recent Episodes
Mark Bloschock is an engineer from Texas, and in the late 1970s he got a job with the Texas Department of Transportation renovating the Congress Avenue Bridge. The bridge was a simple concrete arch bridge that spans Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin. It needed to be rebuilt with more contemporary...
Published 02/23/21
The story of the twelve bronze zodiac heads that are at the center of a fight over the repatriation of Chinese cultural heritage. Most believe all such cultural artifacts should return to China, but many others argue that these objects are also serving as nationalistic propaganda. 12 Heads from...
Published 02/16/21
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Published 02/12/21
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