99% Invisible
99% Invisible

99% Invisible is a design podcast by Roman Mars.

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March 23 2015 9:16 AMHow a Technology That Helped Settle the West Became Known as the “Devil’s Rope”
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March 5 2015 9:17 AMWhy Do People Steal Palm Trees?
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Feb. 18 2015 10:58 AMWhat Happens When an Online Video Game Shuts Down?
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Feb. 4 2015 11:58 AMHow a French Opera and Sesame Street Inspired the Birth of the Philly Phanatic and Other Sports Mascots
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Jan. 21 2015 12:12 PMThe Keyset Was Designed to Make Computing More Powerful. Apple’s User-Friendly Mouse Made It Obsolete.
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Jan. 7 2015 1:14 PMPenn Station Wasn’t Always Universally Hated by New Yorkers
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Dec. 10 2014 11:28 AMThis Firehouse Light Bulb Has Been Shining Since 1910
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Nov. 28 2014 10:16 AMHow the Oscar and Moonman Statues Are Made
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Nov. 6 2014 11:10 AMWhy Is Designing a Chair So Difficult?
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Oct. 22 2014 1:01 PMThe Surprisingly Xenophobic Origins of Wonder Bread
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Oct. 8 2014 1:01 PMWhy Oakland Took 80 Years to Legalize Pinball Machines
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Sept. 25 2014 9:37 AMHow Landlocked Dallas Once Tried to Become a Port City
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Sept. 12 2014 11:17 AMWhat Was the First Item Ever Designed?
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Aug. 27 2014 1:31 PMThat Staircase That Leads Nowhere? It Has a Name.
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Aug. 15 2014 9:04 AMSomeone Designed the Soundtrack of That Live Sporting Event You’re Watching
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March 11 2015 11:36 AMThe Military Tradition That’s a Morale-Booster—and a Drinking Game
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Feb. 25 2015 12:38 PMGuess Which U.S. Airport’s ’80s-Style Carpet Has a Cult Following
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Feb. 11 2015 11:11 AMThis Guerrilla Public Servant Forged an L.A. Freeway Sign to Help People Avoid Getting Lost
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Jan. 28 2015 11:56 AMThe Murder Mystery Legend Behind Austin’s Iconic Moonlight Towers
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Jan. 14 2015 11:27 AMHow Chili’s and Ford Use Sound to Sell Their Brands
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Dec. 17 2014 1:16 PMThe Many Meanings of the Hashtag (It Represents Lumber Yards on Swedish Maps)
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Dec. 3 2014 11:45 AMHow the Dancing Inflatable Man Went From Olympic Opening Ceremony Art to Used Car Lot Gimmick
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Nov. 12 2014 11:42 AMPortland’s Quest for a Better City Flag
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Oct. 29 2014 12:57 PMThe Strange, Spooky History of the Ouija Board
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Oct. 16 2014 9:08 AMWas the 1977 New York City Blackout a Catalyst for Hip-Hop’s Growth?
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Oct. 1 2014 1:04 PMAn Architectural Crusade Against the Tyranny of Straight Lines
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Sept. 17 2014 12:19 PMEarly Cancer Hospitals Were Modeled on French Castles, Served Champagne
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Sept. 3 2014 11:06 AMWhat Happens to “Holdouts” Who Refuse to Sell Their Homes to Developers?
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Aug. 20 2014 11:13 AMWhy Ikea Is Making a Deal With Its No. 1 Hacker
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Aug. 6 2014 11:19 AMThese Subtle Airport Design Cues Keep You From Getting Lost

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March 30 2015 11:32 AM The “How Does a U.N. Official Work?” Transcript What’s it like to manage the U.N.’s Ebola response? Read a transcript of Adam Davidson’s conversation with the assistant secretary-general for field support.