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 exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org. read less

Our Editor's Take

Every day, the world turns, and the systems relied on by millions hum along, often without a flaw. This podcast takes a look at those vital processes that often go completely unnoticed. Most people take this infrastructure for granted, only noticing when something goes awry. Even those involved in some of these processes tend to go about their daily lives undisturbed.

Behind the seemingly simple parts of our society's infrastructure are fascinating stories and complex compositions. Some are as basic as the design of a chair; others are integral to the well-being of humanity. 99% Invisible is a podcast that dives into the unnoticed designs underpinning our world. Whether it's lost details or the oft-overlooked, it's on the 99% Invisible radar.

This weekly podcast is for the curious, those who wonder about things taken for granted. Packed with insights about architecture, design, and culture, every episode of 99% Invisible starts with a question. It turns out that the overlooked aspects of life and the world they occur in are compelling. Pull back the veil, and the happenings behind the scenes are spellbinding. Innate curiosity and a natural sense of wonder are universal human traits.

It is this same inquisitiveness that has launched 99% Invisible to its place among the most popular podcasts of today. The answers are out there; they just require the right question. Follow along as 99% Invisible asks those questions and pursues the riveting answers.

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