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99% Invisible

99% Invisible is a tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world. Roman Mars is also the host, producer and program director of Public Radio Remix from PRX. 

Latest Episodes
  • Computer algorithms now shape our world in profound and mostly invisible ways. They predict if we’ll be valuable customers and whether we’re likely to…
  • In the golden era of Hollywood of the 1930s, 40s and 50s, Los Angeles had a lot of open space to develop, and no unifying architectural style. And there…
  • There are currently more than 31,000 post offices in the United States. Some are grand old ones that take up entire city blocks. Others are smaller—hidden…
  • They are hulking, but graceful — human-made whales that float in the air. For over a century, lighter-than-air vehicles have captured the public…
  • In 1968, Menlo County, California hired a new Police Chief. His name was Victor Cizanckas. With tensions running high between the police and the…
  • Mobile homes don’t get a lot of love in our culture, despite being a key source of affordable housing for the the country. Throughout the 1990s, 66% of…
  • Oprah Winfrey’s hair is an amazing and ever-changing object of design. She’s worn dozens of styles over the years, including weaves and braids. She’s also…
  • Of course, there’s some level of illusion in all film-making, even in nature documentary film. Filmmakers choose their shots and edit footage to form a…
  • In 1987, three years after moving to New York City, Maggie Wrigley found herself on the edge of homelessness. She heard about an abandoned tenament…
  • Who decides that the color this season is “mint green” or that denim jackets are “back?” Of course, there’s top-down fashion, where couture houses and…