99% Invisible

An Arts and Design podcast featuring Roman Mars
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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.
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Cartoon sound effects are some of the most iconic sounds ever made. Even modern cartoons continue to use the same sound effects from decades ago. How were these legendary sounds made and how have they stood the test of time? This story originally appeared on Twenty Thousand Hertz Subscribe to Twenty Thousand Hertz in Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, or wherever you listen.
The tradition of the Tomb of the Unknowns goes back only about a century, but it has become one of the most solemn and reverential monuments. When President Reagan added the remains of an unknown serviceman who died in combat in Vietnam to the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery in 1984, it was the only set of remains that couldn’t be identified from the war. Now, thankfully, ther…
Frank Lloyd Wright changed the field of architecture, and not just through his big, famous buildings. Before designing many of his most well-known works, Wright created a small and inexpensive yet beautiful house. This modest home would go on to shape the way working- and middle-class Americans live to this day. Usonia Redux This episode is a recut combination of episodes 246 & 247

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emilyboda reviewed this podcast on Jun 13th, 2017
"Even if you didn't think you were interested in design, you'll love this podcast. Take "way-finding", for example: the ways that building designers subtly tell you where to go without making signs. After listening to this podcast you'll start to notice things like the way tiles on the floor are arranged to point you towards the security line at the airport and you'll never see the world in quite the same light."
 
CloudyGuy reviewed this podcast on Sep 21st, 2018
"I love design. And this podcast feeds my never ending desire to keep learning more about it - from soundscapes to architecture to everything. Amazing."
 
vikjam reviewed this podcast on Jul 12th, 2018
"Lots of interesting, obscure stories about things I've never heard of and things I've seen everyday. I find myself referencing this podcast quite often. "
 

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Podcast Details
Started
Sep 23rd, 2010
Latest Episode
Mar 12th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
372
Avg. Episode Length
20 minutes
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