99% Invisible Podcast Image

99% Invisible

An Arts and Design podcast featuring Roman Mars
 120 people rated this podcast
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.
A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

Creators

View All
Add Creators
Host
412 episodes
Guest
2 episodes
Guest
1 episode
Guest
1 episode
Guest
1 episode

Recent Episodes

View All
Show Best Episodes
381- The Infantorium
“Incubators for premature babies were, oddly enough, a phenomenon at the turn of the 20th century that was available at state and county fairs and amusement parks rather than hospitals,” explains Lauren Rabinowitz, an amusement park historian. If you wanted your at-risk premature baby to survive, you pretty much had to bring them to an amusement park. These incubator shows cropped up all over America. And they were a main source of healthcare for premature babies for over forty years. The Infantorium Make your mark. Go to radiotopia.fm to donate today.
380- Mannequin Pixie Dream Girl
In the 1930s, Lester Gaba was designing department store windows and found the old wax mannequins uninspiring. So he designed a new kind of mannequin that was sleek, simple, but conveyed style and personality. As a marketing stunt, he took one of these mannequins everywhere with him and she became a national obsession. “Cynthia” captivated millions and was the subject of a 14-page spread in Life Magazine. Cynthia and the other Gaba Girls changed the look and feel of retail stores. Mannequin Pixie Dream Girl Make your mark. Go to radiotopia.fm to donate today.
379- Cautionary Tales
Galileo tried to teach us that adding more and more layers to a system intended to avert disaster often makes catastrophe all the more likely. His basic lesson has been ignored in nuclear power plants, financial markets and at the Oscars... all resulting in chaos. At the 2017 Academy Awards, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway famously handed the Best Picture Oscar to the wrong movie. In this episode of Cautionary Tales, Tim Harford takes us through all of the poor design choices leading into the infamous La La Land/Moonlight debacle, and how it could have been prevented. Cautionary Tales Subscribe to Cautionary Tales on Apple Podcasts

Reviews

View All
add a review

Mentioned In These Lists

View All
Add to a List

Similar Podcasts

    Rate Podcast
    Followers
    58

    Join Podchaser to...

    • Rate podcasts and episodes
    • Follow podcasts and creators
    • Create podcast and episode lists
    • & much more
    Podcast Details
    Started
    Sep 23rd, 2010
    Latest Episode
    Dec 3rd, 2019
    Release Period
    Weekly
    No. of Episodes
    412
    Avg. Episode Length
    22 minutes
    Explicit
    No
    Do you host or manage this podcast?
    Claim and edit this page to your liking.
    Are we missing an episode or update?
    Use this to check the RSS feed immediately.