A collaboration between public radio and the American Institute of Architects in San Francisco, the 99% Invisible podcast seeks to expose the unseen aspects of design and architecture. Often including interviews with experts, the show opens your eyes to things you might tend to overlook or take for granted, like outdoor staircases and commemorative plaques, calling your attention to all of the thought and choices that go into the aspects of our everyday lives we don’t pay enough attention to. Pro tip: this one is a great choice to listen to on a walk.
Best 99% Invisible Episodes
Great listen. This story comes from a different podcast and is about what it’s like to live in a small town in Vermont. They have an annual town meeting where everyone takes the day off to discuss the town’s issues. Makes me want to move 🤭 Here’s the Rumble Strip pod 👇 Rumble Strip
Loved this 99% Invisible episode about license plates and the surprising legal battles that sometimes emerge around them.
The downfall of Enron is a fascinating case study in and of itself, but I have never explored it from this angle before! If you're interested in AI, communications, and ethics, I recommend this super interesting episode detailing the impact of the exposed Enron emails and how they've shaped modern tech.