One for all you beautiful nerds, 99% invisible covers an endlessly fascinating series of topics loosely arranged around design and architecture.
99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.
From graphic design and prop making for movies, to La Sagrada Familia, to sports bras, to emoji design, to city and street layouts, and a myriad of fascinating interviews and insights. If learning how everyday things work and exist in common usage interests you, it’s well worth a listen.
Even if you don’t think you are interested in design, if you are naturally curious about the world around you then give it a shot, the episodes are both short enough (~30 mins) and slick enough to carry themselves. You’ll learn something new everytime.
Hell, even if you only listen to one it’s worth it for the treacle thick voice of host, Roman Mars (yes, that’s his actual name).
Here’s a couple of episodes to start you off: