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[Unedited] Esther Sternberg with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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99% Invisible

Kickstart Season 4 of 99% Invisible- Weekly Episodes

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

99% Invisible started as a side project I made in my bedroom at night, and after two years of making the program, I turned to Kickstarter to see if I should keep it going. To my great surprise, the Season 3 fund-raising campaign broke all previous reco...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Creative Confidence

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tom Kelley, partner at the design firm IDEO, explains how to unleash our creativity and change the way we approach and solve problems. Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All, written with his brother, David Kelley, IDEO founder and creator of the Stanford d.school, provides principles and strategies for being more creative at work and in life.

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99% Invisible

91- Wild Ones Live

Monday, October 14, 2013

We have one cardinal rule on 99% Invisible: No cardinals. Meaning, we deal with the built world, not the natural world. - So, when I read Jon Mooallem’s brilliant book, Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People...

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Radiolab

Watch Daniela. She's Up To Something Big

Monday, October 14, 2013

Daniela Rus' lab at MIT is inventing new, ever more remarkable "reconfigurable robots." Don't know what they are? Well, take a look at what her grad students have made and prepare to be frightened — or delighted. Me? I'm kinda delighted.

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Studio 360

American Icons: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Friday, October 04, 2013

How do you memorialize a war that was more tragic than triumphant? Inscribed with the name of every fallen soldier, Maya Lin’s granite wall became a sacred place for veterans. 

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99% Invisible

90- Strowger and Purple Reign Redux

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

If you are an undertaker in 1878 Kansas City, and you learn that your competitor's wife works as a telephone switchboard operator and has been diverting business calls meant for you to her husband, you have a few potential courses of action.

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99% Invisible

89- Bubble Houses

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

If you were a movie star in the market for a mansion in 1930s Los Angeles, there was a good chance you might call on Wallace Neff. - Neff wasn't just an architect--he was a starchitect. One of his most famous projects was the renovation of Pickfair,

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The Takeaway

In Boston, Signs of the Homeless Get Colorful Makeovers

Monday, September 16, 2013

A new, provocative art project in Boston seeks to raise awareness of homelessness. Christopher Hope and Kenji Nakayama have started a program called “Signs for the Homeless,” which invites artists in Massachusetts to give the drab cardboard signs of the local homeless colorful makeovers. A Cambridge, MA street worker, Hope talks about a provocative art project that's trying to raise awareness of homelessness.  

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Radiolab

A New Kind Of 'More'

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

If you care about the environment, if you're a good person, you try (in many little ways) to cut back, do with less, live more simply. But when nobody's watching, when you're feeling naughty, you dream of "More-ing," which is both totally irresponsible and crazy fun.

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99% Invisible

88- The Broadcast Clock

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

There’s a term that epitomizes what we radio producers aspire to create: the “driveway moment.” It’s when a story is so good that you literally can’t get out of your car. Inside of a driveway moment, time becomes elastic--you could be staring straight ...

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Studio 360

Tokyo Old and New

Friday, August 30, 2013

What is essentially Japanese in design? One designer compares it to tofu. Architects Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Shigeru Ban, designer Reiko Sudo, and poet Shuntaro Tanikawa show Kurt Andersen how Japan brings tradition and innovation together. His search takes him through the streets of old Tokyo ...

Slideshow: The Japanese Influence in Art and Design

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Studio 360

Redesigning the Dollar Bill

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Despite a few tweaks over the years, the cash money in your pocket looks a lot like it always has, with the same all-male cast of characters. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We got to thinking: what if we redesigned American currency, Studio 360-style?

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99% Invisible

87- I Heart NY, TM

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

By now, the story is well known. A man sits in the backseat of a cab, sketching on a notepad as night falls over a crumbling city. He scribbles the letter I. He draws a heart. And then an N, and then a Y. Right away he knows he's got something.

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99% Invisible

86- Reversal of Fortune

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Chicago's biggest design achievement probably isn’t one of its amazing skyscrapers, but the Chicago River, a waterway disguised as a remnant of the natural landscape. But it isn't natural, not really. It’s hard to tell when you see the river,

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99% Invisible

85- Noble Effort

Monday, July 29, 2013

If you grew up watching Warner Brothers cartoons, you might remember seeing the name Chuck Jones in big letters in the opening credits. Chuck Jones directed cartoons like Looney Tunes from the 1930s until his death in 2002. He was also an animator,

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Transportation Nation

Mayor Bloomberg Says You're Not Using the Stairs Enough

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

WNYC

NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg issued an executive order Wednesday requiring all new government facilities to be designed in a way that encourages physical activity, like taking the stairs. He wants to help the rest of the city do the same with new legislation and a new academic center. It's all part of a push to spread a philosophy called Active Design. 

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84- Ode to Ladislav Sutnar plus Trading Places with Planet Money

Monday, July 15, 2013

An ode to an information designer who made life a little bit easier for millions and millions of people: Ladislav Sutnar, the man who put parentheses around area codes. Plus 99% Invisible and Planet Money team up and we talk to commodities traders to...

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Studio 360

The Art of Capiz

Friday, July 12, 2013

In the Philippines, seashells are more than souvenirs. Jocelyn Gonzales explains the history and craft of capiz, a species of bivalve shell widely used in design. Traditionally used in mosaic and religious sculpture, capiz has been incorporated into household decorations and jewelry ...

Slideshow: Capiz shell art

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Studio 360

Extreme Sandcastles

Friday, July 12, 2013

Sand sculptor Kirk Rademaker makes architecture out of sand — fantastical structures as high as ten feet, with arches and balconies, and sloping curves that stretch all over the beach. The ambitious sandcastles may only last as long as the tide allows, but Rademaker accepts ...

Slideshow: Kirk Rademaker’s sand sculptures

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