“Ever wonder how inflatable men came to be regular fixtures at used car lots? Curious about the origin of the fortune cookie? Want to know why Sigmund Freud opted for a couch over an armchair?”
If these questions sound intriguing then 99% Invisible may be your new favorite podcast! Started in 2010 as a collaborative project between public radio station KALW and the American Institute of Architects in San Francisco, 99% Invisible is an independently produced radio show dedicated to architecture and design. Over the past six years its staff have produced nearly 200 episodes that investigate details about society that are easily overlooked, but explain so much about the way we live.
Check out their archives for stories that range from the study of Soviet product design to the political impact of compact disc packaging.

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