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Episode 136: Lights Out

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On July 13th, 1977,  lightning struck an electricity transmission line in New York City, causing the line's automatic circuit breaker to kick in. The electricity ...

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Image Correspondence #13

This week's image correspondence was inspired by episode #136, Lights Out. When I think of the city at night, I always think of Iwan Baan's photograph of a darkened ...

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Radiotopia Kickstarter!

Hi everyone, Roman here. Thank you, backers, for making 99% Invisible possible. For the first Kickstarter in 2012, the question was: should 99% Invisible exist? In the second campaign, we asked ...

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Image Correspondence #12

Episode #53, "The Xanadu Effect", ponders the effects of colossal buildings and whether they can be signifiers of economic collapse. This week's image correspondence brings you two buildings ...

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133: Port of Dallas

There’s a photograph we have tacked to our studio at 99% Invisible HQ. The photo, taken 1899, shows three men, all looking very fashionable, suspended mid-air on the lifted arm ...

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Image Correspondence # 11

"There is a whole universe in every single object that becomes even bigger when put in a relationship with a person," says Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator in the Department ...

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131: Genesis Object

In the beginning, there was design. Before any other human discipline, even before the dawn of mankind its self, design was a practice passed down from generation to generation of early humans. ...

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