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99% Invisible at TED

I'm really excited to share with you the TED Talk I gave earlier this year at the main TED conference in Vancouver. It was so much fun to be ...

Episode 22

162: Mystery House

The 1873 Winchester Repeater Rifle—capable of firing fifteen shots in just over ten seconds—was the gun of American western expansion. It came to be known as "The Gun That Won The West." [The ...

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Image Correspondence #24

This past weekend I flew into PDX for the first time in fifteen years. I didn't recall the carpet from that first trip, but after listening to episode #152, ...

Episode 22

161: Show of Force

During World War II, a massive recruitment effort targeted students from the top art schools across the country. These young designers, artists, and makers were being asked to help execute a wild idea ...

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Image Correspondence #23

As soon as the teddy bear toy first entered the market, it was a wild success. In episode #40, writer Jon Mooallem tells us the presidential origin story of the teddy ...

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