Articles of Interest is a critically acclaimed, two-season mini-series (totaling twelve episodes) within the 99% Invisible podcast. Each installment delves to a different aspect of dress. Together, the episodes link thematically, each one to the next, like a daisy chain. Think of it as a podcast concept album … on clothes.

Created by Avery Trufelman, Articles of Interest covers a broad range of concepts including the rise of casual wear, the environmental impact of the textile industry and why womenswear doesn’t have pockets. You can listen to the whole series on this page or download individual episodes below.

Season 1

The first season of Articles of Interest was named a best podcast of the year by the BBC, Curbed, Globe & Mail, LAist, New York Magazine, and the New Yorker. All episodes are available in the 99pi podcast feed and can also be played or downloaded below.

Click above to play the Articles of Interest theme song by Sasami Ashworth

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Season 2

This second season of Articles of Interest features six interlocking episodes examining luxury and our collectively held ideas of glamour across the US, from Chicago to Canal Street. Think of it like a podcast concept album, with recurring themes and threads that examine the ways we signal success and authenticity in America.