Sunday, November 22, 2015

99% Awesome.

I've never really gotten into podcasts. I’ve tried a few, but they never really stuck.

Until now. Because I've found a kindred spirit in Roman Mars.
Roman Mars is the creator of 99 Percent Invisible is "a tiny radio show about design, architecture and the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world."

Basically Roman Mars likes to geek out over the random topics that I also find fascinating. Every episode dives into a different subject, most often to do with design and architecture. But sometimes also about food or history or biology or places or inventions.... really ... or anything. But always intriguing. And always narrated by Mars' soothing radiotopia voice. 

Clearly, I'm about to recommend you check it out—seriously there's something for everyone. Here's a few of my favorites to get you started:
#135. For Amusement Only: Did you know that pinball used to be considered gambling!!?

#175. The Sunshine Hotel: The Bowry's last flop house. 

#171: Johnnycab (Automation Paradox, pt. 2): Driving into the future with no drivers. 

#165. The Nutshell Studies: Dioramas of unexplained deaths.
#154. PDX Carpet: Tweet your Feet! Carpet that has it's own hashtag.

Basically, what it comes down to, is that there's always more to the story. And I'm so glad Roman Mars is there to figure it out. 

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