Hidden patterns: 99 Percent Invisible

I’m into listening to podcasts for quite a while now, with a modestly fixed set of just enough sources to not make listening to all the interesting episodes an impossible task. Usually, the time for me to listen to that kind of things is on my way to work in the morning which takes between 15 minutes by bicycle or roughly an hour if I decide to walk – enough time for following through one or two episodes, depending upon the podcast of course.

However, a new addition to my playlist that I have excessively been listening to the last two weeks is 99 percent invisible. I stumbled across this while browsing the web for podcasts, and indeed just the very description did read rather promising:

99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.

In the end, not all episodes completely deal with exactly this particular topic. But they all are pretty insightful, no matter whether dealing with the meaning of the term “average” in relation to people, the history of the most important of the Bauhaus photographies, unpleasant design and architecture preventing antisocial behaviour in public space or even the story of a lone phone booth right in the Mojave Desert. The podcast seems an independent production on a very high quality level, all the stories really are enjoyable listening to, but they also feature an awful load of information that will make you think and wonder more than just once. Highly recommended if you got some time to spare for such things. ;)