99% Invisible

New-to-us podcast 99% Invisible, hosted by storyteller Roman Mars, explores the most visual subjects imaginable: design and architecture. Mars’ specialty is the type of design that’s part of your everyday life without garnering much (if any) attention: wayfinding, government paperwork, toothbrushes, and rebar have all commanded entire episodes. As Mars explains, the podcast is an effort to dig into the seemingly mundane design decisions that make our lives easier. The stories here are brief (each one is 30 minutes), and the library is almost 200 episodes deep, making it ideal for binge-listening on short car rides around town.