Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we’ve just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at <a href="http://99percentinvisible.org">99percentinvisible.org</a>.<br/> A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at <a href="http://radiotopia.fm/">radiotopia.fm</a>.
May 18th, 2016
Episode 227 of 275 episodes
"Für Elise"is one ofthe world's most widely-recognizedpieces of music. The Beethoven melody has been played bypianists the world over, and its near-universal recognition has been used to attract customers for companies as big as McDonald's and as small as your local ice-cream truck. But if you hear the songplaying on the streets of Taiwan, accompanied by the low grumble of an engine, the only ice-cream you'll find if you follow the tune will be the soupy remains of a neighbor'sHäagen-Dazs. In Taiwan, "Für Elise" means it is time to take out your trash. Directly out to the truck. Yourself. Separation Anxiety
In a time where we're all threatened by a rhetoric of hate from the people in power; A Gay And A NonGay challenges many of our differences head on and promises that no matter who you are, or what you're into (Bruce Springsteen or Britney), love is love and gay and nongays can be friends. Contact us on Twitter @gaynongay