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99% Invisible (Standard Length)

Series produced by Roman Mars

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Trying to comprehend the 99% invisible activity that shapes the design of our world.

A tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world. From producer Roman Mars and KALW in San Francisco.

In August 2012, 99% Invisible became the highest-funded journalism project in Kickstarter history, raising over $170,000 from 5661 backers.

With over 4 million downloads online, 99% Invisible recently peaked at #2 in iTunes ranking for all podcasts in the US, and had occupied the #1 spot in both the Arts and Design categories.

"Roman Mars lights the radio. His pieces conjure other worlds, grapple with big ideas, make sound three dimensional. They are smart and funny and original. The Kitchen Sisters would like to be Presidents of his Fan Club."
-The Kitchen Sisters, Peabody Award-winning producers for NPR

"We think what he’s doing is inspiring. It has a kind of rhythm and musicality that you don’t normally find in radio or podcast storytelling."
-Jad Abumrad, Radiolab

"I love the show. It's wonderful. [It] actually reminded me of why I love radio."
-Jonathan Goldstein, CBC's WireTap

"Mars is the Ira Glass of design."
-Allison Arieff, The New York Times Opinionator design columnist

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A tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world. From producer Roman Mars and KALW in San Francisco. In August 2012, 99% Invisible became the highest-funded journalism project in Kickstarter history, raising over $170,000 from 5661 backers. With over 4 million downloads online, 99% Invisible recently peaked at #2 in iTunes ranking for all podcasts in the US, and had occupied the #1 spot in both the Arts and Design categories."Roman Mars lights the radio. His pieces conjure other worlds, grapple with big ideas, make sound three dimensional. They are smart and funny and original. The Kitchen Sisters would like to be Presidents of his Fan Club."-The Kitchen Sisters, Peabody Award-winning producers for NPR"We think what he’s doing is... Show full description


126 Pieces

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2015
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Jul 22, 2015
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 7
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People who make horror movies know: if you want to scare someone, use scary music.

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, KFAI, KUOW, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 14, 2015
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 9

  • Added: Jun 01, 2015
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 7

  • Added: Jul 08, 2015
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 9
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More unbelievable than a haunted mansion: a female architect.

Bought by KFAI, KUOW, WBEZ, Spokane Public Radio, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 10

  • Added: Jun 11, 2015
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 13

  • Added: Apr 02, 2015
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 16

  • Added: Mar 18, 2015
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 14

  • Added: Mar 02, 2015
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 15

  • Added: Feb 10, 2015
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 14

  • Added: Feb 10, 2015
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 13

  • Added: Feb 02, 2015
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 13

  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 14

  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 13

  • Added: Nov 21, 2014
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 13

  • Added: Nov 17, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 13

  • Added: Oct 20, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 12