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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


110 Pieces

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It's not about white or wheat. It's everything else.

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 21, 2014
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Nov 17, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 6

  • Added: Oct 20, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 10

  • Added: Oct 17, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 10

  • Added: Sep 25, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 12

  • Added: Sep 17, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 10
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Just as humans have tailbones and whales have pelvic bones, cities have stairs to nowhere, empty telephone poles, and pipes that carry nothing at ...

Bought by 90.5 WESA, Rhythm & News Service, Troy Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio, WTJU and more


  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 10

  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 10
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The White House has a china collection and China has a White House collection.

Bought by WNYC, Rhythm & News Service, Accessible Media Inc., Troy Public Radio, WTJU and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 12

  • Added: Jul 18, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Hijackers robbed the United States of a pleasant airport experience.

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, 90.5 WESA, Spokane Public Radio, WBEZ, WTJU and more


  • Added: Jul 02, 2014
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 12

  • Added: Jun 24, 2014
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 13
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There's still graffiti on the New York City subway. We can't see it.

Bought by MPR News Stations, Rhythm & News Service, 90.5 WESA, Spokane Public Radio, WBEZ and more


  • Added: Jun 18, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 10
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The mystery of New York's secret meat hacking district.

Bought by MPR News Stations, Rhythm & News Service, 90.5 WESA, WTJU, WBEZ and more


  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 10

  • Added: May 28, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 11

  • Added: May 22, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 10

  • Added: May 01, 2014
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 11

  • Added: Apr 30, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 9