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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


117 Pieces

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The surprisingly long history of the "#"- whatever it's called.

Bought by WBEZ and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 02, 2015
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Feb 10, 2015
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 8

  • Added: Feb 10, 2015
  • Length: 04:30
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  • Added: Feb 02, 2015
  • Length: 04:29
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  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 12

  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
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  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 12

  • Added: Nov 21, 2014
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 12

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

  • Added: Nov 05, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 14

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

  • Added: Oct 17, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 15

  • Added: Sep 17, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 12
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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 Georgia Public Broadcasting, MPR News Stations, 90.5 WESA, Rhythm & News Service, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 12

  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 13
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The White House has a china collection and China has a White House collection.

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting, Radio Baha'i, WLGI, MPR News Stations, WNYC, Rhythm & News Service and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 15

  • Added: Jul 02, 2014
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 16

  • Added: Jun 24, 2014
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 16