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


104 Pieces

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 1
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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 KFAI, Accessible Media Inc., and WBEZ


  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 9
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The White House has a china collection and China has a White House collection.

Bought by Troy Public Radio, WTJU, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, 90.5 WESA, KFAI and more


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

  • Added: Jul 18, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Hijackers robbed the United States of a pleasant airport experience.

Bought by 90.5 WESA, Spokane Public Radio, WBEZ, WTJU, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 02, 2014
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 11

  • Added: Jun 24, 2014
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 10

  • Added: Jun 18, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 8
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The mystery of New York's secret meat hacking district.

Bought by 90.5 WESA, WTJU, WBEZ, Spokane Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 8

  • Added: May 28, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 8

  • Added: May 22, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 7

  • Added: May 01, 2014
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 9

  • Added: Apr 30, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 7

  • Added: Apr 23, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 7

  • Added: Apr 23, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 7

  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 04:31
  • Purchases: 6
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The inventor of the barcode just so happens to be a delightful person.

Bought by MPR News Stations, Troy Public Radio, 90.5 WESA, WNYC, WBEZ and more


  • Added: Apr 18, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 8

  • Added: Apr 18, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Apr 18, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 6