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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


121 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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

  • Added: Jun 18, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 11

  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 11

  • Added: May 28, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 12

  • Added: May 22, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 12

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

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

  • Added: Apr 23, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 12

  • Added: Apr 23, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 10

  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 04:31
  • Purchases: 8

  • Added: Apr 18, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 11

  • Added: Apr 18, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 8

  • Added: Apr 18, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 10
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You couldn't climb over the Berlin Wall. You couldn't go around it. The only way was under.

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


  • Added: Apr 18, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 8
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You know the saying: you can’t judge a book by its cover. With magazines, it’s pretty much the opposite.

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


  • Added: Feb 14, 2014
  • Length: 04:31
  • Purchases: 9

  • Added: Feb 14, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 8