99% Invisible is a tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world.
The show started life as a project of KALW public radio in San Francisco and the American Institute of Architects in San Francisco. We are distributed by PRX on PRX Remix and public radio stations around the country.
Praise for 99% Invisible
“99% Invisible…is completely wonderful and entertaining and beautifully produced…”
-Ira Glass, This American Life
“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
“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
“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, design columnist for The New York Times
Roman Mars (@romanmars) is the creator of 99% Invisible, a short radio show about design and architecture. With over 11 million downloads, the 99% Invisible podcast recently reached #2 in the iTunes rankings for all podcasts as well as #1 in both the Arts and the Design categories. Fast Company named him one of 100 Most Creative People in 2013. The 2012 season 3 fund raising campaign for 99% Invisible broke all previous records for a journalism project on Kickstarter. He is also the host and program director of PRX Remix, a 24-hour, innovative public radio story stream broadcast on XM 123 and public radio stations across the country.
Sam Greenspan’s (@samlistens) pursuit of a good story has lead him to debate the merits capitalism waist-deep in a dumpster, talk street soccer with displaced Palestinians in Brazil, and investigate claims of secret music inside of public transit systems. (Twice.) He has lived and made radio across the eastern seaboard, and now lives in Oakland. Hear more at samgreenspan.net