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“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' Secret to Irresistible Storytelling

March 18, 2014 “The title of Roman Mars's popular podcast, 99% Invisible, actually reveals something crucial about telling compelling stories: helping people put their fingers on the (nearly) intangible.”

The 60-second Interview: Roman Mars

October 22, 2014 “There's a lot of good coverage of design and architecture that's about pretty, shiny things, and I like that I don't have the temptation to cover that territory again. I like the ugly things, the manhole covers.”

The Broadcast Clock

Sept., 2013 “By far the best design podcast around — and one of the best podcasts, period.”

101 Signals: Design

August, 2013 “Mars offers mini master classes to tell big stories unlike anything else in design media.”


December 12, 2011 “Roman Mars loves to spotlight the seams and joints that make up the world around us. He's the host of an irresistible podcast called 99% Invisible”