Roman Mars

Roman Mars

You might be surprised to learn that Roman Mars does not hold a degree in architecture or design. He actually studied plant population genetics. It’s a long story. Nevertheless, Fast Company named Mars one of the 100 Most Creative People in 2013 and he was a TED main stage speaker in 2015. He produced the most successful crowdfunding campaigns for a podcast in Kickstarter history, and he continues to captivate listeners everywhere as the creator and host of 99pi.

Delaney Hall

Delaney Hall

Delaney Hall is the Senior Editor for 99% Invisible. She also reports and produces stories for the show. Before joining the team, she helped launch Reveal, an investigative radio show and podcast. She also worked as a producer for State of the Re:Union, where she won a Peabody Award, and co-created the Austin Music Map, one of ten Localore projects aimed at inventing new kinds of storytelling for public media. Long ago, she worked with the Third Coast International Audio Festival, just like Katie and Roman.

Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson is 99PI’s supervising producer. Before coming aboard, he produced Slow Burn, co-hosted WNYC’s award-winning podcast The Realness, and hosted the Audible Originals series 100:1 – The Crack Legacy. He’s reported and produced for several outlets including NPR, PRI, WNYC, KCRW, Marketplace, and Jazz Night In America, and talks (a lot) during movies.

Sofia Klatzker Miller

Sofia Klatzker Miller

Sofia Klatzker Miller joined 99pi in 2018 as VP of Strategy, which mostly means everything outside of the direct production of a weekly podcast. She was previously Executive Director of Arts for LA, a non-profit advocacy organization focused on building support for arts, Director of Grants and Professional Development at the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and key staff member and architect of LA County’s public arts education initiative, Arts for All. Sofia serves on the boards for Californians for the Arts and the Arts for Healing and Justice Network. She has a MA from Goucher, and is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, where she first met Roman Mars.

Kurt Kohlstedt

Kurt Kohlstedt

Kurt Kohlstedt writes articles and tells stories at 99pi in addition to managing the website and various other projects for the show. He recently co-authored The 99% Invisible City, a field guide to the hidden world of everyday design, with show host Roman Mars. Kurt studied philosophy and art at Carleton College before pursuing a graduate degree in architecture at the University of Washington, Seattle. He has been writing professionally about design and built environments for over a decade and regularly tweets about urbanism, architecture, and raccoons. (@KurtKohlstedt)

Vivian Le

Vivian Le

Vivian Le is an audio and television producer from Los Angeles. Before joining the 99pi team, she primarily produced very strange talk shows, so she is very excited to be here. One of her favorite naturally occurring phenomena is when dogs and their human owners look like each other.

Abby Madan

Abby Madan

Before joining the team, Abby was producing for Audible Originals, working on a queer elders oral history project, and freelancing. Abby also co-created Amplify, a storytelling conference & community for BIPOC. She is grateful to the folks at NPR’s Next Generation radio and the Transom Story Workshop, who taught her how to radio. In her spare time, she roller blades, pickles things, and keeps bees. At 99PI, Abby is producing a new series about homelessness with Katie.

Katie Mingle

Katie Mingle

Katie Mingle hails from Chicago’s Third Coast International Audio Festival, where she spent a few years producing Re:sound, eating tacos, and shivering. Beyond editing 99% Invisible, Mingle also reports and produces for the show. After living on the Gulf Coast, the East Coast and the Third Coast, she’s finally settled on the West Coast.

Sean Real

Sean Real

Sean Real learned what she knows about music and about being a responsible person from her bands Little Teeth and Real Real Talk, and from the Bay Area’s DIY music community. She’s a long time listener of 99% invisible and gets gently made fun of around the office because she loves every episode idea that’s pitched.

Joe Rosenberg

Joe Rosenberg

Joe Rosenberg is a Los Angeles native and a graduate of the USC film school who, for reasons he’s still trying to figure out, somehow wound up producing podcasts. His previous job was literally just down the street — okay, almost literally … you have to turn a corner — at the offices of Snap Judgment in Oakland, where he produced stories that had absolutely nothing to do with architecture or design. His work has also appeared on NPR’s On The Media, This American Life, WNYC in New York, MPBN in Maine, and KCRW in Los Angeles.

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