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.

Chris Berube

Chris Berube is an affable Canadian person, and a producer at 99PI since 2019. He edited Season 2 of Avery Trufelman’s Articles of Interest, made an episode of 30 for 30 (ESPN) and has contributed to Slate, the BBC and the CBC. For his audio work, Chris has lost at the Webby Awards six times, and intends to be the losingest person in Webby history.

Jayson De Leon

Jayson is a producer for 99PI. Prior to joining the team he helped create and produce podcasts at Slate including What Next and Slow Burn. He’s contributed to a number of other shows and outlets including NPR and ESPN. In another life he’d be doing play-by-play for the Brooklyn Nets.

Martín Gonzalez

Martín is an audio engineer based in Brooklyn, from Rhode Island via Argentina. Before 99PI he worked on Pushkin Industries shows like Broken Record, The Last Archive, Into the Zone, and Revisionist History. Before that, he was a studio & live sound engineer for lots of bands, including Calexico, Blitzen Trapper, Sharon Van Etten, and Julia Jacklin. He is a proud graduate of the Transom Story Workshop and a dropout of Berklee College of Music. In his spare time, he does paint-by-numbers and buys too many records.

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 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.

Kurt Kohlstedt

Kurt Kohlstedt tells print and audio stories at 99pi in addition to coming up with wacky episode titles. 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 at Carleton College before pursuing a graduate degree in architecture at the University of Washington, Seattle. He also likes to tweet about urbanism, architecture, and raccoons.

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.

Lasha Madan

Before joining the team, Lasha was producing for Audible Originals, working on a queer elders oral history project, and freelancing. Lasha also co-created Amplify, a storytelling conference & community for BIPOC. They are grateful to the folks at NPR’s Next Generation radio and the Transom Story Workshop, who taught them how to radio. In Lasha’s spare time, they roller blade, pickle things, and keep bees.

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.

Kathy Tu

Kathy Tu is the Executive Producer of 99% Invisible. Previously, she was Head of Production at Wondery, helped build the Opinion Audio team at The New York Times, and was the co-creator/co-host of Nancy, a queer podcast from WNYC and New York Public Radio. Kathy has worked for other shows such as Radiolab, The Memory Palace, Masterpiece Studio, etc, and is a proud Transom Story Workshop and law school grad. Outside of work, Kathy is obsessed with backpacks, productivity tools, and being a new Swiftie.

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