Hi everyone, Roman here.
Thank you, backers, for making 99% Invisible possible.
For the first Kickstarter in 2012, the question was: should 99% Invisible exist?
In the second campaign, we asked you if 99% Invisible should become a weekly, professional operation and pay everyone a living wage.
Luckily, you answered with an emphatic “yes” to both of those questions and I hope you feel like the weekly shows have been everything you hoped for and you still value what we’re producing.
Today I’m going to Kickstarter one last time, on behalf of 99% Invisible and all of PRX’s Radiotopia, with the goal of supporting another season of 99% Invisible, all the other programs in Radiotopia, and (hopefully) bringing new shows into the collective.
This is the biggest, most important thing I’ve ever been involved in and it’s what I’ve been working toward since I started 99pi over four years ago. This Kickstarter for Radiotopia is about cementing an infrastructure for the most creative and interesting storytelling programs to find an audience and prosper. I took a huge risk and asked a bunch of indie producers I admire to have faith in the idea of us as a collective and I hope you’ll join me in making this the biggest campaign of all.
Over 17,000 people backed 99% Invisible during the first two campaigns, and if you appreciate what we’ve done with your support, I hope all of you will chip in whatever you can, even if it’s $1, to keep 99% Invisible going and to build a new age of audio storytelling with Radiotopia.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a 99% Invisible Kickstarter without great rewards! This time we have Radiotopia ringtones, a new, exclusive Melodium album, producer-for-a-day experiences, two new 99pi shirts, and a lots more from all the Radiotopians. Check them out!
Thanks again! You’re the best bosses and radio producer could have.