In Proximity: Roman Mars and Ryan Coogler

In Proximity is a podcast from Proximity Media about craft, career, and creativity.

Proximity founder Ryan Coogler talks all about podcasts with Roman Mars, host and creator of 99% Invisible, a sound-rich narrative podcast about architecture and design. They discuss holding pandemic meetings about the business of podcasting, Roman’s journey from science to public radio to 99% Invisible, finding the balance between being an artist and business owner plus why Roman believes a producer is the highest form of worker, collaborating on the Judas and the Black Messiah Podcast, the read-to-tape system, and Prox Recs that include a good coffee table book that will impress your friends and how to make great radio.

Listen to In Proximity on Apple PodcastsSpotifyYouTube, or your favorite podcast app.

Proximity is a multi-media company founded by Ryan Coogler, Zinzi Coogler and Sev Ohanian, and co-founded by Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis and Peter Nicks with a mission to create event-driven feature films, television, soundtracks, and podcasts that bring audiences closer together through stories involving often-overlooked subject matters.

Proximity is committed to developing a wide variety of projects from limited budget projects to blockbuster productions. Proximity’s first film, Shaka King’s JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH, was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Daniel Kaluuya won the Oscar for “Best Supporting Actor” for his role as Chairman Fred Hampton and H.E.R won for “Best Original Song” for “Fight for You.” Proximity’s SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY, the 2021 sequel to the hit 1996 film, was released by Warner Bros. in theaters and on HBO Max. The film came in #1 at the U.S. box office. Proximity Music produced the soundtracks for JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH and SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY. They are producing the official soundtrack and score for BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER with score composer Ludwig Göransson. Proximity Music has produced the WAKANDA FOREVER PROLOGUE EP, featuring Tems’ “No Woman No Cry” from the film’s instantly viral trailer.

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