Roman Mars

Roman Mars (born October 16, 1974) is an American radio producer. He is the host and producer of 99% Invisible, a KALW radio show and podcast, and a founder of the podcast collective Radiotopia, which he describes as efforts "to broaden the radio landscape [and] make shows that aren't bound by conventions" of public radio in the United States. He has also contributed to radio programs such as Radiolab and Planet MoneyFast Company identified him as one of the hundred most creative people of 2013.

The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design

From traffic lights and telephone poles to sewage drains disguised as monuments, we pour meaning into our public spaces like cement into the concrete slabs of a sidewalk. Oftentimes though, our focus is pulled toward the more obvious beauties of our surroundings like new buildings or polished neighborhoods. Creative innovator of the acclaimed podcast 99% Invisible Roman Mars and show producer Kurt Kohlstedt lead readers through a tour de force of the concealed stories of our cities, lifting the manhole cover of uniformity to reveal underlying meaning—let’s just say, you’ll never look at a stop sign the same way again.

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