rated this podcast
Reviews of 99% Invisible
This show is consistently the most fascinating one I listen to. Roman and the team take deep dives into topics I wouldn't have imagined being interested in. But when it comes up in the 99Pi feed, I know I'm going to listen to something engaging and thought provoking..
12 hours ago
Great way to get outside your head and look at the asthmatics of the world around you. From every angle.
Sep 17th, 2019
incredibly produced shows about stuff you didn't know or thought interesting before
Sep 12th, 2019
This is a great podcast. It covers different aspects of design. It is really well produced.
Aug 25th, 2019
This podcast has a very specific sound. Roman's voice is deep and purposeful, it has very little of the scripted spontaneity found in many other narrative podcasts. Even when his producers are brought in for a story, he still takes the lead on the narration. The stories are always fascinating and instead of speeding up to match the pace of your busy life they instead draw you into their world. One motto of the show is "always read the plaque" referring to reading historical markers and other commemorations you might otherwise walk by. This show makes you realize just how there is to know about the seemingly ordinary, and it's definitely one of the greatest podcasts of our time.
Apr 16th, 2019
This is a great picture about design, history, and everyday objects. I often wish the episodes were longer, but it's still a top-notch podcast. Highly recommended.
Mar 13th, 2019
Roman Mars is such a captivating host who is somehow able to keep conversations going about many different topics yet keep it interesting every time. My favorite episode is “The Containment Plan” about LA’s Skidrow.
Mar 11th, 2019
It's like a potato chip bag full of random and interesting knowledge.
Nov 10th, 2018
I love design. And this podcast feeds my never ending desire to keep learning more about it - from soundscapes to architecture to everything. Amazing.
Sep 21st, 2018
Simply the best...
Sep 8th, 2018
Lots of interesting, obscure stories about things I've never heard of and things I've seen everyday. I find myself referencing this podcast quite often.
Jul 12th, 2018
I love this podcast! It's very well produced and it talks about random design topics. Definitely a must-listen for design geeks.
Jul 11th, 2018
One of the greatest podcasts in the entire medium. This should be required listening for anyone with a podcast app.
Mar 5th, 2018
A great show about those hidden parts of design that you wouldn't think of. Although they often talk about visual things they way it is written and composed lends itself so well to the podcast form.
Jul 8th, 2017
Roman Mars has the best delivery, and makes even my least favorite episodes tolerable.
Jun 14th, 2017
Always looks at an aspect of life that i took for granted or was unaware of. Always an enjoyable experience.
Jun 13th, 2017
Even if you didn't think you were interested in design, you'll love this podcast. Take "way-finding", for example: the ways that building designers subtly tell you where to go without making signs. After listening to this podcast you'll start to notice things like the way tiles on the floor are arranged to point you towards the security line at the airport and you'll never see the world in quite the same light.
Jun 13th, 2017
99PI is leading the way in storytelling podcasts that are able to find incredible stories in the seemingly mundane. Host Roman Mars has one of the best voices you'll ever hear as well.
Jun 12th, 2017
A favorite for a very long time. I can't imagine podcasting without Roman Mars, a true hero of the podcasting world (at least for me). Fascinating topics and great story telling.
Jun 12th, 2017
I love design, so this is definitely the podcast for me. There are some episodes that I liked more than others, but overall great podcast.
Jun 11th, 2017
add a review
Sep 23rd, 2010
Oct 15th, 2019
No. of Episodes
Avg. Episode Length
shape our world
people love to hate
architecture and design
process and power of design
design is everywhere
Claim This Podcast
Do you host or manage this podcast?
Claim and edit this page to your liking.
Are we missing an episode or update?
Use this to check the RSS feed immediately.