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Roman Mars

“99% Invisible…is completely wonderful and entertaining and beautifully produced…”
−Ira Glass, This American Life.


Roman Mars is a radio producer and famous digital storyteller. Has a B.A. in Biology from Oberlin College and did postgraduate work in plant genetics at the University of Georgia.

He is the host and creator of 99% Invisible, a short radio show about design and architecture. With over 50 million downloads, the 99% Invisible podcast is one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Fast Company named him one of the 100 Most Creative People in 2013.

Previously, Mars cofounded Radiotopia, a collective of ground-breaking story-driven podcasts, with the Knight Foundation and the Public Radio Exchange (PRX). Thus, Mars introduced another Kickstarter campaign to build seven storytelling podcasts of Radiotopia: 99% Invisible, Fugitive Waves, Love + Radio, Radio Diaries, Strangers, Theory of Everything, and The Truth. The campaign was widely considered a watershed moment for independent public media, and was written about in The Economist, Wired, Time Magazine, and other publications.

Roman was a TED main stage speaker in 2015. His crowd funding campaigns have raised over $1.16 million, making him the highest-funded journalist in Kickstarter history. His work has won numerous awards.

Participation in CDI:

  • 2015

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20th to the 22th of November 2020

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