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99% Invisible: Season 4- Weekly!

A project in San Francisco, CA by PRX, Inc

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Season 4 of the award-winning radio show about design, architecture and the 99% Invisible activity that shapes our world.
Backers: 11693
Average Pledge Per Backer: $32

Funded: $375,193 of $150,000
Dates: Oct 23rd -> Nov 22nd (31 days)
Project By: PRX, Inc
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Latest News


November 17th - via:
Thanks to the 10,500+ of you who make this show possible. We received the extra $20,000 grant from MailChimp because of an incredible surge of support on Thursday. I’ve long since run out of clever ways to express my gratitude. I have new empathy... (Read More)


November 14th - via:
Boom! We did it! We got an extra $20,000. We are well over $300,000. Avery has her first public radio job. Thank you, everyone! Thank you, MailChimp! I’m going to collapse for a couple hours. More news soon. You're the best. -roman  (Read More)

Three stretch goals down! 10,000 backers within reach!

November 12th - via:
Our ultimate goal of 10,000 backers still looms large, but the end is in sight. Whatever it is you’re doing to get the word out, keep doing it, it’s working! We need fewer than 1700 backers to get the $20,000 challenge grant from MailChimp.... (Read More)

99% Invisible as a way to view the world

November 8th - via:
We have health care coverage. We have the funds for a new in-house producer. We have the greatest audience in the world. Our most essential goal is 10,000 backers. If you've been following along (you know who you are), it's been a fantastic couple... (Read More)

Spotlight on Kickstarter Radio Projects

November 5th - via:
There are two new projects that we’re particularly excited about. 99% Invisible, a tiny radio show about design hosted by Roman Mars has set out to fund their 4th season, and not only have they reached that goal, they’re just about to reach their second stretch goal. (Read More)

10,000 Backer Challenge!

November 2nd - via:
I'm so excited to announce that MailChimp has put up a challenge grant of $20,000 if, and only if, we get over 10,000 backers in the Season 4 Kickstarter campaign. It doesn't matter how much you give, a minimum pledge of $1 does the job. But pledging... (Read More)

One stretch goal down! Next up: +1

October 31st - via:
Health care coverage is a go! I was completely blown away by the response to the health care stretch goal. In no time at all, you made sure our contract workers feel safe and healthy. So many people upped their donation in response to the goal and my... (Read More)

One Man's Heroic Attempt to Draw All the Buildings in New York

October 31st - via:
By far the best design podcast around—and one of the best podcasts, period—is Roman Mars’ 99% Invisible. On it he covers design questions large and small, from his fascination with rebar to the history of slot machines to the great Los Angeles Red Car conspiracy. Here at the Eye, we will be cross-posting his new episodes so you can check them out, and we’ll also host excerpts from his podcast’s terrific blog, which offers complementary visuals for each episode. (Read More)

The Host Of "99% Invisible" On Reinventing Radio

October 28th - via:
As the popular podcast gears up to go weekly host Roman Mars discusses how he's laying the groundwork for a golden age of creative storytelling. (Read More)

Funded in 92 hours! Plus, the stretch goal I'm most excited about.

October 27th - via:
We did it! It took about 92 hours to reach our Kickstarter goal. Thank you, everyone! We’re overwhelmed by your excitement and generosity. Weekly shows! Sean Cole! Hooray! A lot of people have been in touch about stretch goals and what we’re... (Read More)

New Disruptors 46: 99% Indivisible with Roman Mars

October 23rd - via:
Roman Mars is a public-radio producer. But the definition of what public radio is has become malleable, especially with his show, 99% Invisible, which has enormously more listeners for its podcast version than the broadcast flavor. (Read More)

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