Five Things: An evening of favorites
Greatness is inspired by greatness. Five Things invites some of today’s most talented and successful producers, artists, writers and thinkers to share five things – audio, visuals, books, objects or something else entirely – that have shaped their creative practice over time. Or that inform how they approach their work now. Or, simply enough, that they love, and want to share with you.
Five Things is an ongoing series at the Podcast Garage hosted by Julie Shapiro (EP, Radiotopia.) To kick it all off, she welcomes Roman Mars (host and creator, 99% Invisible) to share five of his favorite things.
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About Roman Mars
Roman Mars is the host and creator of 99% Invisible, a short radio show about design and architecture. With over 120 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. He was a TED main stage speaker in 2015. It is currently the most popular TED Talk about design with over 3.5 million views. His crowd funding campaigns have raised over $2 million and he's the highest-funded journalist in Kickstarter history. He is also a co-founder of Radiotopia, a collective of ground-breaking story-driven podcasts.
99% Invisible…is completely wonderful and entertaining and beautifully produced…
— Ira Glass, This American Life
About Julie Shapiro
Julie Shapiro is the executive producer of Radiotopia from PRX - a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven podcasts. From 2014-15, she was the executive producer of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Creative Audio Unit. In 2000 she co-founded the Third Coast International Audio Festival, where as artistic director she prioritized innovative audio and a cross-pollinating international listening culture. Shapiro has taught radio to university students, presented at conferences all over the globe, and produced stories for the airwaves and podcasts in the US and beyond. You can find her on twitter @jatomic.