#368 A Rarely Accessed Source of Joy | Roman Mars
Today’s episode is about finding joy, pleasure, interest, and even gratitude in a surprising source: everyday objects and infrastructure.
Our guest Roman Mars is the host and creator of 99% Invisible, a radio show and podcast about design and architecture. It is one of the most popular podcasts in the world. He’s also a bestselling author; he recently co-authored The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design.
Roman talks to us about: how he got interested in design; how the name “99% Invisible” came to be; his new book about the under-observed aspects of the built world; the importance of reading plaques and utility markers; design as coercion; and a shared love of 90s punk rock.
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Where to find Roman Mars online:
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/romanmars
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/99percentinvisible
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theromanmars/
Other Resources Mentioned:
- 99% Invisible
- Buckminster Fuller
- Kurt Kohlstedt
- The Replacements
- The Minutemen
- The Smiths
- The Cure
- Minor Threat
- Rites of Spring
- Dead Kennedys
- Frederick Law Olmsted