#368 A Rarely Accessed Source of Joy | Roman Mars

Ten Percent Happier
August 2, 2021
#368 A Rarely Accessed Source of Joy | Roman Mars
Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

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: 

Website: https://www.romanmars.com/

Social Media:

  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/romanmars
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/99percentinvisible
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theromanmars/

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