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An award winning radio show about design, architecture and the 99% Invisible activity that shapes our world.
An award winning radio show about design, architecture and the 99% Invisible activity that shapes our world.
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5,661 backers pledged $170,477 to help bring this project to life.

20,000 Backers or Bust!

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Greetings! You are the original 99% Invisible backers. If it weren’t for you there literally would be no 99% Invisible today.

I’m spearheading my final Kickstarter and my first with the entire Radiotopia crew. The idea for Radiotopia was dreamed up at a PRX retreat right after the first 99pi Kickstarter campaign. I was convinced that my experience finding an audience that would support a small radio program was not a singular event and could be replicated by many of the talented producers I’ve worked with over the years. We gathered together and called ourselves Radiotopia.

The Radiotopia collective is the culmination of my life’s work in public radio and I hope you’ll support this new Kickstarter like you did before. We have a huge challenge going on right now. Hover has offered a bonus grant of $25,000 if, and only if, we get over 20,000 backers in the Radiotopia Kickstarter campaign. We currently need just over 4000 pledges to hit that goal. It doesn't matter how much you give, a minimum pledge of $1 does the job. But pledging that $1 could mean $25,001 for the future of independent public radio, if we end the campaign with over 20,000 total backers. And really, you're the reason 99% Invisible exists at all, so a big donation is not at all necessary; a $1 pledge is perfectly great. We just need to know you still back us, and Hover will turn your vote of confidence into the funds we need to do our best work.

We're getting pretty close, but this is not going to be easy, and we're going to need your help to reach 20,000. If you know other podcast fans, share this and encourage them to become a backer too.

Thank you for making 99% Invisible the show it is today.

Become a Radiotopia backer right now!

-Roman Mars

P.S. If you've already pledged to the new campaign, you've already done your part! Thank you!

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