A New Home for a Meteoric Podcast
After their first kickstarter raised $170k the podcast / radio show 99% Invisible still had an aging tumblr hosting their content. The show's audience was growing rapidly and they new they needed something better for hosting their content. As fans of the show my friend Justin Chuan and I were thrilled to build their new site. We already knew what features we would like in a site and after a few meetings with the show creators, Roman Mars and Sam Greenspan, we knew what features they needed to support the podcast. Together we determined the best solution for hosting their content, provided them with URL shortening, and discussed how these would best fit into their social media sharing strategy. We also found them a scalable hosting solution that would allow them to continue to grow their traffic. The staff have gone on to help found Radiotopia, with 99% Invisible as a member show. This hugely successful podcast group touts 8.5 million downloads per month.