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Roman Mars and Helen Zaltzman
Zipper Hall - The Colburn School
Los Angeles, CA
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Roman Mars and Helen Zaltzman
On Friday, April 14, for one night only, podcasters Roman Mars of 99% Invisible and Helen Zaltzman of The Allusionist are joining forces to drown out grim reality with a live extravaganza of educational entertainment. Edutainment? Entercation? Well find out on the night. All proceeds will benefit Arts for LA.

"99% Invisible is completely wonderful and entertaining and beautifully produced." --Ira Glass, This American Life.

"[The Allusionist] is filled with good humor and a great deal of levity to make one of the funniest and educational podcasts around." --The Guardian

Roman Mars is the host and creator of 99% Invisible, a short radio show about design and architecture. With over 170 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 4 million views. His crowd funding campaigns have raised over $2 million, making him the highest-funded journalist in Kickstarter history. He is also a co-founder of Radiotopia, a collective of ground-breaking story-driven podcasts.

Helen Zaltzman has a degree in Old and Middle English, but in 2003 was rejected for her dream job as an etymologist at the Oxford English Dictionary, so had to become a podcaster instead. She makes shows from her living room in Crystal Palace, London.  Since 2007 she has co-presented and produced the award-winning comedy show Answer Me This!, answering questions from listeners around the world. She also presented the Sound Women podcast, interviewing people who work in audio. She appears regularly on BBC 5 Live and BBC Scotland. She writes jokes for Radio 4 and various TV shows, and book reviews for the Observer. She handmade the world's first (only?) giant inflatable Boggle set.

Music by Martin Waltz Austwick, a musician, podcaster and academic. He has released albums as The Sound of the Ladies, Martin Austwick, Dr. Martin Austwick, and Existential Meltdown, and has contributed music to The Allusionist, The Beef and Dairy Network, and Getting Better Acquainted, and podcasts with Answer Me This!, Song by Song, and The Global Lab.

This event is sponsored by OVATION, KCET and Loring Wine Company.


Zipper Hall - The Colburn School (View)
200 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States

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Arts > Performance

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Arts for LA
On BPT Since: Jan 23, 2017
Charles Flowers

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