30 Minutes West is creating An outdoors podcast
7

patrons

$63
per monthly episode.
Hey there Patrons. Thanks for visiting our fundraising page. We're Pete and Robbie, and we make 30 Minutes West, a podcast of stories exploring the modern relationship with the wilderness. It's a mix of environmental reporting, campfire storytelling, and wilderness misadventures, produced and curated with the goal of getting listeners to think about the natural world more honestly.

Your support here literally makes the show possible, and we're on Patreon because it allows us to budget for each episode. When you think of a "podcast" you might think of a couple guys sitting around a microphone in their basement pontificating with medium authority on some topic, but this show's not like that at all. For one, we work in our kitchens. For two, we spend a lot of time—huge amounts of time—out in the world interviewing people more interesting than us. Then we cut down the audio, write and rewrite narration, edit that, design the sound of the episode and ask for feedback. Then we go through that whole process a few times and out pops a story. Each 30-minute show costs around $3,000 to produce in time and travel. 

The nice thing about funding a show like ours is that your money goes directly towards the stuff you hear. We're not paying office fees, a tech department, or floating any overhead. If we bring in more money, we make better stories.
Rewards
Pledge $0.50 or more per monthly episode.
0 patrons
This is a completely worthwhile, sustainable level of support, sort of like dumping your change into the tip jar at the coffee shop. If you like the show, this really helps.
Pledge $1 or more per monthly episode.
0 patrons
$1 per episode is going above and beyond and we'll send you a handwritten postcard in thanks.
Pledge $3 or more per monthly episode.
1 patron
Pledge $3 per episode and we'll periodically send you audio postcards from the places we're reporting. These are recordings that give a sense of place, maybe a strange or interesting sound we encounter that has nothing to do with the story we're working on, a quick interview with a local, or something else. Think of it as an easy way to go along on the reporting trip with us.
Pledge $5 or more per monthly episode.
4 patrons
$5 per episode gets you a regular email with information on the stories we're pursuing and the episodes we're editing and working on. You'll also have the chance to "vote" and help decide which stories we pursue next. It's kind of like getting the minutes from our editorial meetings and having the chance to submit your thoughts and comments.
Goals
$63 of $250 per monthly episode.
This is pretty much the level at which we start producing regular episodes of the show. Top 10 Patrons get on-air thanks!
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Hey there Patrons. Thanks for visiting our fundraising page. We're Pete and Robbie, and we make 30 Minutes West, a podcast of stories exploring the modern relationship with the wilderness. It's a mix of environmental reporting, campfire storytelling, and wilderness misadventures, produced and curated with the goal of getting listeners to think about the natural world more honestly.

Your support here literally makes the show possible, and we're on Patreon because it allows us to budget for each episode. When you think of a "podcast" you might think of a couple guys sitting around a microphone in their basement pontificating with medium authority on some topic, but this show's not like that at all. For one, we work in our kitchens. For two, we spend a lot of time—huge amounts of time—out in the world interviewing people more interesting than us. Then we cut down the audio, write and rewrite narration, edit that, design the sound of the episode and ask for feedback. Then we go through that whole process a few times and out pops a story. Each 30-minute show costs around $3,000 to produce in time and travel. 

The nice thing about funding a show like ours is that your money goes directly towards the stuff you hear. We're not paying office fees, a tech department, or floating any overhead. If we bring in more money, we make better stories.

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Rewards
Pledge $0.50 or more per monthly episode.
0 patrons
This is a completely worthwhile, sustainable level of support, sort of like dumping your change into the tip jar at the coffee shop. If you like the show, this really helps.
Pledge $1 or more per monthly episode.
0 patrons
$1 per episode is going above and beyond and we'll send you a handwritten postcard in thanks.
Pledge $3 or more per monthly episode.
1 patron
Pledge $3 per episode and we'll periodically send you audio postcards from the places we're reporting. These are recordings that give a sense of place, maybe a strange or interesting sound we encounter that has nothing to do with the story we're working on, a quick interview with a local, or something else. Think of it as an easy way to go along on the reporting trip with us.
Pledge $5 or more per monthly episode.
4 patrons
$5 per episode gets you a regular email with information on the stories we're pursuing and the episodes we're editing and working on. You'll also have the chance to "vote" and help decide which stories we pursue next. It's kind of like getting the minutes from our editorial meetings and having the chance to submit your thoughts and comments.