Thank you! Just by visiting this page (even out of curiosity), you've indicated that you are intrigued by what we do! That by itself means a lot!
Did you know that the production of a Daemons Discuss! episode takes about 50 (+/-) hours per fortnight (FORTNIGHTLY! 😆) to plan/record/compile/edit/review/promote?
Oh, we know, you're thinking: "well, you are having a blast doing it! It's worth it!" We agree. But it's not about us, it's about YOU! Consider what we offer:
- Fortnightly podcast episodes covering the fictional works by Deborah Harkness including The All Souls Trilogy (+ future books in the universe), and news from A Discovery of Witches TV. Whether it's keeping you company on your commute, walk/run/workout, while doing housework, or providing the soothing white noise of cackling ladies as you lay your weary head down to sleep, the Daemons have you covered!
- Angela's bone-dry wit, presence as the judgey adult in the room, and firm finger on the pulse of the latest news when it comes to this universe!
- Jean's ditch-dirty filthy mind, sloppy daemon kisses, and vast historical knowledge.
- Valerie's incessant snorty laughter, endless supply of cliché sound-effects, and thoughtful character assessment.
- All of the above ... and more! Special guest appearances by Jerry👻, anyone?! We've got it! *NOTE! The 'boxes' the ladies are categorized in are NOT mutually exclusive 😀.
We are pleased & blessed to be a leading independent source of All Souls information and entertainment! The concept of spending money to do what you love isn't lost on us, however we aren't completely delusional!
We live in the real world, and the things we do get a bit, well -- pricey. We've purchased new microphones (an upgrade from our old ones -- they picked up ambient room noise that took sooo much time to edit out -- hey, what did we know? We bought the cheap ones to start!) -- with tax and accessories, that purchase served us a heaping plate of sticker shock! 😱 WORTH IT, THOUGH! 😬 If you have any doubts about the incremental improvement of our audio, go back and listen to our first few episodes. Eeek! Never mind ... don't! Just understand that our desire to give you the best production we possibly can will never end. This podcast started as a fun little experiment, then it grew into something that we can't quite explain. We love doing it, and we are thrilled that our followers have expressed their enjoyment of the show.
Oh, but there's more!
In the past, we'd split the bill and move on -- and that was fine, but as we grew, so did these bills (on top of the new ones): cloud file storage, media hosting, web hosting, domain renewals, software subscriptions, music/image licenses, giveaway items, postage, travel/transportation, lodging, oddball incidentals ... LIONS, AND TIGERS, AND BEARS! OH MY!
We promised ourselves from the onset that we would keep the podcast ad-free, as we have no desire to sell you other people's products. With your help, we hope to make the podcast a self-sustaining entity.
Sure, we can advertise underwear, mattresses, web services, do affiliate links, or sing the virtues of some weekly food/recipe delivery thingie, but ... no. We believe our content is the only product we can endorse/offer/promote wholeheartedly. We also don't want to be beholden to the whims of potential advertisers. We are used to being a completely independent operation, and keeping it that way is integral to our enthusiasm.
Please understand that we don't expect anything other than your enjoyment of our platforms/show.
But ... if you are in a position where you can join us in our journey by tossing in some of your hard-earned dollars, we think it'll be worth it (imagine stripper music here 💃)! We can assure you that it will be to put it to good use. With as little as $2 monthly (way less than the latte that a certain daemon regularly enjoys!), you will gain exclusive access to extra content! This way you will have the Daemons weekly! ALL of our patrons will get the private feed URL to our patron-only Daemons Discuss! Aftershow podcast. Everyone will receive a podcast sticker, will get their name in lights on our sponsorship page, and we've got some other things for those of you who are feeling extra ditchy! Compare the different tiers to determine what's right for your membership. 🤩
Our operation was started in 2012 for our own enjoyment. As it turns out, others enjoy it too!
We figured back then that if what we did happened to be informative and entertaining for others, then our mission has been accomplished! With your encouragement, we are going on 6 years into this crazy little experiment of ours, and we look forward to our future adventures with you in the years to come.
Join if you can, spread the word if you can't, either way your support means the world to us!
Thank you for keeping us strong and independent!
Angela, Jean & Valerie
Angela, Jean & Valerie