Hello, and thank you for visiting our page. Many of those who have found their way here likely know us already but here is a bit about us for the less familiar. In 2015, we started the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast then quit our jobs as lawyers to make our living as independent NBA journalists, adding the #TwitterNBAShow in 2016. Dunc’d On is a daily NBA podcast published after the games end each night. The show concept is a one-stop audio shop for everything you need to be an NBA fan, with night-of game wrap-ups, detailed salary cap breakdowns, timely news, team previews, mock trade deadline and offseason episodes, and bi-weekly check-ins on all 30 teams.
The #TwitterNBAShow on Periscope is a first-of-its kind second screen experience for watching NBA games, providing a more in-depth alternative to the traditional telecast with live in-game X’s and O’s play-by-play, advanced stats, and best of all, no commercials. During breaks, we engage with users and answer questions on Periscope and Twitter, as well as providing more traditional halftime and postgame content.
It feels a little odd, even as independents, asking for a subscription to this content. After all, you could simply not subscribe and still consume it for free. And Dunc’d On has advertising support, so we hope it will continue indefinitely. The #TwitterNBAShow has been more a labor of love as we are slowly trying to build an audience and we hope to support that through subscriptions.
So if you simply enjoy the free content and wish to support us, our suggested donation is $4 per month. For those who want more, a donation of $7 per month gets you exclusive content that we will be creating solely for subscribers. Those include:
- An exclusive podcast solely for subscribers, at least one per month
- Audio versions of Danny's articles
- Private periscope broadcasts, at least one per month
- Early releases of Dunc'd On Podcasts
- Exclusive video from Dylan Murphy illustrating concepts from his podcast appearances on Dunc'd On
- AMA-style chats
- Salary projections and scenarios during free agency and trade deadline
- Any other fun stuff we can come up with, like Periscopes of pregame warmup routines and drills, stats tutorials, and more. The more subscribers we get, the more content we’ll produce.
We struggled a bit to determine what we thought was fair pricing for this content, especially considering that we are each taking home half of what we bring in. So like we often do in predicting NBA salaries, we looked at the comparables.
Dunc’d On conservatively provides about 20 hours of content a month. For the #TwitterNBAShow during the playoffs, we are doing about 60 hours a month and during the regular season we would likely do 15-40 hours a month. So what are some comparables? ESPN Insider is $3.99 per month. The Athletic, another subscription-based sports content service, is $3.33 per month. More generally, you can subscribe for 1 book per month, usually about 10-20 hours of audio entertainment, at Audible for $14.95 per month. So $4 per month for supporters and $7 for subscribers seemed a fair number for the amount we are producing.
We realize the higher tier does not provide a ton of additional benefits relative to what we provide to everyone but we wanted to give something extra for those who really appreciate our content and form the backbone of what has become a great community on Twitter, Periscope, and Dunc’d On mailbags.
Thank you so much for your continued interest and support. We look forward to working for you for years to come.
Nate and Danny