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Welcome to the Extra Credits community! You make the work we do possible and as thanks, you’ll get access to all the episodes at least a day early!

  • Early access to episodes from all shows
  • Monthly media recommendations from the EC crew
  • Access to the Extra History and Extra Mythology music library
  • Helping to make our shows possible (Thank you!)
Extra Democracy (Voting + Discord)
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Participate in the most democratic of institutions: voting! Help us decide which topic to cover on Extra History by voting for your favorite.

  • Vote on Extra History topics
  • Access to the Extra Credits Discord (Coming in Early March!)
  • Access to quarterly Q&A live streams
  • 15% discount at ExtraCredits.store
  • All the rewards from Extra Content
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Extra Extra (Suggest Topics)
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Read all about it! You get an even bigger say in what we talk about by suggesting Extra History topics that will go to vote. Any event or person prior to 1929 is fair game!

  • Submit Extra History topic suggestions
  • Submit questions for Lies episodes
  • Submit questions for Extra Breakfast
  • A 4k resolution wallpaper from every episode
  • All the rewards from Extra Democracy & Extra Content
Includes Discord benefits

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About

What is Extra Credits?

Welcome!

We’re an educational Youtube channel made up of entertainment enthusiasts with backgrounds in game design, television production, literature and academia. Our team creates short-form animated video essays every week about game design, world history, mythology, and other subjects, all of which may or may not involve a cat! Like this one:



Our Patreon Story
Extra Credits started uploading videos to the interweb over ten years ago. Then in September of 2013, we created the first Extra History episodes as a sponsored one-off, and were blown away by the response! The episodes were a hit with our community, and not a week went by without a comment or an email asking, "Will Extra History ever come back?" But as much as we wanted to, we didn’t have the resources to make a new show… until Patreon. Your support on Patreon allowed us to hire enough staff to produce Extra History weekly, with stretch goals that lead to creating the first Extra Mythology.

And as we’ve worked with our community over the years, we’ve learned a ton along the way. In fact, in our 2019 community survey, you told us you’d like to see a more centralized place to support our channel as a whole, rather than individual shows. And thus, our current Patreon was born.


Okay, but why Patreon?
Creating multiple high-quality videos each week takes a small army of folks including writers, illustrators, animators, composers, voice-over artists, editors, and more. We also believe that people who produce quality work should be paid a quality wage. And while YouTube ad revenue does help, it alone can’t cover our production costs.

Your ongoing support on Patreon guarantees that we can continue making videos, paying our crew, and keep Zoey rolling in cat treats. Not to mention, your generosity gives us the ability to experiment with and produce new content in the future, like we did originally with Extra Mythology and Extra Politics.

Also Patreon lets us connect with you on a more personal level than YouTube alone ever could. It allows us to directly interact with you via our new EC Discord, chat with you during our Q&A live stream, hear what you’d like covered next on Extra History with our patron voting system, and provide you with some additional goodies along the way.

Of course, none of this would be possible without your help. We’re eternally grateful for all the love and support you’ve shown us on Patreon and beyond, and we hope to continue making educational content you connect with for years to come.

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