Marc and Dennis are creating The Hostile Work Environment Podcast
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Welcome to the Hostile Work Environment with Marc and Dennis! 

We are employment lawyers who together have more than thirty years of experience representing employers in workplace law.  We are insufferably dull and stuffy, as the title of our podcast implies (think John Houseman in The Paper Chase, but without the madcap humor). Our goal is to lull you to sleep while you drive your cars listening to podcasts. (Note: by listening to this podcast while driving, you assume all liability for fatigue-related crashes).  

Our completely dour and scholarly podcast comes out with at least one new episode of 30-45 grueling minutes each week. What we lack in entertainment value we make up for with our morose professionalism and sophisticated restraint. 

In each episode, in our flattest single-note attorney voices (imagine Ben Stein in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, except monotone), we talk about a completely zany and off-the-wall employment case, but strip it of any vestige of whimsy, leaving only a dry recitation of lifeless facts. We tackle pressing issues or current events like we're reading the phone book, subject you to guests whose inane patter will make you want to stab yourself in the eardrums, and finish each episode with true but totally insipid workplace stories sent in by our unfunny listeners.  You can always rest assured there will be no swearing.

The Hostile Work Environment is the ideal podcast for depressives, masochists, self-mutilators, human resources professionals, or anyone fascinated by the modern workplace.  If you like TV shows like "The Office," "Archer" or the movie "Office Space," you should probably listen to something more your style, like the Prairie Home Companion.  But if our brand of sober "edutainment" sounds intriguing (and why wouldn't it?), give us a listen.  Any support you give will help us cover our meager expenses and keep this podcast running. Thank you for checking us out! And thank you even more for your support!
Tiers
The Montgomery Burns
$1 or more per month
Monty Burns holds his money tight, and so do you.  That's OK - for a measly buck per month, you can be a "Montgomery Burns" patron.  You'll get access to our members only Patreon feed, where we will reveal the secrets of the Illuminati, and also tell some amusing stories.  
The Bill Lumbergh
$3 or more per month
Increase your support, and you can be a Bill Lumbergh!  For $3/month, not only will you get access to our Patreon-only feed, but we'll put your name on the Bill Lumbergh Wall of Fame on the Hostile Work Environment website.  Let your friends, neighbors, frenemies and neighbormies know you contribute to a Hostile Work Environment.  
The David Brent
$5 or more per month
Wow - for $5 a month, you can be David Brent!  You'll get the Patreon-only access, your name on the David Brent section of the Wall of Fame.  But you'll also get access to an extra episode of listener stories, told by Marc and Dennis as only they (and a few million other people) can, each and every month!  We will make your eardrums bleed with laughter!
The Leslie Knope
$10 or more per month
Leslie isn't shy, and neither are you!  Not only will you get access to the Patreon-only episode and your name on the Leslie Knope Wall of Fame, we will read your name (and the names of your fellow Leslies) at the end of an episode!  Bask in your new-found fame and glory!  Lord over your peers with your excellence! 
The Michael Scott
$40 or more per month
The Premier Hostile Work Environment tier - the Michael Scott!  If you support us at $40/month, you will get the Patreon-only access, your name on the Michael Scott Wall of Fame, the access to the extra episode of listener stories, and - drumroll please - you will be invited to be a guest of the Hostile Work Environment to tell your very own favorite workplace story, live and on the air! (Disclaimer:  podcasts don't work well "live," so you will actually be recorded, probably by Skype.  Also, podcasts really aren't "on the air," as such, but you know what me mean.)
Goals
42% complete
If we DON'T get to $500/month in a time deemed reasonable by us, we will do an ALL sung prog rock episode in the style of Phil Collins. Please help us make that NOT happen.
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Welcome to the Hostile Work Environment with Marc and Dennis! 

We are employment lawyers who together have more than thirty years of experience representing employers in workplace law.  We are insufferably dull and stuffy, as the title of our podcast implies (think John Houseman in The Paper Chase, but without the madcap humor). Our goal is to lull you to sleep while you drive your cars listening to podcasts. (Note: by listening to this podcast while driving, you assume all liability for fatigue-related crashes).  

Our completely dour and scholarly podcast comes out with at least one new episode of 30-45 grueling minutes each week. What we lack in entertainment value we make up for with our morose professionalism and sophisticated restraint. 

In each episode, in our flattest single-note attorney voices (imagine Ben Stein in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, except monotone), we talk about a completely zany and off-the-wall employment case, but strip it of any vestige of whimsy, leaving only a dry recitation of lifeless facts. We tackle pressing issues or current events like we're reading the phone book, subject you to guests whose inane patter will make you want to stab yourself in the eardrums, and finish each episode with true but totally insipid workplace stories sent in by our unfunny listeners.  You can always rest assured there will be no swearing.

The Hostile Work Environment is the ideal podcast for depressives, masochists, self-mutilators, human resources professionals, or anyone fascinated by the modern workplace.  If you like TV shows like "The Office," "Archer" or the movie "Office Space," you should probably listen to something more your style, like the Prairie Home Companion.  But if our brand of sober "edutainment" sounds intriguing (and why wouldn't it?), give us a listen.  Any support you give will help us cover our meager expenses and keep this podcast running. Thank you for checking us out! And thank you even more for your support!

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Tiers
The Montgomery Burns
$1 or more per month
Monty Burns holds his money tight, and so do you.  That's OK - for a measly buck per month, you can be a "Montgomery Burns" patron.  You'll get access to our members only Patreon feed, where we will reveal the secrets of the Illuminati, and also tell some amusing stories.  
The Bill Lumbergh
$3 or more per month
Increase your support, and you can be a Bill Lumbergh!  For $3/month, not only will you get access to our Patreon-only feed, but we'll put your name on the Bill Lumbergh Wall of Fame on the Hostile Work Environment website.  Let your friends, neighbors, frenemies and neighbormies know you contribute to a Hostile Work Environment.  
The David Brent
$5 or more per month
Wow - for $5 a month, you can be David Brent!  You'll get the Patreon-only access, your name on the David Brent section of the Wall of Fame.  But you'll also get access to an extra episode of listener stories, told by Marc and Dennis as only they (and a few million other people) can, each and every month!  We will make your eardrums bleed with laughter!
The Leslie Knope
$10 or more per month
Leslie isn't shy, and neither are you!  Not only will you get access to the Patreon-only episode and your name on the Leslie Knope Wall of Fame, we will read your name (and the names of your fellow Leslies) at the end of an episode!  Bask in your new-found fame and glory!  Lord over your peers with your excellence! 
The Michael Scott
$40 or more per month
The Premier Hostile Work Environment tier - the Michael Scott!  If you support us at $40/month, you will get the Patreon-only access, your name on the Michael Scott Wall of Fame, the access to the extra episode of listener stories, and - drumroll please - you will be invited to be a guest of the Hostile Work Environment to tell your very own favorite workplace story, live and on the air! (Disclaimer:  podcasts don't work well "live," so you will actually be recorded, probably by Skype.  Also, podcasts really aren't "on the air," as such, but you know what me mean.)