Knew Better, Did It Anyway is creating Podcasts
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patron

$9
per Podcast
Have you ever made a bad decision? Of COURSE you have. Mistakes are how we learn and grow and become better people. But when, fully knowing the consequences, you go ahead and do the same thing... is that still a mistake? We don't really know, but we DO know that bad decisions make the best stories.

That's where Knew Better; Did It Anyway comes in. We host live events where we collect the stories of people's worst choices in conversational bar room interviews. We livecast our events online and then release individual stories later as bite-size podcasts (check the link for an example). The stories are as varied and diverse as our Oakland, CA audiences. They might be funny, tragic, poignant or pointless - sometimes all at once! Just like life.

But don't mistake our intent; we're not seeking some greater truth or helping people learn from their mistakes. We don't want your regrets, and you don't want our advice (clearly). Stupidity is a common thread wending its way through the tapestry of human history, even among the smartest of us. Willful disregard for common sense is our birthright, and perhaps the best we can hope for is living to tell the tale. 

Who are we?

We are David Brooksher and Dan Abbott, longtime Oaklanders who bonded over their common interests in writing, storytelling, martial arts, and whiskey-based tomfoolery. David is a career journalist who has worked in print and radio all over Northern California. Dan is a teacher and independent artist/performer in bands you've never heard of.
Tiers
Whoops but Whatever
$1 or more per Podcast 0 patrons
Thank you! At this level you get access to exclusive content from our live events. In addition to the free content we release, at least one sound clip per event will be set aside for patrons like you and sent to your inbox.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
Bad Decider
$3 or more per Podcast 0 patrons
We'll give you a shoutout on Twitter once a month! Plus you get the KBDIA buttons.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • KBDIA buttons!
  • Twitter follow and shout out!
Hold My Beer
$10 or more per Podcast 1 of 6 patrons
At this level of support, we'll send you a Knew Better; Did It Anyway 1" button, (plus stickers when we have them) and if you come to our live events we've got a drink ticket for you.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • KBDIA buttons!
  • Twitter follow and shout out!
  • Drinks with the hosts!
This is Gonna Hurt
$20 or more per Podcast 0 of 5 patrons
Currently most KBDIA events are free, but as our audience grows we will need to charge admission for larger venues. 

At this level of support you are on the VIP list at every KBDIA event.  Plus, you get a neat KBDIA T shirt to spill things on.



Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • KBDIA buttons!
  • Twitter follow and shout out!
  • Drinks with the hosts!
  • Free Admission to KBDIA events!
  • KBDIA T shirt!
Goals
$9 of $100 per Podcast
If we were making $100 from Patreon per month we would have a budget to get better merchandise and add features to our live show. We'd love to be able to reward all our speakers with drink tickets, cool swag, etc. As our audience grows, we hope that we can reward participating storytellers with some liquid courage and a parting gift.
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Have you ever made a bad decision? Of COURSE you have. Mistakes are how we learn and grow and become better people. But when, fully knowing the consequences, you go ahead and do the same thing... is that still a mistake? We don't really know, but we DO know that bad decisions make the best stories.

That's where Knew Better; Did It Anyway comes in. We host live events where we collect the stories of people's worst choices in conversational bar room interviews. We livecast our events online and then release individual stories later as bite-size podcasts (check the link for an example). The stories are as varied and diverse as our Oakland, CA audiences. They might be funny, tragic, poignant or pointless - sometimes all at once! Just like life.

But don't mistake our intent; we're not seeking some greater truth or helping people learn from their mistakes. We don't want your regrets, and you don't want our advice (clearly). Stupidity is a common thread wending its way through the tapestry of human history, even among the smartest of us. Willful disregard for common sense is our birthright, and perhaps the best we can hope for is living to tell the tale. 

Who are we?

We are David Brooksher and Dan Abbott, longtime Oaklanders who bonded over their common interests in writing, storytelling, martial arts, and whiskey-based tomfoolery. David is a career journalist who has worked in print and radio all over Northern California. Dan is a teacher and independent artist/performer in bands you've never heard of.

Recent posts by Knew Better, Did It Anyway

Tiers
Whoops but Whatever
$1 or more per Podcast 0 patrons
Thank you! At this level you get access to exclusive content from our live events. In addition to the free content we release, at least one sound clip per event will be set aside for patrons like you and sent to your inbox.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
Bad Decider
$3 or more per Podcast 0 patrons
We'll give you a shoutout on Twitter once a month! Plus you get the KBDIA buttons.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • KBDIA buttons!
  • Twitter follow and shout out!
Hold My Beer
$10 or more per Podcast 1 of 6 patrons
At this level of support, we'll send you a Knew Better; Did It Anyway 1" button, (plus stickers when we have them) and if you come to our live events we've got a drink ticket for you.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • KBDIA buttons!
  • Twitter follow and shout out!
  • Drinks with the hosts!
This is Gonna Hurt
$20 or more per Podcast 0 of 5 patrons
Currently most KBDIA events are free, but as our audience grows we will need to charge admission for larger venues. 

At this level of support you are on the VIP list at every KBDIA event.  Plus, you get a neat KBDIA T shirt to spill things on.



Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • KBDIA buttons!
  • Twitter follow and shout out!
  • Drinks with the hosts!
  • Free Admission to KBDIA events!
  • KBDIA T shirt!