Phantom Astronaut

is creating Podcasts, NFTs, Curated Digests, Music, Art, Films

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Official Patron

$5.99
per month
  • Vote on upcoming podcast topics
  • Full access to all bi-weekly episodes and bonus audio content (the public only gets one episode per month.
  • Bi-weekly magazine-style digests of human-curated article links, art, memes, original essays, interviews, and more (pdf). Don't let the algorithm decide what content you see on your timeline, get the best curated content in one place.
  • Access to the Phantom Astronaut community discord
  • 10% off merch in the CVLTLeader store
  • Each month receive one original NFT edition of an art, film, or music piece by Phantom Astronaut minted using the open source clean blockchain, Tezos (Platform fees apply. Current Objkt.com fees are less than $0.10)
  • Monthly AMA
  • Access to members only live streams (when scheduled)
Includes Discord benefits
  • Monthly Art, Music, or Film NFT Edition
  • Member-Only Podcast Episodes
  • Bi-Weekly Digest
  • Monthly AMA
  • Member streams (as scheduled, not guaranteed per month)
  • Merch Discounts on Cvltleader.com
  • Discord Access
  • Podcast Topic Voting

All-access Patron

$10.99
per month
This tier includes everything from the first tier, but you get to say you paid more for it.
Includes Discord benefits
  • Bonus episodes
  • Monthly AMAs
  • Monthly Art, Music, or Film NFT Edition
  • Monthly AMA
  • Member streams (as scheduled, not guaranteed per month)
  • Discord Access
  • Member-Only Podcast Episodes
  • Podcast Topic Voting
  • Bi-Weekly Digest

VIP Patron

$24.99
per month
Everything from the first two tiers PLUS the smug satisfaction of knowing that it says VIP in the tier name.
Includes Discord benefits
  • Bonus episodes
  • Monthly Art, Music, or Film NFT Edition
  • Monthly AMA
  • Member streams (as scheduled, not guaranteed per month)
  • Discord Access
  • Member-Only Podcast Episodes
  • Podcast Topic Voting
  • Bi-Weekly Digest

About Phantom Astronaut

// Phantom Astronaut //


What am I making?

Podcasts: A bi-weekly show where we investigate big ideas about society, art, spirituality, and technology, as well as intimate, personal, experiences from guests of all walks of life. Patrons get access to all episodes and can vote on future topics.

Art, Film, and Music: I'm constantly creating and I want to share what I make with you by giving patrons access to monthly NFTs minted on the clean Tezos blockchain. 

Curated Digests: I'm an advocate for human curation. In your daily life the social and search algorithms are feeding you what to read and watch. In the bi-weekly curated digests I present the most interesting things I, and guest editors, have discovered; Articles, memes, art, films, and conversation threads. Also original essays, travelogues, and interviews. Some links and references can't be posted on social media because of content warnings; these range from artistic nudity to shining a light on right-wing extremist sites and activities. Even if you follow the Phantom Astronaut social feeds you'll want the digest. This magazine-style, visually clean, experience cuts the noise out of navigating the digital universe. It's like a xeroxed zine, but in pdf form. No comment section, no ads... ever.

Who is Phantom Astronaut?

// Phantom Astronaut (aka Dekker Dreyer) is  an artist, curator, and cultural commentator. His work has been considered cautious futurism focusing on technology influencing social systems, folklore, and human potential. Ifyou're looking for content that inspires you to actively fight the algorithmic hellscape, push back against grindset / hustle culture / hyper-consumerism and reconnect to a version of yourself that doesn't suffer from existential dread or alienation, you're in the right place.

Dekker's been called a VR Pioneer by Entrepreneur, NPR, and Moviemaker. He's collaborated with artists like Devo, Disturbed, and Bootsy Collins. In Academia Dekker created Columbia College Chicago's Immersive producing program and was the Immersive media subject matter expert for University of Maryland Global Campus. He was an original official Snap Inc. Lens Creator. He's a curator / producer of the Slamdance Film Festival's DIG (Digital, Interactive, and Gaming) program. He's been featured in publications ranging from Wired to Paper. His music, as Phantom Astronaut, has been compared to Massive Attack, Sigur Ros, and Snog by outlets like Good Men Project.

Why Support Phantom Astronaut?
The Phantom Astronaut Patreon is your invitation to help drag us all into a better timeline, but our society is transactional and dystopian, so this is where I make the case for how this benefits you in material ways.

  • Fight the Algorithm: Every day your feed narrows as algorithms make choices based on your behavior. The digest is a human-curated collection of links that break you free from that cycle in a visually clean format. 
  • Community: The Phantom Astronaut Discord isn't just for patrons, it's also for personally invited creators, writers, and assorted intellectuals. It's a place to discuss big ideas and speak candidly with a wide array of interesting people from around the world without the background noise of open social media platforms.
  • Greed: NFTs can build value and over time, with the help of our community, your Phantom Astronaut collection could potentially exceed the value of your patronage.
  • Spite: There are a LOT of people who hate the way I criticize right-wing nationalism, technological oligarchy, corporate culture, hustle culture, and other social systems. From my writing on transhumanism to Christian theocracy (cited in books like The Evangelicals You Don't Know by USA Today editor Tom Krattenmaker) I've pissed off thousands of people just by being intellectually honest. If you want to drive the people who perpetuate these toxic systems even crazier, all it costs you is the price of one latte a month.
  • Influence: Do you have a topic you're interested in hearing about, but there are no good media pieces on it? You get to vote on podcast episodes.
  • Attention: I've taught at a range of schools and conferences. People have paid thousands of dollars for these formal learning experiences. With live streams and AMAs you can get answers to questions on art, futurism, film, television, music, folklore, and social trends. 
  • Altruism: The more patrons I have, the more content I need to make, and I can't make it alone. Supporting this patreon helps support editors, moderators, and other team members which are added as we grow together.
  • Flexing: Money means so little to you that you don't even care what you spend it on, you just want that dopamine hit of knowing you're giving it away.
Disclaimer: Perks are perks of patronage, not goods being sold. Your patronage does not imply a sale between parties. All media presented in the digest is reproduced under fair use as commentary and links, credit, and any necessary consideration are made to the originators where known. Your patronage provides you access, not ownership. Podcasts and digest editions are not for resale. Placement in digests can't be purchased, no money is taken from creators to feature them or their works in the digest.

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