Take It With You

is creating live radio theatre & podcasts from Duluth, MN.

24

patrons

$265

per Per Podcast
Hello and welcome to our Patreon page!

Take It With You is a live radio show and PODCAST! Listen HERE!

WHAT ARE WE ABOUT?
Set in a watering hole on the shores of Lake Superior this live radio play and podcast follows Blake Thomas and a colorful group of his multi-talented pals, patrons & employees as they stumble through each new 60-minute adventure, filled with original music, laughs, sound effects, conversation & beer swilling! Advice from local leaders, authors, experts, and business owners, plus performances from regional guest artists round out every show captured in front of a live audience at The Underground Theatre in Duluth, Minnesota. The live performance is then produced into a podcast. Two seasons and 16 podcast episodes later, we are entering our 3rd season...With the will to do more!

WHY ARE WE ASKING?
Because in a community like ours, we know that a little from a lot of greats will go a long way to bring our podcast to you on a regular basis!

WHAT IS OUR STORY?
It’s pretty simple really. At the heart of it, Take It With You started with great people wanting to make great s#!%, with great artists...And pay them what they’re worth.

In the summer of 2013, Blake Thomas, Mary Fox and Andy Frye were living in Minneapolis enjoying burgeoning arts careers when they had AN IDEA! They would drop everything, move up to Duluth, and create a live radio show and podcast from scratch with no funding, limited connections, and next to no resources… No one said it was a “GOOD” IDEA mind you! But as Take It With You enters in to its 3rd season it’s safe to say that the gamble is paying off. TIWY boasts a string of sold out performances, nearly 10,000 podcast downloads, and a slot on Duluth’s KUMD radio…

Radio is called “the theatre of the mind” for a reason: we’re relying on our audience to use their imaginations. We’re counting on you to create the world right along with us. TIWY is one part theatre, one part music concert, one part improv, and one part instructive. The format allows us to highlight a wide range of talents and ideas in a single performance. Plus, as a podcast, our once finite live-audience becomes virtually limitless, which is how we ultimately intend to TAKE OVER THE WORLD!

Okay, world domination may not be in the cards for awhile, but that’s alright with us. We believe that the idea comes first, and that the best stuff is often made when our creativity has to pick up the slack for what we lack in resources. We started from zero and we’re building brick by brick. One of our long term goals is to be able to pay everyone on our team an hourly wage for their work. It sounds like a no-brainer (right?), but it’s a concept almost unheard of in the arts today. It’s an uphill battle for sure, but we’ve got a lot of people rooting for us. The collective heart of Duluth is enormous. The support, love, creativity and selflessness of this community is no small thing and Take It With You owes much of its success to the city itself.

When you come to see Take It With You (or you’re listening to the podcast) you’re doing more than merely experiencing a show. You’re joining an entire community that’s giggling right along with you and you’re supporting a new generation of artists in the most direct way possible!

WHO IS PART OF OUR COMMUNITY?
We’re unbelievably lucky to get to work with such a lovely (yet totally bad-ass) group of people, some of whom include:
  • Nick Gosen (Sound Engineer)
  • Sarah Lueck (Logo Designer/Branding & Business Consultant)
  • Mackenzie McCullum (Stage Manager)
  • And a rotating crew of writers, actors and musicians: Gracie Anderson, Andy Bennett, Abe Curran, Andy Frye, Katy Helbacka, Matt Helbacka, Robert Lee, Ryan Nelson, Lane Prekker, Matt Riehle & Zach Stofer.

Previous guests include: Don Ness, Tom Isbell (author), Bent Paddle Brewing Co., Charlie Parr, Mary Bue, Count This Penny, Joel & Emily Vikre (Vikre Distillery), Brian Schanzenbach (Blacklist Brewing), Jonathan Otis (Lake Superior Honey Co.), Brianna Lane, Lucie Amundsen (Locally Laid Egg Co.), Scott Laderman (author), Mrs. Delicious, Justin & Sarah Steinbach (Vista Fleet), Josh Harty, Sarah Krueger, Zstudio, Doggie Brew Bites, Tom O’Rourke (The Hartley Nature Center), and Dan Smith (Duluth Firefighters Operation Warm).

Learn more HERE!

Buy tickets to a live radio show HERE!

Check out our sweet 'merch' HERE!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Per Podcast
Digital high five! You gain access to the patron-only activity feed.
Pledge $3 or more per Per Podcast
Real life high five! When we see you or meet you, expect the best high five of your life. You are making our dreams come true!
Plus all lower-level rewards.
Pledge $5 or more per Per Podcast
Our hearts are melty! We will add your name to a special Patron Thank You page on the Take It With You website. Plus all lower-level rewards.
Pledge $10 or more per Per Podcast
You're a Super Patron! We'll let the world know by thanking you, by name, on an upcoming podcast. Plus all lower-level rewards.
Pledge $20 or more per Per Podcast
Gosh almighty! You will receive a link to our Season Three 8 song EP. A creation of one song from each episode! Plus all lower-level rewards.
Pledge $100 or more per Per Podcast
only 5 left
Holy tater tot hotdish Batman! You will receive our Season Three 8 song EP with custom album art by Sarah Lueck AND 1 cover song of your choosing by Blake Thomas! Plus all lower-level rewards.
Goals
$265 of $500 per Per Podcast
This would keep us from falling asleep on the bar.
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Hello and welcome to our Patreon page!

Take It With You is a live radio show and PODCAST! Listen HERE!

WHAT ARE WE ABOUT?
Set in a watering hole on the shores of Lake Superior this live radio play and podcast follows Blake Thomas and a colorful group of his multi-talented pals, patrons & employees as they stumble through each new 60-minute adventure, filled with original music, laughs, sound effects, conversation & beer swilling! Advice from local leaders, authors, experts, and business owners, plus performances from regional guest artists round out every show captured in front of a live audience at The Underground Theatre in Duluth, Minnesota. The live performance is then produced into a podcast. Two seasons and 16 podcast episodes later, we are entering our 3rd season...With the will to do more!

WHY ARE WE ASKING?
Because in a community like ours, we know that a little from a lot of greats will go a long way to bring our podcast to you on a regular basis!

WHAT IS OUR STORY?
It’s pretty simple really. At the heart of it, Take It With You started with great people wanting to make great s#!%, with great artists...And pay them what they’re worth.

In the summer of 2013, Blake Thomas, Mary Fox and Andy Frye were living in Minneapolis enjoying burgeoning arts careers when they had AN IDEA! They would drop everything, move up to Duluth, and create a live radio show and podcast from scratch with no funding, limited connections, and next to no resources… No one said it was a “GOOD” IDEA mind you! But as Take It With You enters in to its 3rd season it’s safe to say that the gamble is paying off. TIWY boasts a string of sold out performances, nearly 10,000 podcast downloads, and a slot on Duluth’s KUMD radio…

Radio is called “the theatre of the mind” for a reason: we’re relying on our audience to use their imaginations. We’re counting on you to create the world right along with us. TIWY is one part theatre, one part music concert, one part improv, and one part instructive. The format allows us to highlight a wide range of talents and ideas in a single performance. Plus, as a podcast, our once finite live-audience becomes virtually limitless, which is how we ultimately intend to TAKE OVER THE WORLD!

Okay, world domination may not be in the cards for awhile, but that’s alright with us. We believe that the idea comes first, and that the best stuff is often made when our creativity has to pick up the slack for what we lack in resources. We started from zero and we’re building brick by brick. One of our long term goals is to be able to pay everyone on our team an hourly wage for their work. It sounds like a no-brainer (right?), but it’s a concept almost unheard of in the arts today. It’s an uphill battle for sure, but we’ve got a lot of people rooting for us. The collective heart of Duluth is enormous. The support, love, creativity and selflessness of this community is no small thing and Take It With You owes much of its success to the city itself.

When you come to see Take It With You (or you’re listening to the podcast) you’re doing more than merely experiencing a show. You’re joining an entire community that’s giggling right along with you and you’re supporting a new generation of artists in the most direct way possible!

WHO IS PART OF OUR COMMUNITY?
We’re unbelievably lucky to get to work with such a lovely (yet totally bad-ass) group of people, some of whom include:
  • Nick Gosen (Sound Engineer)
  • Sarah Lueck (Logo Designer/Branding & Business Consultant)
  • Mackenzie McCullum (Stage Manager)
  • And a rotating crew of writers, actors and musicians: Gracie Anderson, Andy Bennett, Abe Curran, Andy Frye, Katy Helbacka, Matt Helbacka, Robert Lee, Ryan Nelson, Lane Prekker, Matt Riehle & Zach Stofer.

Previous guests include: Don Ness, Tom Isbell (author), Bent Paddle Brewing Co., Charlie Parr, Mary Bue, Count This Penny, Joel & Emily Vikre (Vikre Distillery), Brian Schanzenbach (Blacklist Brewing), Jonathan Otis (Lake Superior Honey Co.), Brianna Lane, Lucie Amundsen (Locally Laid Egg Co.), Scott Laderman (author), Mrs. Delicious, Justin & Sarah Steinbach (Vista Fleet), Josh Harty, Sarah Krueger, Zstudio, Doggie Brew Bites, Tom O’Rourke (The Hartley Nature Center), and Dan Smith (Duluth Firefighters Operation Warm).

Learn more HERE!

Buy tickets to a live radio show HERE!

Check out our sweet 'merch' HERE!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Per Podcast
Digital high five! You gain access to the patron-only activity feed.
Pledge $3 or more per Per Podcast
Real life high five! When we see you or meet you, expect the best high five of your life. You are making our dreams come true!
Plus all lower-level rewards.
Pledge $5 or more per Per Podcast
Our hearts are melty! We will add your name to a special Patron Thank You page on the Take It With You website. Plus all lower-level rewards.
Pledge $10 or more per Per Podcast
You're a Super Patron! We'll let the world know by thanking you, by name, on an upcoming podcast. Plus all lower-level rewards.
Pledge $20 or more per Per Podcast
Gosh almighty! You will receive a link to our Season Three 8 song EP. A creation of one song from each episode! Plus all lower-level rewards.
Pledge $100 or more per Per Podcast
only 5 left
Holy tater tot hotdish Batman! You will receive our Season Three 8 song EP with custom album art by Sarah Lueck AND 1 cover song of your choosing by Blake Thomas! Plus all lower-level rewards.