Jamie Taylor is creating The .NET Core Podcast
2

patrons

$18
per month
Hello everyone and welcome to the patron page for_THE_ .NET Core podcast - the only podcast which is devoted to:

  • .NET Core
  • ASPNET Core
  • EF Core
  • SignalR
  • and not forgetting The .NET Core community, itself

I am your host, Jamie "GaProgMan" Taylor, and I'm going to talk to you about my podcast and why I would like your help to ensure that it is fully funded.

Essentially, my podcast is all about the "Core technologies" (which is my own umbrella term for .NET Core and all of the other things I mentioned at the start) and the community around it. The show has monologue episodes where I teach listeners about a specific topic, and it also has interview episodes where I sit with someone from the community and discuss a specific core technology or an open source library.

Each episode has extensive show notes either a transcription or selected text snippets, along with a large number of links to external resources so that listeners can do a deeper dive into the episode's topic; there is a new episode each week.

So why have I started a Patreon page?

Well, I'd love to ensure that the podcast it fully funded. There are hosting costs (for both the site and the show), there are software licence costs, and there are hardware costs to think about.
If you had over to the website right now, you'll see a banner offering advertising space. Whilst this is designed to be as unintrusive as possible, it's only a matter of time before it gets added to ad blocking apps. Plus, I'd rather not have to rely on ad revenue for the day to day running of the show.

Not only that, but I want to interview people from the community who are all over the planet, which means different time zones are involved. And everyone knows that once you include time zones, everything starts to go a little wobbly. Interviewing folks from different times zones, at a time which is convenient for them means potentially taking time out of my schedule in order to do it, which can have all sorts of impacts on things.

My aim for the show is to be among the first places that people will head to for information on .NET Core which is presented is an audio format. I'm an auditory learner myself, which means that I learn best when I can hear it, so I know how hard it can be for fellow auditory learners who rely on written documentation.

Plus, the show gives people who are interested in .NET Core a chance to listen to something interesting during their commutes instead of the same 5 songs from the top 40.
And I need your help to do this.

What can you get as a Patron?

For as little as one dollar a month, you'll be listed as a supporter of the show on the show's website. I'll also read a message along the lines of:

The .NET Core podcast is supported by our listeners who have become patrons. To see a full list of the patrons or to join them, head over to dotnetcore.show/patrons

Patrons will be listed in patronage order, so if you want to be at the top of the list, you'll have to get in first. All patrons who are listed on this page can have a link to a social account if their choice, too.

Other patron goals are still being finalised at the moment, but you can always check on the Patreon page for the latest details.

Thanks,
Jamie "GaProgMan" Taylor
Podcast Host
Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Patrons at this level are supporters of the show, and will have their names listed (along with a social account of their choice, if they wish) at the show's website.
Pro-Supporter
$5 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Patrons at this level are supporters of the show, and will have their names listed (along with a social account of their choice, if they wish) at the show's website, along with a short bio (limit: 75 words), and will be listed above the "Supporter" level patrons.
Early Access
$10 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
Patrons at this level will get early access to episodes, usually 2-3 days before the standard RSS feed.

This tier also include the Pro-Supporter tier, but with the bonus of a longer bio (up to 150 words). You will also be listed above the "Pro-Supporter" Patrons.

Pre-Roll Advertisement
$75 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
These advert slots will be included after the intro (i.e. "Hello everyone and welcome to THE .NET Core podcast...") but before the episode begins proper, and are limited to 15-20 seconds in length.
Post-Episode Advertisement
$75 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
These advert slots will be included after the main content of the episode, before the episode is wrapped up and concluded, and are limited to 15-20 seconds in length.
Mid-Episode Advertisement
$125 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
These ads will be included at the mid point of the episode and will act as a refreshing break to the listeners and are limited to 60-90 seconds in length
Hello everyone and welcome to the patron page for_THE_ .NET Core podcast - the only podcast which is devoted to:

  • .NET Core
  • ASPNET Core
  • EF Core
  • SignalR
  • and not forgetting The .NET Core community, itself

I am your host, Jamie "GaProgMan" Taylor, and I'm going to talk to you about my podcast and why I would like your help to ensure that it is fully funded.

Essentially, my podcast is all about the "Core technologies" (which is my own umbrella term for .NET Core and all of the other things I mentioned at the start) and the community around it. The show has monologue episodes where I teach listeners about a specific topic, and it also has interview episodes where I sit with someone from the community and discuss a specific core technology or an open source library.

Each episode has extensive show notes either a transcription or selected text snippets, along with a large number of links to external resources so that listeners can do a deeper dive into the episode's topic; there is a new episode each week.

So why have I started a Patreon page?

Well, I'd love to ensure that the podcast it fully funded. There are hosting costs (for both the site and the show), there are software licence costs, and there are hardware costs to think about.
If you had over to the website right now, you'll see a banner offering advertising space. Whilst this is designed to be as unintrusive as possible, it's only a matter of time before it gets added to ad blocking apps. Plus, I'd rather not have to rely on ad revenue for the day to day running of the show.

Not only that, but I want to interview people from the community who are all over the planet, which means different time zones are involved. And everyone knows that once you include time zones, everything starts to go a little wobbly. Interviewing folks from different times zones, at a time which is convenient for them means potentially taking time out of my schedule in order to do it, which can have all sorts of impacts on things.

My aim for the show is to be among the first places that people will head to for information on .NET Core which is presented is an audio format. I'm an auditory learner myself, which means that I learn best when I can hear it, so I know how hard it can be for fellow auditory learners who rely on written documentation.

Plus, the show gives people who are interested in .NET Core a chance to listen to something interesting during their commutes instead of the same 5 songs from the top 40.
And I need your help to do this.

What can you get as a Patron?

For as little as one dollar a month, you'll be listed as a supporter of the show on the show's website. I'll also read a message along the lines of:

The .NET Core podcast is supported by our listeners who have become patrons. To see a full list of the patrons or to join them, head over to dotnetcore.show/patrons

Patrons will be listed in patronage order, so if you want to be at the top of the list, you'll have to get in first. All patrons who are listed on this page can have a link to a social account if their choice, too.

Other patron goals are still being finalised at the moment, but you can always check on the Patreon page for the latest details.

Thanks,
Jamie "GaProgMan" Taylor
Podcast Host

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Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Patrons at this level are supporters of the show, and will have their names listed (along with a social account of their choice, if they wish) at the show's website.
Pro-Supporter
$5 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Patrons at this level are supporters of the show, and will have their names listed (along with a social account of their choice, if they wish) at the show's website, along with a short bio (limit: 75 words), and will be listed above the "Supporter" level patrons.
Early Access
$10 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
Patrons at this level will get early access to episodes, usually 2-3 days before the standard RSS feed.

This tier also include the Pro-Supporter tier, but with the bonus of a longer bio (up to 150 words). You will also be listed above the "Pro-Supporter" Patrons.

Pre-Roll Advertisement
$75 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
These advert slots will be included after the intro (i.e. "Hello everyone and welcome to THE .NET Core podcast...") but before the episode begins proper, and are limited to 15-20 seconds in length.
Post-Episode Advertisement
$75 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
These advert slots will be included after the main content of the episode, before the episode is wrapped up and concluded, and are limited to 15-20 seconds in length.
Mid-Episode Advertisement
$125 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
These ads will be included at the mid point of the episode and will act as a refreshing break to the listeners and are limited to 60-90 seconds in length