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“Hi, and welcome to The Rereaders!” So goes the opening of every episode of our critics’ podcast – recorded in Melbourne, sometimes on the fly, usually on a Friday afternoon, and almost always in a cozy little studio at local community radio station 3CR. After that intro, we three co-hosts set out to make sense of the latest in books, essays, TV shows, movies, theatre, festivals, music, shops, viral trends, foodie fashions, weird ephemera and important developments in The Culture At Large (seriously, we’ve reviewed a cereal cafe before!).

The Rereaders was launched in Sydney in 2011, before moving to Melbourne in 2014, where we found a new groove in the emergent podcasting scene. Now, we’re looking to take the next big step in our short but varied history.

In 2015 we gained support through the Creative Victoria arts program and in 2016, we turn the big five years old. Working on the podcast as a passion project in those early years was full of its own rewards; now we’re looking to take a new step to make sure our baby sticks around – and, ultimately, to increase our episode output. The Rereaders is fortnightly right now, but we’d love to go weekly.

To achieve these ambitious goals we need extra resources – to pay the costs of studio hire, and to remunerate our special guest critics and our hardworking producer for all the work they do recording, editing, uploading and running around getting us organised behind the scenes. A lot of things have to happen to make 50 minutes of critical chit-chat.

The Rereaders has prided itself on using recording studios and professional producers since day one, on offering its guests an appearance fee and in making sure all of them get paid for their contributions. Until now this has come from either personal investment or our injection of government funding.

We want to let our listeners know that we love and appreciate them for streaming, downloading and sharing our work. But if they can offer us just a little more help, we can keep putting our voices out in the world as we strive towards sustainability. This doesn’t need to cost a whole lot.

Here are some nice things people have said about us:

The Thousands said: “The Rereaders are those articulate, funny friends you don't actually know but want to have a glass of wine with.”

The Melbourne Writers Festival said: “For some homegrown cultural and literary criticism I turn to The Rereaders. It is great to see interesting and diverse local content being reviewed.”

The Writers’ Bloc said: "Three smart cookies talking about popular culture: everything from Transformers to restaurants, reality TV to shopping centres. It’s a brilliant place to find out about new things to love (and hate) and a great primer to start thinking about them critically."

In 2016 we have exciting plans – more episodes, more guests, new topics, live episodes and some surprise ideas. As ever we’ll be keeping our critical eyes on all matters of culture, produced both in Australia and around the world. We hope, most of all, that you can listen in (seriously!) and we thank you for any support you may be able to commit, no matter how small.
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“Hi, and welcome to The Rereaders!” So goes the opening of every episode of our critics’ podcast – recorded in Melbourne, sometimes on the fly, usually on a Friday afternoon, and almost always in a cozy little studio at local community radio station 3CR. After that intro, we three co-hosts set out to make sense of the latest in books, essays, TV shows, movies, theatre, festivals, music, shops, viral trends, foodie fashions, weird ephemera and important developments in The Culture At Large (seriously, we’ve reviewed a cereal cafe before!).

The Rereaders was launched in Sydney in 2011, before moving to Melbourne in 2014, where we found a new groove in the emergent podcasting scene. Now, we’re looking to take the next big step in our short but varied history.

In 2015 we gained support through the Creative Victoria arts program and in 2016, we turn the big five years old. Working on the podcast as a passion project in those early years was full of its own rewards; now we’re looking to take a new step to make sure our baby sticks around – and, ultimately, to increase our episode output. The Rereaders is fortnightly right now, but we’d love to go weekly.

To achieve these ambitious goals we need extra resources – to pay the costs of studio hire, and to remunerate our special guest critics and our hardworking producer for all the work they do recording, editing, uploading and running around getting us organised behind the scenes. A lot of things have to happen to make 50 minutes of critical chit-chat.

The Rereaders has prided itself on using recording studios and professional producers since day one, on offering its guests an appearance fee and in making sure all of them get paid for their contributions. Until now this has come from either personal investment or our injection of government funding.

We want to let our listeners know that we love and appreciate them for streaming, downloading and sharing our work. But if they can offer us just a little more help, we can keep putting our voices out in the world as we strive towards sustainability. This doesn’t need to cost a whole lot.

Here are some nice things people have said about us:

The Thousands said: “The Rereaders are those articulate, funny friends you don't actually know but want to have a glass of wine with.”

The Melbourne Writers Festival said: “For some homegrown cultural and literary criticism I turn to The Rereaders. It is great to see interesting and diverse local content being reviewed.”

The Writers’ Bloc said: "Three smart cookies talking about popular culture: everything from Transformers to restaurants, reality TV to shopping centres. It’s a brilliant place to find out about new things to love (and hate) and a great primer to start thinking about them critically."

In 2016 we have exciting plans – more episodes, more guests, new topics, live episodes and some surprise ideas. As ever we’ll be keeping our critical eyes on all matters of culture, produced both in Australia and around the world. We hope, most of all, that you can listen in (seriously!) and we thank you for any support you may be able to commit, no matter how small.

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Two episodes a month, on one of them we will give you a name check at the end of the episode! 
Pledge $500 or more per month
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Advertise with us! We'll read out a short message from you, and name you as our sponsor.