Allen Versfeld is creating The Urban Astronomer Podcast
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patrons

Back in 2009, I launched the Urban Astronomer website.  Over the years I've had a lot of fun, and even started my own hosting company to keep it running as reliably as I want it to!  While it was never one of the top astronomy resources on the Internet, I built a small loyal audience of several thousand.  Urban Astronomer managed to get listed as a citation on at least one wikipedia article (that I know of) and has been cited as a resource to solve any number of arguments about space and physics on chat forums.  So it's been a success in its own way.  
But that's not why we're here!  A few months back, after over a year of promises and plans, I launched the Urban Astronomer Podcast! It's a whole new level of fun, and I'm learning so much so fast, but it takes so much time!  Enough that I'm struggling to keep up with a regular schedule while also holding down a rather demanding day job as a software technician.
Hence, the patreon account! If I take the long view, I reckon that with your help I could quit that job and do this full time!  Full time means I can put out more episodes, produce videos, do more in-depth research and generally make a more entertaining and professional show.  And wouldn't that be cool :)
Tiers
Just a fan
$1 or more per month
You like listening to the show, you'd like to hear more, but you don't want anything more from me? Then this is the tier for you!
Library access
$5 or more per month
Access to a downloadable archive of all individual segments, full shows, and any other bonus content.

Your name on the Patrons Appreciation Page

Contributor
$10 or more per month
Now we're talking! More than just a fan, you get to appear on the show - record your questions and send them to me, and I'll answer them in your own segment.  Plus you get all previous rewards
Goals
3 of 100 patrons
When I reach 100 patrons, I'll write and record a major series of profiles on famous astronomers throughout history. Each profile will be published as a page on the Urban Astronomer website, and included as a featured segment of podcast episodes.
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Back in 2009, I launched the Urban Astronomer website.  Over the years I've had a lot of fun, and even started my own hosting company to keep it running as reliably as I want it to!  While it was never one of the top astronomy resources on the Internet, I built a small loyal audience of several thousand.  Urban Astronomer managed to get listed as a citation on at least one wikipedia article (that I know of) and has been cited as a resource to solve any number of arguments about space and physics on chat forums.  So it's been a success in its own way.  
But that's not why we're here!  A few months back, after over a year of promises and plans, I launched the Urban Astronomer Podcast! It's a whole new level of fun, and I'm learning so much so fast, but it takes so much time!  Enough that I'm struggling to keep up with a regular schedule while also holding down a rather demanding day job as a software technician.
Hence, the patreon account! If I take the long view, I reckon that with your help I could quit that job and do this full time!  Full time means I can put out more episodes, produce videos, do more in-depth research and generally make a more entertaining and professional show.  And wouldn't that be cool :)

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Tiers
Just a fan
$1 or more per month
You like listening to the show, you'd like to hear more, but you don't want anything more from me? Then this is the tier for you!
Library access
$5 or more per month
Access to a downloadable archive of all individual segments, full shows, and any other bonus content.

Your name on the Patrons Appreciation Page

Contributor
$10 or more per month
Now we're talking! More than just a fan, you get to appear on the show - record your questions and send them to me, and I'll answer them in your own segment.  Plus you get all previous rewards