Brandon Hardesty & Kenny Johnson are creating Walken 101
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patrons

$145
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WHAT IF two people watched every project an actor has ever done and made a podcast about it? 

That's the question we're trying to answer with Walken 101, a weekly podcast in which we watch and analyze, in chronological order, every film, television show, or video game (yes, Walken has had roles in video games) that Oscar-winning actor Christopher Walken has ever appeared in.

In each episode, we'll discuss the project we watched, review it, talk about Walken's performance, and whatever else comes to mind. 

BUT WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? 
There's a certain amount of novelty to it. Certainly, we don't think anyone has done this before, and for good reason. It seems like a colossal waste of time. 

Or is it? We happen to think that a great deal can be learned from watching an entire actor's body of work. Specifically, with Christopher Walken, it's going to be an exercise in breaking down who he is and why he makes such unique decisions as an actor. Hopefully, either through actual facts or our own speculation, we can extract some useful information for any budding filmmakers and actors who may be listening. The thing about Walken is that he may be known to our generation as kind of a spooky, sometimes goofy guy, but as Walken once said when he played the title role in Hamlet decades ago: "Though this be madness, yet there be method in it." 

HOW LONG WILL THIS TAKE?
Close to two-and-a-half years. There are approximately 129 credits on Walken's IMDb page, five or six of which seem impossible to find. We'll be releasing one podcast a week. 

WHY A PATREON?
Most expenses will come from hosting the podcast, website fees, and most importantly: finding a way to watch everything. Some of these projects are little hard to come by. For example, Walken's performance in a couple episodes of "Naked City" only exists on a complete season box set of the show. The 1977 film Roseland is only available on DVD. These may seem like small expenses, between $20-30 depending on where we can find them for purchase, but they add up. 

There are also a vast amount of projects available on streaming services. Thankfully, some will be free, others won't be. Again, they're small expenses ($2.99 or $3.99 here and there), but they will certainly add up. We're eating the expenses as of right now, but we'd love to get enough support to allow us to not have to worry about that. 

Any support can go to other things as well, such as better equipment, promotion through social media, or funding a short road trip to Yale University, which is seemingly the only resting place of a 1956 short film on DVD called "The Boy Who Saw Through," which stars a 12-year-old Christopher Walken as a boy with x-ray vision. We'll also need a whip, a fedora, and a bag of sand to replace it when we lift it from its weighted slab. 

Aside from those expenses, we're simply trying to create something that people will enjoy, and if people dig this, maybe we'll do similar projects in the future. It all depends on how much people are listening, sharing, and supporting the show. 
Tiers
Get Episodes a Week Ahead of Time
$1 or more per month
WHOA! You get to listen to Walken 101 episodes a week before everyone else!
Shoutouts!
$5 or more per month
YOU CANTALOUPE! You get a shout out on the podcast, and in addition to butchering your name and ridiculing you, you'll be added to an ever-evolving plot of a buddy cop movie that previous "shout-out" patrons have written through changing their Patreon usernames every week. It's bizarre and is gradually getting out of hand. 
Behind-the-Scenes Videos
$10 or more per month
CHAMPANYA! You get an exclusive behind-the-scenes video every episode of us making the podcast, watching whatever project we're talking about that day, etc. Very loose, fun, around 5-10 minutes long.
Become a Sponsor
$20 or more per month
WOWWIE ZOWWIE! Congratulations, you're a sponsor! Send a private message through Patreon with a three-sentence blurb of what you'd like sponsored on the podcast, and we'll read it for you at the top of the show. 
Goals
$60 – reached! per month
$60.00 a month will cover all of the above, plus expenses used to watch all these movies/TV shows. If we reach this goal, then you've officially helped us out of the red!
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WHAT IF two people watched every project an actor has ever done and made a podcast about it? 

That's the question we're trying to answer with Walken 101, a weekly podcast in which we watch and analyze, in chronological order, every film, television show, or video game (yes, Walken has had roles in video games) that Oscar-winning actor Christopher Walken has ever appeared in.

In each episode, we'll discuss the project we watched, review it, talk about Walken's performance, and whatever else comes to mind. 

BUT WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? 
There's a certain amount of novelty to it. Certainly, we don't think anyone has done this before, and for good reason. It seems like a colossal waste of time. 

Or is it? We happen to think that a great deal can be learned from watching an entire actor's body of work. Specifically, with Christopher Walken, it's going to be an exercise in breaking down who he is and why he makes such unique decisions as an actor. Hopefully, either through actual facts or our own speculation, we can extract some useful information for any budding filmmakers and actors who may be listening. The thing about Walken is that he may be known to our generation as kind of a spooky, sometimes goofy guy, but as Walken once said when he played the title role in Hamlet decades ago: "Though this be madness, yet there be method in it." 

HOW LONG WILL THIS TAKE?
Close to two-and-a-half years. There are approximately 129 credits on Walken's IMDb page, five or six of which seem impossible to find. We'll be releasing one podcast a week. 

WHY A PATREON?
Most expenses will come from hosting the podcast, website fees, and most importantly: finding a way to watch everything. Some of these projects are little hard to come by. For example, Walken's performance in a couple episodes of "Naked City" only exists on a complete season box set of the show. The 1977 film Roseland is only available on DVD. These may seem like small expenses, between $20-30 depending on where we can find them for purchase, but they add up. 

There are also a vast amount of projects available on streaming services. Thankfully, some will be free, others won't be. Again, they're small expenses ($2.99 or $3.99 here and there), but they will certainly add up. We're eating the expenses as of right now, but we'd love to get enough support to allow us to not have to worry about that. 

Any support can go to other things as well, such as better equipment, promotion through social media, or funding a short road trip to Yale University, which is seemingly the only resting place of a 1956 short film on DVD called "The Boy Who Saw Through," which stars a 12-year-old Christopher Walken as a boy with x-ray vision. We'll also need a whip, a fedora, and a bag of sand to replace it when we lift it from its weighted slab. 

Aside from those expenses, we're simply trying to create something that people will enjoy, and if people dig this, maybe we'll do similar projects in the future. It all depends on how much people are listening, sharing, and supporting the show. 

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Tiers
Get Episodes a Week Ahead of Time
$1 or more per month
WHOA! You get to listen to Walken 101 episodes a week before everyone else!
Shoutouts!
$5 or more per month
YOU CANTALOUPE! You get a shout out on the podcast, and in addition to butchering your name and ridiculing you, you'll be added to an ever-evolving plot of a buddy cop movie that previous "shout-out" patrons have written through changing their Patreon usernames every week. It's bizarre and is gradually getting out of hand. 
Behind-the-Scenes Videos
$10 or more per month
CHAMPANYA! You get an exclusive behind-the-scenes video every episode of us making the podcast, watching whatever project we're talking about that day, etc. Very loose, fun, around 5-10 minutes long.
Become a Sponsor
$20 or more per month
WOWWIE ZOWWIE! Congratulations, you're a sponsor! Send a private message through Patreon with a three-sentence blurb of what you'd like sponsored on the podcast, and we'll read it for you at the top of the show.