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Welcome to Accession.

What is Accession?

Accession is a podcast that brings art to life with story and sound, and helps bring art to the life of you, the listener. Each episode examines a unique way of connecting with a piece of art, ranging from love letters written to a pointillist painting, a sports mockumentary about an ancient Mayan ballgame, and the historical context of some folks sitting alone in a diner late at night. In addition to the podcast, season two will see the launch of articles on appreciation, aesthetics, history, social justice, and the many ways art intersects with life, all of which can be found on our website.

We need your help.

Accession is currently a labor of love from me- writing, researching, recording, interviewing, producing, and promoting all in the free time I have outside of being a middle school teacher. As such, I need your help to mitigate both the financial and time costs it takes to keep the show running. Your support of Accession goes directly towards:

-The cost of visiting museums and doing research on the art involved.
-The cost of actors, musicians, and guests who lend their sounds to the show.
-The cost of hosting, keeping up the website, and making art and other materials for the show.
-The possibility of me getting to do other cool things with the show, like live shows, regular zines, and more education outreach.

When the season is in full swing, we’ll be putting out an episode and an art article every month. To support this, we recommend a monthly contribution of just $5, the cost of a fancy cup of coffee. It goes a long way.

And in return...

Because we believe in accessibility and information access for all, everyone who supports Accession, no matter how big or small of a donation, will get our exclusive content. During each month of season two, we plan on releasing:

-A travel essay from our road-trip across America.
-A critical art essay, including a series where I talk about the many, many white men who I won’t be talking about on the show, and why I won't be talking about them.
-A bonus mini-sode on a piece of art from the road trip that I loved, but just isn’t quite going to be a full blown episode.
-The occasional behind the scenes content like extended interviews, commentaries, or essays about the struggles of making the show.

Supporters also get access to the exclusive Accession Supporters Instagram, where I post behind the scenes photos and videos as the episodes are being made. It’s a great little community and a fun place to get excited about the things to come in the world of Accession.

Additionally, when we reach 50 patrons, I will be releasing the World’s Largest Mini-Series, a series of mini-sodes on the world's largest attractions that we stopped to see while we were on the road, including the World’s Largest Hat and the World's Largest Van Gogh painting. The first episode will be available to the public, but the rest will be exclusively for supporters like you.

Thank you so much for your support.

I really truly love making this show, and with your support, I will hopefully get to keep doing this for many years to come. Any amount of support helps, no matter how big or how small.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

-T.H. Ponders
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