Matthew Facciani is creating blog posts about atheism, politics, and science
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UPDATE 1/31: See my most recent post about cancelling the podcast. I'll only be blogging as I focus on my dissertation. However, I do hope to start a new science communication podcast soon!

Thank you for visiting my Patreon!

I already write all sorts of articles on my blog According to Matthew where I cover topics about social justice to politics to science.

Now I am hoping to create a podcast where we will also cover similarly broad topics and interview a variety of guests. Patrick Anderson will be my co-host and one area of emphasis will be interviewing researchers and activists to learn about their work. We'll talk to scientists in a variety of fields from rocket scientists to sociologists as well as political and social justice activists. I will also talk about my own research area, social psychology, including my main research focus, the psychology of why people reject scientific evidence. 

Another emphasis of the show will be having dialogue with people we disagree with. Patrick and I are both nonreligious liberals, so we will be talking to conservatives, Christians, libertarians, and anyone else who has a different ideology from us. The goal is to have civil conversations with those of different ideologies in hopes of finding common ground, learning from each other, and reducing polarization. 

How do you know what you're talking about?

I write a lot about science, so you might be relieved to know that I actually am working on my PhD in social psychology and have been published in psychology, sociology, and neuroscience journals. We all get annoyed by sloppy science journalism so my academic background helps me write about science accurately, while keeping it to the point. My scientific background will help me interview different scientists I bring on the show. 

I love doing academic research, but I also spend a lot of time doing activism work. Specifically, I've focused on gender equality and sexual violence prevention activism. I've also dabbled with local politics during my time as Co-Chair of the Secular Coalition of South Carolina. I feel like my scientist and activist lives give me a unique perspective in my writing that not many other people have. Visit my website to see more of the work I've been doing!

So why should I give you money?

Well, because you want to! Maybe you share some of the same interests as I do. Maybe you like my writing and want to help me create the podcast. Maybe you agree that it would be nice to see more people engage in dialogue with those who don't always agree with them.

As a grad student, I'm perpetually broke. I've already had a few close calls from random expenses and medical bills so even a few extra dollars would go a long way for my living expenses. And if I'm less stressed out about paying my bills, I can write more and create more podcasts!

Finally, as my Patreon, you will have special access to my work through the Patreon's only feed and I can take your suggestions on what I should write or talk about next!
Tiers
Thank you <3
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
I will love you, you will get access to my Patreon's only feed, and I will thank you on my blog.
Be my friend!
$5 or more per month 1 patron
The above and we can also follow each other on Twitter if you'd like!
Pick what I write about!
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
The above and you can pick a blog post idea for me to write (one per month). It can also be a scientific study that you want me to look into more.

If I don't know much about your topic, I can write a Patreon's only post with my general thoughts or ask you to pick something else.
Pick what I talk about!
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
The above and once my podcast becomes live, you may submit a request to have me and my co-host talk about a topic or interview a certain guest. We will try our best to get the guest on our show, but cannot guarantee they will agree!
Let's hang out!
$50 or more per month 1 patron
The above and you can hangout with me! We can have a Google Hangout sometime if you'd like :)
Goals
$4 of $15 per month
This covers the cost of web hosting services that allow us to keep the podcast going. 
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UPDATE 1/31: See my most recent post about cancelling the podcast. I'll only be blogging as I focus on my dissertation. However, I do hope to start a new science communication podcast soon!

Thank you for visiting my Patreon!

I already write all sorts of articles on my blog According to Matthew where I cover topics about social justice to politics to science.

Now I am hoping to create a podcast where we will also cover similarly broad topics and interview a variety of guests. Patrick Anderson will be my co-host and one area of emphasis will be interviewing researchers and activists to learn about their work. We'll talk to scientists in a variety of fields from rocket scientists to sociologists as well as political and social justice activists. I will also talk about my own research area, social psychology, including my main research focus, the psychology of why people reject scientific evidence. 

Another emphasis of the show will be having dialogue with people we disagree with. Patrick and I are both nonreligious liberals, so we will be talking to conservatives, Christians, libertarians, and anyone else who has a different ideology from us. The goal is to have civil conversations with those of different ideologies in hopes of finding common ground, learning from each other, and reducing polarization. 

How do you know what you're talking about?

I write a lot about science, so you might be relieved to know that I actually am working on my PhD in social psychology and have been published in psychology, sociology, and neuroscience journals. We all get annoyed by sloppy science journalism so my academic background helps me write about science accurately, while keeping it to the point. My scientific background will help me interview different scientists I bring on the show. 

I love doing academic research, but I also spend a lot of time doing activism work. Specifically, I've focused on gender equality and sexual violence prevention activism. I've also dabbled with local politics during my time as Co-Chair of the Secular Coalition of South Carolina. I feel like my scientist and activist lives give me a unique perspective in my writing that not many other people have. Visit my website to see more of the work I've been doing!

So why should I give you money?

Well, because you want to! Maybe you share some of the same interests as I do. Maybe you like my writing and want to help me create the podcast. Maybe you agree that it would be nice to see more people engage in dialogue with those who don't always agree with them.

As a grad student, I'm perpetually broke. I've already had a few close calls from random expenses and medical bills so even a few extra dollars would go a long way for my living expenses. And if I'm less stressed out about paying my bills, I can write more and create more podcasts!

Finally, as my Patreon, you will have special access to my work through the Patreon's only feed and I can take your suggestions on what I should write or talk about next!

Recent posts by Matthew Facciani

Tiers
Thank you <3
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
I will love you, you will get access to my Patreon's only feed, and I will thank you on my blog.
Be my friend!
$5 or more per month 1 patron
The above and we can also follow each other on Twitter if you'd like!
Pick what I write about!
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
The above and you can pick a blog post idea for me to write (one per month). It can also be a scientific study that you want me to look into more.

If I don't know much about your topic, I can write a Patreon's only post with my general thoughts or ask you to pick something else.
Pick what I talk about!
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
The above and once my podcast becomes live, you may submit a request to have me and my co-host talk about a topic or interview a certain guest. We will try our best to get the guest on our show, but cannot guarantee they will agree!
Let's hang out!
$50 or more per month 1 patron
The above and you can hangout with me! We can have a Google Hangout sometime if you'd like :)