Alzabo Soup is creating A podcast about our favorite speculative fiction
98

patrons

$351
per month
Alzabo Soup is a podcast where we (Phil and Metz) do deep readings of high quality speculative fiction with a focus on the author Gene Wolfe.  It's like listening to a book club that only has two people in it (Metz believes that this is actually a selling point)!  We release a one-hour-ish podcast every week as we go through books chapter-by-chapter.  We research the obscure parts of the work, and try to ponder the puzzles that the authors leave for us.  Our current project is The Claw of the Conciliator, the second of the four books in The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe. We hope to work our way through all four books and it's coda, The Urth of the New Sun, over the next 1-2 years.

Click here to listen to our podcast!

Your support helps us offset the cost of making and hosting the podcast, as well as helping us perpetuate the illusion that we can make money by doing the things we love.
Rewards
Zombie Follower
$1 or more per month 18 patrons
$1 - Zombie Follower

You're just here looking for brains.  As a $1 follower you'll receive:


  • Access to our patron-only news and blog posts, which will give you insight into other books we're reading, movies and TV shows we're watching, and anything else we find interesting.
  • The ability to post and comment on our "Community" page, where you and other patrons can discuss Wolfe and the content of our episodes.
  • An extended version of our theme music as an mp3 file.
  • We will follow you on Twitter.
  • Access to our thumbnail logo art created by Phil.  
Invested Earworm
$3 or more per month 47 patrons
$3 - Invested Earworm

You're in this to get past the grey matter and into the ideas.  In addition to the rewards above, you will receive the following:

  • We will thank you on our Facebook page and on Twitter.
  • Access to our Q&A posts, where we invite questions and comments from our audience about the books we're reading.
  • Access to our recording notes as we release them (notes are released in chunks as we complete sections of each text, not always in conjunction with episodes).
  • Access to our library of bonus mini-podcasts about other topics.
Wandering Torturer
$6 or more per month 24 patrons
$6 - Wandering Torturer

You’re ready to get inside OUR brains. In addition to the rewards above, you will receive the following:

  • We will thank you on air when you sign up at this level.
  • We will create a custom reading recommendations list for you based on your fiction preferences.
Naegleria fowleri
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
$10 - Naegleria fowleri

You don't just want brains, you want them now! Pronto! Stop typing and give me more brains already!

In addition to the rewards above, you will receive the following:
  • Metz and Phil will record a mini-podcast based on your input.
  • Early access to our podcasts as we complete them, before their scheduled release (sometimes this means up to a month in advance!).
Goals
$351 of $400 per month
$400 - Thank You Cast 3!

We'll do another two-hour marathon analysis cast on the movie or TV season of our patrons' choice.
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Alzabo Soup is a podcast where we (Phil and Metz) do deep readings of high quality speculative fiction with a focus on the author Gene Wolfe.  It's like listening to a book club that only has two people in it (Metz believes that this is actually a selling point)!  We release a one-hour-ish podcast every week as we go through books chapter-by-chapter.  We research the obscure parts of the work, and try to ponder the puzzles that the authors leave for us.  Our current project is The Claw of the Conciliator, the second of the four books in The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe. We hope to work our way through all four books and it's coda, The Urth of the New Sun, over the next 1-2 years.

Click here to listen to our podcast!

Your support helps us offset the cost of making and hosting the podcast, as well as helping us perpetuate the illusion that we can make money by doing the things we love.

Recent posts by Alzabo Soup

Rewards
Zombie Follower
$1 or more per month 18 patrons
$1 - Zombie Follower

You're just here looking for brains.  As a $1 follower you'll receive:


  • Access to our patron-only news and blog posts, which will give you insight into other books we're reading, movies and TV shows we're watching, and anything else we find interesting.
  • The ability to post and comment on our "Community" page, where you and other patrons can discuss Wolfe and the content of our episodes.
  • An extended version of our theme music as an mp3 file.
  • We will follow you on Twitter.
  • Access to our thumbnail logo art created by Phil.  
Invested Earworm
$3 or more per month 47 patrons
$3 - Invested Earworm

You're in this to get past the grey matter and into the ideas.  In addition to the rewards above, you will receive the following:

  • We will thank you on our Facebook page and on Twitter.
  • Access to our Q&A posts, where we invite questions and comments from our audience about the books we're reading.
  • Access to our recording notes as we release them (notes are released in chunks as we complete sections of each text, not always in conjunction with episodes).
  • Access to our library of bonus mini-podcasts about other topics.
Wandering Torturer
$6 or more per month 24 patrons
$6 - Wandering Torturer

You’re ready to get inside OUR brains. In addition to the rewards above, you will receive the following:

  • We will thank you on air when you sign up at this level.
  • We will create a custom reading recommendations list for you based on your fiction preferences.
Naegleria fowleri
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
$10 - Naegleria fowleri

You don't just want brains, you want them now! Pronto! Stop typing and give me more brains already!

In addition to the rewards above, you will receive the following:
  • Metz and Phil will record a mini-podcast based on your input.
  • Early access to our podcasts as we complete them, before their scheduled release (sometimes this means up to a month in advance!).