Ancient History Fangirl is creating a Podcast About the Ancient World
5

patrons

$24
per month
Do you like stories about murder, betrayal, romance, war elephants, poisoning, sieges, and plague? Stories that happened thousands of years ago, at the intersection of truth and mythology? Stories about men and women who schemed and battled their way into power—and into the grave?

Welcome to Ancient History Fangirl!

We’re Jenny Williamson and Genn McMenemy: best friends, novelists, and history-obsessed storytellers with a podcast about the ancient world. Join us as we take you from the cutthroat intrigue of Ancient Rome to the windswept plains of Scythia and (eventually) around the world—with tall tales and true stories that are exhaustively researched, ruthlessly un-sugar-coated, and absolutely hilarious. (At least, Jenny’s dad thinks so).

Why support us on Patreon?

Running our podcast is a full-time job. Between research, writing, marketing, recording, and editorial, we’re finding that this is the most time-consuming project we’ve ever taken on. And don’t get us wrong, we love every minute of it.

Each episode represents at least 30 hours—if not more—of research and writing. Our scripts undergo several rounds of editing, and we rehearse each episode before we record. After recording, we’re often left with over three hours of uncut sound—which we edit down to about an hour (give or take) of perfectly-paced storytelling.

We adore doing this work. We also have found this project to be incredibly rewarding in terms of the community we’ve become a part of, the interactions we’ve had about the nerdiest of history topics, and the fans who love this stuff as much as we do. You are our people and we love you.

But we already work full-time jobs, plus we have families, friends, and other projects. Producing the podcast this way takes almost all our free time.

We want to keep bringing you these fascinating stories at the quality level they and you deserve. But at some point, unless we earn enough from the podcast to scale back on our other work, this project may become unsustainable. We’re not sure when or if that will be, but we both know we can’t keep working like this forever.

So, we’re asking for your help. If we’re earning $300 a month, it won’t be enough to quit our day jobs just yet—but we’ll be able to afford some key upgrades that will help us make the next season of Ancient History Fangirl our best one yet.

Your donations will help us invest in the podcast at a level we haven’t been able to before. For instance, by buying better recording equipment and getting more regular help from a sound engineer; buying more wide-ranging research materials; and scaling back slightly on other work so we can spend more time crafting these stories.

In the future, as this Patreon grows, we’re hoping to bring you other benefits—such as premium content—and taking fewer breaks between seasons. Help us make these goals a reality. Please donate.

Tiers
Raging Fangirl
$2 or more per month 1 patron
We see you out there--that weirdo who canNOT shut up about Mongol siege tactics and what kind of beer the Pyramid-builders drank and whether the Ancient Greeks wore underwear. Just go ahead and admit it--you're one of us. Embrace your inner fangirl. 


At this level, you get copious amounts of warm feelings and gratitude! Plus a shout-out at the end of the podcast. Entirely worth the $2.

Boozy War Elephant
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
We'd tell you to lay off the human gall cocktails, but...war elephants gonna war elephant. Just as long as you're frenzying in the direction of the opposing army, and not us.


At this level, you get all the warm feelings and gratitude from the previous level. PLUS day-early, advert-free access to each new episode. PLUS join us on our movie nights! (This is where we all get together on Facebook group video chat, knock back a few, and watch an ancient-history-themed movie. Inappropriate and uninformed commentary provided by Genn and Jenny).

Damnatio Memoriae
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You're so into ancient history that you've completely alienated everyone around you. They've stricken your face from coinage. Torn down your statues. Forbidden all mention of your name at Thanksgiving and other family gatherings.


But we still love you. So much, at this level, that we'll shower you with rewards! Day-early, advert-free access to our new episodes! Movie nights! PLUS, you get a say. Vote on the topics we cover in our episodes, and on which movies we watch for movie nights. You also get access to exclusive Patreon-only posts and updates. And a cool sticker!

Goals
$24 of $300 per month
If we meet this goal, we'll be able to improve the sound quality of our podcast--by buying better recording equipment, bringing in a sound engineer more consistently, and enhancing our home studios.

We'll also be able to invest in more research materials and cut back on some of our other full-time work to spend more time crafting these stories--and making Season 3 the best one yet.
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Do you like stories about murder, betrayal, romance, war elephants, poisoning, sieges, and plague? Stories that happened thousands of years ago, at the intersection of truth and mythology? Stories about men and women who schemed and battled their way into power—and into the grave?

Welcome to Ancient History Fangirl!

We’re Jenny Williamson and Genn McMenemy: best friends, novelists, and history-obsessed storytellers with a podcast about the ancient world. Join us as we take you from the cutthroat intrigue of Ancient Rome to the windswept plains of Scythia and (eventually) around the world—with tall tales and true stories that are exhaustively researched, ruthlessly un-sugar-coated, and absolutely hilarious. (At least, Jenny’s dad thinks so).

Why support us on Patreon?

Running our podcast is a full-time job. Between research, writing, marketing, recording, and editorial, we’re finding that this is the most time-consuming project we’ve ever taken on. And don’t get us wrong, we love every minute of it.

Each episode represents at least 30 hours—if not more—of research and writing. Our scripts undergo several rounds of editing, and we rehearse each episode before we record. After recording, we’re often left with over three hours of uncut sound—which we edit down to about an hour (give or take) of perfectly-paced storytelling.

We adore doing this work. We also have found this project to be incredibly rewarding in terms of the community we’ve become a part of, the interactions we’ve had about the nerdiest of history topics, and the fans who love this stuff as much as we do. You are our people and we love you.

But we already work full-time jobs, plus we have families, friends, and other projects. Producing the podcast this way takes almost all our free time.

We want to keep bringing you these fascinating stories at the quality level they and you deserve. But at some point, unless we earn enough from the podcast to scale back on our other work, this project may become unsustainable. We’re not sure when or if that will be, but we both know we can’t keep working like this forever.

So, we’re asking for your help. If we’re earning $300 a month, it won’t be enough to quit our day jobs just yet—but we’ll be able to afford some key upgrades that will help us make the next season of Ancient History Fangirl our best one yet.

Your donations will help us invest in the podcast at a level we haven’t been able to before. For instance, by buying better recording equipment and getting more regular help from a sound engineer; buying more wide-ranging research materials; and scaling back slightly on other work so we can spend more time crafting these stories.

In the future, as this Patreon grows, we’re hoping to bring you other benefits—such as premium content—and taking fewer breaks between seasons. Help us make these goals a reality. Please donate.

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Tiers
Raging Fangirl
$2 or more per month 1 patron
We see you out there--that weirdo who canNOT shut up about Mongol siege tactics and what kind of beer the Pyramid-builders drank and whether the Ancient Greeks wore underwear. Just go ahead and admit it--you're one of us. Embrace your inner fangirl. 


At this level, you get copious amounts of warm feelings and gratitude! Plus a shout-out at the end of the podcast. Entirely worth the $2.

Boozy War Elephant
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
We'd tell you to lay off the human gall cocktails, but...war elephants gonna war elephant. Just as long as you're frenzying in the direction of the opposing army, and not us.


At this level, you get all the warm feelings and gratitude from the previous level. PLUS day-early, advert-free access to each new episode. PLUS join us on our movie nights! (This is where we all get together on Facebook group video chat, knock back a few, and watch an ancient-history-themed movie. Inappropriate and uninformed commentary provided by Genn and Jenny).

Damnatio Memoriae
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You're so into ancient history that you've completely alienated everyone around you. They've stricken your face from coinage. Torn down your statues. Forbidden all mention of your name at Thanksgiving and other family gatherings.


But we still love you. So much, at this level, that we'll shower you with rewards! Day-early, advert-free access to our new episodes! Movie nights! PLUS, you get a say. Vote on the topics we cover in our episodes, and on which movies we watch for movie nights. You also get access to exclusive Patreon-only posts and updates. And a cool sticker!