Ancient History Fangirl

is creating a Podcast About the Ancient World

51

patrons

$206

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--that we don't see enough of anymore. 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.

Your subscription helps us keep this podcast going.

Help us produce minisodes

Our Patreon has started to grow to the point where we’re able to produce special content for our subscribers—and we’re so thrilled that we get to do this. These are small episodes (theoretically about 10 minutes long, but we seem criminally unable to address any topic in less than 20 minutes) that delve into topics we didn't get to cover in our longer episodes.

Our subscribers have made minisodes possible. Right now, we’re releasing one a month in addition to our regular content. And we want to do more!

We publish our regular episodes twice a month. We’d love to produce two minisodes a month as well—so our subscribers (starting at the $2 level) get a new episode from us once a week.

But we can’t do it without your help. The more we make on our Patreon, the more time and resources we have to put toward the podcast—including minisodes. If you’d like to get a new Fangirl episode every week, please subscribe. 
Tiers
Raging Fangirl
$2 or more per month

Being a fangirl is less about gender and more about a state of mind. If you’re one of those people who canNOT shut up about Mongol siege tactics and what kind of beer the Pyramid-builders drank and whether the Ancient Greeks wore underwear, yeah...you've got a little fangirl in you. You're one of us. Go ahead and embrace it. 


At this level, you get copious amounts of warm feelings and gratitude! AND, you get access to minisodes at this level! 

Boozy War Elephant
$5 or more per month

We'd tell you to lay off the human gall cocktails, but...war elephant’s 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 you get a shout-out at the end of the episode! And, of course, access to all our Patreon-only content and minisodes. 

Damnatio Memoriae
$10 or more per month

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 family gatherings.


But we still love you. So much, at this level, that we’ll shower you with rewards! Minisodes, a shout-out at the end of the episode—and a chance to vote on the topics we cover in our minisodes! You also get access to exclusive Patreon-only posts and updates.

Goals
$206 of $500 per month
Once we hit $500 a month, our goal is to produce 2 minisodes a month for Patreon subscribers.


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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--that we don't see enough of anymore. 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.

Your subscription helps us keep this podcast going.

Help us produce minisodes

Our Patreon has started to grow to the point where we’re able to produce special content for our subscribers—and we’re so thrilled that we get to do this. These are small episodes (theoretically about 10 minutes long, but we seem criminally unable to address any topic in less than 20 minutes) that delve into topics we didn't get to cover in our longer episodes.

Our subscribers have made minisodes possible. Right now, we’re releasing one a month in addition to our regular content. And we want to do more!

We publish our regular episodes twice a month. We’d love to produce two minisodes a month as well—so our subscribers (starting at the $2 level) get a new episode from us once a week.

But we can’t do it without your help. The more we make on our Patreon, the more time and resources we have to put toward the podcast—including minisodes. If you’d like to get a new Fangirl episode every week, please subscribe. 

Recent posts by Ancient History Fangirl

Tiers
Raging Fangirl
$2 or more per month

Being a fangirl is less about gender and more about a state of mind. If you’re one of those people who canNOT shut up about Mongol siege tactics and what kind of beer the Pyramid-builders drank and whether the Ancient Greeks wore underwear, yeah...you've got a little fangirl in you. You're one of us. Go ahead and embrace it. 


At this level, you get copious amounts of warm feelings and gratitude! AND, you get access to minisodes at this level! 

Boozy War Elephant
$5 or more per month

We'd tell you to lay off the human gall cocktails, but...war elephant’s 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 you get a shout-out at the end of the episode! And, of course, access to all our Patreon-only content and minisodes. 

Damnatio Memoriae
$10 or more per month

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 family gatherings.


But we still love you. So much, at this level, that we’ll shower you with rewards! Minisodes, a shout-out at the end of the episode—and a chance to vote on the topics we cover in our minisodes! You also get access to exclusive Patreon-only posts and updates.