Michael Rivera

is creating podcast episodes about archaeology and anthropology

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5-Dollar Fans

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  • Access to patron-only posts on Patreon, with behind-the-scenes blog
  • Access to exclusive patron Facebook group
  • Shout-out on the show and in show notes

10-Dollar Trowelers

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  • All incentives of previous level
  • Thank you card in the mail
  • Newsletter every two weeks with Michael's picks on interesting new research and/or articles

25-Dollar Tamarins

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  • All incentives of previous levels
  • One popular anthropology / archaeology book hand-picked by Michael



About Michael Rivera

Hello, everyone!

Let me explain what this Patreon page is all about:

Why do you want me to become a patron?
In the summer of 2018, I made a huge decision to take a bit of a step back from the academic research environment and start this public communication project. The podcast is now my only source of income for the time-being as I continue to apply for academic jobs. Talking about archaeology and anthropology is a dream come true and work that I truly enjoy. Your monthly financial contributions would help me and the podcast immensely. It's simple enough to set up here on Patreon. With your help, I promise to continue introducing to you a wide range of exciting topics, and improve the quality of my interviews.

Thank you for considering this. Any amount you're comfortable giving is really appreciated!

What are the benefits of becoming a patron?
Most importantly, I will reinvest in the podcast and make it my mission to continue providing value to you -- the listeners.

As a thank you, I've prepared several incentives* for those giving at various patron levels:
  • access to patron-only posts on Patreon
    • includes behind-the-scenes photos and videos
    • exclusive Patreon-only podcasts (coming soon!)
  • access to an exclusive Facebook group
    • join a community of other people interested in archaeology, anthropology, podcasts and much more!
    • have your submitted questions presented to the experts
    • take polls on what topics you think Michael should explore
  • printed cards and other merchandise
  • your choice of topic / guest, or you can even co-host the show with Michael (higher-tier patron levels only)
*Benefits that need implementing/shipping will be awarded after 3 months of continued patronage at the required level. Any new gifts added will be sent out to existing patrons as soon as possible. The current COVID-19 may also affect Michael's access to a postal service, but he will endeavor to get these taken care of ASAP.

What if I can't become a patron right now?
I completely understand your position. It's important to keep your funds for where it's most needed in your life. I'm still super grateful that you share the episodes and listen to the podcast and I hope you continue to enjoy the interviews!

By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 4 exclusive posts
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 4 exclusive posts

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