Dan Weissmann

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A hand to hold onto

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All the same benefits as here. Plus a program called NewsMatch will kick in, so your money goes twice as far. https://armandalegshow.com/support/ 

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Get a shout-out at the end of an episode! 

Plus bonus audio, undying thanks, and a warm, good feeling.

A mighty arm

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All the same benefits as here. Plus a program called NewsMatch will kick in, so your money goes twice as far. https://armandalegshow.com/support/

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I'll send you a hand-written thank-you card! 
(Warning, my handwriting stinks. But in a cute way.) 


Plus bonus audio, undying thanks, a warm feeling, a shout-out.

A Leg Up

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All the same benefits as here. Plus a program called NewsMatch will kick in, so your money goes twice as far. https://armandalegshow.com/support/

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I'll send you some ARM & A LEG BAND-AIDS!  
(Hey, you should see what they charge for Band-Aids in the hospital.)


Plus, discount codes for merch when we get it. (Band-aids only available here.)


And of course.... bonus audio, undying thanks, a shout-out, and a hand-written thank-you card.


(Note: The Band-Aids are a one-time-per-person thing. I can't send 'em every month.) 

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About Dan Weissmann

WAIT:  If you support us at OUR site instead, your money goes twice as far right now.

Yep.
A program called NewsMatch is matching every pledge to An Arm and a Leg in November and December.

But not here on Patreon:  NewsMatch is a campaign from the Institute for Nonprofit News, and we only qualify for matching when pledges come via our non-profit partner, Public Narrative. 

Here's where to go: https://armandalegshow.com/support/

Oh, even better: NewsMatch is matching new pledges at a full-year value.  That is: If you pledge $5 a month... NewsMatch will put up 60 bucks RIGHT NOW. 

YEP. Here's that link again:  https://armandalegshow.com/support/



OH, ALSO, at our site:
  • You can make a one-time gift, instead of an ongoing pledge. (And yes, NewsMatch will match one-time gifts too.)
  • Your money goes farther another way too:  We pay fewer fees to the folks who process donations on our own site. (Patreon's nice, but they do charge a lot.) 
  • Your donations made through our site are tax-deductible.
One more time, here's that link: https://armandalegshow.com/support/

Oh, also: 
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING GAME TO SUPPORT AN ARM AND A LEG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You rock.

OK, here's the spiel about the show: 
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The spiraling cost of medical care shapes people’s lives: The jobs we’re afraid to leave because of insurance, the risk that a trip to the doc could end in bankruptcy. It’s not healthy.

This is my story too, and that’s why I’m making this podcast. An Arm and a Leg aims to be entertaining, empowering—even useful. I'm a reporter who's worked with outlets like NPR, Marketplace, 99 Percent Invisible and Planet Money—so I bring my skill at finding and telling revealing, surprising stories.

But the project’s big focus, since I’m in this mess too, is connecting and problem-solving, together. 

You are not alone. We may be screwed, but we’re together. And if we want to get even a little bit less-screwed, we need each other. If nothing else, we can be good company to each other.
  • We can have a good, dark laugh.
  • We can offer each other empathy.
  • We can sing hilarious punk-rock campfire-songs of rage at whoever turns out to be responsible.
We're doing our third season right now, and I couldn't be prouder of it. You can check it out on our website or wherever you get podcasts. 

And I need YOUR help to make it happen. 

I pay my kick-ass collaborators—the editor who makes the show actually good, the audio engineer who makes it sound good, the consulting producer who helps guide our vision, and other folks who make this whole thing possible.

These people are GREAT, and they all have rent to pay, groceries to buy and... medical bills.

We get some support from our pals at Kaiser Health News, but it's not enough to pay those basic expenses for making the show. The rest comes from you. 

And I run a tight ship: Our World Headquarters is the three-season sun porch behind my son's bedroom.

So come on in. There are rewards — like a shout-out on the show, and hand-written thank you cards, and Arm and a Leg band-aids.  

Check it out. And thank you for making this show possible!
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