ars PARADOXICA are creating an audio drama series
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patrons

$1,072
per month
ars PARADOXICA is a monthly historical sci-fi podcast. The story details the efforts of 21st-century physicist Dr. Sally Grissom, who discovers the secret to time travel when she finds herself unexpectedly transported to the site of a top-secret military experiment in 1943. Together with a team of contemporary scientists and with the support of the mysterious Office of Developed Anomalous Resources (ODAR), Sally develops her technology and fights to make sure it's used for good.

The show is the brainchild of writer Daniel Manning and audio producer Mischa Stanton. It began as a small audio piece in the style of a Cold War-era numbers station, broadcast (without permission) on college radio in the dead of night in 2011, and... Basically they've been really cagey about it ever since. Slowly the cast and crew have expanded to 6 writers, 10 main and recurring cast members, and a gripping half-hour of sci-fi action and drama every month.

People who listen to us, love us. The one thing we hear the most is that once you start listening to our show, you can't put it down until you've heard the whole thing. Each month our fans clamber for more. One fan told us:

"I check out several podcasts a month, and most of them don't hold me past the first episode. Ars Paradoxica did. In fact, I listened to almost all the available episodes in one day. At work. Driving home. Driving to the game store. Driving home. You get the picture. It's that good... The story and characters are tremendous. Keep it up. I want more." 

The show is a labor of love for the creators, cast and crew. This story has been cooking for a long time, among a ton of people who loved it so much they wouldn't let it go. And the only way it's turned from a late-night audio project to which we never thought anyone would listen, into an ongoing serial drama with a stable of writers and an immensely talented cast, is because every single person working on it is bursting to tell this story of time travel, government conspiracies, and the instability of the human condition. 

That means finding time to write and re-write scripts, record dialogue with the cast, edit that dialogue together, and mix in sound effects. That means money spent acquiring recording equipment, hosting the podcast on Squarespace, and accessing sound libraries. That means a lot of working artists working for free to express a story they feel so passionately needs to be told.

We need your help. We want to give you an exceptional show. That means taking what we have and opening it up to new voices, new stories, and new heights. But we can't get there for free. With your help not only will you insure that the story of ars PARADOXICA continues to get made, but you'll also be investing in its future. We want to keep making more episodes. We want to produce shorter, more frequent mini-sodes. We want to be able to add more music to the show. We want to bring in more writers, more actors, more creative people helping us create this thing we love.

This show is free, and will remain free. But anything you can do to help us, either by donating to the show's continued future or simply by spreading the word, would help immensely. When we started we never thought anyone would want to listen to our story; that so many hundreds of fans do means the world to all of us. Thanks for listening!
Rewards
Throw us a buck!
$1 or more per month 134 patrons
• Access to ars PARADOXICA Patron-exclusive minisodes

(Even a contribution of $1 is immensely helpful and wholly appreciated! If every subscriber we had gave $1 per episode, we'd meet our goals.)
Get stickers and a hug!
$2 or more per month 154 patrons
All previous rewards
• An ars PARADOXICA logo sticker
• An enduring promise and bonded IOU for one (1) hug from show creators Daniel Manning and Mischa Stanton
Take a look backstage!
$5 or more per month 80 patrons
• All previous rewards
• Access to monthly behind-the-scenes roundtables with the team behind ars PARADOXICA related to each episode
Hang out with us!
$10 or more per month 18 patrons
• All previous rewards
• A conversation with the creators of ars PARADOXICA via video chat
Goals
$1,072 of $1,250 per month
With this much, we can pay actors, writers, and producers what their time is worth. As working artists ourselves, we know how hard it can be to make a living doing what we're good at. We believe that the arts are an important industry, vital to the soul of our society. Please support working artists creating the show you love!
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ars PARADOXICA is a monthly historical sci-fi podcast. The story details the efforts of 21st-century physicist Dr. Sally Grissom, who discovers the secret to time travel when she finds herself unexpectedly transported to the site of a top-secret military experiment in 1943. Together with a team of contemporary scientists and with the support of the mysterious Office of Developed Anomalous Resources (ODAR), Sally develops her technology and fights to make sure it's used for good.

The show is the brainchild of writer Daniel Manning and audio producer Mischa Stanton. It began as a small audio piece in the style of a Cold War-era numbers station, broadcast (without permission) on college radio in the dead of night in 2011, and... Basically they've been really cagey about it ever since. Slowly the cast and crew have expanded to 6 writers, 10 main and recurring cast members, and a gripping half-hour of sci-fi action and drama every month.

People who listen to us, love us. The one thing we hear the most is that once you start listening to our show, you can't put it down until you've heard the whole thing. Each month our fans clamber for more. One fan told us:

"I check out several podcasts a month, and most of them don't hold me past the first episode. Ars Paradoxica did. In fact, I listened to almost all the available episodes in one day. At work. Driving home. Driving to the game store. Driving home. You get the picture. It's that good... The story and characters are tremendous. Keep it up. I want more." 

The show is a labor of love for the creators, cast and crew. This story has been cooking for a long time, among a ton of people who loved it so much they wouldn't let it go. And the only way it's turned from a late-night audio project to which we never thought anyone would listen, into an ongoing serial drama with a stable of writers and an immensely talented cast, is because every single person working on it is bursting to tell this story of time travel, government conspiracies, and the instability of the human condition. 

That means finding time to write and re-write scripts, record dialogue with the cast, edit that dialogue together, and mix in sound effects. That means money spent acquiring recording equipment, hosting the podcast on Squarespace, and accessing sound libraries. That means a lot of working artists working for free to express a story they feel so passionately needs to be told.

We need your help. We want to give you an exceptional show. That means taking what we have and opening it up to new voices, new stories, and new heights. But we can't get there for free. With your help not only will you insure that the story of ars PARADOXICA continues to get made, but you'll also be investing in its future. We want to keep making more episodes. We want to produce shorter, more frequent mini-sodes. We want to be able to add more music to the show. We want to bring in more writers, more actors, more creative people helping us create this thing we love.

This show is free, and will remain free. But anything you can do to help us, either by donating to the show's continued future or simply by spreading the word, would help immensely. When we started we never thought anyone would want to listen to our story; that so many hundreds of fans do means the world to all of us. Thanks for listening!

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Rewards
Throw us a buck!
$1 or more per month 134 patrons
• Access to ars PARADOXICA Patron-exclusive minisodes

(Even a contribution of $1 is immensely helpful and wholly appreciated! If every subscriber we had gave $1 per episode, we'd meet our goals.)
Get stickers and a hug!
$2 or more per month 154 patrons
All previous rewards
• An ars PARADOXICA logo sticker
• An enduring promise and bonded IOU for one (1) hug from show creators Daniel Manning and Mischa Stanton
Take a look backstage!
$5 or more per month 80 patrons
• All previous rewards
• Access to monthly behind-the-scenes roundtables with the team behind ars PARADOXICA related to each episode
Hang out with us!
$10 or more per month 18 patrons
• All previous rewards
• A conversation with the creators of ars PARADOXICA via video chat