Nia King is creating a QTPOC art activism podcast
51

patrons

$252
per month
My name is Nia King. I host and produce a podcast called We Want the Airwaves where I interview queer and trans artists of color about their lives and their work.

Making a podcast is a lot of work. Popular podcasts like WTF?, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and The Nerdist have engineers, interns, and sponsors. I just have me and my Patreon. I book the guests, research their work, conduct the interviews, edit the interviews (it takes me about an hour to edit each 15 minutes of the podcast), upload them to Libsyn and iTunes, write the copy to promote them, find the images to go with them, etc. The only part I am currently outsourcing is transcription for Deaf and hard-of-hearing access.

Thanks to my current Patreon supporters, I am able to pay about $60-75 an episode for transcription helping create jobs (or at least short term gigs) for QTPOC in the US and Canada. If I'm able to raise more money I would like to be able to hire a QTPOC podcast editor and a copywriter, so that I can focus on asking interesting artists interesting questions instead of spending hours editing out coughs, sneezes, and throat-clearing sounds.

There are so many amazing queer and trans artists I want to interview. Your support will enable me to interview more of them, by delegating work and creating jobs instead of trying to do everything myself!

About me: I'm a queer, mixed-race (Black, Lebanese, and Hungarian) artist and activist based in Oakland, CA. I am the author of Queer & Trans Artists of Color, Volumes 1 & 2. Occasionally, I blog about trying to make a living as an artist.
Tiers
Pledge $5 or more per month
35 patrons
  • Access to over 40 podcast episodes!
Pledge $10 or more per month
10 patrons
  • Access to podcast episodes, plus secret blog posts I don't share with anyone else!
Pledge $25 or more per month
2 patrons
  • Access to entire back catalog of podcast episodes, plus secret comics, blog posts and behind-the-scenes audio!
Goals
$252 of $500 per month
This rate of support will allow me to produce two podcast episodes a month instead of one!
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My name is Nia King. I host and produce a podcast called We Want the Airwaves where I interview queer and trans artists of color about their lives and their work.

Making a podcast is a lot of work. Popular podcasts like WTF?, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and The Nerdist have engineers, interns, and sponsors. I just have me and my Patreon. I book the guests, research their work, conduct the interviews, edit the interviews (it takes me about an hour to edit each 15 minutes of the podcast), upload them to Libsyn and iTunes, write the copy to promote them, find the images to go with them, etc. The only part I am currently outsourcing is transcription for Deaf and hard-of-hearing access.

Thanks to my current Patreon supporters, I am able to pay about $60-75 an episode for transcription helping create jobs (or at least short term gigs) for QTPOC in the US and Canada. If I'm able to raise more money I would like to be able to hire a QTPOC podcast editor and a copywriter, so that I can focus on asking interesting artists interesting questions instead of spending hours editing out coughs, sneezes, and throat-clearing sounds.

There are so many amazing queer and trans artists I want to interview. Your support will enable me to interview more of them, by delegating work and creating jobs instead of trying to do everything myself!

About me: I'm a queer, mixed-race (Black, Lebanese, and Hungarian) artist and activist based in Oakland, CA. I am the author of Queer & Trans Artists of Color, Volumes 1 & 2. Occasionally, I blog about trying to make a living as an artist.

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Tiers
Pledge $5 or more per month
35 patrons
  • Access to over 40 podcast episodes!
Pledge $10 or more per month
10 patrons
  • Access to podcast episodes, plus secret blog posts I don't share with anyone else!
Pledge $25 or more per month
2 patrons
  • Access to entire back catalog of podcast episodes, plus secret comics, blog posts and behind-the-scenes audio!