Mike McHargue is creating Ask Science Mike
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Hi friends,

It all started on Twitter. A few of my followers asked why I didn't have a podcast to answer science questions. With more than a little snark, I posted this tweet:


Just like that, a show was born. We hit 3,500 subscribers and cracked the top 20 on iTunes all before the first episode launched. Today, Ask Science Mike averages 6,500 downloads per day–and that figure will be obsolete by the time this is posted.

I didn't expect a podcast about science and faith to be so popular. My other show, The Liturgists Podcast is growing quickly as well, but it has famous guests and a famous co-host (Michael Gungor). Ask Science Mike is just me and you.

That's why it works. It's your show. You ask the questions, and you set the direction of the program. And you made the show popular because people are ready to have honest, authentic, shame-free conversations about God, faith, evolution, sex, and how to leave this world better than we found it. You want to talk about ecology and shalom, resurrection and entropy, and you're tired of a societal narrative that science and faith are at odds with each other.

Ask Science Mike is successful because it doesn't accept the dichotomy of science vs faith–and neither do you.

Now I need your help. The success of this program has shown me how many people are looking for conversations like these. It's also shown me how expensive it is to produce and distribute quality content. Each episode of Ask Science Mike takes a lot of man-hours from a small team, and racks up some sizable costs for web hosting and other infrastructure.

I've looked at advertising options, but I'd rather give that influence to the people that matter most to this program: the listeners.

I chose Patreon for my campaign because it makes it easy for you to particiapte at any level your comfortable with, without any commitment. You can change or cancel your donation at any time. Every bit helps. Even $1 a month can make a serious difference with the number of listeners the show has now.

No matter what, the show will still be available to you at no cost. Please don't feel pressured or guilty if you can't participate, or don't want to. Rating the show on iTunes is another way you can help if money is tight.

Thanks for leading me on this journey. If open, honest conversations about science and faith matter to you, I hope you'll consider donating to keep it going.

Grace, peace, and decreasing entropy,
Science Mike
Tiers
Sputnik
$1 or more per month 304 patrons
You made it into orbit!. You get access to the members-only Patreon board and you'll be listed on the Sponsors page of asksciencemike.com.
Ares 1
$5 or more per month 374 patrons
Your impressive lift capacity is vital to getting us in orbit. You help Science Mike pick questions for the show.

Includes all previous rewards.
International Space Station
$25 or more per month 25 patrons
You keep us in orbit. I'll follow you on Twitter–just send me a message on Patreon with you Twitter username.

Includes all previous rewards.
Space Shuttle Columbia
$50 or more per month 4 of 20 patrons
Your cargo capacity is unsurpassed in Low Earth Orbit. You automatically get a question on the show.

Includes all previous rewards.
Space Shuttle Atlantis
$50 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
Your cargo capacity is unsurpassed in Low Earth Orbit. I will record your outgoing voicemail message. Just send me a message on Patreon to request this.

 
Includes all previous rewards.

Saturn V
$75 or more per month 3 of 10 patrons
You take us to other worlds. I'll do a monthly conference call to get your feedback and direction for the program.
Apollo
$200 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Historic capability in space travel. We'll do a video call every month your subscription is active, just message me on Patreon to set it up.
Goals
$2,964 of $3,500 per month
Ask Science Mike won't have ads (interesting sponsorships are always on the table).
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Hi friends,

It all started on Twitter. A few of my followers asked why I didn't have a podcast to answer science questions. With more than a little snark, I posted this tweet:


Just like that, a show was born. We hit 3,500 subscribers and cracked the top 20 on iTunes all before the first episode launched. Today, Ask Science Mike averages 6,500 downloads per day–and that figure will be obsolete by the time this is posted.

I didn't expect a podcast about science and faith to be so popular. My other show, The Liturgists Podcast is growing quickly as well, but it has famous guests and a famous co-host (Michael Gungor). Ask Science Mike is just me and you.

That's why it works. It's your show. You ask the questions, and you set the direction of the program. And you made the show popular because people are ready to have honest, authentic, shame-free conversations about God, faith, evolution, sex, and how to leave this world better than we found it. You want to talk about ecology and shalom, resurrection and entropy, and you're tired of a societal narrative that science and faith are at odds with each other.

Ask Science Mike is successful because it doesn't accept the dichotomy of science vs faith–and neither do you.

Now I need your help. The success of this program has shown me how many people are looking for conversations like these. It's also shown me how expensive it is to produce and distribute quality content. Each episode of Ask Science Mike takes a lot of man-hours from a small team, and racks up some sizable costs for web hosting and other infrastructure.

I've looked at advertising options, but I'd rather give that influence to the people that matter most to this program: the listeners.

I chose Patreon for my campaign because it makes it easy for you to particiapte at any level your comfortable with, without any commitment. You can change or cancel your donation at any time. Every bit helps. Even $1 a month can make a serious difference with the number of listeners the show has now.

No matter what, the show will still be available to you at no cost. Please don't feel pressured or guilty if you can't participate, or don't want to. Rating the show on iTunes is another way you can help if money is tight.

Thanks for leading me on this journey. If open, honest conversations about science and faith matter to you, I hope you'll consider donating to keep it going.

Grace, peace, and decreasing entropy,
Science Mike

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Tiers
Sputnik
$1 or more per month 304 patrons
You made it into orbit!. You get access to the members-only Patreon board and you'll be listed on the Sponsors page of asksciencemike.com.
Ares 1
$5 or more per month 374 patrons
Your impressive lift capacity is vital to getting us in orbit. You help Science Mike pick questions for the show.

Includes all previous rewards.
International Space Station
$25 or more per month 25 patrons
You keep us in orbit. I'll follow you on Twitter–just send me a message on Patreon with you Twitter username.

Includes all previous rewards.
Space Shuttle Columbia
$50 or more per month 4 of 20 patrons
Your cargo capacity is unsurpassed in Low Earth Orbit. You automatically get a question on the show.

Includes all previous rewards.
Space Shuttle Atlantis
$50 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
Your cargo capacity is unsurpassed in Low Earth Orbit. I will record your outgoing voicemail message. Just send me a message on Patreon to request this.

 
Includes all previous rewards.

Saturn V
$75 or more per month 3 of 10 patrons
You take us to other worlds. I'll do a monthly conference call to get your feedback and direction for the program.
Apollo
$200 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Historic capability in space travel. We'll do a video call every month your subscription is active, just message me on Patreon to set it up.