Authors in Abstract

Authors in Abstract

are creating a podcast for writers and artistic folks.

1

patron

$2

per month
Welcome! We are Authors in Abstract (AiA). Twice per month we drop an hour-long podcast episode for creative people of all stripes and spots. Our guests are authors, musicians, artists, stand-up comics, cosplayers, actors, directors, photographers, even historians and academics! You never know what we're going to talk about (unless you're a patron. Y'all get sneak peeks on episodes!) so buckle into your solid gold vehicle of choice and get ready for the weirdest ride known to podcasting!

Authors in Abstract are:
Whitney "airpants" Petelka: Illustrator, mixed-media artist, literal cryptkeeper, and That Horse Girl.

Michael David Anderson: Author, horror aficionado, Twitch gamer, dog dad, and resident Florida Man.

Thomas A Farmer: Author, swordsman, photographer; and left-handed, mustachioed anime villain.

Why does AiA need my patronage?
At over fifty total episodes available for listening on a number of fine streaming services, we are well into our second year of AiA, called Volume 2. Our little podcast project is busting out of its toddler stage, and you can be an integral part of its growth into a walking, screeching, monstrous abomination unto science and humanity! Okay, not really. A podcast can't actually walk.

It has become clear to the three of us that AiA is going to be a long-term labor of love, and in order to bring our listeners the best possible content we can drag out of our twisted little brains, our studio equipment needs a serious update! In addition, web hosting, podcasting services, and editing software require yearly fees to keep AiA on air.

Your patronage will allow us to continue our show as usual, with the addition of new, shiny extra content and perks especially for you!

Okay, so what do I get out of this?
- Shoutouts! On-Air, on Facebook, on Twitter, on our website! We'll holler your name in praise to the void until we're hoarse.

Early access to new episodes because your time is important!

- Submit questions that we answer On-Air! We can't promise to give you serious answers on certain topics, but we can promise answers!

- Listen along LIVE as we record the episode! Chat with other Patrons! Hear all the mixups and bloopers before we get a chance to edit the snot out of it! Guaranteed to have Mike's barking dogs in every episode!

- Submit topics and elements for Story Time improv! We can only bring up Lizard Salesmen so often.

- Get extra, Patron-exclusive episodes with more stories, more mayhem, and your requests honored! Well, honored-ish.

- Physical rewards like hand-written letters proclaiming our undying love for you and t-shirts designed by Tom! No, it's Whitney. Whitney does the shirt designs. Promise.


Our listeners are a huge motivating factor for AiA, and we want you to be part of the village that raises our podcast baby. More interaction! More Story Time! More rewards for our beloved Patrons! More delicious souls for the intergalactic soul reaper! Just checking to see if you're still reading. You are? Hot dang! Guess we should put our faces on video.
Tiers
"Readers"
$2 or more per month

- Your name goes in the "Thanks" section of the AiA website


- Access to the Patron-only feed with advance information about upcoming shows


- Monthly Facebook shoutouts


- On-Air shoutouts at the end of the year

“Planty DeVitos”
$5 or more per month

Everything from the "Readers" tier and:


- Submit Q&A topics to be answered On Air at random

"Magic Cacti"
$10 or more per month

Everything from the "Planty DeVitos" tier, and:


- Listen LIVE as we record


- Submit a storytime element to be used On-Air

"Therapeutic Barracudas"
$15 or more per month

Everything the "Magic Cacti" get, plus:


- Submit an episode topic for a monthly, Patron-exclusive, half-hour-length, bonus episode!

"Centaur Politicians"
$20 or more per month

Everything available to the "Therapeutic Barracudas" and:


- On-Air Time. If you have a project or just want to give a shoutout (within reason and decency, of course), this is your time to shine. We'll mention Your Stuff on the show!


- After two months of Patronage, you get a hand-written Thank You letter from the hosts via Snail Mail!


- If you are a Centaur Politician tier for three months, you get a Patron-exclusive AiA t-shirt.

Goals
1 of 10 patrons
At 10 patrons, we’ll do a Live Q&A session! We’ll be available for our Patrons to ask burning questions in our Spreaker chat box. We can’t guarantee serious answers on certain topics, but we can guarantee a fun time!
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Welcome! We are Authors in Abstract (AiA). Twice per month we drop an hour-long podcast episode for creative people of all stripes and spots. Our guests are authors, musicians, artists, stand-up comics, cosplayers, actors, directors, photographers, even historians and academics! You never know what we're going to talk about (unless you're a patron. Y'all get sneak peeks on episodes!) so buckle into your solid gold vehicle of choice and get ready for the weirdest ride known to podcasting!

Authors in Abstract are:
Whitney "airpants" Petelka: Illustrator, mixed-media artist, literal cryptkeeper, and That Horse Girl.

Michael David Anderson: Author, horror aficionado, Twitch gamer, dog dad, and resident Florida Man.

Thomas A Farmer: Author, swordsman, photographer; and left-handed, mustachioed anime villain.

Why does AiA need my patronage?
At over fifty total episodes available for listening on a number of fine streaming services, we are well into our second year of AiA, called Volume 2. Our little podcast project is busting out of its toddler stage, and you can be an integral part of its growth into a walking, screeching, monstrous abomination unto science and humanity! Okay, not really. A podcast can't actually walk.

It has become clear to the three of us that AiA is going to be a long-term labor of love, and in order to bring our listeners the best possible content we can drag out of our twisted little brains, our studio equipment needs a serious update! In addition, web hosting, podcasting services, and editing software require yearly fees to keep AiA on air.

Your patronage will allow us to continue our show as usual, with the addition of new, shiny extra content and perks especially for you!

Okay, so what do I get out of this?
- Shoutouts! On-Air, on Facebook, on Twitter, on our website! We'll holler your name in praise to the void until we're hoarse.

Early access to new episodes because your time is important!

- Submit questions that we answer On-Air! We can't promise to give you serious answers on certain topics, but we can promise answers!

- Listen along LIVE as we record the episode! Chat with other Patrons! Hear all the mixups and bloopers before we get a chance to edit the snot out of it! Guaranteed to have Mike's barking dogs in every episode!

- Submit topics and elements for Story Time improv! We can only bring up Lizard Salesmen so often.

- Get extra, Patron-exclusive episodes with more stories, more mayhem, and your requests honored! Well, honored-ish.

- Physical rewards like hand-written letters proclaiming our undying love for you and t-shirts designed by Tom! No, it's Whitney. Whitney does the shirt designs. Promise.


Our listeners are a huge motivating factor for AiA, and we want you to be part of the village that raises our podcast baby. More interaction! More Story Time! More rewards for our beloved Patrons! More delicious souls for the intergalactic soul reaper! Just checking to see if you're still reading. You are? Hot dang! Guess we should put our faces on video.

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Tiers
"Readers"
$2 or more per month

- Your name goes in the "Thanks" section of the AiA website


- Access to the Patron-only feed with advance information about upcoming shows


- Monthly Facebook shoutouts


- On-Air shoutouts at the end of the year

“Planty DeVitos”
$5 or more per month

Everything from the "Readers" tier and:


- Submit Q&A topics to be answered On Air at random

"Magic Cacti"
$10 or more per month

Everything from the "Planty DeVitos" tier, and:


- Listen LIVE as we record


- Submit a storytime element to be used On-Air

"Therapeutic Barracudas"
$15 or more per month

Everything the "Magic Cacti" get, plus:


- Submit an episode topic for a monthly, Patron-exclusive, half-hour-length, bonus episode!

"Centaur Politicians"
$20 or more per month

Everything available to the "Therapeutic Barracudas" and:


- On-Air Time. If you have a project or just want to give a shoutout (within reason and decency, of course), this is your time to shine. We'll mention Your Stuff on the show!


- After two months of Patronage, you get a hand-written Thank You letter from the hosts via Snail Mail!


- If you are a Centaur Politician tier for three months, you get a Patron-exclusive AiA t-shirt.