Bananafish is creating podcasts and language learning resources
4
patrons
$18
per month
Hi! My name is Micah Wiley (aka bananafish)(aka ヘタレ外人). In early 2018 I started uploading vlogs and bilingual "Let's Play" videos on to youtube. It was a sort of a personal experiment in order to practice my Japanese and also to vent some of my weird out. 

You can find my channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJBQmXEJld29hl4ivpNnQkw?view_as=subscriber

This soon evolved into a bilingual podcast where I interview native Japanese people about culture and language while practicing and trying to improve my Japanese.

And that you can find here: https://soundcloud.com/hgpodcast


Through my experiences working as an English teacher and living in Japan in general, I discovered that I tend to alter my speech when chatting with someone who is not a native English speaker. I select words and phrases they are more likely to understand in order to avoid any awkward communication breakdowns. In contrast I realized Japanese native speakers would do the same when I talked to them in Japanese.

The idea was that many Japanese learners (myself included) may find it difficult to follow native Japanese podcasts and conversations in general, and that perhaps listening to a native speaker talking to a foreigner in Japanese would serve as a nice stepping stone towards these higher levels of comprehension.

AND...

Along side my dear friend Kevin, I co-host a new podcast called "AnimeDay" in which we get silly and watch episodes from newer anime and try to comprehend the mysterious world of otaku culture.

https://soundcloud.com/animedaypod

As I am in the beginning stages of producing and developing my content I would like to extend an invitation to you. As a PATREON not only will you be given priority in correspondence, extra and early access to content,  I would also offer that you become a closer part of the creative process. 

If you enjoy the shows I hope you'll contribute. I want to be a bright spot in your week, and hope to make my show interesting and entertaining enough for you find value in supporting my efforts. I'll try to put together some fun extras for those of you that do. 

So give the show a listen. If you like it, or find it useful tell your friends about it. And if you can, please consider donating to help me continue to make it.

Thanks,

Micah
Tiers
ししゃも
$1 or more per month
You get access to my Patron-only feed where I'll be posting pictures, videos, and other behind-the-scenes happenings. You also get access to my private Discord Channel! 
Includes Discord rewards
うなぎ
$3 or more per month
GET EPISODES A DAY EARLY
Get finished, edited episodes before everyone else.
PLUS all lower reward levels
Includes Discord rewards
ぶり
$9 or more per month only 9 left
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE.  I will send you a personalized hand-written postcard from Tokyo every other month thanking you for your support and talking about whatever happens to be going on.  PLUS all lower reward levels 
Includes Discord rewards
さば
$20 or more per month only 10 left
PHYSICAL GIFTS!  I will send you a souvenir package from Tokyo every other month. PLUS some lower reward levels.
Includes Discord rewards
サーモン
$50 or more per month only 5 left
PRIVATE CHATS. Every month I'll do a one on one with you via skype. I can try to help you with your Japanese or we can just chat.
PLUS  some lower reward levels.
Includes Discord rewards
大とろ
$100 or more per month only 10 left
NIGHT ON THE TOWN. If you are in the Tokyo area we can meet up and hit the scene. I'll show you some of my favorite spots or we can just share conversation over meal or drinks.
PLUS all lower reward levels
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$18 of $50 per month
This will help me pay the electric bill so I can spend the money on equipment for improving the sound quality.
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Hi! My name is Micah Wiley (aka bananafish)(aka ヘタレ外人). In early 2018 I started uploading vlogs and bilingual "Let's Play" videos on to youtube. It was a sort of a personal experiment in order to practice my Japanese and also to vent some of my weird out. 

You can find my channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJBQmXEJld29hl4ivpNnQkw?view_as=subscriber

This soon evolved into a bilingual podcast where I interview native Japanese people about culture and language while practicing and trying to improve my Japanese.

And that you can find here: https://soundcloud.com/hgpodcast


Through my experiences working as an English teacher and living in Japan in general, I discovered that I tend to alter my speech when chatting with someone who is not a native English speaker. I select words and phrases they are more likely to understand in order to avoid any awkward communication breakdowns. In contrast I realized Japanese native speakers would do the same when I talked to them in Japanese.

The idea was that many Japanese learners (myself included) may find it difficult to follow native Japanese podcasts and conversations in general, and that perhaps listening to a native speaker talking to a foreigner in Japanese would serve as a nice stepping stone towards these higher levels of comprehension.

AND...

Along side my dear friend Kevin, I co-host a new podcast called "AnimeDay" in which we get silly and watch episodes from newer anime and try to comprehend the mysterious world of otaku culture.

https://soundcloud.com/animedaypod

As I am in the beginning stages of producing and developing my content I would like to extend an invitation to you. As a PATREON not only will you be given priority in correspondence, extra and early access to content,  I would also offer that you become a closer part of the creative process. 

If you enjoy the shows I hope you'll contribute. I want to be a bright spot in your week, and hope to make my show interesting and entertaining enough for you find value in supporting my efforts. I'll try to put together some fun extras for those of you that do. 

So give the show a listen. If you like it, or find it useful tell your friends about it. And if you can, please consider donating to help me continue to make it.

Thanks,

Micah

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Tiers
ししゃも
$1 or more per month
You get access to my Patron-only feed where I'll be posting pictures, videos, and other behind-the-scenes happenings. You also get access to my private Discord Channel! 
Includes Discord rewards
うなぎ
$3 or more per month
GET EPISODES A DAY EARLY
Get finished, edited episodes before everyone else.
PLUS all lower reward levels
Includes Discord rewards
ぶり
$9 or more per month only 9 left
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE.  I will send you a personalized hand-written postcard from Tokyo every other month thanking you for your support and talking about whatever happens to be going on.  PLUS all lower reward levels 
Includes Discord rewards
さば
$20 or more per month only 10 left
PHYSICAL GIFTS!  I will send you a souvenir package from Tokyo every other month. PLUS some lower reward levels.
Includes Discord rewards
サーモン
$50 or more per month only 5 left
PRIVATE CHATS. Every month I'll do a one on one with you via skype. I can try to help you with your Japanese or we can just chat.
PLUS  some lower reward levels.
Includes Discord rewards
大とろ
$100 or more per month only 10 left
NIGHT ON THE TOWN. If you are in the Tokyo area we can meet up and hit the scene. I'll show you some of my favorite spots or we can just share conversation over meal or drinks.
PLUS all lower reward levels
Includes Discord rewards