Sarah D Bunting is creating a true-crime podcast and blog
51

patrons

$193
per month
Crime; stories. That's what I talk about on The-Blotter.com and The Blotter Presents podcast, and with so many crime stories to discuss, I need your help!

First, a bit about both site and pod: I review true-crime properties, but let's be clear...I don't review the crimes themselves. They're bad; that's why we call them "crimes" and not "ponies." The-Blotter.com's deal in both its incarnations is to review the stories ABOUT those crimes, and let you know whether they're worth your time. I cover eeeeverything true-crime -- current TV, vintage miniserieseses, recent bestsellers, genre classics, longform magazine and online pieces, and the frillion podcasts out there -- and the site and the podcast aim to dig into how those stories get told, and whether you'd enjoy the telling. 

That's where you come in! Part of your pledge will go to keeping the lights on at Blotter HQ -- hosting costs, paying contributors, that sort of thing. But part of it will let you produce and curate the site and the blog, telling me the kinds of content you're interested in and joining a community of like-minded readers and listeners. What's your line-up of the five best true-crime books? Which new podcasts or audiobooks do you want me to listen to and report back on? Whose music is creepier, The Deliberate Stranger or The Jeffrey Dahmer Files

As a patron, you'll have exclusive access to polls, bonus episodes, live chats, and interviews. You'll let me pay my fine freelance colleagues close to what they're worth for their work. And you'll be making sure I don't miss an excellent (or execrable) show, podcast, or broken-spined paperback from your aunt's beach house. 

Thanks for reading, and I hope you'll join the Blotter task force today.
Tiers
Ann Rule
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
- receive thanks on The Blotter Presents as a producer

- participate in polls and Patreon-only discussions of upcoming content

David Grann
$3 or more per month 26 patrons
Ann Rule benefits, plus 

- access to a bonus episode each month

- access to live chats

Joe McGinniss
$5 or more per month 17 patrons
Rule and Grann benefits, plus 

- a custom Line-Up of five (5) recommendations tailored to your "algorithm" of favorite properties and preferred media

Joseph Wambaugh
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
All those Rule/Grann/McGinniss goodies, plus 

- choose a TV show or documentary for me to live-tweet (not on Twitter/don't have cable? we'll figure something else out)

Vincent Bugliosi
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Everything on the previous tiers, AND

- collaborate with me on one Line-Up piece a year (i.e., "worst Manson portrayals")

- receive one free true-crime book a year (your choice of medium; I'm happy to make recs, and to send any ol' where in the world!)

Truman Capote
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
All those glorious exclusives from other tiers, plus 

- Lady Baritone True-Crime Storytime (I read you 100 pp worth of selections from Vanity Fair, Best True Crime Writing, Texas Monthly, eg.) (...provided this does not violate anyone's copyright, obvs; we'll figure something out)

Crime; stories. That's what I talk about on The-Blotter.com and The Blotter Presents podcast, and with so many crime stories to discuss, I need your help!

First, a bit about both site and pod: I review true-crime properties, but let's be clear...I don't review the crimes themselves. They're bad; that's why we call them "crimes" and not "ponies." The-Blotter.com's deal in both its incarnations is to review the stories ABOUT those crimes, and let you know whether they're worth your time. I cover eeeeverything true-crime -- current TV, vintage miniserieseses, recent bestsellers, genre classics, longform magazine and online pieces, and the frillion podcasts out there -- and the site and the podcast aim to dig into how those stories get told, and whether you'd enjoy the telling. 

That's where you come in! Part of your pledge will go to keeping the lights on at Blotter HQ -- hosting costs, paying contributors, that sort of thing. But part of it will let you produce and curate the site and the blog, telling me the kinds of content you're interested in and joining a community of like-minded readers and listeners. What's your line-up of the five best true-crime books? Which new podcasts or audiobooks do you want me to listen to and report back on? Whose music is creepier, The Deliberate Stranger or The Jeffrey Dahmer Files

As a patron, you'll have exclusive access to polls, bonus episodes, live chats, and interviews. You'll let me pay my fine freelance colleagues close to what they're worth for their work. And you'll be making sure I don't miss an excellent (or execrable) show, podcast, or broken-spined paperback from your aunt's beach house. 

Thanks for reading, and I hope you'll join the Blotter task force today.

Recent posts by Sarah D Bunting

Tiers
Ann Rule
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
- receive thanks on The Blotter Presents as a producer

- participate in polls and Patreon-only discussions of upcoming content

David Grann
$3 or more per month 26 patrons
Ann Rule benefits, plus 

- access to a bonus episode each month

- access to live chats

Joe McGinniss
$5 or more per month 17 patrons
Rule and Grann benefits, plus 

- a custom Line-Up of five (5) recommendations tailored to your "algorithm" of favorite properties and preferred media

Joseph Wambaugh
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
All those Rule/Grann/McGinniss goodies, plus 

- choose a TV show or documentary for me to live-tweet (not on Twitter/don't have cable? we'll figure something else out)

Vincent Bugliosi
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Everything on the previous tiers, AND

- collaborate with me on one Line-Up piece a year (i.e., "worst Manson portrayals")

- receive one free true-crime book a year (your choice of medium; I'm happy to make recs, and to send any ol' where in the world!)

Truman Capote
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
All those glorious exclusives from other tiers, plus 

- Lady Baritone True-Crime Storytime (I read you 100 pp worth of selections from Vanity Fair, Best True Crime Writing, Texas Monthly, eg.) (...provided this does not violate anyone's copyright, obvs; we'll figure something out)