James Parkinson is creating By Association
8

patrons

$29
per month
What is By Association?
By Association is an award-winning storytelling podcast about football (soccer) and the human connection behind the beautiful game. Featuring interesting and insightful short stories told in documentary style, from personal narratives to club histories and everything in between. The show has featured in The Guardian and on NPR's Only A Game.

There's no match results, transfer rumours or banter here. Each episode is intentionally short, focused and consumable, allowing you to take a break from the 24-hour football news cycle and listen to something fresh. 

What people are saying about By Association:

The football podcast you've got to check out. - Copa90

The game is nonstop. But here is a breath. - A Football Report

It's smart and succinct. Which are two things soccer media sorely needs. - Church of Soccer




Who is James Parkinson?
I'm the sole host and producer of By Association. I created the podcast in late 2015 as a way to combine two of my greatest passions: football and audio storytelling.

I'm fascinated by football history, fan culture and the human connection behind the world's most popular sport. I live in Melbourne, Australia where I follow the game both locally and abroad. Connect with me on Twitter @JamesRParkinson.

Why become a Patron?
Many listeners may not realise it, but narrative audio takes a LOT to make. By Association is an independent podcast and currently has no sponsors. I release episodes on a monthly schedule but even short audio documentaries like these can take over 30 hours to produce. From research, interviews and writing scripts to editing and mixing.

It's a labour of love and the podcast will always remain free for anyone to access, but your support will help me to tell even better stories and maintain high production standards.

Your pledges will contribute to ongoing production costs, including website and podcast hosting, software subscriptions, sound effects and high quality production music. You will also allow me to dedicate more of my time to producing episodes and reach future goals, like commissioning stories from freelance producers and taking the podcast from monthly to an episode every two weeks. 

In return, I offer several rewards for patrons. Every little bit helps so please consider contributing a small amount each month. With your support, together we can take the show to the next level.  

- All pledges are in US dollars -

Thank you.

James
Tiers
Season Ticket Holder 🎫
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Bonus Content

Thanks for pledging! You'll get early previews of upcoming episodes each month before they're released, via the Patron only feed. Including short audio clips and script samples, plus other behind-the-scenes insights into the production process. Plus, a patron-only Google Hangout with me and your fellow listeners once a month.

Ultra 🏴
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
Slack Community

In addition to bonus content, you'll also receive an invitation to a private Slack community - a messaging app where you can discuss the show and talk football directly with me and your fellow Patrons.

Goals
$29 of $200 per month
Base production costs covered
Reaching my first goal would cover base production costs for a month. This includes things like podcast and website hosting, editing software subscription, Skype credit (for conducting phone interviews), and custom email.
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What is By Association?
By Association is an award-winning storytelling podcast about football (soccer) and the human connection behind the beautiful game. Featuring interesting and insightful short stories told in documentary style, from personal narratives to club histories and everything in between. The show has featured in The Guardian and on NPR's Only A Game.

There's no match results, transfer rumours or banter here. Each episode is intentionally short, focused and consumable, allowing you to take a break from the 24-hour football news cycle and listen to something fresh. 

What people are saying about By Association:

The football podcast you've got to check out. - Copa90

The game is nonstop. But here is a breath. - A Football Report

It's smart and succinct. Which are two things soccer media sorely needs. - Church of Soccer




Who is James Parkinson?
I'm the sole host and producer of By Association. I created the podcast in late 2015 as a way to combine two of my greatest passions: football and audio storytelling.

I'm fascinated by football history, fan culture and the human connection behind the world's most popular sport. I live in Melbourne, Australia where I follow the game both locally and abroad. Connect with me on Twitter @JamesRParkinson.

Why become a Patron?
Many listeners may not realise it, but narrative audio takes a LOT to make. By Association is an independent podcast and currently has no sponsors. I release episodes on a monthly schedule but even short audio documentaries like these can take over 30 hours to produce. From research, interviews and writing scripts to editing and mixing.

It's a labour of love and the podcast will always remain free for anyone to access, but your support will help me to tell even better stories and maintain high production standards.

Your pledges will contribute to ongoing production costs, including website and podcast hosting, software subscriptions, sound effects and high quality production music. You will also allow me to dedicate more of my time to producing episodes and reach future goals, like commissioning stories from freelance producers and taking the podcast from monthly to an episode every two weeks. 

In return, I offer several rewards for patrons. Every little bit helps so please consider contributing a small amount each month. With your support, together we can take the show to the next level.  

- All pledges are in US dollars -

Thank you.

James

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Tiers
Season Ticket Holder 🎫
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Bonus Content

Thanks for pledging! You'll get early previews of upcoming episodes each month before they're released, via the Patron only feed. Including short audio clips and script samples, plus other behind-the-scenes insights into the production process. Plus, a patron-only Google Hangout with me and your fellow listeners once a month.

Ultra 🏴
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
Slack Community

In addition to bonus content, you'll also receive an invitation to a private Slack community - a messaging app where you can discuss the show and talk football directly with me and your fellow Patrons.