Cinematic Universe

is creating a comic book movie podcast

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DAVE LIZEWSKI
$1
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A one-off thank you on the podcast, plus access to all our Patreon-exclusive bonus episodes, our behind-the-scenes blog, and one entry into any giveaway competitions.

PETER PARKER
$2
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Hear every episode of Cinematic Universe AD-FREE, with day-early access for the majority of episodes to boot! Plus all the bonus material above, along with two entries  into any giveaway competitions.

MATT MURDOCK
$5
per month

All the above, with FIVE entries into our giveaway competitions.

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About

WHO ARE WE?

Cinematic Universe is a podcast about superhero and comic book movies and TV shows. We look to explore not only these adaptations themselves, but the comics behind the screen - having started initially as a means for host and film journalist Joe Cunningham to learn more about the world of comics from expert pundits Seb Patrick and James Hunt.

Since launching in January 2015, we've put out over 200 episodes and minisodes, which you can find on Acast, iTunes and Spotify. Anything either featuring a superhero or based on a comic book is fair game, so as well as the MCU, DCEU and other universes, we've also covered everything from Ghost World to Scott Pilgrim, Tank Girl to Kick-Ass, and Dredd to Howard the Duck.

After four years of the original format, Joe retired from permanent hosting in 2019, and since then Seb and James have been joined by a rotating team of film or comics-adjacent writers and podcasters, including Caroline Siede (The AV Club), Amon Warmann (Empire, BBC), Limara Salt (Little White Lies, Dazed), Al Kennedy (House to Astonish), Claire Napier (Women Write About Comics) and Michael Leader (Sight & Sound, Film4).

We think we're just about the best podcast out there for insightful, knowledgeable and entertaining coverage of this genre - we love these films and these characters, and if we sometimes get a little angry about Zack Snyder, well... that's done with affection too. Our aim is always to be accessible and entertaining whether you're as much of an obsessive as Seb and James are, or if you're as new to this world as Joe was five years ago.

WHAT DO WE WANT?

Simply put, our Patreon is here to keep the podcast going. In order to keep the show putting out episodes as often as we can, we rely on a producer/editor as well as guest pundits, and we want to make sure people are always paid for their time. Any remaining income goes on things like hosting costs, recording equipment, travel, cinema tickets, movie rentals, comics research and that sort of thing.

WHAT DO YOU GET?


The main Cinematic Universe feed is partly supported by advertising, so the main perk we offer is that anyone who backs us at the $2 or above level gets every episode without adverts, courtesy of your backer-exclusive RSS feed. We also try wherever possible to get episodes onto this feed a day earlier than they land on the main feed, although sometimes (if an episode is late or otherwise time-sensitive!) we have to release simultaneously. 

In addition, every backer gets access to permanently exclusive bonus episodes. For every main episode that we record from now on, we're also doing a short (15 minutes or so) Patreon bonus chat about comics, usually relating to the main episode in question in some way, or failing that just something in comics that we feel like talking about!

Every so often we may also do offcuts or other bonus or behind-the-scenes material, in which case again, these will be available to all backers. And we try wherever possible to keep Patreon backers up to date with what we're planning to schedule in ahead of time - although that's contingent on our actually having planned it ourselves!

And if you really want to go above and beyond, then at $10 or above, we'll give you a special supporter shoutout on every edition of the show (we don't do this automatically, though, as some people may want to back without the shoutout - if you want your name on the show, send us a message!)

If you support us already, at any level, then we're hugely grateful. Probably everyone says it, but it's backers like you that enables us to keep doing what we're doing - we enjoy it, and we hope you do too. And we want to keep doing it even better and better.

Excelsior!
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$200 of $200 per month
For as long as we're at this level, we can guarantee at least one bonus minisode every month that will be exclusively available to all Patreon backers!
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