Criminal Broads is creating a podcast about wild women on the wrong side of the law.
30

patrons

$167
per month
Hi everyone! This is Tori, your faithful correspondent and host of Criminal Broads. When I started this podcast, I wanted to take what I loved most about true crime—good storytelling and really, really intense research—and see if I couldn’t squeeze it into a podcast format. Plus, I was getting incredibly frustrated with stories about death and destruction that weren’t supported by decent research and at least a little empathy. Also, I wanted to infuse in a little humor, like a hippie grandmother tossing a few nubs of fresh ginger into her tea. (Six words: the Pomeranian battle of episode 12.) Plus, I wanted to talk about crimes that no one else seemed to be covering. (See episode 15, on Falicia Blakely.) And put a fresh twist on crimes that have been covered to death. (Check out episode 10, on the business of being Lizzie Borden.) Additionally, I wanted an excuse to interview Harold Schechter. And I couldn't find anyone who would let me live my truth by ranting about Jasmuheen, a spiritual guru who tells her followers to stop eating food, so I had to make an episode about that, too. 

So that's what I did in 2018. But now it's 2019, and it's time to level up. 

I’m starting a Patreon for three reasons: I want to be able to continue producing intensely researched episodes, I’d like to create some bonus content for my awesome listeners, and I want to hire an audio engineer…because you all deserved it. (Thank you for suffering through the episode I recorded outside…at Starbucks…next to two really gossipy women…and a dog…and a crying child…under an air route.) Let’s get into it:

THE RESEARCH: Research is my number one priority when it comes to Criminal Broads. (Good storytelling and spo-o-o-o-o-ky details are tied for #2.) Because of this, I spend a really long time researching and writing each episode—in fact, I did the hourly breakdown once and nearly gave myself a heart attack. (It was like 12-16 hours. Yes, feel sorry for me!!!) Your Patreon subscriptions will help me maintain this research pace throughout 2019 and perhaps, one day, increase it. (Don’t tell my heart.)

THE BONUS CONTENT: There are a lot of delicious little tidbits that I’d like to give my listeners. Bonus interviews with people related to these cases; posts from me when I have extra thoughts on a woman that I can’t fit into an episode; news story updates about these women, when applicable; even the occasional update from my other life, as a true crime writer—I’d love to talk to you about what and who I’m working on there. Through Patreon, I can offer these amuse bouches as rewards.

THE AUDIO ENGINEER: As you know if you’ve been listening from the beginning, I’ve been trying nobly—if I may say so—to make this podcast sound decent. But let’s be truly vulnerable with each other: I’m a writer, NOT a sound person. Do I know what EQ stands for? Yes. Do I know what it is? No. Do I need more of it? I don't know!!! I am dying to have the 2019 episodes of Criminal Broads produced by someone who knows what they’re doing—of course, this means I have to pay them. 

Thanks for sitting through my spiel. Don’t feel any pressure to join up. But if you do, I hope you find it worthwhile. Lots of love!
Tiers
Crafty Broads
$1 or more per month

Well, look at you! This tier gets you:

—a shout-out on the show

—a handwritten thank-you note in which I will give you a hip new nickname (think: "Iniquitous Ivy")

Conniving Broads
$5 or more per month

Why, I do declare! This tier gets you:

—a shout-out on the show

—a handwritten thank-you note in which I will give you a hip new nickname (think: "Iniquitous Ivy")

—access to regular BONUS EPISODES featuring interviews with people connected to the crime (think: journalists, forensic sketch artists, and so on)

Calumnious Broads
$10 or more per month

As I live and breathe! This tier gets you:

—a shout-out on the show

—a handwritten thank-you note in which I will give you a hip new nickname (think: "Iniquitous Ivy")

—access to regular BONUS EPISODES featuring interviews with people connected to the crime (think: journalists, forensic sketch artists, and so on)

—access to gossipy behind-the-scenes posts about the research that went into a particular episode and/or information I couldn't fit into the episode itself

—and last but certainly not least: you will get a CRIMINAL BROADS POSTER of your choosing!

Goals
$167 of $200 per month
Hire an audio engineer to make each episode sound not too hot, not too cold, but ju-u-ust right. 
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Hi everyone! This is Tori, your faithful correspondent and host of Criminal Broads. When I started this podcast, I wanted to take what I loved most about true crime—good storytelling and really, really intense research—and see if I couldn’t squeeze it into a podcast format. Plus, I was getting incredibly frustrated with stories about death and destruction that weren’t supported by decent research and at least a little empathy. Also, I wanted to infuse in a little humor, like a hippie grandmother tossing a few nubs of fresh ginger into her tea. (Six words: the Pomeranian battle of episode 12.) Plus, I wanted to talk about crimes that no one else seemed to be covering. (See episode 15, on Falicia Blakely.) And put a fresh twist on crimes that have been covered to death. (Check out episode 10, on the business of being Lizzie Borden.) Additionally, I wanted an excuse to interview Harold Schechter. And I couldn't find anyone who would let me live my truth by ranting about Jasmuheen, a spiritual guru who tells her followers to stop eating food, so I had to make an episode about that, too. 

So that's what I did in 2018. But now it's 2019, and it's time to level up. 

I’m starting a Patreon for three reasons: I want to be able to continue producing intensely researched episodes, I’d like to create some bonus content for my awesome listeners, and I want to hire an audio engineer…because you all deserved it. (Thank you for suffering through the episode I recorded outside…at Starbucks…next to two really gossipy women…and a dog…and a crying child…under an air route.) Let’s get into it:

THE RESEARCH: Research is my number one priority when it comes to Criminal Broads. (Good storytelling and spo-o-o-o-o-ky details are tied for #2.) Because of this, I spend a really long time researching and writing each episode—in fact, I did the hourly breakdown once and nearly gave myself a heart attack. (It was like 12-16 hours. Yes, feel sorry for me!!!) Your Patreon subscriptions will help me maintain this research pace throughout 2019 and perhaps, one day, increase it. (Don’t tell my heart.)

THE BONUS CONTENT: There are a lot of delicious little tidbits that I’d like to give my listeners. Bonus interviews with people related to these cases; posts from me when I have extra thoughts on a woman that I can’t fit into an episode; news story updates about these women, when applicable; even the occasional update from my other life, as a true crime writer—I’d love to talk to you about what and who I’m working on there. Through Patreon, I can offer these amuse bouches as rewards.

THE AUDIO ENGINEER: As you know if you’ve been listening from the beginning, I’ve been trying nobly—if I may say so—to make this podcast sound decent. But let’s be truly vulnerable with each other: I’m a writer, NOT a sound person. Do I know what EQ stands for? Yes. Do I know what it is? No. Do I need more of it? I don't know!!! I am dying to have the 2019 episodes of Criminal Broads produced by someone who knows what they’re doing—of course, this means I have to pay them. 

Thanks for sitting through my spiel. Don’t feel any pressure to join up. But if you do, I hope you find it worthwhile. Lots of love!

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Tiers
Crafty Broads
$1 or more per month

Well, look at you! This tier gets you:

—a shout-out on the show

—a handwritten thank-you note in which I will give you a hip new nickname (think: "Iniquitous Ivy")

Conniving Broads
$5 or more per month

Why, I do declare! This tier gets you:

—a shout-out on the show

—a handwritten thank-you note in which I will give you a hip new nickname (think: "Iniquitous Ivy")

—access to regular BONUS EPISODES featuring interviews with people connected to the crime (think: journalists, forensic sketch artists, and so on)

Calumnious Broads
$10 or more per month

As I live and breathe! This tier gets you:

—a shout-out on the show

—a handwritten thank-you note in which I will give you a hip new nickname (think: "Iniquitous Ivy")

—access to regular BONUS EPISODES featuring interviews with people connected to the crime (think: journalists, forensic sketch artists, and so on)

—access to gossipy behind-the-scenes posts about the research that went into a particular episode and/or information I couldn't fit into the episode itself

—and last but certainly not least: you will get a CRIMINAL BROADS POSTER of your choosing!