Dan Arel is creating
A Blog and Podcast

writing and discussing atheism, religion, culture and politics

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Milestone Goals
Google Hangouts with a guest from my podcast
$150 per month
I will host a monthly Google Hangout exclusively for Patreons with that week’s the guest of my podcast. The hangouts will be non-formal chats about whatever we want and will sometimes include special guests such as writers on my blog or others members of the atheist and secular community. Also, when I am bringing in this funding, I will be able to expand the podcast on Stitcher, making it more accessible to even more people.
Special Guest Writers
$500 per month
Now that I am able to pay an extra writer or two to keep my blog moving I can focus on bigger projects like I did with the Ark Encounter and bring in more investigative journalism pieces to the blog.

While the blog is currently bringing current events and commentary to you, I would love to do bigger pieces that take more time and effort to research and write.

This will also help free up time so that I am able to focus on the podcast, bringing in new guests and able to afford better equipment to continuously improve the show.
Make the blog my main writing project
$1,000 per month
I write for a lot of sites and it takes a lot of time and takes time away from projects like this blog that I would love to focus on more. At this goal level, I will be able to make writing for this blog my main gig.
Some of my favorite pieces I sell to other sites can find a home here, where I have more creative control.

This level also allows me to take some time to focus on writing more books while keeping the blog moving forward and bringing you the best commentary we can on the world's current events.
The blog will be my full time job
$2,000 per month
Danthropology becomes my full time job. Any writing I do outside of it will be for pure leisure, and to help spread a message to others outside of my blog network, but also at this price level, I am able to comfortably pay other writers so I can free up some time I did not have before to write another book, speak at more conferences and travel the US (and maybe the world) speaking at local events.
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About

I am Dan Arel a freelance writer who writes Op-Ed pieces for AlterNet and The Huffington Post. I have also written for Time Magazine, Salon, OnFaith and others. I am also a Special Correspondent for American Atheists, has a column called Danthropology in American Atheists Magazine and has also contributed to The Richard Dawkins Foundation.

Dan's book Parenting Without God, How to Raise Moral, Ethical and Intelligent Children, Free from Religious Dogma is being released on Sept 1, 2015, on Pitchstone Publishing.

It's original 2014 release was an Amazon Best-Seller and I am very excited to bring it to a larger audience through a new, larger publisher.

Location

San Diego, CA, USA
Thank you for visiting my Patreon. This is set up exclusively for my new podcast and Patheos blog Danthropology. The site and accompanying podcast cover news and opinion ranging from atheism, religion, the separation of church and state, politics and even pop culture. The podcast will feature guests discussing topics that I am writing about or are hot in the news each week.

Who Am I?

I am Dan Arel a freelance writer who has written for Time Magazine, AlterNet, Salon, OnFaith, and The Huffington Post. I am also a Special Correspondent for American Atheists, has a column called Danthropology in American Atheists magazine and has also contributed to The Richard Dawkins Foundation.

Thank you for checking out my page and I hope you find what I am doing worth contributing to.

The Goals:

$150/mo

I will host a monthly Google Hangout exclusively for Patreons with that week's guest of my podcast. The hangouts will be non-formal chats about whatever we want and will sometimes include special guests such as writers on my blog or others members of the atheist and secular community. Also, when I am bringing in this funding, I will be able to expand the podcast on Stitcher, making it more accessible to even more people.

$500/mo

Now that I am able to pay an extra writer or two to keep my blog moving I can focus on bigger projects like I did with the Ark Encounter and bring in more investigative journalism pieces to the blog.

While the blog is currently bringing current events and commentary to you, I would love to do bigger pieces that take more time and effort to research and write.

This will also help free up time so that I am able to focus on the podcast, bringing in new guests and able to afford better equipment to continuously improve the show.

$1000/mo

I write for a lot of sites and it takes a lot of time and takes time away from projects like this blog that I would love to focus on more. At this goal level, I will be able to make writing for this blog and the podcast my main gig.

Some of my favorite pieces I sell to other sites can find a home here, where I have more creative control.

This level also allows me to take some time to focus on writing more books while keeping the blog moving forward and bringing you the best commentary we can on the world's current events.

$2000/mo

Danthropology becomes my full time job. Any writing I do outside of it will be for pure leisure, and to help spread a message to others outside of my blog network, but also at this price level, I am able to comfortably pay other writers so I can free up some time I did not have before to write another book, speak at more conferences and travel the US (and maybe the world) speaking at local events.

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