The Dirty History Podcast

is creating discussion on topics beneath the standards of taste.

6

patrons

$37

per month
Hey Everyone!

I started making Dirty History in August 2018 because I wanted to take interesting and obscure case studies and explore how they have shaped human behavior through time. Of course, these topics all are beneath the standards of taste and range from historical anecdotes of debilitating diseases to the variations in burial practices around the world. I realized while in college that there are pieces of the past overlooked in polite society. And that is not because these histories are unimportant, but because they are unpleasant, vulgar, violent, seemingly irrational, shamelessly sexual, or otherwise beneath standards of taste. This is the history you wished they taught in school but don't—the extremes of human behavior and experience. These are the stories of the dispossessed, the criminals, the hapless victims, and the callous perpetrators through whom we see some of the most base aspects of our shared humanity. It's an exploration of those things that make us uncomfortable—it's Dirty History.

However, challenging the status quo is not always economically viable. To allow Dirty History to be a resource for people to fall in love with the strange world of the past, I need Patreon. My dream would be to create content for you full time and give you endless hours of macabre history to churn your stomach.  

Investing in the show's Patreon may just be one dollar a month which only adds up to 12 dollars a year, but for me and this show, it means everything. It’s almost like if you saw me on the streets and you and I had free time would you buy me a coffee? That’s supporting the show on Patreon. Help me make the show what we want it to be.

Not to worry, the show will ALWAYS remain free, but any help from you means more content and more time for me to make that content the best it can be. It's a win-win. It also means that by investing in the show you are a producer and have a hand in the creative process and the content going forward.

So thank you in advance, and I look forward to working for and with all of you as we make Dirty History the best resource it can be.

Talk to you soon,
Thomas
Tiers
Unclean
$1 or more per month

At this level you get my undying adulation and gratitude in addition to,


1.  A personal thank-you email from me, the host of Dirty History.


2.  Your name in the description of Dirty History Episodes.

Spoiled
$2 or more per month

At this level you get my undying adulation and gratitude in addition to,


1. Access to the private Dirty History Facebook group.


 + all of the above 

Sullied
$5 or more per month

At this level you get my undying adulation and gratitude in addition to,


1. A shout out at the end of an episode.


2. The ability to submit questions for the Patron exclusive Ask Me Anything series where I go live to answer all those questions you've been too afraid to ask (don't worry, you can remain anonymous if you like).


 + all of the above 

Dirty
$10 or more per month

At this level you get my undying adulation and gratitude in addition to,


1. A Dirty History Podcast decal to proudly display on any of your research apparatus or car (it might look good there), plus 25% off all Dirty History related merchandise. 


 + all of the above  

Filthy
$15 or more per month

At this level you get my undying adulation and gratitude in addition to,


1. Access to private Spotify playlists, curated by me, meant to accompany the depravity of the topics covered on each episode, and also to expand your music taste.


2. The ability to vote from a selection of topics for me to cover on upcoming episodes.


 + all of the above  

Goals
6 of 125 patrons
Dirty History Online Magazine

When I reach 125 patrons, I'll launch the podcast's online magazine which will feature exclusive articles from historians, comedians, art critics, journalists and philosophers who are pushing the envelope in their respective fields by covering those "Dirty" topics. We'll also feature photography, art, short fiction, and creative non-fiction that allign with our tastes and goals.
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Hey Everyone!

I started making Dirty History in August 2018 because I wanted to take interesting and obscure case studies and explore how they have shaped human behavior through time. Of course, these topics all are beneath the standards of taste and range from historical anecdotes of debilitating diseases to the variations in burial practices around the world. I realized while in college that there are pieces of the past overlooked in polite society. And that is not because these histories are unimportant, but because they are unpleasant, vulgar, violent, seemingly irrational, shamelessly sexual, or otherwise beneath standards of taste. This is the history you wished they taught in school but don't—the extremes of human behavior and experience. These are the stories of the dispossessed, the criminals, the hapless victims, and the callous perpetrators through whom we see some of the most base aspects of our shared humanity. It's an exploration of those things that make us uncomfortable—it's Dirty History.

However, challenging the status quo is not always economically viable. To allow Dirty History to be a resource for people to fall in love with the strange world of the past, I need Patreon. My dream would be to create content for you full time and give you endless hours of macabre history to churn your stomach.  

Investing in the show's Patreon may just be one dollar a month which only adds up to 12 dollars a year, but for me and this show, it means everything. It’s almost like if you saw me on the streets and you and I had free time would you buy me a coffee? That’s supporting the show on Patreon. Help me make the show what we want it to be.

Not to worry, the show will ALWAYS remain free, but any help from you means more content and more time for me to make that content the best it can be. It's a win-win. It also means that by investing in the show you are a producer and have a hand in the creative process and the content going forward.

So thank you in advance, and I look forward to working for and with all of you as we make Dirty History the best resource it can be.

Talk to you soon,
Thomas

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Tiers
Unclean
$1 or more per month

At this level you get my undying adulation and gratitude in addition to,


1.  A personal thank-you email from me, the host of Dirty History.


2.  Your name in the description of Dirty History Episodes.

Spoiled
$2 or more per month

At this level you get my undying adulation and gratitude in addition to,


1. Access to the private Dirty History Facebook group.


 + all of the above 

Sullied
$5 or more per month

At this level you get my undying adulation and gratitude in addition to,


1. A shout out at the end of an episode.


2. The ability to submit questions for the Patron exclusive Ask Me Anything series where I go live to answer all those questions you've been too afraid to ask (don't worry, you can remain anonymous if you like).


 + all of the above 

Dirty
$10 or more per month

At this level you get my undying adulation and gratitude in addition to,


1. A Dirty History Podcast decal to proudly display on any of your research apparatus or car (it might look good there), plus 25% off all Dirty History related merchandise. 


 + all of the above  

Filthy
$15 or more per month

At this level you get my undying adulation and gratitude in addition to,


1. Access to private Spotify playlists, curated by me, meant to accompany the depravity of the topics covered on each episode, and also to expand your music taste.


2. The ability to vote from a selection of topics for me to cover on upcoming episodes.


 + all of the above