Effectively Wildis creating a baseball podcast
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In addition to all of the above, we'll give you early access to any episodes we upload in advance of their public posting times, plus access to 2 Patreon-exclusive live podcasts in which we'll provide real-time play-by-play and commentary for nationally televised MLB games of particular interest in 2019.
We're Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller, and Meg Rowley, the hosts of Effectively Wild, a podcast about baseball that blends analysis and silliness and publishes new episodes three times a week. Effectively Wild has been active since July 2012, first with Ben and Sam at Baseball Prospectus, then with Ben and Jeff Sullivan at FanGraphs, and now with Ben, Sam, and Meg at FanGraphs. Over time, our episodes have gotten longer, more painstakingly produced, and more popular, which has come at a cost in time and money.
Interacting with our listeners has made the work rewarding, but after 1350-plus episodes (and counting), we can't record the podcast for free, as Ben and Sam did for the first 850 episodes. Effectively Wild will always be a labor of love, but Ben works for The Ringer and Sam works for ESPN, which means the podcast isn't part of their jobs. For the show to continue in its current form, we also need it to be the kind of labor that leads to income. Your support will compensate Ben, Sam, Meg, and editor Dylan Higgins, cover our hosting expenses, and ensure that the show survives while remaining free of the same ads you have to skip past on other podcasts.
You can click here to listen to Ben explain in more detail why we need your help.