Marty Walker is creating future episodes of Expat Sandwich
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patrons

Um...why are you doing this?
I created Expat Sandwich podcast because I'm fascinated by the inner transformation that takes place when one leaves their native country. I think it's the only way we're able see ourselves and our country objectively. I love that. And I never grow tired of hearing those stories.

I'm equally intrigued to know what foreigners think of the United States upon arrival. What they loved, challenges of daily life, disappointments and surprises. This is a new segment called Culture Shock Flashback that I'm developing and really needs your support to get it going.

In short -- I'm obsessed with cultural collisions.

What is Expat Sandwich?
Expat Sandwich is a (mostly) bi-weekly podcast featuring an eclectic mix of American expats who share stories of the best, weirdest and worst experiences of living abroad. Each episode creates a portrait of an American sandwiched between their US homeland and their new residence abroad. www.expatsandwich.com

Why Patreon?
Expat Sandwich is created and produced in a makeshift recording studio in my walk-in closet (I'm not kidding!) in my one bedroom apartment. It's a completely independent production, which takes hundreds of hours a month to research, edit, and produce, as well as time spent marketing the show. This podcast is a labor of love and I'm kind of freaked out at how quickly the expenses have added up. Crowdfunding through Patreon will offset this through the first goal. You can adjust your donation at any time or cancel whenever you want. NOTE: Several folks have asked to make a one-time donation. Patreon's platform encourages on-going support, however, they suggest you join, input your donation amount and then cancel after your card has been charged. I can also manually do this on my end through PayPal--email me at [email protected] and I'll send a paypal.me link. It all goes to the same place so whatever works best for you!

Top 3 reasons why you should contribute
1. BRAGGING RIGHTS Contribute now so you can say "I supported them when they didn't amount to more than a hill of beans!" (uniquely American idiom)
2. SHOW OFF YOUR COOL SWAG People LOVE our artwork, even folks from the NY Times love it! (they said so on their FB podcast group page--see? insider knowledge already!) Be the first to get in on the Expat Sandwich swag, not sure how long it will last!
3. YOU'LL GET EARLY ACCESS That's right. You'll get to hear episodes BEFORE anyone else. You'll also have access to posts, special episodes, behind the scenes and lots of interesting stuff that doesn't make it to the final cut because it didn't quite fit for whatever reason. Join a community of like-minded fans and expats for discussions and post-episode banter.

Why don't you get advertising like everybody else? It's getting tougher to be found on iTunes because the larger networks are squeezing out the new indies. It takes a while to grow an audience when you are just starting out so crowdfunding is crucial in the early stages. But with the help of staunch supporters, I know we can get there!

Thanks to You
I am super grateful for every single listener we have. If you want to help us continue to exist and grow, please consider making a contribution each month to achieve sustainable growth. I have some big plans for the future and would love for you to be a part of it!
Rewards
Friend
$2 or more per month
We're forever grateful to have your support. It takes a village!
Friend with Benefits
$5 or more per month
Besides tons of gratitude, you get these super cool stickers (2) with different Expat Sandwich imagery on each. (domestic US shipping only)
Lover
$10 or more per month
A 12 x 18 poster of Expat Sandwich artwork specifically created and formatted for this campaign by Serbian designer Nebojsa Matkovic. What's not to love, my love?
(domestic US shipping only)
Stalker
$20 or more per month
Poster, stickers and access to ALL of our "behind the scenes" posts to satisfy your latest obsession.
(domestic US shipping only)
Just Married!
$50 or more per month
It was love at the first $50. Poster, stickers, and a shout-out on the show credits for your undying devotion. (domestic US shipping only)
Who ARE you?
$100 or more per month
For the person who has everything as well as a huge heart. I offer 24/7 + 365 days of gratitude + any of the offerings in previous levels.
Goals
31% complete
The $1000 goal will help cover my out-of-pocket monthly basics such as hosting, transcripts, music and sound effects costs, software costs, social media help and design services, so I can continue my efforts towards the production of future episodes. LET'S DO THIS!
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Um...why are you doing this?
I created Expat Sandwich podcast because I'm fascinated by the inner transformation that takes place when one leaves their native country. I think it's the only way we're able see ourselves and our country objectively. I love that. And I never grow tired of hearing those stories.

I'm equally intrigued to know what foreigners think of the United States upon arrival. What they loved, challenges of daily life, disappointments and surprises. This is a new segment called Culture Shock Flashback that I'm developing and really needs your support to get it going.

In short -- I'm obsessed with cultural collisions.

What is Expat Sandwich?
Expat Sandwich is a (mostly) bi-weekly podcast featuring an eclectic mix of American expats who share stories of the best, weirdest and worst experiences of living abroad. Each episode creates a portrait of an American sandwiched between their US homeland and their new residence abroad. www.expatsandwich.com

Why Patreon?
Expat Sandwich is created and produced in a makeshift recording studio in my walk-in closet (I'm not kidding!) in my one bedroom apartment. It's a completely independent production, which takes hundreds of hours a month to research, edit, and produce, as well as time spent marketing the show. This podcast is a labor of love and I'm kind of freaked out at how quickly the expenses have added up. Crowdfunding through Patreon will offset this through the first goal. You can adjust your donation at any time or cancel whenever you want. NOTE: Several folks have asked to make a one-time donation. Patreon's platform encourages on-going support, however, they suggest you join, input your donation amount and then cancel after your card has been charged. I can also manually do this on my end through PayPal--email me at [email protected] and I'll send a paypal.me link. It all goes to the same place so whatever works best for you!

Top 3 reasons why you should contribute
1. BRAGGING RIGHTS Contribute now so you can say "I supported them when they didn't amount to more than a hill of beans!" (uniquely American idiom)
2. SHOW OFF YOUR COOL SWAG People LOVE our artwork, even folks from the NY Times love it! (they said so on their FB podcast group page--see? insider knowledge already!) Be the first to get in on the Expat Sandwich swag, not sure how long it will last!
3. YOU'LL GET EARLY ACCESS That's right. You'll get to hear episodes BEFORE anyone else. You'll also have access to posts, special episodes, behind the scenes and lots of interesting stuff that doesn't make it to the final cut because it didn't quite fit for whatever reason. Join a community of like-minded fans and expats for discussions and post-episode banter.

Why don't you get advertising like everybody else? It's getting tougher to be found on iTunes because the larger networks are squeezing out the new indies. It takes a while to grow an audience when you are just starting out so crowdfunding is crucial in the early stages. But with the help of staunch supporters, I know we can get there!

Thanks to You
I am super grateful for every single listener we have. If you want to help us continue to exist and grow, please consider making a contribution each month to achieve sustainable growth. I have some big plans for the future and would love for you to be a part of it!

Recent posts by Marty Walker

Rewards
Friend
$2 or more per month
We're forever grateful to have your support. It takes a village!
Friend with Benefits
$5 or more per month
Besides tons of gratitude, you get these super cool stickers (2) with different Expat Sandwich imagery on each. (domestic US shipping only)
Lover
$10 or more per month
A 12 x 18 poster of Expat Sandwich artwork specifically created and formatted for this campaign by Serbian designer Nebojsa Matkovic. What's not to love, my love?
(domestic US shipping only)
Stalker
$20 or more per month
Poster, stickers and access to ALL of our "behind the scenes" posts to satisfy your latest obsession.
(domestic US shipping only)
Just Married!
$50 or more per month
It was love at the first $50. Poster, stickers, and a shout-out on the show credits for your undying devotion. (domestic US shipping only)
Who ARE you?
$100 or more per month
For the person who has everything as well as a huge heart. I offer 24/7 + 365 days of gratitude + any of the offerings in previous levels.