Chad Hall / Holy Fool Productions

is creating podcasting and sharing writing advice
In my heart I'm a writer, but my main gig is podcasting (Random Badassery). It's something that has taken over my life in the best possible way. Podcasting has superseded writing as my main passion. And I started Holy Fool Productions as a way to explore all of my passions--a place to produce my podcasts, to work on writing, and perhaps one day to indulge music, film, art and the other creative pursuits that I cherish.

There are so many invisible hours of work that go into everything I produce. Reading time. Writing time. Research time. Thinking time. And the more I enjoy myself and lean in, the less time I have to spend on doing things outside of Holy Fool Productions. So it is the support of people like you that enables me to delve deeper and deeper into the things that I passionately believe in, and to continue to find more ways to explore them.

For me, Patreon just isn't a place for me to receive monetary support from my audience, but it's also another place for me to place and experiment. One of the things I enjoy doing here is bonus episodes with Random Badassery guests, which I call Random Chatter. You will also find some experimental mini patron-only podcasts like:

  • Pants in the Chair - on the process writing my first novel
  • What I Wanna Talk About - whatever is on my mind
  • Technical Ramblings - thoughts on tech
  • Deboxed - the personal stories of random items buried in boxes

Beyond all of that I'm also still infatuated with Amanda Palmer's idea of using Patreon to create freely. As she says:"this patreon is for people who want to help sustain my ability and freedom to MAKE WHAT I WANT, WHEN I WANT – liberated from commercial interests." With Patreon and the support of people like you, I no longer have to consider whether something "fits," or if it will sell, or whether it will be liked and retweeted. I can just create and share. And dive deeper into my obsessions. I curious to see what other things will come out of this partnership.

  • Can I finish a novel?
  • Can I travel around taking photos?
  • Can I draw comic strips?
  • Can I play around with short stories or fan fiction?
  • Can I paint?
  • Can I act?
  • Can I write a script?
  • Can I publish poems?
  • Can I try out song ideas?
This is my thinking place, and you are my confidants. Whenever I am working on something, this is where I will share the sketches and drafts. This is where I will work my process.

Here's a running list of everything available already (including podcasts, short journals, written interviews, and over  decade of yearly book lists.) There's so much more to come. That's the adventure. Not to do just one thing, but to explore -- and to bring you along. Are you willing to support me in this journey?

—CH—
Tiers
Fan
$1 or more per month

You have my unending gratitude, you help keep the podcast fires burning.

Reader
$5 or more per month

Full access to library of posts, lists, and mini-podcasts, and bonus episodes with guests.

Writer
$10 or more per month
  • Everything from previous tiers
  • priority questions
  • advanced knowledge of guests
  • ability to suggest questions for guests.


Your questions are moved to the top of the pile for inclusion in a podcast or long post. You will also be told of guests before I record with them and have the ability to suggest questions for the guests.

Editor
$50 or more per month
  • Everything from previous tiers
  • writing consultation


Having problems with a piece of writing? I will accept selections of 800 words or less and offer my advice -- With your permission advice will be offered publicly in a Patreon post, but is also offered privately for those who prefer. Maximum submittal of one selection per month per patron.

Publisher
$100 or more per month
  • Everything from previous
  • signed limited edition of my first book of poetry “Erectile Dysfunction”
  • personal thank you in episodes of Random Badassery
In my heart I'm a writer, but my main gig is podcasting (Random Badassery). It's something that has taken over my life in the best possible way. Podcasting has superseded writing as my main passion. And I started Holy Fool Productions as a way to explore all of my passions--a place to produce my podcasts, to work on writing, and perhaps one day to indulge music, film, art and the other creative pursuits that I cherish.

There are so many invisible hours of work that go into everything I produce. Reading time. Writing time. Research time. Thinking time. And the more I enjoy myself and lean in, the less time I have to spend on doing things outside of Holy Fool Productions. So it is the support of people like you that enables me to delve deeper and deeper into the things that I passionately believe in, and to continue to find more ways to explore them.

For me, Patreon just isn't a place for me to receive monetary support from my audience, but it's also another place for me to place and experiment. One of the things I enjoy doing here is bonus episodes with Random Badassery guests, which I call Random Chatter. You will also find some experimental mini patron-only podcasts like:

  • Pants in the Chair - on the process writing my first novel
  • What I Wanna Talk About - whatever is on my mind
  • Technical Ramblings - thoughts on tech
  • Deboxed - the personal stories of random items buried in boxes

Beyond all of that I'm also still infatuated with Amanda Palmer's idea of using Patreon to create freely. As she says:"this patreon is for people who want to help sustain my ability and freedom to MAKE WHAT I WANT, WHEN I WANT – liberated from commercial interests." With Patreon and the support of people like you, I no longer have to consider whether something "fits," or if it will sell, or whether it will be liked and retweeted. I can just create and share. And dive deeper into my obsessions. I curious to see what other things will come out of this partnership.

  • Can I finish a novel?
  • Can I travel around taking photos?
  • Can I draw comic strips?
  • Can I play around with short stories or fan fiction?
  • Can I paint?
  • Can I act?
  • Can I write a script?
  • Can I publish poems?
  • Can I try out song ideas?
This is my thinking place, and you are my confidants. Whenever I am working on something, this is where I will share the sketches and drafts. This is where I will work my process.

Here's a running list of everything available already (including podcasts, short journals, written interviews, and over  decade of yearly book lists.) There's so much more to come. That's the adventure. Not to do just one thing, but to explore -- and to bring you along. Are you willing to support me in this journey?

—CH—

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Tiers
Fan
$1 or more per month

You have my unending gratitude, you help keep the podcast fires burning.

Reader
$5 or more per month

Full access to library of posts, lists, and mini-podcasts, and bonus episodes with guests.

Writer
$10 or more per month
  • Everything from previous tiers
  • priority questions
  • advanced knowledge of guests
  • ability to suggest questions for guests.


Your questions are moved to the top of the pile for inclusion in a podcast or long post. You will also be told of guests before I record with them and have the ability to suggest questions for the guests.

Editor
$50 or more per month
  • Everything from previous tiers
  • writing consultation


Having problems with a piece of writing? I will accept selections of 800 words or less and offer my advice -- With your permission advice will be offered publicly in a Patreon post, but is also offered privately for those who prefer. Maximum submittal of one selection per month per patron.

Publisher
$100 or more per month
  • Everything from previous
  • signed limited edition of my first book of poetry “Erectile Dysfunction”
  • personal thank you in episodes of Random Badassery