Jared Petty is creating Hop, Blip, and a Jump, Red Dead Radio, and Pockets Full of Soup
1,020

patrons

$2,680
per month
Everything you love about video games is connected.

All that is best about the games we love, the art that moves us and delights us and changes our lives... it all has a singular beating heart, a common spirit of wonder and a history of imagination that transcend the sum of the parts. For a long time, I’ve wanted to tell that great big story, and now I’m taking my shot. I believe in it so much, I just quit my job to do it. 

Hop, Blip, and a Jump is part-diary, part documentary, a series of bite-sized videos highlighting gaming’s beautiful and magical moments, with each episode’s theme leading right into the next. Past, present, and future, we’ll explore it all, and learn how the genius of one invention inspires another, and how each majestic moment in games moves us to make the real world a more wonderful place.

Hop, Blip, and a Jump is a celebration of what makes this art form special, and an escape from the regular screaming and unfiltered noise of the internet. It’s thoughtful, it’s quiet, it’s concise, it’s informative, and it’s inspiring, but I promise it will never be boring.

I don’t think there’s really ever been anything quite like this series in the world of games, and I encourage you to watch the inaugural episode to get an idea of where we’re heading. It’s the kind of project that’s not a great fit for traditional ad-supported games media outlets, but that I believe matters. But it can only exist with your backing and your help.

New episodes of Hop, Blip, and a Jump will be released, well.. when they're done! I'll send each out as soon as the video quality comes together to meet the standards I'm setting, but you can rest assured updates will be regular.

Another part of Hop, Blip, and a Jump is Red Dead Radio: The Red Dead Redemption Podcast with Jared Petty. Every week we welcome a Wild Wild Guest and take a deep dive into the news around Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 and visit the history of the Old West in popular culture: TV, film, books, games, and much more.

I'll also continue producing Pockets Full of Soup, because it matters deeply to me and I believe in it. Pockets Full of Soup is a storytelling show about the people who help make us who we are. Sometimes the stories are funny, sometimes they’re sad, but they’re always meaningful. Hosted by Jared Petty, Pockets Full of Soup asks a rotating group of interesting guests a simple question: “who are you thankful for?” I will be producing fewer episodes per month to place a greater emphasis on production and keeping the conversations and guests as interesting as possible, but rest assured Pockets will remain a part of my life and yours for the foreseeable future.
Tiers
Patreon Exclusive Episode
$1 or more per month 808 patrons
Patreon Exclusive Episodes

Your support and patronage keep us on the air. Every patron will receive special access to our monthly exclusive bonus audio episode, plus you'll gain access to our exclusive Patreon Feed.
LOTS OF STUFF
$5 or more per month 290 patrons
Access to the same exclusive audio episode as $1 backers, plus two more exclusive benefits/pieces of bonus content each and every month:


1. THREE more monthly audio episodes of "Am I Boring You Yet? (with Jared Petty)," a pilot podcast where I rant in typical Jared fashion about the topics you send in. 


2. Regular polls to help decide things that will happen on episodes of Pockets Full of Soup, Hop, Blip, and a Jump, etc. 


Hangouts
$25 or more per month 13 of 25 patrons

Patrons at this monthly level gain access to an exclusive, hour-long monthly live hangout where we'll hang out and talk together. These will usually be held on evenings or weekends. Every full month you're subscribed at this level grants an invitation to one hangout. And of course you gain access to the monthly exclusive audio episode and Single Servings, Am I Boring You Yet? (With Jared Petty), occasional episodes of Pizza and Dinosaurs Presents The Thirst of Laser Dracula, and the Patreon Feed.
Pen Pals
$50 or more per month 6 of 10 patrons
Every full month you remain subscribed at this level, Jared will send a hand-written letter via snail-mail straight to your door. What's the topic? Who knows? Available only to Patrons in the USA. You'll need to provide your address during checkout to receive this reward. Plus access to the Google Hangout,  the monthly exclusive audio episode and Single Servings, the new Am I Boring You Yet? (With Jared Petty), occasional episodes of Pizza and Dinosaurs Presents The Thirst of Laser Dracula, and the Patreon Feed. 
One on One Hangout and Patreon Producer
$100 or more per month 2 of 4 patrons
Patrons at this incredibly-generous level will be able to join in a personal one-on-one half-hour Google Hangout scheduled every month you remain a Patron at this tier. You'll also receive a Patreon Producer credit and shout-out on the air every episode of every full month you keep supporting us at this level.   Plus access to the Google Hangout,  the monthly exclusive audio episode and Single Servings, the new Am I Boring You Yet? (With Jared Petty), occasional episodes of Pizza and Dinosaurs Presents The Thirst of Laser Dracula, and the Patreon Feed.  
Be Our Guest
$500 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Want to tell the story of someone you're thankful for? Then be a guest on Pockets Full of Soup. That's right...you'll be in the guest's chair. You'll be responsible for all travel arrangements, lodging, and expenses for travel to and within the San Francisco Bay Area (or wherever I might happen to be when we do this episode), or you can opt for a remote connection through Skype or a similar service. We'll work with you on the schedule. 

Please note before supporting at this tier that there are some topics we won't cover, including but not limited to political campaigning, ads disguised as stories, some entertainment-oriented topics, hateful content, and obscene themes.

Goals
$2,680 of $6,000 per month
Creative Independence

This is the threshold I really need to reach to be able to lay aside most of my reliance on freelance creations and commissions to help make ends meet. If we can reach this threshold, we'll celebrate with a special community episode where you'll tell your stories of how games changes your life. 
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Everything you love about video games is connected.

All that is best about the games we love, the art that moves us and delights us and changes our lives... it all has a singular beating heart, a common spirit of wonder and a history of imagination that transcend the sum of the parts. For a long time, I’ve wanted to tell that great big story, and now I’m taking my shot. I believe in it so much, I just quit my job to do it. 

Hop, Blip, and a Jump is part-diary, part documentary, a series of bite-sized videos highlighting gaming’s beautiful and magical moments, with each episode’s theme leading right into the next. Past, present, and future, we’ll explore it all, and learn how the genius of one invention inspires another, and how each majestic moment in games moves us to make the real world a more wonderful place.

Hop, Blip, and a Jump is a celebration of what makes this art form special, and an escape from the regular screaming and unfiltered noise of the internet. It’s thoughtful, it’s quiet, it’s concise, it’s informative, and it’s inspiring, but I promise it will never be boring.

I don’t think there’s really ever been anything quite like this series in the world of games, and I encourage you to watch the inaugural episode to get an idea of where we’re heading. It’s the kind of project that’s not a great fit for traditional ad-supported games media outlets, but that I believe matters. But it can only exist with your backing and your help.

New episodes of Hop, Blip, and a Jump will be released, well.. when they're done! I'll send each out as soon as the video quality comes together to meet the standards I'm setting, but you can rest assured updates will be regular.

Another part of Hop, Blip, and a Jump is Red Dead Radio: The Red Dead Redemption Podcast with Jared Petty. Every week we welcome a Wild Wild Guest and take a deep dive into the news around Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 and visit the history of the Old West in popular culture: TV, film, books, games, and much more.

I'll also continue producing Pockets Full of Soup, because it matters deeply to me and I believe in it. Pockets Full of Soup is a storytelling show about the people who help make us who we are. Sometimes the stories are funny, sometimes they’re sad, but they’re always meaningful. Hosted by Jared Petty, Pockets Full of Soup asks a rotating group of interesting guests a simple question: “who are you thankful for?” I will be producing fewer episodes per month to place a greater emphasis on production and keeping the conversations and guests as interesting as possible, but rest assured Pockets will remain a part of my life and yours for the foreseeable future.

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Tiers
Patreon Exclusive Episode
$1 or more per month 808 patrons
Patreon Exclusive Episodes

Your support and patronage keep us on the air. Every patron will receive special access to our monthly exclusive bonus audio episode, plus you'll gain access to our exclusive Patreon Feed.
LOTS OF STUFF
$5 or more per month 290 patrons
Access to the same exclusive audio episode as $1 backers, plus two more exclusive benefits/pieces of bonus content each and every month:


1. THREE more monthly audio episodes of "Am I Boring You Yet? (with Jared Petty)," a pilot podcast where I rant in typical Jared fashion about the topics you send in. 


2. Regular polls to help decide things that will happen on episodes of Pockets Full of Soup, Hop, Blip, and a Jump, etc. 


Hangouts
$25 or more per month 13 of 25 patrons

Patrons at this monthly level gain access to an exclusive, hour-long monthly live hangout where we'll hang out and talk together. These will usually be held on evenings or weekends. Every full month you're subscribed at this level grants an invitation to one hangout. And of course you gain access to the monthly exclusive audio episode and Single Servings, Am I Boring You Yet? (With Jared Petty), occasional episodes of Pizza and Dinosaurs Presents The Thirst of Laser Dracula, and the Patreon Feed.
Pen Pals
$50 or more per month 6 of 10 patrons
Every full month you remain subscribed at this level, Jared will send a hand-written letter via snail-mail straight to your door. What's the topic? Who knows? Available only to Patrons in the USA. You'll need to provide your address during checkout to receive this reward. Plus access to the Google Hangout,  the monthly exclusive audio episode and Single Servings, the new Am I Boring You Yet? (With Jared Petty), occasional episodes of Pizza and Dinosaurs Presents The Thirst of Laser Dracula, and the Patreon Feed. 
One on One Hangout and Patreon Producer
$100 or more per month 2 of 4 patrons
Patrons at this incredibly-generous level will be able to join in a personal one-on-one half-hour Google Hangout scheduled every month you remain a Patron at this tier. You'll also receive a Patreon Producer credit and shout-out on the air every episode of every full month you keep supporting us at this level.   Plus access to the Google Hangout,  the monthly exclusive audio episode and Single Servings, the new Am I Boring You Yet? (With Jared Petty), occasional episodes of Pizza and Dinosaurs Presents The Thirst of Laser Dracula, and the Patreon Feed.  
Be Our Guest
$500 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Want to tell the story of someone you're thankful for? Then be a guest on Pockets Full of Soup. That's right...you'll be in the guest's chair. You'll be responsible for all travel arrangements, lodging, and expenses for travel to and within the San Francisco Bay Area (or wherever I might happen to be when we do this episode), or you can opt for a remote connection through Skype or a similar service. We'll work with you on the schedule. 

Please note before supporting at this tier that there are some topics we won't cover, including but not limited to political campaigning, ads disguised as stories, some entertainment-oriented topics, hateful content, and obscene themes.