Joe Streckert is creating Podcasts
44

patrons

$158
per month
Interesting Times is a podcast about out-of-the-way, weird, and obscure historical happenings. So far, we've talked about things like intrepid journalists, rival paleontologists, Olmecs, axe murder, breakfast, and insane asylums. We try to find narratives and stories that you've probably never heard of.

I love being a history communicator. Digging into old newspapers, primary sources, scholarly articles, and the like is one of the best parts of my day, and I love sharing that excitement with you in the podcast. It is still, though, quite a lot of work and my goal is to keep it ad-free so you can enjoy all of the wonderful, weird history that you came for uninterrupted.

Supporting the podcast means supporting research, writing, and telling you about things you never knew you needed to know about. Supporting the podcast means that each and every week you'll learn something new, that you'll have some weird thing to talk about at a party, and that you'll learn about it in less than the time it takes to get to work. I'm there for you, every single week, delivering odd chunks of history to your ears. I hope you'll be there for me, too.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
14 patrons
A Nonexistent Mountain Range
You will get:
-My eternal gratitude
Pledge $2 or more per month
7 patrons
A Quixotic Attempt at Calendar Reform
You will get:
-Even more of my eternal gratitude! Seriously
Pledge $5 or more per month
17 patrons
Fantastically Successful Ancient Propaganda
You will get:
-Eternal gratitude (obviously)
-A card from me with an Interesting Times logo sticker that you can put on objects if you stay at this level (or more) for at least three months.
-On-mic thanks for supporting the podcast if you stay at this level (or more) for at least a year
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
Circumnavigating the Globe in 72 Days
You will get:
-Gratitude of the eternal variety
-A card from me with an Interesting Times logo sticker that you can put on objects if you stay at this level (or more) for at least three months.
-On-mic thanks for supporting the podcast if you stay at this level (or more) for at least six months
-A free Interesting Times logo t-shirt if you stay at this level (or more) for at least six months
Pledge $20 or more per month
1 patron
Starting Your Own Micronation
-Pretty serious and intense gratitude eternally
-A card from me with an Interesting Times logo sticker that you can put on objects if you stay at this level (or more) for at least three months.
-On-mic thanks for supporting the podcast if you stay at this level (or more) for at least six months
-A free Interesting Times logo t-shirt if you stay at this level (or more) for at least six months
-The ability to suggest an episode topic to me if you stay at this level for at least a year
Goals
$158 of $200 per month
At $200 a month, we'll start producing t-shirts with black and white versions of the IT logo, as well as a few other shirts based on individual episodes.
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Interesting Times is a podcast about out-of-the-way, weird, and obscure historical happenings. So far, we've talked about things like intrepid journalists, rival paleontologists, Olmecs, axe murder, breakfast, and insane asylums. We try to find narratives and stories that you've probably never heard of.

I love being a history communicator. Digging into old newspapers, primary sources, scholarly articles, and the like is one of the best parts of my day, and I love sharing that excitement with you in the podcast. It is still, though, quite a lot of work and my goal is to keep it ad-free so you can enjoy all of the wonderful, weird history that you came for uninterrupted.

Supporting the podcast means supporting research, writing, and telling you about things you never knew you needed to know about. Supporting the podcast means that each and every week you'll learn something new, that you'll have some weird thing to talk about at a party, and that you'll learn about it in less than the time it takes to get to work. I'm there for you, every single week, delivering odd chunks of history to your ears. I hope you'll be there for me, too.

Recent posts by Joe Streckert

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
14 patrons
A Nonexistent Mountain Range
You will get:
-My eternal gratitude
Pledge $2 or more per month
7 patrons
A Quixotic Attempt at Calendar Reform
You will get:
-Even more of my eternal gratitude! Seriously
Pledge $5 or more per month
17 patrons
Fantastically Successful Ancient Propaganda
You will get:
-Eternal gratitude (obviously)
-A card from me with an Interesting Times logo sticker that you can put on objects if you stay at this level (or more) for at least three months.
-On-mic thanks for supporting the podcast if you stay at this level (or more) for at least a year
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
Circumnavigating the Globe in 72 Days
You will get:
-Gratitude of the eternal variety
-A card from me with an Interesting Times logo sticker that you can put on objects if you stay at this level (or more) for at least three months.
-On-mic thanks for supporting the podcast if you stay at this level (or more) for at least six months
-A free Interesting Times logo t-shirt if you stay at this level (or more) for at least six months
Pledge $20 or more per month
1 patron
Starting Your Own Micronation
-Pretty serious and intense gratitude eternally
-A card from me with an Interesting Times logo sticker that you can put on objects if you stay at this level (or more) for at least three months.
-On-mic thanks for supporting the podcast if you stay at this level (or more) for at least six months
-A free Interesting Times logo t-shirt if you stay at this level (or more) for at least six months
-The ability to suggest an episode topic to me if you stay at this level for at least a year