The Legendarium Podcast is creating Podcasts for Fantasy Readers
77

patrons

$215
per episode
Hello you wonderful listeners! Craig here, making the case (the plea, really) for you to support the Legendarium. If you've stumbled across this page, here's the rundown: The Legendarium Podcast is a podcast for fantasy and sci-fi readers. We read stuff that is having or has had a significant impact on genre literature, and we give you our take on it.

What makes us different? We almost always have at least one person on the panel who's reading the work for the first time, so you get a fresh perspective without falling too far down any rabbit holes. The core of the group is me and Ryan (the founders) and Kenn and Todd (the regulars). We've been podcasting together since February 2014.

It takes (no) money to make (no) money 

First things first: You should know that when Ryan and I started The Legendarium Podcast, we were under no delusions that we would get rich off this thing. That continues today, and we aren't starting a Patreon page for the wealth or fame. HOWEVER, we never wanted to get poor from podcasting, either.

There are a lot of ways to produce a podcast, and we never wanted to do it the easy way. So together we've spent thousands (no, seriously) of dollars to make this thing as good as possible.

We spend for a reason

We spend all that money because as long as you're going to pipe our voices through your headphones or your car speakers, we want to give you the best audio quality we can. Microphones, mixers, headphones, cords, adapters, speakers, acoustic foam ... I could go on, but you get the idea: recording well doesn't come cheap.

As for the content of the podcast itself, it's not free either. Four panelists purchasing a single book in preparation for an episode, it can run anywhere from $30-70, depending on the format of the book. Spread that over about 35 books, and you can see, the costs add up fast.

And I haven't even gotten to the costs of hosting our content online.

3 ways we want to get better

Like I said, as long as we were going to produce a podcast, we wanted to make it sound great. So far, I think we've done a good job there. We can do even better, but it's getting harder to justify the costs coming from our own pockets. Your patronage will help make the Legendarium better in several ways as we move forward:

  1. You'll help us acquire better equipment and better software to bring you the best sound we can.
  2. You'll help us book more and better guests by offering a modest stipend for time and travel. More guests means more perspectives.
  3. You'll help us host more events, both in-person and online, that will allow us to meet and hear from more of you in more personal ways.
Finally, I would make the case to you in one word: ART. Being a patron is all about supporting art and artists whose work you enjoy. It's my fervent wish that we've created a product that you enjoy. If so, I hope that you'll nurture your spark of generosity. It won't take much on your part, and anything you can give will be much appreciated.

-Craig
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per episode
24 patrons
  • Warm feelings in your heart as you listen to the podcast.
  • PLUS, a shoutout in our monthly email newsletter.
Pledge $3 or more per episode
27 patrons
All of the above perks.
  • PLUS, automatic 2x entries for any giveaways we do. No additional requirements must be met to be entered.
  • PLUS, access to exclusive behind-the-scenes audio not accessible to regular podcast subscribers.
Pledge $5 or more per episode
24 patrons
All of the above perks.
  • PLUS, you will receive, every 4-6 months, a care package from the Legendarium. Packages may include Legendarium apparel, stickers, buttons, and any other awesome stuff we decide to throw in. Donors should send a private message with their shirt size. Eligibility begins after 2 full months of patronage.
Goals
$215 of $250 per episode
Let's take the Legendarium on the road. We'd like to do live recordings at conventions, libraries, bookstores, and universities. This amount would allow us to take at least twice-yearly trips to destinations in the U.S., and possibly to the U.K. and elsewhere, so that we can see and interact with as many of you as possible in person.
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Hello you wonderful listeners! Craig here, making the case (the plea, really) for you to support the Legendarium. If you've stumbled across this page, here's the rundown: The Legendarium Podcast is a podcast for fantasy and sci-fi readers. We read stuff that is having or has had a significant impact on genre literature, and we give you our take on it.

What makes us different? We almost always have at least one person on the panel who's reading the work for the first time, so you get a fresh perspective without falling too far down any rabbit holes. The core of the group is me and Ryan (the founders) and Kenn and Todd (the regulars). We've been podcasting together since February 2014.

It takes (no) money to make (no) money 

First things first: You should know that when Ryan and I started The Legendarium Podcast, we were under no delusions that we would get rich off this thing. That continues today, and we aren't starting a Patreon page for the wealth or fame. HOWEVER, we never wanted to get poor from podcasting, either.

There are a lot of ways to produce a podcast, and we never wanted to do it the easy way. So together we've spent thousands (no, seriously) of dollars to make this thing as good as possible.

We spend for a reason

We spend all that money because as long as you're going to pipe our voices through your headphones or your car speakers, we want to give you the best audio quality we can. Microphones, mixers, headphones, cords, adapters, speakers, acoustic foam ... I could go on, but you get the idea: recording well doesn't come cheap.

As for the content of the podcast itself, it's not free either. Four panelists purchasing a single book in preparation for an episode, it can run anywhere from $30-70, depending on the format of the book. Spread that over about 35 books, and you can see, the costs add up fast.

And I haven't even gotten to the costs of hosting our content online.

3 ways we want to get better

Like I said, as long as we were going to produce a podcast, we wanted to make it sound great. So far, I think we've done a good job there. We can do even better, but it's getting harder to justify the costs coming from our own pockets. Your patronage will help make the Legendarium better in several ways as we move forward:

  1. You'll help us acquire better equipment and better software to bring you the best sound we can.
  2. You'll help us book more and better guests by offering a modest stipend for time and travel. More guests means more perspectives.
  3. You'll help us host more events, both in-person and online, that will allow us to meet and hear from more of you in more personal ways.
Finally, I would make the case to you in one word: ART. Being a patron is all about supporting art and artists whose work you enjoy. It's my fervent wish that we've created a product that you enjoy. If so, I hope that you'll nurture your spark of generosity. It won't take much on your part, and anything you can give will be much appreciated.

-Craig

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per episode
24 patrons
  • Warm feelings in your heart as you listen to the podcast.
  • PLUS, a shoutout in our monthly email newsletter.
Pledge $3 or more per episode
27 patrons
All of the above perks.
  • PLUS, automatic 2x entries for any giveaways we do. No additional requirements must be met to be entered.
  • PLUS, access to exclusive behind-the-scenes audio not accessible to regular podcast subscribers.
Pledge $5 or more per episode
24 patrons
All of the above perks.
  • PLUS, you will receive, every 4-6 months, a care package from the Legendarium. Packages may include Legendarium apparel, stickers, buttons, and any other awesome stuff we decide to throw in. Donors should send a private message with their shirt size. Eligibility begins after 2 full months of patronage.