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Hi! My name's Matt Stocks and I'm a UK based presenter, producer, journalist, DJ & filmmaker.

I've been hosting my podcast LIFE IN THE STOCKS since 2017 and it's available to listen to on Acast, Spotify & iTunes. Have you heard it? If not, why not! 

Here's how the podcast first came about...

After working as a TV (Scuzz) & Radio (Kerrang!) presenter and freelance music journalist (Metal Hammer, Classic Rock) for 8 years, I decided to go it alone and become a fully independent broadcaster.

The goal was simple: to conduct candid, entertaining and informative interviews with musicians, actors, comedians & creatives whom I admire. 

Guests so far include John Lydon, Shaun Ryder, Alan McGeeGene Simmons, Joe Elliott, Glenn HughesTom Morello, Buzz OsbourneB-RealSteven Zan Vandt, Stephen GrahamThomas Turgoose, Alice Lowe, Kate LawlerGail Porter, Pauline Black, Steve Diggle, Clem BurkeKelly Jones, Frank Turner, Dom Joly, Matthew Pritchard, Steve-OTom Green, Doug Stanhope, Ralph Steadman and many more...

What's the deal with this Patreon page then? Right you are! Let's get down to business.

Life In The Stocks will remain FREE as a weekly podcast. But with your patronage, ladies and gentlemen, I'll be able to produce even more great output and put more money into the project to help take things to the next level.

If you're a fan of Life In The Stocks and you get something positive out of the podcast, please have a look at the different ways in which you can support the show. It's a fully independent venture with no media partners or marketing budget and I really need your help to continue making it. 

Thank you for reading. Thank you for listening. Now let's go about creating something special TOGETHER.  

Matt

X
Tiers
Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap
$1 or more per month

This is the basic entry level patronage. 


$1 (£0.78) per month is simply your way of saying thank you for all the weekly podcasts that I put out for free. 


As my way of saying thank you in return, I'll give you a personal shout out on the podcast. 


You'll also get access to the Patreon discussion board where you can ask me questions about previous episodes and suggest future guests for me to interview. This podcast is as much yours at it is mine and this is your chance to be a proper part of the gang. 


AND, because you're awesome, you'll also receive a new hour long DJ mix each week, which means you'll never want for new (or old) music in your life.

Let There Be Rock
$5 or more per month

What do we have here then?


$5 (£3.82) per month will grant you unlimited access to my interview archive, which contains over 8 years of interviews with the likes of Alice Cooper, Nikki Sixx, Billy Corgan, Thurston Moore, Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Corey Taylor, Juliette Lewis, Weird Al Yankovic and many, many more. 


Firstly, I'll post an audio interview each week with complete songs like you hear on the radio - something the podcast format won't allow due to licensing restrictions. 


Secondly, I'll post a written feature / interview each week for your reading pleasure. 


Finally, EVERY 3 months I'll also send you a limited edition Life In The Stocks sticker AND badge. These are for patrons ONLY and won't be available anywhere else. 


(If you live outside the UK you will have to cover postage costs).

For Those About To Rock (I Salute You)
$10 or more per month

Now we're talking...


$10 (£7.64) per month will grant you access to all the benefits of the previous tiers, PLUS you'll get early access to the weekly show - these will go out every Monday at 8am (UK time) on all the usual channels, but you'll be able to hear them from 8am Friday (UK time) the week before via a private link. These podcasts will also be AD FREE. Goodbye commercials!


You'll also receive regular updates of who's coming up on the show, and everyone who signs up to this tier will have the opportunity to ask my guests questions. If they're interesting (and respectful) enough then I'll ask them in the interview and you'll be able to hear the answers in the podcast. That's the kind of awesome access money can't buy! 


Every week, you'll also get a bonus podcast where I discuss a wide range of albums and movies with a revolving door of special guests. Good times!


After 6 months, I'll also write you a personal thank you card to express my gratitude for supporting the podcast. Inside the card, you'll find THREE signed polaroid photos of guests that've appeared on Life In The Stocks. (If you live outside the UK you will have to cover postage costs.)


And after 12 months, you'll receive two limited edition prints that I had commissioned to celebrate the podcast's first & second birthdays, featuring illustrations of the Top 5 / Top 20 most downloaded episodes from the first two years of Life In The Stocks. (If you live outside the UK you will have to cover postage costs.)

Highway To Hell
$15 or more per month

You legend! Now you're really on the way to the top...


$15 (£11.47) per month will grant you access to all the benefits of the previous tiers, PLUS you'll receive a FREE pair of tickets to the Live Q&A shows that I host (subject to availability). Previous guests include Jesse Leach, Keith Buckley, Dom Joly, Dirty Sanchez & Shaun Ryder. (These will all be in the UK. Sorry!)


You'll also receive a free signed print at every gig, and a selection of signed prints from shows that've already happened as well as ones that you're unable to attend.


AND I'll sort you out with a FREE pair of tickets to a city of your choice on every tour that I DJ on (subject to availability). Previous bands that I've toured with include Steel Panther, House Of Pain, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Flogging Molly, The Bronx and more. How about that?

Thunderstuck
$20 or more per month

I'm truly thunderstruck by your patronage and I can't thank you enough for your generous donation. You've made my day!


$20 (£15.29) per month will grant you access to all the benefits of the previous tiers, PLUS after 6 months, you'll receive a Life In The Stocks merchandise bundle containing a random selection of clothing & accessory items. (If you live outside the UK you will have to cover postage costs).


And here's where things get REALLY interesting: after 12 months of patronage you'll have the opportunity to sit in on an interview of your choice, most likely in London (you must provide your own transport), where you'll enjoy a front row seat for an audience of one to a live recording of Life In The Stocks. How cool is that?


After 18 months, you'll receive another brand new Life In The Stocks merchandise bundle containing a random selection of clothing & accessory items. (If you live outside the UK you will have to cover postage costs).


Finally, if you're still on board and donating to the cause after 24 months, I'll come and DJ a private party / event for you completely FREE of charge. All you need to do is cover my travel and accommodation and I'm all yours for the evening. No funny business though! Ha ha! 


Here's to our lifelong podcast friendship together...

Goals
55% complete
If I hit this goal, I plan to invest in some new microphones: two Shure SM7Bs to be precise. I recently recorded a podcast with my friend Stephen Hill who uses those to record his podcast Riot Act, and they are next level awesome. They sound so much better than the ones I use. So that's my first goal: an audio upgrade!
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Hi! My name's Matt Stocks and I'm a UK based presenter, producer, journalist, DJ & filmmaker.

I've been hosting my podcast LIFE IN THE STOCKS since 2017 and it's available to listen to on Acast, Spotify & iTunes. Have you heard it? If not, why not! 

Here's how the podcast first came about...

After working as a TV (Scuzz) & Radio (Kerrang!) presenter and freelance music journalist (Metal Hammer, Classic Rock) for 8 years, I decided to go it alone and become a fully independent broadcaster.

The goal was simple: to conduct candid, entertaining and informative interviews with musicians, actors, comedians & creatives whom I admire. 

Guests so far include John Lydon, Shaun Ryder, Alan McGeeGene Simmons, Joe Elliott, Glenn HughesTom Morello, Buzz OsbourneB-RealSteven Zan Vandt, Stephen GrahamThomas Turgoose, Alice Lowe, Kate LawlerGail Porter, Pauline Black, Steve Diggle, Clem BurkeKelly Jones, Frank Turner, Dom Joly, Matthew Pritchard, Steve-OTom Green, Doug Stanhope, Ralph Steadman and many more...

What's the deal with this Patreon page then? Right you are! Let's get down to business.

Life In The Stocks will remain FREE as a weekly podcast. But with your patronage, ladies and gentlemen, I'll be able to produce even more great output and put more money into the project to help take things to the next level.

If you're a fan of Life In The Stocks and you get something positive out of the podcast, please have a look at the different ways in which you can support the show. It's a fully independent venture with no media partners or marketing budget and I really need your help to continue making it. 

Thank you for reading. Thank you for listening. Now let's go about creating something special TOGETHER.  

Matt

X

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Tiers
Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap
$1 or more per month

This is the basic entry level patronage. 


$1 (£0.78) per month is simply your way of saying thank you for all the weekly podcasts that I put out for free. 


As my way of saying thank you in return, I'll give you a personal shout out on the podcast. 


You'll also get access to the Patreon discussion board where you can ask me questions about previous episodes and suggest future guests for me to interview. This podcast is as much yours at it is mine and this is your chance to be a proper part of the gang. 


AND, because you're awesome, you'll also receive a new hour long DJ mix each week, which means you'll never want for new (or old) music in your life.

Let There Be Rock
$5 or more per month

What do we have here then?


$5 (£3.82) per month will grant you unlimited access to my interview archive, which contains over 8 years of interviews with the likes of Alice Cooper, Nikki Sixx, Billy Corgan, Thurston Moore, Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Corey Taylor, Juliette Lewis, Weird Al Yankovic and many, many more. 


Firstly, I'll post an audio interview each week with complete songs like you hear on the radio - something the podcast format won't allow due to licensing restrictions. 


Secondly, I'll post a written feature / interview each week for your reading pleasure. 


Finally, EVERY 3 months I'll also send you a limited edition Life In The Stocks sticker AND badge. These are for patrons ONLY and won't be available anywhere else. 


(If you live outside the UK you will have to cover postage costs).

For Those About To Rock (I Salute You)
$10 or more per month

Now we're talking...


$10 (£7.64) per month will grant you access to all the benefits of the previous tiers, PLUS you'll get early access to the weekly show - these will go out every Monday at 8am (UK time) on all the usual channels, but you'll be able to hear them from 8am Friday (UK time) the week before via a private link. These podcasts will also be AD FREE. Goodbye commercials!


You'll also receive regular updates of who's coming up on the show, and everyone who signs up to this tier will have the opportunity to ask my guests questions. If they're interesting (and respectful) enough then I'll ask them in the interview and you'll be able to hear the answers in the podcast. That's the kind of awesome access money can't buy! 


Every week, you'll also get a bonus podcast where I discuss a wide range of albums and movies with a revolving door of special guests. Good times!


After 6 months, I'll also write you a personal thank you card to express my gratitude for supporting the podcast. Inside the card, you'll find THREE signed polaroid photos of guests that've appeared on Life In The Stocks. (If you live outside the UK you will have to cover postage costs.)


And after 12 months, you'll receive two limited edition prints that I had commissioned to celebrate the podcast's first & second birthdays, featuring illustrations of the Top 5 / Top 20 most downloaded episodes from the first two years of Life In The Stocks. (If you live outside the UK you will have to cover postage costs.)

Highway To Hell
$15 or more per month

You legend! Now you're really on the way to the top...


$15 (£11.47) per month will grant you access to all the benefits of the previous tiers, PLUS you'll receive a FREE pair of tickets to the Live Q&A shows that I host (subject to availability). Previous guests include Jesse Leach, Keith Buckley, Dom Joly, Dirty Sanchez & Shaun Ryder. (These will all be in the UK. Sorry!)


You'll also receive a free signed print at every gig, and a selection of signed prints from shows that've already happened as well as ones that you're unable to attend.


AND I'll sort you out with a FREE pair of tickets to a city of your choice on every tour that I DJ on (subject to availability). Previous bands that I've toured with include Steel Panther, House Of Pain, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Flogging Molly, The Bronx and more. How about that?

Thunderstuck
$20 or more per month

I'm truly thunderstruck by your patronage and I can't thank you enough for your generous donation. You've made my day!


$20 (£15.29) per month will grant you access to all the benefits of the previous tiers, PLUS after 6 months, you'll receive a Life In The Stocks merchandise bundle containing a random selection of clothing & accessory items. (If you live outside the UK you will have to cover postage costs).


And here's where things get REALLY interesting: after 12 months of patronage you'll have the opportunity to sit in on an interview of your choice, most likely in London (you must provide your own transport), where you'll enjoy a front row seat for an audience of one to a live recording of Life In The Stocks. How cool is that?


After 18 months, you'll receive another brand new Life In The Stocks merchandise bundle containing a random selection of clothing & accessory items. (If you live outside the UK you will have to cover postage costs).


Finally, if you're still on board and donating to the cause after 24 months, I'll come and DJ a private party / event for you completely FREE of charge. All you need to do is cover my travel and accommodation and I'm all yours for the evening. No funny business though! Ha ha! 


Here's to our lifelong podcast friendship together...