Lingthusiasm is creating podcasts about linguistics
438

patrons

$1,841
per month
Lingthusiasm is a podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics. Each month, your boring commutes or chores get transformed into a lively conversation between enthusiastic linguists Gretchen McCulloch (allthingslinguistic.com) and Lauren Gawne (superlinguo.com).

But we want to let you do more than just listen in — we want to bring you into the conversation. We've been getting some fantastic listener questions and comments already, and we'd love to have more time to answer them and give our listeners more time to connect with us and each other. The podcast is entirely independent, which means that we can go deep into the fun linguistics nerdery, but also that we rely entirely on the support of our listeners to create monthly podcasts and transcripts. 

So here's the deal: For the small price of a monthly latte, you get bonus content every month! That's right, you get to enjoy twice as much time with Lingthusiasm! Plus, you get access to the archive of over a dozen previous bonus episodes, which includes swearing, our top recs for getting even more linguistics, creating languages, forensic linguistics, the doggo meme, hypercorrection, homonyms, what makes something a sandwich, language play, and more — and you can listen to them all right now as soon as you pledge!

If you buy our coffee too, you can ask us your linguistics questions or suggest topics you're interested in for the bonus episodes. For more, you can videochat with us! Plus, all patrons get to vote on bonus topics, request custom colours for IPA scarves and other merch (just send us a message via Patreon or at [email protected]), and be the first to find out about meetups, liveshows, new merch, and other exciting announcements! We deeply appreciate every level of contribution to keeping Lingthusiasm ad-free and sustainable.

After sustainability, we have some pretty cool expansion plans — better mics, interviews with guest linguists, regular bonus episodes, snazzy art, a liveshow, and even video episodes (!!!). We've been blown away by the response so far — if each of our listeners gave just $1, we'd already be way past our highest goal.

Can't afford to pledge? That's okay too. We're keeping the main episodes of the podcast free, and there are some rewards, like no ads, better mics, and guest linguists, that all listeners will benefit from. If you can't pledge, it's also super helpful to leave us a rating on iTunes, share this page, and recommend Lingthusiasm to anyone who needs a little more linguistics in their life.
Tiers
Ling-thanks
$1 or more per month 65 patrons
Thanks so much for supporting us! You're a true patron of the arts and sciences, keeping this independent linguistics podcast possible and ad-free for all listeners. 


You get access to our patrons-only posts and community section (see beside the "Become a patron" button): chat with your fellow patrons, vote in polls, and be the first to find out about liveshows, merch, and other exciting news! 


All patrons can request custom colours/items for any merch we have available, subject to technological limitations. Want an IPA scarf in purple rather than navy/red/olive or NOT JUDGING YOUR GRAMMAR, JUST ANALYZING IT on a tank top rather than a t-shirt? Just send us a message via Patreon or email [email protected]!

Ling-thusiast
$5 or more per month 357 patrons
Monthly bonus episodes for patrons at this level and above!


You also get access to our entire back catalogue of over a dozen previous bonus episodes to listen to right now! Topics include: swearing, our favourite linguistics book recs, hypercorrection, language play, forensic linguistics, conlangs, the tricky definition of a sandwich, and more


Plus advance announcements and requesting custom merch!

Ling-quisition
$10 or more per month 25 patrons
What would you like the next bonus episode to be about? Ask questions or suggest topics to dive deeper into! All patrons get to vote, but you provide the ballot!


(We'll try to equalize suggestions across months so that everyone has similar odds of being picked.)


Plus bonus episodes, advance announcements, and requesting custom merch!

Ling-versation
$100 or more per month 0 of 9 patrons
Ask us your linguistics questions face to face! 30 minute monthly videochat with either Lauren or Gretchen (depending on timezones) and all other patrons at this level. Plus bonus content. We can't do your homework though.
Ling-tensify
$200 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
More linguistics chats! 30 minute monthly videochat with just you (or whatever friends you choose to bring) and both Gretchen and Lauren. Plus bonus content. Still no homework.
Ling-posium
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Gretchen or Lauren will give a prepared talk (via videochat) to your class, club, society, friends and relatives, or other small group, with time for questions, up to half an hour, on a topic of our choosing. Please get in touch directly if you want to discuss other speaking options!
Goals
$1,841 of $2,000 per month
Ling-sticulation
A special episode about gesture, which will be filmed with captions (so you can see the gestures!)
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Lingthusiasm is a podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics. Each month, your boring commutes or chores get transformed into a lively conversation between enthusiastic linguists Gretchen McCulloch (allthingslinguistic.com) and Lauren Gawne (superlinguo.com).

But we want to let you do more than just listen in — we want to bring you into the conversation. We've been getting some fantastic listener questions and comments already, and we'd love to have more time to answer them and give our listeners more time to connect with us and each other. The podcast is entirely independent, which means that we can go deep into the fun linguistics nerdery, but also that we rely entirely on the support of our listeners to create monthly podcasts and transcripts. 

So here's the deal: For the small price of a monthly latte, you get bonus content every month! That's right, you get to enjoy twice as much time with Lingthusiasm! Plus, you get access to the archive of over a dozen previous bonus episodes, which includes swearing, our top recs for getting even more linguistics, creating languages, forensic linguistics, the doggo meme, hypercorrection, homonyms, what makes something a sandwich, language play, and more — and you can listen to them all right now as soon as you pledge!

If you buy our coffee too, you can ask us your linguistics questions or suggest topics you're interested in for the bonus episodes. For more, you can videochat with us! Plus, all patrons get to vote on bonus topics, request custom colours for IPA scarves and other merch (just send us a message via Patreon or at [email protected]), and be the first to find out about meetups, liveshows, new merch, and other exciting announcements! We deeply appreciate every level of contribution to keeping Lingthusiasm ad-free and sustainable.

After sustainability, we have some pretty cool expansion plans — better mics, interviews with guest linguists, regular bonus episodes, snazzy art, a liveshow, and even video episodes (!!!). We've been blown away by the response so far — if each of our listeners gave just $1, we'd already be way past our highest goal.

Can't afford to pledge? That's okay too. We're keeping the main episodes of the podcast free, and there are some rewards, like no ads, better mics, and guest linguists, that all listeners will benefit from. If you can't pledge, it's also super helpful to leave us a rating on iTunes, share this page, and recommend Lingthusiasm to anyone who needs a little more linguistics in their life.

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Tiers
Ling-thanks
$1 or more per month 65 patrons
Thanks so much for supporting us! You're a true patron of the arts and sciences, keeping this independent linguistics podcast possible and ad-free for all listeners. 


You get access to our patrons-only posts and community section (see beside the "Become a patron" button): chat with your fellow patrons, vote in polls, and be the first to find out about liveshows, merch, and other exciting news! 


All patrons can request custom colours/items for any merch we have available, subject to technological limitations. Want an IPA scarf in purple rather than navy/red/olive or NOT JUDGING YOUR GRAMMAR, JUST ANALYZING IT on a tank top rather than a t-shirt? Just send us a message via Patreon or email [email protected]!

Ling-thusiast
$5 or more per month 357 patrons
Monthly bonus episodes for patrons at this level and above!


You also get access to our entire back catalogue of over a dozen previous bonus episodes to listen to right now! Topics include: swearing, our favourite linguistics book recs, hypercorrection, language play, forensic linguistics, conlangs, the tricky definition of a sandwich, and more


Plus advance announcements and requesting custom merch!

Ling-quisition
$10 or more per month 25 patrons
What would you like the next bonus episode to be about? Ask questions or suggest topics to dive deeper into! All patrons get to vote, but you provide the ballot!


(We'll try to equalize suggestions across months so that everyone has similar odds of being picked.)


Plus bonus episodes, advance announcements, and requesting custom merch!

Ling-versation
$100 or more per month 0 of 9 patrons
Ask us your linguistics questions face to face! 30 minute monthly videochat with either Lauren or Gretchen (depending on timezones) and all other patrons at this level. Plus bonus content. We can't do your homework though.
Ling-tensify
$200 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
More linguistics chats! 30 minute monthly videochat with just you (or whatever friends you choose to bring) and both Gretchen and Lauren. Plus bonus content. Still no homework.
Ling-posium
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Gretchen or Lauren will give a prepared talk (via videochat) to your class, club, society, friends and relatives, or other small group, with time for questions, up to half an hour, on a topic of our choosing. Please get in touch directly if you want to discuss other speaking options!