Lingthusiasm is creating podcasts about linguistics
351

patrons

$1,468
per month
Lingthusiasm is a podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics. Each month, your boring commutes or chores get transformed into a lively linguistics conversation between 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 previous bonuses, which include swearing, teaching yourself linguistics, explaining linguistics to employers, the doggo meme, hypercorrection, conlangs, what makes something a sandwich, and language play — and you can listen 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, 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, and even a liveshow (!!!). 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.
Rewards
Ling-thanks
$1 or more per month 53 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 feed: vote on monthly bonus topics 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 279 patrons
Monthly bonus episodes for patrons at this level and above!


Bonuses available right now: swearing, our favourite linguistics book recs, explaining linguistics to employers, hypercorrection, language play, the doggo meme, conlangs, what makes something a sandwich, and more!


Plus advance announcements and requesting custom merch!

Ling-quisition
$10 or more per month 20 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
$50 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 1 hour, on a topic of our choosing. Please get in touch directly if you want to discuss other speaking options!
Goals
$1,468 of $1,600 per month
Ling-stravaganza
Two words: LIVE SHOW. Patrons will be VIP guests at the show, and we’ll have a real physical meetup! We'll also record the liveshow for all patrons. Location TBD based on where we can get to and where we have listeners, so start recruiting your local friends! (Literally the whole world is a possibility here, because we already live on completely opposite sides of it.)
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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 linguistics conversation between 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 previous bonuses, which include swearing, teaching yourself linguistics, explaining linguistics to employers, the doggo meme, hypercorrection, conlangs, what makes something a sandwich, and language play — and you can listen 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, 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, and even a liveshow (!!!). 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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Rewards
Ling-thanks
$1 or more per month 53 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 feed: vote on monthly bonus topics 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 279 patrons
Monthly bonus episodes for patrons at this level and above!


Bonuses available right now: swearing, our favourite linguistics book recs, explaining linguistics to employers, hypercorrection, language play, the doggo meme, conlangs, what makes something a sandwich, and more!


Plus advance announcements and requesting custom merch!

Ling-quisition
$10 or more per month 20 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
$50 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 1 hour, on a topic of our choosing. Please get in touch directly if you want to discuss other speaking options!