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Monthly bonus episodes! And 40+ existing bonus episodes (with transcripts) to listen to right now! Topics include:
Plus, get access to our Discord server, a community that's enthusiastic about linguistics!
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Sponsor an IPA symbol or other special character, which will live with your name on our Lingthusiasm Supporter Wall of Fame. (Your choice, or take our ~super-scientific Which IPA Character Are You quiz.) 

You also get a "Lingthusiast" sticker in the mail after three months of support at this tier!

Plus all the bonus episodes and access to the Discord server! 
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Want to contribute a lot to linguistics communication? Have the impact of 10 patrons for all our projects. (We'll reduce our current goal target by 10 for every person who joins at this level.)

Plus: we'll put your name and/or linguistics-related cause of choice on the LingComm website, and send you a limited-edition Lingthusiast mug after 3 months at this level. 

Plus all the bonus episodes and access to the Discord server!
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About Lingthusiasm

Lingthusiasm is a podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics by linguists Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne. We're 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 free monthly podcasts and transcripts. 

So here's the deal: For the small price of a monthly latte, you get bonus content every month, the previous bonus episodes, and access to the Lingthusiasm Discord server! If you've run out of Lingthusiasm episodes to listen to or want to chat with people about your budding linguistics fandom, your problem is now solved! If you buy our coffee too, you can get recognized on our Supporter Wall of Fame. Plus, all patrons are the first to find out about meetups, liveshows, new merch, and other exciting announcements!

We've been blown away by the response so far, and we deeply appreciate every level of contribution to keeping Lingthusiasm ad-free and sustainable. Can't afford to join? That's okay too. The main episodes will always be free, and there are some rewards, like no ads, better mics, and guest linguists, that all listeners benefit from. It's also super helpful to recommend Lingthusiasm to anyone who needs a little more linguistics in their life.
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(This goal will be reduced by 10 for each new person who joins at the Phil-ling-thropist tier.)
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