King Kaufman is creating Can't Win 4 Losing
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Update March 2018: I have shut down the podcast, as even with the generous contributions of patrons, I was unable to sustain its production. I am keeping this Patreon open — though no money is being collected — for two reasons:

1. I am still fulfilling rewards for patrons in the form of ad-free episodes ($3) and raw interviews ($5). 

2. I may launch a new podcast in the future, and would love to have the support of my patrons if I'm able to do that. 

Existing patrons were given the choice of canceling or staying connected with, again, no contributions being made. The same choice is offered to new patrons: If you pledge, nothing will be charged to your card until and unless I launch something new. I will give ample warning. 

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Thank you for visiting! I launched Can't Win 4 Losing, a podcast about losing, after losing my job in a layoff in February 2017. I financed the show with my severance pay, unemployment insurance, a little savings and 0-percent-interest credit cards. That's not a sustainable model, so for Seasons 2 through infinity — OK, let's just talk about Season 2 for now — I'm hoping you'll help support the show. 

Now, you might be saying "But King, you've got advertising. Why do you need patrons?" It's true, there are ad reads on the show, and while they might cover all of the costs someday, they don't at this point. The good news is, if you don't like listening to ads in podcasts, the reward at the first tier, $3 a month, is access to an ad-free version of the show. 

There are lots of other goodies at higher levels too, including free T-shirts, deep discounts on other merchandise, access to the full interviews behind the episodes and more. You'll also get the satisfaction of supporting independent, DIY media. There's no giant corporation behind Can't Win 4 Losing. It's just me, out in the world reporting and then in my bedroom closet narrating. Thank you for considering a monthly pledge to help me continue making this show and telling the stories of losers — which is to say the stories of all of us.
Rewards
Winning Losers
$3 or more per creation
Access to an ad-free version of the podcast. 
Winning Losers With Cheese
$5 or more per creation
Access to the full raw interviews underlying each episode. Plus all lower-tier rewards.
Winning Losers Combo Plate
$10 or more per creation
12.5 percent off one Can't Win 4 Losing merchandise item per month for lifetime of pledge. Plus all lower-tier rewards.
Winning Losers Party Platter
$20 or more per creation
25 percent off one Can't Win 4 Losing merchandise item per month for lifetime of pledge. Plus all lower-tier rewards.
Winning Losers Deluxo Banquet
$30 or more per creation
Official Can't Win 4 Losing T-shirt. Plus all lower-tier rewards.
Jaws of Defeat Sponsors
$50 or more per creation
Personal thank you in each episode as a Jaws of Defeat-level sponsor. Official Can't Win 4 Losing Jaws of Defeat T-shirt, after 2 months.  Plus all lower-tier rewards.
The Most Amazing, Sensational, Dramatic, Heart-rending, Exciting, Thrilling Jaws of Defeat Sponsors
$100 or more per creation
Weekly one-sentence advertisement for your (not illegal) service, product, show, etc., plus a URL or similar piece of info. Subject to approval and word limit.  Plus all lower-tier rewards.
Also Amazing, Sensational etc. etc.
$100 or more per creation
Naming rights to the Can't Win 4 Losing recording studio/bedroom closet. Plus all lower-tier rewards.
Goals
67 of 500 patrons
I'm open to suggestions for what I should do when I get to 500 patrons. I just really want to get to 500 patrons!
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Update March 2018: I have shut down the podcast, as even with the generous contributions of patrons, I was unable to sustain its production. I am keeping this Patreon open — though no money is being collected — for two reasons:

1. I am still fulfilling rewards for patrons in the form of ad-free episodes ($3) and raw interviews ($5). 

2. I may launch a new podcast in the future, and would love to have the support of my patrons if I'm able to do that. 

Existing patrons were given the choice of canceling or staying connected with, again, no contributions being made. The same choice is offered to new patrons: If you pledge, nothing will be charged to your card until and unless I launch something new. I will give ample warning. 

* * * 

Thank you for visiting! I launched Can't Win 4 Losing, a podcast about losing, after losing my job in a layoff in February 2017. I financed the show with my severance pay, unemployment insurance, a little savings and 0-percent-interest credit cards. That's not a sustainable model, so for Seasons 2 through infinity — OK, let's just talk about Season 2 for now — I'm hoping you'll help support the show. 

Now, you might be saying "But King, you've got advertising. Why do you need patrons?" It's true, there are ad reads on the show, and while they might cover all of the costs someday, they don't at this point. The good news is, if you don't like listening to ads in podcasts, the reward at the first tier, $3 a month, is access to an ad-free version of the show. 

There are lots of other goodies at higher levels too, including free T-shirts, deep discounts on other merchandise, access to the full interviews behind the episodes and more. You'll also get the satisfaction of supporting independent, DIY media. There's no giant corporation behind Can't Win 4 Losing. It's just me, out in the world reporting and then in my bedroom closet narrating. Thank you for considering a monthly pledge to help me continue making this show and telling the stories of losers — which is to say the stories of all of us.

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Rewards
Winning Losers
$3 or more per creation
Access to an ad-free version of the podcast. 
Winning Losers With Cheese
$5 or more per creation
Access to the full raw interviews underlying each episode. Plus all lower-tier rewards.
Winning Losers Combo Plate
$10 or more per creation
12.5 percent off one Can't Win 4 Losing merchandise item per month for lifetime of pledge. Plus all lower-tier rewards.
Winning Losers Party Platter
$20 or more per creation
25 percent off one Can't Win 4 Losing merchandise item per month for lifetime of pledge. Plus all lower-tier rewards.
Winning Losers Deluxo Banquet
$30 or more per creation
Official Can't Win 4 Losing T-shirt. Plus all lower-tier rewards.
Jaws of Defeat Sponsors
$50 or more per creation
Personal thank you in each episode as a Jaws of Defeat-level sponsor. Official Can't Win 4 Losing Jaws of Defeat T-shirt, after 2 months.  Plus all lower-tier rewards.
The Most Amazing, Sensational, Dramatic, Heart-rending, Exciting, Thrilling Jaws of Defeat Sponsors
$100 or more per creation
Weekly one-sentence advertisement for your (not illegal) service, product, show, etc., plus a URL or similar piece of info. Subject to approval and word limit.  Plus all lower-tier rewards.
Also Amazing, Sensational etc. etc.
$100 or more per creation
Naming rights to the Can't Win 4 Losing recording studio/bedroom closet. Plus all lower-tier rewards.