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.