Sarah Steel is creating Let's Talk About Sects
21

patrons

$61
per month
Hi, I'm Sarah and I create the podcast Let's Talk About Sects from my sharehouse in Sydney, Australia.

LTAS is a completely independent endeavour, and if you'd like to join the incredible group of amazing supporters who will make it sustainable so that I can keep on creating it, then you are a total legend. Honestly, every little bit does help.

For me, the two biggest motivators in creating this podcast are:
  1. Educating people about how these groups can operate; and
  2. Allowing the stories of ex-members to be heard.
Both of these mean that you, the listeners, are what make it all worthwhile. You comprise the audience for these stories, and you help spread the word so that more people can be aware of any red flags. And in supporting independent research and audio production, you can feel good about yourself, but you can also get some nice perks. Win/win, eh?

Thanks so much for listening and for your support, in whatever form it takes!
Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
It's official! You're a supporter of Let's Talk About Sects and you're giving us a dollar a month to show us you value the work – thank you.


You get:


  • Inclusion in our monthly Facebook shout out to Patreon supporters the month that you join at this level
  • A say in any Patreon-only polls to help us make future decisions about the show
Coffee sponsor
$3 or more per month 5 patrons
You know how much caffeine is required to make an episode of Let's Talk About Sects? Don't ask me, I've lost count! But you're providing one of those cups each month, and it's appreciated.


You get:


  • Ad-free episode access via a Patreon-only RSS feed (once we start taking ads!)
  • A shout-out on Twitter (please email your @ handle to [email protected] when you select this level)
  • Inclusion in our supporters page on the ltaspod.com website
  • Inclusion in our monthly Facebook shout out to Patreon supporters the month that you join at this level
  • A say in any Patreon-only polls to help us make future decisions about the show
Fee helper
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
Your support is going directly into our hosting, equipment, phone calls, media and journal subscriptions, and other fees – ongoing and one-offs that pop up each episode. What a legend.


You get:


  • An LTAS button and stickers
  • Ad-free episode access via a Patreon-only RSS feed (once we start taking ads!)
  • A shout-out on Twitter (please email your @ handle to [email protected] when you select this level)
  • Inclusion in our supporters page on the ltaspod.com website
  • Inclusion in our monthly Facebook shout out to Patreon supporters the month that you join
  • A say in any Patreon-only polls to help us make future decisions about the show
Beer sponsor
$8 or more per month 0 patrons
Thanks for shouting me a beer! Yes, that's seriously what a beer costs in Sydney, Australia. Amazing, isn't it?


You get:


  • A handwritten card, an LTAS button stickers to say thanks
  • Ad-free access to the show via a Patreon-only RSS feed
  • A shout-out on Twitter (please email your @ handle to [email protected] when you select this level)
  • Inclusion in our supporters page on the ltaspod.com website
  • Inclusion in our monthly Facebook shout out to Patreon supporters the month that you join
  • A say in any Patreon-only polls to help us make future decisions about the show


If you stay at this level for 6 months, you'll also get an LTAS tote bag!

Meal sponsor
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You're buying me one meal, to provide me with sustenance during a research, recording or editing day each month.


You get:


  • A selfie of me eating the first meal you shout me (drop me a line on the LTAS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ltaspod so I know where to send it)
  • A handwritten card, an LTAS button and some stickers
  • Ad-free access to the show via a Patreon-only RSS feed
  • A shout-out on Twitter (please email your @ handle to [email protected] when you select this level)
  • Inclusion in our supporters page on the ltaspod.com website
  • Inclusion in our monthly Facebook shout out to Patreon supporters the month that you join
  • A say in any Patreon-only polls to help us make future decisions about the show


If you stay at this level for 6 months, you'll also get an LTAS tote bag and fridge magnet!

Nicer meal sponsor
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
You're buying me one nicer lunch, to provide me with the sustenance required to keep living and creating.


You get:


  • A selfie of me eating the first meal you shout me (drop me a line on the LTAS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ltaspod so I know where to send it)
  • A handwritten card, and LTAS button and some LTAS stickers
  • Always ad-free access to the show via a Patreon-only RSS feed
  • A shout-out on Twitter (please email your @ handle to [email protected] when you select this level)
  • Inclusion in our supporters page on the ltaspod.com website
  • Inclusion in our monthly Facebook shout out to Patreon supporters the month that you join
  • A say in any Patreon-only polls to help us make future decisions about the show


If you stay at this level for 6 months, you'll also get an LTAS tote bag, fridge magnet and extra buttons!

Degustation meal sponsor
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Don't sponsor me at this level. It's too generous. I'm not sure I'm worth it. I won't really spend it on a degustation menu, but you'll be as special as a seafood feast to me.


If you want to ignore my advice, you get:


  • A personal thanks from me in a podcast episode
  • An MP3 recording of a personal message of your choice (for each month you remain at this level) of up to 3 minutes in duration (email [email protected] with what you'd like me to record – nothing obscene though thanks!)
  • A handwritten card, an LTAS tote bag, button and stickers
  • Always ad-free access to the show via a Patreon-only RSS feed
  • A shout-out on Twitter (please email your @ handle to [email protected] when you select this level)
  • Inclusion in our supporters page on the ltaspod.com website
  • Inclusion in our monthly Facebook shout out to Patreon supporters the month that you join
  • A say in any Patreon-only polls we run to help us make future decisions about the show
Goals
$61 of $100 per month
This will help me pay for the portion of my rent, internet bills and electricity that I spend each month on my home office and recording studio (full disclosure: this is just part of my bedroom) for podcast creation.
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Hi, I'm Sarah and I create the podcast Let's Talk About Sects from my sharehouse in Sydney, Australia.

LTAS is a completely independent endeavour, and if you'd like to join the incredible group of amazing supporters who will make it sustainable so that I can keep on creating it, then you are a total legend. Honestly, every little bit does help.

For me, the two biggest motivators in creating this podcast are:
  1. Educating people about how these groups can operate; and
  2. Allowing the stories of ex-members to be heard.
Both of these mean that you, the listeners, are what make it all worthwhile. You comprise the audience for these stories, and you help spread the word so that more people can be aware of any red flags. And in supporting independent research and audio production, you can feel good about yourself, but you can also get some nice perks. Win/win, eh?

Thanks so much for listening and for your support, in whatever form it takes!

Recent posts by Sarah Steel

Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
It's official! You're a supporter of Let's Talk About Sects and you're giving us a dollar a month to show us you value the work – thank you.


You get:


  • Inclusion in our monthly Facebook shout out to Patreon supporters the month that you join at this level
  • A say in any Patreon-only polls to help us make future decisions about the show
Coffee sponsor
$3 or more per month 5 patrons
You know how much caffeine is required to make an episode of Let's Talk About Sects? Don't ask me, I've lost count! But you're providing one of those cups each month, and it's appreciated.


You get:


  • Ad-free episode access via a Patreon-only RSS feed (once we start taking ads!)
  • A shout-out on Twitter (please email your @ handle to [email protected] when you select this level)
  • Inclusion in our supporters page on the ltaspod.com website
  • Inclusion in our monthly Facebook shout out to Patreon supporters the month that you join at this level
  • A say in any Patreon-only polls to help us make future decisions about the show
Fee helper
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
Your support is going directly into our hosting, equipment, phone calls, media and journal subscriptions, and other fees – ongoing and one-offs that pop up each episode. What a legend.


You get:


  • An LTAS button and stickers
  • Ad-free episode access via a Patreon-only RSS feed (once we start taking ads!)
  • A shout-out on Twitter (please email your @ handle to [email protected] when you select this level)
  • Inclusion in our supporters page on the ltaspod.com website
  • Inclusion in our monthly Facebook shout out to Patreon supporters the month that you join
  • A say in any Patreon-only polls to help us make future decisions about the show
Beer sponsor
$8 or more per month 0 patrons
Thanks for shouting me a beer! Yes, that's seriously what a beer costs in Sydney, Australia. Amazing, isn't it?


You get:


  • A handwritten card, an LTAS button stickers to say thanks
  • Ad-free access to the show via a Patreon-only RSS feed
  • A shout-out on Twitter (please email your @ handle to [email protected] when you select this level)
  • Inclusion in our supporters page on the ltaspod.com website
  • Inclusion in our monthly Facebook shout out to Patreon supporters the month that you join
  • A say in any Patreon-only polls to help us make future decisions about the show


If you stay at this level for 6 months, you'll also get an LTAS tote bag!

Meal sponsor
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You're buying me one meal, to provide me with sustenance during a research, recording or editing day each month.


You get:


  • A selfie of me eating the first meal you shout me (drop me a line on the LTAS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ltaspod so I know where to send it)
  • A handwritten card, an LTAS button and some stickers
  • Ad-free access to the show via a Patreon-only RSS feed
  • A shout-out on Twitter (please email your @ handle to [email protected] when you select this level)
  • Inclusion in our supporters page on the ltaspod.com website
  • Inclusion in our monthly Facebook shout out to Patreon supporters the month that you join
  • A say in any Patreon-only polls to help us make future decisions about the show


If you stay at this level for 6 months, you'll also get an LTAS tote bag and fridge magnet!

Nicer meal sponsor
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
You're buying me one nicer lunch, to provide me with the sustenance required to keep living and creating.


You get:


  • A selfie of me eating the first meal you shout me (drop me a line on the LTAS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ltaspod so I know where to send it)
  • A handwritten card, and LTAS button and some LTAS stickers
  • Always ad-free access to the show via a Patreon-only RSS feed
  • A shout-out on Twitter (please email your @ handle to [email protected] when you select this level)
  • Inclusion in our supporters page on the ltaspod.com website
  • Inclusion in our monthly Facebook shout out to Patreon supporters the month that you join
  • A say in any Patreon-only polls to help us make future decisions about the show


If you stay at this level for 6 months, you'll also get an LTAS tote bag, fridge magnet and extra buttons!

Degustation meal sponsor
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Don't sponsor me at this level. It's too generous. I'm not sure I'm worth it. I won't really spend it on a degustation menu, but you'll be as special as a seafood feast to me.


If you want to ignore my advice, you get:


  • A personal thanks from me in a podcast episode
  • An MP3 recording of a personal message of your choice (for each month you remain at this level) of up to 3 minutes in duration (email [email protected] with what you'd like me to record – nothing obscene though thanks!)
  • A handwritten card, an LTAS tote bag, button and stickers
  • Always ad-free access to the show via a Patreon-only RSS feed
  • A shout-out on Twitter (please email your @ handle to [email protected] when you select this level)
  • Inclusion in our supporters page on the ltaspod.com website
  • Inclusion in our monthly Facebook shout out to Patreon supporters the month that you join
  • A say in any Patreon-only polls we run to help us make future decisions about the show