Would people want to listen to an honest podcast about parenting. About single parenting? About full-time single parenting? About her butt?
Her very good friend John had recently become a full-time single father—you're gonna want to listen to episode two, and be sure to bring some popcorn. It's a doozy. He'd worked in radio in college so she knew he could figure out how to use a mic. Why not have this be a conversation showcasing two sides of this living arrangement—a mother's perspective, and a father's perspective about raising kids alone. So they talked and planned and gathered equipment and found an amazing audio editor (Hi, Ryan!) and decided to start talking about parenting and life and the struggles that are universal to those raising children.
We call it "Manic Rambling Spiral" or "MRS".
These podcasts resonated with a huge, diverse audience around the world and we're now turning to Patreon to allow our listeners the chance to get involved and support our efforts to keep this show - and the broader conversation - alive for as long as possible.
So what can you look forward to?
- A weekly podcast of about 50-60 minutes. We might miss a week from time to time—you know, jobs, kids, life, tinder—but we're pretty regular.
- More guests for the show! We've got some great people lined up and we'll update Patreon as soon as we can with more concrete information. We've also already had a few great guests this year.
- Quality: Seriously, our audio guy is amazing. Some podcasts are just recorded and released, but MRS is meticulous groomed so we sound amazing. Because we care about your ears.
- Honesty. Parenting is hard. Borderline impossible. We walk a fine line when talking about certain things, but generally we don't hold back. If you've ever found yourself thinking, "My god, I'm a terrible parent." This podcast will help you realize you're not alone. Soon you'll be thinking, "My God, at least I didn't do that."
Thanks for reading, watching, and listening! We're excited to see where MRS takes us, and we're thrilled to have you along for the ride.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I help support Manic Rambling Spiral?
You can support us by becoming a Patron. Just click the big red “Become a Patron” button in the upper right and Patreon will walk you through everything.
If I become a Patron, what do I have to do?
That’s sort of up to you. You can quietly support our weekly podcast through your contributions and that would be awesome. If you want to get more involved, you can also share the podcast - and this Patreon campaign - with friends, family, social networks, etc. That would be great, too! It’s entirely up to you.
How many episodes will you release in a month?
Typically, we release one new episode every Thursday. But our support tiers are monthly, so if we end up with 5 in a month rather than 4, your pledge stays the same. Simiarly, if we end up with only 3 in a month (because life), your pledge stay the same. When you sign up, you can choose how you’d like to support. Patreon is pretty flexible.
Do I have to donate forever?
Nope! You can change or cancel your pledge for any reason at any time.
Do I have to pay in US Dollars?
No! Amounts are shown in US dollars but, if you’re outside the US, you can use whatever currency you’d like.
Does Heather really talk about her butt?
Still have questions?
Send us an email, say hello, and let us know how we can help: [email protected].