Steve Faktor is creating The McFuture Podcast
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patron
I twirled for years as a bear in a corporate tutu, scrubbing my words of anything interesting, resisting eating my trainer. When I finally got the nerve to bare my I ideas in public, many bought my book, read my articles, followed me on LinkedIn, signed up for my newsletter, and said nice things. But even without my tutu, I was still dancing to someone else's song. I straddled this uncomfortable middle - interesting and humorous, but never truly honest. Never truly me. Only occasional glimmers.

I was scared. What if the unfiltered me isn't good enough? What would friends, employers or clients think? I'm not exactly Mr. Rogers. My ideas are edgy. My humor is biting. And I don't easily fit into little boxes. I really need to Jazzercise... 

Today, my biggest fear is living as a functional facsimile of the real me. I'm finally clear on what I need to say and how I'm going to say it. I'm finally creating work that I'm not only proud of, but scares me. It's raw, deep, truthful, useful and devilishly funny. 

For the first time, I'm creating a show I would personally choose over others I consider terrific, like Freakonomics, Planet Money, Tim Ferris, and Adam Carolla. And I'm a harsher critic than anyone else will ever be.

The McFuture podcast has three main building blocks: tech, economics and culture. All three marinade in my experiences (and outrageous ironies) from years of doing innovation, finance, and futurism work for some of the world's biggest companies.

Some episodes will be philosophical, some funny, some out there. But all have a purpose, a point. While each is a standalone idea, they're all building blocks for my next book on the one key to succeeding in our virtualized future.

Since I'm balancing this and work obligations, I can't do heavily-researched deep dives every episode. Expect about three episodes a month, including some lighter, quicker ones. As the show becomes more self-sustaining through Patreon, sponsorships and live events, I'll move to a regular weekly schedule and add video, live feeds, bonus content. It's all up to you!

Thanks for reading, supporting and helping spread the word!

PS - Though my main focus is on creating great content, I'll do my best to reply to your comments and suggestions on Patreon or email ([email protected]).

PPS - here's a rough but entertaining older video, where I take a bit too long to explain the context for The McFuture: 

Tiers
The McFuture Facebook Group Member
$3 or more per month

You'll have full access to Steve's commentary on the latest tech, economics and future stories. Typically 3-7 posts a week.

+Bonus Episodes
$5 or more per month

You'll get a custom link to our bonus podcast episodes (with simple instructions to add it to your favorite podcast player). Typically 2-3 per month. You'll also have access to everything from lower $ tiers.

+Monthly Livestream Q&A with Steve
$10 or more per month

Invite to monthly live streams with Steve Faktor, who will answer your questions or give feedback on the most recent episodes of the show. If you can't make it live, you can access recordings of all previous streams. You'll also have access to everything from lower $ tiers.

+First Class McFuturist
$20 or more per month

Your questions get top priority! They'll get answered by Steve in the live stream. Access to entire historical archive of the show and prior streams. You'll also have access to everything from all lower $ tiers.

Goals
1 of 500 patrons
I'm a big believer that any creator needs at least 1000 true fans, so 500 is an important milestone. At that point, I will commit to a regular weekly schedule for the main show.
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I twirled for years as a bear in a corporate tutu, scrubbing my words of anything interesting, resisting eating my trainer. When I finally got the nerve to bare my I ideas in public, many bought my book, read my articles, followed me on LinkedIn, signed up for my newsletter, and said nice things. But even without my tutu, I was still dancing to someone else's song. I straddled this uncomfortable middle - interesting and humorous, but never truly honest. Never truly me. Only occasional glimmers.

I was scared. What if the unfiltered me isn't good enough? What would friends, employers or clients think? I'm not exactly Mr. Rogers. My ideas are edgy. My humor is biting. And I don't easily fit into little boxes. I really need to Jazzercise... 

Today, my biggest fear is living as a functional facsimile of the real me. I'm finally clear on what I need to say and how I'm going to say it. I'm finally creating work that I'm not only proud of, but scares me. It's raw, deep, truthful, useful and devilishly funny. 

For the first time, I'm creating a show I would personally choose over others I consider terrific, like Freakonomics, Planet Money, Tim Ferris, and Adam Carolla. And I'm a harsher critic than anyone else will ever be.

The McFuture podcast has three main building blocks: tech, economics and culture. All three marinade in my experiences (and outrageous ironies) from years of doing innovation, finance, and futurism work for some of the world's biggest companies.

Some episodes will be philosophical, some funny, some out there. But all have a purpose, a point. While each is a standalone idea, they're all building blocks for my next book on the one key to succeeding in our virtualized future.

Since I'm balancing this and work obligations, I can't do heavily-researched deep dives every episode. Expect about three episodes a month, including some lighter, quicker ones. As the show becomes more self-sustaining through Patreon, sponsorships and live events, I'll move to a regular weekly schedule and add video, live feeds, bonus content. It's all up to you!

Thanks for reading, supporting and helping spread the word!

PS - Though my main focus is on creating great content, I'll do my best to reply to your comments and suggestions on Patreon or email ([email protected]).

PPS - here's a rough but entertaining older video, where I take a bit too long to explain the context for The McFuture: 

Recent posts by Steve Faktor

Tiers
The McFuture Facebook Group Member
$3 or more per month

You'll have full access to Steve's commentary on the latest tech, economics and future stories. Typically 3-7 posts a week.

+Bonus Episodes
$5 or more per month

You'll get a custom link to our bonus podcast episodes (with simple instructions to add it to your favorite podcast player). Typically 2-3 per month. You'll also have access to everything from lower $ tiers.

+Monthly Livestream Q&A with Steve
$10 or more per month

Invite to monthly live streams with Steve Faktor, who will answer your questions or give feedback on the most recent episodes of the show. If you can't make it live, you can access recordings of all previous streams. You'll also have access to everything from lower $ tiers.

+First Class McFuturist
$20 or more per month

Your questions get top priority! They'll get answered by Steve in the live stream. Access to entire historical archive of the show and prior streams. You'll also have access to everything from all lower $ tiers.