What is the Mr. Mysterio Podcast?
The Mr. Mysterio Podcast is a twice-monthly narrative audio show which follows our host, Mr. Mysterio*, as he navigates all the hopes, struggles, and triumphs of your average amateur astrologer and untrained advice columnist.
I’m Mark Lemley and I'm the creator and writer of The Mr. Mysterio Podcast.
I love making this show.
And I found out very quickly, that I need a lot of help to get this work done and put out into the world.
Why are we on Patreon?
I need my wife, Tasha, who who does amazing audio production and visual design that brings this world to life. I need Aaron who not only provides the perfect voice for our hero on the show but a voice to promote the podcast to the real world as well. I need my incredible actors: Evelyn, Lauren, David, both Chris-es, Colin, and Tamara who have graciously offered their time and skills to embodying these characters in ways that I never imagined. I need Chris to get us into a real live recording studio and let us walk out with the best audio possible. I need Winston, who has energetically tackled all of my requests for music and my requests for more different music.
And I need you!
I need an audience who is engaged with these characters and wants to hear the next episode.
Patreon is an amazing way for us to connect with our audience. This service allows you to support us financially with a regular monthly pledge and in return we can give you access to all sorts of Mysterio-verse bonuses.
Where does your pledge go?
Every dollar you can pledge goes directly to making this podcast and creating more episodes.
I’ve had a lot of support from friends in making this show, but even a project with this much volunteer effort begins to have out-of-pocket expenses very quickly. I'm a full-time barista in the normal world and Tasha and I are committed to this expensive hobby for as long as possible.
We want to continue to create a fun, exciting, and quality show and your financial help will allow this podcast to continue and to be the best that it can be.
Once we hit $100 per month
We'll start paying ourselves back for the money we’ve put into this project—for websites (there are...a few), music rights, printer paper, and studio time.
At $500 total income per month
We're excited to start compensating Actors and Musicians a rate that will enable them to keep doing this work. This is a huge landmark and will keep our story going.
And if we reach $1500 per month
Holy cow. We're creating MORE content. More episodes per year. More Mysterio-verse easter eggs. More live events. More Tweets. More email updates. More Patron-only content. The more time I have freed up from other (paying) work, the more time I can put into this project!
What’s in it for you?
Whatever amount you can pledge will help Mr. Mysterio to keep making episodes that you get to hear and share for free.
At different levels, patrons of the podcast will have access to exclusive content including behind the scenes materials and special patron-only episodes. You can also get sucked into Mystero-verse and get a voicemail from a character on the show, have your name used in an episode, or get packages you may not be prepared for.
Check out the Rewards section and see what’s a good fit for you.
Thank you so much for listening.
*Mr. Mysterio is not a licensed astrologer, a trained therapist, or a registered nurse.