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$207
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Hello! Welcome to the Patreon page for Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast, the official podcast of Nathan Rabin's Happy Place. 

I've been a podcasting super-fan for years now. I helped introduce podcast coverage at The A.V Club during the "pre-failure" stage of my career and currently write a column on great podcasts called Pod-Canon for Splitsider. 

I've always wanted to do my own podcast but was held back by fear. FEAR! I have allowed fear to rule my life. NO LONGER! 

That's why I corralled my pal Clint Worthington into being the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast. Now at this point you may have some questions, that I will attempt to answer here. 

Q: How often will the podcast run?
A:
Right now we're thinking every two weeks. It's a lot of time and work and planning and coordination, so we want to make it as manageable as possible. 

Q: What's the podcast going to be like? 
A:
The podcast is going to be very directly linked to the website, so I'll be talking about a lot of the stuff I write about for Nathan Rabin's Happy Place. I'm also a huge fan of bad movie podcasts like The Flop House and We Hate Movies, as is Clint, so we'll definitely be talking in a hopefully humorous fashion about bad/failed movies. Oh, and Control Nathan Rabin will be spun-off into a completely new, wholly audio feature "Control Nathan and Clint" where patrons have a chance to choose between which of two bad movies Clint and I will have to see and discuss. 

Q: Don't you already have a Patreon page? 
A:
Yes, I do, and without it, I would not be able to continue to make a living as a writer or to be able to devote as much time and energy to the site as I am now. I consequently am pretty damn fond of Patreon, and crowd-funding, which is why I decided to use it for the podcast spin-off. 

Q: What if I already pledge money to the other page? Are you trying to weasel even more money out of me, you greedy monster? 
A: You do not have to give me a dime for either Patreon pages. I am incredibly grateful for any money I receive here and strive to justify your faith and belief in me. Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast is very much rooted in Nathan Rabin's Happy Place but it's also its own thing and the more money we raise for this, the more time and energy we'll be able to put into it.

Q: What will happen to the money I pledge? 
A:
It will be split evenly between myself and Clint, my co-host. Clint edits the podcast, he puts everything together and perhaps most importantly, he listens to me drone on and on. Surely he deserves to be compensated for such work. Heck, the man deserves hazard pay for willingly choosing to spend time talking to me. I can literally the number of people willing to do that on one finger: it's just Clint. 

Q: Will you read my screenplay? 
A:
No, and that's kind of a weird question. 

Q: If I pay you a thousand dollars will you read my screenplay? 
A:
Yes. 

Q: Be honest, you're going to spend all this money on "Booger Sugar", right? 
A:
No, and I'm not sure I like the way this conversation is headed. 

Q: So you're getting money for "booger sugar" out of this. What do I get? 
A:
Well, you're making what's hopefully going to be a great podcast possible but also rewards such as being able to vote on "Control Nathan and Clint" polls to determine what movie Clint and I have to watch, then talk about. You'll also have access to "The Cutting Room Floor", which will be full of outtakes accessible only to patrons. You'll also have that warm, life-affirming feeling that comes with helping something awesome. 








Tiers
I'll Pledge That For A Dollar!
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
For the lowest amount of money Patreon will allow you to give you get to vote in "Control Nathan and Clint" polls AND Nathan Rabin will follow you on the Twitters. Not bad, eh?
Eavesdropper!
$3 or more per month 13 patrons
You apparently like to listen in on other people's conversations. Great! That's literally what podcasts are. With this tier you'll get to do even more of that with access to "The Cutting Room Floor", outtakes from the podcast along with the Twitter follow and voting privileges for Control Nathan and Clint.
Perfect Pledge/Subscribe to our newslettter
$5 or more per month 31 patrons
In my opinion, five dollars is the perfect amount to pledge for something: not too big, not too small. This modest yet substantive and much-appreciated sum wafts out of your account like a cool breeze and into the coffers of grateful creators. 


For this perfect-sized pledge you get all of this PLUS The Nathan Rabin Happy Cast Gazette, a monthly PDF newsletter featuring recipes from Clint (or Cliff, as he likes to be called) and behind the scenes commentary and podcast recommendations from Nathan 

Sponsor an episode!
$25 or more per month 1 of 26 patrons
Feel like a big shot–fer cheap by sponsoring an episode of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast for the low, low price of a one-time twenty five dollar pledge. I'll awkwardly read your copy and whatever your promoting will skyrocket in popularity, even if it's just your grand-pappy, whose 85th birthday you want to celebrate by sponsoring something in a medium he does not understand. 
Board of Directors
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
For a mere fifty dollars a month, you can become a member of the Board of Directors for Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast. What does that mean? Fuck if I know, but it'll look good on a resume, theoretically and we'll thank our entire Board of Directors every episode to thank them. 
Goals
$207 of $750 per month
This was the initial goal for Nathan Rabin's Happy Place and we sped past it pretty quickly, so I am hoping that history will repeat itself. I've discovered that the more money you raise, the more time and energy I'm able to put into work, and this is both incredibly rewarding and pretty time and labor and planning intensive, and Patreon can help make this an important and hopefully self-sustaining part of the business rather than an expensive hobby. 
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Hello! Welcome to the Patreon page for Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast, the official podcast of Nathan Rabin's Happy Place. 

I've been a podcasting super-fan for years now. I helped introduce podcast coverage at The A.V Club during the "pre-failure" stage of my career and currently write a column on great podcasts called Pod-Canon for Splitsider. 

I've always wanted to do my own podcast but was held back by fear. FEAR! I have allowed fear to rule my life. NO LONGER! 

That's why I corralled my pal Clint Worthington into being the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast. Now at this point you may have some questions, that I will attempt to answer here. 

Q: How often will the podcast run?
A:
Right now we're thinking every two weeks. It's a lot of time and work and planning and coordination, so we want to make it as manageable as possible. 

Q: What's the podcast going to be like? 
A:
The podcast is going to be very directly linked to the website, so I'll be talking about a lot of the stuff I write about for Nathan Rabin's Happy Place. I'm also a huge fan of bad movie podcasts like The Flop House and We Hate Movies, as is Clint, so we'll definitely be talking in a hopefully humorous fashion about bad/failed movies. Oh, and Control Nathan Rabin will be spun-off into a completely new, wholly audio feature "Control Nathan and Clint" where patrons have a chance to choose between which of two bad movies Clint and I will have to see and discuss. 

Q: Don't you already have a Patreon page? 
A:
Yes, I do, and without it, I would not be able to continue to make a living as a writer or to be able to devote as much time and energy to the site as I am now. I consequently am pretty damn fond of Patreon, and crowd-funding, which is why I decided to use it for the podcast spin-off. 

Q: What if I already pledge money to the other page? Are you trying to weasel even more money out of me, you greedy monster? 
A: You do not have to give me a dime for either Patreon pages. I am incredibly grateful for any money I receive here and strive to justify your faith and belief in me. Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast is very much rooted in Nathan Rabin's Happy Place but it's also its own thing and the more money we raise for this, the more time and energy we'll be able to put into it.

Q: What will happen to the money I pledge? 
A:
It will be split evenly between myself and Clint, my co-host. Clint edits the podcast, he puts everything together and perhaps most importantly, he listens to me drone on and on. Surely he deserves to be compensated for such work. Heck, the man deserves hazard pay for willingly choosing to spend time talking to me. I can literally the number of people willing to do that on one finger: it's just Clint. 

Q: Will you read my screenplay? 
A:
No, and that's kind of a weird question. 

Q: If I pay you a thousand dollars will you read my screenplay? 
A:
Yes. 

Q: Be honest, you're going to spend all this money on "Booger Sugar", right? 
A:
No, and I'm not sure I like the way this conversation is headed. 

Q: So you're getting money for "booger sugar" out of this. What do I get? 
A:
Well, you're making what's hopefully going to be a great podcast possible but also rewards such as being able to vote on "Control Nathan and Clint" polls to determine what movie Clint and I have to watch, then talk about. You'll also have access to "The Cutting Room Floor", which will be full of outtakes accessible only to patrons. You'll also have that warm, life-affirming feeling that comes with helping something awesome. 








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Tiers
I'll Pledge That For A Dollar!
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
For the lowest amount of money Patreon will allow you to give you get to vote in "Control Nathan and Clint" polls AND Nathan Rabin will follow you on the Twitters. Not bad, eh?
Eavesdropper!
$3 or more per month 13 patrons
You apparently like to listen in on other people's conversations. Great! That's literally what podcasts are. With this tier you'll get to do even more of that with access to "The Cutting Room Floor", outtakes from the podcast along with the Twitter follow and voting privileges for Control Nathan and Clint.
Perfect Pledge/Subscribe to our newslettter
$5 or more per month 31 patrons
In my opinion, five dollars is the perfect amount to pledge for something: not too big, not too small. This modest yet substantive and much-appreciated sum wafts out of your account like a cool breeze and into the coffers of grateful creators. 


For this perfect-sized pledge you get all of this PLUS The Nathan Rabin Happy Cast Gazette, a monthly PDF newsletter featuring recipes from Clint (or Cliff, as he likes to be called) and behind the scenes commentary and podcast recommendations from Nathan 

Sponsor an episode!
$25 or more per month 1 of 26 patrons
Feel like a big shot–fer cheap by sponsoring an episode of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast for the low, low price of a one-time twenty five dollar pledge. I'll awkwardly read your copy and whatever your promoting will skyrocket in popularity, even if it's just your grand-pappy, whose 85th birthday you want to celebrate by sponsoring something in a medium he does not understand. 
Board of Directors
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
For a mere fifty dollars a month, you can become a member of the Board of Directors for Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast. What does that mean? Fuck if I know, but it'll look good on a resume, theoretically and we'll thank our entire Board of Directors every episode to thank them.