Nicole Antoinette is creating the Real Talk Radio podcast
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Hi friends!

It's now been more than three years since I started the Real Talk Radio podcast, and this community has grown to include over 500 supporters. That's 500+ people who want to live in a world filled with honest, judgement-free conversations, and who are willing to vote with their dollars to say, loudly and proudly, that the voices of women and non-binary folks deserve to be heard, and that no topic should be off-limits due to fear or shame.

I am overjoyed (and super grateful!) for your generous support, and I can't wait to continue sharing the open and honest conversations that you've come to know and love.

Your financial support is what makes this work possible, and I can't thank you enough!

If you're new to Real Talk Radio or to this fun community (hi! welcome!), here's a quick look at what we do here.

At the heart of it, we come together to tell the truth about our messy, beautiful, complicated, and imperfect lives. This podcast isn't trying to sell you anything, and my guests and I will never push you to "fix" yourself because, uh, you don't need fixing! That's why there aren't any ads or sponsors for the show. Instead, it's 100% listener-supported, and you can join our support squad right here via Patreon and become a member of our warm and welcoming community.

Here's how it works:

The show will always be free and available to all listeners on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere.

And if you love the show, if it makes you laugh, think, and feel less alone, if you believe in what we're doing here, then please consider this your invitation to join us and help fund future episodes by pledging $8+ per 8-episode season. 

Not only will your support help keep the show going and ensure that everyone involved gets paid (that includes me, my sound engineer Adam Day, plus all of the guests!), but you'll also get access to lots of exclusive bonus content and other fun opportunities, including: 

  • Bonus episodes with favorite past guests
  • Access to my popular weekly email series, Notes of Grit & Grace, where I share my real life in real time
  • Our monthly book club
  • Advance pre-sale access to tickets for Real Talk: Live events and retreats 
  • The chance to be featured in an upcoming podcast outro
  • Frequent opportunities to help shape the future of the show
  • 24/7 access to the community feed for conversation with me and everyone else
  • …. and more! 

In addition, 5% of the profits from each season get donated to a different social justice organization, so you can feel great about that aspect of your pledge as well.

So basically, you can think of your pledge as:

1) much-needed (and appreciated!) financial support to keep the show going, and to pay everyone who helps to create it
2) an all-access behind-the-scenes pass for tons of bonus content
3) a chance to shape the future of the show
4) inclusion in a wonderfully imperfect and supportive community :)

Together, we'll be creating six podcast seasons in 2019, and I'm so excited to introduce you to all the guests I've got lined up.

Thank you so much for joining my real talk revolution; your support means everything to me!

xoxo

Nicole
Tiers
Real Talk Radio Support Squad
$8 or more per 8-episode season

Your pledge of $8 per season will help keep the show going. You'll also get:

  • Bonus episodes with former guests
  • Access to my popular weekly email series, Notes of Grit & Grace, where I share my real life in real time
  • Our monthly book club
  • Advance pre-sale tickets for Real Talk: Live and the Real Talk Retreats 
  • The chance to be featured in an upcoming podcast outro
  • Frequent opportunities to help shape the future of the show
Real Talk Reflections
$16 or more per 8-episode season
You'll get all the bonuses from the Support Squad tier, PLUS: 
  • A monthly bonus episode called Real Talk Reflections, featuring co-host Julia Hanlon (formerly of the Running On Om podcast). This series is a monthly deep-dive into our lives, an honest reflection of what went well over the past month, what didn’t, mistakes made, lessons learned, what our goals are for the coming month, etc. 
  • Quarterly reflection & goal-setting workbook, for folks who want to participate in some fun, structured reflection and goal-setting in 2019 and are interested in giving my personal process a try!
  • Curated monthly list of my best recommendations from around the internet, including the 3-5 best articles I read that month, my favorite podcast episode from the many that I listen to, a quote I’ve been thinking about, the best recipe I made, apps and tools I'm loving, and more. 
Real Talk Roundtable (Google Hangouts!)
$25 or more per 8-episode season
You'll get all the bonuses from the two other tiers, PLUS: 
  • Exclusive, live, Google Hangouts where a small group of us can talk about our real lives in real time. There will be a series of Hangouts hosted 3ish weeks after the release of each podcast season, with options for both weekday and weekend Hangouts at different times to accommodate varying time zones/schedules. We'll laugh, share, do Q&A, and really get to know each other on these calls, which have become something I look forward to so much with each new podcast season. 
  • Monthly behind-the-scenes money and business recaps, where I'll give you a detailed look at the financial side of Real Talk Radio and the rest of my small business. This will include notes about what I'm working on and implementing to grow my business in a way that's both organic and profitable, and I'll share lessons learned and mistakes made along the way. 
  • Snail mail! I'll send you some fun Real Talk stickers and a few other treats when you join this tier :)
Goals
600 – reached! patrons
When our community reaches 600 members, it means that every single person who works on this show will get paid.

That includes me and my sound engineer, Adam Day, as well as every single guest who comes onto the show. Because that’s my vision: for each of our guests to be paid for the time, energy, honesty, care, and emotional labor that they bring to these conversations.

The budget won’t be huge to start with, and will hopefully continue to grow over time, but higher rates will always be paid to our guests of color, as well as our queer and trans guests and others with traditionally marginalized identities who are generously spending a few hours of their time with me - a white, straight, cis woman - to share their lives and stories with our majority white audience. Being able to pay all of our guests has been a dream of mine for a while now, because as you’ve probably have heard me say before, I fully believe that where we spend our money is a real-time vote for the kind of world we want to live in. And if I want to live in a world where people get paid for the work they do, especially creative work, that means it’s up to me to create that model here at Real Talk Radio, even if it’s definitely not the norm in the podcast industry.
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Hi friends!

It's now been more than three years since I started the Real Talk Radio podcast, and this community has grown to include over 500 supporters. That's 500+ people who want to live in a world filled with honest, judgement-free conversations, and who are willing to vote with their dollars to say, loudly and proudly, that the voices of women and non-binary folks deserve to be heard, and that no topic should be off-limits due to fear or shame.

I am overjoyed (and super grateful!) for your generous support, and I can't wait to continue sharing the open and honest conversations that you've come to know and love.

Your financial support is what makes this work possible, and I can't thank you enough!

If you're new to Real Talk Radio or to this fun community (hi! welcome!), here's a quick look at what we do here.

At the heart of it, we come together to tell the truth about our messy, beautiful, complicated, and imperfect lives. This podcast isn't trying to sell you anything, and my guests and I will never push you to "fix" yourself because, uh, you don't need fixing! That's why there aren't any ads or sponsors for the show. Instead, it's 100% listener-supported, and you can join our support squad right here via Patreon and become a member of our warm and welcoming community.

Here's how it works:

The show will always be free and available to all listeners on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere.

And if you love the show, if it makes you laugh, think, and feel less alone, if you believe in what we're doing here, then please consider this your invitation to join us and help fund future episodes by pledging $8+ per 8-episode season. 

Not only will your support help keep the show going and ensure that everyone involved gets paid (that includes me, my sound engineer Adam Day, plus all of the guests!), but you'll also get access to lots of exclusive bonus content and other fun opportunities, including: 

  • Bonus episodes with favorite past guests
  • Access to my popular weekly email series, Notes of Grit & Grace, where I share my real life in real time
  • Our monthly book club
  • Advance pre-sale access to tickets for Real Talk: Live events and retreats 
  • The chance to be featured in an upcoming podcast outro
  • Frequent opportunities to help shape the future of the show
  • 24/7 access to the community feed for conversation with me and everyone else
  • …. and more! 

In addition, 5% of the profits from each season get donated to a different social justice organization, so you can feel great about that aspect of your pledge as well.

So basically, you can think of your pledge as:

1) much-needed (and appreciated!) financial support to keep the show going, and to pay everyone who helps to create it
2) an all-access behind-the-scenes pass for tons of bonus content
3) a chance to shape the future of the show
4) inclusion in a wonderfully imperfect and supportive community :)

Together, we'll be creating six podcast seasons in 2019, and I'm so excited to introduce you to all the guests I've got lined up.

Thank you so much for joining my real talk revolution; your support means everything to me!

xoxo

Nicole

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Tiers
Real Talk Radio Support Squad
$8 or more per 8-episode season

Your pledge of $8 per season will help keep the show going. You'll also get:

  • Bonus episodes with former guests
  • Access to my popular weekly email series, Notes of Grit & Grace, where I share my real life in real time
  • Our monthly book club
  • Advance pre-sale tickets for Real Talk: Live and the Real Talk Retreats 
  • The chance to be featured in an upcoming podcast outro
  • Frequent opportunities to help shape the future of the show
Real Talk Reflections
$16 or more per 8-episode season
You'll get all the bonuses from the Support Squad tier, PLUS: 
  • A monthly bonus episode called Real Talk Reflections, featuring co-host Julia Hanlon (formerly of the Running On Om podcast). This series is a monthly deep-dive into our lives, an honest reflection of what went well over the past month, what didn’t, mistakes made, lessons learned, what our goals are for the coming month, etc. 
  • Quarterly reflection & goal-setting workbook, for folks who want to participate in some fun, structured reflection and goal-setting in 2019 and are interested in giving my personal process a try!
  • Curated monthly list of my best recommendations from around the internet, including the 3-5 best articles I read that month, my favorite podcast episode from the many that I listen to, a quote I’ve been thinking about, the best recipe I made, apps and tools I'm loving, and more. 
Real Talk Roundtable (Google Hangouts!)
$25 or more per 8-episode season
You'll get all the bonuses from the two other tiers, PLUS: 
  • Exclusive, live, Google Hangouts where a small group of us can talk about our real lives in real time. There will be a series of Hangouts hosted 3ish weeks after the release of each podcast season, with options for both weekday and weekend Hangouts at different times to accommodate varying time zones/schedules. We'll laugh, share, do Q&A, and really get to know each other on these calls, which have become something I look forward to so much with each new podcast season. 
  • Monthly behind-the-scenes money and business recaps, where I'll give you a detailed look at the financial side of Real Talk Radio and the rest of my small business. This will include notes about what I'm working on and implementing to grow my business in a way that's both organic and profitable, and I'll share lessons learned and mistakes made along the way. 
  • Snail mail! I'll send you some fun Real Talk stickers and a few other treats when you join this tier :)