OUTSPOKEN is creating a podcast
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Hi, everybody! Thanks so much for checking out my Patreon page!

All my life I've been looking for a pursuit or occupation that would fit with my particular set of interests and abilities, bring ongoing engagement and fulfillment, and lead to the creation of something meaningful and potentially helpful to others. And then...

I found it!!

OUTSPOKEN has given me a sense of purpose which until now had eluded me, and it has already made my life better in all the ways I thought it would, and in ways I hadn't even considered when starting this project. This is the best, most challenging, and by far the most rewarding creative work I've ever done, and I look forward to expanding it into every aspect of my life. And then I'll share whatever comes out of it with YOU!

The monthly membership model creates a direct relationship between ME, the guy making the stuff, and YOU, my beloved listeners. Doing it this way allows me to retain complete creative control over every single thing I do. No backseat drivers or interlopers telling me what to make, or how and when to release it, or what to charge. It also means I can make all of the content AD FREE!

Your patronage will allow me to:
• delve into endless new ideas and projects, and bring them to fruition.
• make lots of cool, art-based merchandise related to the show, like shirts, hats, pins & patches.
• invest in new equipment or software, when things are on the fritz or in need of upgrading.
• travel to meet and interview more guests in more places... and so much more!

But this is not a one way street; In addition to the regular episodes, delivered without fail every week, I plan to reward you with special offers, and prizes, and bonus content, and tons of music, and live streams, and merchandise, and original artwork, and more!

I believe that a conversation between two people who are genuinely interested in and engaged with one another, always leads to something worthwhile. My goal is to get more and more people talking about what goes on inside their heads; how they feel, what they think about, what their issues are and why, how they view themselves and others, and the world at large. I think we'll soon start to see how alike we all are when it comes to what we want out of life, and in our struggle to understand what exactly we're supposed to be doing here, regardless of any of the surrounding circumstances or backstory. I also hope to help expand the circles of people trying to do good in the world, and help to make connections between like-minded folks who otherwise might not cross paths.

I love working on this podcast, and all the other creative projects that it has generated, and I routinely spend more time doing this than anything else, by far... and that includes sleeping. I plan to continue doing this for as long as I possibly can, and your support at any level would help tremendously. I want to live in a world where people are supportive and nice to each other, where creative expression is acknowledged and appreciated, and the folks who make or provide things for other folks are rewarded for their efforts. We can help each other build that world, and then we all get to live in it!

Thank you so much for your support!!
Tiers
Homing Pigeons (a.k.a. Homie Pigeons)
$2 or more per month

Just want to lend your support, but don't want a bunch of stuff. Thanks, Homies!


• I will email a photo of a personalized note with a handwritten message, to express my eternal gratitude. Or I can thank you telepathically if you'd prefer.


• • THE FIRST 50 PATRONS who pledge at this level will receive a hand-picked postcard with a handwritten thank you message from me. 

Walkie-Talkies
$5 or more per month

Endless bonus content.


• This tier grants you exclusive access to all of the special segments and  bonus material, such as Hypocrite's Corner, Dumb Twisters, Half Full and Outspoken Outtakes... with even more to come!


• Plus the benefits from the $2 tier.


• • THE FIRST 50 PATRONS who pledge at this level will receive a hand-picked postcard with a handwritten thank you message from me - with a tiny drawing next to it, also by me.

Hieroglyphs
$8 or more per month

The rolling merchandise tier.

• I have plans to make oh so many things related to the show, and they will be cool, and you will be happy. A pledge at this level or above earns you your choice of one ENAMEL PIN or KEY CHAIN, related to OUTSPOKEN or its side segments. I will start with a couple designs and continually make more over time. [Must remain a patron at this level or above for three consecutive months to be eligible.] There will also be future tiers on the way with a variety of other types of merchandise, like hats and shirts and stuff. 


• Plus all the benefits from the $2 and $5 tiers.


• • THE FIRST 23 PATRONS who pledge at this level for three months will receive a second pin or key chain!

Headphones
$11 or more per month

For music lovers... or at least for those who like my music.


• You will have access to every musical interlude and theme song from every single episode, past and future, for as long as you're a member. Just the music, no talking.

• Also included will be exclusive SECRET SONG access. Once a month I will make a song that will only be available to patrons at this level and above, and won't be heard anywhere else.

• Plus all the benefits from the $2, $5 and $8 tiers.

• • EVERY PATRON who pledges at this level for six months or more will receive a PERSONALIZED MUSICAL INTERLUDE made by me, and sent to you in a downloadable file. [You can choose which instrument you'd like to be featured - electric or acoustic guitar, piano, or some kind of electronic weirdness - or you can leave it up to me. Either way I'll put lots of love into it, and it'll be yours to keep!]

Telepaths
$23 or more per month

Are you thinking what I'm thinking? I was thinking that a world which supports the arts, and creative expression, and quality content to be shared by many, would be a pretty awesome place to live. If you agree, I think you just read my mind.


• Every few months I'll host a live stream event wherein members of this tier and above can ASK ME ANYTHING about the show; questions about specific episodes, specific topics, the side segments, the music, behind the scenes stuff, or if you want to learn more about the work of my many amazing guests, I'll help you find all the cool things they make or do. You can also ask me questions about myself, if that interests you, and I'll answer most anything that doesn't involve besmirching the name or reputation of someone I care about.


• Plus all the benefits from the $2, $5, $8 and $11 tiers.


• • ANY PATRON who pledges at this level for one whole year, will be invited to be a GUEST on OUTSPOKEN! I know it seems like a long commitment, but the time will fly by - as it always does - and when the day comes I think it will have been worth the wait. [The interview will be conducted remotely using software which requires a laptop or desktop computer and an internet connection, but if you don't have access to these things we can still make it work.]

Heliographs
$50 or more per month

Like a message reflected from The Sun itself, your support at this level would bring inspiration, extra warmth, and brightness all day long.


• ALL PATRONS who pledge at this level or above for three consecutive months will receive an original drawing made by me. And those who stick around for six months or more will also receive an original collage made by me.


• Plus all the benefits from the $2, $5, $8, $11, and $23 tiers.

Smoke Signals
$123 or more per month only 13 left

Armchair Psychology at its finest.

**Limited offer - Get it while it's mildly hot!**


• A 45-minute long PHONE CALL, one-on-one with me, your new unlicensed therapist/confidant/phone-a-friend, for every month that you pledge at this level. But I'm only accepting 13 patients! I mean, patrons!


• We can expand on topics that struck you from conversations within episodes, or I can try to help you talk through a specific issue, or maybe gain new perspective on a negative thought pattern you've been stuck repeating. Or we can keep it loose and just talk about whatever we want. [It won't be awkward! I like talking to people, and you're a person, so it'll be great.]


• Plus all the benefits from the $2, $5, $8, $11, $23, and $50 tiers.

Hi, everybody! Thanks so much for checking out my Patreon page!

All my life I've been looking for a pursuit or occupation that would fit with my particular set of interests and abilities, bring ongoing engagement and fulfillment, and lead to the creation of something meaningful and potentially helpful to others. And then...

I found it!!

OUTSPOKEN has given me a sense of purpose which until now had eluded me, and it has already made my life better in all the ways I thought it would, and in ways I hadn't even considered when starting this project. This is the best, most challenging, and by far the most rewarding creative work I've ever done, and I look forward to expanding it into every aspect of my life. And then I'll share whatever comes out of it with YOU!

The monthly membership model creates a direct relationship between ME, the guy making the stuff, and YOU, my beloved listeners. Doing it this way allows me to retain complete creative control over every single thing I do. No backseat drivers or interlopers telling me what to make, or how and when to release it, or what to charge. It also means I can make all of the content AD FREE!

Your patronage will allow me to:
• delve into endless new ideas and projects, and bring them to fruition.
• make lots of cool, art-based merchandise related to the show, like shirts, hats, pins & patches.
• invest in new equipment or software, when things are on the fritz or in need of upgrading.
• travel to meet and interview more guests in more places... and so much more!

But this is not a one way street; In addition to the regular episodes, delivered without fail every week, I plan to reward you with special offers, and prizes, and bonus content, and tons of music, and live streams, and merchandise, and original artwork, and more!

I believe that a conversation between two people who are genuinely interested in and engaged with one another, always leads to something worthwhile. My goal is to get more and more people talking about what goes on inside their heads; how they feel, what they think about, what their issues are and why, how they view themselves and others, and the world at large. I think we'll soon start to see how alike we all are when it comes to what we want out of life, and in our struggle to understand what exactly we're supposed to be doing here, regardless of any of the surrounding circumstances or backstory. I also hope to help expand the circles of people trying to do good in the world, and help to make connections between like-minded folks who otherwise might not cross paths.

I love working on this podcast, and all the other creative projects that it has generated, and I routinely spend more time doing this than anything else, by far... and that includes sleeping. I plan to continue doing this for as long as I possibly can, and your support at any level would help tremendously. I want to live in a world where people are supportive and nice to each other, where creative expression is acknowledged and appreciated, and the folks who make or provide things for other folks are rewarded for their efforts. We can help each other build that world, and then we all get to live in it!

Thank you so much for your support!!

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Tiers
Homing Pigeons (a.k.a. Homie Pigeons)
$2 or more per month

Just want to lend your support, but don't want a bunch of stuff. Thanks, Homies!


• I will email a photo of a personalized note with a handwritten message, to express my eternal gratitude. Or I can thank you telepathically if you'd prefer.


• • THE FIRST 50 PATRONS who pledge at this level will receive a hand-picked postcard with a handwritten thank you message from me. 

Walkie-Talkies
$5 or more per month

Endless bonus content.


• This tier grants you exclusive access to all of the special segments and  bonus material, such as Hypocrite's Corner, Dumb Twisters, Half Full and Outspoken Outtakes... with even more to come!


• Plus the benefits from the $2 tier.


• • THE FIRST 50 PATRONS who pledge at this level will receive a hand-picked postcard with a handwritten thank you message from me - with a tiny drawing next to it, also by me.

Hieroglyphs
$8 or more per month

The rolling merchandise tier.

• I have plans to make oh so many things related to the show, and they will be cool, and you will be happy. A pledge at this level or above earns you your choice of one ENAMEL PIN or KEY CHAIN, related to OUTSPOKEN or its side segments. I will start with a couple designs and continually make more over time. [Must remain a patron at this level or above for three consecutive months to be eligible.] There will also be future tiers on the way with a variety of other types of merchandise, like hats and shirts and stuff. 


• Plus all the benefits from the $2 and $5 tiers.


• • THE FIRST 23 PATRONS who pledge at this level for three months will receive a second pin or key chain!

Headphones
$11 or more per month

For music lovers... or at least for those who like my music.


• You will have access to every musical interlude and theme song from every single episode, past and future, for as long as you're a member. Just the music, no talking.

• Also included will be exclusive SECRET SONG access. Once a month I will make a song that will only be available to patrons at this level and above, and won't be heard anywhere else.

• Plus all the benefits from the $2, $5 and $8 tiers.

• • EVERY PATRON who pledges at this level for six months or more will receive a PERSONALIZED MUSICAL INTERLUDE made by me, and sent to you in a downloadable file. [You can choose which instrument you'd like to be featured - electric or acoustic guitar, piano, or some kind of electronic weirdness - or you can leave it up to me. Either way I'll put lots of love into it, and it'll be yours to keep!]

Telepaths
$23 or more per month

Are you thinking what I'm thinking? I was thinking that a world which supports the arts, and creative expression, and quality content to be shared by many, would be a pretty awesome place to live. If you agree, I think you just read my mind.


• Every few months I'll host a live stream event wherein members of this tier and above can ASK ME ANYTHING about the show; questions about specific episodes, specific topics, the side segments, the music, behind the scenes stuff, or if you want to learn more about the work of my many amazing guests, I'll help you find all the cool things they make or do. You can also ask me questions about myself, if that interests you, and I'll answer most anything that doesn't involve besmirching the name or reputation of someone I care about.


• Plus all the benefits from the $2, $5, $8 and $11 tiers.


• • ANY PATRON who pledges at this level for one whole year, will be invited to be a GUEST on OUTSPOKEN! I know it seems like a long commitment, but the time will fly by - as it always does - and when the day comes I think it will have been worth the wait. [The interview will be conducted remotely using software which requires a laptop or desktop computer and an internet connection, but if you don't have access to these things we can still make it work.]

Heliographs
$50 or more per month

Like a message reflected from The Sun itself, your support at this level would bring inspiration, extra warmth, and brightness all day long.


• ALL PATRONS who pledge at this level or above for three consecutive months will receive an original drawing made by me. And those who stick around for six months or more will also receive an original collage made by me.


• Plus all the benefits from the $2, $5, $8, $11, and $23 tiers.

Smoke Signals
$123 or more per month only 13 left

Armchair Psychology at its finest.

**Limited offer - Get it while it's mildly hot!**


• A 45-minute long PHONE CALL, one-on-one with me, your new unlicensed therapist/confidant/phone-a-friend, for every month that you pledge at this level. But I'm only accepting 13 patients! I mean, patrons!


• We can expand on topics that struck you from conversations within episodes, or I can try to help you talk through a specific issue, or maybe gain new perspective on a negative thought pattern you've been stuck repeating. Or we can keep it loose and just talk about whatever we want. [It won't be awkward! I like talking to people, and you're a person, so it'll be great.]


• Plus all the benefits from the $2, $5, $8, $11, $23, and $50 tiers.