James and Charlie

is creating Paper Boys

Select a membership level

Research Assistant
per month

Welcome to the world of research! Congrats on using your first universal constant - you are one step closer to your first paper. By pledging π dollars, you get:

  • Access to our monthly bonus episodes
  • A free Paper Boys sticker 
Research Collaborator
per month

You are climbing the ranks of academia, and made it into the acknowledgements of a major paper. By pledging an amount equal to the Gravitational Constant (G = 6.67e-11), you get:

  • Bonus episode video feed
  • A special Thank You on our website
  • Access to the Paper Boys voicemail
  • Everything from the previous tiers
per month

With your contribution, you're pushing the boundaries of human knowledge! By pledging an amount equal to the Vacuum Permeability (µ = 12.56e-7), you join the ranks of Maxwell and Faraday. At this tier, you get:

  • A guaranteed bonus episode topic chosen by you
  • Access to James and Charlie's google doc for every episode
  • 10% discount on Paper Boys merch
  • Everything from the previous tiers




per month


Hello and welcome to Paper Boys, the podcast where we unravel the research papers behind the latest major headlines in science!  By supporting the show, you're not just making James and Charlie happy grad students - you get access to exclusive behind-the-scenes content, merchandise giveaways and discounts, and bonus episodes where we tackle the biggest (and funniest) science papers in history over a few beers.
$50 - reached! per month
At $50/month, James and Charlie can afford the equipment needed to make their "home studio" more than a piece of foam taped to a pizza box (that's not a joke, sadly).  It also means they can afford things like cameras to start producing video content that supplements the podcast.  It also also means they can feel less guilty about spending all this time on not-their-PhD-research.
2 of 2

Become a patron to

Unlock 18 exclusive posts
Listen anywhere
Connect via private message

Recent posts by James and Charlie

How it works

Get started in 2 minutes

Choose a membership
Sign up
Add a payment method
Get benefits