The Secret Origin of Pop Goes the Culture Podcast!Way back in the spring of 2016, Joey and Kenny attended Planet Comicon in Kansas City together for the first time. One of the featured events at the convention was An Evening With Kevin Smith. It was during that presentation that the seed was planted that would one day become the Pop Goes the Culture podcast.
Within this twenty-plus minute segment lies the secret origin of Pop Goes the Culture.
It took another year and a half--give or take--for that seed to sprout, but here we are. Started in December 2017, Pop Goes the Culture has grown from a weekly podcast to twice-weekly audio podcasts and video recordings of those podcasts, multiple scheduled gaming live-streams a week (along with a number of unscheduled "pop-ins"), and bonus episodes from influencers in the worlds of podcasting, live-streaming, and pop entertainment.
What Your Support ProvidesAs you might be able to imagine, it takes a lot of resources to provide this quantity and level of content. Recording the conversations we were already having anyways is the fun and easy part. The planning, the hardware and software, the time spent chasing leads and polishing the audio and video in productions... and on and on.
This started as a labor of love. A reason to force us to sit down together regularly and keep connected with one another. A reason to find like-minded people and bring hem into the discussion. We've grown a lot (surprised the hell out of us) in the few short months since we started this project. If we want to continue to grow--and we do... we have some plan we've not even gotten to yet--then we're going to need the financial resources to allow us to do so.
Just doing what we've been doing requires money. For example:
$1/month pays for our web domainThen there's utilities, equipment, subscriptions to the entertainment services we talk about on the shows... you get the idea.
$10/month pays for the web domain and our podcast hosting service
$100/month pays for the web domain, podcast hosting, and internet in the studio
What Your Support Gets YouAs we launch our Patreon campaign, we have a couple of tiers of support that offer a different set of rewards for backers at different funding levels. Both tiers get you access to backer-only content here on our Patreon page, including behind-the-scenes content not available on our podcasts and live-streams. Additional tiers and increasing levels of rewards will be added as we acquire additional backers and continue to grow. You can find out more about specific rewards by clicking Become a Patron on the right.
Thank you for enjoying our podcasts, live-streams, and the content we crank out. Most of all, thank you for your support!