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Hello everyone, I'm Stephen West and this is Philosophize This!

I host, brainstorm, research, structure, record, promote and manage the community of the Philosophize This! podcast. Simply put, it's a chronological approach to the biggest ideas that shaped our world explained in a way that you don't need a master's degree to understand. 

If you can think back to a time when you used to believe something was true beyond a shadow of a doubt, but through years of experience and thought you now think about it differently, then you have first hand experience of the value of this show. 

In a world where it is all too common to turn on the TV and hear about the most recent bout of someone marginalizing other people in the name of some belief that they hold, I think philosophy can save the world. 

With your help, you can join me on the quest of getting people to seriously take a look at why they think and act the way they do for many more years. All patron support will at first go towards allowing me to eat something other than Top Ramen most days, and beyond that will go towards improving the show: getting more expert guests, better audio production, better content, a better place for the community to congregate, etc. 

To be clear, you won't be charged for previous episodes, just new ones. Also, I plan on releasing around four per month. 

Thank you for anything you can do. :)
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A huge thank you from your uncle Steve. I will give you a shout-out on the show!
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A melodramatic thank you letter, three official Philosophize This! pens and your choice of a Philosophize This! T-shirt sent directly to your door, a shout-out on the show and a level of creative control over the episodes. I'll send you all of the brainstorming sessions, episode ideas, topics, behind the scenes footage and you will be able to give your input (that I will blindly adhere to) regarding the direction of the next episode and what you would like to be discussed. Be sure to include size somewhere in the address you provide.
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To prevent people from signing up for this just to get the reward and then cancelling, I'll ask that you be subscribed for a couple months, but if you are this adamant about making philosophy accessible to people: I have to meet you. I will fly to your city or fly you out to Seattle and we can hang out until you realize how tremendously unimpressive I am. This one obviously includes all of the other stuff. My people will contact you, and by my people I mean me.
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$2,000 – reached! per episode
Ever wanted more episodes of the show? I could do it if I had help. If we were bringing in $2000 per episode, I could afford to hire help.
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Hello everyone, I'm Stephen West and this is Philosophize This!

I host, brainstorm, research, structure, record, promote and manage the community of the Philosophize This! podcast. Simply put, it's a chronological approach to the biggest ideas that shaped our world explained in a way that you don't need a master's degree to understand. 

If you can think back to a time when you used to believe something was true beyond a shadow of a doubt, but through years of experience and thought you now think about it differently, then you have first hand experience of the value of this show. 

In a world where it is all too common to turn on the TV and hear about the most recent bout of someone marginalizing other people in the name of some belief that they hold, I think philosophy can save the world. 

With your help, you can join me on the quest of getting people to seriously take a look at why they think and act the way they do for many more years. All patron support will at first go towards allowing me to eat something other than Top Ramen most days, and beyond that will go towards improving the show: getting more expert guests, better audio production, better content, a better place for the community to congregate, etc. 

To be clear, you won't be charged for previous episodes, just new ones. Also, I plan on releasing around four per month. 

Thank you for anything you can do. :)

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Pledge $1 or more per episode
943 patrons
A huge thank you from your uncle Steve. I will give you a shout-out on the show!
Pledge $2 or more per episode
1064 patrons
A melodramatic thank you letter and an official Philosophize This! sticker sent directly to your door. Also, a shout-out on the show.
Pledge $5 or more per episode
451 patrons
A melodramatic thank you letter and three official Philosophize This! pens sent directly to your door. Write your passive aggressive notes in style! Also, a shout-out on the show.
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194 patrons
A melodramatic thank you letter, three official Philosophize This! pens and your choice of a Philosophize This! T-shirt sent directly to your door. Also, a shout-out on the show. Be sure to include size somewhere in the address you provide.
Pledge $20 or more per episode
83 patrons
A melodramatic thank you letter, three official Philosophize This! pens and your choice of a Philosophize This! T-shirt sent directly to your door, a shout-out on the show and a level of creative control over the episodes. I'll send you all of the brainstorming sessions, episode ideas, topics, behind the scenes footage and you will be able to give your input (that I will blindly adhere to) regarding the direction of the next episode and what you would like to be discussed. Be sure to include size somewhere in the address you provide.
Pledge $100 or more per episode
16 patrons
To prevent people from signing up for this just to get the reward and then cancelling, I'll ask that you be subscribed for a couple months, but if you are this adamant about making philosophy accessible to people: I have to meet you. I will fly to your city or fly you out to Seattle and we can hang out until you realize how tremendously unimpressive I am. This one obviously includes all of the other stuff. My people will contact you, and by my people I mean me.