PJ Thum is creating a history podcast
122

patrons

$596
per podcast
Hello. My name is PJ Thum. I research and teach Southeast Asian history at the University of Oxford, UK, and I also run its  Southeast Asia programme. You might have seen my work from my booksarticles, or videos on youtube

This is a really exciting time! There are so many new sources of Singapore history. Every year, as new sources of history emerge, we find that we keep having to rewrite Singapore history in response to new information. 

We need to learn from our past! For example, the best government that Singapore ever had was the PAP government between 1965 and 1975. Why? What did they do well? What did they do poorly? We need to know.

And so, to make my own contribution to our understanding, I have created the History of Singapore podcast, a weekly podcast series about Singapore, our history and our people. I want Singaporeans to have access to more perspectives on our history of our country and our people, and to understand how we got to where we are today.

This podcast is free. It will always be free . But creating and recording this podcast takes time and money. So I am launching this Patreon page to help support this podcast. Patreon is a way for you to participate in this podcast and make it better. In return, I offer you rewards. Sp if you like what you hear, please consider supporting the podcast. Everything you pledge will go to improving the podcast!

Want to find out more about Patreon?  Click here.

What You Get

$1/episode - Thank you and welcome to the community! You get to hear tomorrow's episode today. In other words, I will release all my episodes one day early on Patreon. It's like you're constantly living one day in the future. Time travel is fun! You can also download the script of each week's episode. I have implemented this tier based on frequent requests for transcripts, so here's your opportunity to read along as I talk. I often ad-lib and speak extemporaneously, but the script should give you an idea of what I'm saying.

$3/episode - Every ten episodes or so, I will have a Q&A episode. Do you have a burning question about Singapore that you want answered? Send me your questions. I will keep a list and answer the most common or interesting questions (as many as I can within 30 minutes). Plus all the rewards from the lower levels.

$8/episode - Come hangout! Join a monthly Google Hangout. We can talk about Singapore, history, life, or anything else. You will also be listed on the  website as a supporter and a very cool person (or not, if you prefer to be anonymous). Plus all the rewards from the lower levels.

$15/episode
- I declare you a member of the League of History Enthusiasts. This select group will be involved in the creative progress of the show via a semi-regular secret email discussion! I will also post random outtakes, drafts, and commentary in the email list. You will also be listed as part of the League on our site (or not, if you prefer to be anonymous). We will link one project, site, or social media account for you there, too. Plus all the rewards from the lower levels. 

$500/episode
- Wow! You will be thanked at the end of each episode as a Producer. Rather than specify a reward here, let's discuss how we might collaborate. I want to support the community that is supporting me. Let's talk! Plus, of course, all the rewards from the lower levels.

I want to hear from you. Please, if you have any ideas, questions, or feedback, you can visit my website at  thehistoryofsingapore.com or email me at [email protected] /* */.

This will be history as I see it. I cannot tell all perspectives of Singapore history – that’s simply not possible – but I will do my best to do so, and incorporate as many different views as I can. But the most important thing is that I want it to be fun and educational! I hope you will enjoy it.

Thank you!

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per podcast
63 patrons
Thank you so much! You make the show possible. Patrons at this level receive access to the podcast one day early via the Patron-only page, along with the script for each episode, and anything else I post to the page. This may include random thoughts, photos, and news. Welcome to the community! Also, if I make a book out of the podcast, all supporters will get a PDF copy of the book for free.
Pledge $3 or more per podcast
23 patrons
Submission to Question and Answer episode: Every ten episodes or so, I will have a Q&A episode where I take listener questions. Patrons at this level can submit questions. I will keep a list of questions and answer the most common or interesting questions (as many as I can within 30 minutes). Plus all lower reward levels.
Pledge $8 or more per podcast
16 patrons
Join a monthly Google Hangout. We can talk about Singapore, history, life, or anything else. You will also be listed on the website as a supporter and a very cool person (or not, if you prefer to be anonymous). Plus all lower reward levels.
Pledge $15 or more per podcast
15 patrons
Welcome to the League of History Enthusiasts! This select group will be involved in the creative progress of the show via a semi-regular secret email discussion! I will also post random outtakes, drafts, and commentary in the email list. You will also be listed as part of the Leagueon our site (or not, if you prefer to be anonymous). We will link one project, site, or social media account for you there, too. Plus all lower reward levels.
Pledge $500 or more per podcast
0 patrons
Become a Producer! Patrons at this level will receive a Producer credit at the end of each show. Please note that the acknowledgement is only for the online podcast version of the show at thehistoryofsingapore.com, not for the BFM89.9 version of the show. How can we collaborate? Let's talk! Also, I will send you an autographed copy of my next book (due to be published in 2016). Plus all lower reward levels.
Goals
$596 of $1,000 per podcast
Wow! If this goal is achieved, I will convert the podcast into a video show. This will allow me to include graphics, maps, or video clips.
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Hello. My name is PJ Thum. I research and teach Southeast Asian history at the University of Oxford, UK, and I also run its  Southeast Asia programme. You might have seen my work from my booksarticles, or videos on youtube

This is a really exciting time! There are so many new sources of Singapore history. Every year, as new sources of history emerge, we find that we keep having to rewrite Singapore history in response to new information. 

We need to learn from our past! For example, the best government that Singapore ever had was the PAP government between 1965 and 1975. Why? What did they do well? What did they do poorly? We need to know.

And so, to make my own contribution to our understanding, I have created the History of Singapore podcast, a weekly podcast series about Singapore, our history and our people. I want Singaporeans to have access to more perspectives on our history of our country and our people, and to understand how we got to where we are today.

This podcast is free. It will always be free . But creating and recording this podcast takes time and money. So I am launching this Patreon page to help support this podcast. Patreon is a way for you to participate in this podcast and make it better. In return, I offer you rewards. Sp if you like what you hear, please consider supporting the podcast. Everything you pledge will go to improving the podcast!

Want to find out more about Patreon?  Click here.

What You Get

$1/episode - Thank you and welcome to the community! You get to hear tomorrow's episode today. In other words, I will release all my episodes one day early on Patreon. It's like you're constantly living one day in the future. Time travel is fun! You can also download the script of each week's episode. I have implemented this tier based on frequent requests for transcripts, so here's your opportunity to read along as I talk. I often ad-lib and speak extemporaneously, but the script should give you an idea of what I'm saying.

$3/episode - Every ten episodes or so, I will have a Q&A episode. Do you have a burning question about Singapore that you want answered? Send me your questions. I will keep a list and answer the most common or interesting questions (as many as I can within 30 minutes). Plus all the rewards from the lower levels.

$8/episode - Come hangout! Join a monthly Google Hangout. We can talk about Singapore, history, life, or anything else. You will also be listed on the  website as a supporter and a very cool person (or not, if you prefer to be anonymous). Plus all the rewards from the lower levels.

$15/episode
- I declare you a member of the League of History Enthusiasts. This select group will be involved in the creative progress of the show via a semi-regular secret email discussion! I will also post random outtakes, drafts, and commentary in the email list. You will also be listed as part of the League on our site (or not, if you prefer to be anonymous). We will link one project, site, or social media account for you there, too. Plus all the rewards from the lower levels. 

$500/episode
- Wow! You will be thanked at the end of each episode as a Producer. Rather than specify a reward here, let's discuss how we might collaborate. I want to support the community that is supporting me. Let's talk! Plus, of course, all the rewards from the lower levels.

I want to hear from you. Please, if you have any ideas, questions, or feedback, you can visit my website at  thehistoryofsingapore.com or email me at [email protected] /* */.

This will be history as I see it. I cannot tell all perspectives of Singapore history – that’s simply not possible – but I will do my best to do so, and incorporate as many different views as I can. But the most important thing is that I want it to be fun and educational! I hope you will enjoy it.

Thank you!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per podcast
63 patrons
Thank you so much! You make the show possible. Patrons at this level receive access to the podcast one day early via the Patron-only page, along with the script for each episode, and anything else I post to the page. This may include random thoughts, photos, and news. Welcome to the community! Also, if I make a book out of the podcast, all supporters will get a PDF copy of the book for free.
Pledge $3 or more per podcast
23 patrons
Submission to Question and Answer episode: Every ten episodes or so, I will have a Q&A episode where I take listener questions. Patrons at this level can submit questions. I will keep a list of questions and answer the most common or interesting questions (as many as I can within 30 minutes). Plus all lower reward levels.
Pledge $8 or more per podcast
16 patrons
Join a monthly Google Hangout. We can talk about Singapore, history, life, or anything else. You will also be listed on the website as a supporter and a very cool person (or not, if you prefer to be anonymous). Plus all lower reward levels.
Pledge $15 or more per podcast
15 patrons
Welcome to the League of History Enthusiasts! This select group will be involved in the creative progress of the show via a semi-regular secret email discussion! I will also post random outtakes, drafts, and commentary in the email list. You will also be listed as part of the Leagueon our site (or not, if you prefer to be anonymous). We will link one project, site, or social media account for you there, too. Plus all lower reward levels.
Pledge $500 or more per podcast
0 patrons
Become a Producer! Patrons at this level will receive a Producer credit at the end of each show. Please note that the acknowledgement is only for the online podcast version of the show at thehistoryofsingapore.com, not for the BFM89.9 version of the show. How can we collaborate? Let's talk! Also, I will send you an autographed copy of my next book (due to be published in 2016). Plus all lower reward levels.