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Greetings from Chicago! My name is Adela and Podcast Brunch Club (PBC) is my passion project. PBC is like book club, but for podcasts! A few years ago, I rallied a few friends to meet for brunch and share our thoughts about a set of podcasts on a theme. It became clear that because podcast listening is a fairly solitary experience, this kind of community was necessary. So I threw the concept out to the rest of the world and we now have 50+ in-person chapters across 5 continents!

PBC is a community of engaged podcast listeners from all over the world. At the heart of PBC is community and conversation. So, how does it work? Every month a different PBC member chooses a theme and 3-5 podcast episodes that hit that theme. These are curated into a thematic listening list and sent out via the newsletter. Then, people meet in smaller groups around the world to discuss what they heard: like book club, but for podcasts! We also encourage cross-chapter conversations through our Facebook Group, Twitter, and by participating in the Podcast Brunch Club podcast. While members participate locally, they are all still a part of a global community: so, the PBC members in Shanghai are listening to and discussing the same content as the people in Chicago. It's been amazing to see my little passion project go worldwide!

To make this all possible, I spend countless hours outside of my full-time job working on it. I am doing all of this to create a community that helps people make authentic connections over a shared love. My biggest aspiration has come true: through the local PBC chapter meetings, people make connections with old and new friends alike while engaging in discussions about thought-provoking topics. These days it has become so easy to hide behind our earbuds and screens. So, I created PBC as a way to put our phones aside for a second to invest in creating social connections. 

I don't believe in putting any of this behind a paywall, but I am hoping that we can grow PBC together. Here is what it takes for PBC to continue to reach people around the globe: 
  • Launching 2-4 chapters a month
  • Creating and hosting the very meta Podcast Brunch Club podcast, led by yours truly with my co-host, Sara DaSilva of Audible Feast
  • On-boarding 100+ new members/month
  • Liaising with 50+ chapter leaders 
  • Managing social media, website, and newsletter (subscribe here)
  • Compiling monthly listening lists with as much community input as possible

I love every minute of PBC because I'm helping to create personal connections, often between complete strangers. That gives me the warm fuzzies in a major way. I have big plans for the future of PBC, but I need your help! Together we can:
  • Bring PBC to high schools, colleges, senior homes, and libraries
  • Creating educational playlists for use by teachers and librarians
  • Launch more chapters worldwide

Membership in PBC is free and always will be. Remember, it is my passion project,
not a source of income. I am ready to take PBC to the next level, but I need your help to buy
equipment, services, and technical assistance. Think of how many more people we could reach and how many connections we can make! Let's do this together!

There are a couple of ways for you to help outside of becoming a Patron:
  • One-time donation: Go to this page and then click the "donate" button
  • Support my affiliates - you'll get a good deal and I'll get some pennies thrown my way:
    • Podbean: start your own podcast! Coupon code: PBC
    • Mr. Rebates: get cash back on online purchases (I use this often...it really works)
    • Ebates: cash back on both online and in store purchases (same concept as above, but each provider will have different offerings, so I always check both)
  • In-kind support - want to help with the administration of PBC? Email me.
  • Help spread the word about PBC
  • Rate/review the PBC podcast on your podcast player of choice

Thank you for your continued support of PBC and for allowing me to follow my passion. Happy listening!!!
Tiers
Supporter
$4 or more per month
Buy me a coffee (or a few!) so I can stay up late into the night to get it all done. As a thanks, I will give you a shoutout in the newsletter during your first month of support! 
Super supporter
$20 or more per month
If you pledge $25 or more, I'll send you a PBC t-shirt (or mug, if you prefer) as a thank you. 

+ All benefits listed above

Organizational supporter
$40 or more per month
Support the amazing listener community that we're building through Podcast Brunch Club! For every month as an organizational supporter, I will thank you on twitter and you will get your logo and link at the bottom of the PBC homepage and every non-sponsored newsletter. This is a great way to show your support of the listener community and get your brand out to thousands of avid podcast listeners and creators.
Greetings from Chicago! My name is Adela and Podcast Brunch Club (PBC) is my passion project. PBC is like book club, but for podcasts! A few years ago, I rallied a few friends to meet for brunch and share our thoughts about a set of podcasts on a theme. It became clear that because podcast listening is a fairly solitary experience, this kind of community was necessary. So I threw the concept out to the rest of the world and we now have 50+ in-person chapters across 5 continents!

PBC is a community of engaged podcast listeners from all over the world. At the heart of PBC is community and conversation. So, how does it work? Every month a different PBC member chooses a theme and 3-5 podcast episodes that hit that theme. These are curated into a thematic listening list and sent out via the newsletter. Then, people meet in smaller groups around the world to discuss what they heard: like book club, but for podcasts! We also encourage cross-chapter conversations through our Facebook Group, Twitter, and by participating in the Podcast Brunch Club podcast. While members participate locally, they are all still a part of a global community: so, the PBC members in Shanghai are listening to and discussing the same content as the people in Chicago. It's been amazing to see my little passion project go worldwide!

To make this all possible, I spend countless hours outside of my full-time job working on it. I am doing all of this to create a community that helps people make authentic connections over a shared love. My biggest aspiration has come true: through the local PBC chapter meetings, people make connections with old and new friends alike while engaging in discussions about thought-provoking topics. These days it has become so easy to hide behind our earbuds and screens. So, I created PBC as a way to put our phones aside for a second to invest in creating social connections. 

I don't believe in putting any of this behind a paywall, but I am hoping that we can grow PBC together. Here is what it takes for PBC to continue to reach people around the globe: 
  • Launching 2-4 chapters a month
  • Creating and hosting the very meta Podcast Brunch Club podcast, led by yours truly with my co-host, Sara DaSilva of Audible Feast
  • On-boarding 100+ new members/month
  • Liaising with 50+ chapter leaders 
  • Managing social media, website, and newsletter (subscribe here)
  • Compiling monthly listening lists with as much community input as possible

I love every minute of PBC because I'm helping to create personal connections, often between complete strangers. That gives me the warm fuzzies in a major way. I have big plans for the future of PBC, but I need your help! Together we can:
  • Bring PBC to high schools, colleges, senior homes, and libraries
  • Creating educational playlists for use by teachers and librarians
  • Launch more chapters worldwide

Membership in PBC is free and always will be. Remember, it is my passion project,
not a source of income. I am ready to take PBC to the next level, but I need your help to buy
equipment, services, and technical assistance. Think of how many more people we could reach and how many connections we can make! Let's do this together!

There are a couple of ways for you to help outside of becoming a Patron:
  • One-time donation: Go to this page and then click the "donate" button
  • Support my affiliates - you'll get a good deal and I'll get some pennies thrown my way:
    • Podbean: start your own podcast! Coupon code: PBC
    • Mr. Rebates: get cash back on online purchases (I use this often...it really works)
    • Ebates: cash back on both online and in store purchases (same concept as above, but each provider will have different offerings, so I always check both)
  • In-kind support - want to help with the administration of PBC? Email me.
  • Help spread the word about PBC
  • Rate/review the PBC podcast on your podcast player of choice

Thank you for your continued support of PBC and for allowing me to follow my passion. Happy listening!!!

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Tiers
Supporter
$4 or more per month
Buy me a coffee (or a few!) so I can stay up late into the night to get it all done. As a thanks, I will give you a shoutout in the newsletter during your first month of support! 
Super supporter
$20 or more per month
If you pledge $25 or more, I'll send you a PBC t-shirt (or mug, if you prefer) as a thank you. 

+ All benefits listed above

Organizational supporter
$40 or more per month
Support the amazing listener community that we're building through Podcast Brunch Club! For every month as an organizational supporter, I will thank you on twitter and you will get your logo and link at the bottom of the PBC homepage and every non-sponsored newsletter. This is a great way to show your support of the listener community and get your brand out to thousands of avid podcast listeners and creators.