Radical Democrats Radio is creating podcasts exploring progressive social movements & philosophy
4

patrons

$61
per month
Radical Democrats Radio – because freedom has substance

Radical Democrats Radio is about taking the substance of our language back from people who want to turn words into fists. That substance has two parts, locked together in a tight, dynamic relationship – Always changing, always feeding back into each other, changing each other. And each one of us in our thoughts and in our lives are making those changes together.
Part one. That big mess we call life. I’m going to be interviewing people from all walks of life, from all corners of society’s margins to all the corner offices that’ll let me in. Or at least Skype me in.
Part two. Concepts. Ideas. Theories. Hypotheses. Questions. How you find answers. Problems. How you understand them. This is that big mess we call the life of the mind.
We'll talk with activists, philosophers, businesspeople, community leaders, journalists, researchers. Ordinary folks leading ordinary lives, going through ordinary problems. Explore these worlds with me. Twenty minutes at a time. 
We'll explore the ideas that animate the political movements that shape our society. We'll examine the concepts that we use every day to make sense of the social, moral, and ethical meaning of the crazy, beautiful, frustrating world we live in. We'll introduce you to the history and debates that shaped the political thinkers, leaders, and activists of the past and present. And how those people shape history.

Bonus Content!
  • Short segments of just me on my own meditating on philosophical and political ideas.
  • On the spot audio outtakes from protests, rallies, promotional events, live interviews. A few minutes of accidental insight purposefully recorded.
  • How about you just tell me what other bonus content you want!
Support Radical Democrats Radio better every month. Because right now this operation is so bare bones, it’s basically just a bowl of steamed marrow. We’re pushing for justice, peace, dignity, and knowledge.
Tiers
Previews
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You'll receive access to podcasts in advance of their general release, and the occasional working file or piece of raw material.
Blooper Reels
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Quality behind-the-scenes content here. You'll get exclusive access to out-takes, planning conversations, and other recorded ridiculousness. But they'll be edited into a short montage featuring music by FamLi. 

No guarantees that these will be more funny than nightmarishly deranged.

Total Request Long After You Make It
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll record a podcast based on your suggestion. Now and then, you'll all get an email asking for your ideas for a podcast. Write back, and I'll choose among them to produce. Suggest a solo segment, or an interview idea,* or a broad topic you'd like to see more of in the future.


* IMPORTANT note for interview suggestions. Since we're in the relatively early days of this project, people aren't going to drop everything like it's Marc Maron calling them to be a guest. So I will really only consider interview requests that include a serious offer to introduce me to the subject. 

Proper Propaganda
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
I design my podcasts to be easily digestible. Maybe you make a playlist of a few new podcasts every day for your commutes. Maybe you just want something to last through a lunch break or a run through the treadmill at the gym. But not every podcast is so congenial to the casual.

Yeah, I'm talking about the long-form stuff, the never-ending verbal inundations. The kind of never-ending, rambling sound strings of Gavin McInnes or Jordan Peterson, except from a liberational perspective, instead of their stomach-churning thirst for totalizing moralistic social control.

I don't encourage you to download these. They're for the cult, the disciples. I don't want followers – I think it's bad for you psychologically and ethically to be a follower. 


Give me the money, though. If you want to give me $100 every month, you're clearly a wonderful person and I am so grateful to you.


But you clearly care a lot about Radical Democrats Radio and radical democracy as a philosophical project. And if you're that devoted, who am I do haul you back from the brink?


I won't give you a schedule. I won't even give you much regularity. But now and then, some days but far from all days, you'll receive access to a very large audio file. Just like all my podcasts, there will be no digital rights management restrictions. Do what you want with that file. Keep it with you, or spread it around. Whatever you choose, I won't stop you.

Goals
$61 of $500 per month
This is where a more intense advertising and promotional campaign begins. See, the primary priority of this Patreon page is to contribute to my own income – the ability to pay my rent, buy food, and other things that people like to do with the income from an artistic business. 
But at this level, $100 every month is guaranteed to go into a fund to promote Radical Democrats Radio with all the power that money can provide in social media advertising and promotion. This is where the broader visibility of Radical Democrats will rise beyond what word of mouth alone can do.
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Radical Democrats Radio – because freedom has substance

Radical Democrats Radio is about taking the substance of our language back from people who want to turn words into fists. That substance has two parts, locked together in a tight, dynamic relationship – Always changing, always feeding back into each other, changing each other. And each one of us in our thoughts and in our lives are making those changes together.
Part one. That big mess we call life. I’m going to be interviewing people from all walks of life, from all corners of society’s margins to all the corner offices that’ll let me in. Or at least Skype me in.
Part two. Concepts. Ideas. Theories. Hypotheses. Questions. How you find answers. Problems. How you understand them. This is that big mess we call the life of the mind.
We'll talk with activists, philosophers, businesspeople, community leaders, journalists, researchers. Ordinary folks leading ordinary lives, going through ordinary problems. Explore these worlds with me. Twenty minutes at a time. 
We'll explore the ideas that animate the political movements that shape our society. We'll examine the concepts that we use every day to make sense of the social, moral, and ethical meaning of the crazy, beautiful, frustrating world we live in. We'll introduce you to the history and debates that shaped the political thinkers, leaders, and activists of the past and present. And how those people shape history.

Bonus Content!
  • Short segments of just me on my own meditating on philosophical and political ideas.
  • On the spot audio outtakes from protests, rallies, promotional events, live interviews. A few minutes of accidental insight purposefully recorded.
  • How about you just tell me what other bonus content you want!
Support Radical Democrats Radio better every month. Because right now this operation is so bare bones, it’s basically just a bowl of steamed marrow. We’re pushing for justice, peace, dignity, and knowledge.

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Tiers
Previews
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You'll receive access to podcasts in advance of their general release, and the occasional working file or piece of raw material.
Blooper Reels
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Quality behind-the-scenes content here. You'll get exclusive access to out-takes, planning conversations, and other recorded ridiculousness. But they'll be edited into a short montage featuring music by FamLi. 

No guarantees that these will be more funny than nightmarishly deranged.

Total Request Long After You Make It
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll record a podcast based on your suggestion. Now and then, you'll all get an email asking for your ideas for a podcast. Write back, and I'll choose among them to produce. Suggest a solo segment, or an interview idea,* or a broad topic you'd like to see more of in the future.


* IMPORTANT note for interview suggestions. Since we're in the relatively early days of this project, people aren't going to drop everything like it's Marc Maron calling them to be a guest. So I will really only consider interview requests that include a serious offer to introduce me to the subject. 

Proper Propaganda
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
I design my podcasts to be easily digestible. Maybe you make a playlist of a few new podcasts every day for your commutes. Maybe you just want something to last through a lunch break or a run through the treadmill at the gym. But not every podcast is so congenial to the casual.

Yeah, I'm talking about the long-form stuff, the never-ending verbal inundations. The kind of never-ending, rambling sound strings of Gavin McInnes or Jordan Peterson, except from a liberational perspective, instead of their stomach-churning thirst for totalizing moralistic social control.

I don't encourage you to download these. They're for the cult, the disciples. I don't want followers – I think it's bad for you psychologically and ethically to be a follower. 


Give me the money, though. If you want to give me $100 every month, you're clearly a wonderful person and I am so grateful to you.


But you clearly care a lot about Radical Democrats Radio and radical democracy as a philosophical project. And if you're that devoted, who am I do haul you back from the brink?


I won't give you a schedule. I won't even give you much regularity. But now and then, some days but far from all days, you'll receive access to a very large audio file. Just like all my podcasts, there will be no digital rights management restrictions. Do what you want with that file. Keep it with you, or spread it around. Whatever you choose, I won't stop you.