Radio vs. the Martians! is creating Podcasts
50

patrons

$161
per month
Since January 2013, Mike Gillis and Casey Doran have produced the Radio vs. the Martians! podcast. Our goal is gather our funniest, smartest friends once a month and get them to talk about science fiction, video games, horror, comic books, movies, and everything in between.

We like to pitch our show as "the McLaughlin Group for nerds!"

In the six years since we started the show, we've dissected topics like Superman, Steven Spielberg, Akira, George Lucas, Zombies, Twin Peaks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hiyao Miyazaki, James Bond, Dungeons & Dragons, Watchmen, and popular culture that is "so bad they're good."

Our panels aren't made up of a monotone wall of super-fans. Each episode, we try to include at least one non-fan or an anti-fan or an outside voice to keep things interesting.

We also produce the bimonthly Podcasta la Vista, Baby! spin-off podcast, a tribute to the cinematic works of thespian and statesman Arnold Schwarzenegger. We'll be joined by a friend to talk about each of his movies and revel in the catch phrases, the explosions and, yes... the absurd macho bullshit.

With Radio vs. the Martians!, we aim to create a show that is humorous and thought provoking, but accessible to people who've never looked at the topic before.

We would like to produce this show professionally, as we both currently work full-time jobs. We know doing this professionally is a long ways off.

Where your money goes:

When you support our program monthly, you will be helping to pay for our show's web hosting of both our show sites and the audio files themselves. We use this money to pay the artists and musicians, like Rob Kelly, who designed the artwork that we use for the sites' logos and guest bio images, and James Whetzel, who composed the original theme music for our shows.

Our studio - including our mixing board, high quality microphones, table and laptop we record the show on were paid for entirely with money raised by our listeners.

We also spend a great proportion of our income advertising on other podcasts, like Off Panel, to grow our listenership. We also use our listener-sponsored funds to pay for periodic convention appearances, and to host "Captain Picard Day," our annual holiday celebration with friends, guests and fans.

At this time, we do not pay ourselves from the money we raise from Patreon, but it is our hope to eventually generate enough support that we can do this show professionally and support ourselves financially.

Your support will help us get our show in more ears and produce more material. This is a labor of love and we appreciate your support!
Tiers
Bonus "Black Ops" Episodes
$1 or more per month 45 patrons
All of our Patreon subscribers will have access to exclusive, periodic off-the-books "Black Ops" episodes of the show, where Mike and Casey join their friends for more off-topic pop culture goodness!


We'll also periodically seek your requests for topics on our Black Ops and Fun Size Episodes, and sometimes, even let you vote on the topic of a Single Serving Selection or full Panel episode!


Plus, you'll get occasional first looks at upcoming episode topics before anyone else!

Episode Sponsorship!
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
At this level, you will get all the goodness of our original tier, plus we'll thank you personally at the end of each of our Panel episodes, Single Serving Selections and episodes of Podcasta la Vista, Baby!  - just before the credits!
Goals
$161 of $200 per month
When we hit $200 a month, our Patreon-only "Black Ops" Episodes will be going monthly!

That means more content for all of our patrons!


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Since January 2013, Mike Gillis and Casey Doran have produced the Radio vs. the Martians! podcast. Our goal is gather our funniest, smartest friends once a month and get them to talk about science fiction, video games, horror, comic books, movies, and everything in between.

We like to pitch our show as "the McLaughlin Group for nerds!"

In the six years since we started the show, we've dissected topics like Superman, Steven Spielberg, Akira, George Lucas, Zombies, Twin Peaks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hiyao Miyazaki, James Bond, Dungeons & Dragons, Watchmen, and popular culture that is "so bad they're good."

Our panels aren't made up of a monotone wall of super-fans. Each episode, we try to include at least one non-fan or an anti-fan or an outside voice to keep things interesting.

We also produce the bimonthly Podcasta la Vista, Baby! spin-off podcast, a tribute to the cinematic works of thespian and statesman Arnold Schwarzenegger. We'll be joined by a friend to talk about each of his movies and revel in the catch phrases, the explosions and, yes... the absurd macho bullshit.

With Radio vs. the Martians!, we aim to create a show that is humorous and thought provoking, but accessible to people who've never looked at the topic before.

We would like to produce this show professionally, as we both currently work full-time jobs. We know doing this professionally is a long ways off.

Where your money goes:

When you support our program monthly, you will be helping to pay for our show's web hosting of both our show sites and the audio files themselves. We use this money to pay the artists and musicians, like Rob Kelly, who designed the artwork that we use for the sites' logos and guest bio images, and James Whetzel, who composed the original theme music for our shows.

Our studio - including our mixing board, high quality microphones, table and laptop we record the show on were paid for entirely with money raised by our listeners.

We also spend a great proportion of our income advertising on other podcasts, like Off Panel, to grow our listenership. We also use our listener-sponsored funds to pay for periodic convention appearances, and to host "Captain Picard Day," our annual holiday celebration with friends, guests and fans.

At this time, we do not pay ourselves from the money we raise from Patreon, but it is our hope to eventually generate enough support that we can do this show professionally and support ourselves financially.

Your support will help us get our show in more ears and produce more material. This is a labor of love and we appreciate your support!

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Tiers
Bonus "Black Ops" Episodes
$1 or more per month 45 patrons
All of our Patreon subscribers will have access to exclusive, periodic off-the-books "Black Ops" episodes of the show, where Mike and Casey join their friends for more off-topic pop culture goodness!


We'll also periodically seek your requests for topics on our Black Ops and Fun Size Episodes, and sometimes, even let you vote on the topic of a Single Serving Selection or full Panel episode!


Plus, you'll get occasional first looks at upcoming episode topics before anyone else!

Episode Sponsorship!
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
At this level, you will get all the goodness of our original tier, plus we'll thank you personally at the end of each of our Panel episodes, Single Serving Selections and episodes of Podcasta la Vista, Baby!  - just before the credits!