Hillary Rea is creating the podcast, Rashomon
9

patrons

$86
per month
Rashomon is a podcast where one family tells every side of the same story. I am your producer and host, Hillary Rea.

It all started with this pitch:


After leaving the 2017 Werk It Conference, and receiving such positive feedback, I had high hopes of a podcast network sweeping me off of my feet to help (and bank roll) all of my narrative storytelling audio dreams come true.

When this didn't happen, I made the decision to plow forward with releasing Season 1 of my podcast on my own. I did not have a budget to pay myself or anyone else. I took time away from my building my business, Tell Me A Story, to interview, edit, and mix. And I incredibly scared to put it out into the world, not knowing how my work was going to be received, or who was even going to hear it.

It was hard to stay present and appreciated all of the good that was coming out of the podcast creation process. I felt isolated and in need of collaborators. And I procrastinated. A lot. I knew my podcast expectations, and taste levels, were higher than what I was capable of making solo.

I gave myself a deadline, and committed to a live listening party at Good Good Comedy Theatre. I had no choice but to launch Season 1 at the end of March 2018. 

Rashomon Season 1 Launch Show: Fresh Hair from Tell Me A Story on Vimeo.

I was eager to just get the show out into the world, I put the first three episodes out at once and then needed months to complete the remaining three. I am glad I took my time and let go of the pressure of a regular schedule. Because the highlight of working on Season 1 was making both Part 1 and Part 2 of The Gethard Family, a story that I knew just a little bit about before embarking on the interview process with Gregg Gethard, his brother Chris, and their parents Sally and Ken. Because the episode centered on Gregg's experience taping the PBS game show, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, I knew I needed to include the perspective of the show's host Greg Lee. It wasn't until I was interviewing him that I learned his wife was a producer on the show and she jumped in for an interview as well.

Rashomon was featured on the Bello Collective's list of 100 Outstanding Poscasts of 2018 and Discover Pod's 14 Best Podcasts of 2018 (so far). I am grateful for the audience that is listening to this podcast and would love to grow the listener base, while continuing to make stories that bring families together to share stories and understand each other in new ways.

Right now I am in pre-production for Season 2. I am currently working with two different families. One has six members and the other has upwards of thirteen! These stories are allowing me to go deeper with the telling of each experience and explore new ways of editing. I will be taking my time unfolding these stories over a series of episodes.

I am still making this podcast completely in my free time, with no budget. Receiving support from you, the audience, would enable me to make this a sustainable creative process. I can use Trint to transcribe, instead of my trusty USB foot pedal. I can pay musicians like Paul Defiglia a worthwhile amount of money to contribute original music. I can also bring on a co-producer, and sound engineer, and budget for other audio producers to submit their own family stories to share on the podcast.

I have big visions for Rashomon, and I am confident I can make them happen without a podcast network, so long as I have the support of listeners through Patreon. I look forward to continue on this audio making journey with you all!
Tiers
Bandits
$5 or more per month 3 patrons

Receive one email per month that goes into the podcast production process, including behind-the-scenes looks at the interview process, and a sneak peek into Hillary's audio closet. 

Wives
$10 or more per month 3 patrons

Receive one email per month that goes into the podcast production process, including behind-the-scenes looks at the interview process, and a sneak peek into Hillary's audio closet. 


plus 


Bonus audio content as each new episode is released. This includes voiceover outtakes, stories within stories, and other interesting tidbits not included in the main episode. 

Samurais
$15 or more per month 2 patrons

Receive one email per month that goes into the podcast production process, including behind-the-scenes looks at the interview process, and a sneak peek into Hillary's audio closet. 


plus 


Bonus audio content as each new episode is released. This includes voiceover outtakes, stories within stories, and other interesting tidbits not included in the main episode. 


plus


A personal shout-out in the end credits of a future episode of Rashomon, as well as a written thank you Rashomon's website.

Woodcutters
$20 or more per month 1 patron

Receive one email per month that goes into the podcast production process, including behind-the-scenes looks at the interview process, and a sneak peek into Hillary's audio closet. 


plus 


Bonus audio content as each new episode is released. This includes voiceover outtakes, stories within stories, and other interesting tidbits not included in the main episode. 


plus


A personal shout-out in the end credits of a future episode of Rashomon. 


plus


The opportunity to do a mini-story with you and the family members of your choice, to be featured on Rashomon's website and on Instagram. 

Goals
$86 of $120 per month
When I reach $120 per month, that covers the monthly cost of using Trint, a brilliant service that cuts down the time needed to transcribe a full audio interview. Before Trint, I was doing everything manually with a USB foot pedal!
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Rashomon is a podcast where one family tells every side of the same story. I am your producer and host, Hillary Rea.

It all started with this pitch:


After leaving the 2017 Werk It Conference, and receiving such positive feedback, I had high hopes of a podcast network sweeping me off of my feet to help (and bank roll) all of my narrative storytelling audio dreams come true.

When this didn't happen, I made the decision to plow forward with releasing Season 1 of my podcast on my own. I did not have a budget to pay myself or anyone else. I took time away from my building my business, Tell Me A Story, to interview, edit, and mix. And I incredibly scared to put it out into the world, not knowing how my work was going to be received, or who was even going to hear it.

It was hard to stay present and appreciated all of the good that was coming out of the podcast creation process. I felt isolated and in need of collaborators. And I procrastinated. A lot. I knew my podcast expectations, and taste levels, were higher than what I was capable of making solo.

I gave myself a deadline, and committed to a live listening party at Good Good Comedy Theatre. I had no choice but to launch Season 1 at the end of March 2018. 

Rashomon Season 1 Launch Show: Fresh Hair from Tell Me A Story on Vimeo.

I was eager to just get the show out into the world, I put the first three episodes out at once and then needed months to complete the remaining three. I am glad I took my time and let go of the pressure of a regular schedule. Because the highlight of working on Season 1 was making both Part 1 and Part 2 of The Gethard Family, a story that I knew just a little bit about before embarking on the interview process with Gregg Gethard, his brother Chris, and their parents Sally and Ken. Because the episode centered on Gregg's experience taping the PBS game show, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, I knew I needed to include the perspective of the show's host Greg Lee. It wasn't until I was interviewing him that I learned his wife was a producer on the show and she jumped in for an interview as well.

Rashomon was featured on the Bello Collective's list of 100 Outstanding Poscasts of 2018 and Discover Pod's 14 Best Podcasts of 2018 (so far). I am grateful for the audience that is listening to this podcast and would love to grow the listener base, while continuing to make stories that bring families together to share stories and understand each other in new ways.

Right now I am in pre-production for Season 2. I am currently working with two different families. One has six members and the other has upwards of thirteen! These stories are allowing me to go deeper with the telling of each experience and explore new ways of editing. I will be taking my time unfolding these stories over a series of episodes.

I am still making this podcast completely in my free time, with no budget. Receiving support from you, the audience, would enable me to make this a sustainable creative process. I can use Trint to transcribe, instead of my trusty USB foot pedal. I can pay musicians like Paul Defiglia a worthwhile amount of money to contribute original music. I can also bring on a co-producer, and sound engineer, and budget for other audio producers to submit their own family stories to share on the podcast.

I have big visions for Rashomon, and I am confident I can make them happen without a podcast network, so long as I have the support of listeners through Patreon. I look forward to continue on this audio making journey with you all!

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Tiers
Bandits
$5 or more per month 3 patrons

Receive one email per month that goes into the podcast production process, including behind-the-scenes looks at the interview process, and a sneak peek into Hillary's audio closet. 

Wives
$10 or more per month 3 patrons

Receive one email per month that goes into the podcast production process, including behind-the-scenes looks at the interview process, and a sneak peek into Hillary's audio closet. 


plus 


Bonus audio content as each new episode is released. This includes voiceover outtakes, stories within stories, and other interesting tidbits not included in the main episode. 

Samurais
$15 or more per month 2 patrons

Receive one email per month that goes into the podcast production process, including behind-the-scenes looks at the interview process, and a sneak peek into Hillary's audio closet. 


plus 


Bonus audio content as each new episode is released. This includes voiceover outtakes, stories within stories, and other interesting tidbits not included in the main episode. 


plus


A personal shout-out in the end credits of a future episode of Rashomon, as well as a written thank you Rashomon's website.

Woodcutters
$20 or more per month 1 patron

Receive one email per month that goes into the podcast production process, including behind-the-scenes looks at the interview process, and a sneak peek into Hillary's audio closet. 


plus 


Bonus audio content as each new episode is released. This includes voiceover outtakes, stories within stories, and other interesting tidbits not included in the main episode. 


plus


A personal shout-out in the end credits of a future episode of Rashomon. 


plus


The opportunity to do a mini-story with you and the family members of your choice, to be featured on Rashomon's website and on Instagram.