Maria is creating the Rejected Podcast
12

patrons

$43
per episode

Rejected is a monthly podcast dedicated to our best and worst stories of rejection.



Hey there! If you’re reading this, it means you’re probably considering supporting my podcast. So please take a moment to feel good about yourself, because you’re a good person. Okay, proceed.



I'm Maria. Born and raised in Bucharest, Romania, I moved to London three years ago on a whim. I quit my job, packed my bags, said goodbye to everyone I loved, and a few others out of politeness, and started over. It’s one of the most exciting things I’ve ever done. However, while my career as an advertising creative was taking off, something was missing. I was craving a project of my own, something I believed in with all my heart. I always thought I would write, but facing a blank page only made my mind blank out too. Then, one day, everything changed (kind of).



One day in May 2016, during a burst of boredom, I found myself doodling silly comics about rejection. I titled the series ‘A Million Ways To Be Rejected’ and posted it on Instagram. And - holy shit! - people loved them. They even started telling me their ridiculous stories of rejection so I could draw them up. ‘Hold on a minute…’, I said to myself.



For the first time, I felt I was doing something meaningful. I could take these stories and, with enough kindness and humour, broadcast them to the world. So we could learn from them, and, why not, have a laugh together. The first episode took me four months to produce, but since then things have only looked up. I'm becoming a better interviewer, my editing skills are improving, and more and more people are interested in sharing their stories, or just being part of this podcast.



I’ve never enjoyed doing something so much in my life. I feel that this podcast has the potential to be truly great and change the way we talk about rejection. But I can’t do it on my own. With your help, I can bring you more meaningful stories, from the people you want to hear from. Your support would allow me to travel more, upgrade my equipment, learn new skills and, why not, create some cool merch.

And it's completely up to you how you want to contribute. You can choose to donate a sum of money for every episode I create - which comes with some fun rewards, or you can just subscribe and share this show with your friends. Whatever you do, I'm very grateful you're here and I'm really excited to create this show together.
Tiers
Buddy
$1 or more per episode 5 patrons
Hey, bud! $1 and you're in. You get access to the community, one extra-content post per episode, my infinite love and a spot on the Infinite Love honorary page on the website *fistbump* 
Fam
$5 or more per episode 7 patrons
Welcome to the family! Now that you're one of us, you get:


  • exclusive access to extra audio content from the interviews;
  • free download of episode transcript;
  • and your own spot on the Infinite Love honorary list on the website.
Bestie
$10 or more per episode 0 patrons
Here come the friendship bracelets! Since we're such good friends, you get:


  • a personalised postcard from every place I travel to;
  • exclusive access to extra audio content from the interviews;
  • free download of episode transcript;
  • and your own spot on the Infinite Love honorary list on the website.
Spirit Animal
$20 or more per episode 0 patrons
Whoa, $20! You will officially become my spirit animal. Because you're so special, you get:


  • a personalised trailer for every new episode that comes out, recorded just for you;
  • an item of all new merch I create sent to you;
  • a personalised postcard from every place I travel to;
  • free download of episode transcript;
  • exclusive access to extra audio content from interviews;
  • and your own spot on the Infinite Love honorary list on the website.
Mum?
$100 or more per episode 0 of 1 patrons
No, seriously. Is it you, mother? Because I guess we should have a Skype catch-up every month. Just you and me. And since you've been so generous, I'll also include:
  • thoughtful Christmas and birthday presents delivered to your door;
  • a framed picture of you on my wall;
  • a personalised trailer for every new episode that comes out, recorded just for you;
  • free download of episode transcript;
  • exclusive access to extra audio content from interviews;
  • a personalised postcard from every place I travel to;
  • and the top spot on the Infinite Love honorary list on the website.
Goals
$43 of $100 per episode
Oh, happiness!
$100 will cover the monthly costs of running the podcast: my monthly subscription to Adobe Audition, Squarespace and Soundcloud hosting, music rights and all the equipment, plus new merch every 3 months. The wine I pay for myself =^.^=
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Rejected is a monthly podcast dedicated to our best and worst stories of rejection.



Hey there! If you’re reading this, it means you’re probably considering supporting my podcast. So please take a moment to feel good about yourself, because you’re a good person. Okay, proceed.



I'm Maria. Born and raised in Bucharest, Romania, I moved to London three years ago on a whim. I quit my job, packed my bags, said goodbye to everyone I loved, and a few others out of politeness, and started over. It’s one of the most exciting things I’ve ever done. However, while my career as an advertising creative was taking off, something was missing. I was craving a project of my own, something I believed in with all my heart. I always thought I would write, but facing a blank page only made my mind blank out too. Then, one day, everything changed (kind of).



One day in May 2016, during a burst of boredom, I found myself doodling silly comics about rejection. I titled the series ‘A Million Ways To Be Rejected’ and posted it on Instagram. And - holy shit! - people loved them. They even started telling me their ridiculous stories of rejection so I could draw them up. ‘Hold on a minute…’, I said to myself.



For the first time, I felt I was doing something meaningful. I could take these stories and, with enough kindness and humour, broadcast them to the world. So we could learn from them, and, why not, have a laugh together. The first episode took me four months to produce, but since then things have only looked up. I'm becoming a better interviewer, my editing skills are improving, and more and more people are interested in sharing their stories, or just being part of this podcast.



I’ve never enjoyed doing something so much in my life. I feel that this podcast has the potential to be truly great and change the way we talk about rejection. But I can’t do it on my own. With your help, I can bring you more meaningful stories, from the people you want to hear from. Your support would allow me to travel more, upgrade my equipment, learn new skills and, why not, create some cool merch.

And it's completely up to you how you want to contribute. You can choose to donate a sum of money for every episode I create - which comes with some fun rewards, or you can just subscribe and share this show with your friends. Whatever you do, I'm very grateful you're here and I'm really excited to create this show together.

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Tiers
Buddy
$1 or more per episode 5 patrons
Hey, bud! $1 and you're in. You get access to the community, one extra-content post per episode, my infinite love and a spot on the Infinite Love honorary page on the website *fistbump* 
Fam
$5 or more per episode 7 patrons
Welcome to the family! Now that you're one of us, you get:


  • exclusive access to extra audio content from the interviews;
  • free download of episode transcript;
  • and your own spot on the Infinite Love honorary list on the website.
Bestie
$10 or more per episode 0 patrons
Here come the friendship bracelets! Since we're such good friends, you get:


  • a personalised postcard from every place I travel to;
  • exclusive access to extra audio content from the interviews;
  • free download of episode transcript;
  • and your own spot on the Infinite Love honorary list on the website.
Spirit Animal
$20 or more per episode 0 patrons
Whoa, $20! You will officially become my spirit animal. Because you're so special, you get:


  • a personalised trailer for every new episode that comes out, recorded just for you;
  • an item of all new merch I create sent to you;
  • a personalised postcard from every place I travel to;
  • free download of episode transcript;
  • exclusive access to extra audio content from interviews;
  • and your own spot on the Infinite Love honorary list on the website.
Mum?
$100 or more per episode 0 of 1 patrons
No, seriously. Is it you, mother? Because I guess we should have a Skype catch-up every month. Just you and me. And since you've been so generous, I'll also include:
  • thoughtful Christmas and birthday presents delivered to your door;
  • a framed picture of you on my wall;
  • a personalised trailer for every new episode that comes out, recorded just for you;
  • free download of episode transcript;
  • exclusive access to extra audio content from interviews;
  • a personalised postcard from every place I travel to;
  • and the top spot on the Infinite Love honorary list on the website.