Speculate is creating Podcasts for Writers, Readers, and Fans
14

patrons

$63
per month
QUICK UPDATE (2/8/2017):  Patreon has changed the method by which they display funds pledged, showing their own estimate of how much we're actually "taking home" every month.  While we appreciate the effort for greater transparency, we're not so happy about having the change forced on us, not least because it means our numbers appear to be lower than they actually are, and the milestone goals are fouled up too.  They have also ignored our requests for assistance, which is frankly a bit frustrating.  Until we get a resolution to the problem, be aware that the number to the left isn't totally accurate, and that our actual pledged number (currently 32 patrons, $158.00) is higher.  We'd love to see that keep going up, of course!  :)


“Speculate is a great site and I listen to it often. Highly recommended.”

—Michael J. Sullivan, author of the Riyria Revelations

“Brad and Greg are the best interviewers currently podcasting about genre fiction.”
—Justin Landon, Tor.com

“One of my must-listen podcasts.”
—Paul Weimer, SFSignal

Speculate! is a podcast for writers, readers, and fans, run by Gregory A. Wilson and Bradley P. Beaulieu, two fantasy and science fiction writers. The show has been running for three and a half years and has created over 100 episodes, and in that time, we've had the honor of hosting a wide variety of authors and fiction on our show. Here's a small sampling of guests we've had during our century of episodes:




Speculate! produces podcasts of several different types, including:

  • Fiction Reviews – discussions of novels or short fiction.
  • Author Interviews – interviews or roundtables with some of the great and new voices in speculative fiction.
  • Writing Technique – nuts and bolts discussions of writing technique that stem from the works we’ve reviewed.
  • Artist Interviews – just to shake things up, we thought we’d include some interviews with various artists in the speculative fiction arena.

With the funding from Patreon, we've hired an editor to edit the episodes, which has allowed us to bring more of our high-quality content to you faster. Our fiction reviews, author interviews, artist interviews, and editor interviews have always been free and will continue to be so. The writing technique shows, the state of the field shows, and a new series called "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" will be available at certain patronage levels.

Please, take a look at the rewards. We hope you like what we do, and we'd love to you have on the team.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
4 patrons

At this level, you have Greg's and Mike's most sincere thanks. Believe us when we say that every bit helps in supporting us as we bring you our unique blend of science fiction and fantasy podcasts to you.

Plus, you'll benefit from the milestones if we reach them.

Pledge $3 or more per month
3 patrons

At this level, you'll get access to our special series known as "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly", plus our state of the field shows.

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is a series of special insights from our guests about the ins and outs of writing and the writing business. This is a unique opportunity to hear invaluable advice and interesting stories from some of the most popular speculative fiction writers today.
  • The State of the Field shows include special guests talking with the hosts of Speculate! in a roundtable format about the current state of the field in speculative fiction.

  • Plus, you'll benefit from the milestones if we reach them.
    Pledge $5 or more per month
    10 patrons

    At this level, you'll get access to the special writing technique shows, each of which is like a mini-course on how to write fiction. The writing technique shows are part of our triptych model, in which we choose a novel, story collection, or magazine issue and review the work in the first of the three shows, interview the author in the second, and wrap up the series with a discussion of writing technique, using the work as the basis for our discussion. It's a unique opportunity to read along and gain some valuable insights into writing technique from two guys who live and breathe the stuff.

    Plus, you'll also benefit from the milestones if we reach them.
    Goals
    $63 of $150 per month
    Greg and Mike will record a podcast specifically on how the show started, how we run it on a day-to-day basis, how we edit, and how we post. This will be a unique opportunity to learn more about podcasting. We'll make this podcast available exclusively to you for 30 days before releasing it publicly via YouTube.
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    QUICK UPDATE (2/8/2017):  Patreon has changed the method by which they display funds pledged, showing their own estimate of how much we're actually "taking home" every month.  While we appreciate the effort for greater transparency, we're not so happy about having the change forced on us, not least because it means our numbers appear to be lower than they actually are, and the milestone goals are fouled up too.  They have also ignored our requests for assistance, which is frankly a bit frustrating.  Until we get a resolution to the problem, be aware that the number to the left isn't totally accurate, and that our actual pledged number (currently 32 patrons, $158.00) is higher.  We'd love to see that keep going up, of course!  :)


    “Speculate is a great site and I listen to it often. Highly recommended.”

    —Michael J. Sullivan, author of the Riyria Revelations

    “Brad and Greg are the best interviewers currently podcasting about genre fiction.”
    —Justin Landon, Tor.com

    “One of my must-listen podcasts.”
    —Paul Weimer, SFSignal

    Speculate! is a podcast for writers, readers, and fans, run by Gregory A. Wilson and Bradley P. Beaulieu, two fantasy and science fiction writers. The show has been running for three and a half years and has created over 100 episodes, and in that time, we've had the honor of hosting a wide variety of authors and fiction on our show. Here's a small sampling of guests we've had during our century of episodes:




    Speculate! produces podcasts of several different types, including:

    • Fiction Reviews – discussions of novels or short fiction.
    • Author Interviews – interviews or roundtables with some of the great and new voices in speculative fiction.
    • Writing Technique – nuts and bolts discussions of writing technique that stem from the works we’ve reviewed.
    • Artist Interviews – just to shake things up, we thought we’d include some interviews with various artists in the speculative fiction arena.

    With the funding from Patreon, we've hired an editor to edit the episodes, which has allowed us to bring more of our high-quality content to you faster. Our fiction reviews, author interviews, artist interviews, and editor interviews have always been free and will continue to be so. The writing technique shows, the state of the field shows, and a new series called "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" will be available at certain patronage levels.

    Please, take a look at the rewards. We hope you like what we do, and we'd love to you have on the team.

    Recent posts by Speculate

    Tiers
    Pledge $1 or more per month
    4 patrons

    At this level, you have Greg's and Mike's most sincere thanks. Believe us when we say that every bit helps in supporting us as we bring you our unique blend of science fiction and fantasy podcasts to you.

    Plus, you'll benefit from the milestones if we reach them.

    Pledge $3 or more per month
    3 patrons

    At this level, you'll get access to our special series known as "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly", plus our state of the field shows.

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is a series of special insights from our guests about the ins and outs of writing and the writing business. This is a unique opportunity to hear invaluable advice and interesting stories from some of the most popular speculative fiction writers today.
  • The State of the Field shows include special guests talking with the hosts of Speculate! in a roundtable format about the current state of the field in speculative fiction.

  • Plus, you'll benefit from the milestones if we reach them.
    Pledge $5 or more per month
    10 patrons

    At this level, you'll get access to the special writing technique shows, each of which is like a mini-course on how to write fiction. The writing technique shows are part of our triptych model, in which we choose a novel, story collection, or magazine issue and review the work in the first of the three shows, interview the author in the second, and wrap up the series with a discussion of writing technique, using the work as the basis for our discussion. It's a unique opportunity to read along and gain some valuable insights into writing technique from two guys who live and breathe the stuff.

    Plus, you'll also benefit from the milestones if we reach them.