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We’re ““serious”” about podcasting. We’ve been producing our flagship show Woodland Secrets for two years and launched a second program, dadfeelings, in 2016. We now produce these two shows weekly with a staff of two and a tight budget, while aiming for the best technical quality we can achieve. Your support has made our network what it is, the world’s first and only podcast network—an independent, experimental platform featuring voices you won’t hear anywhere else.

What is Woodland Secrets? It’s a funny show about serious topics. It’s a show that’s serious about comedy. It’s online, jacked in, psyched up, and unsafe for pets and small children. It’s about internet culture. It’s about avoiding online. It’s a powerful blend of essential amino acids and performance-enhancing superfoods. It’s an hour-long phone call between friends. It’s got guests like Griffin McElroy, Michael DeForge, Darcie Wilder, and Rami Ismail. It’s a show where funny people can get serious and smart people don’t have to be. Get cozy.

How about dadfeelings? Well, let me tell you—we take a critical lens on father figures in pop culture like Darth Vader, Mister Rogers, and Gomez Addams and slowly pan over to thoughtful reflections on fatherhood from real-life dads like S. Bear Bergman, Ryan Sands, and Charlie Demers. Sometimes sweet, sometimes sad, always dads.

But who even are we? We’re two queer women creating content you crave. Owner/general manager and on-air talent merritt k is a queer woman living and working in New York City. She is also the editor of Ignota Magazine and author of a poetry collection, Total Mood Killer. Producer and editor Nic Bravo is a trans leatherdyke living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Nic loves infrastructure and syndication and doing things correctly.

Your financial support helps us pay for our infrastructure, purchase new equipment and software, devote more time to the network, and expand to produce new programming. Want examples? Well, so far, our patrons have enabled us to launch our second ongoing show, upgrade our microphones and improve our production/editing process, and develop the limited-run series Papal Bull.

And what does supporting us get you? For just three dollars a month, you get regular bonus episodes of our shows. These bonus episodes are love letters to our fans, featuring some of your favorite guests and most-requested topics, delivered in a bespoke, artisanal feed directly to your podcast app. At the dollar-a-month level, you get our sincere thanks, and the knowledge that you’re contributing to our financial sustainability and general survival under capitalism.

Thanks for supporting Stay Mean! We love what we do, and you make it possible.
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$1 or more per month
  • Our Undying Gratitude 
  • Receive a monthly e-mail newsletter from merritt, covering topics related to the network
  • Special "Patron" role on the Stay Mean Discord (zero cash value)
Includes Discord rewards
Don't do anything
$3 or more per month
  • Our Undying Gratitude 
  • Receive a monthly e-mail newsletter from merritt, covering topics related to the network
  • Special "Patron" role on the Stay Mean Discord (zero cash value)
  • Access to our back catalogue of supporter-only bonus episodes—plus one (or more) new bonus episode every month!
Includes Discord rewards
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We’re ““serious”” about podcasting. We’ve been producing our flagship show Woodland Secrets for two years and launched a second program, dadfeelings, in 2016. We now produce these two shows weekly with a staff of two and a tight budget, while aiming for the best technical quality we can achieve. Your support has made our network what it is, the world’s first and only podcast network—an independent, experimental platform featuring voices you won’t hear anywhere else.

What is Woodland Secrets? It’s a funny show about serious topics. It’s a show that’s serious about comedy. It’s online, jacked in, psyched up, and unsafe for pets and small children. It’s about internet culture. It’s about avoiding online. It’s a powerful blend of essential amino acids and performance-enhancing superfoods. It’s an hour-long phone call between friends. It’s got guests like Griffin McElroy, Michael DeForge, Darcie Wilder, and Rami Ismail. It’s a show where funny people can get serious and smart people don’t have to be. Get cozy.

How about dadfeelings? Well, let me tell you—we take a critical lens on father figures in pop culture like Darth Vader, Mister Rogers, and Gomez Addams and slowly pan over to thoughtful reflections on fatherhood from real-life dads like S. Bear Bergman, Ryan Sands, and Charlie Demers. Sometimes sweet, sometimes sad, always dads.

But who even are we? We’re two queer women creating content you crave. Owner/general manager and on-air talent merritt k is a queer woman living and working in New York City. She is also the editor of Ignota Magazine and author of a poetry collection, Total Mood Killer. Producer and editor Nic Bravo is a trans leatherdyke living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Nic loves infrastructure and syndication and doing things correctly.

Your financial support helps us pay for our infrastructure, purchase new equipment and software, devote more time to the network, and expand to produce new programming. Want examples? Well, so far, our patrons have enabled us to launch our second ongoing show, upgrade our microphones and improve our production/editing process, and develop the limited-run series Papal Bull.

And what does supporting us get you? For just three dollars a month, you get regular bonus episodes of our shows. These bonus episodes are love letters to our fans, featuring some of your favorite guests and most-requested topics, delivered in a bespoke, artisanal feed directly to your podcast app. At the dollar-a-month level, you get our sincere thanks, and the knowledge that you’re contributing to our financial sustainability and general survival under capitalism.

Thanks for supporting Stay Mean! We love what we do, and you make it possible.

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Tiers
Do less
$1 or more per month
  • Our Undying Gratitude 
  • Receive a monthly e-mail newsletter from merritt, covering topics related to the network
  • Special "Patron" role on the Stay Mean Discord (zero cash value)
Includes Discord rewards
Don't do anything
$3 or more per month
  • Our Undying Gratitude 
  • Receive a monthly e-mail newsletter from merritt, covering topics related to the network
  • Special "Patron" role on the Stay Mean Discord (zero cash value)
  • Access to our back catalogue of supporter-only bonus episodes—plus one (or more) new bonus episode every month!
Includes Discord rewards