Christian Carrion

is creating an unscripted conversation-based podcast

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For your monthly pledge of $5 or more, in addition to you and I now being friends, I'll shout you out on the next episode. I'll also have my wife draw you something. She's the one who made my podcast art. She's good.

In addition, you'll have access to any and all goodies and treats I whip up and post here. Past goodies have included custom mixtapes, public access programming, exclusive photos of the podcast art photo session, and my brother in a cowboy outfit. Depending on how they feel about it, I may also post pictures of my cats, Kippo and Paulie. These boys are worth the price alone, but I guess I'll throw that in there anyway. Thanks, love you.
  • Get recognized on the podcast
  • My wife will draw you something
  • Be on the damn show
  • Pictures of my cats

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About Christian Carrion

Hello! My name is Christian Carrion—broadcaster, six-time game show contestant, Story Slam participant, and resident of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. My podcast, Stranger Than Christian, has been called “the ultimate social-distance podcast” and “trapeze without a net”. The show is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Deezer, TuneIn, Stitcher, Audible, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, and on my website StrangerThanChristian.<wbr></wbr>com , with new episodes every Saturday.

The premise is simple: I engage in conversation with strangers from all over the world, with no script or prepared material. Every episode features someone different. Episodes vary in length from 45 minutes to over 2 hours. The show is produced, recorded, and edited by me myself and I, from a 5’x3’ closet/makeshift studio in my apartment.

In the past year, I’ve talked to strangers from Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Texas, California, Washington, Massachusetts, Washington DC, New Hampshire, Florida, Kentucky, Oregon, Montana, Ohio, Kansas, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, Virginia, Mexico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, England, Scotland, Argentina, Sweden, Malaysia, the Philippines, Belgium, Norway, Georgia, Romania, Hungary, India, South Africa, and South Korea.

My guests have been court interpreters, former pro wrestlers, audiobook editors, celebrity chauffeurs, Amazon drivers, comedy writers, hostel owners, teachers, sex workers, beer deliverymen, magicians, game show hosts, artists, drug addicts, supermarket workers, college students, my wife, Tetris champions, bee researchers, beauty pageant champions, flight attendants, actresses, pub quiz writers, theatric percussionists, authors, bus drivers, Zoom hijackers, Pizza Hut assistant managers, comedians, Chinese restaurant employees, barbershop quartet singers, medical students, and much much more.

Producing this podcast continues to be an enriching experience for me. This past year, I’ve greatly benefited from the interpersonal connections I’ve made with these strangers. Every guest who participates in the show leaves the experience feeling reaffirmed, even moved. Honest dialogue seems to have a potent, positive effect on the isolation so many of us are feeling.

It’s not just the guests that enjoy the show either. The show has been listened to and downloaded over 15,000 times in the last 8 months, with hundreds of five-star reviews on various platforms. I’ve been invited to speak at George Washington University about the genesis of the show and my creative process. I’ve been profiled on various podcasts, in various blogs, as well as in LancasterOnline. Also, several start-up companies that work 100% remotely have recently contacted me about producing podcasts that, in an effort to have their employees get to know each other outside of the confines of work, would profile those workers in a style similar to that of my show—personal, intimate, honest, and fun.

Making a podcast is also hard work. The show employs a staff of exactly one person. I book the guests, record the conversations, edit the audio, write the show descriptions, upload the episodes, pay for equipment, and manage the show's social media presence on Facebook and Twitter on my own. Although it's intensely gratifying to pursue my dream on my own terms, I would love to be able to use my talents to support my family.

That, hopefully, is where you come in. If the show inspires you, entertains you, informs you, or otherwise proves itself to be of any value to you, I kindly ask that you support me on this journey. I'll have lots of cool stuff for you too.
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 16 exclusive posts
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 16 exclusive posts
5
Audio releases
21
Images
3
Links

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