Christian Carrion

is creating Stranger Than Christian

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For your pledge of $5 per month, I will be happy to recognize you as a new Official Patron by shouting your name out at the end of the newest episode. You'll hear it over my ending theme song. My theme song is dope, too. Good drum break. Very funky. You'll like it.
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For your monthly pledge of $10, in addition to giving you a shoutout, I'll gladly accept your question submission. If there's anything you'd like for me to ask my guest, let me know. I'll ask up to two Patreon questions of my guest in each episode. I'll even share a bit of info about my upcoming guest beforehand to help you think of something to ask.
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For your monthly pledge of $20 or more, in addition to all previous benefits, I'll put you on my priority guest list. I'll have you fill the form out, tell me a little about yourself, and I'll include a conversation with you in a future episode of Stranger Than Christian. Whether you'd like to promote a project of your own or you're just down to chat, I'd love to talk with you.
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About

**available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Deezer, TuneIn, and at StrangerThanChristian.com**

Stranger Than Christian is a weekly podcast in which I engage in unscripted conversation with people from around the world.

Episodes are usually about an hour, give or take a few minutes. The show is produced, recorded, and edited by me myself and I, from a 5’x3’ closet/makeshift studio in my apartment in Lancaster City, Pennsylvania.

I've been a people person all my life. I've worked at the front desk of various hotels for the past 5 years, which has helped me engage with people from all over the world. However, I craved more intimate interpersonal connections. That desire, along with my lifelong dream of working in broadcasting, led me to create this podcast. I put out a form on Reddit one day and asked if anyone who would be interested in taking with me for an hour or so, with no planning, no agenda, and no script, to fill it out with some basic information about themselves. I was enthused at the response I had gotten. Hundreds of people from all over the world wanted to talk to me.

In the time I’ve been working on the show, I’ve talked to people from all across America, as well as from every inhabitable continent on the planet. Participants have included a blackjack dealer, a polyamorous fire-breather, a construction worker, a coronavirus survivor, a YouTube-streaming Uber driver, the daughter of the mayor of a small town in Indiana, an erotic hypnotist, a Swedish sex worker, a former NBC game show host, an English tutor for American businessmen, a Cuban refugee, a marijuana farmer, a professional playing card thrower, and a mermaid cosplay shop owner, and much, much more.

Producing this podcast continues to be a mutually beneficial experience. I’ve benefited from the interpersonal connections I’ve made with these strangers. In addition, 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. I feel proud that I am, at the very least, making an attempt at providing that effect.

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. 

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