Ryan McCaffrey

is creating Ride the Lightning: Tesla Unofficial Podcast

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About Ryan McCaffrey

It’s been over five years since I started this little passion project of a podcast, and I am humbled and excited to be able to say that it has exceeded my wildest expectations, growing into a Top 10 Automotive iTunes podcast. Heck, even Elon Musk himself stopped by for a one-hour interview on episode 200! Anyway, this podcast has been my way of trying to contribute to the wonderful Tesla community in a way that combines two of my passions: Tesla and podcasting.

So why am I launching a Patreon? 

Primarily, it's because as the show has grown in popularity, it’s actually taking up a LOT more of my time. What began as something I studied all week for and then recorded in an evening now takes up a significant chunk of my week due to preparing topics, listening to hotline calls, recording, editing, and publishing. It has effectively turned into its own little part-time job! The shows started out at about 20-25 minutes and they are now regularly over an hour long, and sometimes more! And so far, the show has hit your feed, like clockwork, every Sunday at 9am ET. It’s been my goal to create a show you can count on, and I’m proud of the fact that I’ve been able to accomplish that. 

I should note that whether or not you choose to pledge to this Patreon, this isn’t going to change anything about the podcast as you’ve been enjoying it. Let me be clear about that. I don’t want to create any artificially walled gardens. Instead, I want to offer Patreon backers a bit more, like a monthly all-call-in show to get more of your great phone calls on the air, a monthly Google Hangout with me, and more.

In conclusion, I hope you’ll consider being a patron. Your $5, $10, $20, or whatever dollar amount you feel comfortable with will continue to get you a Tesla podcast that I pour my heart, soul, knowledge, and enthusiasm into each and every week. Thank you!!
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