Ryan McCaffrey is creating a weekly Tesla Motors podcast
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It’s been over three years since I started this little passion project of a podcast (click that link to get to the show homepage, where you can listen, download, and/or subscribe), 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. It's 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 around 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 subscribers 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 $1, $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!!
Tiers
MY GRATITUDE!
$1 or more per month
My sincere thanks for your support!
EARLY ACCESS TO EACH WEEK'S EPISODE!
$5 or more per month
The podcast is usually recorded on Friday night and scheduled for a Sunday morning 9am ET release. At this tier you'll typically get access to the show about 36 hours early!
BONUS EPISODE EACH MONTH!
$10 or more per month
I'm so lucky to get so many great Ride the Lightning Hotline calls each week that I can't possibly use them all...until now. I'll make a bonus episode each month that's nothing but your phone calls. NOTE: Calls will still be featured on each week's regular episode. This is just a way to get more calls played on the show. You also get every previous reward as well.
PATREON PRODUCER MENTION!
$20 or more per month
I'll mention you by name at the end of each week's show because you're an awesome person! You also get every previous reward as well.
MONTHLY GOOGLE HANGOUT WITH ME!
$50 or more per month
Wanna talk Tesla? Let's get together once per month with your fellow patrons at this tier and share in our EV enthusiasm. You also get every previous reward as well.
YOUR OWN RIDE THE LIGHTNING COFFEE MUG!
$100 or more per month
Think Tesla anytime you brew up a cup o' coffee with a unique coffee mug featuring the Ride the Lightning logo. You also get every previous reward as well.
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It’s been over three years since I started this little passion project of a podcast (click that link to get to the show homepage, where you can listen, download, and/or subscribe), 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. It's 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 around 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 subscribers 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 $1, $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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Tiers
MY GRATITUDE!
$1 or more per month
My sincere thanks for your support!
EARLY ACCESS TO EACH WEEK'S EPISODE!
$5 or more per month
The podcast is usually recorded on Friday night and scheduled for a Sunday morning 9am ET release. At this tier you'll typically get access to the show about 36 hours early!
BONUS EPISODE EACH MONTH!
$10 or more per month
I'm so lucky to get so many great Ride the Lightning Hotline calls each week that I can't possibly use them all...until now. I'll make a bonus episode each month that's nothing but your phone calls. NOTE: Calls will still be featured on each week's regular episode. This is just a way to get more calls played on the show. You also get every previous reward as well.
PATREON PRODUCER MENTION!
$20 or more per month
I'll mention you by name at the end of each week's show because you're an awesome person! You also get every previous reward as well.
MONTHLY GOOGLE HANGOUT WITH ME!
$50 or more per month
Wanna talk Tesla? Let's get together once per month with your fellow patrons at this tier and share in our EV enthusiasm. You also get every previous reward as well.
YOUR OWN RIDE THE LIGHTNING COFFEE MUG!
$100 or more per month
Think Tesla anytime you brew up a cup o' coffee with a unique coffee mug featuring the Ride the Lightning logo. You also get every previous reward as well.