The Silicon Insider

is creating Podcast

4

patrons

$17

per month
A new podcast about the latest news and controversies in Silicon Valley brought to you by two of the most decorated, veteran tech journalists in the Bay Area. The host, writer and journalist Michael S. Malone, has been called the "first historian of Silicon Valley"; twice-nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his investigative reporting at The San Jose Mercury News and the former Editor-in-Chief of Forbes ASAP,  Malone is the author of 15 books including Infinite Loop: How Apple, the World's Most Insanely Great Computer Company, Went Insane and The Virtual Corporation--with more on the way--as well as a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired, among others. Co-host Scott Budman has an impressive resume in his own right. After making his bones in radio as a business reporter for KMNY and as a general assignment/business reporter at the Orange County Newschannel as well as KEYT, Budman joined NBC Bay Area in the mid-90s. There, he has become the technology reporter on television in the Bay Area, earning an Emmy, a national Iris Award, and two Golden Mike awards for his reporting. Budman is also a regulator contributor to Forbes and NPR, among other publications. 

Suffice to say, their reputations proceed them. It was only fitting that they join forces to create arguably the first podcast of its time--a timely, fascinating, and often irreverent look at the latest absurdity that only a place like Silicon Valley could produce--broken down by experts with the kind of inside knowledge that anyone would be hard-pressed to find on any other podcast.
Tiers
Basic Tier Package
$2 or more per month

Basic Tier Package ($2.00 Level)  


The Basic Tier Package features include: 

- Getting your name, or a phrase of your choosing along with your name, shouted out by host Mike Malone or Scott Budman at the end of an upcoming episode.


- Each Basic Tier patron will receive a personalized holiday 'thank-you' note, signed by the hosts of The Silicon Insider Podcast, and sent to you in the mail during Winter Holidays.


- Ability to download 5 premium episodes (Can be any type of premium episode: Interview Series, In-Depth, Single-Topic Shows, etc.). 



Initially it doesn't seem like much, but the Basic Tier Package ($2.00 Level) gives you a surprising amount of access to The Silicon Insider Podcast's premium content, including access to any 5 premium episodes per year. Even for only 2 bucks, you really get a sense that you're part of the show with personal shoutouts and a call-in opportunity on any episode of your choosing. 

Intermediate Premium Package
$5 or more per month

At the Intermediate Premium Package ($5.00 level), you will have access to all but the most advanced premium content. 


This includes: 

-Every episode of the public show.

-Every episode of the new Silicon Insider Interview Series, the upcoming, Patreon-exclusive, in-depth, single-topic shows--any episode ever produced by The Silicon Insider Podcast is available at this tier. 


- 3 personalized, 30-second shout-outs on the podcast per year, 


- One-time opportunity to call in to the podcast and talk to Mike or Scott for 5 minutes on a topic of your choice (within reason).


- 1 personalized holiday 'thank-you' note, hand-signed by Mike Malone and Scott Budman; sent to your house once per year during the Winter Holidays.


(T-Shirts, Apparel, other Merchandise Coming Soon for patrons)

 

The Intermediate Premium Package ($5.00 level) is the best bang for your buck by a mile. With access to any episode, however forgotten or brief, every interview produced by The Silicon Insider Podcast; not to mention, personalized shout-outs, call-ins, and signed Holiday 'thank-you' notes... the Intermediate Premium Package is the only way for someone interested in The Silicon Insider Podcast to fully appreciate the breadth of knowledge, not to mention the extent of Valley connections casually shared between hosts Mike Malone and Scott Budman.

Goals
4 of 1000 patrons
Get 1000 patrons by January 1st, 2020
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A new podcast about the latest news and controversies in Silicon Valley brought to you by two of the most decorated, veteran tech journalists in the Bay Area. The host, writer and journalist Michael S. Malone, has been called the "first historian of Silicon Valley"; twice-nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his investigative reporting at The San Jose Mercury News and the former Editor-in-Chief of Forbes ASAP,  Malone is the author of 15 books including Infinite Loop: How Apple, the World's Most Insanely Great Computer Company, Went Insane and The Virtual Corporation--with more on the way--as well as a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired, among others. Co-host Scott Budman has an impressive resume in his own right. After making his bones in radio as a business reporter for KMNY and as a general assignment/business reporter at the Orange County Newschannel as well as KEYT, Budman joined NBC Bay Area in the mid-90s. There, he has become the technology reporter on television in the Bay Area, earning an Emmy, a national Iris Award, and two Golden Mike awards for his reporting. Budman is also a regulator contributor to Forbes and NPR, among other publications. 

Suffice to say, their reputations proceed them. It was only fitting that they join forces to create arguably the first podcast of its time--a timely, fascinating, and often irreverent look at the latest absurdity that only a place like Silicon Valley could produce--broken down by experts with the kind of inside knowledge that anyone would be hard-pressed to find on any other podcast.

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Tiers
Basic Tier Package
$2 or more per month

Basic Tier Package ($2.00 Level)  


The Basic Tier Package features include: 

- Getting your name, or a phrase of your choosing along with your name, shouted out by host Mike Malone or Scott Budman at the end of an upcoming episode.


- Each Basic Tier patron will receive a personalized holiday 'thank-you' note, signed by the hosts of The Silicon Insider Podcast, and sent to you in the mail during Winter Holidays.


- Ability to download 5 premium episodes (Can be any type of premium episode: Interview Series, In-Depth, Single-Topic Shows, etc.). 



Initially it doesn't seem like much, but the Basic Tier Package ($2.00 Level) gives you a surprising amount of access to The Silicon Insider Podcast's premium content, including access to any 5 premium episodes per year. Even for only 2 bucks, you really get a sense that you're part of the show with personal shoutouts and a call-in opportunity on any episode of your choosing. 

Intermediate Premium Package
$5 or more per month

At the Intermediate Premium Package ($5.00 level), you will have access to all but the most advanced premium content. 


This includes: 

-Every episode of the public show.

-Every episode of the new Silicon Insider Interview Series, the upcoming, Patreon-exclusive, in-depth, single-topic shows--any episode ever produced by The Silicon Insider Podcast is available at this tier. 


- 3 personalized, 30-second shout-outs on the podcast per year, 


- One-time opportunity to call in to the podcast and talk to Mike or Scott for 5 minutes on a topic of your choice (within reason).


- 1 personalized holiday 'thank-you' note, hand-signed by Mike Malone and Scott Budman; sent to your house once per year during the Winter Holidays.


(T-Shirts, Apparel, other Merchandise Coming Soon for patrons)

 

The Intermediate Premium Package ($5.00 level) is the best bang for your buck by a mile. With access to any episode, however forgotten or brief, every interview produced by The Silicon Insider Podcast; not to mention, personalized shout-outs, call-ins, and signed Holiday 'thank-you' notes... the Intermediate Premium Package is the only way for someone interested in The Silicon Insider Podcast to fully appreciate the breadth of knowledge, not to mention the extent of Valley connections casually shared between hosts Mike Malone and Scott Budman.