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The Sword Guy podcast has a dozen episodes of interviews with experts on historical martial arts, from every perspective. Guests hail from all over the world, and from every demographic, providing a depth of insight you can’t find anywhere else. The goal of the show is to provide role models from as many demographics as possible, so that absolutely anyone on the planet will be able to find somebody like them on the show. Representation matters. It makes a difference. And by supporting the show you can be part of that difference.
Each episode is about 45 mins - 1 hour long, but takes around 4+ hours to research, interview, edit, format and produce as well as share. I very much enjoy doing this, but it takes a heavy toll on my time and energy. We have no sponsors as yet, so the the show is ad-free, so I am paying for all the expenses (mostly hosting fees, and some tech support). This pledge will be for my time, which could otherwise be spent doing things like writing.
By pledging your support, you will help me keep the microphones switched on, and I will be very pleased to hear your suggestions about how the show can be improved.
Patrons get advance notice of the guest-list, and can suggest questions for me to ask specific guests. You may also ask follow-up questions for me or my guests- I can't promise my guests will answer them, but I'll make a good-faith effort to pass your question on and get you an answer.
As this grows I intend to have an occasional patrons-only episode, such as an AMA with me, and perhaps run patron-only events like a live AMA with me or with one of my guests. No promises, but that’s the plan! 

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I would love to be able to offer transcriptions of each episode, but it's extremely laborious and/or expensive to produce them, especially as most episodes tend to have a lot of technical jargon in many languages, so automated services don't work well, and most professional transcription services can't cope with it either. Once we reach this level of funding, I can afford to get them done.
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