This Week in Science (TWIS) is creating shows about science
239

patrons

$1,337
per month
This Week in Science (TWIS) has been "on the air" in one form or another for over a decade. It has always been a labor of love, and always will be, because we love science and think that it has something to offer everyone.

Our style is one part Science Friday, another part Car Talk, a third part Lovelines, and a dash of Mystery Science Theater 3000. We always bring stories from the week in science that are interesting and make it fun to learn.

We need your help to keep the science news coming! The bills are racking up as we try to juggle the fun of online media production and the realities of life. Any amount of support will help us continue to provide you with a weekly episode of TWIS, and the more support we get, the better we will be able to make the show.

We couldn't do what we do without you. Thank you for your support!

Here's how Patreon works:
1) You sign up for a Patreon account as a patron (of the arts, ya know?)
2) decide how much you want to donate to TWIS on a per episode basis or what premiums you want.
3) Pledge!

When will you be charged?
- You will not be charged when you make the donation; you are charged monthly, and the amount will depend on how much content we create.

But, what if TWIS goes crazy and creates waaaay too many episodes? You can't afford that kind of craziness.
- You can set up a maximum dollar limit for how much you want to be charged monthly.

What if I can't pay for my pledges for any reason?
- As long as you delete or cancel your pledge before being charged, you won't have to pay.

How many episodes will TWIS produce per month?
- TWIS will produce 3-5 episodes per month depending on the month.

Can I donate if I'm an international listener?
- You bet! Patreon is working on allowing all sorts of payment options, including, but not limited to, Paypal.

Why does this sound so awesome?
- Because it is, silly! Seriously, though, this platform allows TWIS to interact in a new, richer way with you. As a patron you will know more about what we publish and when, and get the inside track on our production process. You might even get content that no one else gets to see! And, it will allow TWIS to keep going without relying on advertising. So much awesome in one place!

Why haven't I donated yet?
- We don't know. You're still reading? Get on it!
Tiers
Quark Support!
$1 or more per month 71 patrons
Just one dollar is a dollar more than we had before your donation. That's just about a quarter per episode!!! It all helps us reach our goals. We give you our eternal gratitude! With the Patreon fees, you will pay a total of $1.38 monthly
Lepton Support!
$2 or more per month 36 patrons
For your doubled dollar (about $0.50 per episode!), you get our eternal gratitude. Thank you for your continued support of TWIS! [Note: with Patreon fees you will pay approximately $2.41 monthly]
Pi Support!!!
$3.14 or more per month 18 patrons
You get a TWIS patch! Whoo-hoo! And, our eternal gratitude. Thank you for supporting TWIS. [Note: with Patreon fees, you will pay $3.58 monthly]
Baryonic Support!
$5 or more per month 40 patrons
You get a TWIS sticker, a TWIS button, AND a TWIS patch! Whoo-hoo! And, our eternal gratitude! [Note: with Patreons fees, this will cost about $5.50 monthly]
Legacy tier 1 - please update your pledge!
$7 or more per month 3 patrons
This tier is being phased out. Please, update your pledge. [Note: in the meantime, this tier will cost $7.55 monthly with Patreon's new fees]
Photon Support!
$10 or more per month 43 patrons
This averages out to just a bit more than TWO dollars per episode. We hope that you enjoy us with that steamy beverage of yours. In return for your support you get: All of the above, and we will thank you by name on the show! [Note: with fees, this tier will cost about $10.64 monthly] 
Electron Support!
$15 or more per month 10 patrons
All of the above, and we'll send you an mp3 disclaimer for your voicemail. [Note: with fees, this will cost about $15.79 per month]
Neutrino Support!
$25 or more per month 10 patrons
All of the above, and a TWIS t-shirt! [Note: with fees, this will cost about $26.08 monthly]
Nucleus Support!
$50 or more per month 2 patrons
For your support you get: All of the above PLUS a piece of hand-drawn art from Blair! [Note: With fees, your cost will be $51.80 monthly]
Atomic Support!
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above, and an invitation to a monthly Hangout. We appreciate your ongoing support so much! [Note: the cost with Patreon's fees will be $103.25 monthly]
Molecular Support!!!
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
You get all of the above, a special thanks during the break in the middle of the show, and a listing in a special donor section on our website. [Note: with fees, this tier will cost $1029.35 monthly]
Goals
$1,337 of $2,000 per month
This per episode milestone will help us not only pay our basic bills, but also start paying ourselves a small stipend each month. At this level, we can also begin investing in equipment upgrades, and travel to distant cities for more LIVE shows.

Help us bring TWIS to cities near you and make the show that much better!
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This Week in Science (TWIS) has been "on the air" in one form or another for over a decade. It has always been a labor of love, and always will be, because we love science and think that it has something to offer everyone.

Our style is one part Science Friday, another part Car Talk, a third part Lovelines, and a dash of Mystery Science Theater 3000. We always bring stories from the week in science that are interesting and make it fun to learn.

We need your help to keep the science news coming! The bills are racking up as we try to juggle the fun of online media production and the realities of life. Any amount of support will help us continue to provide you with a weekly episode of TWIS, and the more support we get, the better we will be able to make the show.

We couldn't do what we do without you. Thank you for your support!

Here's how Patreon works:
1) You sign up for a Patreon account as a patron (of the arts, ya know?)
2) decide how much you want to donate to TWIS on a per episode basis or what premiums you want.
3) Pledge!

When will you be charged?
- You will not be charged when you make the donation; you are charged monthly, and the amount will depend on how much content we create.

But, what if TWIS goes crazy and creates waaaay too many episodes? You can't afford that kind of craziness.
- You can set up a maximum dollar limit for how much you want to be charged monthly.

What if I can't pay for my pledges for any reason?
- As long as you delete or cancel your pledge before being charged, you won't have to pay.

How many episodes will TWIS produce per month?
- TWIS will produce 3-5 episodes per month depending on the month.

Can I donate if I'm an international listener?
- You bet! Patreon is working on allowing all sorts of payment options, including, but not limited to, Paypal.

Why does this sound so awesome?
- Because it is, silly! Seriously, though, this platform allows TWIS to interact in a new, richer way with you. As a patron you will know more about what we publish and when, and get the inside track on our production process. You might even get content that no one else gets to see! And, it will allow TWIS to keep going without relying on advertising. So much awesome in one place!

Why haven't I donated yet?
- We don't know. You're still reading? Get on it!

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Tiers
Quark Support!
$1 or more per month 71 patrons
Just one dollar is a dollar more than we had before your donation. That's just about a quarter per episode!!! It all helps us reach our goals. We give you our eternal gratitude! With the Patreon fees, you will pay a total of $1.38 monthly
Lepton Support!
$2 or more per month 36 patrons
For your doubled dollar (about $0.50 per episode!), you get our eternal gratitude. Thank you for your continued support of TWIS! [Note: with Patreon fees you will pay approximately $2.41 monthly]
Pi Support!!!
$3.14 or more per month 18 patrons
You get a TWIS patch! Whoo-hoo! And, our eternal gratitude. Thank you for supporting TWIS. [Note: with Patreon fees, you will pay $3.58 monthly]
Baryonic Support!
$5 or more per month 40 patrons
You get a TWIS sticker, a TWIS button, AND a TWIS patch! Whoo-hoo! And, our eternal gratitude! [Note: with Patreons fees, this will cost about $5.50 monthly]
Legacy tier 1 - please update your pledge!
$7 or more per month 3 patrons
This tier is being phased out. Please, update your pledge. [Note: in the meantime, this tier will cost $7.55 monthly with Patreon's new fees]
Photon Support!
$10 or more per month 43 patrons
This averages out to just a bit more than TWO dollars per episode. We hope that you enjoy us with that steamy beverage of yours. In return for your support you get: All of the above, and we will thank you by name on the show! [Note: with fees, this tier will cost about $10.64 monthly] 
Electron Support!
$15 or more per month 10 patrons
All of the above, and we'll send you an mp3 disclaimer for your voicemail. [Note: with fees, this will cost about $15.79 per month]
Neutrino Support!
$25 or more per month 10 patrons
All of the above, and a TWIS t-shirt! [Note: with fees, this will cost about $26.08 monthly]
Nucleus Support!
$50 or more per month 2 patrons
For your support you get: All of the above PLUS a piece of hand-drawn art from Blair! [Note: With fees, your cost will be $51.80 monthly]
Atomic Support!
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above, and an invitation to a monthly Hangout. We appreciate your ongoing support so much! [Note: the cost with Patreon's fees will be $103.25 monthly]
Molecular Support!!!
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
You get all of the above, a special thanks during the break in the middle of the show, and a listing in a special donor section on our website. [Note: with fees, this tier will cost $1029.35 monthly]