Toshiki Nakashige

is creating podcasts, fiction, and other things

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  • Exclusive access to the novel
  • Exclusive updates about the film

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About Toshiki Nakashige

Welcome to my Patreon page! Thanks for your interest in supporting me.

My name is Toshiki Nakashige. I am a Japanese American scientist who likes to tell stories. Throughout my 20s, I had the enormous privilege of conducting research at elite academic institutions. However, I always knew that, beyond scientific experiments, I made sense of the world the best through creativity and storytelling. In 2019, I left academic research to become a storyteller and discovered that writing and podcasting were two ways I could meaningfully do that. I recognize that being creative for a living is a luxury, and I'm willing to work hard to achieve a level of success where I no longer need to ask for other people's financial support. Nevertheless, right now, I need your help.

To make money, I teach at a university part time, tutor, and walk dogs (no joke). To supplement this income, I'm turning to patron support. Even $1 a month will help me achieve my goal. You can read more about the creative projects you will be supporting below. Thank you for your consideration and support.

What you will be supporting me to create:
  • Podcasts: You likely encountered my Patreon because of either of my podcasts, Scientist and The Big Root. Podcasting helped me find my voice. During each season, I produce a Scientist episode every week and a Big Root episode every two weeks. Your support will help cover equipment, travel, and creative time.
  • Fiction: Translated from the scribbles in 3 passport-size notebooks, I started writing a fictional book inspired by college me. Like a Dickens novel, chapters will be released to my patrons as I write them, and I hope that you get to hear how I get the whole thing published. Your support will help cover personal "writing retreats" to dedicate time to writing.
  • Personal Essays: I have a blog called toshnaka that has helped me reflect on and process relationships and hardships. Your support will help cover personal "writing retreats" to dedicate time to writing.
  • Science Documentary: This is a relatively new project that you can hear all about if you become my patron. I'm working with a filmmaker and a group of scientists across the country, and this is potentially the most excited I've been about science. Because of the pandemic, production for this project is on hiatus.

By becoming my patron, you get these perks:
  • My ceaseless gratitude
  • Ad-free podcast episodes
  • Exclusive access to the novel
  • Exclusive updates about the film
  • And more
If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected]

By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 19 exclusive posts
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 19 exclusive posts
1
Audio release
19
Images
8
Writings
1
Video

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