Toshiki Nakashige

Toshiki Nakashige

is creating podcasts, fiction, and other things

15

patrons

$70

per month
Thank you for stopping by my Patreon page!

My name is Toshiki Nakashige. I'm a scientist who's trying to get used to describing himself not in terms of his academic pedigree. I have always struggled to incorporate art and science in my life, and I am straying from the path that's paved and taking the leap to combine these two things into a career. I need your help to make that happen.

I am becoming a writer. I produce two podcasts. I am creating fiction in the form of a novel. I craft personal essays. And *new* I am working on a science documentary.

I understand that there are several ways to accomplish what I want to accomplish in the next few years, and as I round out my tenth year of conducting scientific research, I have reflected on how to do that. My meditations have led me to the same place. Right now, I care about creativity and self-expression. I am starting a business and can monetize some of my projects, but this ideology requires that I ask for your help.

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 originated as a hobby, but through advertisement revenue, this side hustle is gradually becoming my main hustle. Season 2 of Scientist will come out starting November 2019 for >30 weekly episodes. The Big Root is currently in its first season with new episodes every two weeks. Your support will help cover travel and recording studio costs.
  • Fiction: Translated from the scribbles in 3 passport-size notebooks, I started writing a fictional book inspired by college Tosh (I'm referring to myself in third person here). 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, friendships, 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. Your support will help cover travel costs.

By becoming my patron (for at least 12 months), you get these perks:
  • My ceaseless gratitude
  • Early access to all podcast content
  • Exclusive access to the novel
  • Exclusive updates about the film
  • And other things, depending on the tier level
  • And other things, as I think of them

If you have any questions, comments, or you can't support me financially but have words of encouragement, please email me at [email protected].

Tiers
Strawberry Creek
$1 or more per month

Includes:

  • Early access to all podcast content
  • Exclusive access to the novel
  • Exclusive updates about the film
Bay
$5 or more per month

Includes:

  • Early access to all podcast content
  • Exclusive access to the novel
  • Exclusive updates about the film
  • Your name featured in the novel
Golden Gate
$25 or more per month

Includes:

  • Early access to all podcast content
  • Exclusive access to the novel
  • Exclusive updates about the film
  • Your name featured in the novel
  • Your name featured on one of the podcast websites
Brooklyn
$50 or more per month

Includes:

  • Early access to all podcast content
  • Exclusive access to the novel
  • Exclusive updates about the film
  • Your name featured in the novel
  • Your name featured on both podcast websites
Rainbow
$100 or more per month

Includes:

  • Early access to all podcast content
  • Exclusive access to the novel
  • Exclusive updates about the film
  • Your name featured in the novel
  • Your name featured on both podcast websites
  • Your name featured in the film credits
Thank you for stopping by my Patreon page!

My name is Toshiki Nakashige. I'm a scientist who's trying to get used to describing himself not in terms of his academic pedigree. I have always struggled to incorporate art and science in my life, and I am straying from the path that's paved and taking the leap to combine these two things into a career. I need your help to make that happen.

I am becoming a writer. I produce two podcasts. I am creating fiction in the form of a novel. I craft personal essays. And *new* I am working on a science documentary.

I understand that there are several ways to accomplish what I want to accomplish in the next few years, and as I round out my tenth year of conducting scientific research, I have reflected on how to do that. My meditations have led me to the same place. Right now, I care about creativity and self-expression. I am starting a business and can monetize some of my projects, but this ideology requires that I ask for your help.

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 originated as a hobby, but through advertisement revenue, this side hustle is gradually becoming my main hustle. Season 2 of Scientist will come out starting November 2019 for >30 weekly episodes. The Big Root is currently in its first season with new episodes every two weeks. Your support will help cover travel and recording studio costs.
  • Fiction: Translated from the scribbles in 3 passport-size notebooks, I started writing a fictional book inspired by college Tosh (I'm referring to myself in third person here). 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, friendships, 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. Your support will help cover travel costs.

By becoming my patron (for at least 12 months), you get these perks:
  • My ceaseless gratitude
  • Early access to all podcast content
  • Exclusive access to the novel
  • Exclusive updates about the film
  • And other things, depending on the tier level
  • And other things, as I think of them

If you have any questions, comments, or you can't support me financially but have words of encouragement, please email me at [email protected].

Recent posts by Toshiki Nakashige

Tiers
Strawberry Creek
$1 or more per month

Includes:

  • Early access to all podcast content
  • Exclusive access to the novel
  • Exclusive updates about the film
Bay
$5 or more per month

Includes:

  • Early access to all podcast content
  • Exclusive access to the novel
  • Exclusive updates about the film
  • Your name featured in the novel
Golden Gate
$25 or more per month

Includes:

  • Early access to all podcast content
  • Exclusive access to the novel
  • Exclusive updates about the film
  • Your name featured in the novel
  • Your name featured on one of the podcast websites
Brooklyn
$50 or more per month

Includes:

  • Early access to all podcast content
  • Exclusive access to the novel
  • Exclusive updates about the film
  • Your name featured in the novel
  • Your name featured on both podcast websites
Rainbow
$100 or more per month

Includes:

  • Early access to all podcast content
  • Exclusive access to the novel
  • Exclusive updates about the film
  • Your name featured in the novel
  • Your name featured on both podcast websites
  • Your name featured in the film credits