At present we make two weekly shows. One is about comics, and the other is about being men in their forties, and not knowing how to do that.
They are called " We Have Issues" (which is a pun about comics, and being dysfunctional), and "2 Grown Men" (which isn't a pun, so much as an ironic statement).
At our core, we are podcast spouses Nick Papaconstantinou and James Gillie (the "2 Grown Men"), and a handful of other co-hosts on "We Have Issues".
"We Have Issues" also has a lot of contributors, who contribute excellent audio segments that spotlight things like big comic crossover events, the history of Manga, and the psychology of comic characters. They're pretty great!
We've been podcasting since September 2009, and between us we've made over 450 podcast episodes. We're almost good at it now.
Like most podcasters, we make these shows for the love of it...
(Like most podcasters, we make these shows because we're desperate to make some connection with other people out there in the void, no matter how tenuous, and we crave the validation of our peers.)
...And we're going to keep making them whether people are giving us money, or love, or are actually even listening.
But we are but human, and we have ambitions!
If you choose to support us, you'll help us with our ongoing running costs, such as hosting, the comics we buy to talk about, Pot Noodles and Peperamis.
More importantly, you'll be helping us forge into a brighter future, where we hope to:
- Get tables at our favourite conventions, so we don't have to walk around so much at them.
- Pay our contributors a little, so that we can stop feeling quite so guilty about exploiting their labour and insight. (Only a little, mind. We don't feel that guilty.)
- Buy nice new equipment, so that we can do recordings out and about and stuff like that.
- Start developing possible new shows down the line.
We're keeping it simple at the moment - one Patron level, until we get some ideas for possible rewards, and a threshold of $100 a month at which we can start giving everyone involved $5 per show they're on.
We've tried to get corporate sponsorship like all those other podcasts you listen to, but it turns out they aren't that interested in giving money to people who talk about their own sexual inadequacy all the time.
Hopefully, dear listener, you aren't as squeamish as those corporate weaklings. What do you think? Do you have the nerve to pitch in on something that Audible and Stamps.com didn't have the stomach for?