Nate Lanxon is creating Tech News Podcasts
120

patrons

$243
per episode
My name is Nate Lanxon and I've been a podcaster of technology news for over ten years -- professionally at CNET and WIRED, and now independently with TECH'S MESSAGE -- and I desperately want that to continue.

I was blown away by the response we got to our December 2016 Listener Survey, about how much you all value the show and the time it takes to create, and how some of you would be willing to support it financially to allow me to keep justifying the time it takes to produce. I'm taking you up on the offer as part of the show's 2017 development plan.

And if you're able to help, you'll get a whole new way to enjoy TECH'S MESSAGE in return.

I want to keep offering a free podcast each week, but also start offering extended, more personal version of those episodes as well as exclusive written columns that I'd write directly to your inboxes each week.

PLEASE NOTE: Your pledges are per weekly episode, not a one-off single payment or donation. You'll be billed at the start of each month for the four (or five, depending on the month) main episodes but NOT for any additional Patreon-exclusive episodes. For example, if you pledge $2, that's about $8 in total per month.

Longer-term, I'd like to produce more frequent releases, special one-off programmes, live broadcasts, community-only discussion shows, and more.

But I physically can't do this without the show generating some income. In its current form, TECH'S MESSAGE already takes anywhere between 10 and 20 hours per week to produce (which includes everything I handle myself, from story research and pre-writes, to recording and hosting, to post-production, editing and re-edits, and finally to publication and promotion). That's on top of my full-time job as a journalist and editor. 

Collectively, you could help make the difference to how the show is shaped, developed and expanded. I made a promise that even supporting show at the very lowest level available here will get you something -- the exclusive extended cut of every episode, plus emailed columns.

Thank you from the very deepest part of my aortic pump in advance for any help you can extend to me, the show and your fellow listeners. I look forward to making even more podcasts for you in future.

- Nate Lanxon (and Robin the cat, if you watched the video).

TECH'S MESSAGE is a weekly technology news and discussion show from London-based technology journalists Nate Lanxon -- that's me! -- and Ian Morris.
Tiers
Basic Support
$1 or more per episode 12 patrons
Following requests, this entry-level tier comes with no rewards such as extended episodes, early releases or weekly columns from Nate, but it allows you to support the show for less money per week. Thank you so much to everyone who is supporting us so far.
Ad-Free, Longer Episodes, Listen Live, Outtakes (Fee Compensated)
$1.70 or more per episode 5 patrons
The same rewards as the $2 tier, but choose this option to keep your costs down in light of Patreon's December 2018 pledge changes. We get a little less money but we'd rather do that and absorb Patreon's fee for you than lose you.
Includes Discord rewards
Ad-Free, Longer Episodes, Listen Live, Outtakes
$2 or more per episode 93 patrons
You will immediately have access to a special RSS feed that contains an EXTENDED version of the show every week, containing at least one extra story, more tangential conversation between Nate and Ian (currently removed from the regular version for pacing), as well as any heart-warming outtakes we know regular listeners enjoy. There are no ads. And you can join us live via Discord and chat to us while we record. This is the longer, more personal version of the show we know a lot of you have been asking for.
Includes Discord rewards
Ambassador, Weekly Columns, Raw "As Live" Version Access
$5 or more per episode 7 patrons
Everything from the previous tier, including live show access and ad-free extended versions, but YOU will also receive an exclusive weekly column written by Nate, featuring light-hearted opinion about something occuring in the tech universe. You will have access to the raw "as-live" audio from the show each week if you're hungry for 100% unfiltered, unedited Nate from the moment we press record to the moment we press stop (Warning: bad language on occasion).
Includes Discord rewards
Game-Changer
$10 or more per episode 5 patrons
If you're one of the people who said they want to throw money at the show to keep it alive, this is for you. Anyone opting for this tier has everything in the lesser tiers. You are the legends who want to help support us for nothing additional in return other than our undying love.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$243 of $500 per episode
This goal allows the show to remain ad-free and will guarantee an episode a week. It also lets me know there really is value in the show existing in its current form.
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My name is Nate Lanxon and I've been a podcaster of technology news for over ten years -- professionally at CNET and WIRED, and now independently with TECH'S MESSAGE -- and I desperately want that to continue.

I was blown away by the response we got to our December 2016 Listener Survey, about how much you all value the show and the time it takes to create, and how some of you would be willing to support it financially to allow me to keep justifying the time it takes to produce. I'm taking you up on the offer as part of the show's 2017 development plan.

And if you're able to help, you'll get a whole new way to enjoy TECH'S MESSAGE in return.

I want to keep offering a free podcast each week, but also start offering extended, more personal version of those episodes as well as exclusive written columns that I'd write directly to your inboxes each week.

PLEASE NOTE: Your pledges are per weekly episode, not a one-off single payment or donation. You'll be billed at the start of each month for the four (or five, depending on the month) main episodes but NOT for any additional Patreon-exclusive episodes. For example, if you pledge $2, that's about $8 in total per month.

Longer-term, I'd like to produce more frequent releases, special one-off programmes, live broadcasts, community-only discussion shows, and more.

But I physically can't do this without the show generating some income. In its current form, TECH'S MESSAGE already takes anywhere between 10 and 20 hours per week to produce (which includes everything I handle myself, from story research and pre-writes, to recording and hosting, to post-production, editing and re-edits, and finally to publication and promotion). That's on top of my full-time job as a journalist and editor. 

Collectively, you could help make the difference to how the show is shaped, developed and expanded. I made a promise that even supporting show at the very lowest level available here will get you something -- the exclusive extended cut of every episode, plus emailed columns.

Thank you from the very deepest part of my aortic pump in advance for any help you can extend to me, the show and your fellow listeners. I look forward to making even more podcasts for you in future.

- Nate Lanxon (and Robin the cat, if you watched the video).

TECH'S MESSAGE is a weekly technology news and discussion show from London-based technology journalists Nate Lanxon -- that's me! -- and Ian Morris.

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Tiers
Basic Support
$1 or more per episode 12 patrons
Following requests, this entry-level tier comes with no rewards such as extended episodes, early releases or weekly columns from Nate, but it allows you to support the show for less money per week. Thank you so much to everyone who is supporting us so far.
Ad-Free, Longer Episodes, Listen Live, Outtakes (Fee Compensated)
$1.70 or more per episode 5 patrons
The same rewards as the $2 tier, but choose this option to keep your costs down in light of Patreon's December 2018 pledge changes. We get a little less money but we'd rather do that and absorb Patreon's fee for you than lose you.
Includes Discord rewards
Ad-Free, Longer Episodes, Listen Live, Outtakes
$2 or more per episode 93 patrons
You will immediately have access to a special RSS feed that contains an EXTENDED version of the show every week, containing at least one extra story, more tangential conversation between Nate and Ian (currently removed from the regular version for pacing), as well as any heart-warming outtakes we know regular listeners enjoy. There are no ads. And you can join us live via Discord and chat to us while we record. This is the longer, more personal version of the show we know a lot of you have been asking for.
Includes Discord rewards
Ambassador, Weekly Columns, Raw "As Live" Version Access
$5 or more per episode 7 patrons
Everything from the previous tier, including live show access and ad-free extended versions, but YOU will also receive an exclusive weekly column written by Nate, featuring light-hearted opinion about something occuring in the tech universe. You will have access to the raw "as-live" audio from the show each week if you're hungry for 100% unfiltered, unedited Nate from the moment we press record to the moment we press stop (Warning: bad language on occasion).
Includes Discord rewards
Game-Changer
$10 or more per episode 5 patrons
If you're one of the people who said they want to throw money at the show to keep it alive, this is for you. Anyone opting for this tier has everything in the lesser tiers. You are the legends who want to help support us for nothing additional in return other than our undying love.
Includes Discord rewards