Gil Roth is creating podcasts about books and life
33

patrons

$97
per month


I'm Gil Roth, host of The Virtual Memories Show, a podcast about books and life -- not necessarily in that order. Since 2012, I've delivered more than 250 fascinating, face-to-face conversations with writers, artists, cartoonists, critics, and other creative people, including Clive James, Thomas Dolby, Roz Chast, Samuel R. Delany, Irvine Welsh, Molly Crabapple, Harold Bloom, Jules Feiffer, Merrill Markoe, Virginia Heffernan, Barry Blitt, Phillip Lopate, Kyle Cassidy, Hayley Campbell, John Crowley, Tom Tomorrow, David Baerwald, Virginia Postrel, and Drew Friedman.

The Virtual Memories Show is the definition of a labor of love.

I've been footing the bill for recording equipment and software, website- and file-hosting, travel, and coffee with the proceeds of my day job, while spending nights and weekends producing this podcast on a weekly basis. That involves booking guests, researching their work and doing a ton of reading, conducting hour-plus in-person interviews, taking guest photos, processing and editing audio files, recording introductions, writing up show notes and weekly e-blasts, and promoting episodes on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and elsewhere.

I'm asking you to help support The Virtual Memories Show so that I can continue to bring you the illuminating conversations that you've come to expect, along with new material:
  • a quarterly patrons-only bonus podcast,
  • live podcast events,
  • an E-book series,
  • video shorts,
  • and more!
I believe there's a place for long-form, revealing conversation about books, art, comics and culture, and I believe there are enough of us out there to support a podcast like The Virtual Memories Show. I hope you'll prove me right.

--Gil Roth
Virtual Memories


(If you're uncomfortable using Patreon, you can make a donation via Paypal instead.)

Photo: "The Sorrow of the Lonely Podcaster, or, I'm Just Waiting on a Guest" by Aaron K. Finkelstein. Drawing of Poetry Ape by Roger Langridge. Design of Virtual Memories Show banner by Aaron K. Finkelstein. Design of "big square" graphic by me.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
6 patrons
You'll get my gratitude, access to the patron-only blog, and a listing on The Virtual Memories Show's patron-page.
Pledge $3 or more per month
17 patrons
All of the above, plus access to Fear of a Square Planet, the monthly patron-only podcast (if we reach our $100/month goal), and early notice about upcoming guests, so you can submit questions for them (no guarantee your question will make it into the episode)
Pledge $5 or more per month
11 patrons
All of the above, plus you get early access to each week's episode (when feasible), a thank-you during each episode of The Virtual Memories Show, and JPGs of my pre-/post-interview notes.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
All of the above, plus a monthly Virtual Memories postcard (as in, an actual snail-mailed object, featuring a guest portrait), and a monthly Gchat about the show, books, or whatever you want to ask me.
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
All of the above, plus a free E-Book from the Virtual Memories Series (if we reach the $200/month goal) or a Virtual Memories Show T-shirt (if we reach the $100/month goal) for every six months that you support The Virtual Memories Show.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
All of the above, plus I'll send you a book or graphic novel (selected based on your preferences and my whim) for every six months that you support The Virtual Memories Show.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
All of the above, and keep this up for 6 months, and you'll get access to all of our E-Books, a quarterly book-selection, and your own guest-slot on either The Virtual Memories Show or Fear of a Square Planet.
Goals
$97 of $125 per month
This will help cover website- and file-hosting, marketing and local travel expenses for The Virtual Memories Show. Those episodes in NYC add up to a lot of EZ-Pass, parking, subway and coffee expenses.
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I'm Gil Roth, host of The Virtual Memories Show, a podcast about books and life -- not necessarily in that order. Since 2012, I've delivered more than 250 fascinating, face-to-face conversations with writers, artists, cartoonists, critics, and other creative people, including Clive James, Thomas Dolby, Roz Chast, Samuel R. Delany, Irvine Welsh, Molly Crabapple, Harold Bloom, Jules Feiffer, Merrill Markoe, Virginia Heffernan, Barry Blitt, Phillip Lopate, Kyle Cassidy, Hayley Campbell, John Crowley, Tom Tomorrow, David Baerwald, Virginia Postrel, and Drew Friedman.

The Virtual Memories Show is the definition of a labor of love.

I've been footing the bill for recording equipment and software, website- and file-hosting, travel, and coffee with the proceeds of my day job, while spending nights and weekends producing this podcast on a weekly basis. That involves booking guests, researching their work and doing a ton of reading, conducting hour-plus in-person interviews, taking guest photos, processing and editing audio files, recording introductions, writing up show notes and weekly e-blasts, and promoting episodes on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and elsewhere.

I'm asking you to help support The Virtual Memories Show so that I can continue to bring you the illuminating conversations that you've come to expect, along with new material:
  • a quarterly patrons-only bonus podcast,
  • live podcast events,
  • an E-book series,
  • video shorts,
  • and more!
I believe there's a place for long-form, revealing conversation about books, art, comics and culture, and I believe there are enough of us out there to support a podcast like The Virtual Memories Show. I hope you'll prove me right.

--Gil Roth
Virtual Memories


(If you're uncomfortable using Patreon, you can make a donation via Paypal instead.)

Photo: "The Sorrow of the Lonely Podcaster, or, I'm Just Waiting on a Guest" by Aaron K. Finkelstein. Drawing of Poetry Ape by Roger Langridge. Design of Virtual Memories Show banner by Aaron K. Finkelstein. Design of "big square" graphic by me.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
6 patrons
You'll get my gratitude, access to the patron-only blog, and a listing on The Virtual Memories Show's patron-page.
Pledge $3 or more per month
17 patrons
All of the above, plus access to Fear of a Square Planet, the monthly patron-only podcast (if we reach our $100/month goal), and early notice about upcoming guests, so you can submit questions for them (no guarantee your question will make it into the episode)
Pledge $5 or more per month
11 patrons
All of the above, plus you get early access to each week's episode (when feasible), a thank-you during each episode of The Virtual Memories Show, and JPGs of my pre-/post-interview notes.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
All of the above, plus a monthly Virtual Memories postcard (as in, an actual snail-mailed object, featuring a guest portrait), and a monthly Gchat about the show, books, or whatever you want to ask me.
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
All of the above, plus a free E-Book from the Virtual Memories Series (if we reach the $200/month goal) or a Virtual Memories Show T-shirt (if we reach the $100/month goal) for every six months that you support The Virtual Memories Show.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
All of the above, plus I'll send you a book or graphic novel (selected based on your preferences and my whim) for every six months that you support The Virtual Memories Show.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
All of the above, and keep this up for 6 months, and you'll get access to all of our E-Books, a quarterly book-selection, and your own guest-slot on either The Virtual Memories Show or Fear of a Square Planet.