What the Fangirl is creating Podcasts and Web Content
2

patrons

$5
per month
Hi. We're Alex and Bri, from What the Fangirl. We're two self-employed people who started publishing a podcast about ABC's Once Upon a Time in 2012. We've gone on to publish over 100 episodes, and start two additional podcasts. We've done this for three years paying our podcast hosting fees, website hosting fees and assorted costs associated with these projects, such as podcast intros and logo designers. We spend as much time on our content as we do on our jobs, but we want to do more. A Patreon will allow us to do this. 

Our first podcast was very well-received, and we soon realized that many fans were into dissecting media, and so we made a media playground for us and others called What the Fangirl. This website's motto is "Pop Culture. Her way." We're devoted to covering the things you love, and celebrating them, from books to movies to video games, web series and more. We also cover the things you hate, because, come on, we're us! We cover women's opinions on pop culture, though anyone is invited to submit! We've taken feedback from visitors, and have began traveling to conventions talking to "fangirls" about the things they are passionate about, and want to see more of, and applying this to our website's coverage & reach.

We now offer three podcasts, all three of which are available in iTunes, plus our website.

  • Other Side of the Mirror, which discusses ABC's Once Upon a Time
  • The Litch Line, which dissects Orange is the New Black (and includes breakdowns of some of the issues based on Alex's experience as a prisoner's rights lawyer)
  • What the Fangirl, our newest show for pop culture from the point of view of the not so average fangirl

We launched this Patreon largely to improve the quality, quantity and consistency of the shows, as well as our website. We've had submissions from a number of amazing and talented writers, and would like to eventually pay them when we reach the milestone. In an effort to maintain transparency, we currently fund the podcast fees, web hosting, web themes purchases, and etc ourselves. We have no affiliate marketing earnings, nor do we have a sponsor. We only began running advertisements on our websites in February 2015. We recently launched the What the Fangirl store at the tail end of September 2015, and will use the proceeds to pay for the website and podcast. 

In 2014, our amazing contributors purchased us a new mic, which has been beneficial to our sound quality. We've not sought donations since then, but have now turned to Patreon after being suggested to do so by our contributors, fans, and listeners. 

The money earned via this Patreon will be used to pay for equipment and hosting fees, designs for our store, and other costs. We've outlined some of our milestone goals to the left. 

If you are unable to contribute, don't worry! We will still post podcasts free of charge just as we always have. Our website will not go to a "paywall" model. The Patreon only lets our patrons have additional extra access to content. We thank every one of you listeners for downloading us, recommending us, reviewing us, and sharing your feedback with us. It's been one of the best and creative experiences we've had, and we want to do it even more, and better than before. 
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
Pledge $1.00 a month and receive a shout-out on the podcast and a thank you on our website.
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
Pledge $5.00 a month and receive access to our Patrons-only feed, plus the shout-out and thank you. See the not-so-silent cats of the podcasts, our notes for upcoming shows, and more!
Pledge $15 or more per month
1 of 15 patrons
Pledge $15.00 a month, and we'll Skype with you! We'll chat for 20 minutes about your ideas for our show (we know you have them, our inbox says so), talk about TV and media, and other things. If you have questions about prison, Alex will answer everything you wanted to know in 20 minutes! You'll also get the access to our patrons-only feed, and our thanks and more!
Pledge $17 or more per month
0 patrons
Pledge $17.00 a month, and we'll make a special playlist for you on Spotify or 8Tracks. If you've listened to our podcasts before, you know we love music and often name our episodes or recaps after songs. That's why we know you'll love a custom playlist for anything you decide, whether it's music for a rainy day, or an ode to your favorite fictional couple, or whatever. Give us genres to avoid, and we'll give you our picks. You'll also get access to the patrons-only feed and our thanks.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 of 15 patrons
Pledge $20.00 a month, and you get the honor of having your very own custom podcast episode. We get asked to talk about certain shows a lot, but sometimes they just don't fit into our already-planned content. No worries here! We'll record, edit, and post just for you a podcast where we talk about about what YOU want. You'll get a 30 minute episode sent straight in your inbox to listen to to your delight. And yes, you can get us to talk about shipping, or even shows we don't necessarily watch. We'll release the episode several months later as part of the podcast. You'll also get the previous level rewards.
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
Pledge $25.00 a month and Alex or Bri will write you a bad fanfic of your favorite couple, from any era and fandom. Like a crazy bad-amazing-bonkers fanfic. No, seriously. And it will be emailed to you, with each of our parts in different color font so you can truly see the crazy. You'll also get the previous level rewards.
Pledge $35 or more per month
0 patrons
Pledge $35.00 a month, and we'll send you a What the Fangirl mug! Enjoy your favorite beverage and show everyone what AMAZING taste you have. You'll also get the previous level rewards.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
Pledge $50.00 a month, and you can appear on one of our podcasts. If Once or Orange, we'll talk about your favorite episodes, characters etc. If you want to talk pop culture in general, let's head to What the Fangirl, where we'll talk about YOUR favorite things (within reason!) and all kinds of fun things. You'll also get the previous level rewards.
Goals
$5 of $60 per month
We currently produce three podcasts using the very awesome (yet reasonably priced!) Yeti. Help us purchase a second mic to help us improve the sound quality. We'd like our recording levels to be more consistently balanced between Alex and Bri and this goal will enable us to do just that!
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Hi. We're Alex and Bri, from What the Fangirl. We're two self-employed people who started publishing a podcast about ABC's Once Upon a Time in 2012. We've gone on to publish over 100 episodes, and start two additional podcasts. We've done this for three years paying our podcast hosting fees, website hosting fees and assorted costs associated with these projects, such as podcast intros and logo designers. We spend as much time on our content as we do on our jobs, but we want to do more. A Patreon will allow us to do this. 

Our first podcast was very well-received, and we soon realized that many fans were into dissecting media, and so we made a media playground for us and others called What the Fangirl. This website's motto is "Pop Culture. Her way." We're devoted to covering the things you love, and celebrating them, from books to movies to video games, web series and more. We also cover the things you hate, because, come on, we're us! We cover women's opinions on pop culture, though anyone is invited to submit! We've taken feedback from visitors, and have began traveling to conventions talking to "fangirls" about the things they are passionate about, and want to see more of, and applying this to our website's coverage & reach.

We now offer three podcasts, all three of which are available in iTunes, plus our website.

  • Other Side of the Mirror, which discusses ABC's Once Upon a Time
  • The Litch Line, which dissects Orange is the New Black (and includes breakdowns of some of the issues based on Alex's experience as a prisoner's rights lawyer)
  • What the Fangirl, our newest show for pop culture from the point of view of the not so average fangirl

We launched this Patreon largely to improve the quality, quantity and consistency of the shows, as well as our website. We've had submissions from a number of amazing and talented writers, and would like to eventually pay them when we reach the milestone. In an effort to maintain transparency, we currently fund the podcast fees, web hosting, web themes purchases, and etc ourselves. We have no affiliate marketing earnings, nor do we have a sponsor. We only began running advertisements on our websites in February 2015. We recently launched the What the Fangirl store at the tail end of September 2015, and will use the proceeds to pay for the website and podcast. 

In 2014, our amazing contributors purchased us a new mic, which has been beneficial to our sound quality. We've not sought donations since then, but have now turned to Patreon after being suggested to do so by our contributors, fans, and listeners. 

The money earned via this Patreon will be used to pay for equipment and hosting fees, designs for our store, and other costs. We've outlined some of our milestone goals to the left. 

If you are unable to contribute, don't worry! We will still post podcasts free of charge just as we always have. Our website will not go to a "paywall" model. The Patreon only lets our patrons have additional extra access to content. We thank every one of you listeners for downloading us, recommending us, reviewing us, and sharing your feedback with us. It's been one of the best and creative experiences we've had, and we want to do it even more, and better than before. 

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
Pledge $1.00 a month and receive a shout-out on the podcast and a thank you on our website.
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
Pledge $5.00 a month and receive access to our Patrons-only feed, plus the shout-out and thank you. See the not-so-silent cats of the podcasts, our notes for upcoming shows, and more!
Pledge $15 or more per month
1 of 15 patrons
Pledge $15.00 a month, and we'll Skype with you! We'll chat for 20 minutes about your ideas for our show (we know you have them, our inbox says so), talk about TV and media, and other things. If you have questions about prison, Alex will answer everything you wanted to know in 20 minutes! You'll also get the access to our patrons-only feed, and our thanks and more!
Pledge $17 or more per month
0 patrons
Pledge $17.00 a month, and we'll make a special playlist for you on Spotify or 8Tracks. If you've listened to our podcasts before, you know we love music and often name our episodes or recaps after songs. That's why we know you'll love a custom playlist for anything you decide, whether it's music for a rainy day, or an ode to your favorite fictional couple, or whatever. Give us genres to avoid, and we'll give you our picks. You'll also get access to the patrons-only feed and our thanks.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 of 15 patrons
Pledge $20.00 a month, and you get the honor of having your very own custom podcast episode. We get asked to talk about certain shows a lot, but sometimes they just don't fit into our already-planned content. No worries here! We'll record, edit, and post just for you a podcast where we talk about about what YOU want. You'll get a 30 minute episode sent straight in your inbox to listen to to your delight. And yes, you can get us to talk about shipping, or even shows we don't necessarily watch. We'll release the episode several months later as part of the podcast. You'll also get the previous level rewards.
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
Pledge $25.00 a month and Alex or Bri will write you a bad fanfic of your favorite couple, from any era and fandom. Like a crazy bad-amazing-bonkers fanfic. No, seriously. And it will be emailed to you, with each of our parts in different color font so you can truly see the crazy. You'll also get the previous level rewards.
Pledge $35 or more per month
0 patrons
Pledge $35.00 a month, and we'll send you a What the Fangirl mug! Enjoy your favorite beverage and show everyone what AMAZING taste you have. You'll also get the previous level rewards.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
Pledge $50.00 a month, and you can appear on one of our podcasts. If Once or Orange, we'll talk about your favorite episodes, characters etc. If you want to talk pop culture in general, let's head to What the Fangirl, where we'll talk about YOUR favorite things (within reason!) and all kinds of fun things. You'll also get the previous level rewards.