April Richardson & Martin Rossiter

is creating a podcast called "Why Do I Like This?"

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  • Get access to monthly bonus episodes and videos, featuring Q & A, behind the scenes, listener mail, and whatever else us two bozos come up with!
  • Once a month, receive a homemade mix CD in the mail with full tracklist. "Why not just make a Spotify playlist?" you ask -- well, I have discovered that some songs/bands I like are NOT on Spotify! Also, getting mail is fun. Here's the deal: On the 15th of every month (unless that falls on a Sunday or any holiday the post office is closed, in which case it will go out the next day), I will mail you a mix CD I made myself (me, April -- once in a while Martin will make one, but I'm the one here with the most time to be able to do this regularly). The fine print is this: I have no control over things that get lost in the mail OR how long parcels take to get to their destination. I am mailing things from the UK and depending on where you live, it can take days or weeks to reach you; I will get a receipt/proof of mailing from the post office. This monthly fee includes the cost of blank CDs, cases, paper, padded envelopes, and postage, as well as the perks of all of the other tiers. Also, by signing up for this tier you have to promise you will listen to the mix CD in the order it is arranged, like an album (because I make 'em that way). No skipping around! Go with the flow. It is also your responsibility to make sure we have your most recent mailing address.
  • About April Richardson & Martin Rossiter

    Hi! I'm April Richardson, a comedian, and I'm married to Martin Rossiter, a musician. Now that we are has-beens in our chosen fields, we have joined forces to produce a podcast where I (me, April), an idiot who knows nothing about melody/structure/theory of music yet is obsessed with the less important stuff like bands/singles/labels, consult with my husband (Martin, a genius) and ask him to explain and demonstrate, via playing piano and singing, why I like certain songs as much as I do. And the songs will run the gamut! I love R.E.M. and Gang of Four and Au Pairs and New Order just as much as I love Garth Brooks and Huey Lewis and Janet Jackson and Prince.

    For $2 a month, you'll have full access to weekly (every Tuesday) episodes: that's 50 cents per ep! I feel better about this model than I do about trying to sell ads because I'm too earnest and precious and Fugazi-ish for this world. But that's it! You subscribe for $2 per month & you get all the episodes. For an extra dollar/pound a month, you can have access to the bonus feed, which includes all regular weekly podcasts plus any extra monthly eps, videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage, Q&As, photos, and whatever else we can think of!

    I promise this'll be a fun listen, not only because I'm a bonehead who doesn't know a lot of stuff & you'll hear me get schooled, but also because many things that were well-known in the US did not make an impact in the UK (see: country music) & vice-versa, and it's been hilarious finding out which of us has never heard a super popular song in the other's home country. Plus, maybe you will discover your new favorite tune! Oh, and Martin has a suave accent.

    If you'd like more free content, my other podcasts Go Bayside & Sordid Details will be online via Spotify or iTunes or any number of outlets until the end of time, probably.

    You can email us at whydoilikethispodcast at gmail dot com. Send questions! Suggestions for bonus fun things we can post! Constructive criticism! Names of trusted marriage counselors! jk jk

    You can also buy some merch here! We'll be adding more designs as I (again, it's me, April, I'm writing this) make more on my ancient copy of Photoshop!

    Martin's beautiful solo album (and other stuff) is available here: https://martinrossiter.bandcamp.com/merch



    One more thing: Each month, $98.00 of our earnings will go to Food On Foot. I tell y'all this not as a flex ("Charity is something you do when other people are looking!" - Mr. Show) but because when I lived in Los Angeles, I worked for this organization most Sundays and they are incredible and I saw the results for myself and really believe in what they are doing. Please check them out, and if you have suggestions for a similar place in the UK where we can send donations, please let me know!

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