Wil Williams is creating podcast reviews, news, and musings
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patrons

$161
per month
Hello, fellow podcast listener! It means so much to me that you're here, even if just to look!

Since March 2017, I have been writing podcast news, reviews, and musings at wilwilliams.reviews (formerly podcastproblems.wordpress.com). My recurring features include weekly roundups called This Week in Podcasts, in-depth recommendations called You Should Be Listening To, and tips on how to avoid common mistakes called Podcast Problems. Since October 2017, I've also been running a weekly newsletter with even more information and analysis on the podcast industry, currently reaching over 200 subscribers.

Since starting the site, I've written over 150 posts, attended PodCon 2017, registered for Podcast Movement 2018, visited the PRX Podcast Garage, gotten myself a mic for recording interviews and the podcast I co-host, Tuned In, Dialed Up, surpassed 75,000 siteviews, and looked into enrolling in audio production courses just to give better advice to creators . . . all while also working 40 hours a week in my day job.

Becoming a patron means that you'll get access to my planning and chat blog, where you can weigh in on (and see sneak previews of) upcoming posts. You'll get curated playlists of recommended podcasts based on the things you love. You'll be able to request reviews of podcasts, and even request articles I haven't thought of yet.

Writing thoughtful, honest podcast critiques with a focus on indie shows and audio dramas has become much more than a hobby for me, and with your help, I'll be able to invest in the future of podcast writing. Here are some things you'll be helping me cover:

More reviews, news, and musings, of course!
Between listening, doing research, following up on emails, staying current, and trying to connect with the community, podcast writing takes time. I listen to over 40 hours of podcasts in a week--about as much as my day job. With your help, I'll be able to write more columns and treat my writing with just as much care and attention as my day job.

More conferences, conventions, live shows, and other events!
When I went to PodCon 2017, registered for Podcast Movement 2018, and attended live tapings of podcasts, it's been completely funded on my own. This means that there have been several live podcast tapings I've had to miss due to other expenses. With your help, I'll be able to cover more live shows, attend more events, and be able to travel to events more easily.

More new columns!
There are so many new columns I've wanted to start but been unable to because they'd be so costly. Whether it's a column about production, more reviews of common podcast sponsors like Casper, or interviews with more podcast creators, with your help, I'll be able to bring more and more new columns while improving the existing ones.

More coffee!
Y'all I just . . . I just need a lot of coffee. Y'all please, I just--I just need another cup of coffee.

But most of all, you'll be helping me talk up with beautiful, diverse, expansive new medium. You'll be helping small podcasts get more press and attention. So thank you, (hopefully) new patron. With your help, we can grow this beautiful community even more together.

--Wil
Tiers
$1+ a Month
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
  • A special thank you message
  • Credit as a supporter on the website  
  • A shout-out on Twitter
$2+ a Month
$2 or more per month 34 patrons
All previous rewards, plus:
  • Access to my behind-the-scenes planning and chat blog 
  • Access to the patron-exclusive channels in my Discord server 
Includes Discord rewards
$5+ a Month
$5 or more per month 16 patrons
 All previous rewards, plus:
  • Your podcast recommendation listed in the first newsletter of each month! (Each month's recommendation must be tweet-length! Recommendations cannot be any show you are affiliated with to avoid conflicts of interest.)

    OR

    One hand-picked recommended podcast just for you each month!
Includes Discord rewards
$10+ a Month
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
 All previous rewards, plus: 
  • A monthly podcast mixtape chosen specifically for you by me, based on the podcasts, TV shows, movies, etc. you already love 
Includes Discord rewards
$20+ a Month
$20 or more per month 1 patron
 All previous rewards, plus: 
  • Two annual reviews for any podcast of your choice! (Reviews will always follow my review policies.  Review cannot be any show you are affiliated with to avoid conflicts of interest.)
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$161 of $200 per month
At $200/month, I'll release a patron-only "podcast episode"--by which I mean audio post--discussing one of my infamous Podcast Problems. $2/month+ patrons will get to vote on which Problem I'll talk about, and the conversation will be blunt, snarky, and a lot more unfiltered than what you'll ever see on the site. Think of it as our exclusive podcast vent sesh.
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Hello, fellow podcast listener! It means so much to me that you're here, even if just to look!

Since March 2017, I have been writing podcast news, reviews, and musings at wilwilliams.reviews (formerly podcastproblems.wordpress.com). My recurring features include weekly roundups called This Week in Podcasts, in-depth recommendations called You Should Be Listening To, and tips on how to avoid common mistakes called Podcast Problems. Since October 2017, I've also been running a weekly newsletter with even more information and analysis on the podcast industry, currently reaching over 200 subscribers.

Since starting the site, I've written over 150 posts, attended PodCon 2017, registered for Podcast Movement 2018, visited the PRX Podcast Garage, gotten myself a mic for recording interviews and the podcast I co-host, Tuned In, Dialed Up, surpassed 75,000 siteviews, and looked into enrolling in audio production courses just to give better advice to creators . . . all while also working 40 hours a week in my day job.

Becoming a patron means that you'll get access to my planning and chat blog, where you can weigh in on (and see sneak previews of) upcoming posts. You'll get curated playlists of recommended podcasts based on the things you love. You'll be able to request reviews of podcasts, and even request articles I haven't thought of yet.

Writing thoughtful, honest podcast critiques with a focus on indie shows and audio dramas has become much more than a hobby for me, and with your help, I'll be able to invest in the future of podcast writing. Here are some things you'll be helping me cover:

More reviews, news, and musings, of course!
Between listening, doing research, following up on emails, staying current, and trying to connect with the community, podcast writing takes time. I listen to over 40 hours of podcasts in a week--about as much as my day job. With your help, I'll be able to write more columns and treat my writing with just as much care and attention as my day job.

More conferences, conventions, live shows, and other events!
When I went to PodCon 2017, registered for Podcast Movement 2018, and attended live tapings of podcasts, it's been completely funded on my own. This means that there have been several live podcast tapings I've had to miss due to other expenses. With your help, I'll be able to cover more live shows, attend more events, and be able to travel to events more easily.

More new columns!
There are so many new columns I've wanted to start but been unable to because they'd be so costly. Whether it's a column about production, more reviews of common podcast sponsors like Casper, or interviews with more podcast creators, with your help, I'll be able to bring more and more new columns while improving the existing ones.

More coffee!
Y'all I just . . . I just need a lot of coffee. Y'all please, I just--I just need another cup of coffee.

But most of all, you'll be helping me talk up with beautiful, diverse, expansive new medium. You'll be helping small podcasts get more press and attention. So thank you, (hopefully) new patron. With your help, we can grow this beautiful community even more together.

--Wil

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Tiers
$1+ a Month
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
  • A special thank you message
  • Credit as a supporter on the website  
  • A shout-out on Twitter
$2+ a Month
$2 or more per month 34 patrons
All previous rewards, plus:
  • Access to my behind-the-scenes planning and chat blog 
  • Access to the patron-exclusive channels in my Discord server 
Includes Discord rewards
$5+ a Month
$5 or more per month 16 patrons
 All previous rewards, plus:
  • Your podcast recommendation listed in the first newsletter of each month! (Each month's recommendation must be tweet-length! Recommendations cannot be any show you are affiliated with to avoid conflicts of interest.)

    OR

    One hand-picked recommended podcast just for you each month!
Includes Discord rewards
$10+ a Month
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
 All previous rewards, plus: 
  • A monthly podcast mixtape chosen specifically for you by me, based on the podcasts, TV shows, movies, etc. you already love 
Includes Discord rewards
$20+ a Month
$20 or more per month 1 patron
 All previous rewards, plus: 
  • Two annual reviews for any podcast of your choice! (Reviews will always follow my review policies.  Review cannot be any show you are affiliated with to avoid conflicts of interest.)
Includes Discord rewards