Words To That Effect

is creating a literature podcast

12

patrons

$33

per month
If you are here then you have presumably heard the show and are intrigued by the possibility of becoming a patron.

Fantastic. Thank you!

I'm Conor Reid, the host and creator of Words To That Effect: Stories of the Fiction that Shapes Popular Culture.

WTTE has been growing steadily since its launch in June 2017 and I would love to keep on making the show better. However, it takes a serious amount of time to make each episode...which is where you come in!

If you become a patron and join the WTTE community you can get exclusive access to bonus episodes, a shoutout on the show, and a number of other patron-only rewards.
Oh, and my undying gratitude!

My initial goals are modest:  

The Initial Goal
$100 a month would cover the basic running costs of the show: books for research, web hosting and other tech stuff, small marketing costs, and so on.

The Medium-Term Goal
$200 a month would be a huge step towards allowing me to take time away from other work and put it into making WTTE even better.

The Longer-Term Goal
After that the real goal is to make Words To That Effect a significant part of what I do. More time for editing and getting the perfect guests, and money to update my equipment and for some marketing. Right now that's simply not possible because each episode takes a ludicrously long time to make. However, if support starts to grow I will start seriously looking into how to really grow the show. Once I reach the $200 goal I'll update everyone on how we can try to make that happen.

Thank you so much for listening and for being a part of the show.

Conor
Words To That Effect



Tiers
The H.G. Wells
$2 or more per month

Supporting the little guy, documenting the commonplace, dreaming of the utopian, and sometimes destroying the world, you are:
The H.G. Wells Patron

Benefits:

  • My undying gratitude
  • An enormous sense of well-being
  • Exclusive access to all the posts in the Patron-only feed
  • I will thank you by name in an upcoming episode!
The Arthur Conan Doyle
$5 or more per month

Incredibly creative, a teller of tales, firm in your convictions and a fervent supporter of what you believe in, you are:
The Conan Doyle Patron

Benefits:
- All previous benefits (but with greater sense of well-being)

- Exclusive, patron-only BONUS EPISODES! These mini-episodes will be released periodically, especially in the breaks between seasons.  

The Mary Shelley
$10 or more per month

Youthful creator of a timeless masterpiece, destined to personal tragedy but everlasting fame. You are a tireless supporter of family and friends. You are:
The Mary Shelley Patron

Benefits:

- All previous benefits (including BONUS EPISODES)


- A postcard, arriving to your door, personally thanking you for your support.

The Edgar Allan Poe
$20 or more per month

Mysterious, underappreciated in your time, inspirational, a genius and a genre pioneer, you are: 

The Edgar Allan Poe Patron

Benefits

- All previous benefits (including BONUS EPISODES)


- You are now an Executive Producer! I will thank you by name at the end of every episode AND you can get in touch about topics you'd like me to consider for future episodes


The Charlotte Perkins Gilman
$50 or more per month

Creator of utopias, ahead of your time and a champion of women, but with a complicated relationship with wallpaper. You are:

The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Patron


Benefits:
- All previous benefits (so that's the BONUS EPISODES, the executive producer status, the postcard) and...


- A copy of my book, The Science and Fiction of Edgar Rice Burroughs where lots of the ideas in the episodes are followed up in far more detail.

The Edgar Rice Burroughs
$100 or more per month

Master of the pulps, genre fiction trailblazer, creator of legends, adored by children and adults alike, you are:


The Edgar Rice Burroughs Patron


Benefits:

- All previous benefits (so that's the BONUS EPISODES, the shoutout, the postcard, a copy of my book on Burroughs) AND...


- A surprise classic novel, chosen by me, and sent to you for every 3 months at this level.


- Contact me for further benefits of continued support at this level


Goals
$33 of $100 per month
$100 a month would cover the basic ongoing costs of the podcast: books for research, web hosting and tech costs, and a small amount of marketing.
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If you are here then you have presumably heard the show and are intrigued by the possibility of becoming a patron.

Fantastic. Thank you!

I'm Conor Reid, the host and creator of Words To That Effect: Stories of the Fiction that Shapes Popular Culture.

WTTE has been growing steadily since its launch in June 2017 and I would love to keep on making the show better. However, it takes a serious amount of time to make each episode...which is where you come in!

If you become a patron and join the WTTE community you can get exclusive access to bonus episodes, a shoutout on the show, and a number of other patron-only rewards.
Oh, and my undying gratitude!

My initial goals are modest:  

The Initial Goal
$100 a month would cover the basic running costs of the show: books for research, web hosting and other tech stuff, small marketing costs, and so on.

The Medium-Term Goal
$200 a month would be a huge step towards allowing me to take time away from other work and put it into making WTTE even better.

The Longer-Term Goal
After that the real goal is to make Words To That Effect a significant part of what I do. More time for editing and getting the perfect guests, and money to update my equipment and for some marketing. Right now that's simply not possible because each episode takes a ludicrously long time to make. However, if support starts to grow I will start seriously looking into how to really grow the show. Once I reach the $200 goal I'll update everyone on how we can try to make that happen.

Thank you so much for listening and for being a part of the show.

Conor
Words To That Effect



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Tiers
The H.G. Wells
$2 or more per month

Supporting the little guy, documenting the commonplace, dreaming of the utopian, and sometimes destroying the world, you are:
The H.G. Wells Patron

Benefits:

  • My undying gratitude
  • An enormous sense of well-being
  • Exclusive access to all the posts in the Patron-only feed
  • I will thank you by name in an upcoming episode!
The Arthur Conan Doyle
$5 or more per month

Incredibly creative, a teller of tales, firm in your convictions and a fervent supporter of what you believe in, you are:
The Conan Doyle Patron

Benefits:
- All previous benefits (but with greater sense of well-being)

- Exclusive, patron-only BONUS EPISODES! These mini-episodes will be released periodically, especially in the breaks between seasons.  

The Mary Shelley
$10 or more per month

Youthful creator of a timeless masterpiece, destined to personal tragedy but everlasting fame. You are a tireless supporter of family and friends. You are:
The Mary Shelley Patron

Benefits:

- All previous benefits (including BONUS EPISODES)


- A postcard, arriving to your door, personally thanking you for your support.

The Edgar Allan Poe
$20 or more per month

Mysterious, underappreciated in your time, inspirational, a genius and a genre pioneer, you are: 

The Edgar Allan Poe Patron

Benefits

- All previous benefits (including BONUS EPISODES)


- You are now an Executive Producer! I will thank you by name at the end of every episode AND you can get in touch about topics you'd like me to consider for future episodes


The Charlotte Perkins Gilman
$50 or more per month

Creator of utopias, ahead of your time and a champion of women, but with a complicated relationship with wallpaper. You are:

The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Patron


Benefits:
- All previous benefits (so that's the BONUS EPISODES, the executive producer status, the postcard) and...


- A copy of my book, The Science and Fiction of Edgar Rice Burroughs where lots of the ideas in the episodes are followed up in far more detail.

The Edgar Rice Burroughs
$100 or more per month

Master of the pulps, genre fiction trailblazer, creator of legends, adored by children and adults alike, you are:


The Edgar Rice Burroughs Patron


Benefits:

- All previous benefits (so that's the BONUS EPISODES, the shoutout, the postcard, a copy of my book on Burroughs) AND...


- A surprise classic novel, chosen by me, and sent to you for every 3 months at this level.


- Contact me for further benefits of continued support at this level