Words To That Effect is creating a literature podcast
5

patrons

$17
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, a literary podcast that explores the places where history, science, and fiction collide.

WTTE has been growing steadily since its launch in June 2017, and I am now at the stage where I am trying to move things to the next level. I have lots of ideas for Season 3, but I need your support!

Here are just some of the reasons you may want to support the show:

1. Your day is incomplete without learning at least one fact about intriguingly obscure aspects of popular culture or long-outdated and bizarre scientific practices.
2. You desperately need to know more about bestselling-yet-subsequently-forgotten nineteenth-century novels.
3. You are a beneficent, Medici-like Patron of the Arts
4. All of the above 

My initial goals are modest.  

The Initial Goal
$50 a month would cover the basic running costs of the show.

The Medium-Term Goal
$100 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 and I can only afford to do it part time. However, if support starts to grow I will start seriously looking into how to really grow the show. Once I reach the $100 goal I'll update everyone on how we can try to make that happen.

Thanks 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 2 patrons
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. 
The Arthur Conan Doyle
$5 or more per month 1 patron
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)

- I will thank you by name at the end of the next episode.

The Mary Shelley
$10 or more per month 1 patron
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

- A hand-written letter of thanks arriving to your door in a wax-sealed envelope.

The Edgar Allan Poe
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Mysterious, underappreciated in your time, inspirational, a genius and a genre pioneer, you are: 

The Edgar Allan Poe Patron

Benefits

- All previous benefits

- I will send you a classic novel I think you'll enjoy with a personal note of thanks inside (new book sent annually with continued subscription)


The Charlotte Perkins Gilman
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
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 access, the shout out, the letter, the classic novel) and...

- After 2 months at this level, a copy of my book, The Science and Fiction of Edgar Rice Burroughs (published, Summer 2018) where lots of the ideas in the episodes are followed up in far more detail

The Edgar Rice Burroughs
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
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 access, the shoutout, the letter, the classic novel, a copy of my book on Burroughs) AND...


- A completely new episode of Words To That Effect exclusively for Edgar Rice Burroughs Patrons (after 5 months at this level)


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


Goals
$17 of $50 per month
A Modest Goal: $50 a month would cover the basic ongoing costs of the podcast.
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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, a literary podcast that explores the places where history, science, and fiction collide.

WTTE has been growing steadily since its launch in June 2017, and I am now at the stage where I am trying to move things to the next level. I have lots of ideas for Season 3, but I need your support!

Here are just some of the reasons you may want to support the show:

1. Your day is incomplete without learning at least one fact about intriguingly obscure aspects of popular culture or long-outdated and bizarre scientific practices.
2. You desperately need to know more about bestselling-yet-subsequently-forgotten nineteenth-century novels.
3. You are a beneficent, Medici-like Patron of the Arts
4. All of the above 

My initial goals are modest.  

The Initial Goal
$50 a month would cover the basic running costs of the show.

The Medium-Term Goal
$100 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 and I can only afford to do it part time. However, if support starts to grow I will start seriously looking into how to really grow the show. Once I reach the $100 goal I'll update everyone on how we can try to make that happen.

Thanks for listening and for being a part of the show.

Conor
Words To That Effect



Recent posts by Words To That Effect

Tiers
The H.G. Wells
$2 or more per month 2 patrons
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. 
The Arthur Conan Doyle
$5 or more per month 1 patron
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)

- I will thank you by name at the end of the next episode.

The Mary Shelley
$10 or more per month 1 patron
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

- A hand-written letter of thanks arriving to your door in a wax-sealed envelope.

The Edgar Allan Poe
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Mysterious, underappreciated in your time, inspirational, a genius and a genre pioneer, you are: 

The Edgar Allan Poe Patron

Benefits

- All previous benefits

- I will send you a classic novel I think you'll enjoy with a personal note of thanks inside (new book sent annually with continued subscription)


The Charlotte Perkins Gilman
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
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 access, the shout out, the letter, the classic novel) and...

- After 2 months at this level, a copy of my book, The Science and Fiction of Edgar Rice Burroughs (published, Summer 2018) where lots of the ideas in the episodes are followed up in far more detail

The Edgar Rice Burroughs
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
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 access, the shoutout, the letter, the classic novel, a copy of my book on Burroughs) AND...


- A completely new episode of Words To That Effect exclusively for Edgar Rice Burroughs Patrons (after 5 months at this level)


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