Help Us Grow!
We have so many ideas for what we want to be able to give our listeners: weekly (free) episodes, fun bonus visual content for our social media and website (like the original photos we were able to include with this post), swag and merchandise (including, eventually, gag gifts like Tzi-Clips-I-Pro Supplements), fun bonus audio content, and even some personalized items like ringtones and opportunities to communicate directly with Eric and Curtis! Unfortunately, we just don’t have the capability to expand to those areas quite yet.
Horrific History Podcast is still a passion project, brought to you by the small educational nonprofit Kron. Each bi-weekly episode receives over 40 hours of volunteer time including research, fact-checking, recording, editing, production elements, copy writing, social media, website maintenance and more! All that work is divided between just three volunteers with outside lives (and jobs), separate from their volunteer work. Most of the responsibility falls on your co-hosts, Eric Slyter and Curtis Bender. While we love bringing you these podcasts, we want to offer you so much more.
You can help us grow by supporting us on Patreon! While our main squeam-filled episodes will always remain free, if we can raise enough financial support from our listeners each month we’ll have the means to pay (and hire eventually hire) our volunteers to develop more merchandise, expand to weekly free episodes, as well as create bonus episodes and content rewards available only to our Patreon supporters!
Depending upon the level of support pledged, a current Patron (or Squeamer) can look forward to awesome stuff like:
- Commercial-Free versions of new podcast episodes
- Listed by name on our Donor Page
- Exclusive previews of episodes bi-weekly
- Swag (stickers, bumper stickers, coffee mugs with more merchandise in the works!)
- Access to Squeamer-only special episodes and content
- Personalized video(s) from our co-hosts to you
- and lots more bonus content both now and in the future (we have even more rewards currently in development for after we hit some fundraising milestones)!
We appreciate all of our listeners. It still helps us if all you can do is regularly download and listen to our free episodes, write us a positive review, fill out a listener survey and recommend us to a friend! Things that like that make our podcast more attractive to potential advertisers, which would give us the ability to someday fund the program through ad revenue. But, if you want to go above and beyond by contributing a few dollars to support our program each month, you’ll get added to our Listener Hall of Fame and all the proceeds will go to providing you more awesome squeam-filled content!
Thanks for listening and supporting us… Until next time, no squeam allowed!
Photo credits: Horrific History Podcast