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  1. A Podcast About Terrible Books, Movies, and TV

    TextSponsorships 12/29/14

    When we first opened up the door to sponsorships, we weren’t really expecting anybody to want to pay to inflict their favorite personal torture on us. We were pretty sure we couldn’t get $30/episode from anybody. We underestimated your desire to inflict pain. We also thought that if people did pay us, they’d be disappointed in the result (hence our motto “No refunds”).

    The demand since day one has been shocking and has only gotten stronger. Each time we sell out of inventory, we get a bunch of disappointed emails/tweets/FB comments saying “Aw, I was driving and I missed it” or “I’m in Australia and it was the middle of the night here” or “How would you like to impress your woman with an extra four to six inches?” While it’s nice to know, we don’t want anybody to feel like they didn’t have a fair chance just because of their commuting schedule or weird nation of origin or penis size. We want everybody who’s interested in being part of the show to have that option. So we’ve been trying to come up with a better way.

    Our dream is to have a system where people can group sponsor episodes on a rolling basis, almost like a Kickstarter, where people can contribute small amounts of money to a topic. So we’re not reading the third 50 Shades book unless we get $1,000, right? It’d be nice if there was a way people could say “I’ll put $5 toward that” for that our any other topic. We also want everybody to have an equal shot of sponsoring.

    For our next round in January, what we’ve settled on is this. We’ll still have a limited number available on a first-come first-served basis. But instead of it being a random time announced moments before, it’ll be at a pre-set release time like concert tickets. Hopefully that’ll give you enough notice to park your car or set your Australian alarm (sadly we can’t fix timezones). The only place we’re going to publish the time is on our email list so make sure you’re signed up.

    And also, we want your ideas! How should we structure sponsorships so they’re more fair? Let us know in the comments or send us an email and feel free to tell us how to impress her with four extra inches!.!/episode.php/escape-from-new-york

    —Huffduffed by cancyn