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  1. One Bad Mother Episode 160: Live From MaxFunCon!: Slumber Parties with guest John Roderick | Maximum Fun

    Show: 

    One Bad Mother

    Guests: 

    John Roderick

    This episode was recorded live at MaxFunCon on June 12th! We’re talking slumber parties this week so it’s time to freeze someone’s bra and practice the occult while levitating a friend and not waking up anybody’s parents! Plus, Biz is unsettled by the quiet of being away from her kids, Theresa is exhausted from traveling with her kids, and we’re joined by singer-songwriter, podcaster and Third Sexiest Man of Seattle 2006, the very funny and charming John Roderick!

    http://www.johnroderick.com/

    Follow John on twitter @JohnRoderick

    Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485

    Be sure to tell us at the top of your message whether you’re leaving a genius moment, a fail, or a rant! Thanks!!

    Share a personal or commercial message on the show! Details at MaximumFun.org/Jumbotron.

    Subscribe to One Bad Mother in iTunesJoin our mailing list!Join the amazing community that is our private One Bad Mother facebook groupFollow One Bad Mother on twitterFollow Biz on twitterFollow Theresa on twitterLike us on facebookGet a OBM tee, tank, baby shirt, or mug from the MaxFunStore

    You can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to onebadmother@maximumfun.org.

    Show Music

    Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

    Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

    Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

    Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

    http://www.maximumfun.org/one-bad-mother/one-bad-mother-episode-160-live-maxfuncon-slumber-parties-guest-john-roderick

    —Huffduffed by dpmorri

  2. David Foster Wallace - “This is Water”

    This talk by the late David Foster Wallace might just change the way you see the tiny, sometimes annoying, details of life. This was the commencement speech he gave at Kenyon College in 2005. The speech is published in a short book called This is Water.

    —Huffduffed by dpmorri

  3. Electric Shadow 35: Going Back Into Space

    There is something wrong with the opening crawl for The Force Awakens. Fan

    and typography enthusiast John Gruber and original Star Wars opening title

    sequence designer Dan Perri help unravel the mystery of where (and when)

    things went wrong.

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    http://www.esn.fm/electricshadow/35

    —Huffduffed by dpmorri

  4. Ep 37 – “Stay True to Your Art”: How Max Temkin Raised $10 Million on Kickstarter with NO Paid Advertising, Rejecting “Marketing Tricks”, and Ignoring “Guru Advice” (Like Mine!) | Entrepreneur: Uncut

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    “The smartest thing we did [making Secret Hitler] was reject old fashion, old media, old world advice of how to trick people into giving you their money” – Max Temkin

    If you are becoming frustrated, depressed, and disillusioned learning about how to raise money to fund your project, then then this podcast will inspire you.

    Max Temkin has directly raised, or advised in a number of projects that have raised over $10 million total on Kickstarter.

    You MAY have heard of them…

    In December, 2015, Max raised $1,479,046 for “Secret Hitler”, a social deduction table game based in pre World War 2 Germany. Players, representing either liberal or fascist German politicians, have to help or hinder the beautifully illustrated Junta-Komodo-Dragon-Adolf-Hitler from being elected Chancellor and starting World War 2. His goal was $54,450 and he raised over $100,000 in the first 24 hours.

    But that is not where he started.

    His first project was Cards Against Humanity, one of the first games in the early days of Kickstarter, raised “only” $15,540 but since exploded and has been #1 Best Seller on Amazon for Toys and Games for as long as we can remember.

    (…and is a staple at every games night I host with friends!)

    In fact, Cards Against Humanity, as of publishing, occupies 3 – WOW! –  of the top 20 spots on the Amazon.com Best Seller List including the TOP 2, besting classics like Jenga and Connect 4.

    Max also helped advise his friends who made the Most Backed Game in Kickstarter history,  Exploding Kittens, which raised $8,782,571.

    Max understands Kickstarter, the Kickstarter Community, and his audience, probably better than anyone on the planet.

    But Max is not a “marketer”. He hates “gimmicks” and “tricks” and “gurus who don’t know what they are talking about”.

    Max is an Artist.

    If you are feeling jaded by the Kickstarter Marketing World, and think that in order to fund your project you need to sacrifice your vision, then listen now. It will be the best 38 minutes of your day, guaranteed!

    You will discover

    The number #1 Trend in Kickstarter Today

    Why Max still has the “fear to launch” and it never goes away, even after millions of dollars raised

    Why it is important to ignore the temptation to look for “tricks” and “gimmicks” to hit your goal and “focus on the art”

    Why no one knows really knows what the future of your project, or any project, holds

    What it means to “front load” your project, and why it is absolutely critical to the success of your project (…and also when it isn’t!)

    Why “failing a project is a gift”…and how to embrace failure so “you are not on the hook to build something nobody wants”

    Why you should never take the money if you don’t reach your funding goal on Indiegogo

    Why you should “Show don’t tell” to sell your project

    The importance of “user testing” and “iteration” to produce the best product possible before you launch your campaign (Max took a year and over a hundred iterations to get Secret Hitler just right

    The importance of knowing your market better than they know themselves

    The difference between “a good project and a good life”

    Why your story is so important and why you need to be crystal clear communicating what it is about

    Your page should clearly explain why a backer should not fund your project

    How crushing his funding goal on Cards Against Humanity set the project delivery back

    Famous last words:

    “Finally, I am not the funniest guy in the room”

    -Del Close

    Resources Mentioned:

    Connect with Max on TwitterCheck out his website at Maxistentialism.com

    Secret Hitler

    Secret Hitler Website

    Secret Hitler Kickstarter Campaign

    Secret Hitler on Forbes

    Cards Against Humanity

    Cards Against Humanity Website

    Cards Against Humanity Kickstarter Page

    Cards Against Humanity Review

    Kickstarter CASE STUDY: Cards Against Humanity

    Buy Cards Against Humanity on Amazon

    Max’s Other Projects

    Humans vs Zombies – Help develop the software that powers games of Humans vs. Zombies at over 350 locations and universities all over the world.

    Philosophy Posters – Ten giant philosophy posters with big ideas presented simply.

    Wearwolf – A simple game about deceiving your friends.

    Maxistentialism Zine – A monthly zine about philosophy, design, humor, and social insects, delivered to your door for one year.

    Spelunky Dance – An interpretive dance for Andy Baio.

    Exploding Kittens

    Exploding Kittens Website

    Exploding Kittens Kickstarter Page

    Exploding Kittens on Forbes

    Buy Exploding Kittens on Amazon

    CONNECT WITH KHIERSTYN: K(at)crowdfundinguncut(dot)com

    http://entrepreneuruncut.com/podcast/stay-true-to-your-art-how-max-temkin-raised-or-helped-raise-10-million-on-kickstarter-with-no-paid-advertising-rejecting-marketing-tricks-and-ignoring-guru-advice-like-mine/

    —Huffduffed by dpmorri

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