Ashley and Katey take a brief hiatus from their month off from recording to talk about what has been going on behind the scenes with the podcast. We talk about why we decided to make a podcast, the ins-and-outs of how we put each episode together, and how our listeners can help us by supporting our brand-new Patreon page.
What is Patreon? It’s a crowdfunding site for creatives where their fans can pledge to support their work with a monthly donation. And, you get lots of fun rewards for different levels of funding.
- At the $1 level and up, you will get access to our exclusive Patreon feed, where we’ll share bonus content, and there’s a community feature where you can comment and talk to other listeners, and we’ll pop in from time to time to say hi and answer questions.
- At the $3 level, you’ll get access to our private Facebook group where we’ll post episode sneak peeks, share photos and updates, and ask for show feedback. Also, with your permission, we’ll list you as a supporter on our website!
- At the $5 level get a shout-out on the podcast.
- At the $7 or more level, you’ll get to nominate a Kindreds of the Moment. How cool is that?!
Why support Kindreds? Each episode takes somewhere between 4 and 6 hours to create — from planning the content and developing an outline to recording, editing, and uploading to our website. We’ve been pushing ourselves pretty hard to release two episodes a month, and up until now that’s been pretty doable! But as our listeners know, we each have a full-time job, and now both of us are parents (or soon-to-be!)
Rather than seeking corporate advertisers, we’re taking a more feminist, grassroots approach by asking those who love our show to help us make it even better. We’ve got big dreams for Kindreds–and you can help us get there.
- Not sure where to start? Check out this podcast tutorial. This one is great too.
- For editing, we use freeware called Audacity.
- For sharing our ideas via videoconference, we use Zoom (free for the first 45 minutes).
- For free stock photos to use on our blog, we use Unsplash.
- For intro and outro music, check out the Free Music Archive on Youtube.