I just checked the Patreon crowdfunding page for The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast and noticed that we have picked up a few extra patrons over the past few weeks. If you are one of them, thank you for your support!!
It takes a lot of work to produce a podcast. I write every episode. Our producer Drew Dyrli Hermeling schedules the guests, works with our hosts at Recorded History Podcast, schedules our recording sessions, works with our patrons to get them free goodies, edits every episode, and, most importantly, provides creative energy to make this thing happen.
We could not live without our studio producer Josh Lowrie. He is a master of the sound board and spends several hours on every episode taking out all of our mistakes and making us and our guests sound good. He also reserves the studio.
The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast is a labor of love, but we still have expenses. At this point, I do not make a cent on the podcast. Most of the support we received via Patreon helps pay for the production work of Drew and Josh, but even that is not enough.
We were able to launch the podcast with a gift from an angel donor. That money is now almost gone and we are in the process of trying to figure out how to move forward without it.
For those new to the podcast, we are committed to landing great guests who are doing all kinds of amazing history-related things. Here are just a few of the folks we have talked to over the last four seasons:
- Princeton University historian Kevin Kruse on life as a #twitterstorian
- Sports historian Amy Bass on her new book One Goal
- Historian of American religion R. Marie Griffiths on her new book on sexual politics and American evangelicalism
- Pulitzer prize-winner Francis Fitzgerald on American evangelicals
- National Book Award finalist Nancy MacLean on libertarianism and democracy
- Bancfroft Prize-winning historian Nancy Tomes on the history of healthcare
- National Book Award finalist Manisha Sinha on the history of abolitionism
- Pulitzer prize-winner Annette Gordon Reed on Thomas Jefferson
- Historical thinking guru Sam Wineburg on teaching history in schools
- The Atlantic‘s Washington Bureau Chief Yoni Appelbaum on history and politics.
And much, much more!!!!
Please consider heading over to our Patreon page and become a patron or make a one-time donation! Thank you.