Cane and Rinse announces its desire to make twice the amount of podcasts from 2018 with the support of its incredible listeners and community
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Hello everybody, Leon here. Welcome to a special Cane and Rinse announcement.
Looking back: Cane and Rinse 2011-2017
First of all, I want to tell you that making Cane and Rinse has easily been the most satisfying, rewarding and - dare I say it - successful thing I’ve done with my life so far.
With an extraordinary amount of (entirely essential) support from my friends, the incredible Cane and Rinse team, we have produced something in the region of 700 hours of, I think, mostly high quality podcasting over the past five and a half years or so.
In short, the whole endeavour is something of which I am extremely proud.
In fact, after 268 episodes of Cane and Rinse and 93 of Sound of Play (at the time of writing) and counting, far from feeling like we’ve exhausted the formats - or our passion for them - we only want to keep going and make more.
One of our - and your - main frustrations is that at 50 shows per year, it’s going to take us forever, or many decades at least, to get around to covering some of the myriad deserving games that you (and we) really want us to dissect and discuss.
The barrier we have to making more shows than we currently do is that for each two hour episode of the show that you hear, we put in something like around 30 person/woman/man hours - and that is of course without including the playing and completing of the game (or sometimes games) in question.
These are largely happy hours for us of course, but real life hours nonetheless.
Patreon so far
Since early 2016 our amazing patrons have been kindly donating around $300 (or £235) per month.
This generosity has meant that all of our costs for web hosting, domain registration, audio software (Adobe suite) and hardware (decent desktop microphones for regular contributors) have been covered, as well as various other sundries.
This has been a fantastic help, and we cannot thank our 'early adopter' patrons enough.
Especially as - up to now - we have offered nothing ‘extra’ in return.*
*Unless you count the now weekly, previously fortnightly Sound of Play!
Our proposition and target
What we want to propose is that if we can hit and maintain a target ahead of preparing next year’s run of shows, we will be able to commit to making 100 issues of the Cane and Rinse podcast from 2018 (Volume 7).
Currently less than one percent of the Cane and Rinse listenership donates to the Patreon.
Our ambition is that by November 2017 we can increase that around tenfold and hit a target of $3000 per month.
What we ask of you is to support us with whatever you can spare and feel is appropriate for what you get in return, with the minimum being just $1 (equivalent to 78 pence / 0.90 of a € or thereabouts based on current exchange rates).
That’s over 20 hours of entertainment a month for something like the cost of a single Mars bar.
One third the price of a cup of high street coffee per month, in return for five hours of Cane and Rinse and Sound of Play every week.
That works out at 3.85 pence per hour of podcast, or 6.41p per podcast - and that’s not even including any extra interviews or bonus shows.
Alternatively, if you happen to be an eccentric millionaire superfan, feel free to bankroll the entire project … (!)
Clarity and transparency
It is important to understand that the extra money raised will - in the form of a very modest salary for each of us - support me (as main podcast presenter/host, researcher and identifier/recruiter of panellists), along with Jay who will be responsible for the lion’s share of audio editing as well as continuing to r...