Welcome the newest MaxFun show: Risk!
Risk! is true tales, boldly told.
For the last few years, Kevin Allison has been bringing the funniest and most insightful performers on both coasts together to share true stories from their lives. True stories that they never thought they'd share.
I've loved Risk! for years. It's fascinating and hilarious and touching, and it always surprises me. Kevin is an amazing editor and guide for the show, and I think we share the same values.
I'm so proud that when Kevin decided to join a podcast network, he chose MaximumFun.org. You now have the opportunity to support Kevin's work (and ours) directly by becoming a MaxFun donor on MaxFunDay, October 15th.
We've reached the organizational size where we can start to spend money speculatively. We've added shows and new production initiatives, and we're counting on you to help us support them. If you're not already a donor, think about the value that our work has in your life, and remember that on MaxFunDay. If you are - maybe hector someone you know into joining.
So: if you've never heard Risk!, head over to iTunes and subscibe now. Or if you're not an iTunes user, subscribe with this RSS feed. And if you have heard it, remember to support it. We're so happy to have Kevin and his team as part of the MaxFun family.
Over at Put This On, I just released the fourth episode of our second season. I think it's a really good one, maybe our best ever. You should watch it.
Bullseye listeners: can you do us a favor?
It's quick and painless, and will help us get a picture of where we're at, six months after transitioning the show from The Sound of Young America.
Written by Jordan Morris, featuring the voice of me, Jesse Thorn.
In the new episode of Put This On, we (that's me, Jesse, and our director Ben Harrison) went to London to check out Savile Row, the world's most charming tweed merchant, and more.
Watch it! Share it!
Our globetrotting continues, Tuesday at PutThisOn.com.
Our thanks go out to the ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED NINETY FIVE new donors who signed up to support MaximumFun.org during our MaxFunDrive, to the thousands who already supported it and who increased their donations, to the hundreds who made challenge donations, and to everyone who spread the word and convinced a friend to support quality media.
We're proud to be supported by people who love our work. And that's the truth, Ruth.
Thank you gifts will be mailed in approximately six to eight weeks. Please begin enjoying the warm feeling in your heart immediately.
Of course, even now that the pledge drive is over, you can donate anytime. Thank you!
We've just left our goal of 1000 new donors in the dust. How many new donors can we get in the last three days of our MaxFunDrive? Could we make it to 1500??
If you haven't already supported your favorite shows, do it now! There's no time to waste!
We're now up to EIGHT HUNDRED EIGHTY SIX new monthly donors in the 2012 MaxFunDrive.
The drive ends on Sunday, so get in on the sweet pledge drive action now before it's too late!
Original illustration by Jesse Thorn
We had a kick-ass day in the MaxFunDrive yesterday, and rocketed up to just shy of 40% of our goal!
And if you have: THANK YOU!