We're building the #1 philosophy podcast, blog, and community on the internet. But in order to accomplish this goal and for Bad Philosopher to reach its full potential, I need the support of people like you.

Our mission is to create high quality, thought-provoking content that gets readers and listeners engaged and thinking philosophically about important issues. Given the current state of our world, I believe this type of content is extremely important and largely missing in our public discourse.

Creating quality content isn't easy. I'm currently bootstrapping this project as my full-time job, using personal savings and the gracious financial support of my spouse to pursue this years-long dream. I'm super lucky to be in the position that I'm able to pursue this obscure passion of mine. Even so, this can't go on forever unless I'm able to start earning a livable wage in the foreseeable future.

My goal is to have Bad Philosopher be 100% funded by listeners & readers by the end of 2022, so that we can avoid the need to monetize through affiliates or advertising. To be as transparent as possible, I plan on giving quarterly updates throughout 2022 to let everyone know where things are at with this funding goal.

All that said, there are three main ways you can support us:

1. Subscribe to a paid membership through our website

We have three paid membership tiers available, each with their own unique perks:

  1. Scholar: $5 monthly or $49 annually. You'll get access to weekly Companion Podcast bonus content, and early access to all podcast episodes.
  2. Oracle: $10 monthly or $89 annually. Everything from the Scholar tier, and you'll also get the option to submit Q&A questions, voting rights for future content, a one-time shout out on the podcast, and you'll have your name displayed on the website as a supporter.
  3. Philosopher King (or Queen): $25 monthly or $200 annually. Everything from the lower tiers, and more: this is a Founders tier. You'll get a shout out on every podcast episode, your name displayed more prominently on the website, and I'll also send you a hand-written thank you card along with a special gift. Anyone who subscribes for 12 consecutive months (starting in 2022) or signs up for an annual membership will be permanently listed on our website as a Founding Member.

Website subscriptions are handled by Stripe and payable to Ebb Media Ltd. But if you subscribe while these tiers are available, you can lock in the above prices.

2. You can also support us through Patreon

If you choose to support us by becoming a Patron, you can choose from 12 different supporter tiers, each with their own perks/rewards.

Note that you'll actually get a better value by becoming a member through our website because you'll get access to perks/rewards for a lower price, and you can also save money by subscribing annually rather than monthly.

3. Or, you can give a one-time donation through PayPal

If you do decided to donate through PayPal, your donation will be payable to Ebb Media Ltd. PayPal donations don't come with any specific perks, and can be for any amount you feel comfortable with.

Even if you're not in a position to be a financial contributor, I want to thank you for being a listener, reader, and fan of Bad Philosopher. I'm excited to see what we can accomplish together as a community of bad philosophers.

Dan Levesque