Dear Kickstarter Supporter,
Since 2009, Homemade Stories Podcast has been original, down-to-earth, soulful storytelling. It has been a medium for writer and storyteller, Shannon Cason, to share his stories - both fiction and non-fiction - about memories. "Memories I have, wish I had, or hope I never have."
Sample episode: Homemade Stories #26 Swim (abridged)
For 2014, the tradition continues - ONLY BETTER!
We want to provide a better show:
- Better sound production!
- More bonus episodes (currently 1st & 15th)!
- Interviews around Chicago, Detroit, and more!
- Unique documentary style reporting!
- More live shows recorded!
Sample live episode: Homemade Stories #31 What is Storytelling?
What your pledge accomplishes:
- better equipment.
- hire production help.
- more time to produce high-quality content.
- takes Homemade Stories to the NEXT LEVEL!
Here's what others are saying:
"Shannon's unmistakable voice and storytelling style makes his tales memorable and always entertaining." - iTunes reviewer Keine Liebe
"Look close, and you'll sense some blues, some hard lessons, and real heartbreak behind that winning smile. Shannon Cason is a storyteller's storyteller." - Glynn Washington (host and executive producer of NPR’s Snap Judgment)
"Shannon Cason is a commanding and hilarious force...His perspective, wisdom and spot-on humor make his stories unforgettable..." - Jenifer Hixson (senior producer for The Moth)
"As a student hoping to become a writer I was very inspired and motivated by these great stories." - iTunes reviewer Lord Steemo
And there are cool rewards if you pledge!
Homemade Stories Vol #1 ebook:
Homemade Stories Zines:
ALL PLEDGES $30 OR MORE ALSO RECEIVE (MAG & MUSIC):
Detroit Hip Hop's Finest:
Homemade Stories T-shirts:
Stories, Hosting, and Workshops:
Snap Judgment Live in Ann Arbor, MI:
Ultimately, we'd love to exceed the goal to create high-quality, radio broadcast-level storytelling with the same grit, sincerity, and down-to-earth sensibility as always...
And if you weren't able to support right now, for whatever reason...Let's get real...I've been there too. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's talk. I have something I want to give you:)
And and...every pledge gets a mention on my website with a pic of me in the updated studio with my wife's cat acting like we like each other!
Risks and challenges
Homemade Stories is not only upgrading its equipment, but receiving assistance with set-up and production. The podcasts will continue during the upgrades and the upgrades should be apparent a few months after funding.
If not successfully funded...the show will go on. Same equipment. Same challenges. Probably less episodes. Same passion and love though.
But I believe more voices need to be heard well. I believe Homemade Stories needs to be heard well. I believe the stories I can share will help people, change people (myself included), and at a minimum make some folks smile and laugh.
Given the chance, Homemade Stories will be good to many ears for many years to come..Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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