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$4,012
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
109
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, December 19 2018 4:57 PM UTC +00:00

About

Pants on Fire is a completely unique podcast for kids with a mission like no other. In the era of fake news, we want to help kids to think critically about what they're told and how the "truth" is presented to them. Hilarious and fast-paced, the show encourages kids to ask insightful questions, weigh the evidence before them, and that sometimes they have to trust their gut. Oh, and there's a sound-effects robot named L.I.S.A. (Live In-Studio Audience) whose relationships with reality is a little glitchy. 

WHAT WE'VE DONE

In less than a year, Pants on Fire has build a loyal following, and received praise everywhere from Time for Kids to The Guardian, and is currently up for an iHeart Radio award. Every week, we pick a topic and bring in two grown-ups who claim to be experts. One is legit, one is a liar, and then our kid contestant has to ask probing questions to figure out which is which. Our topics have run the gamut, including photography, bats, and detective work. Kids learn about the topic, but also learn about how to get at the truth.

WHERE WE'RE GOING

In our first year, we produced nearly 50 episodes, and we have been blown away by the response. We've had a blast making such a ridiculous show with such an important mission. We're asking for help from our listeners and anyone who believes as strongly as we do in that mission. This Kickstarter will help us continue to produce Pants on Fire episodes every month, and the higher we climb past our goal, the more episodes we'll be able to make.

WHO WE ARE

Gen-Z Media makes awesome podcasts for kids, and our shows have won major awards like the Peabody and garnered praise from nearly every major news outlet. Shows like Six Minutes, The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian and The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel have found audiences with kids all over the world. We've heard from parents who listen with their kids on the way to school, around the breakfast table, and most hearteningly, during difficult times of loss. We love making these shows, and we love hearing from kids who love those shows, which is why we've structured our rewards to be as interactive as possible with kids.

Risks and challenges

$15,000 is the minimum we'll need to produce a second season, but we'd love to increase the number of episodes we make!

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    Thank you

    We'll give a shout-out to you on an episode of Pants on Fire!

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    Limited-edition Pants on Fire stickers!

    Get thanked on the show and receive a Pants on Fire sticker that shows everyone you know how to pick out a faker!

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    Personalized "On Your Birthday" Message

    A childhood favorite, every kid loves to see what happened on their birthday, who else was born that day, and what else went down the year they were born. It's a great way to get kids interested in history. But for this Pants on Fire special, we'll make one that has both truths and (hilarious) lies, and your kid will get to figure out which is which! This is for an audio recording, and parents will receive an mp3.

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    Pick a topic for Pants on Fire!

    Kids whose parents support at this level will be able to pick a topic for our experts to tackle on a Pants on Fire episode. Within reason! We won't doing a show about boogers! (Okay, we probably would.)

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    A message from L.I.S.A.

    The Pants on Fire sound effects robot L.I.S.A. (Live In-Studio Audience) will send your kid a personalized message containing one of L.I.S.A.'s life lessons.

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    T-shirt!

    Love one of our shows? Order a T-shirt with the show logo on it!

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    Pants on Fire bundle

    We’ll thank you on the show, we’ll send you stickers, a t-shirt and a message from L.I.S.A. Plus a surprise bonus gift!

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    L.I.S.A. Stress Robot!

    Ever have some lying liar lying to your face, but you're trying to stay composed? Pick up this squishy little robot with L.I.S.A.'s name emblazoned across the chest, and give it a squeeze!

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    Co-host an episode of Ask L.I.S.A.

    L.I.S.A. is wise beyond his megabytes. And periodically, he answers listener questions on special "Ask L.I.S.A." episodes. Supporters at this level will co-host an episode with Deborah Goldstein, asking L.I.S.A. questions and fielding questions from other listeners.

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    Be a Pants on Fire contestant!

    Ever want to test your ability to spot a liar? Supporters at this level can have their kids be a contestant on the show! (Transportation to New York for taping not included.)

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Funding period

- (30 days)