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We are a collective of amazing storytelling radio shows. Let's remake public radio together.
We are a collective of amazing storytelling radio shows. Let's remake public radio together.
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    Radiotopia Ringtones. A pack of several ringtones made by all the Radiotopia programs.

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    Print-your-own Strangers digital letterhead. Strangers' producer Lea Thau will also assign stranger pen-pals to the adventurous among you. Plus, Radiotopia ringtones.

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    Melodium: 99. Exclusive digital LP from 99% Invisible musical mainstay Melodium. All new songs from Roman's favorite band for scoring radio stories. Plus, everything above.

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    Love + Radio Remix digital album: electronic music sourced from past L+R episodes and made into something wondrous. Plus, everything above.

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    "Hidden Kitchens" signed by The Kitchen Sisters with a foreword by Alice Waters. Stories and recipes based on The Kitchen Sisters' Hidden Kitchens series on public radio. Plus, everything above.

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    Love + Radio's "Another Planet" poster. Plus all the digital gifts: L + R album, Melodium album, Strangers letterhead, ringtones.

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    The 99% Invisible logo t-shirt.

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    Radiotopia Mug. Sip a warm beverage and contemplate the greatness of radio. Plus all the digital gifts: L + R album, Melodium album, Strangers letterhead, ringtones.

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    The Truth t-shirt.
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    Strangers t-shirt.
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    Radio Diaries t-shirt.
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    Theory of Everything t-shirt designed by comics artist Michael DeForge.
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    Radiotopia logo t-shirt. Plus all the digital gifts: L + R album, Melodium album, Strangers letterhead, ringtones.

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    "Holdout" 99% Invisible t-shirt. Perfect for anyone who doesn't take crap from anyone else. Steadfast. Plus all the digital gifts: L + R album, Melodium album, Strangers letterhead, ringtones.

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    "Oakland Ray Cats" 99% Invisible baseball tee, inspired by our "Ten Thousand Years" episode. Doesn't actually change color near a radiation leak, so be careful. Plus all the digital gifts: L + R album, Melodium album, Strangers letterhead, ringtones.

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    Two t-shirts of your choosing. Plus all the digital gifts: L + R album, Melodium album, Strangers letterhead, ringtones. We'll send you a survey after the campaign is over to get which shirts and sizes you want.

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    RADIOTOPIA FAN PACK. One t-shirt of your choice + Love + Radio's "Another Planet" poster + a Radiotopia logo mug. Put the t-shirt on and sip tea while contemplating the poster. Plus all the digital gifts: L + R album, Melodium album, Strangers letterhead, ringtones. We'll send you a survey after the campaign is over to get which shirt and size you want.

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    Three t-shirts of your choosing. Plus all the digital gifts: L + R album, Melodium album, Strangers letterhead, ringtones. We'll send you a survey after the campaign is over to get which shirts and sizes you want.

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    Record up to 15 seconds of clean and legal(ish) spoken word and we'll put it in an upcoming Love + Radio episode. A shoutout to friends or family? A short poem? Plus all the digital gifts: L + R album, Melodium album, Strangers letterhead, ringtones.

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    The Truth names a character after you in an upcoming episode. As long as your name doesn't violate FCC rules. Oh wait, we don't care, we're a podcast. Plus all the digital gifts: L + R album, Melodium album, Strangers letterhead, ringtones.

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    Attention true fans and radio makers: A one-hour online podcast mentoring session with one of the Radiotopians. Workshop a piece or pick our brains on podcasting in general. You'll also receive a one-year membership to PRX. Each Radiotopia program has agreed to a single mentoring session. Mentors will be assigned randomly.

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    You: "I could make a Radiotopia show!" Us: Not so fast, friend. First break open the Radio Diaries DIY Handbook, then do some close listening with a pair of Radio Silenz headphones by Tivoli. Now you're on the right path. Thanks to Tivoli for donating.

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    By popular demand, we added a second set of mentoring sessions! Attention true fans and radio makers: A one-hour online podcast mentoring session with one of the Radiotopians. Workshop a piece or pick our brains on podcasting in general. You'll also receive a one-year membership to PRX. Mentors will be assigned randomly.

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    It would take you years of listening to catch up on all Radiotopia episodes. Let us curate. We'll send you a tiny mp3 player loaded up with our faves, and a pair of Radio Silenz headphones by Tivoli (with travel case) to listen with. So beautiful you might keep them on even after you're done. Thanks to Tivoli for donating them.

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    THE ULTIMATE RADIOTOPIA EVERYTHING PACK. Pick any six shirts + Hidden Kitchens book + Love + Radio Poster + Radiotopia mug+ The Radio Diaries DIY Handbook + L+R album + Melodium album + Strangers letterhead + ringtones. Phew. We'll send you a survey after the campaign is over to get which six shirts and sizes you want.

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    Four hours of one-on-one story or pitch coaching with Strangers' Lea Thau, former Executive Director of The Moth in Los Angeles. Lea has worked one-on-one with Marc Maron, Ethan Hawke, Malcolm Gladwell, Margaret Cho, and hundreds of others on their stories, and has coached execs of Fortune 500 companies. She usually charges a lot more. Plus, we'll throw in a Radiotopia Fan Pack.

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    The Truth will make a story inspired by one of your life experiences and release it on the podcast.

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    Be a 99% Invisible producer for a day! Come to the office, chime in during the story meeting, listen to the rough cut of whatever we're working on, and go out to lunch with us. You have to get yourself here and find a place to stay. We'll select several dates for you to choose from to make it fit your schedule.

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    One Kitchen Sister for a day: your pick, an interview, editing, sitting in on a mix, any aspect of production you want to be part of. You have to get yourself to San Francisco and find a place to stay. We'll select several dates for you to choose from to make it fit your schedule.

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    Dinner for two at a secret table in one of the world's best "hidden kitchens," at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA. An invitation-only table right in the heart of the kitchen. Enjoy Alice Waters' famous cuisine with your own guest or with one of the Kitchen Sisters. Travel and lodging not included. Leave with a nourished soul, delicious cooking tips, and a copy of the Hidden Kitchens book.

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    Thank you message for your company on all Radiotopia shows (over 1M downloads / month). Please contact sponsor@radiotopia.fm for details.

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    Storytelling workshop for your company or group w/ Strangers' Lea Thau, former Executive & Creative Director of The Moth. Lea has taught storytelling at Google, Nike, Tiffany & Co, and many, many others, and she has never had an unhappy client. Travel and expenses not included.

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    Live 99% Invisible presentation for your group or company anywhere in the world. Roman's transportation and lodging are additional, unless you're in the San Francisco Bay Area. Note: this is about 1/2 the price of what it would cost outside of the Kickstarter campaign, so grab it now! Email to discuss details: roman@prx.org. Plus, we'll throw in the Radiotopia Everything Pack.

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