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$4,356
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
119
backers
5days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, August 24 2019 3:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

My So-Called Life – which introduced viewers to Claire Danes’ quivering chin, Jared Leto’s irresistible lean, and Wilson Cruz’s groundbreaking Rickie Vasquez – is turning 25 this year. What better way to celebrate than by helping us launch The Boiler Room, a new weekly podcast crossover collaboration between Buffering the Vampire Slayer’s Kristin Russo and A Cast of Kings’ Joanna Robinson?! 

If our funding goal is met, we will be able to cover every episode beginning this August, coinciding with the 25th Anniversary of the original series premiere and continuing on a week-by-week basis through the first (and only!) season. If you can’t afford the price of a box of Crimson Glow hair dye, don’t fret: the podcast will stay free and available for download (forever!) at boilerroomcast.com. In fact, you can even subscribe to our feed right now! 

If you can help us make this dream a reality, you probably want to know where your dollars will go! A portion of the Kickstarter funding will go towards hard costs (things like podcast hosting, equipment/media needs that arise, paying the creators of our logo (Carra Sykes!) and our theme song (Chris Farren!), and of course Kickstarter, Amazon Payments, and taxes each take a significant percentage of the raised amount). Past those costs, the funding you help us raise here will go to pay for our time and the time of our editor! As many of you know, podcasting is time-consuming, and we’ll be clearing some other projects off our plates to make room for this one (and we so desperately want to!).

It’s only because of your generosity and support in the past that we're able to even entertain the idea of launching this rewatch project on a show that means so much to us and to so many others. We are eternally grateful to you, our listeners, for getting us here. Go, now, go and donate today! 

Risks and challenges

-You may start noticing the way guys lean.
-You may develop an overpowering addiction to plaid.
-Your chin may start quivering uncontrollably.
-You may start composing songs...to your car.
-You may become convinced that you can rock the Krakow fro.
-You may try to take someone completely unsuitable to see The Bicycle Thief.
-You may find yourself going on. . .like a blister in the sun.
-You may be shocked to find you have more in common with Angela’s parents this time than Angela herself
-You may start to wonder if you should buy a sheepskin collar jacket. (You shouldn’t buy a sheepskin collar jacket.)

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    Early Access to The Pilot!

    Angela is going to dye her hair red! Sharon is going to be so upset! Brian will hide in a tree! Rayanne and Rickie will be RAYANNE AND RICKIE! If you pledge at this level, you'll get our first episode - where we dig into all of this, and our origin stories with My So-Called Life - before everyone else!

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    My So-Called Live Watches!

    Join Joanna and Kristin for four live-watches of the series that will time out with the run of the podcast! That means that you will watch four episodes alongside Kristin and Joanna, hearing their thoughts and commentary as the show runs, and also getting to be in a chat room with all of our other viewers. It's like watching a movie in a room with your friends only it is a TV show and our room is ~ The Internet ~

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    Exclusive, Bonus Episodes!

    You just can't get enough of us, can you. Supporting at this level means that, in addition to an early pilot and access to the live-watches, you will also get four bonus mailbag episodes, and special extras from interviews with the cast and crew from the show!

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    Skype with Kristin and/or Joanna!

    A 30-minute Skype call with Kristin, Joanna, or both of us AT THE SAME TIME! You can use the time however you'd like: Get writing advice from Joanna! Book Kristin to speak with your school's GSA! Quiz us on our knowledge of Game of Thrones (Kristin will definitely win...)! Get life advice!!

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    Gift a School GSA Talk from Kristin

    For every pledge on this tier, Kristin will donate a 30-minute Skype session to a middle school or high school's Gender & Sexuality Alliance. She will use the time to answer their questions about making change, coming out to others, or anything in between, to do a talk on a topic of their choosing, to talk about her own coming out journey, or anything else the group would like. GSAs will be able to apply this fall for these donated sessions at a time that works for them in the 2019-2020 school year. <3

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    Talk to us on a special episode!

    Join Joanna and Kristin in a conversation about My So-Called Life for a special episode that will air in our main podcast feed! Maybe you will tell us about how the character of Rickie changed your life, perhaps you'll share with us how you dyed your own blonde streak in an effort to emulate Rayanne (Kristin did this...), or maybe you are the one person on the planet that doesn't want to flick Angela's mom right on the nose. We can't wait to have you on the show!

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    Advertise on the Podcast!

    Place a 60 second ad in your choice of our 19-episode run for your business, new project, or anything else you'd like to promote! We, of course, have to ensure we are advertising responsibly, so on the off-chance that we cannot advertise for your work, we will refund you in full.

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    Dine with us, won't you?

    Let us take you to dinner!! We will find a time that works for you in either NYC or the Bay Area, and then dine together as we talk about life, love, and how Jordan Catalano's hair could possibly be that soft!

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