We have been creating Embrace the Spoilers off and on for a while now. We are back and ready to go now that the new season of Game of Thrones is upon us! If you are new to Embrace the Spoilers it is a semi-regular podcast where we get together to spoil usually nerdy shows and games. Past topics have included Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Warcraft, and other summer movies. And if you really are new here, welcome! Go check out past episodes.
This time, we plan to cover all seven episodes of Game of Thrones seventh season over five episodes of Embrace the Spoilers. A sixth episode will cover our thoughts on where the series may go in it's final season as well as emails from our listeners.
We plan to start recording July 31, 2017 since the episodes begin airing at an unfortunate time in the host's schedule (thanks a lot HBO). As such will be recording a significantly longer episode covering the first three episodes of the season, much like the first episode of Embrace the Spoilers covering Westworld.
Small portions of this Kickstarter will go towards our costs in making the podcast, but the majority of the funds will work as our paycheck for our time invested into these episodes. As many of you are aware making podcasts take time and we have been finding ourselves with a lack of excess recording time. This Kickstarter will allow us to put aside other projects to make time for this. Thank you in advance for any and all support. 2016 marked our first full year creating content full time and it would not have been possible without the generous support of our backers and Patrons!
$1100 - Saying Goodbye to Summer
We will cover our three most anticipated films from the end of the 2017 summer movie season, which means three more episodes of Embrace the Spoilers! These movies include Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, The Dark Tower, and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
$1500 - Make Joce watch Indiana Jones
Jocelyn will finally watch the original Indiana Jones trilogy. An additional podcast episode for each film will be added to the Embrace the Spoilers RSS feed. Additionally, Jocelyn and Garrett will record a commentary track of Jocelyn’s first-viewing made available via download to all of our backers.
$3000 - Video version plus livestream
Not doing Embrace the Spoilers live and with video makes our scheduling and mornings way easier than most other podcasts that we do. But hey, if we hit goal we’ll be glad to set an alarm clock and get pretty for the camera every time we record one of these episodes! Also if we hit this goal, Garrett will wear guyliner for the Dead Men Tell No Tales episode and Jocelyn will thank you profusely!
Risks and challenges
Garrett and Jocelyn have podcasted together for over three years, created hundreds of episodes in that time, and have already made 24 episodes of Embrace the Spoilers. Keep in mind is that these podcasts will be opinion pieces and the subject matter of these films will cause different tones in the podcast. By backing Embrace the Spoilers you are acknowledging that episodes may not always be positive, may not always be negative, and will contain strong language.
Due to their schedules they may have to record an episode further out than anticipated. This Kickstarter is a commitment to review each Game of Thrones Season Seven episode the day after release, with the exception of the first two that will be rolled into the episode covering the third. This is due to existing schedule conflicts the hosts are aware of. Funding this Kickstarter ensures that Embrace the Spoilers will not be preempted by other projects.
It is also possible that Jocelyn or Garrett may have an unexpected life event come up that keeps them from recording on schedule. They have been known to get sick from time to time and family emergencies can arise. If this occurs, they will either reschedule for a later time within the same week or bring in a guest host from the Amove podcasting family.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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