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THE BIG INTERVIEW NEEDS YOU!

Hi, thanks for reading this. I’m Graham Hunter and I need your support to help me and BackPage produce ‘The Big Interview’ podcast for the coming year.

So far the evidence is clear: we know you love listening to The Big Interview. You've told us it makes you happy, that it inspires you, that it makes you think, that there's nothing like it and that it brings back great memories. Some of you even admitted that it's keeping the dog fit - 10-minute 'walkies!' become one-hour marathons. 

At the moment, about 100,000 of you listen to each episode. But to carry on for the next year we need you as investors - without you, it can't go on.

From the moment that our first episode, with Gary Neville, went to No1 on the iTunes chart it was clear that in-depth interviews based around a passionate love of football were what you wanted to hear. You've regularly and generously been in touch to tell us that. Thank you.

NO KICKSTARTER = NO PODCAST

For us, it has been worth it - in terms of enjoyment and feedback - but we pay for every part of those interviews ourselves. Planning, transport around the UK and beyond, accommodation, editing, equipment. Our money, our time. To carry on we must have your help. 

We’re asking for the minimum we need to keep these interviews going for the next 12 months - at least as regularly as we have managed so far. 

If we raise the necessary total you'll continue to get The Big Interview with not only great football personalities but people who are great at talking interestingly about the game we all love so much. We've noted all your suggestions! 

The more we raise after that, the more episodes we can produce for you, the further we can go in search of our guests. Between all our listeners, you've suggested at least another 50 names from whom you'd like to hear. And I've got another 50 more.   

Kickstarter is the best way for you to help. But it's all-or-nothing. If we fail to reach our target, everyone gets their money back and we simply cannot produce any more of these podcasts.

If we do achieve our target, we'll continue to ask for your help to fund what Kickstarter calls 'stretch goals'.

STRETCH GOALS = MORE EPISODES!

The more we raise, the more episodes we will produce and the closer we can get to becoming a weekly show. 

Who knows WHO we'll get on the podcast?

Well, we can dream...
Well, we can dream...

PARTY TIME!

We need your help, but we don't want it for nothing. You can get some great rewards that we think are unique and fun, to indulge yourself in or to gift to a favourite friend or family member. Just think about getting a year's worth of The Big Interview plus one of those treats. 

For example: LA FIESTA. These are a limited number of parties across the UK and Ireland - strictly and exclusively for those who become our backers. For £40 you'll attend a Question and Answer event with me on stage where you will be able to ask anything about the football stories which fascinate you. I'll tell it honest, hard and strong. I'll tell you what the stars tell me when the microphone is off. 
As well as funding The Big Interview and attending La Fiesta, you'll also be given a hardback copy of my Spain book, which I'll sign and dedicate to you or a loved one on the night. Plus a lot of fun. There'll be the music that I love... and some who are there might sing, too. We're going to do all we can to make these nights very special, because we appreciate the investment you'd be making in the show. 

But no need to stop there. We've offered some rewards which we think might be even more special. Unique access to our work - to the point at which you could either become a Big Interview producer and meet the guest, or have the Big Interview made about YOUR life in football. Fan, pub team player, coach, football journo, director, ref, ex-pro, schoolboy genius... we'll even do one for agents. Yes, we will. Nothing for Blatter here, though.

We need your help to keep making what you tell us is the best football podcast out there. In fact on Twitter @niallermcgrath told us it was his 'little escape' from daily life. I loved that. Join us on a little escape - become a big part of The Big Interview. 

Graham Hunter
Neil BackPage
Martin BackPage

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If we reach our goal, we know we can continue to produce the podcast to the standards you have come to expect.

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    SOCIO/SHAREHOLDER
    Listen to the podcast knowing you have funded its continuing existence, and that we love you.

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    LA ROJA
    A hardback copy of my book, SPAIN: The Inside Story of La Roja’s Historic Treble. If you haven't read it, it's the work of which I'm most proud and I think you'll love it.

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    LA FIESTA ABERDEEN
    Party time! You’re going to the backers’ party in Aberdeen, with me and BackPage. There'll be an onstage Q&A with me. You'll get a hardback copy of SPAIN: The Inside Story of La Roja's Historic Treble, which I will personally sign for you on the night. And you'll have a ton of fun.

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    LA FIESTA GLASGOW
    Party time! You’re going to the backers’ party in Glasgow, with me and BackPage. There'll be an onstage Q&A with me. I'll talk and talk. You'll get a hardback copy of SPAIN: The Inside Story of La Roja's Historic Treble, which I will personally sign for you on the night. And you'll have a ton of fun.

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    LA FIESTA DUBLIN
    Party time! You’re going to the backers’ party in Dublin, with me and BackPage. There'll be an onstage Q&A with me. I'll still be talking from the Glasgow gig. You'll get a hardback copy of SPAIN: The Inside Story of La Roja's Historic Treble, which I will personally sign for you on the night. And you'll have a ton of fun.

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    LA FIESTA LONDON
    Party time! You’re going to the backers’ party in London, with me and BackPage. There'll be an onstage Q&A with me. Endless football chat. You'll get a hardback copy of SPAIN: The Inside Story of La Roja's Historic Treble, which I will personally sign for you on the night. And you'll have a ton of fun.

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    THE SHOUT-OUT
    Can't make it to the party? For the same pledge, you can get a shout-out at the end of the podcast. I'll thank three backers by name at the end of each episode.
    You also get a copy of my book, SPAIN: The Inside Story of La Roja's Historic Treble. It's the work of which I'm most proud and I think you'll like it.

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    VIDEO CHRISTMAS CARD
    I'll record a short personal message, wishing you or someone you like a happy Christmas. I could add a special message from you, or talk about the person's favourite team, or answer a question about football. Or Paul Weller. Anything within reason, and we'll email it to you in time for Christmas.

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    LA FIESTA ABERDEEN - FOR TWO
    Party time! You and someone you like are going to the backers’ party in Aberdeen, with me and BackPage. There'll be an onstage Q&A with me. You'll each get a hardback copy of SPAIN: The Inside Story of La Roja's Historic Treble, which I will personally sign for you on the night. And you'll have a ton of fun.

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    LA FIESTA GLASGOW - FOR TWO
    Party time! You and someone you like are going to the backers’ party in Glasgow, with me and BackPage. There'll be an onstage Q&A with me. I'll talk and talk. You'll each get a hardback copy of SPAIN: The Inside Story of La Roja's Historic Treble, which I will personally sign for you on the night. And you'll have a ton of fun.

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    LA FIESTA DUBLIN - FOR TWO
    Party time! You and someone you like are going to the backers’ party in Dublin, with me and BackPage. There'll be an onstage Q&A with me. I'll still be talking from the Glasgow gig. You'll each get a hardback copy of SPAIN: The Inside Story of La Roja's Historic Treble, which I will personally sign for you on the night. And you'll have a ton of fun.

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    LA FIESTA LONDON - FOR TWO
    Party time! You and someone you like are going to the backers’ party in London, with me and BackPage. There'll be an onstage Q&A with me. Endless football chat. You'll each get a hardback copy of SPAIN: The Inside Story of La Roja's Historic Treble, which I will personally sign for you on the night. And you'll have a ton of fun.

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    BARÇA - LIMITED EDITION
    Get one of only 50 Kickstarter Special Editions of my book 'BARÇA: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World'.
    This will be the 2016 edition, updated to include season 2014-15, and will feature a page thanking each of you by name.
    These books will be the only ones ever printed with this addition. And I will dedicate yours in whatever way you like.

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    EL TÉLEFONO
    A minimum half-hour call from me – talk football, podcasts, fashion and the Paul Weller back-catalogue.

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    TAPAS! ABERDEEN
    Food and drink with me on the day of the LA FIESTA gig in Aberdeen. You will then be my guest at the party, which will include a signed copy of SPAIN: The Inside Story of La Roja’s Historic Treble and a whole lot of fun.

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    TAPAS! GLASGOW
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    TAPAS! DUBLIN
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    TAPAS! LONDON
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    THE PIQUÉ
    A hardback copy of SPAIN: The Inside Story of La Roja’s Historic Treble, signed by Gerard Piqué. Plus - if you can make it - a ticket to LA FIESTA in either Aberdeen, Glasgow, Dublin or London.

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    THE PEP
    A copy of PEP CONFIDENTIAL, signed by Pep Guardiola. Plus - if you can make it - a ticket to LA FIESTA in either Aberdeen, Glasgow, Dublin or London.

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    MAKE YOUR PITCH FOR YOUR DREAM GUEST
    We'll record a short call with you, in which you can make your case for your dream guest on The Big Interview. I can't promise we'll land him or her - but your pitch will make it on to the podcast, and we'll aim to make you happy!

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    THE BIG INTERVIEW with ... YOU!
    I will interview you, or someone you really like, in the style of the podcast. We'll research the subject's football life by speaking to the people who know him or her best.
    We'll produce a unique episode, with all the trimmings, which will be sent to you as a digital download.
    The interview may be recorded over the telephone or Skype depending on logistics, but if we can make it in person, we will.

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    THE PRODUCER
    Be a producer! Join me and BackPage for a production meeting. We get your input on the questions we should ask the guest and how to get the best out of them. You'll come to the interview with us, you'll meet our guest and get a picture with them. When the podcast goes out, you'll get a producer credit, read by me.

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    THE MESSI
    Get yourself to Barcelona – from that point, you are my guest at a top hotel in the city. I’ll take you for tapas, then on to the Camp Nou to see Barça in action. See the best team in the world, with the man who knows them best. Karaoke is not out of the question.

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