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It's Super Effective is ready to evolve our podcast to the next level. If you're willing to listen, we can take that journey together.
It's Super Effective is ready to evolve our podcast to the next level. If you're willing to listen, we can take that journey together.
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It's Super Effective, Evolving the Best Pokémon Podcast

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It's Super Effective has been around since July of 2010. Since then... our small Pokémon based show has won awards, created huge events, and broken into the top tier of audio services like iTunes and Stitcher Radio. 

Everything up to this point has been funded out of pocket. Hosting fees, server fees, and service fees all add up over the years. PKMNcast has sold many cool shirts in this time but never really recovered much from them due to set up costs and printing fees. None of this has really mattered because the It's Super Effective community is incredible and has supported us all the way. Now, I am asking for some money, so I can make the PKMNcast site and the It's Super Effective podcast Mega-evolve into something bigger and better! 

Our Goal

Our goal is simple. I would like to raise $5,000 to lock in 100 more episodes for our listeners. In doing so, we are striving for more content and better sounding shows. 

With the funds raised, I can pay for the website servers, podcast servers, domain renewals, and other internet-related fees that occur from running the show. More importantly, I can provide the regular guests on the show with better equipment for recording. This equipment would range from microphones to pop-filters to shock mounts. The rest of the money will go to producing the rewards. Any remaining funds will go to travel for public events that raise awareness of It's Super Effective such as the Midwest Gaming Classic, C2E2, and (hopefully) PAX. 

About the Show

  • Introduction: The part of the show where we talk about nothing. We say hello and stuff.
  • News: We talk about the latest Pokémon news! 
  • Featured Topic: Part of the show where we focus on something specific. Usually involves arguments between the casters. 
  • Pokémon of the Week: We pick a Pokémon and talk about it. Ups and downs and all the other important issues that come with said weekly duty. 
  • E-mails: We answer your questions!

Sample Podcast Audio

This 8 minutes was a pulled from the news section of our show (Episode 138). It was BEFORE Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire was announced. This shows the strength of our chemistry and our bad jokes!

Who Has Been on "It's Super Effective"? 

The Rewards Part

Tier #9, #10, and #11 are all sponsor level rewards. Please contact us before you pledge. If you want your product, service, or media advertised on our show, we'd love to hear about it before you click that pledge button. We have the right to say "no" to something we don't feel comfortable advertising. We have ran ads for Squarespace, Foot Cardigan, and Image & Form (creators of SteamWorld Dig) in the past.

Stretch Goals

We introduced 4 Stretch Goals to help further fund It's Super Effective without delaying the initial goals. 

The first goal is pretty straight forward... we badly draw Pokémon and tweet them daily - hopefully to bring a smile to your face. The second goal is that every backer $10+ or high will get TWO exclusive Kickstarter-only episodes instead of one. 

The third goal is to raise enough money to buy a 3DS Capture Kit and software/hardware to stream Pokémon games in the future. If we can hit this, we can plan a once a week nightly stream of Pokémon (or more). Finally the last goal is to reserve a venue for a 3rd art show. Everyone wants another show to take place, and we need money to rent a venue to start preparing! 

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1 of 15 Enthusiastic Shows picked by iTunes in the Press Start Feature
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Risks and challenges

I have Kickstarted two projects, both which succeeded their goals by over 300%. These projects, of course, were not flaw free. With that being said, every backer helped create two awesome projects and got some cool stuff for doing so... that stuff was just delivered a bit late.

This project should be fairly easy to complete. I've ran the show for 4+ years. So recording, editing, and publishing another 100 episodes with new guests should be simple.

The only possible issues could relate to the rewards being delivered in time. All the rewards have been items I've provided in the past. With that being said, I already have established relationships with the places I order from.

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    We'll let everyone know you helped make "It's Super Effective" a continuing reality by putting your name in the "Special Thanks" section on our website.

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    An exclusive episode of "It's Super Effective" that ONLY Backers can listen to. The direction of this show will be influenced by Backers as well. Plus your name in the "Special Thanks" section on our website.

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    A "Super Effective" Sticker and Button pack! Show the world how much you love our show by putting our stuff on other people's products! This also includes a personal thank you on an episode, access to an exclusive episode, and a thank you on our website.

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    A "Super Effective" Shirt! Plus the stickers and buttons and a personal thank you on an episode, access to an exclusive episode, and a thank you on our website.

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    This is it... Be a guest on a Full Episode of "It's Super Effective". We get asked this a lot - "Can I be on?" Yes... now you can! Reserve a spot for when 2015 rolls around. You also get access to the exclusive episode.

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    This is it (again, again)... Be a guest on a Full Episode of "It's Super Effective". You get to be on the show, plus you get the shirt, the stickers, the personal thank you, access to the exclusive episode, and a thank you on our website. The first 10 sold out so quickly that we are doing another batch!

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    Become a Sponsor for 3 episodes! Have your show, product, personal, etc. broadcasted to our ever growing "Super Effective" fan base. Please MESSAGE US for more details. ISE staff reserves the right to say "no" to Sponsors due to content.

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    Become a Sponsor for 8 episodes! Have your show, product, personal, etc. broadcasted to our ever growing "Super Effective" fan base. Please MESSAGE US for more details. ISE staff reserves the right to say "no" to Sponsors due to content.

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    Become a Sponsor for 20 episodes! Have your show, product, personal, etc. broadcasted to our ever growing "Super Effective" fan base. Please MESSAGE US for more details. ISE staff reserves the right to say "no" to Sponsors due to content.

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    We'll thank you personally on an episode! You'll also get access to an exclusive episode of "It's Super Effective" and your name in the "Special Thanks" section on our website.

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    The "It's Super Effective" pillow pack! Not only do you get the PKMNcast pillow, but you get to pick the topic on a future episode! Plus the shirt, stickers, and buttons. You also get a personal thank you on an episode, access to an exclusive episode, and a thank you on our website.

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    This is it (again)... Be a guest on a Full Episode of "It's Super Effective". You get to be on the show, plus you get the shirt, the stickers, the personal thank you, access to the exclusive episode, and a thank you on our website.

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