With the Foucault episode, we entered into a strange new world of sponsorship. Now I hate commercials more than just about anyone on this earth, and see philosophy as, in part, a haven from irritating commercialism. So, in getting into this area, I'm going to do my best to keep the irritation to a minimum.
That Audible commercial I floundered through on the episode wasn't too awful, was it? Well, whether or not they want to sponsor us further depends on how many of you folks check out www.audibletrial.com/PEL, so go do that if audiobooks interest you.
To get more sponsors, we need to provide our listeners' demographics. Consequently, we need at least 250 people to go fill out this form. All questions are optional, and providing your email address there will not result in your getting spammed or otherwise inconvenienced. So take two minutes if you will and fill it out as a way of saying, "yes, PEL, we want appropriately tasteful business entities to give you money so that you can feel like you can spend more of your time recording!"
One of our key desired sponsors:
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Noah Dunn says
“yes, PEL, we want appropriately tasteful business entities to give you money so that you can feel like you can spend more of your time recording!”
Are you guys trying to do this full-time? That would be awesome.
Mark Linsenmayer says
That would take a major miracle, but making enough to keep up a steady stream of activity w/o guilt may be doable.
Amir Zaki says
I filled out the form. Now they know everything about that is totally insignificant in terms of meaningful identity – gender, ethnicity, marital status, and income.
I am fine with the commercials at this point. However, if someone claims that Sartre used Viagra, I will know what is up.
filled it out. but all of my answers were lies.
I don’t like the idea of commercials and I’m sure that you are well aware that this move will drive away many people (it is also hard to market things, with the exception of books, to philosophers) but I filled out the form as I am extremely grateful for you guys taking the time to make these podcasts, it was the least I could do. I hope you guys continue to make amazing podcasts, I sincerely appreciate all the work you have done on them.
Beau Lyle says
Great podcast, the Foucault one was my first listen and I am HOOKED! Please start a ‘lets do this full time’ fundraiser!
Seth Paskin says
Thank Beau. LIke Mark said, that would be a monumental task, but we are working on some ways to generate revenue to free us up to do more stuff.
Todd Costa says
“What kind of beer do you like? Heineken? Fuck that Shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!” They should totally sponsor you guys, that would be monumentous hahaha! Took your survey BTW.