Today is the first day of MaxFunDrive 2020! If you’re new to our shows, many of them are a part of the Maximum Fun podcast network, which is audience-supported. The MaxFunDrive is our annual fundraising event/celebration of our audience/fundraising event (oh man we listed that one twice, that’s really embarrassing, it must be super important).
First, a thank you: We are only able to do what we do because of the support you’ve given us over the years and even if none of you leapt to our aid this year we would still consider ourselves among the luckiest people to walk the earth. We love you dearly and appreciate every one of you.
Secondly, MaxFunDrive is gonna be a little different this year. For starters, the Drive starts today and extends all the way through August 7. We’re stretching it out so it can be a bit more relaxed. It also gives us extra time to bring folks together for fun times and great causes - like weekly live-streamed events for charity, starting with Pub Trivia hosted by John Hodgman and Chuck Bryant on July 18th, with proceeds going to The Equal Justice Initiative.
Throughout the Drive, we’ll be slowly releasing new features that we’ve never had available before—like the ability to BOOST your membership to in-between levels, and the option to gift a membership to a friend or anonymous MaxFunster! Update 7/21: Boosting is now available! If you go to MaximumFun.org/Manage and sign in with your email address, you can then find your current level and decide how much you’d like to add to it.
We also understand that for some folks, now’s not the right time to join or upgrade your membership - that’s totally ok! There are a ton of ways you can join in and show your support by leaving reviews, helping to spread the word on social media, and more!
For those of you who are in a position to join or upgrade your membership, tiers start at $5 per month, which will give you access to over TWO HUNDRED HOURS of bonus content. If you sign up at $10 a month, you’ll get all that delicious bonus content, plus a MaxFun Membership Card, and your choice of one of this year’s crop of enamel pins. Signing up at $20 will get you all of those things, plus a super rad MaxFun Game Pack, which includes a custom deck of cards and 6 dice in their own bag! If you join at $35 a month, you’ll get all of that along with a rad vintage-inspired blue coffee mug adorned with the MaxFun rocket logo. You can see previews of our pins and this year’s donor gifts below or at MaximumFun.org/Join.
To sign up or upgrade, just go to MaximumFun.org/Join. You’ll see a grid of membership levels for you to choose from, you’ll provide your credit card along with some other basic information, and voila! You’re a member! Don’t forget to select the shows you listen to when you’re asked for your listener habits. Those questions influence how member funds get distributed among all the MaxFun shows. Your contribution will process automatically each month and renews automatically each year.
You all make what we do possible, in the most literal and practical sense. Your support has allowed us to make entertaining you our full time job, and it’s the best gig we’ve ever had. MaxFunDrive is our chance to stand humbly before you and ask if we can keep our job for another year. We hope you’ll agree.