Update 5/6: We just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who joined, upgraded, or boosted your MaxFun membership during this year’s MaxFunDrive. Your support truly means the world, and we are deeply grateful for it.
Today is the first day of MaxFunDrive 2022! If you’re new to our shows, you might not know that many of them are a part of the audience-supported podcast network Maximum Fun. The MaxFunDrive is our annual fundraising event and celebration of our audience.
First things first, thank you: Your support is the main reason we are able to do what we do. That you have continued to support us as enthusiastically as you have for more than a decade is both humbling and deeply appreciated. Our gratitude genuinely knows no bounds.
We know 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 using the hashtag #MaxFunDrive, and more!
As part of the celebration, we’ll be doing livestreams throughout the Drive, including a virtual escape room livestream hosted by the team behind Escape This Podcast on Thursday night at 9:30 PM ET on our YouTube channel. For info on the other streams, keep an eye on our social media!
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 THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY HOURS of bonus content. If you sign up at $10 a month, you’ll get all that delicious bonus content, plus a letterpress MaxFun Membership Card, and one of 35 embroidered patches! There’s one from each show, and they were all designed by Maret Bondorew from Frog & Toad Press. Signing up at $20 will get you all of those things, plus your choice of either the MaxFun Creativity Pack or an embroidered Rocket Hat! The Creativity Pack features the MaxFun Inspiration Deck, a beautiful deck of 54 cards illustrated by Ellen VanderMyde. Each card has an activity suggestion from your favorite hosts or your pals at MaxFun designed to inspire you to enjoy friends, nature, food, you time, making some art, and more! The kit also comes with a set of 3 postcards, a piece of non-hardening colorful modeling clay, and a custom BlackWing pencil. If you join at $35 a month, you’ll get all of that along with a MaxFun messenger bag, a 13” x 13” x 3.5”, natural-colored cotton canvas bag with the MaxFun rocket logo embroidered on the front. You can see previews of our patches and all of this year’s member gifts below or at MaximumFun.org/Join.
To sign up, upgrade or boost your membership just go to MaximumFun.org/Join. You’ll choose a membership level from the grid of options, provide some basic information and billing details, 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 determine how your membership funds get distributed among 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.