This Week In Atrocity

This Week In Atrocity

is creating a podcast about Hallmark movies, and sometimes one about news

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patrons
I'm Jeb Lund, a freelance political journalist who started a podcast to fiddle while his profession burns. It began as a conversation between two people about national politics colliding with the politics of the fringe; then the fringe went mainstream, and work claimed one host. Eventually, this became a newsy lounge show with journalism colleagues, attorneys and politically active friends—plus the occasional review of classic Simpsons episodes and TV dinners with Jesse Farrar of Your Kickstarter Sucks.

For $3 per month (that's 10 cents per day), you get access to Dave and Jeb Aren't Mean, a nearly weekly 60-90 minute podcast with Deadspin's David J. Roth where we review another film from the gentle, unintentionally funny but generally sweet Uncanny Valley universe of Hallmark Original Movies. Patrons get advance notice of movie choices and theoretically could make us watch stuff or do different bits, but so far no one has exercised that power.

Please feel free to donate more. Your patronage goes to sustainability. Preparing and recording takes a lot of time, editing takes much, much more. Every donation is hugely appreciated, because making a funny and not-unkind feature-length podcast about, say, doofy well-meaning movies about greeting-card holidays is a really fun thing to take seriously.
Tiers
American Spirit - The Bare Minimum
$1 or more per month
Every dollar is welcome. Thank you! 
  • A feeling of beneficent satisfaction, picture and text posts, errata, announcements
Hallmark Christmas
$3 or more per month
Christmas is just ten cents a day!
  • Roughly weekly 60-90 minute episode reviews of Hallmark Original Movies, a mostly gentle exploration of it's creative universe with co-host and Deadspin editor David J. Roth and multiple guests.
  • All other bonus episodes, including a real half-episode of Your Kickstarter Sucks with YKS co-host Jesse Farrar
  • All deleted-footage audio
  • All previous rewards.
Lord of Atrocity
$10 or more per month
Thirty cents per day! Thanks very much. This really helps us devote more time to this and come up with gags and ideas that take more time and investment up-front.
  • A thank-you box of oddball swag, collected at only the finest military surplus paranoia outlets and religious institutions investigated by the state
  • Google Hangouts (up to 30 minutes) with me—you pick the topic so long as it's not rude
  • Plus all previous rewards
Atrocious Producer
$50 or more per month
  • Your name listed at the end of every show, along with senseless praise and fake details about your biography—all of which can be used as third-party citation when editing your own Wikipedia page.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Atrocious Christmas
$100 or more per month
  • Jeb will personally write your Christmas form letter (up to 1,000 words), tailor-made to bum out and alienate your family
  • (No pledge-and-drops, you're gonna have to stick with this one for a month before your seasons get greetings.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
63% complete
This offsets the opportunity costs lost to prep, interview and production.
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I'm Jeb Lund, a freelance political journalist who started a podcast to fiddle while his profession burns. It began as a conversation between two people about national politics colliding with the politics of the fringe; then the fringe went mainstream, and work claimed one host. Eventually, this became a newsy lounge show with journalism colleagues, attorneys and politically active friends—plus the occasional review of classic Simpsons episodes and TV dinners with Jesse Farrar of Your Kickstarter Sucks.

For $3 per month (that's 10 cents per day), you get access to Dave and Jeb Aren't Mean, a nearly weekly 60-90 minute podcast with Deadspin's David J. Roth where we review another film from the gentle, unintentionally funny but generally sweet Uncanny Valley universe of Hallmark Original Movies. Patrons get advance notice of movie choices and theoretically could make us watch stuff or do different bits, but so far no one has exercised that power.

Please feel free to donate more. Your patronage goes to sustainability. Preparing and recording takes a lot of time, editing takes much, much more. Every donation is hugely appreciated, because making a funny and not-unkind feature-length podcast about, say, doofy well-meaning movies about greeting-card holidays is a really fun thing to take seriously.

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Tiers
American Spirit - The Bare Minimum
$1 or more per month
Every dollar is welcome. Thank you! 
  • A feeling of beneficent satisfaction, picture and text posts, errata, announcements
Hallmark Christmas
$3 or more per month
Christmas is just ten cents a day!
  • Roughly weekly 60-90 minute episode reviews of Hallmark Original Movies, a mostly gentle exploration of it's creative universe with co-host and Deadspin editor David J. Roth and multiple guests.
  • All other bonus episodes, including a real half-episode of Your Kickstarter Sucks with YKS co-host Jesse Farrar
  • All deleted-footage audio
  • All previous rewards.
Lord of Atrocity
$10 or more per month
Thirty cents per day! Thanks very much. This really helps us devote more time to this and come up with gags and ideas that take more time and investment up-front.
  • A thank-you box of oddball swag, collected at only the finest military surplus paranoia outlets and religious institutions investigated by the state
  • Google Hangouts (up to 30 minutes) with me—you pick the topic so long as it's not rude
  • Plus all previous rewards
Atrocious Producer
$50 or more per month
  • Your name listed at the end of every show, along with senseless praise and fake details about your biography—all of which can be used as third-party citation when editing your own Wikipedia page.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Atrocious Christmas
$100 or more per month
  • Jeb will personally write your Christmas form letter (up to 1,000 words), tailor-made to bum out and alienate your family
  • (No pledge-and-drops, you're gonna have to stick with this one for a month before your seasons get greetings.)
  • Plus all previous rewards