Lantern Jack is creating Ancient Greece Declassified (the podcast)
40
patrons
$324
per new episode
Hi! I'm Lantern Jack. I host, produce, research, and go out and interview scholars for the Ancient Greece Declassified podcast. Simply put, the show is about exploring the most interesting legends, ideas, mysteries, larger-than-life characters, and watershed moments from ancient Greek history that continue to shape our world today.

In every episode, we bring on a world expert in ancient history, archaeology, or philosophy, and ask them to explain their most exciting research in simple language, free of academic jargon. We always choose topics that are relevant to today's world and today's challenges. Ultimately, it's not just about Greece. It's about the huge percentage of human history that, for better or for worse, survives only in Greek texts. Did you know that much of what we know about ancient Egypt, Carthage, Rome, Persia, as well as early Christianity and even the rise of Islam comes to us through Greek sources? Unfortunately, this treasure trove of knowledge remains inaccessible to most people, except those lucky enough to work or study in elite universities. It's time to change that.

Our mission is to declassify the "Classics," bring this knowledge out of the ivory tower, and make the fruits of classical scholarship accessible and enjoyable for all. But we can't do it alone. We need your help. It costs a considerable amount of money to produce a podcast. Every episode requires weeks of research. And getting high quality guests on the show entails many logistical expenses.

Just to be clear, our podcast will always remain free! Our mission is an educational one after all. But we still gotta eat something. So, if you've been enjoying our episodes and believe that you've derived some benefit from them, please consider pledging your support! You won't be charged for previous episodes, only as new ones come out. We usually release one episode a month. 

Thanks again for checking out Ancient Greece Declassified. We hope you will help us further our mission of declassifying the classics. Thank you so much!
Tiers
Citizen
$3 or more per new episode

Welcome! Your pledge to support this show automatically makes you a citizen of our little republic of ideas. Citizens get access to all bonus interview content (the extra material that doesn't make it to the final cuts of the published episodes) 

Hero/Heroine
$6 or more per new episode

You've risen above and beyond the call of duty to offer extra support to the show. That earns you eternal kudos in our book. You get:

  • access to all bonus interview content.
  • a thank you note plus awesome stickers mailed directly to you. 
Philosopher
$10 or more per new episode

Your conviction that ideas are worth more than material things makes you a true philosopher. You're gonna need a pen for your ideas. We've got awesome pens. You get:

  • all bonus interview content
  • a thank you note & awesome stickers
  • a very sleek Ancient Greece Declassified pen
Choregos
$15 or more per new episode

Your sponsorship of the arts brings joy to your fellow citizens and enriches all our lives. We are truly grateful. Like all choregoi (the word can describe a person of any gender btw), you deserve public recognition.  You get:

  • all bonus interview content
  • a thank you note & awesome stickers 
  • a very sleek Ancient Greece Declassified pen
  • a personal shoutout at the end of an episode
Euergetes/Euergetis
$25 or more per new episode

Blessed by fortune, you are a true benefactor of your community and your name is inscribed with appreciation on the public buildings and monuments of the land. You get:

  • all bonus interview content
  • a thank you note & awesome stickers 
  • a very sleek Ancient Greece Declassified pen
  • a personal shoutout at the end of an episode
  • your name listed on the website as a sponsor of the podcast
Philosopher King/Queen
$50 or more per new episode

The Age of Aquarius must certainly be upon us, because your generosity and commitment to knowledge and truth is as rare as the feathers of a phoenix. You get:

  • all bonus interview content
  • a thank you note & awesome stickers 
  • a very sleek Ancient Greece Declassified pen
  • a personal shoutout at the end of an episode
  • one of the books discussed on the podcast, signed by the author and by me and sent directly to you 
Olympian
$100 or more per new episode

Clearly you must be one of the immortals, who has taken human form for some great purpose. To thank you for your extraordinary generosity, I will begin an episode by naming you as a sponsor (e.g. "This episode is brought to you with generous support from [your name or company name or both]"). To prevent people from signing up for this just to get the reward and then cancelling, I'll ask that you be subscribed for a few months. This tier, of course, comes with all other benefits as well (bonus content, thank you note, stickers, pen, autographed book).

Goals
$324 of $500 per new episode
When I reach $500 per month, I'll be able to cover most podcast-publishing expenses (web and media hosting, software subscriptions, website maintenance).
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Hi! I'm Lantern Jack. I host, produce, research, and go out and interview scholars for the Ancient Greece Declassified podcast. Simply put, the show is about exploring the most interesting legends, ideas, mysteries, larger-than-life characters, and watershed moments from ancient Greek history that continue to shape our world today.

In every episode, we bring on a world expert in ancient history, archaeology, or philosophy, and ask them to explain their most exciting research in simple language, free of academic jargon. We always choose topics that are relevant to today's world and today's challenges. Ultimately, it's not just about Greece. It's about the huge percentage of human history that, for better or for worse, survives only in Greek texts. Did you know that much of what we know about ancient Egypt, Carthage, Rome, Persia, as well as early Christianity and even the rise of Islam comes to us through Greek sources? Unfortunately, this treasure trove of knowledge remains inaccessible to most people, except those lucky enough to work or study in elite universities. It's time to change that.

Our mission is to declassify the "Classics," bring this knowledge out of the ivory tower, and make the fruits of classical scholarship accessible and enjoyable for all. But we can't do it alone. We need your help. It costs a considerable amount of money to produce a podcast. Every episode requires weeks of research. And getting high quality guests on the show entails many logistical expenses.

Just to be clear, our podcast will always remain free! Our mission is an educational one after all. But we still gotta eat something. So, if you've been enjoying our episodes and believe that you've derived some benefit from them, please consider pledging your support! You won't be charged for previous episodes, only as new ones come out. We usually release one episode a month. 

Thanks again for checking out Ancient Greece Declassified. We hope you will help us further our mission of declassifying the classics. Thank you so much!

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Tiers
Citizen
$3 or more per new episode

Welcome! Your pledge to support this show automatically makes you a citizen of our little republic of ideas. Citizens get access to all bonus interview content (the extra material that doesn't make it to the final cuts of the published episodes) 

Hero/Heroine
$6 or more per new episode

You've risen above and beyond the call of duty to offer extra support to the show. That earns you eternal kudos in our book. You get:

  • access to all bonus interview content.
  • a thank you note plus awesome stickers mailed directly to you. 
Philosopher
$10 or more per new episode

Your conviction that ideas are worth more than material things makes you a true philosopher. You're gonna need a pen for your ideas. We've got awesome pens. You get:

  • all bonus interview content
  • a thank you note & awesome stickers
  • a very sleek Ancient Greece Declassified pen
Choregos
$15 or more per new episode

Your sponsorship of the arts brings joy to your fellow citizens and enriches all our lives. We are truly grateful. Like all choregoi (the word can describe a person of any gender btw), you deserve public recognition.  You get:

  • all bonus interview content
  • a thank you note & awesome stickers 
  • a very sleek Ancient Greece Declassified pen
  • a personal shoutout at the end of an episode
Euergetes/Euergetis
$25 or more per new episode

Blessed by fortune, you are a true benefactor of your community and your name is inscribed with appreciation on the public buildings and monuments of the land. You get:

  • all bonus interview content
  • a thank you note & awesome stickers 
  • a very sleek Ancient Greece Declassified pen
  • a personal shoutout at the end of an episode
  • your name listed on the website as a sponsor of the podcast
Philosopher King/Queen
$50 or more per new episode

The Age of Aquarius must certainly be upon us, because your generosity and commitment to knowledge and truth is as rare as the feathers of a phoenix. You get:

  • all bonus interview content
  • a thank you note & awesome stickers 
  • a very sleek Ancient Greece Declassified pen
  • a personal shoutout at the end of an episode
  • one of the books discussed on the podcast, signed by the author and by me and sent directly to you 
Olympian
$100 or more per new episode

Clearly you must be one of the immortals, who has taken human form for some great purpose. To thank you for your extraordinary generosity, I will begin an episode by naming you as a sponsor (e.g. "This episode is brought to you with generous support from [your name or company name or both]"). To prevent people from signing up for this just to get the reward and then cancelling, I'll ask that you be subscribed for a few months. This tier, of course, comes with all other benefits as well (bonus content, thank you note, stickers, pen, autographed book).