Lauren Ignited is creating a podcast & site
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I started LaurenIgnited.com in 2010 to showcase my love for local Houston music scene. I highlighted local musicians, concerts coming to the city, and interviews with notable musicians and event creators in Houston.

In 2016, I moved to Chicago and expanded the blog to include a podcast featuring interviews with notable Chefs in Houston and Chicago. In 2017, I honed in on my love for soul music and comfort food as the primary focus for LaurenIgnited.com.

New to the website, is my podcast co-host Greg Perrine. He is a Chicagoan who is a self-proclaimed, but a bit begrudgingly, foodie. Greg has recommended more than one amazing location for our team brunches, dinners, or cocktail hours. You can trust him 100% to get you to the best restaurant in Chicago! 

Together, we are the Ignited Podcast! I am interviewing soul musicians, Greg is interviewing Chefs from Houston and Chicago. And through it all, we are going to find out what IGNITES these individuals to do what they do. What is the story behind their success? What was the biggest mistake they ever made in the kitchen (and what did they do to fix it)? What is the weirdest thing they bring on tour? Tune in to find out all these answers and support if you're able! We do this as a labor of love and count on your support to keep moving us forward. 

XOXO,
Lauren and Greg
Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month
  

You’re already following Lauren Ignited, why not get more bang for your buck with a subscription to our monthly newsletter? Sound good? We will also throw in a freebie like a branded guitar pick, stickers or buttons, and more! Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!

  • Access to a feed of patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Free stuff!
Behind The Scenes (And secret prizes!)
$5 or more per month
  

So you’re ready to give more. We want to give YOU more. Not only will you get a monthly subscription and a couple of free fun things, you get more chances to win our monthly prize pack! Our prize packs in the past contained hand-made jewelry, a slew of artist rendered enamel pins, t-shirts, etc. You get 5 instant entries each month for being a Lauren Ignited Mile-High-5ver. We’ll follow you on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud, Instagram and Tumblr and give you a featured shout-out across all our socials.


Get a patron-only perspective on my work.

  • Behind-the-scenes pics and podcasts
  • Patrons get updates on work before anywhere else
  • Patron-only polls
  • 5 instant entries to win our PRIZE PACK
  • Social Media follow & shout-out
Ask Anything!
$10 or more per month
Have a question you’ve always wanted to ask a chef, musician, or lil' ol' me? Well now you can! As a Lauren Ignited Patron, you get to throw some foodie knowledge at our featured chef. We'll choose one Patron question to answer on each new episode of Lauren Ignited. We'll tell you in advance when your question will be asked on our podcast so you can make sure you and everyone tunes in. If your question makes it to our episode, we’ll mention you in the description copy and link to your personal page (Facebook, Twitter, website, etc.). We'll also give you a special look at how we make our podcast come to life! 


  • See how I make my podcasts
  • Tutorials
  • Featured Question on our podcast
  • Plus all previous rewards
Name In The Credits & Gift Basket
$25 or more per month
What more could we possibly offer you? Plenty! As our beloved and wonderful $25 Podcast Patron, you’ll get a gift basket of all our favorite treats from Houston to Chicago. Each basket will be curated by our host Lauren herself, handpicked and ready to be enjoyed by you! As a patron, you'll also be recognized for making our podcast possible.


  • Credits on an upcoming podcast
  • Lovely gift basket
  • Plus all previous rewards
You're the Interviewer!
$50 or more per month
You get to run the show. That’s right. You get to interview our featured guest on our podcast! A $50 Patron has a chance to chat with our guest over a 30 – 40 min interview. We will pick one $50 Patron a quarter, set up your interview and episode slot, and create your episode slot with a copy and link to all your personal pages. 


 To be eligible, you’ll need to be an active $50 Patron for at least 3 months. But if you haven’t been a Patron that long, it’s ok: you can pledge the missing amount as a one time pledge, and reduce your pledge back to $50 the following month. (For example, let’s say you’ve been a Patron for 1 month. Pledge $150 for the next month, and you’re eligible, and then reduce your monthly pledge to $50 the following month.)  


Join us for an episode!

  • Take part in the creative process of an upcoming podcast
  • Interview a guest on a featured episode
  • Plus all previous rewards


VIP to Pop-Up Dinners & Events
$100 or more per month only 30 left
This is a high honor dear $100 Patron! Why pledge this much? You get to be on a VIP list to our pop-up dinners & exclusive events. Imagine rubbing elbows with prestigious chefs, musicians, artists, and who knows who else! 


Get on our list and have a great experience!

  • VIP for you and a friend to our pop-up dinners and events
  • Plus all the great rewards above


Dinner With Us & a Featured Chef!
$300 or more per month only 10 left
You are the penultimate Patron! Try saying that 5 times fast. Pledging $300 or more grants you a private dinner for you and a guest with host Lauren at a featured restaurant. This sounds like a pretty worthy prize for you. 


To be part of this special reward,you’ll need to be an active $300 Patron for at least 3 months. But if you haven’t been a Patron that long, it’s ok: you can pledge the missing amount as a one time pledge, and reduce your pledge back to $300 the following month. (For example, let’s say you’ve been a Patron for 1 month. Pledge $900 for the next month, and you’re eligible, and then reduce your monthly pledge to $300 the following month.)  

Goals
$0 of $100 per month
When we reach $250 a month in patreon donations, we will create a happy hour event for fans in Chicago!
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I started LaurenIgnited.com in 2010 to showcase my love for local Houston music scene. I highlighted local musicians, concerts coming to the city, and interviews with notable musicians and event creators in Houston.

In 2016, I moved to Chicago and expanded the blog to include a podcast featuring interviews with notable Chefs in Houston and Chicago. In 2017, I honed in on my love for soul music and comfort food as the primary focus for LaurenIgnited.com.

New to the website, is my podcast co-host Greg Perrine. He is a Chicagoan who is a self-proclaimed, but a bit begrudgingly, foodie. Greg has recommended more than one amazing location for our team brunches, dinners, or cocktail hours. You can trust him 100% to get you to the best restaurant in Chicago! 

Together, we are the Ignited Podcast! I am interviewing soul musicians, Greg is interviewing Chefs from Houston and Chicago. And through it all, we are going to find out what IGNITES these individuals to do what they do. What is the story behind their success? What was the biggest mistake they ever made in the kitchen (and what did they do to fix it)? What is the weirdest thing they bring on tour? Tune in to find out all these answers and support if you're able! We do this as a labor of love and count on your support to keep moving us forward. 

XOXO,
Lauren and Greg

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Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month
  

You’re already following Lauren Ignited, why not get more bang for your buck with a subscription to our monthly newsletter? Sound good? We will also throw in a freebie like a branded guitar pick, stickers or buttons, and more! Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!

  • Access to a feed of patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Free stuff!
Behind The Scenes (And secret prizes!)
$5 or more per month
  

So you’re ready to give more. We want to give YOU more. Not only will you get a monthly subscription and a couple of free fun things, you get more chances to win our monthly prize pack! Our prize packs in the past contained hand-made jewelry, a slew of artist rendered enamel pins, t-shirts, etc. You get 5 instant entries each month for being a Lauren Ignited Mile-High-5ver. We’ll follow you on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud, Instagram and Tumblr and give you a featured shout-out across all our socials.


Get a patron-only perspective on my work.

  • Behind-the-scenes pics and podcasts
  • Patrons get updates on work before anywhere else
  • Patron-only polls
  • 5 instant entries to win our PRIZE PACK
  • Social Media follow & shout-out
Ask Anything!
$10 or more per month
Have a question you’ve always wanted to ask a chef, musician, or lil' ol' me? Well now you can! As a Lauren Ignited Patron, you get to throw some foodie knowledge at our featured chef. We'll choose one Patron question to answer on each new episode of Lauren Ignited. We'll tell you in advance when your question will be asked on our podcast so you can make sure you and everyone tunes in. If your question makes it to our episode, we’ll mention you in the description copy and link to your personal page (Facebook, Twitter, website, etc.). We'll also give you a special look at how we make our podcast come to life! 


  • See how I make my podcasts
  • Tutorials
  • Featured Question on our podcast
  • Plus all previous rewards
Name In The Credits & Gift Basket
$25 or more per month
What more could we possibly offer you? Plenty! As our beloved and wonderful $25 Podcast Patron, you’ll get a gift basket of all our favorite treats from Houston to Chicago. Each basket will be curated by our host Lauren herself, handpicked and ready to be enjoyed by you! As a patron, you'll also be recognized for making our podcast possible.


  • Credits on an upcoming podcast
  • Lovely gift basket
  • Plus all previous rewards
You're the Interviewer!
$50 or more per month
You get to run the show. That’s right. You get to interview our featured guest on our podcast! A $50 Patron has a chance to chat with our guest over a 30 – 40 min interview. We will pick one $50 Patron a quarter, set up your interview and episode slot, and create your episode slot with a copy and link to all your personal pages. 


 To be eligible, you’ll need to be an active $50 Patron for at least 3 months. But if you haven’t been a Patron that long, it’s ok: you can pledge the missing amount as a one time pledge, and reduce your pledge back to $50 the following month. (For example, let’s say you’ve been a Patron for 1 month. Pledge $150 for the next month, and you’re eligible, and then reduce your monthly pledge to $50 the following month.)  


Join us for an episode!

  • Take part in the creative process of an upcoming podcast
  • Interview a guest on a featured episode
  • Plus all previous rewards


VIP to Pop-Up Dinners & Events
$100 or more per month only 30 left
This is a high honor dear $100 Patron! Why pledge this much? You get to be on a VIP list to our pop-up dinners & exclusive events. Imagine rubbing elbows with prestigious chefs, musicians, artists, and who knows who else! 


Get on our list and have a great experience!

  • VIP for you and a friend to our pop-up dinners and events
  • Plus all the great rewards above


Dinner With Us & a Featured Chef!
$300 or more per month only 10 left
You are the penultimate Patron! Try saying that 5 times fast. Pledging $300 or more grants you a private dinner for you and a guest with host Lauren at a featured restaurant. This sounds like a pretty worthy prize for you. 


To be part of this special reward,you’ll need to be an active $300 Patron for at least 3 months. But if you haven’t been a Patron that long, it’s ok: you can pledge the missing amount as a one time pledge, and reduce your pledge back to $300 the following month. (For example, let’s say you’ve been a Patron for 1 month. Pledge $900 for the next month, and you’re eligible, and then reduce your monthly pledge to $300 the following month.)