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Dearest Listener,

Matinee Manatees is a podcast conceived to address a very specific need.  While there's a wealth of funny, interesting, entertaining podcasts for movie lovers out there, there aren't many that are also soothing enough to fall asleep to.  It is our intention, our purpose, indeed our very reason for existing to provide a comedic and atmospheric podcast that's both entertaining and relaxing, funny and calming, interesting and simultaneously just a little bit boring.  Float along with the manatees as they wax comedic and pedantic about classic movies that we've all seen and drift off in the company of good friends having a good time, whether you yourself are a half-ton aquatic mammal or not.

By becoming a Patreon donor to Matinee Manatees, you'll be not only helping us with the expenses of hosting a podcast, but allowing us the time and resources to produce and host content more frequently,  purchase better equipment, host higher quality recordings, and just plain see more movies.  Plus, as an added incentive, to do more good in the world, and just so we can all feel good about ourselves, half of all proceeds beyond hosting costs will go toward preserving and protecting real life manatee habitat via established conservation organizations such as the Save The Manatee Club and Defenders of Wildlife. (To be clear: we endorse them, they do not endorse us.)  Because, you know, why not?  We all do what we want, right?

A note on Donor Rewards: donor rewards for podcasts tend to involve withholding a certain amount of content from everyone but donors, and we'd really rather everyone who wants to listen be able to.  But we do plan on doing listener request episodes, and donors would be empowered to suggest and vote on movies for future episodes.  We also plan to distribute any gifts that we receive from conservation charities to top donors.  And, finally, any new donor who requests it will receive a shout-out on the show, and new donors at higher levels will be able to request short messages to be read on their behalf.  Whether you'd like to use this as an advertisement, a message to loved ones who also listen, or just an inspiring quote, it's up to you. Just, nothing likely to offend other listeners, you know?  We'll talk if there's a problem.

Thank you so much for helping us continue this ridiculous project we like so much.

... I love you.

-The Matinee Manatees

matineemanatees.com
Tiers
Otter
$1 or more per month
  • Shoutout in the credits, if requested
  • I love you
Seal
$2 or more per month
  • Patron-only polls on upcoming episode options
  • Shoutout in the credits, if requested
  • I love you
Sea Lion
$4 or more per month
  • Short (<200 characters) message to be read aloud on podcast, if requested
  • Patron-only polls on upcoming episode options
  • Shoutout in the credits, if requested
  • I love you
Dugong
$8 or more per month
  • Medium (<400 characters) message to be read aloud on podcast, if requested
  • Patron-only polls on upcoming episode options
  • Shoutout in the credits, if requested
  • I love you
Manatee
$16 or more per month

  • Second dibs on any gifts received from the various conservation organizations we support (in chronological order of who signed up for the tier)
  • Will be sent 1 item of all new merch we make when we make it free of charge (IF we wind up with enough of a following to make any merch; I don't want to oversell this possibility )
  • Long (<1000 characters) message to be read aloud on podcast, if requested
  • Patron-only polls on upcoming episode options
  • Shoutout in the credits, if requested
  • I love you
Walrus
$32 or more per month
I can't in good conscience recommend this, but if you've got the money to spare, half will go to something fun and half will go to a good cause, so who am I to stop you?

  • First dibs on any gifts received from the various conservation organizations we support (in chronological order of who signed up for the tier)
  • One-time ability to unilaterally dictate the next movie we review
  • All the rewards of Manatee level
  • I love you
Goals
100% complete
Due to the run time of our episodes (they are designed to fall asleep to, after all) file size and hosting capacity is the primary factor that keeps us from releasing episodes more often.  At $20 a month, we'll be able to start making good on our promise to donate half of all proceeds beyond hosting costs to manatee habitat preservation, and set our sights on upgrading our current monthly hosting plan, thereby being able to upload a new episode approximately twice as often.  Why, someday we might even be able to post one every week like a respectable show of reasonable length!  We dream big here.
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Dearest Listener,

Matinee Manatees is a podcast conceived to address a very specific need.  While there's a wealth of funny, interesting, entertaining podcasts for movie lovers out there, there aren't many that are also soothing enough to fall asleep to.  It is our intention, our purpose, indeed our very reason for existing to provide a comedic and atmospheric podcast that's both entertaining and relaxing, funny and calming, interesting and simultaneously just a little bit boring.  Float along with the manatees as they wax comedic and pedantic about classic movies that we've all seen and drift off in the company of good friends having a good time, whether you yourself are a half-ton aquatic mammal or not.

By becoming a Patreon donor to Matinee Manatees, you'll be not only helping us with the expenses of hosting a podcast, but allowing us the time and resources to produce and host content more frequently,  purchase better equipment, host higher quality recordings, and just plain see more movies.  Plus, as an added incentive, to do more good in the world, and just so we can all feel good about ourselves, half of all proceeds beyond hosting costs will go toward preserving and protecting real life manatee habitat via established conservation organizations such as the Save The Manatee Club and Defenders of Wildlife. (To be clear: we endorse them, they do not endorse us.)  Because, you know, why not?  We all do what we want, right?

A note on Donor Rewards: donor rewards for podcasts tend to involve withholding a certain amount of content from everyone but donors, and we'd really rather everyone who wants to listen be able to.  But we do plan on doing listener request episodes, and donors would be empowered to suggest and vote on movies for future episodes.  We also plan to distribute any gifts that we receive from conservation charities to top donors.  And, finally, any new donor who requests it will receive a shout-out on the show, and new donors at higher levels will be able to request short messages to be read on their behalf.  Whether you'd like to use this as an advertisement, a message to loved ones who also listen, or just an inspiring quote, it's up to you. Just, nothing likely to offend other listeners, you know?  We'll talk if there's a problem.

Thank you so much for helping us continue this ridiculous project we like so much.

... I love you.

-The Matinee Manatees

matineemanatees.com

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Tiers
Otter
$1 or more per month
  • Shoutout in the credits, if requested
  • I love you
Seal
$2 or more per month
  • Patron-only polls on upcoming episode options
  • Shoutout in the credits, if requested
  • I love you
Sea Lion
$4 or more per month
  • Short (<200 characters) message to be read aloud on podcast, if requested
  • Patron-only polls on upcoming episode options
  • Shoutout in the credits, if requested
  • I love you
Dugong
$8 or more per month
  • Medium (<400 characters) message to be read aloud on podcast, if requested
  • Patron-only polls on upcoming episode options
  • Shoutout in the credits, if requested
  • I love you
Manatee
$16 or more per month

  • Second dibs on any gifts received from the various conservation organizations we support (in chronological order of who signed up for the tier)
  • Will be sent 1 item of all new merch we make when we make it free of charge (IF we wind up with enough of a following to make any merch; I don't want to oversell this possibility )
  • Long (<1000 characters) message to be read aloud on podcast, if requested
  • Patron-only polls on upcoming episode options
  • Shoutout in the credits, if requested
  • I love you
Walrus
$32 or more per month
I can't in good conscience recommend this, but if you've got the money to spare, half will go to something fun and half will go to a good cause, so who am I to stop you?

  • First dibs on any gifts received from the various conservation organizations we support (in chronological order of who signed up for the tier)
  • One-time ability to unilaterally dictate the next movie we review
  • All the rewards of Manatee level
  • I love you