Overinvested is creating a podcast about movies and pop culture
264

patrons

$840
per month
What do you make?
Overinvested
is a weekly podcast from pop culture obsessives Gavia Baker-Whitelaw and Morgan Leigh Davies. Each episode, we dive into a film, TV show, or book we just can't stop thinking about. We usually stick to current pop culture, but we've also discussed classic films like Casablanca and American Psycho. So far, we've recorded over 70 episodes on topics ranging from Star Wars: The Last Jedi to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to Passengers, and even the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Why Patreon?
Overinvested is free (and ad-free). Currently, we cover the costs of making the podcast, which include web hosting for our website and audio, renting movies, and hours of our time each week. In order to keep making Overinvested—and expand it further—we realistically need recoup those costs.

How does it work?
You pledge a certain amount to the podcast, and pay that amount every month. For your pledge, you get access to a certain tier of rewards, from the ability to vote on future episode topics, to exclusive mini-episodes. Patrons who pledge $50 for a month can request that we watch a movie of their choice, and so far we've watched movies like Velvet Goldmine, The Fall, and Labyrinth. Patrons who pledge $100 can get us to watch whatever extra-special film we've decided to put in that tier at any given time. So far, generous patrons have forced us to watch all three episodes of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and Twilight.

We have recorded minisodes answering listener questions and discussing movies like Venom and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. We have also posted commentary tracks to accompany our Twilight and Star Wars prequel episodes, all available to subscribers at the $3 level and above.



Who are you?
Gavia is a staff writer at The Daily Dot, where she writes about geek culture. She also reviews movies on BBC radio, and will probably be on your convention panel if you ask her. Morgan is a writer whose work has been featured in publications like The Village Voice and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She currently works as an antiquarian bookseller in New York City. They ran a Kickstarter together to fund Big Bang Press in 2013.

We both have a lifetime's experience in getting thoroughly overinvested in pop culture, beginning in our early days as tweens neck-deep in Harry Potter fandom. We met online in the heady days of Inception fandom (and yes, we have recorded an Inception episode). This podcast began in 2016 as an excuse to talk every week despite living three thousand miles apart.

Where can we find you?
All of our episodes are archived on our website and on Soundcloud, and you can also find us on Twitter and Tumblr. You can email us here. We sell merchandise here.
Tiers
Bronze tier
$1 or more per month 37 patrons
  • Access to our patron-only content feed, including our blog and movie recommendations
  • Ability to vote on episode topics
  • Participate in call-in episodes
  • Our eternal gratitude
Silver tier
$3 or more per month 216 patrons
  • Access to exclusive mini-episodes
  • Patron-only content feed, including our blog and movie recommendations
  • Ability to vote on episode topics
  • Participation in call-in episodes
  • Our eternal gratitude
Gold tier
$10 or more per month 9 patrons
  • A piece of merchandise of your choice (one-time only)
  • Access to exclusive mini-episodes
  • Patron-only content feed, including our blog and movie recommendations
  • Ability to vote on episode topics
  • Participation in call-in episodes
  • Our eternal gratitude—and a thank-you card!
Platinum tier
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
YOU, PERSONALLY, will have the power to make us watch ANY movie (or pop culture equivalent) of your choosing, and record an episode about it. 


  • A piece of merchandise of your choice (one-time only)
  • Access to mini-episodes
  • Patron-only content feed, including our pop culture recommendations
  • Voting privileges in episode polls
  • Participation in call-in episodes
  • Our eternal gratitude—and a thank-you card!
Diamond tier
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Morgan and Gavia will watch the first Twilight film, which we will then discuss at length. This is the ONLY way to make us do this. Buyer beware. Also:


  • A piece of merchandise of your choice (one-time only)
  • Access to mini-episodes
  • Patron-only content feed, including our pop culture recommendations
  • Voting privileges in episode polls
  • Participation in call-in episodes
  • Our eternal gratitude—and a thank-you card!
What do you make?
Overinvested
is a weekly podcast from pop culture obsessives Gavia Baker-Whitelaw and Morgan Leigh Davies. Each episode, we dive into a film, TV show, or book we just can't stop thinking about. We usually stick to current pop culture, but we've also discussed classic films like Casablanca and American Psycho. So far, we've recorded over 70 episodes on topics ranging from Star Wars: The Last Jedi to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to Passengers, and even the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Why Patreon?
Overinvested is free (and ad-free). Currently, we cover the costs of making the podcast, which include web hosting for our website and audio, renting movies, and hours of our time each week. In order to keep making Overinvested—and expand it further—we realistically need recoup those costs.

How does it work?
You pledge a certain amount to the podcast, and pay that amount every month. For your pledge, you get access to a certain tier of rewards, from the ability to vote on future episode topics, to exclusive mini-episodes. Patrons who pledge $50 for a month can request that we watch a movie of their choice, and so far we've watched movies like Velvet Goldmine, The Fall, and Labyrinth. Patrons who pledge $100 can get us to watch whatever extra-special film we've decided to put in that tier at any given time. So far, generous patrons have forced us to watch all three episodes of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and Twilight.

We have recorded minisodes answering listener questions and discussing movies like Venom and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. We have also posted commentary tracks to accompany our Twilight and Star Wars prequel episodes, all available to subscribers at the $3 level and above.



Who are you?
Gavia is a staff writer at The Daily Dot, where she writes about geek culture. She also reviews movies on BBC radio, and will probably be on your convention panel if you ask her. Morgan is a writer whose work has been featured in publications like The Village Voice and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She currently works as an antiquarian bookseller in New York City. They ran a Kickstarter together to fund Big Bang Press in 2013.

We both have a lifetime's experience in getting thoroughly overinvested in pop culture, beginning in our early days as tweens neck-deep in Harry Potter fandom. We met online in the heady days of Inception fandom (and yes, we have recorded an Inception episode). This podcast began in 2016 as an excuse to talk every week despite living three thousand miles apart.

Where can we find you?
All of our episodes are archived on our website and on Soundcloud, and you can also find us on Twitter and Tumblr. You can email us here. We sell merchandise here.

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Tiers
Bronze tier
$1 or more per month 37 patrons
  • Access to our patron-only content feed, including our blog and movie recommendations
  • Ability to vote on episode topics
  • Participate in call-in episodes
  • Our eternal gratitude
Silver tier
$3 or more per month 216 patrons
  • Access to exclusive mini-episodes
  • Patron-only content feed, including our blog and movie recommendations
  • Ability to vote on episode topics
  • Participation in call-in episodes
  • Our eternal gratitude
Gold tier
$10 or more per month 9 patrons
  • A piece of merchandise of your choice (one-time only)
  • Access to exclusive mini-episodes
  • Patron-only content feed, including our blog and movie recommendations
  • Ability to vote on episode topics
  • Participation in call-in episodes
  • Our eternal gratitude—and a thank-you card!
Platinum tier
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
YOU, PERSONALLY, will have the power to make us watch ANY movie (or pop culture equivalent) of your choosing, and record an episode about it. 


  • A piece of merchandise of your choice (one-time only)
  • Access to mini-episodes
  • Patron-only content feed, including our pop culture recommendations
  • Voting privileges in episode polls
  • Participation in call-in episodes
  • Our eternal gratitude—and a thank-you card!
Diamond tier
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Morgan and Gavia will watch the first Twilight film, which we will then discuss at length. This is the ONLY way to make us do this. Buyer beware. Also:


  • A piece of merchandise of your choice (one-time only)
  • Access to mini-episodes
  • Patron-only content feed, including our pop culture recommendations
  • Voting privileges in episode polls
  • Participation in call-in episodes
  • Our eternal gratitude—and a thank-you card!