Our Patreon campaign may have only launched on January 23rd, but there's been quite a lot of activity going on there! It's not too late to get in on these perks, either. Check out the Patreon page for more info.
Thanks to all the Patrons who have pledged support already. We're 20% of the way to our first goal of $65/month in order to satisfy all the podcast's operating expenses.
Read more below for a summary of the Patreon highlights in January.
Social Media Badges - I've posted all three Social Media Badges for the different patronage levels you can contribute at. These are just fun little images you can share however you like (on your blog, your Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to tell the world you're a Martian and that you support the show.
Bonus Content - All Patrons who contribute at least $1/month got access to a 10 minute bonus podcast that's the first in my "Off the Cuff" series. This time, we covered Moon vs. Mars. "Off the Cuff" is quick hit about current events, and it's unscripted, unscheduled, and uncut. I hope to do many of them in the future!
Quarter 1 Podcast Meetup - Scheduled for February 12th, I'll be hosting the first ever meetup for Patrons who contribute $3 or more to the show. We'll be discussing past and future episodes, as well as upcoming coverage of the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, which I will be travelling down to Houston to see.
Interview Announcement - Patrons who contribute $5/month or more got notice of the next interview for Episode 19. They're already thinking up questions that I'll read on the air! I think it's an awesome way to involve the contributors with the show.
It's not too late to get in on this action - head over to www.patreon.com/wemartians and see how you can not only help the show grow, but also become more involved with the exploration of Mars for as little as $1/month.