Ed and Paul have hosted Rant Cast since 2009, 265 episodes and counting of high-quality football content, with dodgy jokes and, according to some, an anti-Wayne Rooney agenda. Whether the latter is true is open to your interpretation, but one thing is true: Rant Cast’s commitment to an hour-a-week of chat, for your pleasure, direct to your iPhone (or listening platform of choice). Now here’s a chance to show your appreciation!
Since 2009 many other United podcasts have come and gone, but the Rant Cast ploughs on. The show has never run advertising, relying on listener tips to cover costs, including a sending a little gratitude to Tom, Rant Cast’s fearless producer. Now, Rant Cast is on Patreon, a platform that enables people like you to support independent ‘artists’ like Ed & Paul. (Yeah, we’re no Da Vinci and Van Gough, but you get the picture.)
In return Rant Cast’s Patreon page also allows listeners to be rewarded with something cool. There’s a short summary of rewards below. No pressure, but if you’d like to get involved, or just want to find out more click through to the Patreon page for full details.
(in dollars, because although we’re in the UK Patreon is in the US)
Pledge $1 or more per month
Friend of the Rant Cast #FOTRC. This tier exists to guarantee YOU Friend of the Rant Cast status – forever. We really appreciate anyone who chooses to support the show at any level. You’ll also get access to the monthly backer video from Paul!
Pledge $5 or more per month
The “More Rant Cast Please” Tier. Every time we record we will do at least 10 minutes at the end of the podcast exclusively for Patreon backers. We’ll talk about movies, music, football away from United, that sort of malarkey. Plus, Patreon backers will get a bonus 30ish minutes-long show once a month.
Pledge $10 or more per month
Mug Tier. An exclusive backers’ Rant Cast mug becomes YOURS if you back at this level for three months for UK and Eire residents (or four months for those based further afield, shipping is expensive!). We’ll make sure they’re nice mugs and we won’t sell this design anywhere else. You also get access to all lower tier rewards.
Pledge $30 or more per month
The Art Tier. Thank you for backing at this level. That’s an amazing thing. After three months (for UK and Eire residents or four months for those based further afield) you’ll get a beautiful backer-exclusive limited edition art print by the brilliant Cal Gildart featuring Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Also all lower tiers.
Pledge $50 or more per month
The Interaction Tier. Whether it be a Skype call, or a handwritten letter, or some snapchats, or some terribly drawn doodle, depending on your preference, we’ll make sure we carve out some personal interaction time each month. You’ll also get priority access to the meetups in Manchester and London should we hit those goals. Plus all lower tiers.