The Chronic Rift Podcast Network

After over five years of providing podcast entertainment without asking for anything, we need your help and so we're putting out the tin cup.
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John Drew
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Brewster
United States
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Short Summary

The Chronic Rift Network started as a public access show in New York over twenty years ago.  The show featured news, reviews, interviews, and discussion on many different aspects of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and comic art.  The show aired for four years.  Five years ago, The Chronic Rift returned as a pop culture podcast with many of the original members of the crew taking part in this new version.  Over the years, the show has grown and become a network of podcasts, all with the desire to find the culture in pop culture.

What We Need & What You Get

For five years, the network has never asked its listeners for anything, other than their listening appreciation.  And it's been great, but we have come to a point where we do need our listener's help in order to continue the network.  We will shortly be switching to Libsyn, a great resource for podcasters that will give us a better idea of who our audience is and will ensure that the network has a stable home.  We are asking you, whether you are a fan of a particular show or shows of of the network as a whole, to consider helping us.  We need $2000 in order to maintain the network feeds for the next year.  This money will not only keep your favorite shows in circulation, but it will also allow the network to premiere new shows in the months ahead.

We have a few incentives, besides getting great podcasts for another year, for those of you who contribute to this intiative:

  • $5 - Record a bumper that will be used on either The Chronic Rift or Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast
  • $10 - A USB drive with classic episodes of the podcast currently not available for download
  • $20 - Choice of selected classic Star Trek novels
  • $25 - An opportunity to appear on any of the following shows: The Chronic Rift, Presenting the Transcription Feature, Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast
  • $30 - Novelizations of Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek The Wrath of Khan
  • $40 - Choice of set of three Star Trek Log books
  • $50 - Season one of the classic Chronic Rift public access show on DVD
  • $75 - Appear in a special episode of Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast where four fans will get to discuss the two bionic series with hosts John and Paul.
  • $100 - Seasons one and two of the classic Chronic Rift public access show on DVD
  • $150 - Seasons 1-3 of the classic Chronic Rift public access show on DVD
  • $200 - Seasons 1-4 of the classic Chronic Rift public access show on DVD  (Fourth season will not be available until summer of next year.)

The Impact

Your donation, from $5 (which will cover a show like Dead Kitchen Radio or Generations Geek for one month) to $75 (which will cover the network feed of shows for one month) will help to continue our journey of podcasting excellence with each and every one of you.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can't help monetarilly at the moment, would you mind please posting this on your Facebook page, Twitter feed, and Tumblr account to name a few areas of social media.  Getting the word out there will help us as more and more people discover we need help at this time.

Our thanks for reading and considering this and we hope you will be able to help.

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  • $5USD
    You're Listening To...

    Record a bumper for either THE CHRONIC RIFT or CYBORGS: A BIONIC PODCAST that will be used at the beginning of future episode of the podcast.

    1 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $10USD
    It Has Come to My Attention

    $10 will allow two shows that appear monthly on the network to continue for a month. Record a bumper for either THE CHRONIC RIFT or CYBORGS: A BIONIC PODCAST that will be used at the beginning of future episode of the podcast. AND A USB drive with classic episodes of the Chronic Rift podcast currently not available for download.

    5 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $20USD
    The G2V Trek

    Up to 4 monthly podcasts can have another month's run with this donation. Choose from one of the following STAR TREK books. Please email john@chronicrift.com with your choice once you have donated. First come, first serve. The Entropy Effect - Vonda McIntyre Star Trek - James Blish Star Trek 3 - James Blish Star Trek 6 - James Blish Star Trek 9 - James Blish Star Trek 10 - James Blish Star Trek: The New Voyages anthology The World of Star Trek - David Gerrold

    1 out of 8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
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    $25USD
    Dead Kitchen Radio's Playlist

    Five monthly shows will get another month of life with this donation. An opportunity to appear on any of the following shows: The Chronic Rift, Presenting the Transcription Feature, Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast

    5 out of 5 claimed
  • SOLD OUT

    $30USD
    The Wrath of Generations Geek

    One of the weekly podcasts will get a month's run with this donation. Record a bumper for either THE CHRONIC RIFT or CYBORGS: A BIONIC PODCAST that will be used at the beginning of future episode of the podcast. AND The novelizations for Star Trek The Motion Picture and Star Trek The Wrath of Khan.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $40USD
    This and Trek with Him and Her

    This donation can help the network itself towards staying online for another month. Record a bumper for either THE CHRONIC RIFT or CYBORGS: A BIONIC PODCAST that will be used at the beginning of future episode of the podcast. AND Choice of Star Trek Logs 1-3 or 6-8 by Alan Dean Foster. Please email john@chronicrift.com with your choice. First come, first serve.

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $50USD
    Cyborgs: A Bionic Donation

    Now we're getting into an area where your donation can help a number of shows last another month, or a single monthly show can last an entire year. Record a bumper for either THE CHRONIC RIFT or CYBORGS: A BIONIC PODCAST that will be used at the beginning of future episode of the podcast. AND Season one of the classic Chronic Rift public access show on DVD.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $75USD
    This is Oscar Goldman Speaking

    This donation will keep the network going an entire month. Four fans will be brought together for a special episode of CYBORGS: A BIONIC PODCAST. Must use Skype in order to participate.

    2 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $100USD
    Mighty Movie Donation

    Several shows can be given several months of programming of one of the larger shows, like The Cardboard Jungle, will get a month of time. This donation will also allow the network feed to continue for a month. Record a bumper for either THE CHRONIC RIFT or CYBORGS: A BIONIC PODCAST that will be used at the beginning of future episode of the podcast. AND Seasons one and two of the classic Chronic Rift public access show on DVD.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $150USD
    The Weekly Podioplex

    You can keep the network going for two months with a donation like this. Record a bumper for either THE CHRONIC RIFT or CYBORGS: A BIONIC PODCAST that will be used at the beginning of future episode of the podcast. AND Seasons 1-3 of the classic Chronic Rift public access show on DVD.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $200USD
    The Chronic Rift Spotlight

    This will ensure that a number of shows can last the year on the network or that the network feed can go on for almost three months. Record a bumper for either THE CHRONIC RIFT or CYBORGS: A BIONIC PODCAST that will be used at the beginning of future episode of the podcast. AND Seasons 1-4 of the classic Chronic Rift public access show on DVD. (Fourth season will not be available until summer of next year.)

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
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