TYT - Let's Build It Together! The Young Turks

Join us for the next exciting chapter of TYT and build our next home with us.
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TYT Network
Video / Web
Los Angeles, California
United States
8 Team Members


You, yes YOU, our supporters have always been the core of The Young Turks (TYT). Together we have always believed that we can make a difference and will we make a difference. We will stand up against the establishment. We will challenge conventional wisdom. Together we will not accept the fabricated truth that the mainstream media tells us. The heart of TYT believes the people in power are not always right and we can take that system on together by telling the truth. We have an opinion, we are honest about it, and everybody knows it. Over the past 12 years our supporters have grown with us with this unwavering spirit and passion for what is right.

Today, as we end one chapter of TYT history, we look forward to a new chapter with hope and excitement.  We recently moved out of Current TV studios where we have called home the last two years.  We haven’t found our permanent home yet so we will be residing in a temporary space while we will locate, plan, and build the new TYT Studio here in Los Angeles.  We want to build a quality TV ready studio that will stand up to all the other mainstream networks out there.  A space that TYT can proudly call home, from where we will continue to deliver the truth the way we’ve always done it - independent and unfiltered. We would love it if you can build it with us. We want this to be the house that YOU built.


To build a basic studio from the ground up we need $250,000. We recognize this is a significant amount but we are excited about this new chapter. We are excited about building something that is uniquely designed for TYT that we can call our home. We will start by building walls and laying down floors. We will install lights and hang curtains. We will set up work stations and hand pick equipment. We need cameras, microphones, audio mixers, monitors, and recorders. We also need to furnish the studio.  We are starting from scratch and we would like to invite you to build it with us.

We want you to be a part of every element in this new home. We realize this is no small amount but every small amount matters. We will know it was YOU who helped us build this and we sincerely appreciate it. Everyone who chips in will be commemorated on our website or on our special donor wall at the studio so that we can proudly announce that we built it together. We will dedicate physical parts of the studio, or even the main studio, to you. We also have some fun perks for you, like TYT t-shirts and hoodies, free TYT memberships, and more!


Hang out with Cenk & Ana!

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Get a piece of TYT History

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EPIC Tour of Washington DC with Michael Shure

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Get the EXCLUSIVE shirt that can only be found here for a limited time! & an AUTOGRAPHED picture of the studio as it's being built


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What will our Donor Wall look like? Let your imagination go wild. Dream big!

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Let TYT answer your phone calls. We have to warn you, your phone might start ringing off the hook with people wanting to listen to your VOICEMAIL GREETING!


***UPDATE: SOLD OUT!***
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Want us to talk to you personally everyday? Name a camera and that wish can come true!

***UPDATE: All the studio cameras have been named! BUT have no fear. YOU can still be a vital part of the studio - name a very limited and crucial studio THRONE. Who's going to get one of the coveted slots? Let the games begin!***
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Tell your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, random strangers...Tell EVERYBODY about our campaign! Send them the link to donate. Share, post, comment, tweet, repost, like, and retweet as much as possible. We will follow and @ tag everyone who tweets #IamTYT with our campaign link! Every bit of support really counts!


Did someone say contest? What’s this about an extra special gift? Just for fun, we’ve launched a special contest in conjunction with this Indiegogo campaign!

All you have to do is log into your Indiegogo account, share our campaign with your friends and family using the Facebook or Twitter buttons on our campaign homepage! The top five people who refer the MOST people that bring in contributions will win an extra special gift! What is it? Only one way to find out - be one of the top five!


The Young Turks (TYT) began in 2002 as Sirius satellite radio’s first original radio talk show program. We joined Air America Radio between 2006 and 2008 and got to be a part of AOL News Bloggers and AOL Hot Seat between 2006 and 2009. On December 12th, 2005, we became the first-ever daily online web television show. Since then, we are thrilled and grateful that our supporters have helped us reach multiple milestones! We received Best Political Podcast at the Podcast Awards and Best Political News Site at the Mashable Awards in 2009, News/Politics Shorty Award in 2011, Podcast Award for Best Political Podcast in 2012, and People's Voice Webby Award for Best News & Politics: Series in 2011 & 2013. Earlier this year we surpassed 1 billion views and over a million subscribers on our flagship program! Thank YOU!

TYT is now a Multi-Channel Network of online video talk shows including TYT owned-and-operated shows and a select group of outside partners. The network covers politics, economics, pop culture, social trends and lifestyle. We strive to provide uniquely progressive and uncensored commentary across the board. We are honored to have been called the “Kings of New Media!” The network generates over 55 million views per month and has over 1.5 billion lifetime views.

Visit us at our website: www.TYTNetwork.com
Subscribe to our YouTube channel: www.YouTube.com/TYT


Q&A

GENERAL

  • If TYT moved out of Current studios already where and how is TYT still able to produce shows?

  • YouTube was kind enough to offer TYT a temporary arrangement at YouTube Space Los Angeles (#YouTubeSpaceLA). We’re a tad bit squished in there but we’re excited about this new experience and looking forward to meeting a lot of new people. Follow us on Twitter (@TheYoungTurks) and Instagram (@TYTNetwork) for lots of fun pictures and behind the scenes updates!

  • What are your plans after YouTube Space Los Angeles? How long will you be there for?

    We anticipate our stay at #YouTubeSpaceLA to last approximately 4-6 weeks. We have located a temporary space to set up a studio but its not ready for us to move in yet. As you’re reading this, dry wall and floors are still being installed. The first portion of this Indiegogo campaign promotional video was shot at this space! We will be at this space until we finalize plans to build our permanent home.

  • Where Should We Put The TYT Donor Wall? http://youtu.be/XrPBA6bIY8U.

  • How To Get TYT To Record Your Voicemail Greeting http://youtu.be/dm-jdK8okSo

PERKS

  • WHEN will I get my most-comfortable-shirt-in-the-world?! How about my TYT Hoodie? I can’t wait for my flash drive! When will I get this?

    We will process all perks at the end of the campaign. Unfortunately, we just don’t have the necessary staff to process perks on a rolling basis. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding! You should receive an email by the end of December 2013 with instructions and claim codes to use at our store. Perks should arrive approximately 4-6 weeks after you place the order; international delivery dates may vary. Please note that shipping is NOT included with any perk. THANK YOU for your contribution!

  • How about my free membership?

  • We will process all perks at the end of the campaign. Unfortunately, we just don’t have the necessary staff to process perks on a rolling basis. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding! You should receive an email by the end of December 2013 with instructions and claim codes to use at our website. THANK YOU for your contribution!

  • What are the additional details for the TYT Main Studio dedication?

  • The following terms and conditions apply to the studio naming rights to The Young Turks ("TYT") studio. Upon receipt of payment in full by TYT, the Sponsor will have the right to name TYT's main studio for a term of TWO (2) years ("Term") commencing from the date of payment. Any name the Sponsor chooses for the studio is subject to approval by TYT. Once the name for the studio has been chosen and approved, the Sponsor may not change the name of the studio during the Term. TYT will create a stylistically appropriate plaque to commemorate the name of the studio and display the plaque prominently in or about the studio. Host shooting shows from the studio will periodically announce the name of the studio and give a verbal call out to the sponsor.

  • I have a big idea for a big perk. Who do I contact? Want to name something we haven't thought of?

  • Send an email to feedback@tytnetwork.com for consideration. Put "Indiegogo Perk" in the subject line.

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$404,076USD
raised by 3,673 people in 2 months
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  • $10USD
    Honor Roll

    YOU are super awesome! As a special Thank You for supporting TYT your name will be listed on the official TYT Honor Roll list on our website – www.tytnetwork.com We sincerely appreciate your support!

    889 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $25USD
    1-Month FREE TYT Membership

    Get the full 2-hour TYT show commercial-free at your convenience! Stream it. Download it. Watch it. Listen to it. The power is yours. You also get access podcasts to our other network shows. Plus, yes, YOU are super awesome too - TYT Honor Roll mention @ www.tytnetwork.com

    411 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $35USD
    Let's Build

    Thank you for being here with us from the beginning of our building process. We want to send you a 'before' picture of the studio signed by Cenk. The world will see the finished product but only you will have a piece of the process. (Shipping not included)

    152 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $50USD
    Cenk's Favorite Shirt

    We will send you the-most-comfortable-shirt-in-the-world! (according to Cenk) so that you can comfortably enjoy all the new content you have free access to! T-shirt, 1-month free TYT membership AND TYT Honor Roll! (Shipping not included)

    634 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $75USD
    Uber-SPECIAL t-shirt

    What's better than getting the-most-comfortable-shirt-in-the-world? An uber-SPECIAL version of it - of COOurse!! This is the only time ever and the only place in the world you can get this shirt. Check out the design on the "Updates" tab. YES! You need one (or more) NOW. Your friends and family may need one too...just sayin. OF COOurse you will also get TYT Honor Roll mention! (Shipping not included)

    494 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
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    $100USD
    TYT On-the-gogo

    Take your cool TYT flash drive filled with Post Games with you on the go! Ever feel cut off from the rest of the world because of the lack of internet connection? Never panic, be bored or frustrated again! Get a flash drive full of Cenk's favorite Post Games PLUS a special one exclusively released here.

    100 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $100USD
    Sound Board Your Life

    Stuck in a rut? Going through another dull and boring day? THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED! Get a flash drive full of TYT's infamous sound board. It will brighten and lighten any grey moment. We know you're already the life of any party but this will be the newest and coolest addition you can bring to a get together. You've asked for this for years. We're finally offering it. Don't miss this chance! (Shipping not included)

    68 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $250USD
    Are hoodies “thug” uniforms?!

    There’s only one way to find out! Here’s how it works: We will send you a TYT Hoodie. You wear it. Then you tell us if you feel like a “thug.” Of course, you will also have to tell us what it means to feels like to be a “thug.” What are we talking about?! Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etfUiGOwlNI Plus we will send you the-most-comfortable-shirt-in-the-world and TYT honor roll status as a super awesome TYT fan. (Shipping not included)

    77 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $500USD
    Let TYT Answer Your Calls

    Your favorite TYT personality will record a voicemail greeting just for you so that everyone who calls you will know that you are the ultimate TYT fan! Warning: Your mailbox is at risk of overflowing with messages of excitement and possible loud screaming. PLUS, we will send you the-most-comfortable-shirt-in-the-world, a TYT hoodie, AND, OF COOurse, TYT Honor Roll mention! (Shipping not included) *Message content is subject to final TYT approval

    13 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $500USD
    Hangout with Cenk & Ana

    An invitation to hang out with Cenk & Ana. Have you always wanted to participate in a Twitter Storm? This is 10 times better! Pick their brains to your hearts content during this virtual hangout in the usual uncensored, unscripted TYT fashion. Added bonus: You can do this in the-most-comfortable-shirt-in-the-world! Plus OF COOurse, TYT Honor Roll mention! (Shipping not included)

    17 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $1,000USD
    TYT Donor Wall

    It's official - YOU are SUPER DUPER awesome. Your name will be permanently etched on our TYT Donor Wall at our new home. You and the world will see proof of this at the newly built rebel headquarters. PLUS, we will send you the-most-comfortable-shirt-in-the-world AND a TYT hoodie. (Shipping not included)

    75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $1,000USD
    TYT POWER Poster

    You asked for it. So we’re offering it. Are we not merciful! Get it here or forever hold your peace. 7 hours to go. Signed by anybody or nobody. GO! (Shipping not included)

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $2,500USD
    LIFETIME free TYT Membership

    Are you the ultimate TYT fan? Are you ready for a lifetime commitment? We know this is a big step so we'll make it easy for you - no diamonds necessary! We will seal our mutual life time commitment by giving you free membership - till death do us part. PLUS, you will get special recognition on our TYT Donor Wall. We will also send you the-most-comfortable-shirt-in-the-world! and a TYT Hoodie so you can proudly tell the world in any season.

    36 out of 36 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $5,000USD
    Dedication: Studio Cameras

    Forever be a part of TYT productions! We will dedicate one of three main studio cameras to you. We will forever refer to this camera as the "{Fill in your name/or an outrageous nickname*} Camera." It's like our TYT hosts are speaking directly to you everyday! We will also send you the-most-comfortable-shirt-in-the-world! to comfortably watch the show in and a TYT Hoodie to keep you warm in the winter. *Outrageous nicknames have to be approved by TYT.

    3 out of 6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $5,000USD
    Dedication: Set Chairs

    We will dedicate one of four main studio thrones in your honor. Wait, did I just 'thrones?' YES! They are the vessels from which Cenk, Ana and our Power Panel guests will steer our daily productions. Will YOU choose what Cenk's throne will forever be called?* Let the games begin! The-most-comfortable-shirt-in-the world, TYT Hoodie & donor wall recognition is also yours. *Outrageous nicknames have to be approved by TYT.

    1 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
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    $7,500USD
    Trip to DC + Michael Shure...

    ...as your personal tour guide! 3 days, 2 nights in our nation's capitol. TYT will pay for airfare + hotel for you & a guest.* PLUS, enjoy DC Power lunches, meet Washington luminaries, VIP tour of the Capital & MLK memorial, enjoy coffee with a member of Washington Press Corps, tour Newseum + TV Studio, and meet the TYT Network DC crew! Watch This! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A90-4HjSqIg&feature=youtu.be *Airfare from Continental US only.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $10,000USD
    Trip to LA + Studio Tour

    Come hang out with us in person at our new home! Get an exclusive tour then join us behind the scenes at a production meeting and live taping of the show. TYT will pay for a 2 night 3 day trip to Los Angeles for you and a guest.* Of course we won’t let you go home empty handed! You'll also get the-most-comfortable-shirt-in-the-world with a TYT hoodie to keep you warm on the flight; PLUS lots of new TYT memories and inside jokes! * Hotel + roundtrip airfare from Continental US only.

    1 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $15,000USD
    Dedication: Conference Room

    Decide what TYT will call THE MOST used room in the studio!* This is where we hash out the story rundowns, throw around witty sidebars, & lots of other behind the scenes shenanigans that can't be discussed here. You won't be physically in the studio with us everyday but will definitely be a part of all the nitty gritty behind the scenes action! The-most-comfortable-shirt-in-the world, TYT Hoodie & donor wall recognition is also yours. *Outrageous nicknames have to be appr

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $50,000USD
    Dedication: TYT Studio

    We will name the studio in your honor. The main studio is where the action takes place and where all the magic happens. Everything from TYT's flagship show to our epic TYT arm wrestling challenges! Your generous contribution will not only help us build but to personalize the future of TYT. We will also send you the-most-comfortable-shirt-in-the-world! TYT Hoodie and set you up with Lifetime FREE membership (Shipping not included) *See Q and A for details

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    Estimated delivery: May 2014
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