Artist Amanda Palmer has always been eager to explore new ways of connecting with her fans. The latest example is a weekly podcast, The Art of Asking Everything.
It launches on 29 September with 10 episodes already lined up, and like some of the most popular artist podcasts (Jessie Ware, George Ezra etc) it will see Palmer interviewing a range of guests. Elizabeth Lesser, Lenny Henry, Laura Jane Grace, Eli Pariser and KT Tunstall are among those appearing in the first run.
Palmer is funding the podcast’s production through crowdfunding platform Patreon, where she has nearly 15,000 patrons now.
“Being able to create this podcast using patronage also means that I don’t have to answer to a boss, rely on advertisement, or otherwise dilute the content of the conversation,” promised Palmer.
“This podcast is produced purely by me and my home-team, for my community, with no added artificial ingredients.” Those patrons will be getting exclusive content beyond the main shows, which will be available more widely.