You know that a big motivation behind MegaMaker is to push limits.

I want you to push your limits (in terms of what you can make this year).
I want to push my own limits (and try to make 100 things).
And I want to push the limits of what’s possible with a podcast.

Yesterday, I got this text message:

Text message from a listener

So much work goes into producing these shows. I ♥ that you folks enjoy them, and want to help support them.

Now we’re trying something new

As we gear up for Season 2 (on April 1st), I wanted to try something that’s never been done before.

A crowdfunding campaign for podcast episodes →

Right now, every podcast (Gimlet, Relay, WTF) is looking for alternatives to ad supported models.
What if we pioneered a new way of doing things?
Let’s let listeners & sponsors choose the topics for Season 2, and actively participate in what projects get made.

Here’s an example of a few of the project ideas that can be sponsored:

Image: Secret Makers, Mystery Box, and an app called Upstarter

If you’ve been itching to support the show, now’s the time!

You can pledge as little as $5. I also just opened up 16 new spots in the Secret Makers Society (if you want one, act quick – the last ones went really fast).

I’m getting excited about Season 2 (I just submitted new show art to iTunes). Can’t wait to get back behind the microphone!

StormtrooperCheers,
Justin Jackson
@mijustin

PS: One of the things I did during my podcasting break was write. You can read the MegaMaker magazine on Medium.

Listen to episode 15!

Ep15 of MegaMaker

This is the last episode for Season 1. The first episode of Season 2 will be April 1st, 2016.

The pressure to be creative and successful is exhausting.

Marcella is offering an awesome service called: Mindfulness for Makers

Mindfulness for Makers

Just got my first submission to the Higher than Hobbits project (tldr: we’re creating the world’s first open source band).

Thanks to Ross M. from Vokal Anti for providing this bass line! Please download it, make a song from it, and submit it!

 

Still figuring out what to do for episode 14 of MegaMaker.

Here’s my progress on making 100 things this year:

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I asked the secret SMS list what they wanted the title of their biography to be. Here’s what they said:

  • Fat legs in skinny jeans
  • It’s never too late.
  • Crazy Wisdom
  • Not Steve
  • Live like the tortoise, work like the hare
  • Dream big and make things
  • Shenanigans
  • Well done
  • Daniel of All Trades
  • Know It All, And Know Nothing
  • Living and learning
  • Harvesting Chaos: How One Man Finds Energy and Inspiration in
  • a Life of Distraction
  • I don’t get to name my Biography, that is the authors choosing.
  • Abstraction Among the Quotidian
  • The Jolly Genius
  • Defining the Problem: Before finding a solution.
  • In Search of Brain Freeze
  • Working with integrity.
  • In for the long game
  • Bearded Glory: A story of hair, sweat and success
  • Turning Chaos into Order: an ADHD Nerd’s Journey.
  • The Challenge of Something Greater
  • My Best! (And Other Stuff)
  • YODO
  • Breaking the status quo
  • Unexpected
  • That’s So Jonny
  • Made with Love: How one man found fulfillment in his career and family life
  • Behind the scenes
  • Making stuff for fun and profit, life of software developer
  • A lot of dry powder
  • The Life Of Pablo
  • Seen some things… done some things
  • Never stop exploring
  • Jacob Norton
  • The worthwhile life of a humble traveler
  • Master of Muppets
  • Almost Figured it Out
  • Building Community
  • MY BEST (AND NOT SO GOOD)
  • I don’t think I would want a biography. Haha
  • Thankful life of this guy
  • A story of one person’s rise to the middle.
  • Is That All There Is?
  • One Fun Son
  • Daring to be different
  • Desire
  • Enigma
  • Reading between the lines
  • Professional Amateur
  • It’s not rocket science; even when it is
  • The flippancy of clouds
  • Determined
  • Stumbling, Falling, Getting Back Up Every Single Day
  • The joys and tortures of the beautiful life of an amateur polymath.
  • Dude.

To participate in these secret MegaMaker missions text “Sunshine” to +1-424-247-5762.

Here’s what Scott is seeing right now in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA:

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Scott is participating in the secret MegaMaker missions. To join, text “Sunshine” to +1-424-247-5762.

Here’s what Mark is seeing right now in At the office this morning:

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Here’s what RJ is seeing right now in The tiny window in the break room at work:

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Here’s what Jeff is seeing right now in In my windowless office… ?:

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Here’s what Kevin is seeing right now in Cafe is on Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills:

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