Hello, my lovelies!
From June – Dec, 2019, I’m removing ads and sponsors from the podcast for a planned six-month test. If the response is mostly crickets, it could end sooner, as this is an expensive roll of the dice.
The podcast will continue to be 100% free for everyone. No one has to pay anything to listen to the podcast.
Instead, this page offers an upgraded option. If you’d like to get exclusive access to me and a small tribe of like-minded people, you can contribute a few dollars a month (or more) to support the podcast. Pricing options are below, and you can easily cancel anytime at this link.
Here’s what you get:
1. Once per month, I’ll do an hour-long, live video Q&A… just for this much smaller group of supporters. You can ask me anything. Only supporters get to participate and ask questions. The first one will be on July 1st, 2019, and you’ll be notified via e-mail. If you can’t make it live, each session will be available to supporters right afterward as a recording. And if the audio is ever shared on the podcast, it will be delayed by at least a month.
2. Each time you hear a podcast episode (or see anything from me) that you consider impactful and want to share with friends, you can smile, knowing that you helped make it possible.
I’d really love a more direct relationship with my most dedicated listeners, readers, and fans. This is a great way to test it out. And since the podcast has become the engine that fuels everything else, if this experiment doesn’t work, we’ll just go back to sponsors. Easy.
Please only contribute what you feel great about contributing. This is zero pressure, and I’m not mailing out any beer koozies or other crap you don’t want. I’ll just do the private monthly Q&A for supporters, and I’ll share more good stuff. Think of it as a monthly gym membership for your mind and career. What is that worth to you? Please let me know by choosing below…
$9.95 per month:Monthly support ($9.95)
$19.95 per month:Monthly support ($19.95)
$39.95 per month:Monthly support ($39.95)
$59.95 per month:Monthly support ($59.95)
$79.95 per month:Monthly support ($79.95)
$1,000 per month:Monthly support ($1,000)
Change or cancel your plan (for existing supporters):Self-Serve Portal
Can I cancel my monthly support?
Yes! You can easily cancel at any time. Please simply click on this link or the self-serve portal button above. Input the email address you used when you first subscribed, and you will be emailed a one-time password (OTP), which will allow you to access the portal and cancel or modify your plan.
How will my money be used?
I’ll use it for all sorts of cool things that I can share, and that I hope will have a great impact in the world. Here are a few things I’ve done recently: published three books for free, hired staff to help with the now nearly 400 episodes of the podcast, supported scientific research for treatment-resistant depression at Johns Hopkins, helped establish the world’s first center for psychedelic research at Imperial College in London, and completed a pro bono launch of a powerful documentary.
Why am I doing this?
Three main reasons:
#1 – I’d really love a more direct relationship with my most dedicated listeners, readers, and fans.
#2 – Sponsors and ads chew up a TON of time that I’d rather spend finding and doing cool things I can share with you. To be clear, I don’t think advertising is evil, but the sponsor model consumes a lot of my time and energy. I’d much rather focus on finding and doing cool things that I can share with you. That’s why many of you read my books or listened to the podcast in the first place.
#3 – Over the years, thousands of readers and fans have asked me, “How can I thank you?” Aside from the books, I’ve never sold any products, courses, or otherwise. Fan-supported subscriptions allow you to say “Thank you, and please do more,” while having a more direct relationship with me.
Which payment methods are accepted?
All major credit cards, PayPal, and Apple Pay.
Is my payment information safe and secure?
Yes. We take privacy extremely seriously. Your payment information is handled only by processors like Stripe and PayPal, who use best-in-class security tools and practices to keep your information safe.
Will I be billed monthly?
Yes. You will be billed each month, and you can cancel at any time using the self-serve portal.
When will I be charged?
You will be immediately charged. You will receive a confirmation email, which will also specify the exact date of the next transaction (a month later).
What currency are the transactions in?
The currency is USD (United States Dollar).
But… I enjoyed finding products through the podcast! How can I find cool products you like?
Sign up for “5-Bullet Friday.” It is a short email of five bullet points, sent out each Friday, and each newsletter describes the five coolest things I’ve found or explored that week, often including books, gadgets, experimental supplements, tricks from experts, and weird stuff from all over the world.
What is your refund policy?
You are welcome to cancel anytime using the self-serve portal, but we sadly cannot refund payments that have already been processed.