We do NOT see ourselves as a membership provider at all. We are rather dismayed to see how much Patreon is now using the term “membership” everywhere. Our supporters are patrons. Our content is free, except for the little rewards we give for the patrons. There is nothing “membership” about it and we don’t want there to be. We charge per podcast we produce, but the podcasts are free to anyone. We don’t want to start calling our patrons “members” and confuse everyone with that term. This isn’t an exclusive club, or a Netflix where someone has to join to get the content.
Also, is Patreon going to continue to support the per-creation payments? We are concerned that with this change towards “membership” there is going to be a push to get everyone to get paid per month rather than per creation. We have several specific reasons why we strongly prefer the per-creation model.