Scratching the Surface is made possible by listener support. If you like the show and want it to continue to exist, please consider joining us on Patreon and immediately gain access to bonus content, episode transcripts, and exclusive interviews.

Help Support the Show

We offer three patronage tiers:

a student tier at $3 per month that includes all exclusive content plus an optional 1:1 virtual coffee with Jarrett.

a standard tier for $5 per month that includes a monthly newsletter, bonus content, and access to our Patreon.

the superfan tier is $10 a month and includes all the above plus exlusive access to episodes a week early, quarterly office hours with Jarrett, and free or discounted entry to future events.

For existing members on Memberful

Even though Patreon owns Memberful, the company that previously ran these memberships, there’s unfortunately no way to port over members from one platform to another so if you’d like to continue supporting the show, we ask that you resubscribe over on the brand new Patreon page.

If you are currently supporting on the yearly plan, we’ve turned off automatic renewal so you can continue on this plan until it runs out and will continue to get this newsletter through the end of 2021. Once your year expires, over on Patreon, you can choose to support the show through one of our three new monthly tiers.

If you currently support the show on the monthly plan, you have until June 1st to decide if you’d like to continue supporting the show on Patreon. You’ll continue to get the newsletter until then after which your Memberful accounts will stop renewing. Once you’ve signed up for Patreon, we’ll be sure your Memberful account is deactivated so you are not paying double.

What Patrons Get

Since April 2018, Scratching the Surface has been funded entirely through paying memberships (first via Memberful, now Patreon). In becoming a patron, you get access to:

a monthly newsletter (sent the first Monday of every month) with episode previews, links and commentary, book recommendations, and bonus interviews

episode transcripts of every episode beginning with episode 180. (If you want an older episode, just let us know and we'll publish it!)

monthly bonus content including exclusive interviews, book reviews, videos, and more.

1:1 virtual coffees with Jarrett (for students and Superfans only at this time)

The podcast itself — after five years and nearly 200 episodes — has been and always will be completely free. At its core, becoming a Patron is a way for you to say you love the show and want to make sure it continues in the world. Thank you, as always, for your support.