#SpecialAnnouncement: Patreon Launched!
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I hope you’re all safe! Some of you also asked me if I had set up a Patreon so that they could help support the show, and that’s why I’m sending this short special episode your way today. I had thought about that, but I wasn’t sure there was a demand for this. Apparently, there is one — at least a small one — so, first, I wanna thank you and say how grateful I am to be in a community that values this kind of work!

The Patreon page is now live at patreon.com/learnbayesstats. It starts as low as 3€ and you can pick from 4 different tiers:

  1. "Maximum A Posteriori" (3€): Join the Slack, where you can ask questions about the show, discuss with like-minded Bayesians and meet them in-person when you travel the world.
  2. "Full Posterior" (5€): Previous tier + Your name in all the show notes, and I'll express my gratitude to you in the first episode to go out after your contribution. You also get early access to the special episodes. -- that I'll make at an irregular pace and will include panel discussions, book releases, live shows, etc.
  3. "Principled Bayesian" (20€): Previous tiers + Every 2 months, I'll ask my guest two questions voted-on by "Principled Bayesians". I'll probably do that with a poll in the Slack channel, which will be only answered by the "Principled Bayesians" and of these questions, I will ask the top 2 every two months on the show. 
  4. "Good Bayesian" (200€, only 8 spots): Previous tiers + Every 2 months, you can come on the show and you ask one question to the guest without a vote. So that's why I can't have too many people in that tier.

Before telling you the best part: I already have a lot of ideas for exclusive content and options. I first need to see whether you're as excited as I am about it. If I see you are, I'll be able to add new perks to the tiers! So give me your feedback about the current tiers or any benefits you'd like to see there... but don't see yet! BTW, you have a new way to do that now: sending me voice messages at anchor.fm/learn-bayes-stats/message!

Now, the icing on the cake: until July 31st, if you choose the "Full Posterior" tier (5$) or higher, you get early access to the very special episode I'm planning with Andrew Gelman, Jennifer Hill and Aki Vehtari about their upcoming book, "Regression and other stories". To top it off, there will be a promo code in the episode to buy the book at a discount price — now, that is an offer you can't turn down!

Alright, that is it for today — I hope you’re as excited as I am for this new stage in the podcast’s life! Please keep the emails, the tweets, the voice messages, the carrier pigeons coming with your feedback, questions and suggestions.

In the meantime, take care and I’ll see you in the next episode — episode 19, with Cameron Pfiffer, who’s the first economist to come on the show and who’s a core-developer of Turing.jl. We’re gonna talk about the Julia probabilistic programming landscape, Bayes in economics and causality — it’s gonna be fun ;) 

Again, patreon.com/learnbayesstats if you want to support the show and unlock some nice perks. Thanks again, I am very grateful for any support you can bring me!

Our theme music is « Good Bayesian », by Baba Brinkman (feat MC Lars and Mega Ran). Check out his awesome work at https://bababrinkman.com/ !

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