Three weeks ago we announced that from July 1st 2019 the 90 Minute Cynic would increase its output considerably, including having one full time staff solely focused on creating almost daily content. The response we received was incredible and we cannot put into words how much we appreciate all the support we have received.
It’s now time to reveal the details: what we will we be providing and how the subscription service will work.
First of all: our regular Tuesday Podcast will remain FREE and in the same format. If you are a casual listener and do not want any extra content then don’t worry……nothing changes! That podcast will still be available in whatever podcast app you use, every Tuesday night.
Extra Content Subscription
We will be providing our extra content via Patreon. It’s easy to sign up and easy to use – we’ll give you all the details and show you how. Our Patreon will be open to subscriptions from May the 2nd with these exclusive podcasts and videos starting officially from Monday the 1st of July.
However, for those of you that sign up early we’ll give you a few tasters of what is to come: we plan to release at least 4 podcasts exclusive to Patreon subscribers from May until 1st July. These will be versions of podcasts that will be included in Tier 2 and Tier 3 as detailed below.
By signing up this early you’ll also be helping us out enormously as we’ll be able to fully start planning and producing content.
Not only that – if you do sign up before July, we will show our appreciation by…
…giving you an EXCLUSIVE 90 Minute Cynic Pin badge!
So if you become a subscriber, what will you get? Well, it’s more a matter of ‘what do you want’? There are three tiers at different prices and different level of content.
(note: Patreon levels are in US dollar so we’re showing the ca. equivalent in GBP in brackets. The prices are the minimum for that tier – if you want to contribute more, you’re more than welcome!)
$2 (ca. £1.55) or more per month
This tier is an opportunity to donate to the running of the podcast WITHOUT any extra regular content. We’ve been running the 90 Minute Cynic as a podcast and a webcast since 2011 so if you’ve enjoyed our work and want to throw something our way as a way to support, this is the tier for you. Any level of support would be greatly appreciated.
The Season Cynic
$7 (ca £5.33) or more per month
Tier 2 is for the subscriber that wants all the latest Celtic news, including previews and reviews of all the games, without any of the added features.
For the price of a (fancy) pint, this tier offers unrivaled coverage of all Celtic games and current news. Utilising a variety of interesting and informed contributors but focused around the core 90 Minute Cynic team, we will be previewing each Celtic game, and review the matches through instant, same day reaction podcast and weekly tactical and statistical analysis pods.
There will be a weekly current news discussion podcast, audio from Celtic arranged press conferences and if there are any big breaking Celtic news, we will have coverage up as soon as possible.
This tier guarantees at least 4 extra podcasts a week and one weekly video. Full coverage of Celtic during the season with intervals during the international and winter breaks.
What you’ll get (above and beyond the weekly FREE Cynic pod)
- Same day podcasts after all Celtic games: direct, instant reaction recorded and released as soon as possible after final whistle.
- Preview pod for all Celtic games: In-depth look at how both Celtic and their opponents will approach the game,.
- Weekly analysis pod: Every Celtic game broken down from a tactically perspective and with advanced stats (from a co-operation with the Modern Fitba website)
- Weekly news discussion pod: Start your Celtic week off with a pod covering all the latest Celtic news, the latest Scottish football media craziness and other world football happenings.
- Unfiltered access to all Celtic arranged press conferences (both pre-game and after all home games) – either as standalone pods or part of other podcasts above.
- Reaction pods to breaking news.
The Full Cynic
$9 or more per month (£6.93)
Tier 3 is for subscribers that want continued, constant and wide coverage of everything Celtic – with no stopping for the end of season, winter break or the international break. Celtic all year round.
For only around £1.50 more a month, you’ll get everything included in Tier 2 and also a large variety of feature pods and videos covering every aspect of Celtic. You will receive two unique Celtic related 90 Minute Cynic badges a year and have the opportunity to interact with the team via our voicemail Podcast.
All the podcasts included in Tier 2 plus at least 4 extra podcasts a month
Planned feature Podcasts include:
- The Transfer Committee: All the transfer rumours, but also a pod that analyses the squad and tried to identifying potential targets with the help of wide range of experts.
- Timeline Celtic: Focus on a Celtic team, season, game or player through history.
- The Fans: Podcast focusing on the experience of being a Celtic fan: from being in the stadium and at away games, to watching games at home or across the globe in a local CSC
- The Culture Club: Strips, shoes, music, TV, fashion – anyone or anything cultural connected to Celtic.
- Political Celtic: Looking at the club through a political and social lens, including current campaigns & charity events.
- Cynic Games: Filled with Celtic trivia, quizzes and pundit vs pundit competitions – it’s the Mastermind of Celtic podcasts.
- The Interview: We’ll work hard to get access to and interviews with as many current or past players, staff and other people connected to Celtic. When we do, the full podcast interview will be on this tier!
There are plans for many more feature podcast as well, including focusing on European football and the history of the game outside of Celtic.
The 90 Minute Cynic Voicemail Podcast:
A special podcast feature where subscribers to Tier 3 can leave a voicemail that will be played on the podcast and we will discuss any points raised.
At least 2 Celtic badges a year, theme and/or player chosen by 90 Minute Cynics.
As a Tier 3 subscriber, you’ll also get early access to any live events we arrange.
Remember: content detailed within Tier 2 and 3 above is the bare minimum we will be providing. With your support as a subscriber we’ll hopefully be able to give a lot more content on both tiers and for no more money.
Thank you again for the incredible support you’ve given us over the last few weeks. We want to create a level of Celtic coverage not seen anywhere else. A coverage by fans, for fans, that is both and critical, with no agenda other than trying to analyse, discuss and support Celtic in the most informative and entertaining way possible.
We wouldn’t be here without you, and we need your support to make it work. With that support, we hope to give you something really great in return.
90 Minute Cynic Patreon opens 2nd May!