The Ghost Radio Project is now in production for a full-series relaunch in Summer/Fall 2018, and it’s going to be big.
If you would like to help, donate to our crowdfunding campaign:
A Letter from Gene Jeter:
Hey, friends. My name is Gene. I use “they/them/their/themself” pronouns. Nice to meet you.
I am a writer. I’ve been a writer since I can remember – snippets and short stories, beginnings of little novels scribbled on the backs of receipts and in the margins of childhood homework assignments. Twelve years ago, I got an idea and never let it go. There was a story I had to tell one day, when I was ready. This podcast is my first step.
In August 2017, I started a free-to-listen, no-ads audio drama called The Ghost Radio Project in my apartment, with no acting experience and no cash. The story drove me, but also my need to share all these characters who represent those of us so often left out of popular media: People of color. Bisexual people. Trans people. Nonbinary people. Religious minorities. Neurodivergent people. I couldn’t seem to find any scripted podcasts with characters that adequately represent people like me and all my friends, so. I made one.
And for some reason, my remarkable friends were one thousand percent ready to take a whack at it. As a kind of experiment, we made four pilot episodes out of passion and duct tape and uploaded them to the Internet.
The feedback we got absolutely floored us.
So, it’s not an experiment anymore. We’re married to it now. With my amazing co-directors (and bffs) Miss Charlie Creed and Mx. Dilan Taylor, I stepped back to assess where we started, how far we’ve come, and most importantly, where we could go with this. And then we realized that the sky’s the limit. We can do this, and we can do this so much better than we did before.
So we’re starting fresh, keeping everything we love, and building the rest with no compromise, no hesitation, and no fear.
Thus far, we’ve done everything out-of-pocket. We are all extremely broke, and we have very little access to the production resources we need for a project of this magnitude. (I wasn’t really kidding when I said above that much of this thing is held together by duct tape.) Our cost estimate for all the gadgets and gear needed to do something like this is pretty scary. So if you would like to help us create a Ghost Radio Project that we can be extremely proud of, even the smallest donation - a few dollars - can be a big help to us.
We promise, right now and forever, that this show will always be 100% free to listen to, and it will never contain obtrusive ads. We’re tired of hearing some sponsorship ad from a sock manufacturer placed right in the middle of all our favorite podcasts. So we refuse to do it. No ads. No subscription fees. As the Ghosts would say (probably), “The revolution will not be monetized.”
Instead, we’re just going to open ourselves up to you and ask if you have a little extra you’d like to give. If you can’t, we get it. Being able to pay your rent comes first, okay? We care about you, and guilt-tripping folks ain’t our style.
This show will also be accessible. We’ll post it everywhere we can - Soundcloud, Youtube, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher… and we will also put the scripts for every episode online the week after they are released. We want everyone to have access to this story, even if listening to it isn’t an option for them.
After all…the first thing – the only thing – that this project will ALWAYS be about…is love.
See you on the other side,
Creator of The Ghost Radio Project