Increased my monthly budget for Patreon-type support to $50/month (from about $15). In addition to some probably unsurprising choices (Gargamel, Pixelfed), one project I was happy to add support for is #CurrentAffairs -- their political podcast is smart, funny and only has parody ads (no "sponsorships" either). It tends to look at policy and culture questions through a libertarian socialist lens. Recommended:
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