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Thanks to you, NSFWCORP is coming back (briefly!) to cover the end of the world

By Paul Bradley Carr , written on February 1, 2016

From The Future of Journalism Desk

NSFWCORP -- aka "the future of journalism (with jokes)" -- was acquired by Pando in late 2013. But its legacy stubbornly refuses to die.

Just a few weeks ago, newly released emails showed that it was reading NSFWCORP that prompted Hillary Clinton to ask: "Why are liberals the world over so politically hopeless?" 

I'm not joking...

Perhaps unsurprisingly then, over the past couple of months we've been somewhat inundated with emails from former NSFWCORP subscribers expressing disappointment that we're not still around to cover the 2016 Presidential race.

I share that disappointment. Given the Republicans might be about to nominate a fascist as their presidential candidate, and the Democrats a socialist, some of that stuff seems really, really important to talk about. Now more than ever, etc. 

And so, a few days ago, some of the former NSFWCORP team announced plans to temporarily revive our NSFWLIVE radio show as a limted-time-only (between now and November) weekly podcast. The series would end with our (third!)  24-hour election show: 24 Hours In America '16, live from Las Vegas, on November 8th-9th.   

We wanted to make the project 100% independent -- largely to ensure that we could say whatever we wanted on air without getting our friends at Pando sued. We also wanted to make sure we could pay our on-air guests for their labors. 

To help achieve those goals, while keeping the show 100% free for listeners, we launched a Patreon camapign with the aim of raising $500 per episode in pledges. Honestly, we had no idea if we'd get anywhere close. But nothing ventured, nothing gained. 

We needn't have worried. Yesterday, the total pledges zipped past our launch target, meaning we're able to start producing the show just in time for the Iowa Caususes. Huzzah!

We're taping the first episode late tonight and it'll be available on the Patreon site, for free, early tomorrow. Future episodes will be streamed live. Depending on what we discuss during the show, we might cross-post it here on Pando too. 

If you're one of the thousands of NSFWCORP subscribers who later became Pando readers I hope you'll listen to the show, and give us your feedback. We're probably slightly rusty after all this time, so don't hold back. If listenership is high enough, we might even bring back listener call-ins for future shows. 

Finally, there's still time to become a backer of the show and unlock some of those fun rewards while helping us to pay former NSFWCORP contributers to come back and share their election insight (and jokes and terrible taste in music.) You'll find all the details on the Patreon page.