A wide selection of pins

MaxFunDrive 2020 has begun! And it’s full of great gifts!

Posted by Stacey Molski on 13th July 2020

We’ve only had a week to build it up, BUT the MaxFun Drive is here! Thank you so, so much for being a part of the Maximum Fun community! We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our community and MaxFun members. It means so much to us that folks care enough about MaxFun shows to help us make them. You’re going to hear a lot more from us about how much we appreciate our members—and you’ll be hearing from some members themselves this year! If you’d like to be one of the members we feature this MaxFunDrive, please call 347-762-9386 or email maxfunmemberstories@gmail.com to let us know why you’re a MaxFun member. You might be featured on one of our shows!  Now, let’s get into it!

If you’re just here to scope out this year’s gifts, scroll on down to the next section. If this is the first time you’ve heard about the 2020 MaxFunDrive, please read last week’s post where I turned my chair backwards and sat down for some real talk about how this Drive is different. Like how we’re running it for four weeks instead of two so we can lessen the intensity of it throughout and use that extra time to bring the community together for weekly livestreams for charity (note: get tickets to Pub Trivia with John Hodgman and Chuck Bryant).

Throughout this four-week MaxFunDrive, we’ll be slowly releasing new features that we’ve never had available before—like the ability to BOOST your membership to in-between levels, and the option to gift a membership to a friend or anonymous MaxFunster!

One big thing remains the same: the MaxFunDrive is the main way our audience-supported network of shows makes money for the whole year. For it to work, well, we have to ask for money. So we’re going to do that. We’re going to do it more gently , though, because that’s what feels right to us this year. And if this is not your year to support with your wallet, we totally understand! There are a bunch of free ways to join in! 

The MaxFunDrive is also still going to have:


I am SO excited to finally share these gifts with you! You can see all the details about the gifts at maximumfun.org/join, but here’s a quick snapshot:

A wide selection of pins

$10/month: Your choice of enamel pin designed by Megan Lynn Kott. Check out larger images of all the pins and their image descriptions by clicking the image above.

A black dice bag with the MaxFun logo in silver, blue six-sided dice with the MaxFun logo in place of the six, and a deck of playing cards with symbols related to MaxFun shows woven into the front and back designs

$20/month: A deck of custom MaxFun playing cards and six dice in a velvety dice bag

A blue camping-style mug speckled in blue with the MaxFun logo in white on the front

$35/month: A rocket-adorned, enamel-coated metal camping mug

"A copper card reading "This card establishes that (member name) is a Maximum Fun member in good standing, and is committed to being more awesome in all matters public and private." The back is signed by Jesse Thorn, founder of MaxFun

$50/month: Metal MaxFun membership card with your name engraved

A person in a pink floral shirt standing in front of two MaxFun hosts as if asking them a question during a Q&A

$100/month: New this year: The HQ Access Pass. Monthly livestreams and Q&As with your favorite hosts, plus a semi-annual lunch hang with host and staff.

A wooden music box with the MaxFun logo in dark brown on the lid

$200/month: New this year: MaxFun Treasure Box. A unique, handcrafted box that includes audio of your favorite episode and a personal greeting from the hosts.

So what do you say?  Want to have a nice time together for four weeks? Want to do some good for charity? Want to join the 4,715 people who have already joined or upgraded since March 13 and help show the world that artists matter and deserve to be paid for their hard work? Then, let’s do this!

P.S. Please spread the word by using #MaxFunDrive and maximumfun.org/join in your tweets and posts!