As you may know, MaxFunDrive is a two-week period full of our shows’ best episodes, limited-edition thank-you gifts for new and upgrading members, live shows, surprises, and a bunch of fun on social media. MaxFunDrive is also the main way our audience-supported shows make money for the whole year. Having ongoing monthly memberships makes it possible for our shows to budget for the year and for MaxFun to pay for producers, staff, and new show development.
This year, our MaxFunDrive goal is 28,000 new, boosting, and upgrading members! Want to help us get there? Just go to maximumfun.org/join and start a membership for $5 a month (or more)! Already a member? Thank you so much! If you want to increase your support you can upgrade to the next membership level, or boost in-between levels at maximumfun.org/manage.
Thank-you gifts for new & upgrading members!
$5 a month:
Folks who join at the $5 monthly membership level get our most popular gift: over 200 hours of bonus content from all of our shows! We also have videos, digital art like phone and desktop wallpapers, and some recipes hosts submitted to our 2018 MaxFun Family Cookbook. Plus, you get that good feeling knowing that your contributions help make your favorite shows possible. If you’re already a member, we sent out the new boco password in an email the morning of May 3, but you can also find it by following the instructions at maximumfun.org/manage.
$10 a month:
Joining at or upgrading to the $10 monthly membership level will get you an enamel pin of your choice designed by Megan Lynn Kott! You can see larger images and image descriptions for each pin at this page. This is the last year we’re doing pins for a while, so it’s a great time to add one to your collection!
$20 a month:
If you join at to the $20/month level, not only will you get the bonus content and your choice of pin, but you’ll also get a Take a Minute Tea Kit! A lovely tea tin designed by Atomic Pixies, plus a package of delicious Interstellar Orange rooibos tea that Wishes Tea Company created for us. We’ve also included a rocket tea strainer and tray to complete the kit–you’ll have to supply your own orange, though.
$35 a month:
Our new and upgrading $35 monthly members will receive this lovely, lidded, rocket-engraved insulated cup! It will go perfectly with your Take a Minute Tea Kit (did we mention that when you join at or upgrade to the next membership level you get that level’s gift PLUS all the gifts below it?)
How a monthly membership helps our shows:
We rely on monthly memberships to pay our hosts, producers, staff, and to develop new shows. In our membership model about 70% of every contribution goes straight to the show. We’ve created this infographic to help transparently explain where your money will go if you decide to become a member this MaxFunDrive. Click the image below for a larger version!
Boosting to in-between levels!
If you’re already a member and you’re someone who is not that into gifts–or you aren’t ready to upgrade to the next membership level–but you still really want to increase your support, you can boost your membership to in-between levels! Just go to maximumfun.org/manage to access your account and then select the dollar amount you’d like to boost your membership by. Boosting won’t get you the physical thank-you gifts, but it will count towards our goal of 28,000 new and upgrading members. Plus, you’ll feel great knowing you help make the shows you enjoy possible!
Upcoming live shows!
We Got This! MaxFunDrive Team Trivia Showdown!
A team trivia event featuring Mark Gagliardi, Hal Lublin, Jordan Morris, Riley Silverman, James Arthur M., Sarah Brown, John Hodgman, Elliott Kalan, Janet Varney, Brandon Reynolds, and hosted by We Got This producer, Ken Plume!
Friday, May 7 at 7pm PT / 10pm ET
MaxFunDrive 2021 Game Show Spectacular
Featuring a whole bunch of hosts (click through to see the list!) playing games with Dr. Gameshow, Troubled Waters, Go Fact Yourself, and Beef and Dairy Network
Friday, May 14 at 4pm PT / 7pm ET
Add it to your calendar so you don’t miss it!
We hope you join us at those fun events and on social media as we come together to celebrate the MaxFun community! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram and be sure to follow your favorite shows for updates and fun throughout the two-week Drive.
If you’ve listened to new episodes from the last week or two, you’ll have heard some voices from members like you talking about why they like being a MaxFun member. If you’d like to share your story, please call (323) 601-8719, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet about it and tag @MaxFunHQ.
And you’re gonna hear this a lot from us in the next two weeks, but THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for all of the support you’ve given us and for helping us spread the word about the Drive!