The Good Fight, with Ben Wikler

A project in Washington, DC by Ben Wikler

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A podcast telling David vs Goliath stories, from the behind-the-slingshot point of view.
Backers: 1044
Average Pledge Per Backer: $110

Funded: $115,085 of $100,000
Dates: Jan 15th -> Feb 6th (22 days)
Project By: Ben Wikler
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Latest News

One hour to go. Friends don't let friends miss their chance!

February 5th - via:
Dear 1,014 Good Fight friends,  The final moment draws near. If you know someone who might love to be part of what we're creating together, now's the time to text them. Such a short, handy link:! Meanwhile, here are some images from this... (Read More)

If we hit $125k: Serial-style serialized Good Fight! & NEW REWARDS: Ai-jen Poo & Larry Lessig signed books!

February 5th - via:
Hey friends, Five hours left in the Kickstarter. And we've got a major update: we're sharing a really big plan that you can help make possible.  Instead of one story per episode, we want to do a five-part serialized mega-story. Kind of like, you... (Read More)

Here's how to increase your pledge (thanks, grandparents!)

February 5th - via:
Hey Good Fighters! I just got another email from my grandparents. My favorite kind of email.  "I just saw the # 9 - and the delicious green button - delicious it is, green it is, but it does not lead to DONATE - it only tells me that I am a backer... (Read More)


February 5th - via:
You guys. This is unreal. Last night, when most of us were fast asleep... we hit our goal.  $100,000 for The Good Fight. You did it. We did it.  I'm overwhelmed with gratitude. My whole team can't stop cheering. Thank you, thank you, thank... (Read More)

Ahem. An update to the previous update.

February 4th - via:
Re that last message, with a huge green button saying "click here to pledge": a friendly backer has just alerted me to the fact that, in fact, that button did not link to the pledge page.  Note to self: triple-check all huge green buttons.  This... (Read More)

My grandparents just called me...

February 4th - via:
I just got a delightful phone call from my grandparents, who had received the last Kickstarter update—but weren't sure where to click in order to make another pledge. Let's solve this problem right here and now!  To re-up, just click right... (Read More)

Soooo close to $80k! Messages from Chris Hayes, Ai-jen Poo, Eli Pariser... and you?

February 4th - via:
Dear amazing Good Fight backers: Wow.  With 31 hours left to go, we're at $79,099—just $20,901 from our goal. If all of us pledged another $32.71 right now, we'd hit the goal instantly. Or if each of us recruited one more person to chip in $40 for... (Read More)

One day left—and we just smashed past $75k!

February 4th - via:
Sweet!  One day to go—and Blue State Digital, the tech miracle factory behind Obama 08 and '12, just pledged $2500... pushing us past the $75k mark!  If your organization wants to sponsor an underwriting spot on the show, head over to... (Read More)

New episode: Why "#BlackLivesMatter"

February 3rd - via:
The mission of The Good Fight is to lift up stories that matter, and the voices of amazing people who are changing the world. Your support makes that possible. So we're thrilled to share our new episode—the one we've been working on all throughout... (Read More)

Two days left. Volunteer for the final push?

February 3rd - via:
This is it. If we hit our goal, we roar into 2015. And if we soar *past* our goal, we have some huuuuge plans that suddenly become possible.  But the only way we can can only do this if we all pull together.  Do you have some time to spare to... (Read More)

$60k down, $40k to go—three days left!

January 22nd - via:
Friends—I'm floored by your faith in The Good Fight. A couple of hours ago, we crossed the $60,000 mark. We're in the home stretch now: three days and $40,000 to go. This is going to be a nail-biter—but if we come together now, we're absolutely... (Read More)

New reward: The Good Fight Google Glass

January 21st - via:
Today, The Good Fight was named Kickstarter's Project of the Day. To celebrate, we're announcing a new reward tier: the one and only Good Fight Google Glass headset!  For $1500, one lucky backer will own a piece of nerd history.  Here's the back... (Read More)

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