Now Playing is having a Spring 2013 donation drive!
Now Playing is a private podcast with no sponsors or advertisers. We rely on listener support to keep our show on the air.
Your donation makes possible the podcast we put out every week from Die Hard to Superman to Stephen King. But as part of our Spring donation drive, we are offering bonus podcast retrospective series as a "thank you" to those who donate between April 1 and June 30, 2013!
After June 30th these podcasts will no longer be available through any means and we have no plans to rerelease them.
Silver Donation Level: Donate $10 or more
Listeners who donate $10 or more will receive our Evil Dead retrospective Series, as well as a bonus review of World War Z!
Gold Level Donors: Donate $25 or more
In addition to the five podcast reviews listed above, you get seven more movie review podcasts with our Return of the Living Dead retrospective series as well as the 28 Days/Weeks Later series!
How does it work?
You can donate to Now Playing using Paypal with the button below.
All donations are processed by hand. We review donations at least once each business day, so within two business days of your donation you will receive an e-mail at your paypal.com e-mail address with instructions on how to download the shows. Multiple download methods are available, including through iTunes and your web browser. (iTunes on an iPhone device are not supported).
The shows will be released on the following days
Evil Dead Retrospective Series
|Evil Dead (1981) ||April 5
|Evil Dead 2 || April 12
|Army of Darkness|| April 19
|Evil Dead (2013) || April 26
Return of the Living Dead Retrospective Series
|Return of the Living Dead||May 3
|Return of the Living Dead Part 2 || May 10
|Return of the Living Dead Part 3|| May 17
|Return of the Living Dead: |
| May 24
|Return of the Living Dead: |
Rave to the Grave
| May 31
28 Days/Weeks Later Retrospective Series
|28 Days Later||June 7
|28 Weeks Later||June 14
World War Z Bonus Review
|World War Z||June 28
You will download these special podcasts via an email sent to you once your donation has been processed. The first email will include links to all shows made available in the time prior to your contribution date. Subsequent emails with new show links will arrive on a weekly basis until the end of the donation drive.
If you have other questions please check the FAQ below
Use this button to donate, and thank you in advance for your support of Now Playing!
But wait! There's more! Do you want to hear our older podcast retrospectives? We have never made any of our previous retrospectives available for download, but for Now Playing's 5th Anniversary we released a special DVD-ROM set that had every podcast we've ever done, including the old donation series! The DVD printer had a minimum quantity they had to produce, so we have a very small number of DVD-ROM sets still available! Once these sets are gone, they are gone.
DVD-ROM donations are separate from the Spring, 2013 donation. A Platinum Donation does NOT include the podcasts listed above.
You can combine donations, however, to get the Platinum Donation DVD as well as some or all of the above podcasts.
Platinum DVD Donation Donate $150 plus shipping or more in one donation (Shipping & processing is $19.95 in the continental US; international listeners please e-mail for shipping rates)
For those who donate this high amount, you get a one-of-a-kind collectible DVD-ROM celebrating Now Playing's 5 years of podcasting! This DVD contains every podcast we produced from 2007 through 2012, as well as behind-the-scenes features. This 3 DVD-ROM set comes packaged in a DVD keep case with original cover and disc art and insert.
For this donation you get:
- Every podcast Now Playing had done from its inception through 2012! This is over 250 podcasts, including the previous donation series
- The exclusive and "Easter Egg" podcasts Now Playing has done
- Exclusive "Behind the Podcast" interview podcast with the Now Playing hosts
- Extended interviews with all six Now Playing podcast hosts.
- An unedited recording session of a Now Playing's Star Trek (2009) Podcast
- An extended cut several of Now Playing's movie reviews including Kick-Ass, Hannibal, and Spider-Man (2002).
- An "enhanced" version of our Howard the Duck review that shows images from the film as we review (movie TBD, requires iTunes, QuickTime, or an iPod to view enhanced images)
- Many of the podcasts are remastered in a higher bit rate for the best possible sound quality
- All audio content (except the enhanced podcast) will be delivered in MP3 format for playback on all devices.
- Three "lost" movie reviews from the very early days of Now Playing.
I donated but have no show! How do I get my podcast?
This is our most common question. All donations are processed by hand, and an e-mail is manually sent to you. We review all donation e-mails at least once per day. Under normal circumstances you should get the e-mail with podcast download details within a few hours of your donation. However depending on when the donation was made it may take up to two days. Also please note no e-mails will be sent on May 11 so any donations made on the evening of May 10 or on May 11 will not receive the e-mail until May 12.
If you have not received your download e-mail after two days of your donation please e-mail us at email@example.com
I want a DVD-ROM set AND the current zombie podcasts. What do I have to do?
The Platinum DVD donation is a separate donation not tied to the current zombie podcasts being offered. To get a Platinum DVD as well as the Evil Dead and World War Z podcasts, please donate a total of $160 + shipping ($19.95 in the USA, international listeners please e-mail us for shipping amounts). For a DVD-ROM set, the Evil Dead and World War Z podcasts, as well as the Return of the Living Dead and 28 Days/Weeks Later podcasts, please donate a total of $175 + shipping.
Do I have to have the download e-mails sent to the same e-mail address I use for Paypal?
No. You can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your Paypal transaction ID for your donation and let us know your paypal e-mail address and the e-mail address at which you would like to receive the download notices. It may take up to two business days to process the change, so we suggest you monitor your Paypal e-mail initially, but we will then change the mailing address by hand.
Do I have to use Paypal to donate?
Yes. Due to the digital delivery of the files we need to have an online payment method and Paypal is the most universal form of payment. Multiple payment methods creates more overhead. However, you do not need to have a Paypal account - you can enter credit card information without having an account.
How will I receive the bonus podcasts?
For Silver and Gold donations: After your donation is processed (which is a manual process and may take up to two days) you will receive an e-mail with download instructions specific to you. A variety of download methods are made available. Platinum DVD donations are sent via US mail.
I donated previously. Will I receive these bonus podcasts?
Our donation drives are limited time "thank you" gifts. While we are very, very appreciative of all donations to keep our show going, only donations made between April 1, 2013 and June 30, 2013 will receive these thank you podcasts.
I donated for the Evil Dead/World War Z shows, can I donate the difference again to get the Return of the Living Dead/28 Days Later movies?
Yes, but we ask that you please donate in one swoop. Paypal takes a per-transaction cut of every donation, so if you donate twice Paypal takes twice as much. Additionally, if you donate to add to a previous donation please e-mail us to tell us to add the donations. We process all donations by hand and without this e-mail we may not realize we need to add the two donations together.
I know you've done previous donation podcasts. Can I get those instead of/in addition to these zombie films?
No. Our thank you podcasts are available for a limited time as a donation incentive and once the donation drive is over the podcasts are no longer available individually. There are a few Platinum Donation DVD-ROM sets available that do contain these older podcasts.
Can I get these podcasts if I donate after June 30?
No. These podcasts are available only for a limited time, only to those who donate between April 1 and June 30, 2013. After June 30, 2013 these podcasts will no longer be available, the same as our previous donation drive podcasts.
How long will I be able to download these bonus podcasts?
The podcasts will only be available to download during the donation drive period. After the drive these will be removed from the web server. We strongly suggest you make a back-up of these podcasts. After the drive is over we will not be able to make these available for re-download.
If you have any other questions please e-mail us at email@example.com