Broadcaster Ian McDonald has launched a campaign aimed at raising funds for radio series about history of vegetarianism
History of Vegetarianism: The Story So Far is the brainchild of Ian McDonald, producer and presenter of The Vegan Option. The need for a comprehensive series telling this collective history quickly became apparent to Ian as he began his research into the topic.
Ian explains, “I quickly realised it was a much bigger and more exciting topic than would fit into a couple of episodes. It needs a full on series, full of interesting characters and amazing twists.”
He continues, “To tell it properly is a much bigger project than The Vegan Option has ever done before. It became clear to me that to do this story justice would require a fair amount of money.”
To raise the funds to cover the production costs of this unique project, Ian has decided to run a Kickstarter campaign. This unique form of crowd funding appears to be the perfect fit for this campaign with a third of the project goal achieved within two days of the launch.
Ian adds, “I am thrilled by the initial response. Backers interested in the creation of this radio series range from bloggers located in the USA to local listeners of my regular radio show The Vegan Option, currently broadcast on London station Resonance 104.4FM. There is certainly a worldwide interest in this story being told.”
People generous enough to financially back the production of Vegetarianism: The Story So Far on Kickstarter are able to choose from a selection of rewards, including a postcard from one of the places where the story unfolded, the entire radio series on a USB stick and a podcast master class run by Ian who honed his skills working at BBC Radio.
Go to the project page to discover more, watch the video (with a glimpse of what The Vegan Option studio actually looks like), pick your reward by backing the project and help history come to life.
The History Of Vegetarianism: The Story So Far will be available as a download from The Vegan Option website.
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