If you enjoy niche content in the form of podcasts and comics, we’ve found some unique Patreon creators that you can subscribe to directly to support them!
Patreon plays host to many different creators. From artists to podcasters to musicians, we’ve rounded up some of the best Patreon creators who can help entertain you while you’re flush with free time. If you feel so inclined, you might want to support them on Patreon too!
1. Crime Junkie: For True Crime Nerds
One of the most popular true crime podcasts around, Crime Junkie covers plenty of true crime, unsolved and solved alike. Discover more about the missing persons cases, murders, and conspiracies involving mysterious deaths and FBI cover-ups. Listening to Crime Junkie is a true experience, often complete with chills!
Who Crime Junkie’s Patreon is for: As its name implies, this is for true crime junkies and if you find Crimewatch on Channel 5 incredibly boring.
Why you should subscribe to Crime Junkie‘s Patreon: If you really like Netflix’s Unsolved Mysteries but don’t have the time or patience to sit through 40+ minutes of it, you should totally check out Crime Junkie! The good thing about Crime Junkie being a podcast is that you can do it while doing other things, such as listening to it while working or exercising!
Why you should subscribe to Crime Junkie‘s Patreon: The money that you contribute to Crime Junkie’s Patreon has gone to organisations such as Homicide Survivors Inc, Season of Justice, and the National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People (NAACP), among many others.
How much is Crime Junkie’s Patreon: It costs US$9.99 (~S$13.70) a month, or less than a ShackBurger with fries at Shake Shack.
2. Humans of New York: For Touching Stories of Everyday People
If you’ve been on Instagram for a while, you’re probably familiar with Humans of New York. Photographer Brandon Stanton photographs people and interviews them, giving them a chance to tell their story.
Who Humans of New York’s Patreon is for: If you’ve always wondered what stories strangers carry with them everyday, Humans of New York looks to uncover the incredibly profound stories regular people hold.
Why you should subscribe to Humans of New York‘s Patreon: Everyday, Humans of New York uploads a new interview on Instagram. In each one, it has people telling their stories with refreshing honesty. The incredibly touching and universally understood stories hold the ability to move anyone, and everyone.
Why you should donate to Humans of New York‘s Patreon: Any donation amount unlocks all content on their Patreon page. All proceeds go towards enabling Brandon Stanton to continue making Humans of New York. Occasionally, these Patreon contributions are used to help underprivileged people who are interviewed.
How much is Humans of New York’s Patreon: From US$1.50 (~S$2.10) a month – that’s less than a plate of chicken rice!
3. True Crime Obsessed: For Crime Junkies Wanting a Bit of Comedy
Hosted by Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensevalle, True Crime Obsessed recaps true crime documentaries in a unique, hilarious format.
Who True Crime Obsessed’s Patreon is for: If you like true crime but find it a little too depressing or serious to listen to it, True Crime Obsessed is for you.
Why you should subscribe to True Crime Obsessed’s Patreon: A refreshing combination of true crime, humour, and sass, it’s a true crime podcast that gives you your dose of true crime without the sombre mood that usually accompanies it. If anything, it’s a great palate cleanser when listening to heavier, more serious podcasts.
Why you should donate to True Crime Obsessed’s Patreon: It’ll allow Patrick and Gillian to continue making these stories according to what you like, and not what the bean counters at big studios like! How many times has an album by your favourite artiste been ruined because of these bean counters?
How much is True Crime Obsessed’s Patreon: From US$5.27 (~S$7.20) a month… McSpicy could never.
4. Nathan Pyle: For Those Looking For a Humorous Escape
Nathan W Pyle, creator of the Strange Planet webcomic, publishes this charming series on his Instagram page.
Who Nathan Pyle’s Patreon is for: If you’re feeling a little jaded with everyday life, and need something to break the monotony of living, Nathan Pyle’s Strange Planet series will give you a cute laugh!
Why you should subscribe to Nathan Pyle’s Patreon: This whimsically creative webcomic gives us tired, nonplussed viewers something new to consider about mundane tasks. I’ve always finished a Strange Planet webcomic relating to it in some way, and I bet you will too!
Why you should donate to Nathan Pyle’s Patreon: Nathan Pyle has two different, affordably-priced tiers to his Patreon. Both of which sign you up for exclusive content delivered straight to your email inbox.
How much is Nathan Pyle’s Patreon: From US$1.33 (~S$1.80) a month, or about the same as a Snickers bar, but with more lasting enjoyment.
5. Dear Hank & John: For Observational Humour in Everyday Situations
Dear Hank & John is a comedy podcast brought to you WNYC, the New York branch of National Public Radio. It features Hank and John Green of the Vlogbrothers. Hank, who co-founded VidCon, and John, who wrote the iconically polarising “The Fault In Our Stars”, come together for a podcast mirroring the vibe of their immensely popular YouTube channel.
Who Dear Hank & John’s Patreon is for: If you loved the Vlogbrothers and can’t get enough of ol’ John and Hank, you’ll love this podcast full of their signature humour.
Why you should subscribe to Dear Hank & John’s Patreon: These power siblings make for great entertainment. Both of them are witty, insightful, and have shaped the minds of millions. Their endearing banter makes for excellent entertainment in times where laughing is just a little bit harder.
Why you should donate to Dear Hank & John’s Patreon: Much like Humans of New York, Dear Hank and John have low prices on their Patreon to make contributing accessible for all. All tiers allow you to access their discord for live streams, while the highest tier allows you to access exclusive five-minute podcasts.
How much is Dear Hank & John’s Patreon: From US$1.02 (~S$1.40) a month, or less than a cup of Suan La Fen instant noodles.
6. Cloudy Comics: For Feel-Good Comics About Everyday Life
Cloudy Comics is created by Shana, a Singaporean artist, who wants to spin the general negativity around everyday life into feel-good comics. Much like most creators, she is using Patreon to help her keep producing these cute comics!
Who Cloudy Comics’ Patreon is for: It’s for everybody, really! Such cute comics – with its pastel colours and art style – will appeal to both the young and the old.
Why you should subscribe to Cloudy Comics’ Patreon: Beyond its cute aesthetics, Shana addresses heavy topics such as mental health and weaves in self-empowerment in Cloudy Comics. Young people will appreciate the style and simple messaging, while the more mature audience will be able to appreciate its subliminal and meaningful messaging.
Why you should donate to Cloudy Comics’ Patreon: Not only will you be able to support Shana in her efforts to de-stigmatise mental health, you’ll also be able to get more tangible rewards such stickers and what not. For a separate price she’ll also take in commissions of you!
How much is Cloudy Comics’ Patreon: From US$1.07 (~S$1.50) a month, but it’s better than buying her a cup of soy milk.
You can also support other Singaporean artists and creators like Shana on YouTrip’s #CraftWithLove initiative!
How About Subscribing to These Patreon Creators?
You might be thinking, “Oh great, another subscription to add to my long list of things I have to pay every month”, but that’s not the case! Unlike most subscriptions, your money goes directly into the bank account of these Patreon creators, enabling them to keep doing what they’re doing.
So if you enjoy their creation, go ahead and show your support! When subscribing to any Patreon creator, remember to use your YouTrip card to take advantage of YouTrip’s Wholesale Exchange Rates for the best cost savings!