A Marketplace for Your Mind

A Marketplace for the mind

The Spoils System

"To the victors go the spoils!" 
The way I look at it - If you financially support American Biography you’re a winner in my book but as the old maxim says: to the victors go the spoils. I don’t want donators or patrons to - for one second - think that I’m going to forget the people who help this podcast keep running. So I’m please to announce our new supporter rewards program - THE SPOILS SYSTEM. As Podcaster-in-Chief of American Biography I have the ideal means at my disposal by which to thank these supporters and it's as old as America democracy itself... patronage.  That's right, I have under my power a virtually unlimited number of low to no responsibility, politically insulated, do-nothing jobs that need to be filled in order to ensure the bureaucracy runs smoothly and it’s imperative that these positions are staffed by people who are unquestionably loyal… er um, I mean, are staffed by meritorious public servants, like yourselves, that I can trust....

So while the spoils system will continue to be updated and improved I can begin to roll out some of the framework now and I’m happy to announce that from here on out those supporters who pledge at the $2 per episode level on Patreon or those who make a one time donation of at least $5 or more through PayPal, will not only get access to additional bonus content but will also find themselves in line to get their very own impressive title along with some cushy government work.

Now while these jobs come with no salary or discernible benefits, but if say, while I’m not looking, chances arose for you to line your pockets through some influence peddling or just some good old fashion graft, who’s going to be the wiser, if you take my meaning.

But what jobs are we talking about you may ask? Well if you’re creative and ambitious enough, you are free to come up with your own snarky, ironic or funny job title or government department to lead and - so long as it fits the bounds of common decency - I’ll appoint you to it!  If though you can't come up with something, don't worry, I’m happy to find a position for you where your talents will be put to best use.

Need some inspiration?  Well, friend of the show and donor Matt, who’s an avid outdoorsman recently accepted an appointment as the Deputy to the Assistant Director of the Biological Survey Bureau and Fish and Wildlife Coordinator.  Through your support of the podcast you too could be kicking back with kickbacks in no time with plum jobs such as the Collector of Customs at the Port of Guernsey, Wyoming or as Postmaster General of Nowhere, Oklahoma. Or perhaps you’d rather bask in the glory of the unalloyed power of being a ranking member of the U.S. Board of Tea Appeals? The sky is the limit!

Once you’ve been confirmed in your appointment I’ll be happy to announce it in a podcast episode and it will also be emblazoned on the website for all to see.

So don’t forget all of this can be yours by going to www.patreon.com/ambio and signing up to become a recurring patron or by visiting www.americanbiography.webs.com and making a utilizing the PayPal button on the 'Home' page.

Thank you for supporting American Biography and remember, to the victors go the spoils!

Supporter Wall of Fame


Mt. Rushmore ($100+)

Matt MDeputy to the Assistant Director of the Biological Survey Bureau and Fish and Wildlife Coordinator

Robin P -  Chief Antiquarian of the National Archives and Records Administration

National Mall ($10+)

Jeffery K

National Statuary Hall ($5+)

Jerry L -

Bill FUndersecretary of Constitutional Ablation


Senator - $5+ Level

Robbie M - Sec. of Poverty Eradication

Ryan M - Misinformation Czar

Michael T -

Zack T

Jerry L -

House Leadership - $2+ Level

Sandra S -

David L - Postmaster of Friday Harbor, WA