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Thank you in advance for listening to our show and helping us make Strong Sense of Place a success.

There are a handful of easy ways you can help support our show and guarantee we can stick around for the long haul. We’re a two-person (and one cat) operation, so any and all help is gratefully accepted with a loud huzzah. (The neighbors are really sick of hearing us shout ‘Huzzah!’)



By backing our show on Patreon, you become a Patron of the Arts. So fancy! We have various contribution levels starting at just $3/month that give you access to bonus content and live online events with other Patrons and us. You can also vote on upcoming podcast destinations, episode titles, photos, and more. Strong Sense of Place is a listener-supported podcast, so your support is everything. Join our smart, friendly community here.


Social Media

Sharing is caring! Every time you share a podcast or blog post on social media, an angel reads a book on its TBR (or something like that). Bonus points when you tell your followers about our FREE Reading Atlas. It’s like you’re giving them a present! But it’s free!

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Tell a Friend

Book and travel talk is the best gossip. Have you told a friend (or that friend and that friend over there) about Strong Sense of Place? And hey, why not tell that dude at work who’s kind of annoying or the bored security guard at the front desk. Annoying dudes and bored people need good books, too.


Rate and Review on Podcast Apps

It helps us a lot when you rate and review our show on your favorite podcast app — and your ratings help other people discover our podcast. So leaving a rating is really just you being a good citizen.

If you listen on Apple Podcasts, here’s how to rate/review on your desktop or mobile:

On iPhone/iPad
Download the Apple Podcasts App and launch it. Tap the Search tab (you will need to do this even if Strong Sense of Place is already listed in your app). Enter ‘Strong Sense of Place’ and tap the blue Search button at the bottom right. Tap the Strong Sense of Place cover image, then scroll to the bottom. Tap the stars to leave a rating, then tap ‘Write a Review’ to leave your review. Tap submit, and you’re done! Thank you from the bottom of our bookish hearts.

On Windows/Mac
Visit the Strong Sense of Place landing page on Apple Podcasts. Click ‘Listen on Apple Podcasts.’ (Select OPEN PODCASTS if you get a prompt.) To subscribe/follow, so you never miss an episode, click the PLUS BUTTON on the right. Then scroll toward the bottom of the page: You can click the stars to rate the show, then click ‘Write a Review’ to leave your review. Hit submit, and you’re done! Congratulations, and thank you! You are an awesome human.

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