I got a terrible message today from Amazon letting me know that they’re cancelling the payment system that the BHP relies on for memberships.
To make matters worse they are actively cancelling all of your existing BHP memberships through Amazon on June 1st, meaning that they are ending all of your memberships regardless of what you or I want. That means that in less than 2 months, the BHP won’t have a single member, and if something isn’t done the show will cease to exist on June 1st. That’s a problem for me because we’re just getting to the Vikings, and honestly I plan on taking this show through to world war 2, so we’re going to try to fix this.
The BHP community has been extremely supportive, and I hate to have to ask this of you, but I really need you to sign up for membership again using the links on this page. And if you haven’t signed up before… please consider joining now. Not everyone will hear this in time, and we really need as much help as we can get.
We are now running the memberships through PayPal and if everything works out, there won’t be much of a change for you when you sign back up… other than you’ll get a receipt from PayPal rather than Amazon.
Now if you are already a yearly member through Amazon, I want you to know that I will honor your subscription for the rest of your year, regardless of what Amazon has done. But please consider signing back up AS SOON AS POSSIBLE with PayPal. If you signed up previously for a yearly membership with Amazon, just email me and let me know, and I’ll refund you a pro-rated amount of your Amazon membership when you sign up with PayPal. So that way everything is square. But I have to do this by hand so please make sure you reach out to me.
I really don’t want the BHP to end… I mean, we’re just getting to the fun stuff… so please sign up.
On top of that, consider how much it costs: $4.99 a month. That’s roughly the price of a Starbucks latte a month. And unlike Starbucks, I pay my taxes. So not only will you be part of the BHP community and getting cool extras, you’ll also be doing more to contribute to the police, firefighters, and other public services than you would if you were at Starbucks right now. And as a bonus, you won’t have to cope with the shame of knowing that you’re… you know… at Starbucks.
But the real value is that you will be helping this community go to the next level. With member support, we can provide additional services, reach out to new venues, and even set up more exclusive interviews like we had with the Staffordshire Hoard!
So if you like what we’re building here, please consider becoming a member. Membership is cheap, and for a yearly donation that breaks down to roughly around the price of a latte each month you can help keep the British History Podcast free and independent.
NON-US MEMBERS! The yearly membership ($59.88 USD) is your best option because it avoids the possibility of monthly conversion fees.