After recording almost 200 podcast episodes (~150 on web3 topics), I’m excited to announce Rehash: A Web3 Podcast – the first podcast DAO. By participating in this crowdfund, you will have the opportunity to help co-create this podcast by nominating and voting on your favorite guests, topics, and other aspects of the pod. In return, you will get to hear your name credited on each episode of the podcast and be part of a vibrant community of like-minded individuals.
I started podcasting right after the pandemic started in summer 2020 with my first podcast, Startup Happy Hour. During that time, I was also helping a number of B2B companies start podcasts of their own by hosting, scripting, and/or managing their post production processes. One of those companies happened to be Unstoppable Domains, and before I knew it, I had moved on to host The Unstoppable Podcast full time.
Hosting a crypto podcast before knowing anything about crypto proved to be a steep learning curve, but it was a challenge that ultimately helped me learn about DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, blockchain technology, and other facets of web3 very quickly.
Since then, I’ve gone on to create and host another web3 podcast called DAOn the Rabbit Hole and spent the last six months working on building a decentralized content engine at RabbitHole.
You can hear more about my story in this podcast episode.
Rehash is more than a podcast. It’s a community of people with shared values and a goal to help others learn.
Our core values are:
Rehash: A Web3 Podcast will be central to this first season of the DAO. However, over time DAO members will have the power to shape this community however they please and into whatever they want – an education center, knowledge hub, support group, media publication, podcast incubator... the possibilities are endless.
What do you get by contributing to the crowdfund? You’ll get to have governance power in Rehash DAO. This means you’ll get to help shape Rehash: A Web3 Podcast by nominating guests for the podcast, voting on your favorite guests, and contributing other suggestions to help grow the podcast and further our vision.
Note: By contributing to the crowdfund, you will also receive $HASH tokens. These tokens are purely for fun and not intended as an investment asset. There will be no liquidity pool associated with $HASH at this time (if you see one on Uniswap or another exchange, please do not engage as it was not created by us).
There are a total of 3 NFTs available. Your NFT is your ticket to join the DAO.
You can contribute as much ETH as you’d like above the minimum threshold of 0.05 ETH. You can also contribute more than once.
Funds will go toward making Seasons 1 and 2 of Rehash: A Web3 Podcast a reality. Any excess funds beyond what is needed to produce Seasons 1 and 2 of the podcast will be deposited into the DAO treasury and used toward development of future Rehash DAO initiatives, as voted on by contributors.
Funds needed to make Rehash a reality include:
The content on the podcast is meant to educate, inspire, and create conversation around important topics in web3. The goal is to present differing viewpoints on a topic to help listeners think critically about certain issues and formulate their own opinions and perspectives.
The only limitation to our content is that it must adhere to our core values listed above.
Season 1 of Rehash: A Web3 Podcast has been pre-recorded and will drop in two batches on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 and Tuesday, April 26, 2022.
Season 1 features guests like Julia Rosenberg (Orca Protocol), Jihad Esmail (Syndicate & Forefront), Ben Lakoff (Charged Particles), Jonathan Mann (SongADAO), and DeFi Educator and YouTuber Kris Kay (aka Defi Donut). Topics range from tokenized communities to nesting NFTs to web3 creator economy to the Ethereum merge, and more. You can start listening now at this link.
Starting with Season 2, DAO members will be able to nominate and vote on guests for the podcast, as well as how the podcast is structured, specific segments within the podcast, and anything else the group thinks of. Any token holder has the power to submit a proposal and have that proposal voted on by the other members.
We believe curators are just as important as creators, so we want to reward members who nominate a winning guest by crediting them on the podcast.
We could sit here and create a long page of detailed rules for how the DAO will operate, but we would rather let the community decide. Rehash is a true community effort, and we’re especially grateful to everyone who participates especially at this early stage.
A special thank you to Tyler, Ellie, Libbie, and our shadowy super designer for working tirelessly to help make this project a reality.