Kickstarter is pretty frickin sweet. Probably better than just funding a podcast, there was Tim Schaefer's Kickstarter campaign
that easily made its goal and now there's a Wasteland 2 getting underway
and already close to the goal. BTW, the $15 contribution to get a DRM-free copy of each of those games makes that money well spent. It's not a donation; it's a pre-order in that way.
I'm pretty stoked about Wasteland 2. The first was really great.