To make a tax-deductible donation to a reality show and snag some limited- edition swag. When you do, it gives our little indie three person team time to do what we love-- make another season of Hang Up!
Every single gift makes a difference. Thank you so much!
Let's Go Party: Become a monthly donor at any amount or make a one time donation of $15 for a video link to our LIVE REUNION EPISODE after it is recorded.
Always Be My Baby: Donate $7/month (or $69 today ;), and we’ll send you a link to the video of the reunion show AND one sticker (we'll pick for you or leave a comment with your choice)
For Tobacco Use Only: Donate $10/month (or $120 today), and we’ll send you a link to the video of the reunion show AND all three stickers or lighter (we'll pick for you or leave a comment with your choice).
The Whole Package: Donate $20/month (or $240 today), and we’ll send every reward: a link to the video of the reunion show, all three stickers, a limited-edition lighter, AND a Hang Up hat!
Love reality dating shows but tired of the same basic storylines?
You've come to the right place.
In each season, one person is matched with six prospective love interests. They go on dates over the phone and never see each other. After the dates, the Star chooses one person to “hang up” on and eliminate from the show.
And there’s a twist— in the end, the final, winning caller makes their own choice: to either choose the Star back and take an all-expenses-paid vacation together or hang up on the Star and take a cash prize instead.
Creator and Producer
Host and Story Editor
Zakiya is an award-winning podcast story editor, host, and writer based in Brooklyn. She has worked at Gimlet, WNYC, Audible, Crooked, and more. Zakiya is a co-founder of the POC in Audio Directory, a resource created to fight the lack of racial diversity in the audio industry. In 2019, Zakiya and her collaborators were recognized by Bitch Media as among the top 50 "most impactful creators, artists, and activists in pop culture" for their work in advocating for racial equity in audio. She loves talking to strangers, dancing to trap music, getting pummeled by waves, and going on adventures all over the world. She's obsessed with interrogating human behavior and culture through storytelling and conversation. She's a Synclaire sun, Regine moon, and Maxine rising.
Story Editor and Sound Designer
Ben is a freelance podcast producer and engineer from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ben's produced shows for Conde Nast, Audible, Vox and Sonos as well as for small independent projects, universities and an NPR-affiliate radio station. They love podcasts of all kinds and have worked on shows across a wide variety of different formats including audio-first documentaries, celebrity interviews, pop culture chat casts and sound designed meditations. In addition to freelancing for various clients they're also an Audio Story Editor at NYU's American Journalism Online graduate program.