Mysteries Made To Delight: The Mysterious Package Company Crowdfunds a Conundrum on Kickstarter

Today we’re talking to a guest about whom we know very little and we’ll be talking about an organisation about which we know even less. The Mysterious Package Company is an organization that tells stories using the postal service as its medium. If you sign up, you’ll receive a variety of intriguing, bizarre and sometimes shocking artefacts through the post which, like pieces of a puzzle, together form a fascinating story.

Our guest is Timothy Sullivan whose title is “Architect to the Curator” at the Mysterious Package Company.

The Mysterious Package Company began in 2012 and in 2015 ran a Kickstarter campaign in an effort to raise $20,000 for a new project of theirs called “The Century Beast”. In just a month, over 1,300 backers helped them raise more than $420,000. With a campaign page that has now been largely redacted by the company (!), our only hope of finding about more about this mysterious enterprise is by talking to our guest on the show today…

Campaign stats

$422k CAD


Links and things mentioned in this show – Official Website

The Mysterious Package Company – Kickstarter campaign page

@themysteriousco – Official Twitter

Kickstarter Project – Pen Type-A (guest pick)

Kickstarter Project – Pen Type-B (guest pick)

The Game – Movie

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration – Book by Ed Catmull of Pixar

Words to live by

Be kind, as everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

The Crowd Scene theme music is by Kim Boekbinder. Special thanks also to Jim Fowler. Additional music by Scott Holmes.