Wow, slick! So nowadays patreon.com supports having patron tiers for which they publish patron-specific private RSS URLs for podcasts that subscribers can use in their favorite podcast player. :)
So as a creator, you can just publish .mp3 files to patreon.com if you want your podcast to be monetized & distributed through patreon.com.
I have no idea if patreon has good podcast analytics or not. :)
You can see this in action by giving $5/month to this mixed media + podcast artist :) https://www.patreon.com/AltaCain
@deafferret Finally Patreon is offering some value and not just being a middle man.