SPONSORS & FRIENDS

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CURRENT SPONSORS & FRIENDS…

HORROR PACK
You already love horror, and now you can get horror delivered right to your home’s mailbox! Horror Pack sends you select horror flicks every month; everything from newly-released movies to classic horror films! Choose their DVD plan to get four movies each month, or choose the Blu-Ray plan to get four different movies than the DVD plan… or get both plans together for a total of eight different horror movies every month, including a monthly limited edition Blu-Ray flick! Plus, you get clues in the Horror Pack that hint at what you’ll see in the next month’s shipment! You get scares and a mystery game at the same time! If you want screams, blood-splatter, psycho killers, monsters, ghosts, and all things terrifying in your mailbox at home every month, Horror Pack is the best place to begin! You can build up your own horror movie library by 4 or 8 movies every single month without ever leaving your house!  And the movies are yours to keep – you own them, forever!  The perfect gift for the horror fan on your Christmas list!  

CBD OILS FROM EXTRACT LABS! (Save 15% with the promo code WEIRD15)
I’ve been a user of Extract Labs’ CBD oils for several years now – it has helped me dramatically to reduce my knee and back pain, and it reduces the severity of my migraines as well as their frequency.  I’m currently using the CBD/CBG combo gels.  I take a couple every morning and night.  My bride likes their Raspberry CBD oil, and she also loves their CBD gummy candies.  When you use the special link below, Extract Labs will know that you found them through Weird Darkness – and that benefits me and the show as well!  Plus, you can save 15% on your entire purchase by using the promo code WEIRD15 at checkout!  Visit https://weirddarkness.com/cbd to start shopping!

WEIRD DARKROAST COFFEE (Only available in the USA)
Bolt your doors, lock your windows, turn off your lights, grab a mug of Weird DarkRoast Coffee as you listen to the podcast! This mysterious specialty coffee exhibits deep notes of cocoa, caramel, and a touch of sinister sweetness with a velvety finish.  This is an exclusive coffee selected by Weird Darkness host Darren Marlar and roasted to order by Evansville Coffee. Not available in stores!  Click HERE to order, and use the promo code WEIRD to get free shipping on your first order!

SOLO STOVE (Save $10 using the promo code WEIRD at checkout!)
The Solo Stove is a stainless steal portable fire pit you can take with you anywhere, and it’s designed to be smokeless so you don’t have to dodge smoke and fumes while roasting hotdogs and marshmallows, telling ghost stories, or just relaxing around the fire with friends. You can enjoy the warmth and light of the fire without the annoying blowback. The Solo Stove ie easy to light with just a few bits of starter – and your fire is blazing within minutes! The way the Solo Stove is built if there is a breeze, it just feeds oxygen to the base of the fire making it burn more evenly and hotter – leaving you nothing but ash in the end, which makes cleanup a breeze!

LIGHTSTREAM
LightStream offers credit card consolidation loans with rates starting at 4.98% APR with AutoPay and excellent credit! And your rate is fixed with LightStream – so even if interest rates continue to rise, yours stay right where it was when you got the consolidation loan.  Even better? There are no fees, and you can even get your money on the same day you apply! And just for Weird Darkness listeners… you can apply now to get a special interest rate discount and save even MORE! The ONLY way to get this discount though is to go to LightStream.com/WEIRD.  [DISCLAIMER: Subject to credit approval, rates range from 4.98% APR to 19.99% APR and include a 0.50% AutoPay discount. Lowest rate requires excellent credit. Terms and condition apply and offers are subject to change without notice. Visit LightStream.com/WEIRD for more information!]

TALKSPACE (Save $100 on your first month with the promo code WEIRD)
TalkSpace is online therapy to help you manage stress, process big life changes, deal with depression or anxiety, deal with family issues (because let’s face it – families are our biggest stressor) and more. Whatever is bothering you, TalkSpace is there to help you through it. I’ve been using online therapy for years – it fits my schedule, I don’t have to go to somebody’s office, and above all – it’s affordable.  Get matched with a licensed therapist by visiting TalkSpace.com.

SCRIBD
When it comes to listening to podcasts, listening to audiobooks, reading books and magazines… the choices are endless.  But Scribd has it all – podcasts, audiobooks, ebooks and magazines to read, even sheet music for musicians… and more… all in one place, on the Scribd website and in their app!  And Scribd is only $9.99 a month. You get full access to everything on the site, no limits – no purchasing credits, or saving them up to get newer or more popular titles – none of that nonsense. You get EVERYTHING on the site, and you can listen to it all, read it all, download it all, however much you wish, however often you wish, for less than you’d spend for a single book! And yes – Scribd has Weird Darkness! Try Scribd right now for 60 days, FREE! Just go to https://try.scribd.com/weird/. Once you start, you’ll never want to stop! Scribd is the best of all worlds.

JOIN HONEY, SAVE MONEY! 
If you don’t already have Honey on your web browser, you could be straight up missing out on free savings!  It’s literally FREE and installs in just a few seconds.  Honey is a free browser extension that scours the internet for promo codes and applies the best one it finds to your online cart when shopping. You may not know or have the promo code – but Honey does, and plugs it in for you!  Download Honey for FREE at https://joinhoney.com/weirddarkness and save money while supporting Weird Darkness at the same time!

Related imageBEST FIENDS
I’m not a gamer, I only play games on my mobile device when I have time – and that’s usually only a couple of minutes here and there.  I found Best Fiends a little over a year ago and I am still constantly coming back to this game for more play. It engages your brain with fun levels where you collect little “fiends” to help you conquer the puzzles and challenges to accomplish your goals.  There are numerous options for play, they constantly are adding new themes and levels every month, you can stop playing anytime and pick up from right where you left off without being penalized, you have a constant recharging of energy, and it’s free to download!  With over 100 million downloads, this 5-star rated mobile puzzle game is a must-play!  Download best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.  Look for BEST FIENDS – that’s FIENDS (like friends, but without the “r”).  Best FIENDS!

CLASSIC RADIO STORE (Get 20% off everything in your cart by using the promo code WEIRD at checkout!)
If you like classic old time radio shows, there are thousands of episodes available in pristine, digitally-remastered sound!  Shows in the Classic Radio Store library have been transferred from the original 16 inch transcription disc master recordings and digitally remastered for superior sound quality.  All uncut, unedited and delivered to you as they were originally broadcast, including the classic commercials!  Download old time radio shows that will chill you and thrill you such as Suspense, The Whistler, Inner Sanctum, Lights Out, and more!  All these shows and dozens upon dozens of others are all available to instantly digitally download!  And the links never expire, so you can order them now and listen to them anytime you’d like!  Visit ClassicRadioStore.com to start browsing for your ears – and if you use the promo code WEIRD at checkout, you’ll save 20% on EVERYTHING you buy!

PREVIOUS SPONSORS…

CHIME
Your online checking account shouldn’t cost you money.  That’s why Chime, an award-winning app and debit card, has no overdraft fees, foreign transaction fees, monthly service fees, or transfer fees!  They have over 60,000 fee-free in-network ATMs at locations like Walgreen’s, 7-Eleven, CVS, and more.  That’s more than the top 3 national banks… combined!  You can also send money to anyone even if they aren’t on Chime.  No feels for you or cash out fees for them. Say “goodbye” to hidden fees.  Join the millions of Americans already loving Chime. Sign-up takes only two minutes, and doesn’t affect your credit score! Get started today at http://Chime.com/WeirdDarkness.

REEL PAPER
If you’ve ever said, “Weird Darkness scared the crap out of me!” here is the solution!  Reel Paper is toilet paper; it’s in my bathroom right now and I’m going to keep using it.  It’s 3-ply and soft, but still sturdy.  But it’s also eco-friendly!  If you or your employer are looking for ways to be more green, this is it.  27,000 trees are cut down every day just to make toilet paper – and that paper never gets recycled (for obvious reasons!).  But Reel Paper is made from 100% bamboo which quickly grows back without ever having to be replanted.  No trees cut down, ever.  It uses no plastics, not even in wrapping, and each roll of paper purchased helps to fund clean toilets for those in need.  Weirdo Family members (and anyone else you tell) get 25% off not just their first order – but their first subscription – meaning you save money on an ongoing basis!  Get your subscription for Reel Paper by using the promo code WEIRD at ReelPaper.com.

GREEN CHEF (Save $100 including free shipping using code WEIRD100)
If you like eating at home and eating well, but you like the quality and variety of restaurant dining, Green Chef is for you! Green Chef let’s you choose from a wide array of easy-to-follow recipes perfect for Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Keto & more. Green Chef delivers everything you need to cook delicious dinners at home. They send seasonal organic ingredients and chef-crafted recipes right to your doorstep, all of it come pre-portioned and prepped, saving you time. The recipes are so easy to prepare, anyone can do it, including me, your Weirdo leader!   So far my favorite is the salmon with red pepper vinaigrette! Go to https://GreenChef.com/WeirdDarkness100 and use the promo code weirddarkness100 to get $100 off – including free shipping!

AMC Network’s SHUDDER
Check out their “Creepshow” series based on the movie! Another of my favorites is their docuseries, “Cursed Films” which looks at the tragedies that befell the casts and crews of movies like “The Exorcist”, “The Omen”, and “Poltergeist!”  Fascinating stuff!  I binged the whole thing start to finish in one sitting! Shudder has the best and biggest selection of horror and thrillers you can find anywhere.  Visit http://www.shudder.com/ and use the promo code WEIRDDARKNESS (all one word) to get a free 30-day trial!  Click HERE for more information!

BETTER HELP
I’ve been a user of Better Help for over a year now and still use it.  My counselor helps me with issues regarding not only mental health, but physical health as well. We’ve discussed depression, sleeping habits, creating and achieving goals, and more.  With over 7,000 counselors scattered around the globe, you’re assured  a professional, experienced counselor that is knowledgeable about your particular issue – or issues.  Take the questionnaire for free and find out how Better Help can be a better help to you!  And if you use the link BetterHelp.com/WD you’ll immediately be given a 10% discount on your first month!

BLINKIST
I absolutely love this app – its on the homepage of my smartphone for a reason.  Blinkist brings you key ideas from the world’s best non-fiction books. Listen to an entire book in just 15-minutes, or you can choose to read the book – or do both at the same time!  Blinkist works on your phone, tablet, or web browser.  Browse through themed booklets curated by industry experts, and get titles specifically chosen for you based on your interests. Right now Blinkist has a special offer for Weirdos!  Go to Blinkist.com/WeirdDarkness and get a free 7-day trial, and get 25% off a Blinkist Premium membership!  

ACORN.TV
Acorn TV is a commercial-free streaming service that’s rooted in British television but also has some of the most creative content from Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and beyond as well.  You get amazing storytelling with top-rated mysteries, addicting dramas, hilarious comedies, and more.  If you love British comedy you’ll want to check out “The Other One” which follows two sisters had no idea each other existed until their father drops dead.  “Downton Abbey” fans will love the hilarious performance in “The Other One” by Siobhan Finneran.  As for my personal favorites show on Acorn.TV – right now I’m binge-watching two shows: “Rake” (a comedy drama) and “Mr and Mrs Murder” (a crime/mystery/comedy).  Acorn TV is only $5.99/mo, but you can try it out absolutely free for a full 30 days by using the promo code “weirddarkness” (all one word) when you sign up at http://Acorn.TV

MORE FRIENDS AND PARTNERS

THE WILD ANIMAL SANCTUARY
Meet Sijack, a female arctic wolf and the newest member of our Weirdo family!  Beautiful, isn’t she?  The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado is not only the new home of Sijack whom we have adopted in the name of Weird Darkness – but other wild animals that were also previously owned by irresponsible private owners or in less-than-ideal living conditions. Sijack and other wild animals like her now have a lifelong home, in a large acreage, natural habitat.  Wild Animal Sanctuary cares for all kinds of large wild animals saved from abuse and neglect – lions, grizzlies, tigers, leopards, black bears, foxes, coyotes, cougars, kodiaks, bobcats, panthers, and more. Visit WildAnimalSanctuary.org to learn more, donate to the sanctuary and refuge, and maybe adopt an animal of your own like we here at Weird Darkness have done with Sijack!

SEND OUT CARDS
Mail a real, personalized greeting card without leaving the house or going out to buy stamps! Choose from the hundreds of existing cards on the website – or create one of your own completely from scratch, using your own photos and message – and you can even use your own handwriting and signature if you wish… and do it all online! I’ve set it up so you can try it out for free – create a greeting card and I’ll pay for the printing and postage.  http://www.sendoutcards.com/weird.

PAUL SPANGLER (Official Artist of Weird Darkness)
(Watch the video below for a tiny sample of his work!)  It’s only fitting that Paul Spangler was born in 1973, the same year The Exorcist was released. Specializing in horror art and illustration. His subjects range from horror film stars of the Golden Age of Cinema to current ones. Sought out for his high degree realism, Mr Spangler works in a variety of mediums which include pencil, pen and ink, markers and acrylic paints. He often employs his mixed media technique to capture a subject in a truly unique way. After watching Dracula with Bela Lugosi at age nine, he was “hooked” on horror. Seeking out films and books of the genre ever since. Mr. Spangler’s work has won many awards. His work has included commissioned works, book cover art, DVD cover art, t-shirt designs, and more.  Along with his art work, Mr. Spangler also creates one of a kind distressed signs for clients, as well as selling one-off pieces.  He can be contacted on his “Spangler Art and Illustration” Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Spangler-Art-and-Illustration-489568255187/ or his “Sinister Visions” gallery page: https://www.facebook.com/cryptdaddy/

MONSTERZ – LADIES HOCKEY
Weird Darkness is a proud sponsor of this championship hockey team, The Monsterz of Manitoba, Canada!  In 2019 Weird Darkness sponsored the team and you will see the podcast’s logo on the jerseys.  Before they could show off the new jerseys, the pandemic hit so it’s only now that the red and white jerseys are hitting the ice with this winning women’s hockey team!  Check out some pics of the team and some videos of the Monsterz in action on the ice at https://weirddarkness.com/monsterz!

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