Strange Familiars

Strange Familiars

is creating Strange Familiars podcast

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patrons
We're trying to create something unique. A paranormal podcast that tells stories through a combination of historical research, witness interviews, discussion, and on-site recordings when possible. 

We make the entire things ourselves, with the help of some kind friends - from designing the logo to the research to the background music - it's all us. The first episode took something like 20 hours of work behind the scenes - that's not counting composing and recording the music or getting the witness interviews on tape. 

So, it takes time, and it takes money, and we could use your help. 

We're putting the podcasts out there for free. It's the way it's done of course, and we understood that going into this adventure. However, with your help we can make sure that Strange Familiars not only continues - but we can make it bigger and better. More shows. More on location recordings. More of everything we do.

For our patrons we have added bonus content, including full patron-only shows.  We also have some physical rewards - pinback buttons, stickers, and t-shirts at different levels. 

Thank you so much for your consideration. If you can help, please do.
Tiers
Access to exclusive content
$3 or more per month
  • This will give you access to any exclusive patron shows / audio content
Strange Familiars pinback button
$6 or more per month

  • A 1.25" round pinback button with the Strange Familiars awoken tree logo.
  • Access to any exclusive patron shows / audio content.
  • Postage included for US patrons - extra postage charges apply for international shipping.
Strange Familiars sticker + button
$8 or more per month
  • 4.25"x5" vinyl (weatherproof) Strange Familiars sticker.
  • 1.25" round pinback button with the Strange Familiars awoken tree logo.
  • Access to any exclusive patron shows / audio content.
  • Postage included for US patrons - extra postage charges apply for international shipping.
Strange Familiars patch+sticker+button
$12 or more per month
  • 3.5"x4.5" woven patch with the Strange Familiars awoken tree logo.
  • 4.25"x5" vinyl (weatherproof) Strange Familiars sticker.
  • 1.25" round pinback button with the Strange Familiars awoken tree logo.
  • Access to any exclusive patron shows / audio content.
  • Postage included for US patrons - extra postage charges apply for international shipping.
Stone Breath "Cryptids" CD + stickers
$16 or more per month

  • A copy of Stone Breath's album, "Cryptids" - 12+ songs about strange cryptid creatures and spooky legends - including some topics which we will cover the podcast. (The CD can be signed if desired - just ask!)

    Stone Breath also provides the theme and background music for most episodes of Strange Familiars.
  • Vinyl stickers - 1 Stone Breath and 1 Strange Familiars.
  • Access to any exclusive patron shows / audio content.
  • Postage included for US patrons - extra postage charges apply for international shipping.
"Beyond the Seventh Gate" book + sticker
$18 or more per month

  • A signed copy of our book, "Beyond the Seventh Gate", which covers similar topics to Strange Familiars. 
  • Strange Familiars vinyl sticker.
  • Access to any exclusive patron shows / audio content.
  • Postage included for US patrons - extra postage charges apply for international shipping.
Strange Familiars t-shirt package
$28 or more per month
  • Silkscreen printed Strange Familiars t-shirt. 100% cotton black shirt with blue print.
  • 3.5"x4.5" woven patch with the Strange Familiars awoken tree logo.
  • 4.25"x5" vinyl (weatherproof) Strange Familiars sticker.
  • 1.25" round pinback button with the Strange Familiars awoken tree logo.
  • Access to any exclusive patron shows / audio content.
  • Postage included for US patrons - extra postage charges apply for international shipping.
Autographed 4-Book Set
$48 or more per month

This package includes:

Signed copies of Timothy's 4 books:

• Beyond the Seventh Gate
• Bigfoot in Pennsylvania
• Bigfoot: West Coast Wild Men
• Don't Look Behind You

• Strange Familiars vinyl sticker

• Access to exclusive patron shows / audio content.

Postage included for US patrons - extra postage charges apply for international shipping.

Choose Your Book / CD package
$50 or more per month

This package includes:

• Silkscreen printed Strange Familiars t-shirt. 100% cotton black shirt with blue print.


A signed copy of ONE of Timothy's 4 books...

choose from:

• Beyond the Seventh Gate
• Bigfoot in Pennsylvania
• Bigfoot: West Coast Wild Men

• Don't Look Behind You


A signed copy of ONE of the following CDs of Timothy's music...

choose from:

• Stone Breath "Cryptids"
• Stone Breath "Children of Hum"
• Wildnisgeist
• Timothy Renner "Fallow"
• Timothy Renner "Entity Drift"

• Strange Familiars vinyl sticker

• 1.25" round pinback button with the Strange Familiars awoken tree logo.

• Access to exclusive patron shows / audio content.

Postage included for US patrons - extra postage charges apply for international shipping.

Original Art
$75 or more per month

This package includes:

• Access to exclusive patron shows / audio content.

• 1 piece of original art by Timothy Renner - signed for every month you stay in this tier. 


Each month you will receive an original illustration, painting, or possibly even a carving by Timothy Renner.

This could include an illustration used in one of Timothy's books, on a CD, or an unpublished drawing / painting. When possible we will give patrons a selection of artwork to choose from.

Note: The image shown is just an example of Timothy's art - you may not be able to choose this exact illustration as part of the package.

Postage included for US patrons - extra postage charges apply for international shipping.

Sponsorship / Advertising
$700 or more per month

Have something you want to advertise on Strange Familiars? Just want to hear your name on every episode?

This tier entitles you to a 30-60 second advertisement or sponsor message on every episode of Strange Familiars for as long as you continue your patronage at this level. We will also link to your desired website and/or social media in our show notes.

We will create the advertisement for you, or you can provide finished audio.

An affordable way to reach thousands of dedicated listeners with your product or service - and a great way to help us continue to make Strange Familiars.

This tier also includes access to exclusive patron shows and audio content.

Note: Strange Familiars reserves the right to reject any advertising if we deem it offensive or at odds with the themes and goals of our podcast. 

We're trying to create something unique. A paranormal podcast that tells stories through a combination of historical research, witness interviews, discussion, and on-site recordings when possible. 

We make the entire things ourselves, with the help of some kind friends - from designing the logo to the research to the background music - it's all us. The first episode took something like 20 hours of work behind the scenes - that's not counting composing and recording the music or getting the witness interviews on tape. 

So, it takes time, and it takes money, and we could use your help. 

We're putting the podcasts out there for free. It's the way it's done of course, and we understood that going into this adventure. However, with your help we can make sure that Strange Familiars not only continues - but we can make it bigger and better. More shows. More on location recordings. More of everything we do.

For our patrons we have added bonus content, including full patron-only shows.  We also have some physical rewards - pinback buttons, stickers, and t-shirts at different levels. 

Thank you so much for your consideration. If you can help, please do.

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Tiers
Access to exclusive content
$3 or more per month
  • This will give you access to any exclusive patron shows / audio content
Strange Familiars pinback button
$6 or more per month

  • A 1.25" round pinback button with the Strange Familiars awoken tree logo.
  • Access to any exclusive patron shows / audio content.
  • Postage included for US patrons - extra postage charges apply for international shipping.
Strange Familiars sticker + button
$8 or more per month
  • 4.25"x5" vinyl (weatherproof) Strange Familiars sticker.
  • 1.25" round pinback button with the Strange Familiars awoken tree logo.
  • Access to any exclusive patron shows / audio content.
  • Postage included for US patrons - extra postage charges apply for international shipping.
Strange Familiars patch+sticker+button
$12 or more per month
  • 3.5"x4.5" woven patch with the Strange Familiars awoken tree logo.
  • 4.25"x5" vinyl (weatherproof) Strange Familiars sticker.
  • 1.25" round pinback button with the Strange Familiars awoken tree logo.
  • Access to any exclusive patron shows / audio content.
  • Postage included for US patrons - extra postage charges apply for international shipping.
Stone Breath "Cryptids" CD + stickers
$16 or more per month

  • A copy of Stone Breath's album, "Cryptids" - 12+ songs about strange cryptid creatures and spooky legends - including some topics which we will cover the podcast. (The CD can be signed if desired - just ask!)

    Stone Breath also provides the theme and background music for most episodes of Strange Familiars.
  • Vinyl stickers - 1 Stone Breath and 1 Strange Familiars.
  • Access to any exclusive patron shows / audio content.
  • Postage included for US patrons - extra postage charges apply for international shipping.
"Beyond the Seventh Gate" book + sticker
$18 or more per month

  • A signed copy of our book, "Beyond the Seventh Gate", which covers similar topics to Strange Familiars. 
  • Strange Familiars vinyl sticker.
  • Access to any exclusive patron shows / audio content.
  • Postage included for US patrons - extra postage charges apply for international shipping.
Strange Familiars t-shirt package
$28 or more per month
  • Silkscreen printed Strange Familiars t-shirt. 100% cotton black shirt with blue print.
  • 3.5"x4.5" woven patch with the Strange Familiars awoken tree logo.
  • 4.25"x5" vinyl (weatherproof) Strange Familiars sticker.
  • 1.25" round pinback button with the Strange Familiars awoken tree logo.
  • Access to any exclusive patron shows / audio content.
  • Postage included for US patrons - extra postage charges apply for international shipping.
Autographed 4-Book Set
$48 or more per month

This package includes:

Signed copies of Timothy's 4 books:

• Beyond the Seventh Gate
• Bigfoot in Pennsylvania
• Bigfoot: West Coast Wild Men
• Don't Look Behind You

• Strange Familiars vinyl sticker

• Access to exclusive patron shows / audio content.

Postage included for US patrons - extra postage charges apply for international shipping.

Choose Your Book / CD package
$50 or more per month

This package includes:

• Silkscreen printed Strange Familiars t-shirt. 100% cotton black shirt with blue print.


A signed copy of ONE of Timothy's 4 books...

choose from:

• Beyond the Seventh Gate
• Bigfoot in Pennsylvania
• Bigfoot: West Coast Wild Men

• Don't Look Behind You


A signed copy of ONE of the following CDs of Timothy's music...

choose from:

• Stone Breath "Cryptids"
• Stone Breath "Children of Hum"
• Wildnisgeist
• Timothy Renner "Fallow"
• Timothy Renner "Entity Drift"

• Strange Familiars vinyl sticker

• 1.25" round pinback button with the Strange Familiars awoken tree logo.

• Access to exclusive patron shows / audio content.

Postage included for US patrons - extra postage charges apply for international shipping.

Original Art
$75 or more per month

This package includes:

• Access to exclusive patron shows / audio content.

• 1 piece of original art by Timothy Renner - signed for every month you stay in this tier. 


Each month you will receive an original illustration, painting, or possibly even a carving by Timothy Renner.

This could include an illustration used in one of Timothy's books, on a CD, or an unpublished drawing / painting. When possible we will give patrons a selection of artwork to choose from.

Note: The image shown is just an example of Timothy's art - you may not be able to choose this exact illustration as part of the package.

Postage included for US patrons - extra postage charges apply for international shipping.

Sponsorship / Advertising
$700 or more per month

Have something you want to advertise on Strange Familiars? Just want to hear your name on every episode?

This tier entitles you to a 30-60 second advertisement or sponsor message on every episode of Strange Familiars for as long as you continue your patronage at this level. We will also link to your desired website and/or social media in our show notes.

We will create the advertisement for you, or you can provide finished audio.

An affordable way to reach thousands of dedicated listeners with your product or service - and a great way to help us continue to make Strange Familiars.

This tier also includes access to exclusive patron shows and audio content.

Note: Strange Familiars reserves the right to reject any advertising if we deem it offensive or at odds with the themes and goals of our podcast.