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Rockford Scanner: Shout Out To Darren Marlar

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I wanted to take a second and give a
Shout out to Darren Marlar. 

Darren hosts an online radio show called:
Weird Darkness

I was searching for someone to do a voiceover for RS for a project I had in mind.
Someone told me about a site called Fiverr.
It is a website the provides people a place to offer their digital services to others.
It didn’t take long for me to find Darren.
His profile has very high ratings.  Darren has one of the best ratings on the site.

Darren mentions on his profile that he is the host of “Weird Darkness.”

Naturally, Anything called “Weird Darkness”
Was definitely worth clicking on and checking it out.
What can I say, I love the paranormal stuff…
I clicked on the link, and I have been hooked ever since!
Thanks Darren 🙂

Come to find out, Darren actually lives here locally.
That is why I wanted to do this shout out.
I enjoy promoting local citizens and businesses.
But I don’t think Darren needs any promoting. LOL.
His work speaks for itself. I am a fan of his content.

I have had the honor of chatting with him a few times online.
Pretty nice guy and is probably the most memorable voice’s you will ever hear!
And his ratings on Fiverr are amazing!
His work speaks for itself. You will not be disappointed!

I have listened to many of his Weird Darkness episodes online.
He has some of the best paranormal stories I have heard.
He offers many Trues Crime episodes as well!

He offers unique content each and every night.
If you miss a night or two, he offers archives of his show for free.
You will never have an excuse to miss Weird Darkness ever again!

Darren offers many different ways of listening in:

Thank You Darren for creating such amazing content! 

Below is some information about Weird Darkness.

Weird Darkness :
“Welcome, Weirdos!” And with that beginning to each episode, voice actor Darren Marlar brings true stories of the paranormal, supernatural, legends, lore, the strange and bizarre, crime, conspiracy, mysterious, macabre, unsolved and unexplained — seven days a week!
Weird Darkness listeners have described the show as a cross between “Coast to Coast” with Art Bell, “The Twilight Zone” with Rod Serling, “Unsolved Mysteries” with Robert Stack, and “In Search Of” with Leonard Nimoy.

It was in late September 2015 that the pilot episode “Mothman: The Enigma of Point Pleasant” was posted… not as a podcast, but as a video on YouTube. The next month it was decided to move forward with a regular series at two videos per week, focusing on subject matter such as ghosts, unsolved mysteries, true crime, conspiracies, and anything else that is strange, dark, or bizarre.

While Weird Darkness did find fans on YouTube, the growth was slow. A year later in October 2016 it was decided to also offer the episodes in podcast form by simply re-posting the audio from the YouTube videos. It was then that the show truly began to find its base and began growing… fast.

Another year later, and in October 2017 the difficult decision was made to stop making videos entirely and focus solely on the podcast. Doing this not only increased the quality of each episode, but allowed Darren Marlar to post more often – eventually creating new episodes every weekday, and archive episodes on the weekends. The show’s popularity exploded. In doing so, Weird Darkness generated over one-million downloads in the first six months immediately following the October 2017 change – and continues to grow even more quickly today with no hint of slowing down. As of October 2021, Weird Darkness was garnering over 1-million downloads per month – making it one of the most listened to podcasts nationwide.

Weird Darkness has also been recognized in the press by Business Insider, Podcast Magazine, Paranormality Magazine, Beyond the Bleak Magazine, and more!

Weird Darkness is hosted by voice artist, Darren Marlar, who is also the creator of the podcast.

Darren Marlar lived in the Kansas City area for the majority of his childhood and teen years, and calls Olathe, Kansas his hometown. From elementary school onward he found himself entertaining people in some way or another. Acting on stage, singing in a variety of choral groups, being the front-man for rock bands, or as a soloist for competition and in churches, getting involved in community theater, and eventually discovering radio in 1990, in which he has worked full-time up to today.

In 1995, Darren married his bride, Robin, and they are still very happily married.

In 2004 Darren moved to the Rockford, Illinois area (northwest suburb of Chicago) and along with radio and acting in television and film, he also stepped into stand-up comedy (which he has since retired from).

Along with radio and acting, Darren Marlar is well-known as a professional full-time voice over artist. He has been providing quality audio recordings to clients around the world. If his voice sounds familiar, it is due to having voiced thousands of radio commercials, TV spots, movie trailers, videos, podcasts, audiobooks, corporate presentations, phone prompts, audio theater projects, video games, and more! Along with the awards he has won above through the Weird Darkness podcast, Darren Marlar was also awarded the “Excellence in Broadcasting Award” in 2014 by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters for his commercial voiceover work, and is still in high demand.

Of course, today Darren Marlar is most recognizable as the host of Weird Darkness.

He also features the “Weirdo Watch Party”

Horror hosts are a dying breed (pun intended!) but they are still beloved by scary movie fans around the world – especially Weirdos! Join Weird Darkness host Darren Marlar and Weirdo family members like yourself and watch different horror hosts present old B-horror movies, and while doing so, hang out in the chatroom to make snarky remarks about the film and heckle the onscreen acting and action! It’s FREE, it’s FUN, and it’s guaranteed to give you a scare… or more likely a laugh!

Darren is well known for his upbeat and memorable voice-overs!
He offers: Disney, Old Man, Comedy, Narrations and Documentaries, Santa Clause! 
Plus many more, You can check it out on his site at

Since 1990, Darren Marlar has been providing quality audio recordings to clients around the world. He has voiced thousands of audiobooks, radio commercials, TV spots, movie trailers, videos, podcasts, corporate presentations, phone prompts, and more! He does all this with his trademark humor, upbeat attitude, friendly customer service, and professional work. His years as an actor both onstage and onscreen allow him to bring a realism and genuineness to projects not often found in full-time voice artists. Darren Marlar is best known today as the creator and host of the immensely popular podcast and syndicated radio show, “Weird Darkness”. Click around the site to listen to demos of Darren’s work. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Perhaps Darren could create a voice specific to your project!

Check out his website:

I am looking forward to his “FRIDAY FRIGHTS “

Keep up the amazing work!  


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