Super Freak Side Show
Super Freak Side Show - Distorted View's paid members site. $5 a month or $50 a year. That's like getting two months free!
The Super Freak Side Show is The Distorted View Show's paid member site. When you join, you receive a password protected RSS feed for iTunes so you automatically receive all content.
Tim will beg, plead, and even threaten his listeners to join since it's his only source of income. Baby checks only go so far.
The Side Show evolved from the early idea of a Distorted View Daily Aftershow (DVDA), announced on July 6th, 2006 and first attempted on August 23, 2006. On November 9th, 2006 Tim left his job, he got the idea for the name "side show" and the term "super freak". In the coming months, the concept of the Side Show was developed and the very first extended program was posted on February 6th, 2007. In 2008, for a short time, Tim ran a promotion whereby Freaks could sign up for a lifetime membership. A discount was given to then-yearly members.
Extra content that Sideshow members receive:
- Video casts
- Bonus Shows on the weekend
- Exclusive new Shows that are played only for paying members, free side get old shows that day.
- Extended shows (an extra 10-35 minutes of show after the free show)
- Access to the whole DV archive (600+ shows)
- A metaphorical "reach-around" from Tim himself
- And more...
A Note From Tim
Even when I started Distorted View many years ago, I always treated it as a part-time job. While it's always been a fun project, the ultimate goal was to do it for a living. I thought I reached that goal in the summer of 2000 when I started working at an Internet talk radio company in Dallas, Texas. Unfortunately, Internet talk radio was never really successful and the company declared bankruptcy just as the dot com bubble was bursting.
I started podcasting in December 2004 and it wasn't long for companies to start cropping up promising to make podcasters $RICH$ by lining up sponsorship deals. Aside from a few rare cases, that didn't happen. I didn't have the type of show most advertisers would like to be associated with. What I did have, however, was a lot of listeners. Listeners who enjoyed the fucked-upedness of DV. I decided to try doing the show for a living without advertisers.
The Distorted View Sideshow is an inexpensive service that gives paying listeners even more content than is offered on the free show. Members get extended programs (typically extended shows range from 35-55 minutes in length), plus video-casts, exclusive member-only shows, and extra's you won't find anywhere else (like DV ringtones).
It's easy to sign up, inexpensive, and you can even get the extra content automatically sent to your computer using a password protected RSS feed! I'm always trying to think up new ways to say "Thank You" to my listeners, so there will always be new things popping up on the Sideshow. What are you waiting for? Sign up now, and help feed my nasty coke habit.
Yours in Christ,