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Twice-monthly community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, where every conspiracy theory is true.
142 - UFO Sighting Reports
Feb 15 • 24 min
We start today, as we often do, with the latest UFO sighting reports in the community. Weather: “Color TV” by Answering Machine https://answeringmachine.bandcamp.com Our tour of A Spy in the Desert continues this month across US! Get your tickets here:…
141 - Save Dark Owl Records
Feb 1 • 24 min
Dark Owl Records hosts a fundraiser to save their store. This episode was co-written with Brie Williams. The voice of Michelle Nguyen was Kate Jones. The voice of Deb was Meg Bashwiner. The voice of Maureen was Maureen Johnson. Weather: “A Pale Sun Rises…
140 - A Blood Stone Carol
Dec 15, 2018 • 25 min
A ghost story with no moral. Three spirits that will teach you nothing. Weather: “Draggin’ Me Down” by Travis Love Benson featuring Yo! The Moon travislovebenson.com It’s not too late to get weird and beautiful gifts from the Welcome to Night Vale store,…
139 - The Birthday of Lee Marvin
Dec 1, 2018 • 24 min
Night Vale’s most local and legendary local legend celebrates his 30th birthday. The voice of Lee Marvin was TL Thompson. Weather: “Impasse” by Juliana Finch https://music.julianafinch.com Dane Terry is joining our world tour of A Spy In The Desert as…
138 - Harvest Time
Nov 15, 2018 • 25 min
It is a time of reaping, sowing, and rebirth. This episode was co-written with Brie Williams. Weather: “Friend or Foe” by Low Power https://soundcloud.com/lowpowermusic Podcon 2 is coming back to Seattle next January! Don’t miss this incredible weekend…
137 - The Mudstone Abyss Part 3
Nov 1, 2018 • 25 min
The mayor has a message for Desert Bluffs. The voice of Kevin was Kevin R. Free. The voice of Lauren was Lauren Sharpe. Weather: “Hymn #101” by Joe Pug http://joepugmusic.com Need a gift for the Night Vale fan in your life? We have a limited edition knit…
A message from Joseph Fink
Oct 30, 2018 • 15 min
Joseph Fink, co-writer of Welcome to Night Vale, here with a special message about his new novel, Alice Isn’t Dead, a retelling and reimagining of the story from the podcast of the same name. The Alice Isn’t Dead novel is on sale now online and at your…
Dreamboy, Episode One: Goodnight, Esmerelda
Oct 23, 2018 • 27 min
A brand new fiction podcast from Night Vale Presents: Dreamboy . Dane, a spun-out musician spending the winter in Cleveland, Ohio, has two main goals: keeping his job at the Pepper Heights Zoo and trying not to waste all his time on Grindr. What he…
136 - The Mudstone Abyss Part 2
Oct 15, 2018 • 25 min
Not everything goes as planned. The voice of Kevin was Kevin R. Free. Weather: “She Left Without A Goodbye.” by Cerah https://soundcloud.com/cerahmusic Listen to our sixth bonus episode, featuring Cecil, Carlos, the Faceless Old Woman, Michelle Nguyen,…
Adventures in New America: Episode One, The End
Oct 3, 2018 • 31 min
A brand new fiction podcast from Night Vale Presents: ADVENTURES IN NEW AMERICA, the first sci-fi, political satire, Afrofuturistic buddy comedy, serialized for New Americans in a new and desperate time. To keep listening to Adventures in New America,…
135 - The Mudstone Abyss Part 1
Oct 1, 2018 • 24 min
A broadcast from an even friendlier desert community. The voice of Kevin was Kevin R. Free. Weather: “Living On Light” by Silo’s Choice https://siloschoice.bandcamp.com Our new live show, A Spy in the Desert, is on the road in North America right now!…
134 - Fall Football Preview
Sep 15, 2018 • 24 min
A look at all the great kids, ghosts, and trees playing in our upcoming season. Weather: “Raising Helvetica” by Sims x Air Credits x ICETEP, sims.bandcamp.com Our 2018 / 2019 World Tour kicks off in Brooklyn next week! Don’t miss our new live show, A Spy…
133 - Are You Sure?
Sep 1, 2018 • 13 min
Is this the first time you’ve heard me say this? Are you sure? Weather from Caged Animals’ new album Escape Artist: https://cagedanimals.bandcamp.com Don’t miss our 2018 / 2019 World Tour, coming to over 40 cities across North America, the UK, and Europe!…
Bonus - Excerpt from All Hail
Aug 23, 2018 • 12 min
An excerpt from our latest live show recording, All Hail, featuring Hal Lublin as Steve Carlsberg. Get the full recording on Bandcamp and iTunes. Get four exclusive bonus tracks from All Hail – featuring Wil Wheaton as Earl Harlan, Jasika Nicole as Dana…
132 - Bedtime Story
Aug 15, 2018 • 23 min
There once was a boy who wanted to know everything. Weather: “Bad Friend” by Cheese On Bread http://cheeseonbread.com/ ALL HAIL recording available now on iTunes and Bandcamp! Over an hour of brand new material, never-before-heard on the podcast. Join our…
131 - Brought To You By Kellogg’s
Aug 1, 2018 • 26 min
This episode, and also your life, and every life on this and every world, and this entire universe, brought to you by Kellogg’s. Weather: “Standard Deviation” by Danny Schmidt http://dannyschmidt.com Our membership program is now on Patreon! Become a…
The Summer of Night Vale Presents, Part 4
Jul 27, 2018 • 101 min
Welcome to the fourth and final week of the Summer of Night Vale Presents, a celebration and sampling of some of the shows across our network. This week, hear previews of two upcoming Night Vale Presents shows, and full episodes from The Orbiting Human…
The Summer of Night Vale Presents, Part 3
Jul 20, 2018 • 48 min
This is the Summer of Night Vale Presents, a celebration and sampling of some of the shows across our network. This week, we’re listening to special episodes of Alice Isn’t Dead and Sleep With Me. Alice Isn’t Dead is about a truck driver, played by Jasika…
The Summer of Night Vale Presents, Part 2
Jul 13, 2018 • 51 min
This is the Summer of Night Vale Presents, a celebration and sampling of some of the shows across our network. This week, we hear from two of our newest fiction shows, Pounded In The Butt By My Own Podcast and It Makes A Sound. Plus, an update on Within…
The Summer of Night Vale Presents, Part 1
Jul 6, 2018 • 64 min
Welcome to the Summer of Night Vale Presents, a celebration and sampling of some of the shows across our network. This week: a look at two of the non-fiction shows on our network, I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats and Conversations with People Who Hate…
130 - A Story About Us
Jun 15, 2018 • 25 min
This is a story about us, said the man on the radio, and we were pleased, because we always wanted to hear about ourselves on the radio. Weather: “Space and Time” by Joseph Fink https://josephfink.bandcamp.com Just announced: Welcome to Night Vale World…
Good Morning Night Vale: Good Morning Pilot
Jun 7, 2018 • 56 min
A brand new podcast from Night Vale Presents: Good Morning Night Vale, the official Welcome to Night Vale recap show, hosted by cast members Meg Bashwiner, Symphony Sanders, and Hal Lublin. Each week, our hosts will do a deep dive into one episode of…
129 - A Matter of Blood Part 3
Jun 1, 2018 • 24 min
The battle for the soul of Dana Cardinal comes to a close. The voice of Dana Cardinal is Jasika Nicole. Weather: “Mariposas” by Yva Las Vegass https://monikerrecordsss.bandcamp.com/album/i-was-born-in-a-place-of-sunshine-and-the-smell-of-ripe-mangoes…
128 - A Matter of Blood Part 2
May 15, 2018 • 22 min
The battle for the soul of Dana Cardinal takes a turn. The voice of Dana Cardinal is Jasika Nicole. Weather: “Lemonade in the Shade” by Jeff Scroggins & Colorado http://jeffscrogginsandcolorado.com/ Night Vale Presents Birthday Party, June 8th at the Bell…
127 – A Matter of Blood Part 1
May 1, 2018 • 22 min
The battle for the soul of Dana Cardinal begins. Weather: “J’Accuse” by Mucca Pazza. http://www.muccapazza.com Night Vale Presents Birthday Party, June 8th at the Bell House in New York City. Tickets on sale Friday, April 20.…
126 – A Door Ajar Part 3
Apr 15, 2018 • 22 min
There’s been an entire ocean in Old Town Night Vale. This episode was co-written with Brie Williams. Weather: “Clockwork Family” by Dan Warren. soundcloud.com/danwarren Night Vale Presents Birthday Party, June 8th at the Bell House in New York City.…
125 – A Door Ajar Part 2
Apr 1, 2018 • 24 min
There’s been a shipwreck in the desert. This episode was co-written with Brie Williams. Weather: “Source Decay” by Holy Sons. https://www.holysons.com FINAL US & CANADA TOUR DATES of “All Hail” (Apr 2018). http://welcometonightvale.com, click on live…
124 – A Door Ajar Part 1
Mar 15, 2018 • 23 min
There’s been a drowning at the Pancake House. This episode was co-written with Brie Williams. Weather: “Lake Full of Regrets” by Devine Carama featuring River Greene and Devin Roberts from the album Kingtucky. https://devinecarama.bandcamp.com ADDED USA…
Pounded in the Butt by My Own Podcast: Pounded in the Butt by My Own Butt, read by Cecil Baldwin
Mar 14, 2018 • 17 min
A new podcast from Night Vale Presents, and first in a series of Night Vale After Dark shows. Cecil Baldwin, the voice of Welcome to Night Vale, performs the classic tingler “Pounded in the Butt by My Own Butt” in front of a live audience. Written and…
123 - A Story of Love and Horror, Part 3: “Frances”
Mar 1, 2018 • 24 min
A story of love and horror. Part 3 of 3. Weather: “Pieces and Pieces” by The Rough and Tumble. http://theroughandtumble.com. ADDED USA TOUR DATES of “All Hail” (Apr 2018). http://welcometonightvale.com, click on live shows. Music for this episode: Joseph…
I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats: Episode 10, Jeff Davis County Blues
Feb 15, 2018 • 51 min
We’re checking back in with our most recent episode of I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats to share with you what the show has become. Thanks for listening! “Jeff Davis County Blues” is a song with a particular meaning to Joseph’s life. Julian Koster of…
122 - A Story of Love and Horror, Part 2: “Spire”
Feb 15, 2018 • 23 min
A story of love and horror. Part 2 of 3. Weather: “Fire Drills” by Dessa http://doomtree.net/ ADDED USA TOUR DATES of “All Hail” (Apr 2018). http://welcometonightvale.com, click on live shows Music: Disparition http://disparition.info Logo: Rob Wilson…
121 - A Story of Love and Horror, Part 1: “Barks”
Feb 1, 2018 • 21 min
A story of love and horror. Part 1 of 3. Weather: “Riches and Wonders” by Eliza Rickman & Jherek Bischoff http://elizarickman.com/ & http://jherekbischoff.com ADDED USA TOUR DATES of “All Hail” (Apr 2018). Plus shows in Australia (Feb 2018)…
120 - All Smiles’ Eve
Dec 15, 2017 • 20 min
A happy celebration of a happy holiday story from a desert otherworld. The voice of Kevin was Kevin R. Free. The voice of Lauren was Lauren Sharpe. Weather: “Fast Talker” by aj & the good intentions http://ajandthegoodintentions.bandcamp.com/ Music for…
119 - eGemony, Part 3: “Love, Among Other Things, Is All You Need”
Dec 1, 2017 • 21 min
Part 3 of 3: You need love. You may also need other things. This episode was co-written with Glen David Gold. The voice of Hugh Jackman was Hunter Canning. Weather: “Turn Into It” by Jamey Browning soundcloud.com/james-browning-142333614 Music:…
118 - eGemony, Part 2: “The Cavelands”
Nov 15, 2017 • 24 min
Part 2 of 3: A venture into the underground home of the baristas. This episode was co-written with Glen David Gold. Weather: “Glitter” by Charly Bliss charlybliss.com Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by…
117 - eGemony, Part 1: “Canadian Club”
Nov 1, 2017 • 22 min
Part 1 of 3: A case of Canadian Club has been hidden in Night Vale. This episode was co-written with Glen David Gold. The voice of Hugh Jackman was Hunter Canning. The voice of Missy Wilks was Lusia Strus. Weather: “Lost Everything” by Mary Epworth…
116 - Council Member Flynn, Part 3
Oct 15, 2017 • 22 min
A pep rally at the Night Vale Armory. (Part 3 of 3) Weather: “Animal Skin” by Bryan Dunn bryandunn.bandcamp.com/ Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey…
115 - Council Member Flynn, Part 2
Oct 1, 2017 • 22 min
Councilwoman Flynn takes charge with help from Citizen Patrols. (Part 2 of 3) Weather: “TMI” by Josey joseyofficial.com Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink &…
It Makes A Sound: Episode 1, Are You Listening?
Sep 28, 2017 • 32 min
A new podcast from Night Vale Presents. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts. A cassette tape from 1992 has been found in the attic… A Night Vale Presents production. Created and written by Jacquelyn Landgraf. Co-directed by Jacquelyn Landgraf…
I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats: Episode 1, The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton
Sep 28, 2017 • 38 min
A new podcast from Night Vale Presents. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts. John Darnielle and Joseph Fink discuss the role in their lives of art, faith, and satan with John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and the upcoming Turtles All…
114 - Council Member Flynn, Part 1
Sep 15, 2017 • 22 min
The City Council deals with a crime spree in their own City Council way. (Part 1 of 3) Weather: “Song For Myself” by Bears with Eagle Arms bearswitheaglearms.com Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night…
113 - Niecelet
Sep 1, 2017 • 22 min
There’s a new member of the family. This episode was co-written with Dessa. (@dessadarling) Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by…
112 - Citizen Spotlight
Aug 15, 2017 • 22 min
Let’s profile a randomly selected citizen. This episode was co-written with Brie Williams. Weather: “Try Try Try” by Rachael Sage rachaelsage.com. Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents.…
111 - Summer 2017, Night Vale, USA
Aug 1, 2017 • 22 min
Everything is the same. Everything is different. Weather: “Andromeda” by Airospace soundcloud.com/spairoace or on Spotify Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink &…
Conversations with People Who Hate Me: Episode 1, You’re a Piece of Sh*t
Jul 31, 2017 • 29 min
Dylan Marron makes popular social justice videos on the internet, so he gets a lot of hate messages. In the first episode of this podcast, he speaks with Chris, a man who called Dylan “a piece of sh*t”… among many other things. A Night Vale Presents…
Bonus - An excerpt from the next Night Vale novel!
Jul 15, 2017 • 20 min
An excerpt from the audiobook of the second Welcome to Night Vale novel, IT DEVOURS!, narrated by Cecil Baldwin. Coming Oct 17, 2017. IT DEVOURS! is available now for presale (signed first editions available): welcometonightvale.com, click on books.…
New Podcast Teaser: CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE WHO HATE ME
Jul 11, 2017 • 3 min
A brand new podcast from Dylan Marron (the voice of Carlos the Scientist) and Night Vale Presents: Conversations with People Who Hate Me. Conversations with People Who Hate Me takes hateful conversations online and turns them into productive conversations…
Bonus - The Tragic Story of Louie Blasko
Jul 1, 2017 • 9 min
Jason Webley as Louie Blasko in “Ghost Stories,” now available on iTunes and Bandcamp. Announcements of Summer and Fall US Tours, plus Autumn Europe Tour. welcometonightvale.com, click on live shows. The second Welcome to Night Vale Novel “It Devours!” is…
110 - Matryoshka
Jun 15, 2017 • 33 min
There are glowing arrows in the sky. The voice of Steve Carlsberg is Hal Lublin. Weather: “Everyone I Know Will Die” by Four Eyes https://foureyesathens.bandcamp.com/ Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by…
109 - A Story About Huntokar
Jun 1, 2017 • 22 min
This is a story about Huntokar. The voice of Huntokar is Tina Parker. Weather: “Full Metal Black” by The Royal They theroyalthey.bandcamp.com Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents.…
Bonus - PodCon and the 2nd Imaginary Symphony
May 28, 2017 • 25 min
A brand new podcast convention, by and for fans of podcasting. PodCon.com And don’t miss the Orbiting Human Circus’s between season, self-contained special presentation: The 2nd Imaginary Symphony. To hear the rest, subscribe to the Orbiting Human Circus…
108 - Cal
May 15, 2017 • 24 min
A visitor arrives from a different reality. Weather: “Robert Frost” by Mal Blum malblum.com Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by…
Bonus - Ghost Stories
May 12, 2017 • 6 min
A bonus excerpt from our just released live recording Ghost Stories. Over two hours of brand new Night Vale. Available now at nightvale.bandcamp.com Or on iTunes, right here. See us live: http://www.welcometonightvale.com/live/
107 - The Missing Sky
May 1, 2017 • 25 min
A faint popping can be heard below the earth. The voice of the Pamela Winchell was Desiree Burch. Weather: “The Ends and the Means” by Robby Hecht robbyhecht.com Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night…
106 - Filings
Apr 15, 2017 • 24 min
The angels go to the Hall of Public Records. The voice of the Faceless Old Woman was Mara Wilson. Weather: “All or Nothing” by The Dream Masons facebook.com/thedreammasons Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced…
105 - What Happened at the Smithwick House
Apr 1, 2017 • 23 min
Here’s what happened at the Smithwick house. Weather: “You Cannot” by Erin McKeown erinmckeown.com Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor.…
104 - The Hierarchy of Angels
Mar 15, 2017 • 24 min
Let’s start the news with something happy. Weather: “Qualified” by Sammus feat. Open Mike Eagle sammusmusic.bandcamp.com Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink &…
103 - Ash Beach
Mar 1, 2017 • 24 min
After a dozen years of restoration, Ash Beach has reopened. Weather: “Faded” by P.O.S doomtree.net/pos Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor.…
102 - Love Is a Shambling Thing
Feb 15, 2017 • 22 min
City Council has a renewed interest in love. Weather: “Listening to TPM” by Brook Pridemore. brookpridemore.bandcamp.com Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink &…
101 - Guidelines for Disposal
Feb 1, 2017 • 23 min
Mandatory Annual Spring Cleaning Day is coming. Here are the guidelines for the new municipal landfill facility. This episode was co-written with Brie Williams. Weather: “Letters” by Lera Lynn. leralynn.com Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob…
28 - Summer Reading Program (R)
Jan 15, 2017 • 25 min
The Library’s Summer Reading Program has begun, sending the town into a panic. Plus, a tough new mandate from the City Council, a list of useful things, and changes afoot in the Freemasons. (episode originally released Aug 1, 2013) This episode was…
39 - The Woman from Italy (R)
Jan 1, 2017 • 24 min
A woman from Italy arrived in our town, and we’re not quite sure what she wants or what she is doing to us with her presence. Plus, a local hardware store cracks down on the crowds of baristas outside their shop, an update on Khoshekh’s kittens, and a…
100 - Toast
Dec 15, 2016 • 28 min
Welcome to Night Vale’s 100th Episode. A toast! The voices featured this episode are: Cecil Baldwin, James Urbaniak, Mara Wilson, Annie Savage, Mark Gagliardi, Emma Frankland, Meg Bashwiner, Jackson Publick, Kate Jones, Maureen Johnson, Erica Livingston,…
99 - Michigan
Dec 1, 2016 • 24 min
Station intern Kareem writes home and receives an unexpected reply. Weather: “Quiet Americans” by Shearwater (shearwatermusic.com) Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by…
98 - Flight
Nov 15, 2016 • 24 min
It is Execution Day. Weather: “Icarus” by Sims (doomtree.net/sims) Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin. More Info:…
The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air): Season One, Episode 3
Nov 9, 2016 • 27 min
Will the famed storytelling cricket (Tim Robbins) return? Plus, Charlie Day and Mary Elizabeth Ellis perform Shakespeare as you’ve never heard it and the janitor pushes host John Cameron to the very brink. Thanks to Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans and…
97 - Josefina
Nov 1, 2016 • 21 min
A visit with an old friend. Plus, updates on Hiram, and changes to the subway. The voice of Old Woman Josie was Retta. Weather: “Everywhere” by Ex Hex (exhexband.com) Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by…
The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air): Season One, Episode 2 (The Cricket)
Oct 26, 2016 • 32 min
Hear Mandy Patinkin perform an extraordinary musicological demonstration and a cricket (Tim Robbins) spin the spellbinding tale of Ladislas Koskovsky. Plus, learn the remarkable history of Julian the janitor’s famous great-grandfather. (NOTE: To continue…
96 - Negotiations
Oct 15, 2016 • 22 min
Negotiations with the dragons have begun. Plus the reopening of the Earth Sciences Department at the Community College, what we know and don’t know, and a look at the Community Calendar. The voice of Dana Cardinal is Jasika Nicole. The voice of Tamika…
The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air): Season One, Episode 1
Oct 12, 2016 • 27 min
Welcome to the world of The Orbiting Human Circus: discover the surreally impossible radio show broadcast from the top of the Eiffel Tower, meet the lonely janitor who longs to become part of it, and settle in for the chilling tale of Goolsby and Rue.…
New Podcast Teaser: THE ORBITING HUMAN CIRCUS (OF THE AIR)
Oct 5, 2016 • 2 min
A brand new podcast from Night Vale Presents, created by Julian Koster (Neutral Milk Hotel). Season One premieres on October 12. New episodes every other Wednesday through February 1, 2017. Subscribe now via iTunes or your favorite podcast player via…
95 - Zookeeper
Oct 1, 2016 • 23 min
Zookeeper Joanna Rey brings some animals to the studio. Plus, an update on Old Woman Josie, dragons in town, and a look at traffic. The voice of Joanna Rey is Felicia Day. Weather: “Coffee” by Sylvan Esso (sylvanesso.com) Music: Disparition,…
94 - All Right
Sep 15, 2016 • 22 min
Everything is all right. Weather: “Plough” by Speedy Ortiz (speedyortiz.com) Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin.…
93 - Big Sister
Sep 1, 2016 • 23 min
New guests arrive in town. Plus, a bake sale the elementary school, the start of football season, and changes at the Night Vale chapter of the NRA. Weather: “Mary on a Wave” by Okkervil River (okkervilriver.com) Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo:…
92 - If He Had Lived
Aug 15, 2016 • 24 min
This week is National Alternate History Week. Plus an update on the Beatrix Lohman Memorial Meditation Zone, a warning from the National Weather Service, and Children’s Fun Fact Science Corner. Weather: “Opposite House” by Cass McCombs (cassmccombs.com)…
91 - The 12:37
Aug 1, 2016 • 25 min
The 12:37 train has arrived. Plus, a crowd gathers on Somerset and the return of Laser Tag. This episode was co-written with James Moran. Weather: “Windows” by Angel Olsen (angelolsen.com) Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson,…
Within the Wires: Relaxation Cassette #3
Jul 19, 2016 • 28 min
Cassette #3: Insomnia, Feet # NOTE: This is the last episode of Within the Wires that we will post on the Welcome to Night Vale feed. If you’d like to continue listening to all 10 episodes of this podcast, please subscribe now via iTunes or via RSS on…
Within the Wires: Relaxation Cassette #2
Jul 5, 2016 • 23 min
Anxiety, Stomach Within the Wires T-Shirts and Posters are now available, withinthewires.com. To continue listening to Within the Wires, subscribe now via iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS on your favorite podcatcher. Music: Mary Epworth, maryepworth.com…
Within the Wires: Relaxation Cassette #1
Jun 21, 2016 • 24 min
Cassette 1 of 10: Stress, Shoulders Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free 30-day trial at audible.com/wtw To continue listening to Within the Wires, subscribe now via iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS on your favorite podcatcher. Music: Mary…
90 - Who’s a Good Boy? Part 2
Jun 15, 2016 • 27 min
Who’s a good boy? Who is it? Who is it? Weather: “The Queer Gospel” by Erin McKeown (erinmckeown.com) Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor.…
New Podcast Teaser: WITHIN THE WIRES
Jun 8, 2016 • 1 min
Within the Wires, a new serial fiction podcast from the team behind Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead. New episodes every other Tuesday from June 21 through October 25. Subscribe now on iTunes, or via RSS on your favorite podcatcher:…
Bonus Episode 7 - The Investigators on iTunes
Jun 3, 2016 • 7 min
A bonus clip featuring Wil Wheaton from our new live recording, The Investigators. The full album available for sale now on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-investigators-live/id1118089519 and still available at…
89 - Who’s a Good Boy? Part 1
Jun 1, 2016 • 27 min
Who’s a good boy? Who is it? Who is it? Weather: “Plunder” by The Felice Brothers (thefelicebrothers.com) Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor.…
Bonus Episode 6 - The Investigators
May 20, 2016 • 9 min
Clips from our new live recording, The Investigators, available for sale at [nightvale.bandcamp.com](nightvale.bandcamp.com). More Info: welcometonightvale.com. Click on Live Shows for US Tour dates. You can also join our email list. Follow…
88 - Things Fall Apart
May 15, 2016 • 26 min
Things fall apart. Weather: “Palestine” by Sam Baker, featuring Carrie Elkin (sambakermusic.com) The voices of the automated phone tree were Erica Livingston & Christopher Loar. The voice of Carlos was Dylan Marron. The voice of Sheriff Sam was Emma…
87 - The Trial of Hiram McDaniels
May 1, 2016 • 25 min
It’s the trial of the century. Weather: “Cocaine” by Holy Moly (cowpunkholymoly.bandcamp.com) Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by…
86 - Standing and Breathing
Apr 15, 2016 • 25 min
They are not from here. The voice of Melony Pennington was Molly Quinn. Weather: “Well-dressed” by Hop Along (hopalongtheband.com) Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by…
Alice Isn’t Dead Ep 3: Nothing to See
Apr 5, 2016 • 21 min
What was that sound in the trailer just now? NOTE: If you want to continue listening to this show, subscribe now to the ALICE ISN’T DEAD podcast feed. This is the final episode we will feature here on Welcome to Night Vale. (See subscription link below).…
85 - The April Monologues
Apr 1, 2016 • 24 min
It is April, and, once again, something is different. The voice of The Faceless Old Woman is Mara Wilson. The voice of Michelle Nguyen is Kate Jones. The voice of Steve Carlsberg is Hal Lublin. Weather: It varies, depending on where you are and when.…
Alice Isn’t Dead Ep 2: Alice
Mar 22, 2016 • 21 min
What is happening in the town of Charlatan? Thanks to Squarespace for supporting our podcast. Get a free 2-week trial & 10% off at squarespace.com (offer code: DEAD). Alice Isn’t Dead t-shirts & posters now available in our store. To continue listening to…
84 - Past Time
Mar 15, 2016 • 24 min
It’s little league baseball season. Plus, an update from Hiram, an important new health study, and another edition of Hey There Cecil. The voices of Hiram McDaniels are Jackson Publick. Weather: “The River, The Woods” Astronautalis (astronautalis.com)…
Alice Isn’t Dead Ep 1: Omelet
Mar 8, 2016 • 20 min
The first episode of our new serial fiction podcast. A conversation in a diner gets ugly. Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free 30 day trial at audible.com/dead. To continue listening to Alice Isn’t Dead, subscribe now at…
New Podcast Teaser: ALICE ISN’T DEAD
Mar 3, 2016 • 2 min
Alice Isn’t Dead, a new serial fiction podcast from the team behind Welcome to Night Vale. Subscribe at aliceisntdead.com. Music & Production: Disparition, disparition.info. Written by Joseph Fink. Narrated by Jasika Nicole. Logo by Rob Wilson,…
83 - One Normal Town
Mar 1, 2016 • 23 min
The town of Desert Bluffs is no more. Plus, an update from Paul Birmingham, a look at traffic, and changes afoot at the Ralphs. Weather: “The Sky Is Calling” by Kim Boekbinder (kimboekbinder.bandcamp.com) Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob…
82 - Skating Rink
Feb 15, 2016 • 24 min
Teddy Williams opens a new skating rink at the Arcade Fun Complex. Plus, a public announcement about flowers, an update on the strangers, and a phone call from the jailhouse. The voice of Deb was Meg Bashwiner. The voice of Hiram McDaniels was Jackson…
81 - After 3327
Feb 1, 2016 • 24 min
Night Vale High School’s AP Auto Shop teacher demonstrates some of his inventions at the Museum of Forbidden Technologies. Plus, a visit from an adorable puppy, an update on the Trial of the Century, and a look at the Community Calendar. The voice of…
13 - A Story About You. (R)
Jan 15, 2016 • 26 min
You listen to a podcast. You check the episode description to see what is in store this time. It is a different kind of description than you are used to. You suspect the episode will be a different kind of episode than you are used to. You listen. (This…
26 - Faceless Old Woman (R)
Jan 1, 2016 • 24 min
There is a faceless old woman secretly living in your home, and she has something she needs to say. Plus, former intern Dana is still alive and texting us from the forbidden Dog Park, Community Health Tips, and an update on the kittens. (This episode…
80 - A New Sheriff in Town
Dec 15, 2015 • 25 min
There’s a new sheriff in Night Vale, and they want changes. Plus, Cecil runs into a former intern, the court develops some A.I. dragons, and a message about getting into the holiday spirit. Weather: “She Knows” by John Fullbright, johnfullbrightmusic.com/…
79 - Lost in the Mail
Dec 1, 2015 • 24 min
It’s Remembrance Day, which means it’s time for us to honor those who will someday be lost in the Blood Space War with the most solemn event possible: a fun parade! Also we hear from one young Night Vale citizen whose life has already been changed forever…
78 - Cooking Stuff: Thanksgiving Special
Nov 15, 2015 • 23 min
Spice up that stuffy old stuffing with a Thanksgiving edition of ‘Cooking Stuff with Earl Harlan.’ The voice of Earl Harlan was Wil Wheaton. The voice of Deb was Meg Bashwiner. Weather: “Autumn’s Echo” by Stripmall Architecture (stripmallarchitecture.com)…
77 - A Stranger
Oct 31, 2015 • 25 min
A stranger’s presence disturbs the radio station. Plus, an appeal for support from the mayor, another edition of Children’s Fun Fact Science Corner, and a look at the community calendar. The voice of Dana was Jasika Nicole. Weather: “Meet You at the Gate”…
76 - An Epilogue
Oct 15, 2015 • 26 min
In just a few days the whole story will be known. This is what happens after. Weather: “Endless Dream” by God Is An Astronaut (godisanastronaut.com) Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale…
75 - Through the Narrow Place
Oct 1, 2015 • 26 min
It’s time for Night Vale’s annual marathon. Plus, economic turmoil in Desert Bluffs, horoscopes, and another edition of “Hey There, Cecil.” Weather: “Black Eyes” by David Wirsig (davidwirsig.bandcamp.com) Night Vale Tour Dates, Books & More:…
74 - Civic Changes
Sep 15, 2015 • 23 min
The city council makes an announcement about the dog park. Plus, the start of the new high school football season and an update on the hole in the vacant lot. The voice of John Peters is Mark Gagliardi. The voice of Pamela Winchell is Desiree Burch.…
73 - Triptych
Sep 1, 2015 • 24 min
There seems to be something wrong with the broadcast signal. Do you hear that? Weather: “The Heroine” by Unwoman (unwoman.com) Night Vale Tour Dates, Books & More: welcometonightvale.com. Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson,…
72 - Well of Night
Aug 15, 2015 • 22 min
Chanting dancers keep the town up all night. Plus, a seance at Dark Owl Records, traffic congestion in downtown, and a fireworks spectacular. Weather: “Children of God” by Andrew Jackson Jihad (andrewjacksonjihad.com) Night Vale Tour Dates, Books & More:…
71 - The Registry of Middle School Crushes
Aug 1, 2015 • 26 min
A heist is planned. Plus the answer to last week’s quiz and news about The Trial of the Century. Weather: “My Postcard” by Toys and Tiny Instruments (toysandtinyinstruments.bandcamp.com) Night Vale Tour Dates, Books & More: welcometonightvale.com. Music:…
Bonus Episode 5 - Excerpt from the novel
Jul 15, 2015 • 24 min
An excerpt from the audiobook of the Welcome to Night Vale novel, narrated by Cecil Baldwin. Order WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE: A NOVEL: welcometonightvale.com, click on books. Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Book Cover Design: Rob Wilson,…
Bonus Episode 4 - Pamela Winchell
Jul 1, 2015 • 8 min
An excerpt from our new touring live show “The Investigators,” featuring Cecil Baldwin and Desiree Burch as former mayor Pamela Winchell. Get the entire “The Investigators” album (and other live shows) at nightvale.bandcamp.com The voice of Pamela…
70B - Review
Jun 15, 2015 • 29 min
A review of opening night at the new Old Night Vale Opera House. Weather: “Align” by Aby Wolf (abywolf.bandcamp.com). Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink &…
70A - Taking Off
Jun 15, 2015 • 25 min
It’s the first broadcast of a new radio station in a desert otherworld. Plus, a huge research project reaches its conclusion. The voice of Kevin is Kevin R. Free. The voice of Carlos is Dylan Marron. Weather: “Pyramid” by Jason Webley (jasonwebley.com).…
69 - Fashion Week
Jun 1, 2015 • 24 min
It’s Fashion Week, Night Vale’s hippest event. Who will be spared from the sphere? Plus, ongoing investigations into the disappearances at the Shambling Orphan housing development, an update on the opera house, and an important News announcement. Weather:…
68 - Faceless Old Women
May 15, 2015 • 25 min
The Sheriff’s Secret Police track down a fugitive. Plus, stories from vacation, some progress at the new Old Night Vale Opera House, and another edition of “Hey There, Cecil.” Weather: “Matches” by Sifu Hotman (sifuhotman.bandcamp.com) Music: Disparition,…
67 - [Best Of?]
May 1, 2015 • 26 min
A look back at some of the best Cecil broadcasts we have never heard before. Weather: “When Can I Say That I Love You” by Kyle Fleming (soundcloud.com/kyle-fleming-7) Music: Disparition, disparition.info Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by…
66 - worms…
Apr 15, 2015 • 24 min
The worms have returned to Night Vale. Plus a new Book Club in town, spring Little League baseball tryouts, and an update on the search for two fugitives. The voice of the Faceless Old Woman was Mara Wilson. Weather: “Little Black Star” by Hurray for the…
65 - Voicemail
Apr 1, 2015 • 21 min
You have reached the voicemail of Cecil Gershwin Palmer. Weather: “Tag!” by Scarves (scarvesmusic.bandcamp.com) Music: Disparition, disparition.info Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey…
64 - WE MUST GIVE PRAISE
Mar 15, 2015 • 25 min
The president of the School Board confronts critics of the school district’s five-year strategic plan. Plus, the hunt for two fugitives, some fun events on the community calendar, and a look at financial news. Weather: “True Trans Soul Rebel” by Against…
Bonus Episode 3 - “The Librarian” Horoscopes
Mar 12, 2015 • 7 min
An excerpt from our recorded live show, “The Librarian,” recorded live on January 16, 2015 at Skirball Center, New York, NY. The complete recording is available at nightvale.bandcamp.com, for whatever you think over 90 minutes of new Night Vale content is…
63 - There Is No Part 1: Part 2
Mar 1, 2015 • 29 min
An exciting conclusion to the day-long Sand Golem saga at City Hall. Plus, repairs at the bowling alley, Children’s Fun Fact Science Corner, and who won that auction? Weather: “Heel Turn 2” by The Mountain Goats (mountain-goats.com) Music: Disparition,…
62 - Hatchets
Feb 15, 2015 • 30 min
Night Vale Daily Journal editor Leann Hart announces changes at the newspaper, while continuing a successful execution of her most controversial business plan. Plus, a station editorial, a look at local traffic, and a parade for a local sports hero.…
61 - BRINY DEPTHS
Feb 1, 2015 • 28 min
A vague yet menacing government agency needs a special message delivered. Plus, Cooking Stuff with Earl Harlan, a mysterious thank-you card, and strange goings on near the haunted baseball diamond. The voice of Earl Harlan was Wil Wheaton. Weather: “The…
60 - Water Failure
Jan 15, 2015 • 27 min
The water isn’t working at the radio station, which is super annoying. Oh, also it seems the sun is multiplying. Plus, a college football update, a request for some time off, and controversy with the local TV news. The voice of the phone tree was Erica…
59 - Antiques
Jan 1, 2015 • 30 min
The Antiques have escaped from the Antiques Mall. Plus, a very scientific update from afar, new management at StrexCorp, and the return of Children’s Fun Fact Science Corner. The voice of Carlos was Dylan Marron. Weather: “State of Mine” by Stöj Snak…
58 - Monolith
Dec 15, 2014 • 30 min
A stone monolith appears overnight in front of City Hall. Plus, a former high school quarterback playing college football, opening ceremonies at the Drawbridge, and updates from the desert otherworld. Weather: “Anything I Want You To” by The Rizzos…
57 - The List
Dec 1, 2014 • 28 min
Do you remember that list you were given to memorize? You should have memorized that list exactly. Plus, a finding in the desert, what is opera, and meatless mondays. Weather: “Upside Down World” by Paisley Rae (soundcloud.com/paisley-rae) Music:…
Bonus Episode 2 - What of the Sea?
Nov 15, 2014 • 19 min
A letter arrives with a strange inscription. This episode was co-written with Marta Rainer. Weather: “Ruins” by Morteth (youtube.com/user/Morteth666) Music: Disparition, disparition.info Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale…
Bonus Episode 1 - Minutes
Nov 1, 2014 • 28 min
A reading of the minutes from the Night Vale Community College Faculty Meeting. This episode was co-written with Ashley Lierman Weather: “Home” by Theo Adler (soundcloud.com/theoadler) Music: Disparition, disparition.info Logo: Rob Wilson,…
56 - Homecoming
Oct 15, 2014 • 28 min
An athletic scandal threatens the annual Night Vale High School Homecoming Game. Plus, a seismological update and a new cooking segment with an old friend. The voice of Earl Harlan was Wil Wheaton. Weather: “Understood” by Y.R Generation…
55 - The University of What It Is
Oct 1, 2014 • 28 min
A representative from the University of What It Is calls the station to find a missing colleague. Plus, an update on the cats, the Barista Cultural Fair, and corrections. Weather: “Catfish” by Waxahatchee (waxahatcheemusic.com) Music: Disparition,…
54 - A Carnival Comes to Town
Sep 15, 2014 • 28 min
A carnival comes to town. Plus the Cleaning of Books, breaking ground at the new old Opera House, and an intern returns… again. The voice of Carlos was Dylan Marron. Weather: “Bremen” by PigPen Theatre Co (pigpentheatre.com) Music: Disparition,…
53 - The September Monologues
Sep 1, 2014 • 22 min
It is September, and something is different. The voice of The Faceless Old Woman is Mara Wilson. The voice of Michelle Nguyen is Kate Jones. The voice of Steve Carlsberg is Hal Lublin. Weather: It varies, depending on where you are and when. Music:…
52 - The Retirement of Pamela Winchell
Aug 15, 2014 • 30 min
Mayor Pamela Winchell enjoys her retirement from politics, but she’s being offered a new job. Plus, renovations at the bowling alley, updates from the desert otherworld, and a review of the new restaurant Tourniquet. Weather: “Here I Land” by Nicholas…
51 - Rumbling
Jul 30, 2014 • 27 min
Carlos reports on strange developments in the otherworld desert. Plus new announcements from a new mayor, a look at horoscopes, and a message from Desert Bluffs. The voice of Carlos was Dylan Marron. Weather: “Echo in the Hills” by Carrie Elkin and Danny…
50 - Capital Campaign
Jul 15, 2014 • 28 min
The Night Vale Community College begins a capital campaign to fund a new science center. Tourniquet hires a new sous chef, inauguration day for the new mayor, and an update from the otherworld desert. This episode was co-written with Ashley Lierman.…
49 - Old Oak Doors Part B
Jul 1, 2014 • 43 min
Night Vale begins its revolt against StrexCorp, and old oak doors are opening all over town. Good things are coming through. Terrible things are coming through. Also there’s a mayoral election. Second of a two-part episode. This episode was recorded live…
49 - Old Oak Doors Part A
Jun 15, 2014 • 39 min
Night Vale begins its revolt against StrexCorp, and old oak doors are opening all over town. Good things are coming through. Terrible things are coming through. Also there’s a mayoral election. First of a two-part episode. This episode was recorded live…
48 - Renovations
Jun 1, 2014 • 25 min
StrexCorp begins massive renovations on the radio station and all of Night Vale. Plus, updates from the Company Picnic of Indeterminate Length, free floating cats for anyone who wants them, and a strange new art print. The voice of Lauren Mallard was…
47 - Company Picnic
May 15, 2014 • 20 min
Good news for the Greater Desert Bluffs Metropolitan Area: StrexCorp is hosting its first ever Company Picnic. It is a fun, cheerful, mandatory event. Plus, an update on the troubling-making scientists, the election we cannot stop, and praise to a Smiling…
46 - Parade Day
May 1, 2014 • 29 min
It’s Parade Day in Night Vale. It’s totally just a parade and not a subterfuge for any kind of insurgency or revolt against a corpocratic regime. Plus, strange doors appearing all over town and an update from Carlos about the house that does not exist.…
45 - A Story About Them
Apr 15, 2014 • 30 min
The title of this episode seems familiar to you. Weather: “Pretty Little Head” by Eliza Rickman, elizarickman.com. Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey…
44 - Cookies
Apr 1, 2014 • 24 min
It’s Girl Scout cookies time in Night Vale. Plus, an updates from Khoshekh and Dana, a safety announcement from the Highway Department, and a magnanimous gesture from station management. The voice of Dana was Jasika Nicole. The voice of Lauren was Lauren…
43 - Visitor
Mar 15, 2014 • 28 min
An adorable new visitor makes its way into the radio studio. Plus, controversy in the mayoral race, an update on the house that doesn’t exists, and a look the community calendar. The voice of Kevin was Kevin R. Free. Weather: “Cover Me Up” by Jason…
42 - Numbers
Mar 1, 2014 • 28 min
Some strange new developments at the local numbers station, WZZZ. Plus, an update on former intern Dana, tips on how to get out of a geographical loop, and constant press conferences from outgoing mayor Pamela Winchell. The voice of Fey was Molly Quinn.…
41 - WALK
Feb 15, 2014 • 24 min
Walk signals are malfunctioning all over town. Plus, updates from former intern Dana and a look at the Community Calendar. The voice of Dana was Jasika Nicole. Weather: “What Have They Done to You Now” by Daniel Knox, danielknox.com. Music: Disparition,…
40 - The Deft Bowman
Feb 1, 2014 • 28 min
The Telephone Service finally fixes the only telephone booth in town, and a submarine arrives from faraway Nulogorsk. Plus, a new campaign from the Tourism Board, we meet our station’s newest program director, and strange texts from a mountaintop, if you…
39 - The Woman from Italy
Jan 15, 2014 • 25 min
A woman from Italy arrived in our town, and we’re not quite sure what she wants or what she is doing to us with her presence. Plus, a local hardware store cracks down on the crowds of baristas outside their shop, an update on Khoshekh’s kittens, and a…
38 - Orange Grove
Jan 1, 2014 • 25 min
John Peters - you know the farmer? - had a huge, healthy orange crop this year. But Carlos grows skeptical about a sudden orange grove in the desert. Plus, the City Council tries to get out of town, and an important correction to a previous story.…
37 - The Auction
Dec 15, 2013 • 28 min
The Sheriff’s Secret Police are holding their annual auction of seized property, and our favorite community radio host finds Lot 37 particularly interesting. Plus a new challenger for the mayoral title and some great advice for toddlers. This episode was…
36 - Missing
Dec 1, 2013 • 27 min
An urgent call to all listeners as 13-year-old Tamika Flynn has gone missing. Plus another edition of Children’s Fun Fact Science Corner, breaking traffic news, and the Community Calendar. Weather: “Peanuts” by Sam ‘n Ash, http://samnash.bandcamp.com.…
35 - Lazy Day
Nov 15, 2013 • 27 min
It’s a totally lazy day in Night Vale. Feeling really tired. Increasingly tired. Here’s some news, I guess: updates on the Summer Reading Program, the Brown Stone Spire, and a delicious new cereal on the market. Just so lazy. Everything slowing down.…
34 - A Beautiful Dream
Nov 1, 2013 • 27 min
The Wallaby family successfully lobbies the School Board to finally allow a computer in school to help their daughter Megan. Plus, a concert from Dark Owl Records and Amnesty Day at the public library. This episode was co-written with Zack Parsons.…
33 - Cassette
Oct 15, 2013 • 27 min
Cecil finds an old cassette tape of himself at age 15, and he is surprised at what it contains. Plus, a new exhibit at the Museum of Forbidden Technologies, Children’s Fun Fact Science Corner, and an important message from new station management. Weather:…
32 - Yellow Helicopters
Oct 1, 2013 • 27 min
There are strange new helicopters above Night Vale, different than the other helicopters that regularly hover over town. Plus, Community Health Tips, surgery for NVHS’s starting quarterback, and a message from Hiram McDaniels. Guest voice: Jackson Publick…
31 - A Blinking Light up on the Mountain
Sep 15, 2013 • 22 min
There’s a blinking light up on the mountain, which challenges our belief in mountains. Plus, a controversial new television show and a message from the faceless old woman who secretly lives in your home. Guest voice: Mara Wilson, marawilsonwritesstuff.com…
30 - Dana
Sep 1, 2013 • 24 min
Intern Dana finds a way out of the Dog Park but can’t quite figure out where it leads. Plus, a look at opening weekend of football season, helpful tips on adopting a dog from the SPCA, and Carlos visits the house that doesn’t exist. Guest voice: Jasika…
29 - Subway
Aug 15, 2013 • 27 min
An entire subway system appears suddenly in Night Vale, and the City Council is excited by the possibilities. Plus, tips for organ donors, a look into financial news, and a popular new service in town. This episode was co-written with Russel Swensen.…
28 - Summer Reading Program
Aug 1, 2013 • 24 min
The Library’s Summer Reading Program has begun, sending the town into a panic. Plus, a tough new mandate from the City Council, a list of useful things, and changes afoot in the Freemasons. This episode was co-written with Ashley Lierman. Weather: “You…
27 - First Date
Jul 15, 2013 • 30 min
Cecil tries to convey the important news of the day, including delivery of some mysterious crates in the desert, a new library expansion, and the annual Bluegrass Festival, but he has a more pressing issue on his mind. Weather: “Team the Best Team” by…
26 - Faceless Old Woman
Jul 1, 2013 • 23 min
There is a faceless old woman secretly living in your home, and she has something she needs to say. Plus, former intern Dana is still alive and texting us from the forbidden Dog Park, Community Health Tips, and an update on the kittens. Guest voice: Mara…
25 - One Year Later
Jun 15, 2013 • 30 min
It has been one year since the first episode. One year since strange things began underneath lane five of the Desert Flower Bowling Alley and Arcade Fun Complex. One year since the arrival of Night Vale’s most beautiful person: Carlos. Weather: “Sunday…
24 - The Mayor
Jun 1, 2013 • 27 min
The Mayor has gone missing. Plus, Night Vale Community Theater presents Once on this Island, the return of Children’s Fun Fact Science Corner, and an update on the Apache Tracker. Weather: “Biblical Violence” by Hella. hella.bandcamp.com Music:…
23 - Eternal Scouts
May 15, 2013 • 24 min
Two Night Vale Boy Scouts become the first to ever achieve the rank of Eternal Scout. Plus, an update on the floating cat, changes in who gets to die, and a recruitment drive for a vague yet menacing government agency. Weather: “Too Much Time” by John…
22 - The Whispering Forest
May 1, 2013 • 25 min
A beautiful and alluring forest suddenly appears just outside of town. Plus, school closings, a dream journal mandate, and a moon exhibit at the Children’s Science Museum. Weather: “Winifred” by Seth Boyer. sethboyer.com Music: Disparition,…
21 - A Memory of Europe
Apr 15, 2013 • 29 min
Springtime brings with it pleasant memories of a long ago trip to Europe. Plus, exciting news about the end of the world and important information about spiders. Weather: “Sni Bong” by Dengue Fever. denguefevermusic.com Music: Disparition,…
20 - Poetry Week
Apr 1, 2013 • 29 min
It’s Poetry Week in Night Vale and folks get a look at a place that should never be seen. Plus, strange new billboards about town and renovations completed at the Night Vale Zoo. This week’s episode features writing contributions from: Trilety Wade,…
19B - The Sandstorm
Mar 15, 2013 • 24 min
A dangerous sandstorm threatens Desert Bluffs. Plus, baseball opening day, a look at financial news, and Kevin finds himself in a strange new place. Weather: “Eliezer’s Waltz” composed by Larry Cardozo and Ron Fink, and performed by The Ventura Klezmer…
19A - The Sandstorm
Mar 15, 2013 • 25 min
A dangerous sandstorm threatens Night Vale. Plus, baseball opening day, a look at financial news, and Cecil finds himself in a strange new place. Weather: “Eliezer’s Waltz” composed by Larry Cardozo and Ron Fink, and performed by Disparition. Music:…
18 - The Traveler
Mar 1, 2013 • 25 min
A traveler arrives in Night Vale. What does he want? Why has Jerry’s Tacos returned? Plus, the mayor calls an emergency press conference, another round of corrections, and a look at the community calendar. The lead story in this episode was contributed by…
17 - Valentine
Feb 15, 2013 • 25 min
Emergency crews are on hand to help cleanup the aftermath of the worst Valentine’s Days in recent memories. Plus, important schedule changes at the Night Vale Airport, the City Council votes to choose an official town language, and updates on the Post…
16 - The Phone Call
Feb 1, 2013 • 24 min
Cecil receives a cryptic phone call from someone who is very close. Plus, a new business plan at the Daily Journal, an important list from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, and improvements at the public library. Weather: “Those Days Are Gone and My Heart is…
15 - Street Cleaning Day
Jan 15, 2013 • 22 min
Today is Street Cleaning Day, and the street cleaners will soon be upon us. Remain calm, and run away screaming. Plus, new music trends from Dark Owl Records, the crackdown on wheat & wheat by-product speakeasies, and we take a look at clouds. Weather:…
14 - The Man in the Tan Jacket
Jan 1, 2013 • 24 min
A stranger comes to town with a briefcase and an unmemorable face. Plus, controversy with the Daily Journal, another segment of Children’s Fun Fact Science Corner, and new security footage from the bowling alley. Weather: “Movement 1: Invocation of the…
13 - A Story About You.
Dec 15, 2012 • 25 min
You listen to a podcast. You check the episode description to see what is in store this time. It is a different kind of description than you are used to. You suspect the episode will be a different kind of episode than you are used to. You listen.…
12 - The Candidate
Dec 1, 2012 • 23 min
The search for a dangerous fugitive finally comes to an end, but he’s gaining some unexpected popularity. Plus, what to do about those noisy sunsets, City Council rejects “breath entitlements,” and more issues with Santa Claus at the Night Vale mall.…
11 - Wheat & Wheat By-Products
Nov 15, 2012 • 22 min
An important announcement from the Night Vale Council for Commerce to regularly consume wheat & wheat by-products. Plus, the dangers of discount bloodstones, property taxes going up, and changes afoot in our health insurance policies! Weather: “Cigarette…
10 - Feral Dogs
Nov 1, 2012 • 24 min
A roving pack of feral dogs terrorizes Night Vale. Plus, a new installment of Community Health Tips, the Fireperson Appreciation Parade, and free admission day at the Museum of Forbidden Technologies! Weather: “i Know This:” by Rachel Kann.…
9 - “PYRAMID”
Oct 15, 2012 • 23 min
A large, philosophical pyramid appears in town, announcing several messages, but is it what it seems? Plus, best practices for regular skin-checks, an update on the levitating cat, and whatever happened to that vile barber? Weather: “Last Song” by Jason…
8 - The Lights in Radon Canyon
Oct 1, 2012 • 23 min
Mysterious lights and sounds are coming from Radon Canyon. Plus, tips on how to win the town lottery, our newest (incorporeal) School Board member, and the abandoned mineshaft finally gets HBO! Weather: “This Too Shall Pass” by Danny Schmidt.…
7 - History Week
Sep 15, 2012 • 24 min
Learn about the storied history of Night Vale during this special week’s celebration. Plus, psychological assaults on tourists, highway construction announcements, and metal detectors in schools! Weather: “Despite What You’ve Been Told” by Two Gallants,…
6 - The Drawbridge
Sep 1, 2012 • 23 min
The city faces extensive delays in the revitalization of the Old Town Drawbridge. Plus, time for another pledge drive, changes afoot at the Night Vale Daily Journal, and good news for radio controlled airplane hobbyists! Weather: “Aye” by Dio, diomusic.nl…
5 - The Shape in Grove Park
Aug 15, 2012 • 21 min
A protest against the removal of the Shape In Grove Park That No One Acknowledges Or Speaks About. Plus, changes to the school curriculum, a growing tarantula problem in town, and musical auditions! Weather: “Jerusalem” by Dan Bern, danbern.com Music:…
4 - PTA Meeting
Aug 1, 2012 • 23 min
Last night’s PTA meeting accidentally opens a rift in spacetime, and Night Vale faces the consequences. Plus, changes afoot at the Night Vale Daily Journal, controversy at Radon Canyon, and our annual high school football preview! Weather: “Closer” by The…
3 - Station Management
Jul 15, 2012 • 20 min
It’s contract renewal time with station management, and negotiations get tricky. Plus, a new city litter initiative, books stop working, and a creeping fear comes to town! Weather: “Bill & Annie” by Chuck Brodsky, chuckbrodsky.com Music: Disparition,…
2 - Glow Cloud
Jul 1, 2012 • 20 min
A mysterious, glowing cloud makes its way across Night Vale. Plus, new Boy Scouts hierarchy, community events calendar, and a PTA bake sale for a great cause! Weather: “The Bus is Late” by Satellite High, satellite-high.com Music: Disparition,…
1 - Pilot
Jun 15, 2012 • 21 min
Pilot Episode. A new dog park opens in Night Vale. Carlos, a scientist, visits and discovers some interesting things. Seismic things. Plus, a helpful guide to surveillance helicopter-spotting. Weather: “These and More Than These” by Joseph Fink Music:…
New to Night Vale? Start here!
Jun 1, 2012 • 1 min
We know that over 100 episodes can seem a little intimidating, so here’s a short introduction to the show and some suggestions on getting into it. For a text version of this guide, and a list of some of our favorite episodes, head over here:…