Welcome to Night Vale

Oct 15 2020 24 mins 984.8k

Twice-monthly community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, where every conspiracy theory is true. Turn on your radio and hide. Never listened before? It's an ongoing radio show. Start with the current episode, and you'll catch on in no time. Or, go right to Episode 1 if you wanna binge-listen.

















































Start With This: Idea to Execution
Mar 25 2019 35 mins  
A brand new podcast from Night Vale Presents, and the first podcast Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor have made together since Welcome to Night Vale: Start With This, a podcast gone creativity playground designed to put your ideas in motion. Each episode centers around a topic from world building, to opening lines, and even failure. Then they give listeners two short assignments: something to consume and something to create. The best way to start writing is to start writing. Not sure where to begin? Start With This. To keep listening to Start With This, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. // There’s natural talent, and then there’s practice. You can only control that last bit. Joseph and Jeffrey talk building habits of creation so that starting projects gets into your muscle memory. Consume: Check out Jonathan Mann’s Song A Day Youtube channel. Jonathan’s been writing and recording a song a day for over 3,000 days— it’s the ultimate example of flexing the habit of creation. Create: Pick an idea that you’ve had for a while. Take exactly 1 hour to work on it exclusively. This can be one continuous hour, or 30 minutes for two days, or 10 minutes for six days. Then put it out there (written or recorded) on our Membership Community, your website, or shout it to a bird from your porch. Consider this your first try of many at this idea. Join the SWT Membership community to see what other listeners are making: https://www.patreon.com/startwiththis Credits: Jeffrey Cranor (host) & Joseph Fink (host), Julia Melfi (producer), Grant Stewart (editor), Vincent Cacchione (mixer). Rob Wilson (logo). Produced by Night Vale Presents. http://www.startwiththispodcast.com http://www.nightvalepresents.com
























The Summer of Night Vale Presents, Part 2
Jul 13 2018 51 mins  
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 Wires Season 3. Within the Wires returns on September 4. Each season tells a new story in the same world, using a single set of found audio. Season One is a prison break / romance told entirely through relaxation tapes. Season Two is the mystery of a missing woman told through a decade’s worth of museum audio guides. Season Three, coming this September, is a political thriller told through dictaphone recordings to a secretary. Pounded In The Butt By My Own Podcast is our collaboration with celebrated author Chuck Tingle. Chuck’s short stories have entertained and aroused readers across the world, and we are excited to bring his stories to life with performances by celebrity guests like Cecil Baldwin, Mara Wilson, and Becca Blackwell. Whether you’re new to the Tingleverse or have lived there for years, this is the podcast about love that you never knew you needed. It Makes A Sound is the story of a woman named Deirdre who finds a cassette tape from 1992 in her attic. What follows is a surprising story about family, memory, and music that goes places that you don’t expect. Join her quest to make Rosemary Hills come back to life with the sound of music. Find out more about these shows, and all of the shows on our network, by visiting nightvalepresents.com.













I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats: Episode 10, Jeff Davis County Blues
Feb 15 2018 51 mins  
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 The Music Tapes and The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) joins to share his dream-inspired cover. Buy Julian Koster’s cover of “Jeff Davis County Blues” on iTunes, Bandcamp, or wherever you buy digital music. It supports both the artist and the show! Pre-order the full cover album on vinyl. I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats t-shirts and tote bags now available. Learn more about John Darnielle’s two novels here. Listen to more music by the Mountain Goats, including their latest album Goths, here. Check out Joseph Fink’s other shows, Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead. His second novel with Jeffrey Cranor, It Devours!, is out now. Thanks to our sponsor Lincoln in the Bardo, published by Random House and available wherever books are sold! This episode was also sponsored by Bombfell, an easier way for men to get better clothes. Get 25% off your first order at bombfell.com/goats. Credits: Joseph Fink (host), John Darnielle (host), Christy Gressman (producer), Grant Stewart (editor), Vincent Cacchione (mixer), Rob Wilson (logo). Produced by Night Vale Presents in collaboration with Merge Records and the Mountain Goats. http://ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com http://www.nightvalepresents.com












I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats: Episode 1, The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton
Sep 28 2017 38 mins  
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 The Way Down. And we learn why making the job of creating art more difficult can sometimes make the art itself better. Premiering a new cover by Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! Buy Laura Jane Grace’s cover of “The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton” on iTunes, Bandcamp, or wherever you buy digital music. It supports both the artist and the show! Pre-order the full cover album on vinyl and digital: http://smarturl.it/I-Only-Listen Learn more about John Darnielle’s two novels here: http://www.johndarnielle.comListen to more music by the Mountain Goats, including their latest album Goths, here: http://www.mountain-goats.com Check out Joseph Fink’s other shows, Welcome to Night Vale (http://www.welcometonightvale.com) and Alice Isn’t Dead (http://aliceisntdead.com). His second novel with Jeffrey Cranor, It Devours!, is out October 17: http://www.welcometonightvale.com/books/ Thanks to our sponsor Bombfell! For $25 off, go to http://www.bombfell.com/goats Credits: Joseph Fink (host), John Darnielle (host), Christy Gressman (producer), Grant Stewart (editor), Vincent Cacchione (mixer), and Rob Wilson (logo). Produced by Night Vale Presents in collaboration with Merge Records and the Mountain Goats. http://ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com http://www.nightvalepresents.com




































































































































































4.9 • 22 Ratings

Penni Jo Sep 29 2020
I love Night Vale and I love the weather. Sometimes a turn of phrase will make me laugh for a week. And thank you for diverse characters a d casting.

lividxstacies Sep 25 2020
I have loved every single season of this and listened to them multiple times. My pod catcher has finally revealed to me the secrets of review. This was long overdue.






rangerworld Sep 17 2020
This show is a schizophrenic mindtrip! I love everything about this and it's hard to believe so much can come from the human mind. This is addictive and unsettling at the same time, 3/5 stars - I wouldn't change a thing! ;P

Drone232 Aug 24 2020
I listen to this with my wife on YouTube. It is a wonderful podcast that can be creepy, silly, and everything in between. I highly suggest for anyone who likes horror and humor.

J_R_Frost Aug 15 2020
I could never describe Night Vale with words. It is an experience. It is an unspoken fear. It is the greatest joy. It is Night Vale. Welcome To Night Vale.

Jazzquatch Aug 12 2020
WHY ÅR3 Y0Ù HERË? INTERLOPERRRRR

lwood the great Jul 19 2020
A classic. Great

astrangehop Jun 25 2020
A fantastic podcast with great voicework, overarching themes, beautiful wordplay, and neat ideas. The first few seasons are absolutely amazing, then it tapers off to just pretty great with the occasional gem. Start at the beginning.

Zazzysaurus Jun 10 2020
Stay safe out there, and now the weather, 🎵

Stregorian Jun 05 2020
Nothing like this podcast. Just has the right balance of acceptance, love, creepy, horror, and interesting.






ZestyCrunchMan Jun 03 2020
Wierd, funny, and tons of fun.

Þóra Jun 01 2020
The best podcast around.

lawlfactory May 29 2020
A classic that is still going.

kira May 12 2020
Hella amazing! It's a very entertaining podcast about... unusual events. Of course not true events but funny ones. You need to try this one!

Phinu May 11 2020
Love it

PandaBeer May 07 2020
The perfect amount of weird

Watcher May 06 2020
My first podcast and the reason I developed a taste for existential horror and surreal humor at the same time. Once influenced me to answer my final exam (in the essay section) 'Nightvale' style. To be fair, it was physical education and I thought the teacher wouldn't care. *cough* I thought wrong.

missflibble May 03 2020






Akkavai Apr 16 2020
This podcast is the reason why I use this app. And also the reason why I use my hands, my eyes, my ears and hair. Soon it will become the reason for my functioning and soon after...for my existence in this dreary world...

Zero_Wolf Apr 16 2020
Delightful and weird

Lord Gro Apr 15 2020
There's a reason this is the most popular horror humor podcast. Very funny . . . yet when you listen long enough, you get to caring about some of the characters. Check out other podcasts from the same studio.

Citri Apr 11 2020
With both laughs and the feels