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November 8, 2016

Currently Listening To: Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink #podcast




I just recently discovered Joseph Fink's serialized podcast WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE last week. As of writing, I'm listening to episode 22 of 97, each podcast is about 25 minutes long on average and a new one is released every two weeks. 

WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE launched in 2012 and it's essentially a radio broadcast. The episodes are narrated/voiced by Cecil Baldwin, who's doing a tremendous job btw. The serial is a dark fantasy of sorts set in some desert town somewhere in the Southwest area of the US. My guess it maybe it's a reimagined Area 51? Lots of fantastical shenanigans are happening from the supernatural to science-fiction. Every episode is a rundown of announcements, what's happening in Night Vale, advertisements, town gossip and the like. It's strange, very entertaining, smart, and ridiculously funny. But like all things humorous, the comedy might not be for everyone, it can be dark, dry, and quite snarky.

I'm loving the podcast, it has a humorous urban fantasy vibe to it and there's some level of consistency in the vignettes. As each episode gets curioser and curioser, I also find myself getting more and more invested in the townsfolk and Night Vale in general. 

Here's a sample in case you're curious, and if you have any more podcast recommendations for me that's similar to this, please leave a comment below, I'd love to check it out.











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13 comments:

  1. hmmm, sounds like my kind of listen. On my list it goes. Thanks Braine!

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  2. How fun! Sounds really interesting and I'm glad you are loving it!

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  3. I think I'll be dropping by your comments later. I need to check out podcasts!

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  4. I've never listened to podcasts...not sure I even understand 100% what they are...but this sounds good.

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  5. I do want to listen to some of these! One of my friends and her husband loves it!

    -Lauren
    www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

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  6. that's great that you have such a great time with the episodes

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  7. A friend just recommended a few podcasts to me. I've never listened to any before O_O

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  8. gah now I will have to look this up because the experience alone sounds fun

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  9. I'm definitely curious about this because I was looking at the book a year or so ago. This sounsd fascinating Braine!

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  10. I've never thought to listen to Podcasts like this... interesting.

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  11. How did you find this? I'm not much of a podcast listener but I enjoyed the sample you shared. What *is* allowed in the dog park?!? LOL I'm glad you found something to listen to and giggle over. ;)

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