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Welcome to Night Vale
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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.

Episodes
  • 2024 / 5 / 15
    248 - Mother Lauren

    Let's stay focused on the good news.Weather: “The Fallout“ by The SubletsThe voice of Mother Lauren is Lauren SharpeOriginal episode art by Jessica HayworthRead episode transcriptsPatreon is how we exist! If...

  • 2024 / 5 / 1
    246 - Rerun

    Who else remembers Uncle Jasper’s Wasteland? Weather: “Blue“ by Emily Henry Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts Patreon is how we exist! If you can, please help us keep...

  • 2024 / 4 / 15
    246 - A Story about Him

    This is a story about him. Weather: “Easter Island“ by The Violet Hourglass The voice of Abby is Ashlie Atkinson Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts Patreon is how we exist!...

  • 2024 / 4 / 1
    245 - Fridge-worthy

    Esteban drew a lovely picture. Weather: “All The Way Down“ by Palimony Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts Final CANADA/US dates of the Night Vale live show....

  • 2024 / 3 / 15
    244 - A Multiplicity of Kevin

    There is a standing-off of Kevins. Weather: “If You Wanna Die“ by Brook Pridemore Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts Final CANADA/US dates of the Night Vale live show....

  • 2024 / 3 / 1
    243 - Lost and Found

    Hopefully we can find everything lost, and reunite everything found. Weather: “Old Radio“ by Robby Hecht Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts Final EU/CAN/US dates of the...

  • 2024 / 2 / 15
    242 - The New Branch

    The Night Vale Public Library opens a new branch, and everything should be just fine. Weather: “Carrying You Until My Feet Turn To Stone“ by Jonah Castelli Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read...

  • 2024 / 2 / 1
    241 - He Is Still Holding a Knife

    He is, in fact, still holding a knife. Weather: “Whiskey“ by Rumour Mill Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts Final EU/CAN/US dates of the Night Vale live show....

  • 2024 / 1 / 16
    Bonus episode preview - Riddle Guy

    Cecil tells some of his favorite riddles. To hear the rest of the episode, and support the show, head on over to https://www.patreon.com/welcometonightvale

  • 2023 / 12 / 15
    240 - He Is Holding a Knife

    He is holding a knife. Weather: “Lagoon“ by HELLO TUT TUT Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts NEW Night Vale live show. Dates/Cities/Tix Our newest podcast, UNLICENSED,...

  • 2023 / 12 / 1
    239 - Sister Cities: Vermillion Falls

    Come on down to Vermillion Falls. Weather: “A Ragged Sayonara“ by The Bipeds The voice of Vermillion Falls is TD Mischke Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts NEW Night Vale...

  • 2023 / 11 / 15
    238 - The Big Dig

    Archeologist Harrison Kip makes a huge discovery. Weather: “Interference“ by Elle Chante Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts NEW Night Vale live show. Dates/Cities/Tix Our...

  • 2023 / 10 / 31
    237 - Frown Night

    It’s the scariest night of the year, when we are allowed to turn our smiles upside down. Weather: “Summer School“ by Erin McKeown The voice of Kevin is Kevin R. Free. The voice of Lauren is Lauren...

  • 2023 / 10 / 15
    236 - Truck Touchers

    The last contestant touching the truck wins! Weather: “Hurricane Party“ by Dessa from her new album Bury The Lede This episode was written with Calvin Kasulke. Read his incredible novel here. Original...

  • 2023 / 10 / 1
    235 - Book Club

    A review of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables Weather: “Halflight“ by Juliana Finch The voice of Tamika Flynn is Symphony Sanders Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts NEW Night...

  • 2023 / 9 / 22
    Patreon Preview: Behind the Scenes (September 2023)

    An excerpt from our most recent patreon Behind the Scenes episode, wherein Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor answer your questions about how we balance horror & humor, what Khoshekh's deal is, and what is Steve...

  • 2023 / 9 / 15
    234 - The Boy

    This morning we found a boy. He has no name, and no one knows who he is. Weather: “Runner Up“ by Al Olender Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts NEW Night Vale live show....

  • 2023 / 9 / 1
    233 - Citizen Spotlight: The Vampire of Lombardi Street

    Luca Albescu lives at 831 Lombardi Street, in a dilapidated Victorian mansion at the top of the hill. Weather: “Exit Stage Left“ by Bears with Eagle Arms Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read...

  • 2023 / 8 / 15
    232 - A Car Crash on Buellton Avenue

    There was a car crash on Buellton Avenue, listeners. A bad one. Weather: “One Man's Trash“ by 7th Street Big Band Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts NEW Night Vale live...

  • 2023 / 8 / 1
    231 - The Terminal

    Exciting new developments at the Randy Newman Memorial Night Vale Airport Weather: “Sudden Fall“ by Aleah Hyer Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts NEW Night Vale live show....

  • 2023 / 7 / 15
    Excerpt: The Haunting of Night Vale (Live)

    Cecil asks Sheriff Sam about ghosts. Get the complete recording of The Haunting of Night Vale https://nightvale.bandcamp.com New Touring Live Show starts in September...

  • 2023 / 7 / 5
    UNLOCKED Patreon bonus episode: Holiday

    Cecil and Carlos take a special trip together…and a certain someone joins them. We have five years of bonus episodes available now only on our patreon. Read episode transcripts NEW Night Vale live show!...

  • 2023 / 6 / 15
    230 - Carlos, Explained

    The University of What It Is takes a special interest in a certain local scientist. Weather: “Engines“ by Dead Billionaires Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts NEW Night Vale...

  • 2023 / 6 / 1
    229 - The Accused

    Science is illegal now. Good luck. Weather: “Norman Vember“ by Triston James Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts Our newest podcast, UNLICENSED, available now! Patreon is...

  • 2023 / 5 / 15
    228 - Diplomacy

    Councilmember Flynn tries a new approach. Weather: “Rearview“ by Not Jupiter Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts Our newest podcast, UNLICENSED, available now! Patreon is...

  • 2023 / 5 / 1
    227 - A Word with Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones would like a word… in private. Weather: “When a Heart Breaks Slowly“ by Natasha Remi The Voice of Dr. Janet Lubelle is Janet Varney Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode...

  • 2023 / 4 / 15
    226 - Creditors

    Payments are long overdue. Weather: “Crawling Home When the Morning Comes“ by Sweet and Lonely Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts Our new podcast, UNLICENSED, available...

  • 2023 / 4 / 1
    225 - Renegotiations

    It's contract renegotiation time at the station. Weather: “Peculiar Little Town“ by Echoes of Aphelion Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts Our new podcast, UNLICENSED,...

  • 2023 / 3 / 15
    224 - Liminal Spaces

    Relax and unwind with a liminal spaces compilation. Weather: “Through the Clouds“ by Checkpoints! Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts Our new podcast, UNLICENSED, available...

  • 2023 / 3 / 1
    223 - Big Rico's Pizza Band

    Big Rico's Pizza has a new animatronic animal band. Weather: “On a Journey“ by Theresa Ambat This episode was written by Brie Williams The voice of Steve Carlsberg is Hal Lublin The voice of Big Rico is...

  • 2023 / 2 / 15
    222 - Makarov the Magical

    Date night… with more scientists than necessary. Weather: “Be Careful What You Wish For“ by Human Barbie Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts Our new podcast, UNLICENSED,...

  • 2023 / 2 / 1
    221 - The Glow Cloud, Explained

    The University of What It Is takes a special interest in a certain glowing cloud. Weather: “Blackeyeblue“ by Shotgun Marmalade The voice of Dr. Janet Lubelle is Janet Varney. Original episode art by...

  • 2022 / 12 / 15
    220 - A Radio Jupiter Holiday Special

    Lonely missives from beyond the beyond. Weather: “The Witch” by Indra Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts Our new podcast, UNLICENSED, available now! 2023 US TOUR DATES for...

  • 2022 / 12 / 1
    219 - The Traveling Tarot Reader

    The traveling man will read your tarot for only $3. Weather: “Long Way” by Bonfire Realm Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts Our new podcast, UNLICENSED, available now!...

  • 2022 / 11 / 22
    Unlicensed Ep 3 - Big Game

    Unlicensed, the new show from Night Vale, has been out for two weeks, and today we are presenting the final free episode that will appear on this feed. After that, you will have to head over to...

  • 2022 / 11 / 17
    Unlicensed Ep 2 - Lost Boy Found

    Unlicensed, the new show by me, Joseph, and my Night Vale co-creator Jeffrey Cranor has been out for a week. Thank you to everyone who listened. We are presenting today the second episode “Lost Boy Found”,...

  • 2022 / 11 / 15
    218 - The Sitter Cancelled

    Citizens rise up against the University of What It Is Weather: “Rotten“ by Missouri Surf Club Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts Our new podcast, UNLICENSED, available...

  • 2022 / 11 / 10
    Unlicensed Ep 1 - The Detective of Citrus Ave

    Today we are proud to present the first fiction podcast created by me, Joseph Fink, and my Night Vale co-creator Jeffrey Cranor since Welcome to Night Vale. It is called Unlicensed and we are about to play...

  • 2022 / 11 / 1
    217 - Salmon Burger

    Moving offices really works up an appetite Weather: "Find Out" by AGBAT The voice of Joseph Fink is Joseph Fink The voice of Deb is Meg Bashwiner Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode...

  • 2022 / 10 / 20
    From the creators of Welcome to Night Vale: Unlicensed

    From Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, creators of the genre defining fiction podcast Welcome to Night Vale, comes the new LA noire Unlicensed, starring Molly Quinn, Lusia Strus, and T.L Thompson. Coming...

  • 2022 / 10 / 15
    216 - The Ball Is Where the Win Is

    Locker room pep talks from Coach Steve. Halftime Show: "Estrange Us" by Joseph Herbst Sextet The voice of Steve Carlsberg is Hal Lublin Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode...

  • 2022 / 10 / 1
    215 - Sarah Sultan, Explained

    The University of What It Is takes a special interest in a certain community college dean. Weather: "Gone" by Dymer Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts 2022 EUROPE TOUR DATES...

  • 2022 / 9 / 15
    214 - The Comet's Tail

    We're passing through the comet's tail. Only good things can happen. The voice of John Peters is Mark Gagliardi Weather: "I Could Feel You" by Evelyn Frances Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read...

  • 2022 / 9 / 1
    213 - Murals

    The City Council approves a controversial public art project. Weather: "Departure" by M. Masaki Original episode art by Jessica Hayworth Read episode transcripts 2022 EUROPE TOUR DATES for “The Haunting...

  • 2022 / 8 / 15
    212 - The Campus

    A new campus is being built in Night Vale. The voice of Janet Lubelle is Janet Varney. The voice of Carlos is Dylan Marron. Weather: “Simple Things” by hotplug Original episode art by Jessica...

  • 2022 / 8 / 1
    211 - Howl

    Barks Ennui, cartoon spokesdog for the Sheriff's Secret Police, has been committed. This episode was written with Brie Williams. The voice of Deb is Meg Bashwiner. Weather: “Park Bench” by...

  • 2022 / 6 / 15
    210 - Ten Years Later

    It has been ten years since the first episode. Ten years since the arrival of Night Vale's most beautiful person: Carlos. The voice of Carlos is Dylan Marron. Weather: “Ten Years Later” by Joseph Fink...

  • 2022 / 6 / 1
    209 - The Black Coat

    The Distant Prince wears a golden coat and has always existed. Weather: “Ultimatum” by Elle PF https://ellepfmusic.bandcamp.com/ Transcript available at http://welcometonightvale.com/transcripts 2022 US /...

  • 2022 / 5 / 15
    208 - Cecil in The Big City

    A vacation to The Big City. Plus, listener questions, breaking financial news, and an emergency press conference. Weather: “Black Car” by Penfriend https://penfriend.rocks/blackcar Transcript available at...

  • 2022 / 5 / 1
    207 - LOST: CAT

    Lost: cat. Last seen hovering 4 feet off the ground in the radio station bathroom. Reward if found. Weather: “Stockpiled Guns & TV Dinners” by Mal Blum https://www.malblum.com/ Transcript available at...

  • 2022 / 4 / 15
    206 - The Great Librarian of the Western Sands

    A librarian is loose… beyond the sandwastes. Weather: “Hell is Other People” by BANGZZ https://bangzz.bandcamp.com/ The voice of Tamika Flynn is Symphony Sanders Transcript available at...

  • 2022 / 4 / 1
    205 - The Moon Is Gone

    What happened to the moon? Who cares. Weather: “Us in the Woods” by Birds of Fae https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH1H79IWliY Transcript available at http://welcometonightvale.com/transcripts 2022 US /...

  • 2022 / 3 / 15
    204 - Audition

    Auditions are open for "Our Town" Weather: “Yes This Song Is About You and No, I'm Still Not Over It” by Friends For Sale https://friendsforsale.bandcamp.com/ Transcript available at...

  • 2022 / 3 / 1
    203 - The Kareem Nazari Show

    You're listening to WMCG 1080am in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “My Love” by Scarlet Sails https://scarletsails.bandcamp.com/ The voice of Kareem is Adal Rifai. The voice of Doug is John Patrick Coan. The voice...

  • 2022 / 2 / 15
    202 - The Day After the Day

    Unfortunately, Valentine's Day has happened again. Weather: “I Went Swimming to the Middle of the Sea” by Raising Cain https://raising-cain.bandcamp.com/ Transcript available at...

  • 2022 / 2 / 1
    201 - The Delivery Man

    All people deserve prompt delivery. And all people eventually get what they deserve. Weather: “Goodnight Dandelion” by Space Cowboy Newt https://spacecowboynewt.bandcamp.com/ Transcript available at...

  • 2021 / 12 / 15
    200 - Susan Willman Comes Clean

    Susan Willman has something to say. Weather: “No Ordinary Wave” by Le Plaisir https://www.leplaisirband.com/ Transcript available at http://welcometonightvale.com/transcripts 2022 EUROPE / UK TOUR ...

  • 2021 / 12 / 1
    199 - Guidelines for Retrieval

    The Sanitation Department will now allow citizens to retrieve something they once disposed of but now wish maybe they hadn’t been so hasty. Weather: “A Lonely Impulse of Delight” by Twin Beds...

  • 2021 / 11 / 15
    198 - Them Woods Are a Maze

    There’s a secret art showing in the Whispering Forest. Weather: “Dream” by Nata https://soundcloud.com/natadov Transcript available at http://welcometonightvale.com/transcripts New novel from Jeffrey...

  • 2021 / 11 / 12
    You Feel It Just Below the Ribs (audiobook excerpt)

    Here’s an excerpt from the new novel by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson: You Feel It Just Below the Ribs. (coming November 16, wherever you get your books). More info (and for places to order):...

  • 2021 / 11 / 1
    197 - The Life of Frank Chen

    He only ever had the one. Weather: “Blacksnake” by Charming Disaster https://charmingdisaster.bandcamp.com/ Transcript available at http://welcometonightvale.com/transcripts Patreon is how we exist! If you...

  • 2021 / 10 / 15
    196 - Silas the Thief, Part 2

    The prisoner tries to reform. (Part 2 of 2) The voice of Silas is Jonathan Atkinson. Weather: “Go Along / Get Along” by Erin McKeown https://www.erinmckeown.com/ Transcript available at...

  • 2021 / 10 / 1
    195 - Silas the Thief, Part 1

    The prisoner reveals his secrets. (Part 1 of 2) The voice of Silas is Jonathan Atkinson. Weather: “Drink from the Well” by Stöj Snak http://stojsnak.bandcamp.com Transcript available at...

  • 2021 / 9 / 15
    194 - The Nearly Infinite Lives of Frank Chen

    Frank Chen is here. Frank Chen is here. Frank Chen is here... Weather: “Dressful of Dreams” by The Bipeds http://www.thebipedsdance.com/ Transcript available at...

  • 2021 / 9 / 1
    193 - Team Having Fun

    We’re not here to tell you what you’re doing wrong. We’re here to tell you what you could be doing right. Weather: “All This Time” by Ellis https://ellissongs.bandcamp.com/ Transcript available at...

  • 2021 / 8 / 15
    192 - It Doesn't Hold Up

    Sometimes our favorite old films don’t stand the test of time. Weather: “Pocket Scheme“ by Brook Pridemore, https://brookpridemore.bandcamp.com Transcript available at...

  • 2021 / 8 / 1
    191 - The Many, Many Lives of Frank Chen

    Frank Chen has been found alive and returned to his family exactly as he was the day he died. Weather: “Zoology“ by Funkrust Brass Band, http://funkrust.com Transcript available at...

  • 2021 / 7 / 15
    105 - What Happened at the Smithwick House (R)

    Here's what happened at the Smithwick house. Weather: "You Cannot" by Erin McKeown erinmckeown.com 2022 US TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED! March 27 - June 24, we’ll be all over America with “The Haunting of Night...

  • 2021 / 7 / 1
    101 - Guidelines for Disposal (R)

    Mandatory Annual Spring Cleaning Day is coming. Here are the guidelines for the new municipal landfill facility. (This episode originally posted Feb 1, 2017) This episode was co-written with Brie...

  • 2021 / 6 / 15
    190 - Listeners

    They know. They all know. Featured podcasts in order of appearance: Criminal / The Sporkful / You Must Remember This / Oh No Ross & Carrie / TED Radio Hour / Comedy Bang! Bang! / My Brother, My Brother and...

  • 2021 / 6 / 1
    189 - Megan Wallaby Is Missing

    Megan Wallaby is missing. This episode was written by Brie Williams. Weather: “Asenweg 16“ by Laura Theis, https://badasssnowwhite.bandcamp.com/ The voice of Michelle Nguyen is Kate Jones. The voice of...

  • 2021 / 5 / 15
    188 - Listener Questions

    Let’s go behind the scenes and answer some questions from listeners. Weather: “Hey“ by Standpoint feat. Lady Daisy River, https://soundcloud.com/standpoint-1 The voice of Lucy in Claremont was Julia...

  • 2021 / 5 / 4
    The First Ten Years, Year 5: 2014

    A sometimes hilarious, occasionally heartbreaking, and always entertaining joint memoir by Joseph Fink, cocreator of Welcome to Night Vale, and his wife, writer and performer Meg Bashwiner, chronicling the...

  • 2021 / 5 / 1
    187 - Citizen Spotlight: The Spire

    Between meters 183 and 207 of the Brown Stone Spire, artist Saad Ibrahim chisels ancient verses in long-forgotten alphabets. Weather: “Eurydice“ by HEATHERS, https://heathers-mtl.bandcamp.com/ Transcript...

  • 2021 / 4 / 20
    The First Ten Years, Year 1: 2009

    A sometimes hilarious, occasionally heartbreaking, and always entertaining joint memoir by Joseph Fink, cocreator of Welcome to Night Vale, and his wife, writer and performer Meg Bashwiner, chronicling the...

  • 2021 / 4 / 15
    186 - The Many Lives of Frank Chen

    Weather: Transcript available at http://welcometonightvale.com/transcripts Pre-order personalized, signed copies of The First Ten Years: Two Sides of the Same Love Story by Meg Bashwiner & Joseph Fink...

  • 2021 / 4 / 1
    185 - Fair

    The librarians have escaped during the first annual Book Fair. Weather: “I Will” by Emischramm https://emischramm.bandcamp.com/ The voice of Tamika Flynn is Symphony Sanders. Transcript available at...

  • 2021 / 3 / 15
    184 - The Fog

    A dense fog seeps through town. Weather: “Hall of Fame” by Mission from Dog http://missionfromdog.com/ The voice of Deb is Meg Bashwiner. Transcript available at...

  • 2021 / 3 / 1
    183 - The Nephilim

    Hurrah, hurrah, the Nephilim approach. Weather: “Witchcraft” by Graveyard Club http://graveyardclub.com Transcript available at http://welcometonightvale.com/transcripts Pre-order personalized, signed...

  • 2021 / 2 / 15
    182 - It Sticks With You

    A memorable trip into the woods Weather: “We Perform a Service Here” by Joseph Fink, https://josephfink.bandcamp.com/ Transcript available at http://welcometonightvale.com/transcripts Patreon is how we...

  • 2021 / 2 / 1
    181 - C****s

    Legalize c****s! Weather: “Whatever Happened to Jim Crow“ by Black Guy Fawkes https://blackguyfawkesmusic.bandcamp.com/ Transcript available at http://welcometonightvale.com/transcripts LiveStream Feb 11:...

  • 2021 / 1 / 28
    The First Ten Years: Two Sides of the Same Love Story

    Joseph and Meg are here to tell you about their new memoir that they co-wrote called The First Ten Years: Two Sides of the Same Love Story. It’s a memoir about being two kids in love, and then suddenly having...

  • 2020 / 12 / 15
    180 - U-View

    The Mahalla Family would like their VHS copy of Heat back. Weather: “Prodigal“ by David Wirsig https://davidwirsig.bandcamp.com/ Transcript available at http://welcometonightvale.com/transcripts LiveStream...

  • 2020 / 12 / 1
    179 - First Snow

    The first snow (ever) is falling in Night Vale. Weather: “Modern Fear“ by Marble Season https://marbleseason.bandcamp.com/ Transcript available at http://welcometonightvale.com/transcripts LiveStream...

  • 2020 / 11 / 15
    178 - Rattlesnake Rest

    Rattlesnake Rest cemetery is full, and you know what that means. This episode was co-written with Brie Williams. Weather: “Hands Like Helios“ by Crystal Eyes http://crystalofficial.com/ Transcript...

  • 2020 / 11 / 1
    177 - Bloody Laws, Bloody Claws: The Murder of Frank Chen

    The final episode of the true crime podcast “Bloody Laws, Bloody Claws: The Murder of Frank Chen” The voice of The Faceless Old Woman is Mara Wilson. The voice of Carlos is Dylan Marron. Weather: “The...

  • 2020 / 10 / 15
    176 - The Autumn Specter

    It's the perfect time of year for getting candy, telling spooky stories, and fearing a soul-reaping, malevolent spirit. Weather: “Welterweight” by Nels Andrews. https://nelsandrews.bandcamp.com/ Livestream...

  • 2020 / 10 / 1
    175 - The October Monologues

    It is October, 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:...

  • 2020 / 9 / 15
    174 - Radio Jupiter

    There appears to be some interference in our transmission. Please standby. Weather: “The Faded Red and Blue” by David Berkeley http://davidberkeley.com/ Livestream of THE SANDSTORM on September 24:...

  • 2020 / 9 / 1
    173 - The Hundred Year Play

    After a century of continuous performance, the Hundred Year Play is nearing its final scene. Weather: “Shallow Eyes” by Brad Bensko https://www.bradbenskomusic.com/ Livestream of THE SANDSTORM on September...

  • 2020 / 8 / 15
    172 - Return of the Obelisk

    The obelisk is back, and it will answer one question, and one question only. Weather: “Pros and Cons” by Sugar & the Mint https://www.sugarandthemint.com/ Livestream of THE LIBRARIAN on Aug 20:...

  • 2020 / 8 / 1
    171 - Go to the Mirror?

    Have you ever looked at yourself? Truly looked at yourself? Weather: “Flower Lane” by Funbearable https://funbearable.bandcamp.com/ Livestream of THE LIBRARIAN on Aug 20:...

  • 2020 / 7 / 2
    Announcement: CONDOS Livestream on July 9

    A Welcome to Night Vale live performance of our 2013 hit show CONDOS… Thursday July 9 at 8pm ET Tickets are pay-what-you-can starting at $5. https://noonchorus.com/welcome-to-night-vale/ The show features:...

  • 2020 / 6 / 15
    170 - To the Family and Friends

    To the family and friends of Intern Victor, we extend our condolences Weather: “A List for Spring” by Joseph Fink https://josephfink.bandcamp.com/ Black Lives Matter. Donate where you can to support social...

  • 2020 / 6 / 1
    169 - The Whittler

    An old man sits on the steps of the old General Store whistling a lonesome tune. Weather: “Embroidery Stars” by Carrie Elkin http://carrieelkin.com/ Black Lives Matter. Donate where you can to support...

  • 2020 / 5 / 15
    168 - Secret Blotter

    For the first time ever, the Sheriff's Secret Police has made their blotter public. Guest writer: Brie Williams Weather: “Best Friends” by Curtains: https://curtains.bandcamp.com/ If you can, please...

  • 2020 / 5 / 1
    167 - Echo

    The pilot has arrived, and so have his passengers. (Part 5 of 5) Weather: “The Stolen Century” by Ellen Beizer: http://ellenclairebeizer.com/ If you can, please support our...

  • 2020 / 4 / 15
    166 - Delta

    The passengers have been found, or rather, they have found us. (Part 4 of 5) Weather: “A Prayer for the Sane” by Danny Schmidt http://dannyschmidt.com Rescheduled tour dates for...

  • 2020 / 4 / 1
    165 - Charlie

    Nothing about Charles Rainier's average New England upbringing indicated he would one day be standing in the middle of a desert searching for fugitives from his own Asylum. (Part 3 of 5) Weather: “Breathe”...

  • 2020 / 3 / 24
    Bonus: Excerpt 2 from "The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home"

    An excerpt (read by Mara Wilson) of Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor's new novel The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home. Out today… wherever you get books, or order from some fantastic...

  • 2020 / 3 / 17
    News about books and tours, and "Our Plague Year"

    Joseph has a few things to chat about with you, and then we present the first episode of our new show, Our Plague Year. Introducing a new kind of current events podcast. An island in a storm of bad...

  • 2020 / 3 / 15
    164 - The Faceless Old Woman (Live)

    A brief intermission of our 5-part series about the missing flight, we bring you a brand new story from The Faceless Old Woman. Live in LA at Largo. Our third novel, The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives...

  • 2020 / 3 / 1
    163 - Bravo

    A new play premieres at the Night Vale Asylum. (Part 2 of 5) Weather: “One One Thousand” by Raina Rose rainarose.com Our 2020 World Tour kicks off in just a few days! Join us across North America this...

  • 2020 / 2 / 15
    162 - Alpha

    Amelia Anna Alfaro was always the best at everything. (Part 1 of 5) Weather: “Skinchanger” by Skeptic skepticdeath.bandcamp.com Just announced: our 13-city book tour for The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly...

  • 2020 / 2 / 10
    Bonus: Excerpt from "The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home"

    An excerpt (read by Mara Wilson) of Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor's new novel The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home. Coming March 24. Pre-order now at http://welcometonightvale.com/books.

  • 2020 / 2 / 3
    A Spy in the Desert, Excerpt 2

    A second excerpt from A Spy in the Desert, now available on Bandcamp and iTunes! For the very first time, you can hear Cecil Palmer’s secret! This monologue was only performed to one person at every show,...

  • 2020 / 2 / 1
    161 - The Space Race

    It's the annual Children's Fun Fact Science Presentation. Everything in this episode is true and educational. Weather: “Have a Smoke” by Head Portals https://headportals.bandcamp.com/ We just announced the...

  • 2020 / 1 / 31
    A Spy in the Desert – Out today!

    An excerpt from A Spy in the Desert, now available on Bandcamp and iTunes! This release includes over an hour of brand new material which has never been heard on the podcast. Even if you saw A Spy in the...

  • 2020 / 1 / 1
    A Big Special New Year's Day Announcement

    A big announcement about our 2020 World Tour from Cecil Baldwin! Get your tickets today: http://welcometonightvale.com/live/

  • 2019 / 12 / 15
    160 - The Weather

    And now... the weather. Sports: “Suspension of Disbelief” by Victory Soul Orchestra https://victorysoulorchestra.com It’s not too late to get holiday gifts from our store, but soon it will be. Grab a...

  • 2019 / 12 / 1
    159 - Cat Show

    It’s time for the annual Cat Show. Weather: “Fuzzy Disco” by Talkie https://talkie.bandcamp.com Mara Wilson is reprising her role as the Faceless Old Woman for the audiobook version of our upcoming novel,...

  • 2019 / 11 / 15
    158 - The Battle for Time

    There may have been a few consequences from our attempt to live forever. Oops. The voice of Kasper Rhodes is Rob Neill. Weather: “Sugar Neighbors” by Dane Terry https://www.thedaneterry.com Just announced:...

  • 2019 / 11 / 1
    157 - The Promise of Time

    We're all going to live forever and there are no downsides or hidden consequences. The voice of Kasper Rhodes is Rob Neill. Weather: “Good Intentions, Bad Advice” by Nicky...

  • 2019 / 10 / 15
    156 - The Trouble with Time

    Everyone in town is scared of aging now that time works normally. But one newcomer claims to have the answer. Weather: “Revolution Lover” by Left At London http://leftatlondon.com Become a Night Vale Scout...

  • 2019 / 10 / 1
    155 - The Heist, Part 3

    More arrests are made in the bank robbery investigation. The voice of Carlos is Dylan Marron. The voice of Steve Carlsberg is Hal Lublin. Weather: “Good Luck with That” by Fathom All the...

  • 2019 / 9 / 15
    154 - The Heist, Part 2

    A new twist in the bank robbery case. Weather: “Only One Star” by Ann https://soundcloud.com/carlitta-ann The voice of Steve Carlsberg is Hal Lublin. The latest Night Vale novel, The Faceless Old Woman Who...

  • 2019 / 9 / 1
    153 - The Heist, Part 1

    There's a bank robbery at the Last Bank of Night Vale. Weather: “My Friend” by Dominique Chantel Worthing with Barrett Ward https://soundcloud.com/dominique-worthing Our fall tour of A SPY IN THE DESERT...

  • 2019 / 8 / 15
    152 - The Great Golden Hand

    It approaches. Hurrah! Hurrah! Weather: “Drones” by Epicenter https://epicentermetal.bandcamp.com Come see the first ever Start With This live show in Boston on October 20th! Join Joseph Fink and Jeffrey...

  • 2019 / 8 / 1
    151 - The Waterfall

    Josh Crayton finds that he has lost a very important ability. This episode was co-written with Brie Williams. Weather: “Always Right” by Anne Reburn http://youtube.com/AnneReburn New “Weird is Where the...

  • 2019 / 6 / 15
    150 - The Birthday of Lee Marvin

    Lee Marvin turns 30 one last time, and a great change comes to Night Vale. The voice of Deb was Meg Bashwiner. The voice of Dana was Jasika Nicole. The voice of Steve was Hal Lublin. The voice of Lee Marvin...

  • 2019 / 6 / 1
    149 - The General

    The General returns home from the Blood Space War. The voice of Carlos is Dylan Marron. Weather: “Sad But Not Depressed” from the podcast It Makes a...

  • 2019 / 5 / 15
    148 - The Broadcaster

    There is peace in our time. The voice of Leonard Burton is James Urbaniak. Weather: “Subspace” by RAQIA https://raqia.bandcamp.com and https://www.instagram.com/raqiaband/ We’re taking A Spy in the Desert...

  • 2019 / 5 / 1
    147 - The Protester

    The Blood Space War is not without its detractors. The voice of Basimah was Aliee Chan. Weather: “Shake” by Wednesday’s Wolves https://www.wednesdayswolves.com Become a $10+ member of the Night Vale Scouts...

  • 2019 / 4 / 15
    146 - The Birthday of Lee Marvin

    Hold on, haven't we been here before? The voice of Lee Marvin was TL Thompson. Weather: “Sicilian Crest” by the Mountain Goats http://www.mountain-goats.com http://ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com Don’t...

  • 2019 / 4 / 1
    145 - The Veterans

    Some veterans return home from the Blood Space War, and enemies have followed. The voice of John Peters is Mark Gagliardi. Weather: “No Good Day” by Windows to Sky https://windowstosky.com Season 2 of I...

  • 2019 / 3 / 15
    144 - The Dreamer

    No one knows how the Blood Space War began, who is fighting in it, or what for, so let's start with the story of Eunomia, a 19th century farm girl. Weather: “The Only Thing” by Ali...

  • 2019 / 3 / 1
    143 - Pioneer Days

    Pioneer Days are upon us again. This episode was co-written with Brie Williams. Weather: “Vines” by Super Boink https://superboink.bandcamp.com/ On April 27, the Faceless Old Woman gets a show of her own...

  • 2019 / 2 / 15
    142 - UFO Sighting Reports

    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...

  • 2019 / 2 / 1
    141 - Save Dark Owl Records

    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...

  • 2018 / 12 / 15
    140 - A Blood Stone Carol

    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...

  • 2018 / 12 / 1
    139 - The Birthday of Lee Marvin

    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...

  • 2018 / 11 / 15
    138 - Harvest Time

    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...

  • 2018 / 11 / 1
    137 - The Mudstone Abyss Part 3

    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...

  • 2018 / 10 / 30
    A message from Joseph Fink

    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...

  • 2018 / 10 / 23
    Dreamboy, Episode One: Goodnight, Esmerelda

    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...

  • 2018 / 10 / 15
    136 - The Mudstone Abyss Part 2

    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,...

  • 2018 / 10 / 3
    Adventures in New America: Episode One, The End

    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...

  • 2018 / 10 / 1
    135 - The Mudstone Abyss Part 1

    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...

  • 2018 / 9 / 15
    134 - Fall Football Preview

    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...

  • 2018 / 9 / 1
    133 - Are You Sure?

    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...

  • 2018 / 8 / 23
    Bonus - Excerpt from All Hail

    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...

  • 2018 / 8 / 15
    132 - Bedtime Story

    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...

  • 2018 / 8 / 1
    131 - Brought To You By Kellogg's

    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...

  • 2018 / 7 / 27
    The Summer of Night Vale Presents, Part 4

    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...

  • 2018 / 7 / 20
    The Summer of Night Vale Presents, Part 3

    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...

  • 2018 / 7 / 13
    The Summer of Night Vale Presents, Part 2

    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...

  • 2018 / 7 / 6
    The Summer of Night Vale Presents, Part 1

    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 our non-fiction shows, I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats and...

  • 2018 / 6 / 15
    130 - A Story About Us

    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...

  • 2018 / 6 / 7
    Good Morning Night Vale: Good Morning Pilot

    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...

  • 2018 / 6 / 1
    129 - A Matter of Blood Part 3

    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...

  • 2018 / 5 / 15
    128 - A Matter of Blood Part 2

    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...

  • 2018 / 5 / 1
    127 – A Matter of Blood Part 1

    The battle for the soul of Dana Cardinal begins. The voice of Dana Cardinal is Jasika Nicole. Weather: “J'Accuse” by Mucca Pazza. http://www.muccapazza.com Night Vale Presents Birthday Party, June 8th at...

  • 2018 / 4 / 15
    126 – A Door Ajar Part 3

    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,...

  • 2018 / 4 / 1
    125 – A Door Ajar Part 2

    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 / 3 / 15
    124 – A Door Ajar Part 1

    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...

  • 2018 / 3 / 14
    Pounded in the Butt by My Own Podcast: Pounded in the Butt by My Own Butt, read by Cecil Baldwin

    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...

  • 2018 / 3 / 1
    123 - A Story of Love and Horror, Part 3: "Frances"

    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,...

  • 2018 / 2 / 15
    I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats: Episode 10, Jeff Davis County Blues

    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...

  • 2018 / 2 / 15
    122 - A Story of Love and Horror, Part 2: "Spire"

    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:...

  • 2018 / 2 / 1
    121 - A Story of Love and Horror, Part 1: "Barks"

    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)....

  • 2017 / 12 / 15
    120 - All Smiles' Eve

    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...

  • 2017 / 12 / 1
    119 - eGemony, Part 3: "Love, Among Other Things, Is All You Need"

    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...

  • 2017 / 11 / 15
    118 - eGemony, Part 2: "The Cavelands"

    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,...

  • 2017 / 11 / 1
    117 - eGemony, Part 1: "Canadian Club"

    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...

  • 2017 / 10 / 15
    116 - Council Member Flynn, Part 3

    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...

  • 2017 / 10 / 1
    115 - Council Member Flynn, Part 2

    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...

  • 2017 / 9 / 28
    It Makes A Sound: Episode 1, Are You Listening?

    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...

  • 2017 / 9 / 28
    I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats: Episode 1, The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton

    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...

  • 2017 / 9 / 15
    114 - Council Member Flynn, Part 1

    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:...

  • 2017 / 9 / 1
    113 - Niecelet

    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....

  • 2017 / 8 / 15
    112 - Citizen Spotlight

    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,...

  • 2017 / 8 / 1
    111 - Summer 2017, Night Vale, USA

    Everything is the same. Everything is different. Weather: "Andromeda" by Airospace soundcloud.com/spairoace or on Spotify Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson,...

  • 2017 / 7 / 31
    Conversations with People Who Hate Me: Episode 1, You're a Piece of Sh*t

    A new podcast from Night Vale Presents. 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...

  • 2017 / 7 / 15
    Bonus - An excerpt from the next Night Vale novel!

    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...

  • 2017 / 7 / 11
    New Podcast Teaser: CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE WHO HATE ME

    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...

  • 2017 / 7 / 1
    Bonus - The Tragic Story of Louie Blasko

    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...

  • 2017 / 6 / 15
    110 - Matryoshka

    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,...

  • 2017 / 6 / 1
    109 - A Story About Huntokar

    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,...

  • 2017 / 5 / 29
    Bonus - PodCon and the 2nd Imaginary Symphony

    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...

  • 2017 / 5 / 15
    108 - Cal

    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....

  • 2017 / 5 / 12
    Bonus - Ghost Stories

    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:...

  • 2017 / 5 / 1
    107 - The Missing Sky

    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,...

  • 2017 / 4 / 15
    106 - Filings

    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,...

  • 2017 / 4 / 1
    105 - What Happened at the Smithwick House

    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...

  • 2017 / 3 / 15
    104 - The Hierarchy of Angels

    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...

  • 2017 / 3 / 1
    103 - Ash Beach

    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...

  • 2017 / 2 / 15
    102 - Love Is a Shambling Thing

    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...

  • 2017 / 2 / 1
    101 - Guidelines for Disposal

    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....

  • 2017 / 1 / 15
    28 - Summer Reading Program (R)

    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...

  • 2017 / 1 / 1
    39 - The Woman from Italy (R)

    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...

  • 2016 / 12 / 15
    100 - Toast

    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,...

  • 2016 / 12 / 1
    99 - Michigan

    Station intern Kareem writes home and receives an unexpected reply. Weather: "Quiet Americans" by Shearwater (shearwatermusic.com) Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson,...

  • 2016 / 11 / 15
    98 - Flight

    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 &...

  • 2016 / 11 / 9
    The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air): Season One, Episode 3

    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...

  • 2016 / 11 / 1
    97 - Josefina

    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,...

  • 2016 / 10 / 26
    The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air): Season One, Episode 2 (The Cricket)

    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...

  • 2016 / 10 / 15
    96 - Negotiations

    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...

  • 2016 / 10 / 12
    The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air): Season One, Episode 1

    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...

  • 2016 / 10 / 5
    New Podcast Teaser: THE ORBITING HUMAN CIRCUS (OF THE AIR)

    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...

  • 2016 / 10 / 1
    95 - Zookeeper

    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...

  • 2016 / 9 / 15
    94 - All Right

    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...

  • 2016 / 9 / 1
    93 - Big Sister

    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...

  • 2016 / 8 / 15
    92 - If He Had Lived

    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:...

  • 2016 / 8 / 1
    91 - The 12:37

    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:...

  • 2016 / 7 / 19
    Within the Wires: Relaxation Cassette #3

    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,...

  • 2016 / 7 / 5
    Within the Wires: Relaxation Cassette #2

    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...

  • 2016 / 6 / 15
    90 - Who's a Good Boy? Part 2

    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...

  • 2016 / 6 / 3
    Bonus Episode 7 - The Investigators on iTunes

    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...

  • 2016 / 6 / 1
    89 - Who's a Good Boy? Part 1

    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...

  • 2016 / 5 / 20
    Bonus Episode 6 - The Investigators

    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...

  • 2016 / 5 / 15
    88 - Things Fall Apart

    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...

  • 2016 / 5 / 1
    87 - The Trial of Hiram McDaniels

    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....

  • 2016 / 4 / 15
    86 - Standing and Breathing

    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,...

  • 2016 / 4 / 5
    Alice Isn't Dead Ep 3: Nothing to See

    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...

  • 2016 / 4 / 1
    85 - The April Monologues

    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:...

  • 2016 / 3 / 22
    Alice Isn't Dead Ep 2: Alice

    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...

  • 2016 / 3 / 15
    84 - Past Time

    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,...

  • 2016 / 3 / 8
    Alice Isn't Dead Ep 1: Omelet

    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...

  • 2016 / 3 / 3
    New Podcast Teaser: ALICE ISN'T DEAD

    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...

  • 2016 / 3 / 1
    83 - One Normal Town

    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...

  • 2016 / 2 / 15
    82 - Skating Rink

    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...

  • 2016 / 2 / 1
    81 - After 3327

    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...

  • 2015 / 12 / 15
    80 - A New Sheriff in Town

    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...

  • 2015 / 12 / 1
    79 - Lost in the Mail

    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...

  • 2015 / 11 / 15
    78 - Cooking Stuff: Thanksgiving Special

    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...

  • 2015 / 10 / 31
    77 - A Stranger

    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...

  • 2015 / 10 / 15
    76 - An Epilogue

    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,...

  • 2015 / 10 / 1
    75 - Through the Narrow Place

    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...

  • 2015 / 9 / 15
    74 - Civic Changes

    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...

  • 2015 / 9 / 1
    73 - Triptych

    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:...

  • 2015 / 8 / 15
    72 - Well of Night

    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...

  • 2015 / 8 / 1
    71 - The Registry of Middle School Crushes

    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...

  • 2015 / 7 / 15
    Bonus Episode 5 - Excerpt from the novel

    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,...

  • 2015 / 7 / 1
    Bonus Episode 4 - Pamela Winchell

    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...

  • 2015 / 6 / 15
    70B - Review

    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...

  • 2015 / 6 / 15
    70A - Taking Off

    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...

  • 2015 / 6 / 1
    69 - Fashion Week

    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...

  • 2015 / 5 / 15
    68 - Faceless Old Women

    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...

  • 2015 / 5 / 1
    67 - [Best Of?]

    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,...

  • 2015 / 4 / 15
    66 - worms...

    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...

  • 2015 / 4 / 1
    65 - Voicemail

    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...

  • 2015 / 3 / 15
    64 - WE MUST GIVE PRAISE

    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...

  • 2015 / 3 / 12
    Bonus Episode 3 - "The Librarian" Horoscopes

    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...

  • 2015 / 3 / 1
    63 - There Is No Part 1: Part 2

    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...

  • 2015 / 2 / 15
    62 - Hatchets

    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...

  • 2015 / 2 / 1
    61 - BRINY DEPTHS

    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...

  • 2015 / 1 / 15
    60 - Water Failure

    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...

  • 2015 / 1 / 1
    59 - Antiques

    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...

  • 2014 / 12 / 15
    58 - Monolith

    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...

  • 2014 / 12 / 1
    57 - The List

    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...

  • 2014 / 11 / 15
    Bonus Episode 2 - What of the Sea?

    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,...

  • 2014 / 11 / 1
    Bonus Episode 1 - Minutes

    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,...

  • 2014 / 10 / 15
    56 - Homecoming

    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:...

  • 2014 / 10 / 1
    55 - The University of What It Is

    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...

  • 2014 / 9 / 15
    54 - A Carnival Comes to Town

    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...

  • 2014 / 9 / 1
    53 - The September Monologues

    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,...

  • 2014 / 8 / 15
    52 - The Retirement of Pamela Winchell

    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...

  • 2014 / 7 / 30
    51 - Rumbling

    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...

  • 2014 / 7 / 15
    50 - Capital Campaign

    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...

  • 2014 / 7 / 1
    49 - Old Oak Doors Part B

    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...

  • 2014 / 6 / 15
    49 - Old Oak Doors Part A

    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...

  • 2014 / 6 / 1
    48 - Renovations

    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...

  • 2014 / 5 / 15
    47 - Company Picnic

    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...

  • 2014 / 5 / 1
    46 - Parade Day

    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...

  • 2014 / 4 / 15
    45 - A Story About Them

    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...

  • 2014 / 4 / 1
    44 - Cookies

    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...

  • 2014 / 3 / 15
    43 - Visitor

    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...

  • 2014 / 3 / 1
    42 - Numbers

    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...

  • 2014 / 2 / 15
    41 - WALK

    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...

  • 2014 / 2 / 1
    40 - The Deft Bowman

    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...

  • 2014 / 1 / 15
    39 - The Woman from Italy

    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...

  • 2014 / 1 / 1
    38 - Orange Grove

    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...

  • 2013 / 12 / 15
    37 - The Auction

    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...

  • 2013 / 12 / 1
    36 - Missing

    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"...

  • 2013 / 11 / 15
    35 - Lazy Day

    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...

  • 2013 / 11 / 1
    34 - A Beautiful Dream

    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...

  • 2013 / 10 / 15
    33 - Cassette

    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...

  • 2013 / 10 / 1
    32 - Yellow Helicopters

    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...

  • 2013 / 9 / 15
    31 - A Blinking Light up on the Mountain

    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...

  • 2013 / 9 / 1
    30 - Dana

    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...

  • 2013 / 8 / 15
    29 - Subway

    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...

  • 2013 / 8 / 1
    28 - Summer Reading Program

    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...

  • 2013 / 7 / 15
    27 - First Date

    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...

  • 2013 / 7 / 1
    26 - Faceless Old Woman

    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,...

  • 2013 / 6 / 15
    25 - One Year Later

    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...

  • 2013 / 6 / 1
    24 - The Mayor

    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...

  • 2013 / 5 / 15
    23 - Eternal Scouts

    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...

  • 2013 / 5 / 1
    22 - The Whispering Forest

    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....

  • 2013 / 4 / 15
    21 - A Memory of Europe

    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....

  • 2013 / 4 / 1
    20 - Poetry Week

    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...

  • 2013 / 3 / 15
    19B - The Sandstorm

    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...

  • 2013 / 3 / 15
    19A - The Sandstorm

    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...

  • 2013 / 3 / 1
    18 - The Traveler

    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....

  • 2013 / 2 / 15
    17 - Valentine

    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...

  • 2013 / 2 / 1
    16 - The Phone Call

    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...

  • 2013 / 1 / 15
    15 - Street Cleaning Day

    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...

  • 2013 / 1 / 1
    14 - The Man in the Tan Jacket

    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...

  • 2012 / 12 / 15
    13 - A Story About You.

    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...

  • 2012 / 12 / 1
    12 - The Candidate

    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...

  • 2012 / 11 / 15
    11 - Wheat & Wheat By-Products

    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...

  • 2012 / 11 / 1
    10 - Feral Dogs

    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...

  • 2012 / 10 / 15
    9 - "PYRAMID"

    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...

  • 2012 / 10 / 1
    8 - The Lights in Radon Canyon

    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:...

  • 2012 / 9 / 15
    7 - History Week

    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:...

  • 2012 / 9 / 1
    6 - The Drawbridge

    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...

  • 2012 / 8 / 15
    5 - The Shape in Grove Park

    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:...

  • 2012 / 8 / 1
    4 - PTA Meeting

    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...

  • 2012 / 7 / 15
    3 - Station Management

    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...

  • 2012 / 7 / 1
    2 - Glow Cloud

    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,...

  • 2012 / 6 / 15
    1 - Pilot

    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:...

  • 2012 / 6 / 1
    New to Night Vale? Start here!

    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...