By now you’ve probably already heard about Welcome to Night Vale, the semi-monthly podcast from Commonplace Books, written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, narrated by Cecil Baldwin, and with music by Disparition. If not, you really should check it out.
“WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.
Turn on your radio and hide.”
Of course the podcast is available from all the usual providers for you to use in your app of choice. In addition to checking out their page about the podcast, you can follow along via their Twitter and Facebook pages, but also be sure to search out some of the copious fan art and creativity action that is going on too. This show has really got people talking and creating, and it hits so many of the right notes for those amused and entertained by the esoteric and strange.