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 Post subject: Welcome to Night Vale
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 6:02 pm 
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Has anyone heard this podcast? It's by "Commonplace Books" which I'd never heard of, but it takes the form of a Community Radio show for the fictional town of Night Vale. Night Vale being this weird town in the middle of a desert where basically every conspiracy/paranormal/sci-fi trope is actual. It's like a Warren Ellis version of Lake Wobegon. Or "What If Every Twilight Zone Episode Happened In The Same Town And The Citizens Just Got Used To It?". It's eerie and hilarious (kinda Hodgman-esque in it's matter-of-fact statements of fiction-as-fact or jokes-as-fact") and brilliantly written and I've been devouring episodes.

Anyone else hear of this? Anyone else have thoughts?

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 2:14 pm 
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I just got into this on your recommendation and I've really been enjoying it (The Poetry Week episode is top notch). It feels like an audio version of Edward Gorey or The SCP Foundation (WARNING: TVTropes Level time-sink ahead, so I'll just link my favorite entry- http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-038).

Having only listened to a few episodes, are there recurring characters? The format is perfect for setting up characters for a series of unfortunate events without it affecting the overall accessibility of the show.

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