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    Member marcshoe's Avatar
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    Welcome to Night Vale

    Anyone listen? I heard about this podcast on NPR a week ago, started listening from the beginning, and I'm addicted. For the uninitiated, this is a news broadcast from a fictional desert town where all conspiracy theories are real. The first episode concerns a new dog park, which neither dogs nor humans are allowed to enter. Hooded figures do walk through the park from time to time, but citizens are encouraged not to look at them for too long.

    The show's hosted by an announcer named Cecil who seems to hover between promoting the inhuman city council's propaganda and voicing opinion and outrage (which earns him reeducation sessions).

    A truly weird show, found just in time for Halloween listening.

    Last edited by marcshoe; 09-06-2013 at 11:21 PM. Reason: Don't ask questions; the sheriff's secret police are listening.
    "What would your feelings be, seriously, if your cat or your dog began to talk to you, and to dispute with you in human accents? You would be overwhelmed with horror. I am sure of it. And if the roses in your garden sang a weird song, you would go mad." --Arthur Machen

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    Re: Welcome to Night Vale

    I've listened to the first 4 episodes. Once I started understanding the vibe and sense of humor, I started liking it a lot more. It's such a great mix of creepy and funny.

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