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This isn’t a proper pasta, but it’s cool enough that it deserves its own post anyway.

Someone send me a heads up via the contact form about a podcast called “Welcome to Night Vale” – they described it as “NPR from the Twilight Zone,” and I have to say that’s a pretty accurate assessment. After listening to the first couple episodes, I’m hooked. As it seems like something that all of you would absolutely love, I wholeheartedly recommend checking it out. The basic gist is that it’s a community radio station from a normal-on-the-surface small desert town – in reality, of course, the town absolutely reeks of the paranormal: secret government agencies, mysterious hooded figures, aliens, angels, and more are all discussed as if they were just your normal, day-to-day life. And for Night Vale, I suppose that’s exactly what it is!

Here’s a short preview clip from the pilot episode, though I’d personally encourage you to listen to the full episode if you’re at all interested – the entire podcast is free, which is awesome.

To stream or download all of the full episodes, you have two options:
Welcome to Night Vale @ Feedburner – this has the added bonus of short episode descriptions and the ability to subscribe via any RSS reader.
Welcome to Night Vale @ iTunes – if you use iTunes a lot, you may prefer downloading your episodes from the store (still free).

Other links:
@NightValeRadio – the official twitter
WTNV on Facebook
Commonplace Books – the website of the showrunners

I hope that you guys enjoy this podcast as much as I am!

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  • Great

    I know this not the right place to say it but I absolutely LOVE the new mobile design

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    • http://www.creepypasta.com derpbutt

      I should’ve read this comment first, oops. Thanks! It’s not finished yet, though.

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  • Great

    You just forgot some advanced options like my fav.; random pastas

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    • http://www.creepypasta.com derpbutt

      Assuming you mean the new mobile theme – yeah, it’s not finished yet. For some reason I’m having issues with the shortcodes from the star rating or the random widget not wanting to play nice. I’m hoping that it can get figured out.

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  • Sobelium

    So I looked this up and definitely an awesome podcast I am hooked! Thanks Derpbutt! This is great!

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  • Sepia

    Equal parts Fallout and Twilight Zone. The gritted normality managed to make the town’s weirdness dissonant, implying lots of insidious, unsaid secrets, in the same style of those overly cheerful propaganda broadcasts. There’s a surreal tinge of humorful parody as well, but somehow I imagine the inhabitants laugh through their unflinchingly smiling, perfect teeth.

    Great find!

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  • Bolshoi

    Just listened to the intro. Love it already.

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    • Anonymous

      did you, too, get a video of some sort of “guitar lord” show when you came back from watching it? I wanted to watch it again but got a dumb video about guitars…

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  • Liu

    It just baffles me, and to some point it makes me angry, to think that the town would spend the people’s tax dollars just to make a dog park that’s going to be taken over by f-ing vandals.

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    • Laura

      It’s all right — the hooded figures will take care of the vandals.

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  • dr tannis

    heck yes my favorite thing in the world thank u

    also certain episodes are really ‘creepypasta-ish’, especially episodes 19 (a two-parter) and 33

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