Why You Need to be Listening to Welcome to Nightvale

Hey, guys! I’m writing over at Outright Geekery again today, and I’m talking about Welcome to Nightvale. I hope you’ll join me over there!

If you’re like me, you heard about Welcome to Night Vale long before you actually listened to the podcast. I would see posts all over Tumblr that related to Night Vale, but I had no idea what Night Vale actually was. Friends who usually knew about stuff before me had never even heard of it, and when I turned to the internet, I couldn’t find a description that I could really wrap my mind around. As I listener now myself, and I’m sure other Night Vale fans will be able to echo this, I realize one really can’t offer a good explanation of what Welcome to Night Vale actually is. So, let me just point out a few obvious points:

1. Welcome to Night Vale is a twice-monthly podcast.

2. The podcast is the community radio program for the fictitious town of Night Vale.

3. Welcome to Night Vale is hosted by a man called Cecil Palmer. The actor who provides the voice to Cecil Palmer is called Cecil Baldwin.

4. Cecil Palmer is dating a scientist with perfect hair called Carlos (I am pretty sure Cecil Baldwin’s boyfriend is not called Carlos). Carlos often performs scientific investigations on the various anomalies found in Night Vale.

5. Don’t enter the dog park…

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