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Night Vale Presents

Twice-monthly community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, where every conspiracy theory is true. Turn on your radio and hide. Never listened before? It's an ongoing radio show. Start with the current episode, and you'll catch on in no time. Or, go right to Episode 1 if you wanna binge-listen.

2016, Night Vale Presents

Twice-monthly community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, where every conspiracy theory is true. Turn on your radio and hide. Never listened before? It's an ongoing radio show. Start with the current episode, and you'll catch on in no time. Or, go right to Episode 1 if you wanna binge-listen.

2016, Night Vale Presents
129hr 29min
Thumbnail for "205 - The Moon Is Gone".
What happened to the moon? Who cares.
Thumbnail for "250 - Father Kevin".
There is no Night Vale. There is Mother Lauren’s Brood. We are loved.
Thumbnail for "249 - Rifts".
Mother Lauren begins a city-wide cleanup.
Thumbnail for "248 - Mother Lauren".
Let's stay focused on the good news.
Thumbnail for "247 - Rerun".
Who else remembers Uncle Jasper’s Wasteland?
Thumbnail for "246 - A Story about Him".
This is a story about him.
Thumbnail for "245 - Fridge-worthy".
Esteban drew a lovely picture.
Thumbnail for "244 - A Multiplicity of Kevin".
There is a standing-off of Kevins.
Thumbnail for "243 - Lost and Found".
Hopefully we can find everything lost, and reunite everything found.
Thumbnail for "242 - The New Branch".
The Night Vale Public Library opens a new branch, and everything should be just fine.
Thumbnail for "241 - He Is Still Holding a Knife".
He is, in fact, still holding a knife.
Thumbnail for "Bonus episode preview - Riddle Guy".
A preview of our new patreon bonus episode
Thumbnail for "240 - He Is Holding a Knife".
He is holding a knife.
Thumbnail for "239 - Sister Cities: Vermillion Falls".
Come on down to Vermillion Falls.
Thumbnail for "238 - The Big Dig".
Archeologist Harrison Kip makes a huge discovery.
Thumbnail for "237 - Frown Night".
It’s the scariest night of the year, when we are allowed to turn our smiles upside down.
Thumbnail for "236 - Truck Touchers".
The last contestant touching the truck wins!
Thumbnail for "235 - Book Club".
A review of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables
Thumbnail for "Patreon Preview: Behind the Scenes (September 2023)".
An excerpt from our most recent patreon Behind the Scenes episode
Thumbnail for "234 - The Boy".
This morning we found a boy. He has no name, and no one knows who he is.
Thumbnail for "233 - Citizen Spotlight: The Vampire of Lombardi Street".
Luca Albescu lives at 831 Lombardi Street, in a dilapidated Victorian mansion at the top of the hill.
Thumbnail for "232 - A Car Crash on Buellton Avenue".
There was a car crash on Buellton Avenue, listeners. A bad one.
Thumbnail for "231 - The Terminal".
Exciting new developments at the Randy Newman Memorial Night Vale Airport
Thumbnail for "Excerpt: The Haunting of Night Vale (Live)".
Cecil asks Sheriff Sam about ghosts.
Thumbnail for "UNLOCKED Patreon bonus episode: Holiday".
We've unlocked one of our Patreon only bonus episodes!
Thumbnail for "230 - Carlos, Explained".
The University of What It Is takes a special interest in a certain local scientist.
Thumbnail for "229 - The Accused".
Science is illegal now. Good luck.
Thumbnail for "228 - Diplomacy".
Councilmember Flynn tries a new approach.
Thumbnail for "227 - A Word with Dr. Jones".
Dr. Jones would like a word… in private.
Thumbnail for "226 - Creditors".
Payments are long overdue.
Thumbnail for "225 - Renegotiations".
It's contract renegotiation time at the station.
Thumbnail for "224 - Liminal Spaces".
Relax and unwind with a liminal spaces compilation.
Thumbnail for "223 - Big Rico's Pizza Band".
Big Rico's Pizza has a new animatronic animal band
Thumbnail for "222 - Makarov the Magical".
Date night... with more scientists than necessary.
Thumbnail for "221 - The Glow Cloud, Explained".
The University of What It Is takes a special interest in a certain glowing cloud.
Thumbnail for "220 - A Radio Jupiter Holiday Special".
Lonely missives from beyond the beyond
Thumbnail for "219 - The Traveling Tarot Reader".
The traveling man will read your tarot for only $3.
Thumbnail for "Unlicensed Ep 3 - Big Game".
The final free episode of Night Vale's new show!
Thumbnail for "Unlicensed Ep 2 - Lost Boy Found".
The second episode of Night Vale's new show!
Thumbnail for "218 - The Sitter Cancelled".
Citizens rise up against the University of What It Is
Thumbnail for "Unlicensed Ep 1 - The Detective of Citrus Ave".
The first episode of our new show!
Thumbnail for "217 - Salmon Burger".
Moving offices really works up an appetite
Thumbnail for "From the creators of Welcome to Night Vale: Unlicensed".
Presenting the first new show from Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor since Night Vale
Thumbnail for "216 - The Ball Is Where the Win Is".
Locker room pep talks from Coach Steve
Thumbnail for "215 - Sarah Sultan, Explained".
The University of What It Is takes a special interest in a certain community college dean.
Thumbnail for "214 - The Comet's Tail".
We're passing through the comet's tail. Only good things can happen.
Thumbnail for "213 - Murals".
The City Council approves a controversial public art project.
Thumbnail for "212 - The Campus".
A new campus is being built in Night Vale.
Thumbnail for "211 - Howl".
Barks Ennui, cartoon spokesdog for the Sheriff's Secret Police, has been committed.
Thumbnail for "210 - Ten Years Later".
It has been ten years since the first episode. Ten years since the arrival of Night Vale's most beautiful person: Carlos.
Thumbnail for "209 - The Black Coat".
The Distant Prince wears a golden coat and has always existed.
Thumbnail for "208 - Cecil in The Big City".
A vacation to The Big City. Plus, listener questions, breaking financial news, and an emergency press conference.
Thumbnail for "207 - LOST: CAT".
Lost: cat. Last seen hovering 4 feet off the ground in the radio station bathroom. Reward if found.
Thumbnail for "206 - The Great Librarian of the Western Sands".
A librarian is loose… beyond the sandwastes.
Thumbnail for "204 - Audition".
Auditions are open for "Our Town"
Thumbnail for "203 - The Kareem Nazari Show".
You're listening to WMCG 1080am in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Thumbnail for "202 - The Day After the Day".
Unfortunately, Valentine's Day has happened again.
Thumbnail for "201 - The Delivery Man".
All people deserve prompt delivery. And all people eventually get what they deserve.
Thumbnail for "200 - Susan Willman Comes Clean".
Susan Willman has something to say.
Thumbnail for "199 - Guidelines for Retrieval".
The Sanitation Department will now allow citizens to retrieve something they once disposed of but now wish maybe they hadn’t been so hasty.
Thumbnail for "198 - Them Woods Are a Maze".
There’s a secret art showing in the Whispering Forest.
Thumbnail for "You Feel It Just Below the Ribs (audiobook excerpt)".
Excerpt from the new novel by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson
Thumbnail for "197 - The Life of Frank Chen".
He only ever had the one.
Thumbnail for "196 - Silas the Thief, Part 2".
The prisoner tries to reform. (Part 2 of 2)
Thumbnail for "195 - Silas the Thief, Part 1".
The prisoner reveals his secrets. (Part 1 of 2)
Thumbnail for "194 - The Nearly Infinite Lives of Frank Chen".
Frank Chen is here. Frank Chen is here. Frank Chen is here...
Thumbnail for "193 - Team Having Fun".
We’re not here to tell you what you’re doing wrong. We’re here to tell you what you could be doing right.
Thumbnail for "192 - It Doesn't Hold Up".
Sometimes our favorite old films don’t stand the test of time.
Thumbnail for "191 - The Many, Many Lives of Frank Chen".
Frank Chen has been found alive and returned to his family exactly as he was the day he died.
Thumbnail for "Excerpt - The Halloween Moon by Joseph Fink".
A brand new novel from Joseph Fink, creator of the podcasts Welcome to Night Vale & Alice Isn't Dead
Thumbnail for "105 - What Happened at the Smithwick House (R)".
Here's what happened at the Smithwick house.
Thumbnail for "101 - Guidelines for Disposal (R)".
Mandatory Annual Spring Cleaning Day is coming. Here are the guidelines for the new municipal landfill facility. This episode was co-written with Brie Williams. Weather: "Letters" by Lera Lynn. leralynn.com JUST ANNOUNCED: Live US/Canada Tour of "All...
Thumbnail for "190 - Listeners".
They know. They all know.
Thumbnail for "189 - Megan Wallaby Is Missing".
Megan Wallaby is missing.
Thumbnail for "188 - Listener Questions".
Let’s go behind the scenes and answer some questions from listeners.
Thumbnail for "The First Ten Years, Year 5: 2014".
The new memoir from Night Vale's Joseph Fink and Meg Bashwiner.
Thumbnail for "187 - Citizen Spotlight: The Spire".
Between meters 183 and 207 of the Brown Stone Spire, artist Saad Ibrahim chisels ancient verses in long-forgotten alphabets.
Thumbnail for "The First Ten Years, Year 1: 2009 ".
The new memoir from Night Vale's Joseph Fink and Meg Bashwiner.
Thumbnail for "186 - The Many Lives of Frank Chen".
Frank Chen is back. Good as new!
Thumbnail for "185 - Fair".
The librarians have escaped during the first annual Book Fair.
Thumbnail for "184 - The Fog".
A dense fog seeps through town.
Thumbnail for "183 - The Nephilim".
Hurrah, hurrah, the Nephilim approach.
Thumbnail for "182 - It Sticks With You".
A memorable trip into the woods
Thumbnail for "181 - C****s".
Legalize c****s!
Thumbnail for "The First Ten Years: Two Sides of the Same Love Story".
A new book about love and Night Vale!
Thumbnail for "180 - U-View".
The Mahalla Family would like their VHS copy of Heat back.
Thumbnail for "179 - First Snow".
The first snow (ever) is falling in Night Vale.
Thumbnail for "178 - Rattlesnake Rest".
Rattlesnake Rest cemetery is full, and you know what that means.
Thumbnail for "177 - Bloody Laws, Bloody Claws: The Murder of Frank Chen".
The final episode of the true crime podcast “Bloody Laws, Bloody Claws: The Murder of Frank Chen”
Thumbnail for "176 - The Autumn Specter".
It's the perfect time of year for getting candy, telling spooky stories, and fearing a soul-reaping, malevolent spirit.
Thumbnail for "175 - The October Monologues".
It is October, and, once again, something is different.
Thumbnail for "174 - Radio Jupiter".
There appears to be some interference in our transmission. Please standby.
Thumbnail for "173 - The Hundred Year Play".
After a century of continuous performance, the Hundred Year Play is nearing its final scene.
Thumbnail for "172 - Return of the Obelisk".
The obelisk is back, and it will answer one question, and one question only.
Thumbnail for "171 - Go to the Mirror?".
Have you ever looked at yourself? Truly looked at yourself?
Thumbnail for "Announcement: CONDOS Livestream on July 9".
A new live performance of Night Vale's 2013 show CONDOS, coming July 9 @ 8pm ET
Thumbnail for "170 - To the Family and Friends".
To the family and friends of Intern Victor, we extend our condolences.
Thumbnail for "169 - The Whittler".
An old man sits on the steps of the old General Store whistling a lonesome tune.
Thumbnail for "168 - Secret Blotter".
For the first time ever, the Sheriff's Secret Police has made their blotter public.
Thumbnail for "167 - Echo".
The pilot has arrived, and so have his passengers.
Thumbnail for "166 - Delta".
The passengers have been found, or rather, they have found us.
Thumbnail for "165 - Charlie".
Who is Charles Rainier?
Thumbnail for "Bonus: Excerpt 2 from "The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home"".
One more excerpt from our upcoming novel.
Thumbnail for "News about books and tours, and "Our Plague Year"".
Joseph has a few things to chat about with you, and then we present the first episode of our new show, Our Plague Year, available wherever you get your podcasts.
Thumbnail for "164 - The Faceless Old Woman (Live)".
There's a faceless old woman who secretly lives in your home. (Live at Largo)
Thumbnail for "163 - Bravo".
A new play premieres at the Night Vale Asylum. (Part 2 of 5)
Thumbnail for "162 - Alpha".
Amelia Anna Alfaro was always the best at everything. (Part 1 of 5)
Thumbnail for "Bonus: Excerpt from "The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home"".
The first excerpt from our upcoming novel.
Thumbnail for "A Spy in the Desert, Excerpt 2".
A second excerpt from A Spy in the Desert, now available on Bandcamp and iTunes!
Thumbnail for "161 - The Space Race".
It's the annual Children's Fun Fact Science Presentation. Everything in this episode is true and educational.
Thumbnail for "A Spy in the Desert – Out today!".
A Spy in the Desert is now available on Bandcamp and iTunes!
Thumbnail for "A Big Special New Year's Day Announcement".
A big announcement about our 2020 World Tour from Cecil Baldwin!
Thumbnail for "160 - The Weather".
And now... the weather.
Thumbnail for "159 - Cat Show".
It's time for the annual Cat Show.
Thumbnail for "158 - The Battle for Time".
There may have been a few consequences from our attempt to live forever. Oops.
Thumbnail for "157 - The Promise of Time".
We're all going to live forever and there are no downsides or hidden consequences.
Thumbnail for "156 - The Trouble with Time".
Everyone in town is scared of aging now that time works normally. But one newcomer claims to have the answer.
Thumbnail for "155 - The Heist, Part 3".
More arrests are made in the bank robbery investigation.
Thumbnail for "154 - The Heist, Part 2".
A new twist in the bank robbery case.
Thumbnail for "153 - The Heist, Part 1".
There's a bank robbery at the Last Bank of Night Vale.
Thumbnail for "152 - The Great Golden Hand".
It approaches. Hurrah! Hurrah!
Thumbnail for "151 - The Waterfall".
Josh Crayton finds that he has lost a very important ability.
Thumbnail for "150 - The Birthday of Lee Marvin".
Lee Marvin turns 30 one last time, and a great change comes to Night Vale.
Thumbnail for "149 - The General".
The General returns home from the Blood Space War.
Thumbnail for "148 - The Broadcaster".
There is peace in our time.
Thumbnail for "147 - The Protester".
The Blood Space War is not without its detractors.
Thumbnail for "146 - The Birthday of Lee Marvin".
Hold on, haven't we been here before?
Thumbnail for "145 - The Veterans".
Some veterans return home from the Blood Space War, and enemies have followed.
Thumbnail for "Start With This: Idea to Execution".
Start With This is a brand new podcast from Night Vale Presents.
Thumbnail for "144 - The Dreamer".
No one knows how the Blood Space War began, who is fighting in it, or what for, so let's start with the story of Eunomia, a 19th century farm girl.
Thumbnail for "143 - Pioneer Days".
Pioneer Days are upon us again.
Thumbnail for "142 - UFO Sighting Reports".
We start today, as we often do, with the latest UFO sighting reports in the community.
Thumbnail for "141 - Save Dark Owl Records".
Dark Owl Records hosts a fundraiser to save their store.
Thumbnail for "140 - A Blood Stone Carol".
A ghost story with no moral. Three spirits that will teach you nothing.
Thumbnail for "139 - The Birthday of Lee Marvin".
Night Vale's most local and legendary local legend celebrates his 30th birthday.
Thumbnail for "138 - Harvest Time".
It is a time of reaping, sowing, and rebirth.
Thumbnail for "137 - The Mudstone Abyss Part 3".
The mayor has a message for Desert Bluffs.
Thumbnail for "A message from Joseph Fink".
A special message about Joseph Fink's new novel, Alice Isn't Dead.
Thumbnail for "Dreamboy, Episode One: Goodnight, Esmerelda".
Dreams fade into night, but rather than die away, why don’t you stay?
Thumbnail for "136 - The Mudstone Abyss Part 2".
Not everything goes as planned.
Thumbnail for "Adventures in New America: Episode One, The End".
A brand new fiction podcast from Night Vale Presents: ADVENTURES IN NEW AMERICA.
Thumbnail for "135 - The Mudstone Abyss Part 1".
A broadcast from an even friendlier desert community.
Thumbnail for "134 - Fall Football Preview".
A look at all the great kids, ghosts, and trees playing in our upcoming season.
Thumbnail for "133 - Are You Sure?".
Is this the first time you’ve heard me say this? Are you sure?
Thumbnail for "Bonus - Excerpt from All Hail".
An excerpt from our latest live show recording, All Hail, featuring Hal Lublin as Steve Carlsberg.
Thumbnail for "132 - Bedtime Story".
There once was a boy who wanted to know everything.
Thumbnail for "131 - Brought To You By Kellogg's".
This episode, and also your life, and every life on this and every world, and this entire universe, brought to you by Kellogg's.
Thumbnail for "The Summer of Night Vale Presents, Part 4".
Welcome to the fourth and final week of the Summer of Night Vale Presents, a celebration and sampling of some of the shows across our network.
Thumbnail for "The Summer of Night Vale Presents, Part 3".
This is the Summer of Night Vale Presents, a celebration and sampling of some of the shows across our network. This week, we’re listening to special episodes of Alice Isn’t Dead and Sleep With Me.
Thumbnail for "The Summer of Night Vale Presents, Part 2".
This is the Summer of Night Vale Presents, a celebration and sampling of some of the shows across our network.
Thumbnail for "The Summer of Night Vale Presents, Part 1".
A celebration and sampling of some of the shows across our network.
Thumbnail for "130 - A Story About Us".
This is a story about us, said the man on the radio, and we were pleased, because we always wanted to hear about ourselves on the radio.
Thumbnail for "Good Morning Night Vale: Good Morning Pilot".
A brand new podcast from Night Vale Presents: Good Morning Night Vale, the official Welcome to Night Vale recap show.
Thumbnail for "129 - A Matter of Blood Part 3".
The battle for the soul of Dana Cardinal comes to a close.
Thumbnail for "128 - A Matter of Blood Part 2".
The battle for the soul of Dana Cardinal takes a turn.
Thumbnail for "127 – A Matter of Blood Part 1".
The battle for the soul of Dana Cardinal begins.
Thumbnail for "126 – A Door Ajar Part 3".
There's been an entire ocean in Old Town Night Vale.
Thumbnail for "125 – A Door Ajar Part 2".
There's been a shipwreck in the desert.
Thumbnail for "124 – A Door Ajar Part 1".
There's been a drowning at the Pancake House.
Thumbnail for "Pounded in the Butt by My Own Podcast: Pounded in the Butt by My Own Butt, read by Cecil Baldwin".
A new podcast from Night Vale Presents, and first in a series of Night Vale After Dark shows. Cecil Baldwin, the voice of Welcome to Night Vale, performs the classic tingler “Pounded in the Butt by My Own Butt” in front of a live audience.
Thumbnail for "123 - A Story of Love and Horror, Part 3: "Frances"".
A story of love and horror. Part 3 of 3.
Thumbnail for "I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats: Episode 10, Jeff Davis County Blues".
We’re checking back in with our most recent episode of I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats to share with you what the show has become. Thanks for listening!
Thumbnail for "122 - A Story of Love and Horror, Part 2: "Spire"".
A story of love and horror. Part 2 of 3.
Thumbnail for "121 - A Story of Love and Horror, Part 1: "Barks"".
A story of love and horror. Part 1 of 3.
Thumbnail for "120 - All Smiles' Eve".
A happy celebration of a happy holiday story from a desert otherworld.
Thumbnail for "119 - eGemony, Part 3: "Love, Among Other Things, Is All You Need"".
Part 3 of 3: You need love. You may also need other things.
Thumbnail for "118 - eGemony, Part 2: "The Cavelands"".
Part 2 of 3: A venture into the underground home of the baristas.
Thumbnail for "117 - eGemony, Part 1: "Canadian Club"".
Part 1 of 3: A case of Canadian Club has been hidden in Night Vale.
Thumbnail for "116 - Council Member Flynn, Part 3".
A pep rally at the Night Vale Armory. (Part 3 of 3)
Thumbnail for "115 - Council Member Flynn, Part 2".
Councilwoman Flynn takes charge with help from Citizen Patrols. (Part 2 of 3)
Thumbnail for "It Makes A Sound: Episode 1, Are You Listening?".
A new podcast from Night Vale Presents. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts.
Thumbnail for "I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats: Episode 1, The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton".
A new podcast from Night Vale Presents. Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts.
Thumbnail for "114 - Council Member Flynn, Part 1".
The City Council deals with a crime spree in their own City Council way. (Part 1 of 3)
Thumbnail for "113 - Niecelet".
There's a new member of the family.
Thumbnail for "112 - Citizen Spotlight".
Let's profile a randomly selected citizen.
Thumbnail for "111 - Summer 2017, Night Vale, USA".
Everything is the same. Everything is different.
Thumbnail for "Conversations with People Who Hate Me: Episode 1, You're a Piece of Sh*t".
A new weekly podcast from Night Vale Presents. Dylan Marron makes popular social justice videos on the internet, so he gets a lot of hate messages. In the first episode of this podcast, he speaks with Chris, a man who called Dylan “a piece of...
Thumbnail for "Bonus - An excerpt from the next Night Vale novel!".
An excerpt from the audiobook of the second Welcome to Night Vale novel, IT DEVOURS!, narrated by Cecil Baldwin. Coming Oct 17, 2017. IT DEVOURS! is available now for presale (signed first editions available): welcometonightvale.com, click on...
Thumbnail for "New Podcast Teaser: CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE WHO HATE ME".
A brand new podcast from Dylan Marron (the voice of Carlos the Scientist) and Night Vale Presents: Conversations with People Who Hate Me.  Conversations with People Who Hate Me takes hateful conversations online and turns them into productive...
Thumbnail for "Bonus - The Tragic Story of Louie Blasko".
Jason Webley as Louie Blasko in "Ghost Stories," now available on iTunes and Bandcamp. Announcements of Summer and Fall US Tours, plus Autumn Europe Tour. welcometonightvale.com, click on live shows. The second Welcome to Night Vale Novel "It...
Thumbnail for "110 - Matryoshka".
There are glowing arrows in the sky.
Thumbnail for "109 - A Story About Huntokar".
This is a story about Huntokar.
Thumbnail for "Bonus - PodCon and the 2nd Imaginary Symphony".
A brand new podcast convention, by and for fans of podcasting. PodCon.com And don't miss the Orbiting Human Circus's between season, self-contained special presentation: The 2nd Imaginary Symphony. To hear the rest, subscribe to the Orbiting Human...
Thumbnail for "108 - Cal".
A visitor arrives from a different reality. Weather: "Robert Frost" by Mal Blum malblum.com "Ghost Stories" now available on iTunes and Bandcamp https://nightvale.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-stories-live Night Vale Presents's 5th Birthday Party - June 21...
Thumbnail for "Bonus - Ghost Stories".
A bonus excerpt from our just released live recording Ghost Stories. Over two hours of brand new Night Vale. Available now at nightvale.bandcamp.com Or on iTunes, right here. And check out our currently touring live show, All Hail:...
Thumbnail for "107 - The Missing Sky".
A faint popping can be heard below the earth. The voice of the Pamela Winchell was Desiree Burch. Weather: "The Ends and the Means" by Robby Hecht robbyhecht.com "Ghost Stories" now available on iTunes and Bandcamp...