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The creators of Welcome to Night Vale Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink believe the only bad writing is not writing. Start With This is a podcast gone creativity playground designed to put your ideas in motion. Each episode centers around a writing topic. Then they give listeners two short assignments: something to consume and something to create. Make something—anything. Then make something else.
 
Good Morning Night Vale is the official Welcome to Night Vale recap show, hosted by cast members Meg Bashwiner, Symphony Sanders, and Hal Lublin. Each week, our hosts do a deep dive into one episode of Welcome to Night Vale, starting with the very first episode from 2012. Episodes feature interviews with the cast and creators, revealing origin stories, behind-the-scenes trivia, and more never-before-heard information. Listeners are invited to share their thoughts, comments, and questions via ...
 
Discover a wondrously surreal world of magic, music, and mystery. This immersive, cinematic audio spectacle follows the adventures of a lonely, stage-struck janitor who is drawn into the larger-than-life universe of the Orbiting Human Circus, a fantastical, wildly popular radio show broadcast from the top of the Eiffel Tower. WNYC Studios presents a special director’s cut of this joyous, moving break from reality. Starring John Cameron Mitchell, Julian Koster, Tim Robbins, Drew Callander, Su ...
 
Stories told through found audio from an alternate universe. Season four, "The Cradle" is a story about a mother and daughter as they attempt to lead a family-centric commune surviving on the fringes of society. Narrated by Mona Grenne. Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Original music by Mary Epworth.
 
Welcome to Night Vale creator Joseph Fink and the Mountain Goats singer/songwriter John Darnielle discuss what it means to be an artist, a fan, and, as many people are, both at once. Season Two explores the process of writing, recording, and releasing the Mountain Goats’ latest album, In League With Dragons, giving you an unprecedented look at the creative process as it is happening.
 
Someone is changing all the streetlights in Pepper Heights, Cleveland. The color of nighttime is shifting. Everyone thinks they know what happened at the Pepper Heights Zoo… But do they, really? Dane, a spun-out musician spending the winter in Cleveland, Ohio, has two main goals: keeping his job at the Pepper Heights Zoo and trying not to waste all his time on Grindr. What he doesn’t expect is to get swept into a story about dreams, about forevers, about flickering lights, about unexplained ...
 
Adventures in New America is the first sci-fi, political satire, Afrofuturistic buddy comedy, serialized for New Americans in a new and desperate time. Set a few years in the future, Adventures in New America follows the escapades of two mismatched African-New-American best friends — fat, lonely, curmudgeon IA and lesbian sneak-thief Simon Carr — who take on a series of increasingly wild heists to get quick cash to pay for IA’s medical treatment while attempting to survive the wilds of New N ...
 
A collaboration between world famous author Chuck Tingle and Night Vale Presents, Pounded In The Butt By My Own Podcast features celebrity guests performing Chuck’s erotic short stories (known as “tinglers”) that prove love is real. Whether you’re new to the Tingleverse or have lived there for years, this is the podcast about love that you never knew you needed.
 
In an internet era characterized by comment section wars, devastating clapbacks, and anonymous vitriol, Dylan Marron explores what happens when online feuders step out from behind the keyboard and get to know the human on the other side of the screen. Join Dylan as he connects people who have clashed online – from old friends to complete strangers — to explore why we believe what we believe, how we relate to each other on the internet, and just what a phone call can accomplish. Don’t be fool ...
 
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It’s the first Vacation Edition of Binary System in over two years! Recording from the same time zone in the same place, this week we planned on a quick recap of the latest episode of Night Vale (the Sherif’s Secret Police is never going to get this Frank Chen thing right, mostly because he dead)... The post Binary System Podcast #283: WTNV #194 – …
 
Symphony, Hal and Special Guest Host, Kate Jones discuss episode 94 of Welcome to Night Vale: All Right. They chat about this epic immersive theater episode. Highlights include handkerchiefs vs. tissues, being a dog dad, and emoji usage. In the FanZone Calzone™ they hear from a fan about what this episode means to them which, unfortunately, leads t…
 
Introducing a new fiction podcast from members of the team behind The Orbiting Human Circus: Join siblings Lydia and Elijah on a fantastical, surreal journey through a mysterious dreamworld as they search for their missing father. A unique audio adventure about the difficulties and the joys of growing up and becoming yourself, fit for the whole fam…
 
With all of the amazing content that we need to get caught up on, it’s no surprise to anybody that we’re taking the time to watch TV and movies that we’ve already seen. Multiple times. But, you know, pandemic, serotonin, comfort watching. So Elizabeth’s rewatching Peaky Blinders and Kathryn rewatched Sunshine, but we did at... The post Binary Syste…
 
Author and poet Sarah Griffin joins us to talk about how the awareness of an audience affects our writing. Guest: Sarah Maria Griffin, https://twitter.com/griffski CONSUME: “AACK Cast!” a podcast about the comic strip Cathy by Jamie Loftus CREATE: Write a 200-400 word monologue for a live audience. Interact with your audience in some way. Help spre…
 
It’s a pretty quick recap of Welcome to Night Vale This Week (TL:DR Consultants are annoying even in Night Vale, and Elizabeth can do a very passable imitation of the “You’ve got a message” sound effect on Slack). And that’s good, because we needed to devote a lot of time to a very in-depth discussion... The post Binary System Podcast #281: WTNV #1…
 
Symphony, Hal and Special Guest Host, Kate Jones discuss episode 93 of Welcome to Night Vale: Big Sister. They chat about the challenges of being asked to do the many Hiram voices, extended stay hotels, and Swiss candy/ Halloween culture. In the FanZone Calzone™ they hear from fans about Old Woman Josie, the color of the universe and the tyranny of…
 
If you know us you know that we’re always interested in the newest movies and TV shows that have hit the nerd world! We just wait six months or more to watch them. Which is why Elizabeth only just now got around to watching the first episode of Lovecraft Country, and instead of watching current... The post Binary System Podcast #280: board games, L…
 
Symphony, Hal and Special Guest Host, Cecil Baldwin discuss episode 92 of Welcome to Night Vale: If He Lived. They chat about alternate histories, the racial implications of time travel and The Mummy. In the FanZone Calzone™ they answer questions about performing Night Vale monologues, talk about Cecil’s internship and review some Matrix inspired m…
 
You know those dreams, the ones where you’re watching a movie you really really love, except your favorite character is played by a different actor, and the plot has changed, and the soundtrack sounds like owls hissing and there’s a strange figure glaring at you in the background of every single shot? Cecil experiences something... The post Binary …
 
Burnout is real and it comes around on the regular. Guest: Janina Matthewson, https://twitter.com/j9andif CONSUME: Keep Your Hands off Eizouken! (anime series) CREATE: Think of a story or project you’ve let sit idle. Write a letter from the point of view of someone who has just bought, or commissioned, or earned the distribution rights for this wor…
 
After the weekly SitRep (vaccination numbers, fish tanks, and mask peer pressure) we jump right into the second season of Beastars. Macho lions and meat-eating deer? A wolf in drag? The hallucination with the moth?? We’re very confused, but we do know the homoerotic subtext is text and goes to a really dark place. After... The post Binary System Po…
 
Symphony, Hal and Special Guest Host, Cecil Baldwin discuss episode 91of Welcome to Night Vale: The 12:37. They chat about city vermin, Huntokar, and all of the things the Cecil character has been though the years including run on sentences. In the FanZone Calzone™ we hear from fans about deadlines, trains and bolognese. Leave us a voicemail at 929…
 
We may have mentioned this before, but the Binary System Podcast team loves a good time-travel story. We especially enjoy it when the writers use the side-effects of time travel to really mess with longtime fans who know that none of what’s happening is normal. (Sheriff Pamela Winchel? Michelle Nguyen is marrying Sara Sultan, the... The post Binary…
 
We’ve already talked enough about Loki this month so we don’t need to talk about the season finale AHAHAHAHAHA, kidding, of course we do. After a quick SitRep where we talk about our trip to visit family (yay!), the rising COVID numbers (boo!) and the second season of Love Death + Robots (..meh?) we fangirl... The post Binary System Podcast #276: B…
 
Meg, Hal and Symphony discuss the 2015 Live Show The Investigators and Interview Mark Gagliardi who plays John Peters you know The Farmer! Leave us a voicemail at 929-277-2050 or e-mail us at info@goodmorningnightvale.com. Find out more about satan on our Patreon. www.patreon.com/goodmorningnightvale Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Good Morning …
 
From New York Times bestselling author Joseph Fink (and creator of Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead) comes a wickedly fun middle grade novel about a Halloween-obsessed girl named Esther Gold, who goes out trick-or-treating for one last year, only to find her town under the thrall of a mysterious presence. BOOK LAUNCH: July 27 @ 8pm ET wit…
 
So of course we’re going to be talking about Lore Olympus and the latest episode of Loki (not the final episode that just aired yesterday, the one before that.) But we also just watched the third installment of Don Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow series, “The Absent Destinations of David Prime” and we have opinions. Spoilers... The post Binary Syste…
 
Meg, Symphony and Hal discuss episode 90 of Welcome to Night Vale: Who's a Good Boy? Part 2 ! We talk about french fries and potatoes for a long time and the culmination of this seasons story line with the whole town pitching in! We also interview this episodes weather and friend of the pod Erin Mckeown about name mispronunciations, the song, her p…
 
Writing more with less. Guest: Brie Williams, https://twitter.com/briezillionaire CONSUME: Getting on with James Urbaniak (podcast), specifically episode 22 “Status” CREATE: Write a 200-400 word short story, It can be a monologue. Or it can be a dialogue. But every sentence must be short. Make them 6 words or fewer. Join the SWT Membership communit…
 
Okay let’s just admit it; until the Loki series finishes up on the 14th, this is probably going to be the All Loki All The Time podcast. And we’re never not going to talk about the latest Lore Olympus episode, with all the lovely art and compelling story and darn it when is Hades going... The post Binary System Podcast #274: Loki and Lore Olympus (…
 
We’re only talking about two things this week, and that’s Loki and Lore Olympus! And the weekly SitRep. Okay three things. Loki, Lore Olympus, the weekly SitRep, and Mr. Robot. Four things. Maybe five? Oh nevermind. Play the Podcast Below | Download the MP3 | Subscribe via Apple Podcasts | RSS Feed Ack! We forgot... The post Binary System Podcast #…
 
Leave us a voicemail at 929-277-2050 or e-mail us at info@goodmorningnightvale.com. Find out more about satan on our Patreon. www.patreon.com/goodmorningnightvale Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Good Morning Night Vale is a production of Night Vale Presents Hosted by Symphony Sanders, Hal Lublin, and Meg Bashwiner Produced by Meg Bashwiner Edite…
 
This week we’re recapping Welcome to Night Vale’s 9th Anniversary episode (NINE YEARS holy Glow Cloud where does the time go) which ended up being a celebration not just of Night Vale but of podcasts in general, as over a dozen shows contributed to the Night Vale universe. But first up we’ve got the weekly... The post Binary System Podcast #272: We…
 
We haven’t had a chance to discuss Lore Olympus for a while, so this week we’re devoting the entire episode to a recap of episodes 159-161 and oh who are we kidding LET’S TALK ABOUT LOKI. In all seriousness, we do get around to a spoilerrific discussion of some really fantastic episodes of Lore Olympus... The post Binary System Podcast #271: Lore O…
 
Meg, Symphony and Hal discuss episode 88 of Welcome to Night Vale: Things Fall Apart Leave us a voicemail at 929-277-2050 or e-mail us at info@goodmorningnightvale.com. Find out more about satan on our Patreon. www.patreon.com/goodmorningnightvale Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Good Morning Night Vale is a production of Night Vale Presents Host…
 
How do you land the ending? CONSUME: Three options: 1)The last three pages of Inherent Vice, starting where the character gets on the freeway. 2) The last four minutes of Six Feet Under. Easily found on youtube by searching “Six Feet Under ending”. 3) Pick one of your favorite ending. Could be a podcast, movie, tv show, book, whatever. Reexamine it…
 
I'll see you out there. Meg and I co-wrote a memoir about our relationship called The First Ten Year: Two Sides of the Same Love Story. More info here. If you found this show useful, and would like to throw some money you can afford to send our way, the donation link is here. Produced by Joseph Fink The songs "This Too Shall Pass" and "Company of F…
 
This week we recap a Night Vale episode that’s all about a severed, sentient human hand, and it’s not even a little creepy, it’s actually very sweet. Later on in the episode we recap a movie about several kids chatting together on social media, and it’s not even a little sweet, it’s actually very creepy.... The post Binary System Podcast #270: Welc…
 
Seriously you guys we’re not kidding this time, ALL THE SPOILER WARNINGS this episode because we’re breaking down the final season of Bojack Horseman and we’re going to spoil everything. (…yes okay the final episode dropped a year and a half ago but it’s entirely possible there’s people out there who are even worse at... The post Binary System Podc…
 
Meg, Symphony and Hal discuss episode 87 of Welcome to Night Vale: The Trial of Hiram McDaniels. They dive into the issues of an AI Jury, the history of jokes, and the depressing end of the “Trial of the Century.” Leave us a voicemail at 929-277-2050 or e-mail us at info@goodmorningnightvale.com. Find out more about satan on our Patreon. www.patreo…
 
Sure, the final episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier dropped a solid month ago and we’re only halfway through the season, but that’s better than waiting a solid year like we usually do, right? Progress! After the weekly SitRep (vaccine cards, hockey games, and stupid injuries) we go nuts about the fourth episode... The post Binary System Po…
 
“Why are you pretending you wrote this?” Not gonna lie, the Night Vale folks had us going for a bit when they said they had to change plans for the episode at the last minute and just answer some fan-submitted questions. Being Night Vale, things get a lot more complicated, very fast. This one’s up... The post Binary System Podcast #267: WTNV #188 “…
 
Meg, Symphony and Hal discuss episode 86 of Welcome to Night Vale: Standing and Breathing. They discuss pudding, passwords and Pennington. Leave us a voicemail at 929-277-2050 or e-mail us at info@goodmorningnightvale.com. Find out more about satan on our Patreon. www.patreon.com/goodmorningnightvale Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Good Morning …
 
This week we’re just drooling about all the things we want to do once we’re fully vaccinated (haircuts and craft stores, we know how to party) and then we jump into a spoileriffic recap of Bojack Horseman season 5, complete with our favorite stunt casting! The Bojack Horseman bit ended up going on a little... The post Binary System Podcast #266: Bo…
 
The Night Vale recap is very quick this week, partly because it’s a very cerebral episode about life and identity and carving forgotten languages into insanely tall monoliths, but mostly because Elizabeth finally watched all of 2017’s Twin Peaks: the Return AND HAS SOME QUESTIONS. SPOILERS AHOY. Listen in as we go over our favorite... The post Bina…
 
Meg, Symphony and Hal discuss episode 85 of Welcome to Night Vale: The April Monologues. They chat about the Maureen/Michelle love story, how Steve Carlsberg gets by, and a mind cannon about a Faceless Old Woman/Little Mermaid crossover. In the FanZone Calzone™, they hear from a fan about a mind opening moment, storytelling from multiple perspectiv…
 
If you’re looking for a detailed breakdown of this year’s Oscar ceremony and all the winning films…this is not the podcast for that. Because we barely saw any of the nominees and we certainly didn’t watch the ceremony. Not that it stops us from having opinions! So after what we laughingly call a recap, we... The post Binary System Podcast #264: The…
 
Big news in Night Vale this week! The Secret Police were given one year to provide the life of Frank Chen back to his family, an impossible task that they somehow managed to accomplish way before the deadline! Yes indeed, Frank Chen, good as new, exactly as he was before, no need to look too... The post Binary System Podcast #263: WTNV #186 “The Ma…
 
Meg, Symphony and Hal discuss episode 84 of Welcome to Night Vale: Past Time. They chat about baseball, baseball foods, Steve and Janice’s heartwarming relationship, the sadness of Violet Head and the foreboding warning regarding the Strangers. In the FanZone Calzone™ we hear from fans about Gen Z’ers and skating rinks, cicadas as a snack and a the…
 
After this week’s SitRep on the vaccine situation (Mom, Dad, and Nathan are 2 for 2, Kathryn and Hannah are 1 for 2, and Elizabeth’s 0 for 2.) (Hurry up Elizabeth! – Kathryn) (I’M WORKING ON IT. – Elizabeth) we jump right into Lore Olympus because holy hell did you see what happened to Minthe??... The post Binary System Podcast #262: Lore Olympus, …
 
Jeffrey and Janina have written you a book. Yes you! YOU FEEL IT JUST BELOW THE RIBS: a novel, by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson Coming November 16 Pre-order here: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/you-feel-it-just-below-the-ribs-jeffrey-cranorjanina-matthewson?variant=33105381490722 And check out the cover art & get all the latest news …
 
It’s a beautiful day in Night Vale, and it’s time once again to run around in circles and PANIC because the Librarians have escaped their cages. Fortunately, heroic teen militia leader Tamika Flynn is here to save the day by…helping the Librarians get their paperwork sent in so they can form a union. And she... The post Binary System Podcast #261: …
 
Meg, Symphony and Hal discuss episode 83 of Welcome to Night Vale: One Normal Town. They chat about refugees, hoagies, what items they would bid on at the grocery store and finding cultural common ground with Desert Bluffs. In the FanZone Calzone™ we hear from fans about empathy for the citizens of Desert Bluffs, A City Council/Angel possible love …
 
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