Welcome to Night Vale

Welcome to Night Vale

Night Vale Presents

Fiction>Science Fiction

248 episodes

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.


  • 26 JUL 2021
    Excerpt - The Halloween Moon by Joseph Fink
    36m 51s

    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...

  • 15 JUL 2021
    105 - What Happened at the Smithwick House (R)
    25m 13s

    Here's what happened at the Smithwick house. Weather: "You Cannot" by Erin McKeown erinmckeown.com 2022 US TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED! March 27 - June 24, we’ll be all over America with “The Haunting of Night Vale” Tickets on sale now! http://w...

  • 01 JUL 2021
    101 - Guidelines for Disposal (R)
    24m 46s

    Mandatory Annual Spring Cleaning Day is coming. Here are the guidelines for the new municipal landfill facility. (This episode originally posted Feb 1, 2017) This episode was co-written with Brie Williams. Weather: "Letters" by Lera Lynn....

  • 15 JUN 2021
    190 - Listeners
    27m 0s

    They know. They all know. Featured podcasts in order of appearance: Criminal / The Sporkful / You Must Remember This / Oh No Ross & Carrie / TED Radio Hour / Comedy Bang! Bang! / My Brother, My Brother and Me / The Worst Idea of All Ti...

  • 01 JUN 2021
    189 - Megan Wallaby Is Missing
    23m 44s

    Megan Wallaby is missing. Weather: “Asenweg 16“ by Laura Theis, https://badasssnowwhite.bandcamp.com/ The voice of Michelle Nguyen is Kate Jones. The voice of Tamika Flynn is Symphony Sanders. The voice of Megan Wallaby is Janet Varney....

  • 15 MAY 2021
    188 - Listener Questions
    24m 38s

    Let’s go behind the scenes and answer some questions from listeners. Weather: “Hey“ by Standpoint feat. Lady Daisy River, https://soundcloud.com/standpoint-1 The voice of Lucy in Claremont was Julia Morizawa. Transcript available at http...

  • 04 MAY 2021
    The First Ten Years, Year 5: 2014
    38m 51s

    A sometimes hilarious, occasionally heartbreaking, and always entertaining joint memoir by Joseph Fink, cocreator of Welcome to Night Vale, and his wife, writer and performer Meg Bashwiner, chronicling the first ten years of their relations...

  • 01 MAY 2021
    187 - Citizen Spotlight: The Spire
    25m 22s

    Between meters 183 and 207 of the Brown Stone Spire, artist Saad Ibrahim chisels ancient verses in long-forgotten alphabets. Weather: “Eurydice“ by HEATHERS, https://heathers-mtl.bandcamp.com/ Transcript available at http://welcometonight...

  • 20 APR 2021
    The First Ten Years, Year 1: 2009
    37m 21s

    A sometimes hilarious, occasionally heartbreaking, and always entertaining joint memoir by Joseph Fink, cocreator of Welcome to Night Vale, and his wife, writer and performer Meg Bashwiner, chronicling the first ten years of their relations...

  • 15 APR 2021
    186 - The Many Lives of Frank Chen
    24m 26s

    Frank Chen is back. Good as new! The voice of Melony is Molly Quinn Weather: “Movie Night“ by Jonah Myers, https://jonahmyers.bandcamp.com/ Transcript available at http://welcometonightvale.com/transcripts Pre-order YOU FEEL IT JUST BEL...

  • 01 APR 2021
    185 - Fair
    24m 58s

    The librarians have escaped during the first annual Book Fair. Weather: “I Will” by Emischramm https://emischramm.bandcamp.com/ The voice of Tamika Flynn is Symphony Sanders. Transcript available at http://welcometonightvale.com/transcri...

  • 15 MAR 2021
    184 - The Fog
    25m 24s

    A dense fog seeps through town. Weather: “Hall of Fame” by Mission from Dog http://missionfromdog.com/ The voice of Deb is Meg Bashwiner. Transcript available at http://welcometonightvale.com/transcripts Pre-order The First Ten Years: T...

  • 01 MAR 2021
    183 - The Nephilim
    22m 47s

    Hurrah, hurrah, the Nephilim approach. Weather: “Witchcraft” by Graveyard Club http://graveyardclub.com Transcript available at http://welcometonightvale.com/transcripts Pre-order personalized, signed copies of The First Ten Years: Two S...

  • 15 FAB 2021
    182 - It Sticks With You
    22m 50s

    A memorable trip into the woods Weather: “We Perform a Service Here” by Joseph Fink, https://josephfink.bandcamp.com/ Transcript available at http://welcometonightvale.com/transcripts Patreon is how we exist in this plague year! If you c...

  • 01 FAB 2021
    181 - C****s
    25m 33s

    Legalize c****s! Weather: “Whatever Happened to Jim Crow“ by Black Guy Fawkes https://blackguyfawkesmusic.bandcamp.com/ Transcript available at http://welcometonightvale.com/transcripts LiveStream Feb 11: The Investigators Tickets: http:...

  • 28 JAN 2021
    The First Ten Years: Two Sides of the Same Love Story
    4m 22s

    Joseph and Meg are here to tell you about their new memoir that they co-wrote called The First Ten Years: Two Sides of the Same Love Story. It’s a memoir about being two kids in love, and then suddenly having a touring live show based on a...

  • 15 DEC 2020
    180 - U-View
    25m 40s

    The Mahalla Family would like their VHS copy of Heat back. Weather: “Prodigal“ by David Wirsig https://davidwirsig.bandcamp.com/ Transcript available at http://welcometonightvale.com/transcripts LiveStream Double Feature on Dec 17: All S...

  • 01 DEC 2020
    179 - First Snow
    21m 57s

    The first snow (ever) is falling in Night Vale. Weather: “Modern Fear“ by Marble Season https://marbleseason.bandcamp.com/ Transcript available at http://welcometonightvale.com/transcripts LiveStream Double Feature on Dec 17: All Smiles’...

  • 15 NOV 2020
    178 - Rattlesnake Rest
    23m 32s

    Rattlesnake Rest cemetery is full, and you know what that means. This episode was co-written with Brie Williams. Weather: “Hands Like Helios“ by Crystal Eyes http://crystalofficial.com/ Transcript available at http://welcometonightvale.c...

  • 01 NOV 2020
    177 - Bloody Laws, Bloody Claws: The Murder of Frank Chen
    20m 10s

    The final episode of the true crime podcast “Bloody Laws, Bloody Claws: The Murder of Frank Chen” The voice of The Faceless Old Woman is Mara Wilson. The voice of Carlos is Dylan Marron. Weather: “The Ghost Who Wasn’t There“ by A Sunday...

  • 15 OCT 2020
    176 - The Autumn Specter
    25m 10s

    It's the perfect time of year for getting candy, telling spooky stories, and fearing a soul-reaping, malevolent spirit. Weather: “Welterweight” by Nels Andrews. https://nelsandrews.bandcamp.com/ Livestream of GHOST STORIES on October 29:...

  • 01 OCT 2020
    175 - The October Monologues
    20m 34s

    It is October, and, once again, something is different. The voice of The Faceless Old Woman is Mara Wilson. The voice of Michelle Nguyen is Kate Jones. The voice of Steve Carlsberg is Hal Lublin. Weather: It varies, depending on where y...

  • 15 SEP 2020
    174 - Radio Jupiter
    22m 28s

    There appears to be some interference in our transmission. Please standby. Weather: “The Faded Red and Blue” by David Berkeley http://davidberkeley.com/ Livestream of THE SANDSTORM on September 24: https://noonchorus.com/welcome-to-night-...

  • 01 SEP 2020
    173 - The Hundred Year Play
    22m 6s

    After a century of continuous performance, the Hundred Year Play is nearing its final scene. Weather: “Shallow Eyes” by Brad Bensko https://www.bradbenskomusic.com/ Livestream of THE SANDSTORM on September 24: https://noonchorus.com/welco...

  • 15 AUG 2020
    172 - Return of the Obelisk
    22m 49s

    The obelisk is back, and it will answer one question, and one question only. Weather: “Pros and Cons” by Sugar & the Mint https://www.sugarandthemint.com/ Livestream of THE LIBRARIAN on Aug 20: https://noonchorus.com/welcome-to-night-...

  • 01 AUG 2020
    171 - Go to the Mirror?
    24m 48s

    Have you ever looked at yourself? Truly looked at yourself? Weather: “Flower Lane” by Funbearable https://funbearable.bandcamp.com/ Livestream of THE LIBRARIAN on Aug 20: https://noonchorus.com/welcome-to-night-vale/ Black Lives Matter....

  • 02 JUL 2020
    Announcement: CONDOS Livestream on July 9
    2m 25s

    A Welcome to Night Vale live performance of our 2013 hit show CONDOS… Thursday July 9 at 8pm ET Tickets are pay-what-you-can starting at $5. https://noonchorus.com/welcome-to-night-vale/ The show features: Cecil Baldwin, Dylan Marron, Meg...

  • 15 JUN 2020
    170 - To the Family and Friends
    21m 7s

    To the family and friends of Intern Victor, we extend our condolences Weather: “A List for Spring” by Joseph Fink https://josephfink.bandcamp.com/ Black Lives Matter. Donate where you can to support social justice initiatives: https://www...

  • 01 JUN 2020
    169 - The Whittler
    26m 8s

    An old man sits on the steps of the old General Store whistling a lonesome tune. Weather: “Embroidery Stars” by Carrie Elkin http://carrieelkin.com/ Black Lives Matter. Donate where you can to support social justice initiatives: https://w...

  • 15 MAY 2020
    168 - Secret Blotter
    24m 27s

    For the first time ever, the Sheriff's Secret Police has made their blotter public. Guest writer: Brie Williams Weather: “Best Friends” by Curtains: https://curtains.bandcamp.com/ If you can, please support our Patreon: http://patreon.c...

  • 01 MAY 2020
    167 - Echo
    26m 37s

    The pilot has arrived, and so have his passengers. (Part 5 of 5) Weather: “The Stolen Century” by Ellen Beizer: http://ellenclairebeizer.com/ If you can, please support our Patreon: http://patreon.com/welcometonightvale/ Rescheduled tou...

  • 15 APR 2020
    166 - Delta
    22m 53s

    The passengers have been found, or rather, they have found us. (Part 4 of 5) Weather: “A Prayer for the Sane” by Danny Schmidt http://dannyschmidt.com Rescheduled tour dates for 2020: http://www.welcometonightvale.com/live/ Our third nov...

  • 01 APR 2020
    165 - Charlie
    22m 37s

    Nothing about Charles Rainier's average New England upbringing indicated he would one day be standing in the middle of a desert searching for fugitives from his own Asylum. (Part 3 of 5) Weather: “Breathe” by Tanja Daub http://tanjadaub.ba...

  • 24 MAR 2020
    Bonus: Excerpt 2 from "The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home"
    12m 26s

    An excerpt (read by Mara Wilson) of Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor's new novel The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home. Out today… wherever you get books, or order from some fantastic independent book stores: http://welco...

  • 17 MAR 2020
    News about books and tours, and "Our Plague Year"
    22m 19s

    Joseph has a few things to chat about with you, and then we present the first episode of our new show, Our Plague Year. Introducing a new kind of current events podcast. An island in a storm of bad headlines. An experiment in public anxiet...

  • 15 MAR 2020
    164 - The Faceless Old Woman (Live)
    23m 34s

    A brief intermission of our 5-part series about the missing flight, we bring you a brand new story from The Faceless Old Woman. Live in LA at Largo. Our third novel, The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home, comes out on Marc...

  • 01 MAR 2020
    163 - Bravo
    25m 12s

    A new play premieres at the Night Vale Asylum. (Part 2 of 5) Weather: “One One Thousand” by Raina Rose rainarose.com Our 2020 World Tour kicks off in just a few days! Join us across North America this spring for Cecil Baldwin’s last live...

  • 15 FAB 2020
    162 - Alpha
    26m 4s

    Amelia Anna Alfaro was always the best at everything. (Part 1 of 5) Weather: “Skinchanger” by Skeptic skepticdeath.bandcamp.com Just announced: our 13-city book tour for The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home! Come see Josep...

  • 10 FAB 2020
    Bonus: Excerpt from "The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home"
    14m 50s

    An excerpt (read by Mara Wilson) of Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor's new novel The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home. Coming March 24. Pre-order now at http://welcometonightvale.com/books.

  • 03 FAB 2020
    A Spy in the Desert, Excerpt 2
    6m 50s

    A second excerpt from A Spy in the Desert, now available on Bandcamp and iTunes! For the very first time, you can hear Cecil Palmer’s secret! This monologue was only performed to one person at every show, but now, you can hear it for yourse...

  • 01 FAB 2020
    161 - The Space Race
    25m 29s

    It's the annual Children's Fun Fact Science Presentation. Everything in this episode is true and educational. Weather: “Have a Smoke” by Head Portals https://headportals.bandcamp.com/ We just announced the Weather acts for 2020 World tour!...

  • 31 JAN 2020
    A Spy in the Desert – Out today!
    6m 49s

    A Spy in the Desert is now available on Bandcamp and iTunes! This release includes over an hour of brand new material which has never been heard on the podcast. Even if you saw A Spy in the Desert live on tour, this release has something sp...

  • 01 JAN 2020
    A Big Special New Year's Day Announcement
    2m 36s

    A big announcement about our 2020 World Tour from Cecil Baldwin! Get your tickets today: http://welcometonightvale.com/live/

  • 15 DEC 2019
    160 - The Weather
    23m 44s

    And now... the weather. Sports: “Suspension of Disbelief” by Victory Soul Orchestra https://victorysoulorchestra.com It’s not too late to get holiday gifts from our store, but soon it will be. Grab a holiday sweater, tarot deck, ornaments...

  • 01 DEC 2019
    159 - Cat Show
    26m 48s

    It’s time for the annual Cat Show. Weather: “Fuzzy Disco” by Talkie https://talkie.bandcamp.com Mara Wilson is reprising her role as the Faceless Old Woman for the audiobook version of our upcoming novel, The Faceless Old Woman Who Secret...

  • 15 NOV 2019
    158 - The Battle for Time
    25m 41s

    There may have been a few consequences from our attempt to live forever. Oops. The voice of Casper Rhodes is Rob Neill. Weather: “Sugar Neighbors” by Dane Terry https://www.thedaneterry.com Just announced: our 2020 World Tour! Our brand new...

  • 01 NOV 2019
    157 - The Promise of Time
    23m 24s

    We're all going to live forever and there are no downsides or hidden consequences. The voice of Kasper Rhodes is Rob Neill. Weather: “Good Intentions, Bad Advice” by Nicky Flowers https://nickyflowers.bandcamp.com New for the holidays –...

  • 15 OCT 2019
    156 - The Trouble with Time
    20m 31s

    Everyone in town is scared of aging now that time works normally. But one newcomer claims to have the answer. Weather: “Revolution Lover” by Left At London http://leftatlondon.com Become a Night Vale Scout today to help us keep making thi...

  • 01 OCT 2019
    155 - The Heist, Part 3
    21m 42s

    More arrests are made in the bank robbery investigation. The voice of Carlos is Dylan Marron. The voice of Steve Carlsberg is Hal Lublin. Weather: “Good Luck with That” by Fathom All the Animals https://fathomalltheanimals.com New in the st...

  • 15 SEP 2019
    154 - The Heist, Part 2
    22m 26s

    A new twist in the bank robbery case. Weather: “Only One Star” by Ann https://soundcloud.com/carlitta-ann The voice of Steve Carlsberg is Hal Lublin. The latest Night Vale novel, The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home is...

  • 01 SEP 2019
    153 - The Heist, Part 1
    23m 22s

    There's a bank robbery at the Last Bank of Night Vale. Weather: “My Friend” by Dominique Chantel Worthing with Barrett Ward https://soundcloud.com/dominique-worthing Our fall tour of A SPY IN THE DESERT starts on September 6th! Check out...