Welcome to Night Vale
Written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin. Music by Disparition
As I stated last week we have never review a podcast before on the site, but this is an unusual podcast. Welcome to Night Vale is based in a the small desert town called Night Vile, the entire podcast is a cross between Local NPR and Lovecraft. The events in each episode can sometimes be broken up as “more information becomes available”. I started with the first episode/podcast but after listening to the first 8 episodes think you can pick it up where ever want. There is no real story that flows from one episode to episode. It more like building up lore about the town, such as the Secret Police, The Dog Park that no must enter or know about with the hooded figures, and who/whatever is owns the radio station that never comes out of its office.
One of the nicer things about this podcast is the local weather. They never give a weather report it they just play random song. This is never noticed ( or at least where I am in the podcasts) by the radio hoist.
This podcast is hosted/ narrated by Cecil Baldwinand and various in length from 20 to 30 mins. Cecil Baldwinand does a great job of sounding like a small town radio host that is vaguely creeped out by what he in seeing in his town but trying desperately to hide that fact from his listeners and whatever management is.
Over all this is a great podcast especially if you dont have time for a full book, IE quick trip to the store. Or if you’re listening with stitcher you can just go ahead and put it on and it will play episode after episode.
Overall 8.5 out of 10
Story 9 out of 10
Narration 8 out of 10