When it comes to weird fiction and/or the mundane supernatural (especially in the form of podcasts), thereâs nothing which beats Welcome to Night Vale. An absolute classic that everyone should listen to.
I started listening to this not long ago, and all I can say is that I love this podcast. Itâs so calm, but so interesting and weird that itâs entertaining. I would love to listen to this podcast over and over if I could.
It's really fun to listen to and always is fun to look forward to new episodes that will come out!
Absolutely beautifully done, and strange enough to captivate people for days and days. Night Vale feels so personal, and gives this surreal tingling feeling towards the real world once you emerge from the sweet embrace of an episode. Cecil Baldwin does his character justice, and was almost certainly born for such a role. Iâm surprised with how little media this phenomenal podcast gets. Also, I love that Cecil has a husband, but that that isnât at all strange or uncommon in this universe, and that they just normalize it so well. As someone in the LGBT+ community, itâs nice to see things like this, as theyâre so rare. Keep up the amazing work!
this is such a good podcast!!! i love listening to it while studying or writing. itâs so fun to listen to and get to know the characters through only audio!! great quality and really super interesting. ps cecilos forever ;))
Everyday news and events in Night Vale have a wonderful home with a great host on this pod.
Bad acting and dry monotonous voices. Itâs a dude reading the news about the town. The news and stories are clever, however this show is complete garbage and I am shocked by how many people like it. - Douglas Matthison
I fell in love with this odd show a few weeks ago, I'm so disappointed I never checked it out before! It is perfect.
This podcast is really funny and awesome! My only thought is that I personally am not a fan of the weather. But thatâs my only complaint I really like this show! Please keep making more! Also my favorite episode of all time is Street cleaning day!
Love love love, it's like someone made an alternate universe of the lake woebegone from prairie home companion that I grew up listening to!
I love this show! It's funny and creepy with some really good ideas and some really heartwarming moments. All in all a really amazing show.
ALL HAIL THE GLOW CLOUD
Iâve only heard about 40 episodes so far, but I must say that this podcast is wonderful. Many thanks to Peyton who first recommended it to me.
This is the first podcast that I ever listened to! I started listening back in the old days when I was still in High School and there were only 5 episodes out in the world. This is a real testament to how fantastic this podcast is: I still enjoy every episode as much as I have the one before. Welcome to Night Vale has given me happiness in my darkest times, and I can only hope that this review reaches another sad, hopeless person and convinces them to begin listening to the story of the incredible goings on of this scientifically interesting desert town.
One of the most interesting podcasts, and forms of media in general. A rivoting story.
Sort of a mash-up between Twin Peaks and WKRP in Cincinnati. Creepy and silly and, at times, hauntingly beautiful.
Welcome to Night Vale is a creepy and unique show featuring characters you love and those you love to hate. Cecil's dulcet tones make my work days bright. Nothing beats a weather report like the one you hear on Night Vale's community radio.
Wow this is horrible!!
Night Vale is an excellent intro to fiction podcasts, but is not even close to the best fiction podcast out there. A lot of people really love this podcast but honestly, there are better podcasts on its own network. Alice Isn't Dead, Orbiting Human Circus, Within the Wires, and It Makes a Sound are all better, deeper, and weirder than Night Vale. Other podcasts worth checking out are The Thrilling Adventure Hour (which is finished) and The Magnus Archives. Other fiction podcasts deserve some of the attention this one is getting. So definitely listen to this one, but do not stop with this one.
I was a bit hesitant to get into this podcast, to be honest. Sometimes, creepy things can leave me unsettled & end up giving me a sense of being ill at ease for hours after I watch or listen to them. However, I took a chance, and man am I glad I did. I found a podcast thatâs the right combination of comedy and creepy, and with a cast that portrays roles with such depth that Iâve found myself crying over Carlos and Cecil (BIG props for having a gay couple, tbh. I canât tell you what that means to me as a queer person!). This is, by far, the best podcast Iâve ever listened to, and I love everything about it!
it is the winter. you are always sad in the winter-your therapist says itâs because your family is so distant, but you donât trust her-but this year itâs different. you long for something, anything to get you through the next few months. you walk to get a coffee. a man approaches you and gives you an envelope full of mantises. arranged in order, they spell N I G H T V A L E. you run a google search and find a town in the desert-hot sun, beautiful moon, mysterious lights, sleepless citizens. you travel there during the winter when you are sad, and when you are there in the winter you are not sad anymore.
If conformity bores you, Night Vale is a great place to run away to. A friendly, desert community where every conspiracy theory is true and every traffic report is hauntingly beautiful. The writers and the cast are absolutely wonderful, the diversity is a refreshing change of pace from the norm of white-washed, patriarchal heteronormitivity, and the weather has introduced me to some great musical artists who I never would have found otherwise.
A captivating world with a lovable radio host. Often sarcastic and witty it always leaves me wanting more.
Even though Welcome to Night Vale has been running for five and a half years (I personally have been listening for about 3.5 years), it still has the ability to catch me off guard with how funny, creative, and occasionally heartwarming it can be. I'm always impressed with how, despite how long the show's been running, the major conflicts of each season are completely different and always lead the show in new and interesting directions. There's a reason Welcome to Night Vale is wildly successful; the excellent writing and acting always has me coming back for more.
Finely told me to speak to your manager
I like this a lot, but sometimes it feels like the same thing sometimes. funny, but I guess I wanted a little more out of it at times
Favorite podcast for just chilling out
I love this series! The comedy is spot on, the prose is entertainingly creepy, and honestly I fangirl every time Cecil swoons over Carlos. 5 stars!
Now I subscribe to like 50. Look at what you did.
Man, the 1 star reviews are filled with people who are.. bitter? Salty? Angry that they don't like this podcast and that others do?Anyways, long over due review and rating here, cause podcasts live and die on that stuff. Very strange, too strange at times, but a fun listen over the years. They have a style that probably wouldn't work elsewhere or with a different case behind it.Stay strange Night Vale!
Night Vale has enjoyed a lot of popularity lately, but it still brings it every episode. You can tell the creators care about their weird little town and its inhabitants. I no longer feel like an interloper! Thanks for the hours of enjoyable content!
If you like entertaining and orginal storytelling, I cannot recommend this more highly.
this is my all-time favorite podcast. incredibly surrealistic and endlessly creative; I forget everything around me when I listen, and thatâs a good thing! I havenât heard a single boring WTNV episode and Iâm obsessed with the humor :)
my boyfriend Carlos~
Really, you should get this podcast.
itâs really great i love it a lot and i love the gay in it ;3
If you like creepy humorous storytelling this podcast is up your alley. Highly recommended for those with a sick sense of humor.
Did you know that salesman live inside deer? Well don't go looking in the dog park. If you love the weird the strange the creepy and the unusual then you will love the little town of Nightvale and it's radio stations broadcasts. Still my first and favorite.
There is simply no better podcast out there! I like to imagine Iâm a citizen of Night Vale (Nightvalian?)and Iâm listening to the local radio station. If you like laughing out loud, and shivers down your spine, Night Vale is right for you!
Really fun podcast, it really creates a universe with so much detail, at first it seems very random but it all ties in when you least expect it!!!
I love how it can be creepy at times and then fun at times too. I love how this podcast takes you back in history before tv where big and back to the radio show on the radio station feel!
I have just caught up with the latest episode and I couldnât be happier! I donât regret a second of the hours and hours I have spent listening to this amazing story and I canât wait for the next episode :)
From the first episode I was hooked.
Amazing podcast wow good content almost as good as Carlos haha rEfErEnCeS
Bizarre, funny, and moving. I binge listened to five years worth of episodes in only four weeks, it was completely worth it. It had been on a list of podcasts recommended to me, but other things got in the way. I wish I had started before.
Delightfully odd and weird. Incredibly entertaining. Give it three episodes and you will be hooked by Cecilâs dulcet baritone and increasingly bizarre goings on.
When it is funny it is really funny. It gets a little long at times. But overall it is okay.
I'm a little behind and I just listened to episode 109 The Story of Huntokar. I loved it. It was such a great idea to have Nightvale explained like that. Also I wanted to say this is my favorite podcast and thanks so much for creating it. ð
This podcast was one that got me into podcasts and now that I love podcast I have to thank welcome to nightmare for that its also so creative and is just move it
After 2100 miles in 4 days, with an 11 and 7 year old in the backseat, you have 2 new raving fans of the next generation!!