Welcome to Night Vale is my new favorite thing. It’s nicely weird. It’s a fictional podcast that takes the form of a community radio announcer, Cecil, broadcasting information to the local community of Night Vale. Information includes the arrival of some scientists who have come to investigate the town. One of the scientists is Carlos, who has perfect hair, and teeth like military tombstones. Other characters include ‘the faceless lady who secretly lives in your house,’ a five headed dragon who is running for mayor, a cat who hovers in a fixed position four feet above the floor in the men’s bathroom. And so on. Despite the weirdness, there is enough continuity to make you wonder what is going to happen next. Little bit horror, little bit SF thriller, bit comedic, and very clever.

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