“If it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck…you should not be so quick to jump to conclusions.
Welcome to Night Vale.” — ep. 58 | Monolith
Welcome to Night Vale is pretty well-known these days, but in case you’ve been living in The Forbidden Dog Park and have no idea what I’m talking about, let me fill you in. Welcome to Night Vale is a bi-weekly podcast delivered via fictitious radio host Cecil Baldwin. One part Orwellian and one part Lovecraftian, the town is never without a dull event for Cecil to report, the likes of which include mission updates from 13-year old resistance leader and destroyer of librarians, Tamika Flynn, to the musical Weather.
Why the obsession with Night Vale lately? Other than the fact that it’s delightfully weird and amazing, the Night Vale live show is coming to Pittsburgh this week, and I have every intention of going. Intention meaning that I bought my ticket and am eagerly awaiting the day. (Also, I’m eagerly awaiting being able to add another mug to my Morally Ambiguous Corporation mug collection.)
If you’ve never listened to Night Vale before, or find that you’ve put it aside, maybe this will be the motivation you need to dust it off of your metaphorical podcast shelf and give it a listen. Who knows, today just might be the day you need that List…