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The Welcome to Night Vale podcast has been leaping up all over my f-list in the past few weeks, and I thought I'd just add my voice to the cries of "Listen to this! Listen to this now!"

Short version: it's a podcast that purports to be a newscast from the fictional desert town of Night Vale, where the weird and uncanny exist side-by-side with the residents. It's horror-like, but not especially scary. As someone else said, give it a few episodes: if I'd just listened to the first, I'd have been thrown off by the narrator's voice as I felt--at first--that it would have worked better with a more news-reporter sound instead of the Storytelling Voice that he employs, but within a few episodes they develop the character of the narrator, so he becomes Cecil, the news reporter at the community radio station, and I forgive him the voice because it's a community radio station and not, say, NPR. :D

[personal profile] kate_nepveu has a good, nonspoilery intro to the show.

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