Aggregated reviews for Welcome to Night Vale

Twice-monthly community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, where every conspiracy theory is true. Turn on your radio and hide. Never listened before? It's an ongoing radio show. Start with the current episode, and you'll catch on in no time. Or, go right to Episode 1 if you wanna binge-listen.

I only wish I’d listened earlier! (5/5)

This is so much fun! I love the characters and the general mix of whimsy and paranoia.

A podcast as black and cold as your heart (5/5)

This podcast offers a place for listeners to visit in their mind. There is so much creativity, and I love to incorporate some of the ideas into my own life when things feel mundane. Traffic jam? It must be caused by the dragon family making their way to a beachside vacation. This is great to listen to in preparation for Halloween!

Good but... (4/5)

I dislike the new theme

I love the alternative universe that is strangely familiar (5/5)

Can you please actually publish the Nightvale version of late 1960’s and early 1970’s Playboy where it was actually about good articles with interesting creative people and women were actually featured as being empowered and accomplished instead of sex objects sorted by hair and skin color?

Amazing! (5/5)

Loved the show! Listened to it at least 9 times!

Darkly hilarious (5/5)

Welcome to Night Vale is hilarious... in a dark way. The weather is kind of annoying, and occasionally some dumb things happen that feel like forced humor, but for the most part, it’s just good mostly-clean fun. Of course, none of it is real, and it is deeply important that you acknowledge it as such since you really don’t need to be re-educated by the city council about what is real, right?

Cool and all, but anti gun. (1/5)

I recommend the writer educated himself about guns, he seems to not know the first thing. I’m sure it won’t stop me from enjoying the podcast, the anti second amendment stuff is actually kinda funny 🤗 if only because of how dumb it is.

Wish I could give 5 stars!! (3/5)

I love this podcast SO MUCH, except for one thing...the weather. The songs are absolutely terrible 99% of the time, and most do not fit with the theme of the show. Wish there was a version without the weather.

Love you Cecil! (5/5)

I've been a fan for years now! My new fave tarot deck is WTNV lol Cecil has an amaxing voice and presence. You really feel like you are sitting there, listening to your favorite radio host.. biting your nails in fear, laughing out loud, worrying over favorite characters... I have even shed a couple of tears for one in particular. A must listen for any HP Lovecraft fan or anyone who dreams of a "different reality"....

Weird and Funny (5/5)

Welcome to Nightvale is a very H.P. Lovecraft-esque comedy podcast. Rich environment and characters and strange events we do not acknowledge or speak of. The only problem is the episodes play backwards on apple podcast so you have to go to the WTNV page and scroll down to the bottom of available episodes every time.

Best storytelling ever (5/5)

If you like your small towns to be creepy, you characters to be hilarious and your conspiracy theories to be true, this is the podcast for you!

Review (5/5)

Other reviewers have said much about this podcast. It has made me appreciate the quality of the actual writers’ writing. Also, bloodstones and human sacrifices and teeth and stuff.


This is truly a funny and strange Town.Also make sure you feed your kids orange slices when they play and make sure to avoid the helicopters with strange birds of prey on them and immediately head back inside until you receive a secret hidden way of telling you the danger has passed.

Best podcast I’ve ever listened to (5/5)


like home, only weirder (5/5)

Is it possible to be homesick for a place that you’ve never lived? That never existed? I’ve fallen in love with this town and its citizens.


Old theme song is better. Shouldn’t have changed it in my outspoken and nonexistent opinion.

Love it! (5/5)

It took me many years to actually begin listening to this. I remember when it first got popular and I kept seeing "Waiting for the bus in the rain" memes on Tumblr XDDD This show deserves all my love and yours. It's creepy, it's cookie, and the books and liveshows are just as wonderful.

Mother Says: __________ (5/5)

Mother always said, “if you don’t have something nice to say, leave a five star review and smile softly as the red and emerald star-gathering vans make their way back up the road.” She also said if I should ever see one of these vehicles on the side of the road with a flat tire, it is my duty—even at risk of limb—to aid a red and emerald van. Star reviews are very important. They must get where they are going. They must get there without delay. I hope it is somewhere nice. Somewhere with something to say.

Quality Educational Programing (5/5)

The best and most wholesome educational podcast on the net.

Awesome (5/5)

This podcast is so much fun

Catastrophic Transition Error (5/5)

Apples capabilities do not have enough power to decode this message please refresh this app or delete the app entirely. Alternatively you can ask your dust clone if they have any idea how to fix this catastrophic error. If the clone mentions a scientist named Carlos make sure to call into the Welcome to Nightvale show and tell the host Cecil all about what your dust clone said.

ᴅɪ ᴍᴏʟᴛᴏ (5/5)

ᴛʜɪs ᴘᴏᴅᴄᴀsᴛ ɪs ᴛʜᴇ ᴘᴇʀғᴇᴄᴛ ᴍɪx ᴏғ ᴄʀʏᴘᴛɪᴄ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ғᴇᴇʟɪɴɢ ᴏғ ᴡʜᴇɴ ɢʀᴀɴᴅᴍᴀs ᴄᴏᴏᴋɪᴇs ᴀʀᴇ ᴀᴄᴛᴜᴀʟʟʏ ᴍᴀᴅᴇ ғʀᴏᴍ ʟɪᴠᴇ ғʟᴇsʜ. ᴋᴇᴇᴘ ᴜᴘ ᴛʜᴇ ɢᴏᴏᴅ ᴡᴏʀᴋ, ɴɪɢʜᴛ ᴠᴀʟᴇ, ɪ ɢʀᴇᴀᴛʟʏ ᴇɴᴊᴏʏ ᴛʜɪs ᴘᴏᴅᴄᴀsᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀʟʟ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏᴢᴢᴇʀᴇʟʟᴀ ᴛᴏᴘᴘᴇᴅ ғɪxɪɴs. I ʀᴇᴀʟʟʏ ᴇɴᴊᴏʏ ʀᴇᴘʟᴀʏɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇᴘɪsᴏᴅᴇs ᴏᴠᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴏᴠᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴏᴠᴇʀ ᴀɢᴀɪɴ ᴜɴᴛɪʟ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴜsᴄʟᴇs ɪɴ ᴍʏ ᴇʏᴇs ɴᴏ ʟᴏɴɢᴇʀ ᴛᴀsᴛᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴏʀᴅs. Mʏ ʟᴏᴠᴇ ғᴏʀ ᴛʜɪs sᴛᴏʀʏ ɪs ʙᴇʏᴏɴᴅ ᴡᴏʀᴅs, ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴀᴛ's ᴡʜʏ ɪ ᴡʀᴏᴛᴇ ᴀ ᴘᴏᴇᴍ, ᴇɴᴊᴏʏ. Rᴏsᴇs ᴀʀᴇ ʀᴏsʏ Vɪᴏʟᴇᴛs ᴀʀᴇ ᴠɪᴏʟᴇᴛ I ʟᴏᴠᴇ ᴛʜɪs ᴘᴏᴅᴄᴀsᴛ sᴏ ᴍᴜᴄʜ ᴅᴏɴ'ᴛ sᴛᴏᴘ ᴍᴀᴋɪɴɢ ɪᴛ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜsᴇ ᴀʟʟ ʏ'ᴀʟʟ ᴅᴏᴡɴ ᴀᴛ Nɪɢʜᴛ Vᴀʟᴇ Pʀᴇsᴇɴᴛs ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴍᴀᴅᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴇsᴛ ᴘᴏᴅᴄᴀsᴛ ᴍʏ ᴇʏᴇs ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴛᴀsᴛᴇᴅ ɪ ᴍᴇᴀɴ, sᴇʀɪᴏᴜsʟʏ, ᴡᴛɴᴠ ɪs ᴏɴᴇ ᴏғ ғᴇᴡ ʜᴏʙʙɪᴇs ɪ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜɪs ɪs ʟᴇɢᴇɴᴅᴀʀʏ. Aɴʏᴡᴀʏs, Oɴᴇ sᴛᴀʀ ɹɐʇs ǝuo 𓁹 𓁹 Sɪɢɴɪɴɢ ᴏғғ ɟɟo ƃuᴉuƃᴉs Hᴀᴠᴇ ᴀ ɢᴏᴏᴅ ᴏɴᴇ ǝuo pooƃ ɐ ǝʌɐɥ

Ahhhh (5/5)

It’s amazing. I love it. I cannot explain how good it is. So just. Listen to it. it is AMAZING! Goodnight Nightvale. Goodnight.


AWESOME, just the best podcast I’ve ever listened to. I love listening to Cecil and Carlos’ interactions. SO GOOD.

A Good Podcast that Has Gone on for Too Long (4/5)

There is just something aout Welcome to Night Vale that makes me always want to come back to it. Im not sure what. It just has this unique feel with its surealism, its love of long philosphical speaches, and its dark humor. Night Vale tells a unique story about a town out in the middle of the dessert where every conspiracy and weird thing is true, through the towns comunity radio show. The citizens of the town are interesting and likeble and the world itself is unique and its filled with instantly quotable moments. But I am going to say now that the farther you listen into it the farther down in quality it goes. It never gets bad but it does get more and more focussed on greater stories. Sometimes they are great and lead to some of the podcasts strongest moments a lot some dont. And recently the podcast seemed to get more unfocussed with its reliance on three parters that feel more like a waste of time than a fun way to tell grander stories. But recently the podcast has gone up a bit in quality but still no where neer it's peek. It has the feel of a story that has been going on for too long. But that happens in almost any long running show and Night Vale is no different. If you are new to fiction podcasts this isn't a bad first podcast to get into the genre. This podcast did that for me quite well through its radio format which makes visualizing the world much easier. But it is not the best that podcast fiction has to offer and thats fine its still a fun time and worth giving a try.

Great at first, but going down (3/5)

I’ve loved this podcast for a long time. I’ve loved it for years! I have a good deal of merch, too. However, I’ve felt the quality of the podcast diminishing over time. Maybe the writers are getting bored with it but there doesn’t seem to be as much effort put in with either the writing or voice acting. This is still a good podcast, but it used to be great. If you’re new, start from the beginning.

HAIL (5/5)


All Hail The Glow Cloud, All Hail! (5/5)

Flip your expectations upside down and sideways and get ready to just have a good listen to a great podcast. After all, mountains are not real and no dogs are allowed in the Dog Park.

Welcome to night vale (1/5)

Would be a lot better if it was only welcome to nightvale. I get there are more podcast the producers output and they advertise within their episodes of welcome to nightvale but I really don’t want to hear their other podcast when listening to the welcome to nightvale podcast.

Love it! Lol at every episode (5/5)

If u r just starting to listin, start from episode one. If u don’t, it will seem batcrap insane. I love all the gay characters. Really like Carlos. Sounds sexy.

Didn’t think I was this weird yet here I am (5/5)

Well if heard of it before but finally started listening annnnnd here I am already ordering merch

A surprising support through difficulty (5/5)

It helps me bear the unbearable. A truly great support for me in my struggles to re-bear all of the once bear filled places of the world.

😍😍😍😍 (5/5)

Love this show! It’s a great mix of horror, comedy, and story. The only downside is Cecil being gay with Carlos.

No idea (4/5)

This podcast hurts my brain but fascinates me at the same time.

Representation (5/5)

Night Vale is the queerest queer town. I wish I could move there, but i'm stuck in Mitch-iggan!

👁‍🗨 (5/5)

🔜🌚👽☁️🖤🔚 “death is only the end if you think the story is about you.” -WTNV™️

🔆🔆🔆🔆🔆 (5/5)

All the best parts and none of the worst parts of Lemony Snicket, with a touch of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. If you’re confused about the title of this review, I wanted to do a five stars thing, but I couldn’t find the star emoji, so I made do with a nontraditional star.

I can now understand the trees (5/5)

They seek vengeance

So funny I spit out my coffee (5/5)

So weird but so deep. Beloved by me and my preteen daughter alike. Thank you! Mom in Seattle, WA

Love it! (5/5)

This podcast takes me to a quaint little town where nothing ever happens except every thing

Wonderful (5/5)

I listen to it every night to fall asleep and I love it. I have listened to each episode at least twice. :P

lol (5/5)

this is wack yo i just jumped in and it's making complete sence yet none at the same time loving it tho update: it's creeping me out y does it have to be san diego toyota dealer like i may or may not live there 😳...

If I could only take one Podcast to a Desert Isle... (5/5)

Welcome to Night Vale is at the Top of my All Time FAVE Podcasts! Thankfully I have at least 50 more episodes to catch up. A couple of nights a week at bedtime, I plug in my Airpods to find out the latest happenings in Night Vale. This newscast is way better than mine on channel 10. I am not fond of the Weather but that’s generally when I fall asleep. The Secret Police probably know but it’s a chance I’m willing to take. If you like dry dry (did I mention DRY?) HUMOUR, you will love this Podcast.

New to listening to podcasts! (5/5)

I just recently started really listening to podcasts! I'm in love with this show after a friend reccomended it to me. I also love Nobody Asked and HellMart podcasts. Fiction for the win!

Loving it (5/5)

Hardcore fan of early night vale, and thoroughly enjoying the newer stuff too. The latest episode (151, regarding young mr crayton) felt very personal even though I only somewhat related to it. It’s some legitimately good storytelling.

Annoying (1/5)

Deeply negative in a way where the narrator uses satire to everything and is unable to talk real about anything. Pho intelligent.

So beautiful and relaxing (5/5)

I’ve been listening to Nightvale for almost a year now and it continues to be one of my favorite podcasts. It’s had its ups and downs in the over 100 episodes I’ve listen to but in general it remains absolutely amazing. It’s so relaxing and wonderfully diverse.

The creepiest/best part of my day (5/5)

10/10! I can’t get enough Nightvale! It’s the perfect amount of eerie and silly, and it can leave you with goosebumps! This show is so unique! I listen daily! Love it love it love it!

This podcast is stupid (1/5)

Imagine the unpopular kids in high school that sat together and played D&D and talked bad about the popular kids while secretly wanting to be popular. They thought they were "edgy" and "too sophisticated". Now give them a podcast.

Blah...boring! (1/5)

I just can’t. I feel dumber just for listening to this drivel. So much of my time that I cannot get back. Ugh! My recommendation is a big NOPE!

I miss the older episodes (4/5)

I love this podcast, and I do enjoy listening to it. It’s interesting, funny, and delightfully weird. However, l miss the old format of episodes. The newcast feel of the podcast was one of the elements that I liked about the show, and now with the more ethereal episodes, I feel like the show has lost something. I hope little weird episodic Night Vale News storied will come back soon.

ALL HAIL (5/5)

This is a story about you. You are now reading this review, wondering whether to listen to this podcast. You absolutely should! This order comes directly from the City Council! So, you know, better to obey and live your life while you enjoy this absolutely amazing podcast than to be removed by the Sheriffs Secret Police than to be moved to the mines for re education. Have fun, and remember, ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY GLOW CLOUD.

In Response to Lee Marvin in Episode 146 (5/5)

I've been a long time listener of Night Vale for years, but recently I've been busy and got a few episodes behind. But just today I listened to episode 146, and it is one of the best episodes I've heard from Night Vale in a while. Very well done, my favorites are these dialogue episodes. What an inspiration, keep creating!

Amazing podcast! (5/5)

Highly recommend if you are a fan of dark humor and engaging stories

Pure joy (5/5)

This podcast brings to life the fantastically beautiful weirdness of Lovecraft and his legacy in the most incredibly perfect way. Thank you Joseph and Jeffrey this is one of the good ones.


I only started it last night and I already love it!!!

Welcome to nightvale is great! (5/5)

Welcome to nightvale is great! I honestly have never heard a better podcast but i don't really listen to much but anyways i really reccomended welcome to nightvale its really good

Creepy yet comforting (5/5)

Night Vale has provided emotionally provoking stories for years. It’s worth listening to every episode. You will laugh. You will cry. You will worship the Smiling God.


This is totally weird and wonderful. Carlos will always have perfect hair. Everything is sponsored by Kellogg’s but remember wheat and wheat by products are VERY dangerous. Stay away from the dog park but if you don’t say hi to the ericas for me. I need to stop though it’s a great show and it’s weird and it’s funny all read in the calm soothing voice of Cecil Baldwin.

Flipping Awesome (5/5)

I was in the car and being bored when I turned on night vale. Best decision I ever made

Unable to Describe (5/5)

This show is so weird (in a good way) and hard to is fiction but still the message is applicable to real life situations. The delivery is intoxicating and has an odd humor to it. I quickly found myself binging this series.

Awsome (5/5)

My brother first introduced me to it and since I have watched every episode multiple times

Woke fiction for the super woke (2/5)

Fart cloud

Great! (5/5)

Absolutely holds the potential for greatness. All greatness. Nothing but it. You cannot stop it. Great. Great power, great fear, great, great trembling fear. Good to listen in free time. I know I’ve put my subscription to good use!

today's sponsor (5/5)

are you listening to the nightvale radio station? should you be listening to it? why would you? is it entrancing? unadvised. what are you doing? why are you reading this? is it out of boredom? out of temptation? unadvised. where are you? is there anyone in there with you? are you sure? there's no one just out of reach, out of memory? unadvised. jokes and references aside, i love the podcast, and you should too.

Writers playing it too safe as of late (3/5)

I totally understand how shows evolove over time, and while I do greatly enjoy the relationship of Cecil and his husband, the show is starting to run stale. They've started explaining too much, removing the mystery around the town. They've stopped taking bold risks in both their horror and their weird fiction... I mean yes, the Blood Space war was a cool background thing, but I don't think they have ever gotten back to the level of drama that existed within the Strex Corp arc, and the "What's going to happen...?" of the Dog Park arc. I haven't listened to their latest live shows, but I kow the writers have been working on other podcasts. Maybe it's time for them to get some fresh blood on their writing staff to help bolster this podcast back to where it deserves to be. I'm still a huge fan of the show, my critisisms are out of love and hoping the creators will move back to why this show was so massively popular a few years ago.

Lovely (5/5)

It’s a weird podcast for weird people. Enough said.

Aaaaaaa (5/5)

Perfect. Nothing more to say.

Best thing since soft meat crowns. (5/5)

I have no idea how to describe this but I started this on spring break 2018 and binged it since. It took me 4 months to catch up! Though it’s probably the funniest thing ever, I kind of- really freaking do- wish I could live there. And I ship Michelle and Maurine. And Cecil and Carlos 😁. I definitely wish you binge this podcast like I did! Ttyn- talk to you never-. - edit from June 2019- Listened to the first episode for the nth time and fell right back in love. From Me

😐 (3/5)

I love the show but the 5 min of announcements at the beginning is annoying. The “Weather” is also really annoying when you are trying to get into the narrative. Finally could you stop releasing episodes of other shows, if I want to listen to other shows I would listen to other shows. My opinion is shared by many so could you please listen to us?

Impactful and Well Written (5/5)

Discovered this podcast this year. It is wonderful! Exciting and filled with existential dread. Such a lovable and diverse cast of characters. Cecil is Jewish and queer (like me!) and means the world to me as a character. This show is both creepy and heartwarming and I love it so much

Night vale was the first podcast I ever listened to (5/5)

Years ago when night vale first started, it was the first podcast I’d ever listened to and the only one for the longest time. I fell off with listening to podcasts but came back and now have a full library of podcasts I rotate through. I have to thank Night vale for that. Every episode of this series is a treat and I’m grateful every day that I decided to check it out. Also now enjoying good morning night vale and other night vale presents podcasts! It’s been so cool watching you guys grow into what you are now. Keep up the great work!

Fantastic (5/5)

I have been listening to Night Vale for the last three years. The inclusive, amazing, mortifying story that is portrayed has been a blessing to me. I love the lot....lot 37

Perfect hair (5/5)

I love this podcast so much! Everything is so great! In the beginning I was weirded out by the weather but now I love the weather so much! This was the podcast that got me into podcasts! All the characters are really interesting and Carlos is perfect.

Good overall (4/5)

Don’t post something just to post something. Some quality control would be nice.

There are almost no words (5/5)

Mostly because words are simply a construct of our limited human consciousness, but anyway this podcast is amazing!!! I stumbled across the twitter then looked it up and was more then pleasantly surprised with what I’ve been listening to over the course of these last couple months.

The gift that keeps giving (5/5)

I listen to this show on and off and usually stockpile a critical mass of episodes and listen to them all at once. Listening back through shows how intricacies of the show. Yes it has its bad episodes and boring arcs, but overall it’s always good quality. Glad to be a fan for years.

Love your podcast (5/5)

I love your podcast it is my favorite podcast in the universe Welcome to night vale is great

This is good (5/5)

This is good

Offsetting in just the right way (5/5)

It’s like The Twilight Zone where the host is unknowingly trapped within an endless episode.

Phenomenal (5/5)

Not only is it inclusive in gender and sexuality, it also has an insanely diverse cast! Just found out that Cecil is Jewish (like me) and screed a little. Also there’s a literal five headed dragon. I cannot begin to express the lov- ALL HAIL THE GLOW CLOUD. ALL HAIL.

Thunderously Amazing ! (5/5)

I’ve had the absolute pleasure of listening to this for about a year so far and I still have so much excitement for when the next episode is released. Though there are less than 200 episodes, it is a bit hard to start from the beginning and catch up to recent episodes. Luckily some to most episodes don’t really ask that you need to know things from previous episodes. You can almost start anywhere. Meanwhile I will always try to listen to all 150+ episodes and recommend it to so many. Keep up the work!

Cool (5/5)

Very cool

Rad 👌🏼 (5/5)

My ex introduced me to this and that’s probably the only thing I got outta that relationship

Ever so witty (5/5)

I am a latecomer to this one but am in deep now. I originally got it for my 11 year old and then started myself. It’s got some adult themes and some occasional words I hope not to hear her say but it is a great show and we love it. ALL HAIL THE GLOWCLOUD!

So fantastic! (5/5)

I’m so grateful for Joseph and Jeffrey and Cecil and everyone involved in making this glorious podcast. The storyline is wonderfully strange, the voice actors are perfect, and the characters are diverse and original and I love every single one of them. Much love for this podcast!!

COOL! (5/5)

thise helppes meh slep

Hilariously Imaginative (5/5)


Absolutely incredible (5/5)

I just started this podcast after years of my friends begging me to listen to it and I have to admit I’m extremely impressed. It is well written, soothing, fun and interesting. I promise you that you will not get bored once while listening to this podcast. I love the humor mixed with suspenseful undertones. Overall and really well done and unique podcast!!

Thank you! (5/5)

I have been looking for this podcast for so long! Thank you so much, I am enjoying every moment!

:) (5/5)

Spooky but not too scary. I used to listen to this podcast my freshman year of college when I was homesick and it made me feel like everything was alright

Really Fun and Interesting (4/5)

Welcome to Night Vale is a fun and interesting podcast to listen to when you are bored or just are curious about the show

The Light-Hearted Touch is Everything (5/5)

I originally found recordings on Youtube and then had to come hunt the podcast down on iTunes so I could catch every episode. I haven't listened to everything yet (there are so many episodes!) but I'm working my way through and loving it. The scripted fictional podcast space has a ton of supernatural/sci-fi stories, and what makes Night Vale unique is the tongue-in-cheek, matter-of-fact storytelling that makes it fun and funny. You really can jump in at any point, but if you listen to a bunch of consecutive episodes you start to pick up threads that run through the series.

All hail the Glowcloud (5/5)


Totally not addictive /s (5/5)

I discovered this podcast in the summer of 2018 and binged it until I got caught up. I’m so invested in this story, like no other. Cecil + Carlos, if they aren’t together, then love doesn’t exist 😭 I am emotionally attached to every character in this podcast and if you listen, you will be too!

Hit or Miss (4/5)

Amazingly well-written show. I’ve been a fan since the beginning, but as with anything that runs for over 140 episodes, many episodes and story arcs are hit or miss. There are dozens of amazing episodes, dozens of good episodes, a lot of okay episodes, and a few that just weren’t to my liking.

Amazing music choice (5/5)

The weather reports have been absolutely boppin’ lately!

Still Excellent (5/5)

I’ve been listening for years, and am just now getting around to writing a review. But the show is still as excellent as when I first got hooked on Night Vale! Fantastic writing, acting, and production quality. Big ups to Jeffery and Joseph for keeping it weird.

Used to be better (3/5)

The first 40-50 episodes were very engaging, funny, and creepy. Since then, it’s been getting stale for me.

Love (5/5)

Great podcast! I’ve also seen a live show at NJPAC, great performance! I really appreciate the art & creativity that’s presented.A must listen podcast and must see live show!

Not addictive (5/5)

Do not listen to this podcast, it is not additive in any way and will most certainly not make you question your existence and every decision you have made in your life up to this point. If you even exist.

Goodnight nightvale (5/5)

I do not comprehend the yellow helicopters could someone please ask them to stop stealing my kids? Also I will be voting for the faceless old woman, regardless of the fact that my vote does not count

Eyedea (5/5)

Cryptic, creepy, amazing.

😵 (5/5)

😁🤭😵...🥺😭😭😭 But but a scientist is suppose to always be fine...

Best podcast I’ve ever listened to 🌚🌚🌚 (5/5)

I love the theme music but it’s also so creepy I just can’t stop listening to it

This podcast holds a special place in my heart. (5/5)

WTNV was my first podcast and my first audiodrama. I still remember listening to it for the first time in my kitchen at night with the windows open in summer. There's no way to describe the love you wind up feeling for this impossible town and it's beautiful citizens.

Night Vale is a cool place (5/5)

I love listening to this show. I’ll save up a few episodes and listen back to back. Good public radio style creepy town and I like the music between the show because it sounds just like a college radio would. Also, I like a lot of those songs.

The best (4/5)

Welcome to night vale is pretty good, a really entertaining podcast for anyone who has taste. Plus, all hail the glow cloud, all hail.

Głøw čłøüd (5/5)

Pestilence. Sores. All Hail the gl ow clo u d

Thank you Night Vale (5/5)

The weather is the best, along with the plot. This podcast continues to impress. The books are cool too.

All hail the Glow Cloud. (5/5)

That is all.

Great concept (4/5)

Super creative, but the delivery drags a little. At least as far as the first season goes. Best if listened to on 1.5 speed.

Fun show (4/5)

The worst thing about the whole production is the weather segment.

I hate how cecil says barista (5/5)

This is 100% my favorite podcast. I started listening to it when I was 13 (18 now) and it helped me accept that I’m gay. I started feeling comfortable with my sexuality, and honestly? Night Vale’s acceptance of Cecil (and a LOT of other citizens) made me start accepting myself. I have Night Vale to thank for my girlfriend, haha. Thanks for the confidence you guys gave me. However, I hate how Cecil says barista. So much. I need him to say it bah-ree-stah or I will cry. Please, good sir, BAH-REE-STAH. I love you and everything you do and who you are as a person, but god. God. It’s not bewrista. Please. Anyways, 5 stars. TL;DR I’m super gay thanks to NV and I want to die every time Cecil says barista.

🐛 (5/5)

listening to this podcast is anything but a boondoggle. in all honesty, I wish I could drink orange milk and tell dirty jokes about the moon, or maybe even walk by the dog park in fear that hooded figures will abduct me. or going to arby’s and seeing a mighty glow cloud hovering above. sadly, that is not our reality, but nightvale. a delicious podcast about the weird phenomena that happens in nightvale. and now, the weather.


This sometimes deep, always exciting Podcast is truly one of a kind and always something I look forward to listening to. It’s perfect for before bed, during morning commutes, and everything in between.

Perfect (5/5)

I honestly think that’s all I need to say

Great for writers and creatives (5/5)

Love this podcast! My sister and I listen to it all of the time. It really helps me write too.

cecil??? (5/5)

why does cecil know about fanfiction.

Blackout 🖤 (5/5)

I love Blackout! Very cool Podcast 😈❤️


THUS PODCAST IS FIRE!! Now I personally don’t listen to podcasts but welcome to Night Vale is one that I really love it gave me goosebumps some times and I would stay awake fantasizing what it would be like to live in Night Vale! If you haven’t listened to this...I don’t know what your doing! listen to this right now!!🔥💯👌

Words (5/5)

I’m speechless. As if some weird energy is keeping me from speaking. I’m sure it has nothing to do with the radio towers giving a signal so powerful, but silent noise that keeps my voice from traveling to this review. Hmmm....I’m going to build on this. Thanks for the inspiration and great stories guys!!!

All Over The Place Yet One Story (5/5)

This podcast really gets my creativity going. At first it seems like nonsense, but then you slowly realize all the events are connected, and it comes together into a full story. I cannot tell you how many times I laughed aloud listening to something in this podcast, but whenever my friends asked me to explain it, I never could without going into a full recount of this podcast without making me sound insane. Nightvale is a strange place and I love listening to the bizarre news so much more exciting and less depressing then news in our reality.

👁👁👁👀👁👁 (5/5)


A friendly desert community (5/5)

Welcome To Night Vale is honestly one of the best pieces of media I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying in my lifetime. It has a way of transporting you to this place outside the realms of possibility, and even further - making you feel like you belong there. It’s a friendly desert community, and if it encapsulates you the way it did me, then it’s a town that calls to you like a home. With an every expanding world, and an amazing growing cast of characters Welcome to Night Vale is the fiction podcast you’ve been looking for. A melting pot of representation that allows your imagination to ride shotgun.

I love night vale (5/5)

Here’s some character reviews The Apache Tracker 8/10 Dana 10/10 Hooded Figures 9/10 Steve Karlsburge 10/10 Cecil 10/10

Started Strong, Gone on Too Long (2/5)

I really like Welcome to Night Vale when it started. I even went to live shows and bought their merchandise. At this point it feels like it’s dragging on and I’m no longer into it.

Do not ask (5/5)

A great podcast if you enjoy being followed by hooded figures, living with heavenly beings, and hearing your own story live over the radio as you are pursued by a man that is not tall and a man that is not short. Cecil is wonderful.

Great (5/5)

I love this podcast because it is so dark and quirky and mysterious. I like to fall asleep to it. I also enjoy that you can watch episodes in any order that you want. There really is nothing else like it.

👌👌👌 (5/5)

I have listened to this podcast for years and it never fails to make my better.

Welcome to the review (5/5)

I’m honestly mad at myself that it took so long for me to write a review when I’ve been listening (and loving) since the start! Keep it up, and stay weird!

Somthing you can never forget (5/5)

Back when the show began, it became a comfort for jr high me and continued into high school. Conveniently enough, my senior quote was a quote from this show because as weird as this show gets, it’s amazingly weird and i recommend it to all who are looking for podcasts. Just two important rules to remember, don’t enter the dog park and Angels are kinda real.

Neat! (5/5)

I adore this podcast, and the world it inhabits.


I would give this infinite stars if I could. No matter who you are or what you like, you must listen to this podcast. Right now. Hey!!! Why are you still reading my review? GO LISTEN

Honestly what a show (5/5)



This podcast blends conspiracy theories with horror and humor perfectly. I love that it is LGBTQ+ and it’s normal to have the pronouns they them and be gay or lesbian🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 and i cannot put this podcast down. no, really. my phone has stuck to my hand and... i can feel this podcasts thoughts! it says that Koshekkh and his kittens want to visit you! awww!!! REMEMBER: ALL HAIL THE GLOW CLOUD

👍 (5/5)

This is the best thing on existence.


Yo! This is the BEST podcast I’ve ever heard! It’s creepy, funny, and LGBTQ-friendly. I love it and I’ve gotten over fears with this! I also love the theme songs and the weather. It’s also really easy to listen to because each episode is a separate story, but they make a connected story. Not much else to say except that pain is just pain entering the body. Bye!

well this is annoying (4/5)

I love Night Vale but the episodes play backwards

Love this so much. (5/5)

I’m actually terrified of Kevin. Before I heard the blood.

👌🔪🌻🔭👉😎😤👏 (5/5)

In the beginning I was being forced into this podcast by some mysterious creature named Erica. Well, Erica was mysterious at the time. Now I know that Erica was one of the many other Erica-named angels. Anyways, I was reluctant at first, but once the power of the almighty glow cloALL HAILud reached me, I understood. Without the help of Cecil Palmer’s relaxing voice, I would have gone into the dog park. I would have never known my double would come. There were so many things I didn’t know then that I know now. I thank Erica, the glow clALL HAILoud, and Cecil. What year is it?

A wholesome town full of cosmic horror (5/5)

I have to admit, I'm shamefully late in getting into WTNV. I think it was just the sheer number of episodes that I found daunting. My fears were completely unfounded. Even though there are some storylines that weave through the episodes, it's ok to skip around here and there. Also, as someone who has two weird fluffy roommates that poop in boxes, I love Khoshekh, the radio station cat that hovers four feet above the floor in the men's bathroom. And kind of spoiler alert, I almost jumped out of my chair in glee at the line "He is holding a cat" in the Renovations episode. Anyway, in these trying times, it's nice to have a bit of escapism, especially of the wholesome, heartwarming variety. There are so many good tidbits in the proverbs and many of the things Cecil says in his soothing, mellifluous voice.

This is great (5/5)

Gives me shivers. An awesome podcast that must be listened to at night.

I owe so much to this amazing podcast! (5/5)

This is the podcast that introduced me to the podcasting world and changed my life for the better. I discovered it in a rather dark, rough time in my life and it seriously made everything so much better. From here, I discovered so many other absolutely amazing podcasts, and now I'm planning out my own! This is seriously one of the best out there and I hope it has many, MANY years to come!


Welcome to Nightvale! Where lights above our heads is normal and the sky is a floating piece of wood above our heads, and the secret police are mind-scanning the entire town for those vile miscreants who keep dreaming of horses! I didn’t know if I would like it at first, (my sister got me into it), but when I heard about the ALMIGHTY GLOW CLOUD raining down dead animals on the oblivious town, and about the nice fella know as Hiram McDaniels the 5-headed Dragon who goes by the name of Frank Chen (insurance salesman!) I was hooked, and you will be too! This podcast is fun and creepy and absolutely worth taking the time to listen to!

The usual (5/5)

Please listen

Irritating (1/5)

Annoying and repetitive

xxx (5/5)

Clouds are fluffy

My favorite podcast by far (5/5)

Nightvale got me into my newish podcast obsession. I’ve been listening since the beginning, followed the subplot and even read the books. Let’s just say I’m a die hard Nightvale fan. I’ve recommended it to all my friends, and after listening to the first episode they always give me all look like “why do you listen to this?”. I do because i love it and it reflects every day life. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart. It is highly political and dark. The world of nightvale grows as you listen, so give it a chance.

This Podcast Changed My Life (5/5)

I’ll never look at the dog park the same way again... or at all, for that matter.

A Matter Of Taste (5/5)

If you like weird and vaguely ominous storytelling along the lines of HP Lovecraft, an occasional dash of humor, wildly varied indie music, and a heaping cup of LGBT+ representation, this is the podcast for you. If you don’t like that sort of thing, you’re not going to like this podcast. It’s as simple as that. Luckily for the lovely folks at WTNV, it seems like the majority (including myself) are into that.

Fantastic (5/5)

What I’ve been looking for and, much to my surprise, where I have always been.

Great! (5/5)

I love it!

Who farted? (1/5)

Yes. That was supposed to be a joke. Not funny. By all means keep listening if you want to investigate where the stench is originating from.

full hooah and hooyah (5/5)

i cant give this a 100-star, so i gave it a 5-star dun make a lot of sense but thats what makes it full hooah

All Hail the Glow Cloud (5/5)

A fantastic story and setting; gorgeous.

Great podcast (5/5)

This is a really good podcast you should listen to!

Amazing (5/5)

Best podcast ever

Long time listener, first time caller (5/5)

I’ve been listening to this show for six years, and it surprises and delights me every time. It was one of the first stories with gay main characters who got a happy ending, and that alone filled me with hope, There is nothing like falling asleep, contemplating the void and listening to Cecil Baldwin’s astounding voice acting. Thank you, Night Vale. Thank you.

brilliant (5/5)

i absolutely love wtnv. it is such a brilliant and beautiful work of art. truly magnificent. this ground braking podcast has helped me through so much, i cannot put into words the magic i feel every time i listen to it. the first time i listened to it i felt like my brain had been removed from my body, and put into this mysterious town. i felt like i wasn’t alone in my weird, deep, thoughts. listening to welcome to nightvale, i feel my own imagination being played out in front of me. i relate to this podcast on such a deeply emotional level; thank you. thank you to everyone who helps make nightvale come to life. thank you to everyone who donated money to this podcast. this is a triumphant podcast and i’m so in love with it. i nose dived into nightvale and i don’t plan on leaving, that is, unless the sheriffs secret police take me away. love isn’t even a strong enough word to describe nightvale. there is nothing like this podcast. i wish i could rate it a million stars rather than five. thank you a hundred times again. brilliant. just brilliant.

Love this (5/5)

The writing is amazingly creative and it does weird things to my dreams and jumpscares me in my sleep so that’s really cool and also the interns are everything

Noice (5/5)

Nicely arranged packs of hungry irrationality

Interesting? (5/5)

Thats all.

Love It (5/5)

Great Podcast

absurd,poetic,comedic (5/5)

Clever conceit, great writing like lake Woebegone written by Ionesco, theatre of the absurd with a touch of dark and am continually surprised bu it.

Hilarious Absurdity (5/5)

This is one of the wackiest podcasts I’ve ever jammed in my ears. It’s like NPR for the Twilight Zone. There aren’t a whole lot of things the balance eldritch horror and comedy these days.

Better than the daily news (5/5)

Thank you

My first podcast (5/5)

I never liked any podcast before. This process proved me wrong and I've been into them for years now. Great quality, prenominal stories, amazing voices, and a supportive and creative community. Thank you

Classic (5/5)

The original podcast that brought me into the possibility of audio theatre. Thank you, Night Vale! May many moons bleed for you!

Not only does this make my sleep paralysis it.... (5/5)

This makes my sleep paralysis very enjoyable it also makes me more paranoid while walking home

<~~> (5/5)

unfortunately, i am legally obligated to say no more than "shockingly original." however, the true nature of Nightvale is beyond that inept description. trust me. trust Hiram McWilliams. Trust Nightvale.

Best. Podcast. Ever. (5/5)

I’m obsessed with Night Vale. It’s one of the only shows I anxiously await new episodes of. The world is so well thought out, the subtle jokes are brilliant, and the writing is excellent. Even if you’re not a fan of fiction podcasts, this one will change your mind.

Five stars (5/5)

Would suffer sentient tumors again

Help me (5/5)

I don’t know what happening. I don’t know where I am- there’s a man here, neither short nor tall, neither fat nor thin, and I think he’s looking at me. I...I think he’s speaking. Welcome to Nightvale?

Love This So Freaking Much (5/5)

Cecil and Carlos’s relationship is just one of the many things that make this podcast amazing! I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH IM ACTUALLY CRYING TEARS OF JOY!! MY TEACHER AND CLASSMATES ARE LOOKING AT ME WEIRDLY, BuT i DoNt CaRe

Fantastic, interesting and overall a great listen (5/5)

I’ve been listening to wtnv for about 2 years now and I can not wait for each episode to come out. They are so interesting and fun to listen to. If you enjoy spooky you’ll love this podcast.

Listen to it. Now. (5/5)

I can’t even explain how much I love this podcast. It’s weird, funny, and is a kind of scary that really gets to you. And I don’t mean to be a huge fangirl or anything but HOLY CRAP CECILOS AMIRIGHT

Full Attention Necessary (5/5)

Gorgeous production, incredible acting, and a ridiculously well written plot that keeps you thinking constantly. Not a “play in the background” podcast, full attention necessary.


I love this podcast soooo much. There is nothing else to say. Nothing. Do didn’t say anything did you? Huh? Huh? (Beware station management and the old oak doors.)

Very good (3/5)

Great narrator, good stories and very interesting ideas. The only large issue are the highly annoying advertisements before each episode and the very bad music played during the weather section. This podcast makes me extremely happy the fast forward function exists.

Original and Compelling (5/5)

I’m not a podcast person. In fact, I’m still not, really, but WTNV brings me the greatest of joy. I love the related-but-separate stories and that it’s easy to bring in new listeners. I love the homages to classic horror and radio drama while still feeling fresh. And I love Cecil’s vocal abilities.

Mewtew (5/5)

This Is The Greatest Podcast Ever .

A Little Town (5/5)

If you need to escape, this station is perfect. It will keep you safe from helicopters with swooping birds of prey and everyone else in between, except Carlos’ perfect hair.

👍🏻 (5/5)

i great podcast will recommend

The beautiful abyss (5/5)

This podcast lets me make peace with my existential dread. The diversity in the cast and weather is next level. I laugh. I cry. All hail.

Fantastic (5/5)

Great, very creative podcast. Thanks.


This podcast is as perfect as Carlos’s hair, and as beautiful as the glow clouds twinkling colors. ALL HAIL!!!!!

amazing (5/5)

i love since fiction, this is an amazing podcast. it also has some amazing books

Love the Podcast, hate the ads (4/5)

Sincerely amazing podcast but really, we don’t need 4-6 mins of advertising EVERY episode. Only thing wrong with this show though.

nightvlae forever (5/5)

from it's bezar take on talk radio to how dramatic and climatic it seems to be geting i don't think i'm gonna stop listening anytime soon :)

How does this have such great reviews? (1/5)

I listened to two episodes but I just can’t get into it. The music is awful and it’s just not that funny.

All hail (5/5)

The mighty Glow Cloud

Great podcast for those who like it (4/5)

The reason this podcast has such good reviews is that if you don’t like it, you stop listening to it after the first episode. That is not to say that it is not an amazing podcast, though. Perhaps not the best for you children, but for teens and above is very entertaining.

Beautifully Gay (5/5)

This is a great show for representation. I love Carlos and Cecil.

Yiggity yo (5/5)

I love this podcast! It has an amazing storyline and Cecil’s voice isn’t a voice that makes it so that I can’t fall asleep, like the McElroy’s. There should be an episode where Cecil rickrolls everyone.

AWESOME! (5/5)

This is a masterpiece of a podcast Mua! Amazing!

It's great (5/5)

I used to think that podcasts were stupid and only weirdos listened to them. Then my coworker told me about this one and it really changed my mind. This show is so good. There's a lot going on, and honestly, I'm not that good at remembering plot details from previous episodes from any show/podcast/book, but luckily this podcast is easy to follow no matter how much of the previous episdoes you remember.

You will like it (5/5)

You will have questions. There won’t be many answers. Some answers will simply give you more questions. But you will not mind the questions. You will not mind the lack of answers. You will enjoy this. You will.

Still the best (5/5)

This is the first podcast I ever subscribed to and it’s still my favorite. I’ve lost count of how many seasons there are and the writing and voice acting is still as amazing now as it was the first episode.

Wonderful (5/5)

A podcast I can’t help but keep coming back to!! Welcome to Nightvale is such a unique take on the way the real world would be if things we see in typical book and movie troupes were real, plus more. The man behind the voice of Cecil Baldwin, our beloved speaker, has the perfect voice for this, too! When listening, just remember to sit back, ignore the angel next to you, and to hail the glow cloud . . .

A Classic (5/5)

A+ town, A+ public radio. Check out for the beautiful hair on the beautiful scientist

Good start/ bad finish (3/5)

I really liked this show when it started, it had a great premise and eventually evolved to have a story with interesting people but as the years went by it changed into something pointless. No longer was it about a nighttime radio news show about a small town with weird events like a tinny village of tiny people or a glowing cloud raining dead animals, it started to waste the runtime of the show with the host just saying absolute nonsense that had nothing to do with the daily events of the town. I still recommend it but only up till you can take it like me

poorly written, boring,monotone narrator (1/5)

poorly written, boring,monotone narrator

Awesome (5/5)

This is such an amazing podcast and I really like it.

Great! (5/5)

I love this podcast my mom showed me it and I’ve loved it ever since

👍 (5/5)

I’m so glad they brought the old theme song back and I’m always excited to hear the next episode! I wish we got an episode every week!

👌 (5/5)

I love it!!! Super funny and unique 💛

Timeless yet Haunted Nonetheless (5/5)

This is the first podcast that I ever listened to. I remember first becoming obsessed in middle school, and while I cringe at most of my past obsessions, Night Vale stands the test of time! With innovative, beautiful writing, and a dedicated and emotive cast, you can't go wrong. Keep Night Vale Weird!

Funny, touching, exciting, horrifying, and above all entertaining! (5/5)

What could be better than a sci-fi/fantasy/horror/comedy story about the strangest place you’ve never heard of? I love how Cecil presents these bizarre happenings as though they are just a normal part of daily life. I suppose in Night Vale, they are!

The Boy Who Wanted to Know Everything (2/5)

I do not get this podcast. Not to say I don’t like it, but—the podcast needs to change the description of itself. It states that you could pick up on the current episode and catch on pretty quickly, which isn’t really true. I chose “Bedtime Story”, which was the next to last most recent podcast at the time. Whew! It was barely tolerable, I felt like I was in a freshman creative writing seminar. It’s just off from what you would expect. I’ve hear true crime listeners sing the praises of this podcast for a long time, so I finally heard the last praise and decided to give it a try. When I saw it was a comedy podcast, I though hm, maybe it falls into the MFM/LPOTL category of irreverent gloomy stuff, and I LOVE being irreverent. Not so, it’s more like a fable. Which, is hyper reverent by nature. The episode I listened to was a deep voiced man telling a story about “a boy” (no names ever, cuz it’s a fable of course!) who wanted to know everything. I got the fable, I got the point of the fable, but I did not understand why my Apple podcasts app was giving me fables for children (or even fable for adults; who needs ‘em?) I was brought here by many podcast listeners telling me how great this show was, and I believed them. But, the fact that he show description says “start anywhere and you’ll get it,” but then I did not get it? Now that just makes me feel stupid and ticks me right off. No, I didn’t get it. I didn’t get the point of patronizing listeners with a tale about some kid. I didn’t get crime, I didn’t get a laugh, I didn’t get anything back out of my time for listening. I did, however, get my dishes done while listening.

Won’t stop blowing my mind (5/5)

I spent years listening to nightvale. Now listening through for the ninth time as of 9-7-18. The way the story has changed my life and inspired me to use writing as a coping mechanism with life. Also episode 133 HOW YOU DO THAT Telly ending is the best

I adore listening (5/5)

The first thing about Welcome to Nightvale you'll notice and immediately fall in love with is Cecil Baldwin's calm, soothing voice. He almost lulls you into a trance as you listen to him talk about the town of Nightvale and all the events happening therein. The creep factor is just under the surface with enough commonplace to keep you grounded. A very Lovecraftian feel to the story. I like to put this on when I can't sleep at night and let the episodes play.

Just started and love it (5/5)

It’s spooky

A creepy, hilarious, one of a kind podcast! (5/5)

This podcast is SO unique and creative. I’ve never been a podcast listener, but this one absolutely won me over! You fall in love with the characters and with this quirky little town, and you can’t help but laugh at the incredibly creative lines, or feel incredibly and pleasantly disturbed by the strange and almost too true for comfort comments. Cecil is otherworldly as the main character, and the cast and writers as a whole create the most amazing experience! Would recommend to all.

There’s nothing else like this (5/5)

This is such a unique podcast. I’m completely immersed into Nightvale when I listen. And the stories have great continuity!

Two steps to the left from your everyday life (5/5)

Careful, listeners. A vague yet menacing government agency, hooded figures, the forbidden dog park, and the sheriff’s secret police all await you in the quiet town of Nightvale. You will not find what you expect, even if you expect the unexpected, as expectations are determined by personal memories and experiences.

Huge fan!! (5/5)

Incredible podcast! It's freaky and absolutely amazing.

Just wasn’t my thing (1/5)

Haven’t really been able to get into it, though I’ve tried.

Something is missing (2/5)

Perhaps I was expecting something a bit creepier, but the tone falls flat with me. The show is not much more than a series of one-liners delivered in a Gomez Adams deadpan. No plot per se, the sound mixing is distracting and crowded, and the narrator isn’t very narrative.

And I fell in love instantly... (5/5)

Best podcast ever. Even named my hat after Carlos, because it's perfect in every way

Awesome!!! (5/5)


Amazing Surreal Show (5/5)

I started this show, knowing nothing, and I was so surprised by how amazing it is. It started with so many surreal things and the strict continuity really ties this show together. It’s something that is great to listen to while doing housework.


Guys, listen to it. If you ever have even a second of spare time, listen to it. Take a stranger’s advice and do it. You won’t regret it, I promise. This is by far the best podcast I’ve ever listened to, and it’s the first review that I’ve like, written, so I mean. It’s weird, it’s funny, it’s (almost) everything you need in life. I’m so glad my friend recommended it to me, and to him and the creators of this, I thank you

Love to the fullest (5/5)

It’s the best and only podcast that i have listened to continuously for the last three and a half years that i can listen to over and over again without getting bored of it. It’s also the only podcast that makes me giggle in certain ways and i listen to it right before bed or as i’m falling asleep. Welcome To Nightvale is simply the full package and more

Amazing (5/5)

Not only is this podcast amazing, their books, “Welcome to Nightvale” and “It Devours” (including characters from their podcast) are a delightful, tantalizing read. This show is a must!!

Awesome Show!! (5/5)

The storytelling is amazing! The creators and actors do an amazing job of making you feel like you are a part of Night Vale. Sometimes you get normal town news, and other times you get a house that does/doesn’t exist or a five-headed dragon running for mayor. Whatever the situation, the writers begin with a normal idea and then surprise you with a twist that makes you laugh, laugh until you cry, or just cry. I recommend this show to all of my friends and love listening to it!

Night vale (5/5)

AWESOME PODCAST. Must have read or listen should I say. So creepy and relaxing at the same time

It doesn't want you to like it. (1/5)

I am more than happy to oblige. When your episode is only 25min long, but you have nearly three minutes of ads and announcements to intro the show, and another couple minutes of a dumb song in the middle, that's like making a sandwich with one loaf of bread on top, a rancid slice of meat in the middle, no bread on the bottom, but then you expect everyone to compliment you on the tomato. I can't get into the story because the creators go out of their way to keep me from doing so. It really seems as if the actual content of the show is an after-thought. I grew up in the South West where weird programming thrives on the radio late at night and Night Vale is close, but too precious and hipster-self-important to be good. It's just dumb. Don't bother until they can figure out how to pull their heads out of their butts and make a proper show.

My 72 year old father is a fan (5/5)

I am a complete late-comer to the Nightvale community (now writing this review in July of 2018) but now I am absolutely invested in dinosaur attacks, hooded figures, Carlos’ hair, and the creatures behind the door to station management’s office. I’ve taken to playing episodes while cooking dinner and my 72 year old father, who still has a flip phone and did not quite understand what a podcast is, has asked me to “install it” on his computer. This is nothing short of a miracle where my exceedingly outdated parent is concerned. Please listen to and continue to support this completely abnormal and somehow mundane place we all live in in our minds. I know I will.

New broadcasts lacking (1/5)

I have loved and followed the NightVale podcasts from episode 1 and don’t understand the need for them to clog this particular channel with constant advertising for shows I do not care about or even moderately enjoy. Bring back Cecile and the library and the hooded figures please and cut out the “new shows” from this channel. We want the old. We subscribed to the old. Give us our favorite podcast back please.

Amazing (5/5)

I love how this is soothing and it passes the time.

My favorite podcast (5/5)

It’s not for everyone but if you like mysteries clever humor and charming fiction listen to the first 10 episodes At least and start from the beginning because there’s lots of inside jokes and callbacks to previous episodes.

Sleep Time (5/5)

After hearing a lot of really great things about this podcast, I decided to give it a listen driving home from work. Unfortunately it nearly caused me to crash as I almost instantly started falling asleep. It turns out Cecil Palmer's voice is so unbearably calming I can't stay awake for more than five minutes. I still haven't been able to listen to the podcast, but it makes a wonderful sleep aide I use every night. This podcast has single handedly fixed my sleeping issues. One day though I hope I'll be able to stay awake and hear the story, the first five minutes are always interesting.

Unique, and a great escape from reality. (5/5)

Welcome to Night Vale is charmingly weird, in a way that may seem mildly creepy at first, but will eventually grow to be humorous and familiar. There are some very interesting plots and arcs, and all of the characters are very diverse.

Dude, this show is awesome. (5/5)

‘Title’ line pretty much sums up my review.

A message from City Council. (5/5)

Night Vale City Council is happy, or at least here, to tell you about the podcast Welcome to Night Vale! 5 out of 5 Hooded Figures agree Welcome to Night Vale is the best podcast out there! At least, we think they agree, given that we cannot go to the dog park and ask them, because we must never go to the dog park. Our very own two headed football player says that both of his heads are big fans, and fight over who gets to listen, as they only have one pair of headphones. Visiting scientist and all around heartthrob Carlos is a frequent listener, and occasional subject of the show. Old Woman Josie reports that the Angels living in her home never miss an episode! She also reports that the Angels most definitely do not exist. The city council would like to take this moment to remind you that the Angels do not actually exist, but if they did, they would most definitely listen to Welcome to Night Vale. To listen to Welcome to Night Vale, just click the SUBSCRIBE button, or simply yell the “funnel cake” into the air vent in your ceiling.

Weird, I don’t get it (3/5)

Strange podcast. Not sure of the humor used..must be beyond me.

Unexpectedly moving. (5/5)

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wonder why such a strange show is pulling such emotions out of you.

I didn’t think of a title (5/5)

Journalism you can trust about things that make no sense.

I’m in love (5/5)

Cecilos for life also perfect voice actors and awesome acting

Love it! (5/5)

Love the stories and characters!

Listen to it (5/5)

The best heckin podcast I have ever heard

😄 (5/5)

Scary ,funny ,confusing,😱awsom

Five years later...I found it! (5/5)

I love this podcast, my kids love this podcast, I am so sad I didn't know about this from five years ago when it started but I'll catch up eventually. My very first podcast and so good it made me search for more. There are so many wonderful stories out there and this is a wonderful start to all of them. Thank you to everyone who produces this because it's a thing of beauty. I'd rename my cat Khoshekh but it's so much more difficult than his name now (Cheese) and I'm too lazy. But if I wasn't lazy, I'd totally do that because I love this podcast.

The best ever (5/5)

I listened all the way through my first time by just listen to it when I ran. As long as you don’t scare easily then you’ll be fine:) I have re-listened to this podcast so many times, I have lost count. I’ve listened to so many different podcast but I come back to this one every time, keep on making a great podcast to everyone at welcome to night vale👍🏼

Nigh Vale is Home (5/5)

This show has given me a place to feel at home with a lot of creepy weird and awesome fans and a great fan community. This isn't unwarrented fandom either. Night Vale draws you in from the begining with it's "everything is fine, this is all normal to us" feel and you really want to know what's going on. It starts off slow but even the first few episodes are a treat (plus they introduce a lot of running jokes so it's worth starting from the begining or at least going back after a while). All of the voice actors do such a great job, and the writing is poetic while still being creepy and odd. There are so many episodes I've listened to that have left me thinking for a long while. I love the weather segments as well (you'll see why if you choose to listen). All in all this is one of my favorite audio shows and the first show I binged to catch up on and still listen to regularly.

Pitifully amusing (5/5)

I find it very entertaining to watch Cecil struggle to understand his dismal little town, lacking both order and efficiency. Here in Desert Bluffs I rule the radio with an iron fist, crushing rebellion and worshipping the Smiling God. I look forward to a time where we can rule together and unite our towns. There is so, so much I could teach him. But until then I enjoy myself by watching Cecil Gershwin Palmer make a fool of himself, while I, Kevin, rise to greater power and strength.

Daily listening show (5/5)

I listen to the soothing stories relayed by Cecil every night. I get through about 3 before falling to sleep. I have insomnia, and the only thing to get me back to sleep is another episode. I am addicted to the awesome story arcs and great relationships.


This is the best podcast ever (Especially because is about my home town) 5 stars

An eternal delight (5/5)

Night Vale is something special-- it is a fantastically told series (with a killer format!) that is hilarious, poignant, and terrifying, all at once. I try to get everybody I know to listen to it.

Welcome to Night Vale is the best!! (5/5)

My best friend got me into Welcome to Night Vale. Since I started listening to this podcast, it’s all my friends and I talk about. I just love Cecil and Carlos. 10/10 hands down best podcast. Weeoo!!!

One of the best things I've ever heard (5/5)

I first came across Nightvale at the end of 2013 thanks to a close friend. admittedly I wasn't hooked at first. I remember sitting in my kitchen, listening to the first couple episodes while studying for a biochem final, and being super weirded out at first, but not in a bad way. It was incredibly distracting to my studying, because it was so diiferent from anything I'd ever heard before. But soon, I found myself absolutely hooked. The non-linearity in the story telling, consistency in themes and utter strangeness of this small desert community stole my heart. At the time of writing this, I've listened to every episode upwards of 20 times (at least) over the years, and they haven't lost a bit of their intrigue.

Welcome to Reviews! (5/5)

I love this podcast! It’s so interesting and very quirky. I love the stories that go along with each episode. There are some episodes that make me think a little harder about life and the universe. The characters are so funny and they are all very complex with many different layers of personality. This podcast is definitely one I would recommend to my friends. It does get a little spooky sometimes but most of the time the “horror level” is mild.

Would be 5 stars (4/5)

But I just hate the music section of the show!

Oh my god... (5/5)

... we all need this in our lives

Utterly brilliant (5/5)

A mixture of Gravity Falls, Twin peaks and NPR, so weird it’s beautiful

This show is amazing (5/5)

Okay so I started listening to it at four am when I couldn’t sleep. I’m now thankful for my insomnia. I may or may not have listened to all 129 currently released episodes in 10 days. I love the representation of poc and lgbt characters. At first I thought Carlos and Cecil’s relationship would be an unrequited one, as they tend to be in media, but it quickly became a happy love story. They didn’t even mention anything about the fact that they are both men until over 100 episodes in. Also, they are really cute together. Overall, an amazing podcast.

💜 (5/5)

This show has showed me that Weird is not always bad. Or good. But it’s not always bad. Keep it up Cecil. We love you.

Traffic Update (5/5)

Rubber meets hot pavement as my metal enclosure of terror drives me eternally forward. I don’t know where I’m going— no one knows where they are going. The radio static that had been coaxing blood from my ears glitches once, twice, and then thralls silent. A new voice slinks into the silence, dulcet tones easing my pale-knuckled grip on the steering wheel. Muscles that had been frozen tense since the dawning of my memory melt within me as the tires below continue their unending shuddering revolution. I don’t know where I’m going, and I don’t care. This has been traffic. And now, the weather.


All hail...

Can’t get enough (5/5)

I wish there were infinite episodes. I could not stop listening to this podcast and got completely caught up within about a month. The only thing I don’t like about Welcome to Nightvale is that there aren’t more episodes and the new ones don’t come out soon enough. My #1 podcast I will love forever.

What could have been... (4/5)

Love W2NV- fun fun fun! BUT... I got all excited to hear about “GM NV”! Then it turns out to be a sit around and BS show. Disappointing. What could have been... better if it had been a different show like W2NV, but from a different radio DJ and point of view. 2 different people same town different points of view- often opposing on same topic- make it confusing and fun! Oh well. What could have been...

Please dear god of whatever applies here unsubscribe me (3/5)

For for the teens, but my brain space is filled with driving, scheduling, feeding, financing that teen, so please let me unsubscribe! Until it can vote on its own, at least?

Mission to Zyxx, you mean perfection (5/5)

This podcast is hilarious, addicting, and just all out amazing.I have fallen in love with all of the characters, they always give me a laugh and the story is quite enthralling, plus, it is free so why don’t you go ahead and download it but prepare to spend days just sitting in your room listening to these space faring adventurers, and prepare to have a jucking good time.

Best podcast (5/5)

By far my favorite podcast to listen to. The creators are witty and tell interesting and funny stories that are dark enough to make you think.

Mostly Void Partly Stars (5/5)

I absolutely love this podcast! It’s my favorite by a long shot, and I would not be a bit mad if I randomly woke up in Night Vale one day.

Amazing (5/5)

One thing is to never listen at night. 👻

Very Into Science (5/5)

literally the most amazing podcast ever, i’ve been listening for so long and i’m so glad i’ve stuck around. night vale presents is genius. a total must-listen!

Fun & Quirky, with a side of darkness (5/5)

Great podcast of around 20 minutes centering around the fictional haunted town of Night Vale and its protagonist radio host.


This is very very very very very very very very good Cecil’s voice is very captivating I am fully addicted to this. but one thing that I would like to see happen is that the weather is not so long or is not even in the podcast. But overall you should definitely listen to this. ALL HAIL!

Love it (5/5)

I love this it has good humor and makes me feel relaxed when I’m stressed I can listen to it in the car or at home I like true crime and supernatural things but I love this it has good rates and I for sure recommend this for any one who likes comedy and kinda scary things

Good (5/5)

V glad I relistened and then caught up to this show. So many good interesting changes!

One of my favorites (5/5)

As a podcast junkie who listens 50 to 60 hours a week while I work, I have given many podcasts a trial run. Most never last more than an episode or two. This one made the cut, and I actually look forward to new episodes.

Love this show, but it’s never this show (3/5)

I love “Welcome to Nightvale,” but more and more the producers are using this feed to host preview episodes of whatever else they’re working on at the moment. If I wanted to listen to the other stuff, I’d listen to the other stuff. Tell me about it in the announcements and get to the narrative I signed up to listen to.

Love this show (5/5)

I love this town as my own. I do wish there wasn’t any swearing, not because I am for censorship, but because it makes me personally uncomfortable. Otherwise I love night vale and the people in it.

My favorite (5/5)

I listen to this podcast every night before bed and I have since it came out nearly 5 years ago! The plots are creative, original, and just the right amount of creepy. The characters go through amazing development and overall great writing. Also, Cecil’s voice is mesmerizing and the most relaxing thing ever. Overall, my favorite!

Hey night vale (5/5)

I am 10 years old and love this podcast.even though I am young I still love the mom let’s me listen to it even though they cursed on the first episode.thanks for making it and keep it up!😘

Great pod (5/5)

Funny, spooky, and awesome plot lines!

Amazing (5/5)

A combination of hilarious, terrifying, and entertaining. You’ll get hooked by the first episode

Yes (5/5)

This is the podcast that got me hooked on podcasts. It was the first one I ever listened to and it has never stopped delighting me AND creeping me out at the same time. Such an incredible endeavor in storytelling.

NPR in the Twilight Zone (5/5)

Cecil’s dulcet tones will make you want to visit a place in the desert where dragons can be mayor, angels aren’t real, so don’t give them any money, and ALL HAIL THE GLOW CLOUD. And the weather updates are always nice.

Good show (5/5)

Welcome to night vale is the best podcast I have came across

Great (5/5)

I have been listening for many years and it has never failed to amuse me

Best waking dreamscape. (5/5)

I love falling asleep to this program. They asked us to write reviews, so I'm writing one. Nightvale is clever, fun and a little dark. Cecil has a wonderful voice to to sleep to, and of course he wouldn't try to implant false memories or shape your mind into an endless nightmare of fleeing an unseen, winged and deafeningly silent being.


Perfectly strange/wonderful, and unbelievably good. Cecil’s voice will pull you deep into this town full of hooded figures, angels, and of course Carlos and his amazing hair. (How could you have cut it Telly?!)

Bingeworthy (5/5)

It’s been 2-3 months since I started listening to WTNV. I tried way back in 2013, but I struggled to focus on it as I cleaned or sat around. Now, years later, I have a desk job and I wanted to find something besides music. WTNV is so fascinating and fun, with an attention to detail. Little things you don’t notice very much pop up several episodes later with new information. It’s quirky and friendly, and I’m often begging my husband to hurry and catch up so I can talk to him about everything going on. I look forward to new episodes!

Fun, Creepy, and Creative (5/5)

I love this podcast because for every time it makes me laugh it also makes me go "Oh that's interesting". It's a silly story that never takes itself too seriously but continuely builds its own world through unbroken continuity. Love the world its created and the characters that live there.

10/10 (5/5)

Why are you readin this? Listen to it.

Best Creepy Fun (5/5)

I love this podcast!!!

In love (5/5)

Love the show!!!

Stupid. (1/5)

I absolutely despise this podcast and can’t believe the human race is so stupid that they would like this podcast

The best (5/5)

I’ve been listening to this show since it started, and have always loved it. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve started liking it even more, and I’ve never found a better podcast. Listen to this podcast. It’s amazing.

Always Wonderful (5/5)

It is always ridiculously enjoyable to go back to that wonderful little desert town where I first started my journey into podcasts.

This was suggested to me... (5/5)

And with that said. This is SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE REAL RADIO! The weather is awesome because it’s music you’ve (or I ) have never heard and it’s great for the drive home as it’s false news that makes you laugh! Keep it coming!!!

🗣 ✋👂 (5/5)

They listen... :)

Surreal (5/5)

I've never heard something quite like this, it's like the auditory version of a fever dream.

Perfection. (5/5)

A bizarre little golden nugget that burrows itself into your brain and never leaves. Such a rich world and odd characters, it’s hard not to like. ALL HAIL THE GLOW CLOUD!

Lit (5/5)

Even more lit

A wild ride from start to finish. (5/5)

This podcast is amazing! Great humor, great stories. The weather segment is a great way to discover new musical artists (as it’s simply a song). The representation is great. The fandom is small but awesome. If you have a strange sense of humor, no problem listening, and time to kill, I’d 100% recommend Night Vale! All the Best! :)

Best podcast ever!!!!! (5/5)

We were looking for an awesome podcast to listen to, and we found one! We listened to one episode, and we got hooked. I really recommend this podcast!

This is a one to watch... (5/5)

If i could rate this more than five stars, i would. trust me when i say that you will fall in love with welcome to night vale. at least, i did!

Definitely a Favorite (5/5)

Everything about this podcast is great! If like things that are pretty creepy but also kinda funny, you are going to love this radio-show style newscast of the fictional town of Nightvale, bringing you updates on this strange town while creating an interestingly weird universe that you’ll be dying to get more of. I recommend starting to listen from episode 1, because once you hear this enrapturing podcast, you won’t be able to stop yourself from binge-listening to the whole series.

Our town is the best town! (5/5)

So nice to FINALLY hear a podcast of my beloved hometown. I can’t think of anything better. Well, it would be nice for us to finally be able to eat bread again without having it turn into ravenous spirits... but otherwise, yeah. I used to feel bad for the people in quarantine, but now they can just listen to Cecil and play the flat-screen edition of Trivial Pursuit. Go Nightvale! As always, good night, Nightvale... goodnight...

Good (5/5)

I live here. I feel like Cecil would be a good friend. I’m right, aren’t I?

Indistinguishable from a Forest Fire (5/5)

Beautiful in its way, although it is terrifying, powerful, and it redefines the world. The bizarre is mundane and the mundane is bizarre. The writing is spectacular, and some of the most enchanting phrases I’ve ever heard have come from this podcast. This podcast gets re-listened-to often, and it’s always a good day when a new episode releases. Give Night Vale a listen: the only thing you’ll regret is that you didn’t do it sooner.

If you like things that are strange, you'll probably like Welcome to Night Vale (5/5)

I love WtNV! It's funny, & quirky, & the characters are very endearing. (Especially the host Cecil.) I can understand where it wouldn't be for everyone though.

Still great (5/5)

Wonderfully fun, creepy, and surprisingly human story telling.

Perfect Gibberish (5/5)

Perfect gibberish, at once meaningless and profound. Or, the creative diarrhea of one who truly enjoyed X-Files. Maybe both. Either way, I hope we launch this collection of Sacksian (Oliver, not Harvey) parables into space. First impressions are everything.

The gateway podcast (5/5)

This was my gateway podcast. If you’re looking to get into audio dramas this is a great one to start with. It’s set up as a radio show from a fictional town full of strange and slightly horrifying things. Despite the light horror elements it’s still a comedy and often gets me to actually laugh out loud. Throughout the show I’ve gotten extremely attached to the characters as they’ve been developed throughout over 100 episodes. Don’t be intimidated by how many episodes there are. You don’t need to listen to all of them to catch up, you can go to their website and find their recommended episodes so you know what’s going on. The writers for this show are amazing and never cease to come up with the most amazing storylines. I’ve been listening to this podcast for about 5 years and I don’t plan to stop until the show stops

Move to town, you won’t be disappointed (5/5)

I’d love to invite you all. This is a spectacular serialized story where the listeners are citizens of one of the most amazing towns. If you are a fan of the strange, slightly disturbing, or just plain weird, then this town is definitely for you. Honestly, I’m impressed how well this is written. This town grows more interesting every week, while they keep within the rules they’ve established and have yet to come close to being painted into a corner

Good tales (5/5)

My first podcast, always glad to listen to it on my way to work

How long have I been here!?! (5/5)

Exquisitely written and wonderfully imaginative! What starts out as a humorously random fictional radio show in the middle of nowhere turns into to a perfect mix of creepy and mysterious that leaves you listening to the entire thing in one continuous chorus until you find yourself stranded in a desert wondering how and when you got did I get here???? Please if you’re reading this send help!!!

Long time listener (5/5)

I’ve been listening for about 2 years now and nightvale has never stopped entertaining.

Amazing (5/5)

Over the course of a week and a half I listened to all 121 episodes. I couldn't put it down. Utterly fantastic.

Perfect (5/5)

To the writers and voices of Welcome to Nightvale: Please never stop making these episodes. Listening to this podcast is one of my favorite things to do and always makes me so happy, everything about it is so perfect. It is such a wonderfully written and produced show in all aspects, not to mention the voice and talent of Cecil is simply unmatched. I will always be excited for more Nightvale content, I’ve read both novels as well!

its ok! (3/5)

it feels like this story has gone on longer than maybe it was intended, but its still fun to listen to.

So. Much. YES. (5/5)

The perfectly absurd blend of wry commentary on daily life in society, poignant poetry and nonsensical science fiction.

doesnt need another positive review (5/5)

but here it is

Can't stop listening (5/5)

Long time fan of the series. Recommend all podcasts produced by the Welcome to Night Vale team.

My absolute favorite podcast ever (5/5)

And maybe my favorite anything ever too. The novels are in my Amazon cart and the next time the live tour comes to Phoenix, I'll be there! Cecil and his town are so layered and well written that you feel like everything is really happening. Also completely hilarious, terrifying, inspiring, and heartbreaking all in equal parts.

Full of heart, literally and metaphorically (5/5)

Is it a narration of a nightmare or tales of a strange and beautiful desert town? Who knows. But I love it.

Does this need explaining? (5/5)

Does anything need explaining? What is explaining, And can anyone explain explaining to me? What?

Weird and beautiful (5/5)

Thank you for everything you've made and for getting me into podcast.

Love from Mitchagone (5/5)

I don’t live in Mishagan, I don’t live anywhere. This podcast has left an impact on me that will resonate throughout the universe. Can’t wait for more as I finished this morning and don’t know what to do with my life. Huh.

Not sure if you should listen to Night Vale? Definitely! (5/5)

There is simply no better podcast out there! I like to imagine I’m a citizen of Night Vale (Nightvalian?) and I’m listening to the local radio station. If you like laughing out loud, and shivers down your spine, Night Vale is right for you! Has anyone else ever noticed there’s no episode 63?

<3 (5/5)

What got me into podcasts in the first place. Still good after all this time

Favorite Podcast (5/5)

The writers and team involved in this podcast are truly amazing. This podcast is so original and captivating. I have yet to be disappointed by a single episode and I don’t expect that to ever change.

Amazing! (5/5)

This podcast is great! I’m only on episode three, and I’m here to let the management know that I appreciate Mr. Reporters work!

This is Great (5/5)

Take a break from political podcasts, this is great for breaking the mood, takes me somewhere else with its quirkiness. Always entertaining.

Brilliant (5/5)


Weird Fiction At Its Best (5/5)

When it comes to weird fiction and/or the mundane supernatural (especially in the form of podcasts), there’s nothing which beats Welcome to Night Vale. An absolute classic that everyone should listen to.

Interestingly Weird and Entertaining (5/5)

I started listening to this not long ago, and all I can say is that I love this podcast. It’s so calm, but so interesting and weird that it’s entertaining. I would love to listen to this podcast over and over if I could.

Love it!!! (5/5)

It's really fun to listen to and always is fun to look forward to new episodes that will come out!

agh such a quality podcast (5/5)

this is such a good podcast!!! i love listening to it while studying or writing. it’s so fun to listen to and get to know the characters through only audio!! great quality and really super interesting. ps cecilos forever ;))

Well informed (5/5)

Everyday news and events in Night Vale have a wonderful home with a great host on this pod.

What a waste of time. (1/5)

Bad acting and dry monotonous voices. It’s 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

New addiction (5/5)

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.

Wonderful (5/5)

This podcast is really funny and awesome! My only thought is that I personally am not a fan of the weather. But that’s my only complaint I really like this show! Please keep making more! Also my favorite episode of all time is Street cleaning day!

A must listen (5/5)

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!

Amazing!!! (5/5)

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.

Awesome (5/5)

I’ve 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.

My #1 (5/5)

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.

NOICE! (5/5)

One of the most interesting podcasts, and forms of media in general. A rivoting story.

Wonderful Podcast (5/5)

Sort of a mash-up between Twin Peaks and WKRP in Cincinnati. Creepy and silly and, at times, hauntingly beautiful.

Addicting (5/5)

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.

Really?????? (1/5)

Wow this is horrible!!

Good but not the best (4/5)

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 that’s the right combination of comedy and creepy, and with a cast that portrays roles with such depth that I’ve found myself crying over Carlos and Cecil (BIG props for having a gay couple, tbh. I can’t tell you what that means to me as a queer person!). This is, by far, the best podcast I’ve ever listened to, and I love everything about it!

a story about you. (5/5)

it is the winter. you are always sad in the winter-your therapist says it’s because your family is so distant, but you don’t trust her-but this year it’s 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.

A Home for the Weird (5/5)

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.

Good creepy fun (5/5)

A captivating world with a lovable radio host. Often sarcastic and witty it always leaves me wanting more.

Amazing (5/5)

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.

Funny and weird but sometimes the same? (4/5)

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

The best (5/5)

Favorite podcast for just chilling out

The first podcast I ever listened to (5/5)

Now I subscribe to like 50. Look at what you did.

Welcome to a Review (5/5)

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!

Still Great (5/5)

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!

Creepy fun (5/5)

If you like entertaining and orginal storytelling, I cannot recommend this more highly.

💜💜💜 (5/5)

this is my all-time favorite podcast. incredibly surrealistic and endlessly creative; I forget everything around me when I listen, and that’s a good thing! I haven’t heard a single boring WTNV episode and I’m obsessed with the humor :)


my boyfriend Carlos~

All hail! (5/5)

Really, you should get this podcast.


it’s really great i love it a lot and i love the gay in it ;3

Creepy Fun (5/5)

If you like creepy humorous storytelling this podcast is up your alley. Highly recommended for those with a sick sense of humor.

Love ❤️ love ❤️ love (5/5)

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.

Love love love it (5/5)

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!!!

Fun and creepy podcast work together (5/5)

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!

City council + Station management ❤️ (5/5)

I have just caught up with the latest episode and I couldn’t be happier! I don’t regret a second of the hours and hours I have spent listening to this amazing story and I can’t wait for the next episode :)

So Funny!!! (5/5)

From the first episode I was hooked.

Holy heckerzzz (5/5)

Amazing podcast wow good content almost as good as Carlos haha rEfErEnCeS

Nightvale makes me happy (5/5)

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.

Wonderful (5/5)

Delightfully odd and weird. Incredibly entertaining. Give it three episodes and you will be hooked by Cecil’s dulcet baritone and increasingly bizarre goings on.

Has its moments (3/5)

When it is funny it is really funny. It gets a little long at times. But overall it is okay.

Hey, thanks. (5/5)

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. 😘

Creative and amazing (5/5)

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

Family road trip 2017 (5/5)

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!!

Hilarious and Bizarre (5/5)

Simply that, hilarious and bizarre. It's perfect.

Love Night Vale (5/5)

Great Podcast, enjoy every episode and love the narrators!

It just pulls you in (5/5)

I have listened to all of the episodes almost 5 times and they are all amazing. When I first started, I said I would just put it on while I paint my living room, and ended up repainting the entire house because I listening to Night Vale made me enjoy painting so much. By episode 10, you are emotionally invested in all of the characters and they become a part of your life.

Fantastically Creepy (5/5)

I’m only on episode one, but the thing with helicopters was impossibly weird, but was confusing at the same time. Also, “The Underground City” was creepy beyond comparison. Either way, it was fantabulous.

I love this show (5/5)

You guys are amazing and i went to your live show.

My New Obsession (5/5)

I started listening to this podcast just over two weeks ago and I was so entralled I listened to every episode. Seriously an amazing podcast! The writing is incredible and hilarious, and the acting is top notch. If you like radio drama and eldritch horror, this is the podcast for you!

V GOOD (5/5)

I've had an iPhone for approximately 7 years and this is the first thing I've ever actually gotten around to rating. While that is definitely bad on my part, I think that speaks worlds of this podcast.

DUDE (5/5)

I would SERIOUSLY give this thing like bajillion stars if I could BEST FRICKIN PODCAST EVER

I love this (5/5)

Welcome to night vale was my first and most favorite podcast. My sister showed me to this a couple years ago, and I loved it since the first episode! I enjoy weird stuff and my sister knew this. I started binge watching....or well binge listening...this is a podcast... But anyways I spent the last three years watching this on my free time or when I can. Really taking my time on it. And now I am finished and I am willing to write up this review showing how I found this and all I say is if you are someone in the future who is searching through the reviews I recommend it...or if you are someone who is also wring a review telling how you like it, if you did maybe...tell someone you know who would like it?'s up to you but please tell them. If they find it interesting they might look it up and for all you know you now have someone to freak out about it to. It's nice to have those...anyways that's really all I have to say, farewell whoever stumbled upon this,-Fire

Helps keep me be a decent person (5/5)

I love night vale. There are so many times we’re my friends leave me and Nightvale is here for me. I’m has been a factor in me staying alive to this day. Here’s to podcast!!!!!!

Beautiful (5/5)

One moment, you’re laughing and smiling at these sweet scientist dorks, the next, you’re crying your eyes out because of a girl named Fae singing Katy Perry.

I love the weather! (5/5)

Hooked from the very first episode I heard.

FUN (5/5)

It took a few "episodes" to find the stride, but it's creepy and fun! It's easy to love all the characters.

But seriously (5/5)

Listen to this. Just give it a shot. You have nothing to lose, but you will gain HOURS of amazing and free entertainment! Night Vale has gotten me throught so tough spots in my life. Im on top of the world now and Night Vale is there to congratulate me twice a month.

Words of Surreal Wisdom (5/5)

You can’t actually sleep when you’re dead. Either.

Amazing story line and Characters that you will fall in love with (5/5)

This show is extremely strange satire of average American city so that the most normal thing is the sweet gay couple. Cecil’s calming voice is an amazing experience as you lay there and listen. I would recommend to listen to one before you sleep, when he says good night at the end, you are ready for the darkness and embrace of your bed.

It's a good time (5/5)

Get in there.

Absolutely amazing (5/5)

The best podcast ever

Brilliant (5/5)

Deadpan brilliance. Side splitting comedy. You gotta get weird to get this - join the dark side!

Brilliant! (5/5)

I love Night Vale. I’ve been listening for a few years now, and It always surprises me. Keep the crazy twists coming!

Love it, absolutely love it (5/5)

I have been following Night Vale since year two and it is amazing

Excellence in Podcasting (5/5)

I love this Podcast and I cannot thank the friend who suggested it to me enough. I literally love everything about this show and I hope it goes on forever. The minds behind this funny yet creepy show are brilliant and fit my sense of humor perfectly.

Hilariously dry (4/5)

Entertaining podcast. Easy to listen to and not too long. Great dry humor for those who find that funny. Narrator fits the story perfectly.

It’s the best part of my day (5/5)

I’ve been a fan for years now. From the day my friend showed it to 4 years ago till now I’ve been hooked always excited for the next episode.

An Altered Reality- Like when you’re in a convince store in the middle of the night (5/5)

I haven’t listened to podcasts before this one but this got me into it. I’m too young to have experienced the small town radio described but this podcast adds a modern enough touch to be great for all ages. Darker than Doctor Who but funnier and more light-hearted than Supernatural and somehow more profound than both this show is thought provoking is the funniest of ways. The humor is always ranging the characters are well defined and always growing and assumptions are a mistake. This podcast loves to throw people off balance and it does it in the best way where you laugh even as you have to readjust your expectation of what’s coming. And this happens again and again. I love Welcome to Night Vale and all the dark yet light-hearted, sweet, adorable, creepy, surreal experiences it has given me.

Weird😬 (5/5)

Weirdest thing I have ever heard. So great

Awesome (5/5)

Amazing original funny creepy drama what else are you looking for just listen to it already

Good (4/5)

off beat, odd, weird, but really funny.

Love it! (5/5)

Weird and terrifying, in a good way

A Year in Night Vale (5/5)

I spent the last year binging on this podcast when I could. I listened to it while I sunbathed, while I drove home to visit my parents, when I was washing dishes and my roommates were out... it has changed my life. I see things differently. Nothing is a coincidence anymore, it’s all an elaborately mapped out story at which I am the center, unaware of the narration of my actions. Cecil’s voice is intoxicating, the story itself is gripping. You can’t listen without getting attached to even the most obscure characters. I have no words to express how much I recommend this podcast and the five measly stars do it no justice. Listen for yourself.

Great Show! (5/5)

I've been listening to this show almost since if started and it never ceases to surprise me. The writing is absolutely beautiful and the characters are wonderful

Not "comedy" but entertaining (5/5)

Though filed under "comedy", don't expect jokes. Expect weird. Expect nonsense. Expect to warp your worldview trying to make sense of it. Expect to build a headcanon, see it confirmed or dashed, and build more on the ruins. Expect to imagine what cannot be. Expect heartwarming at the weirdest moments and contexts. Expect surprise, confusion, and emotional investment in people who are drawn real and flawed. Expect stories. ....

10/10! (5/5)

could listen to for hours :)

too much non-night vale (1/5)

I used to be obsessed but now they play more episodes from other podcasts than they do of actual NV so there's no point in keeping up. it's fine to promote other podcasts during a short sponsor/announcement segment (which is already long), but this is supposed to be a NV podcast, not a podcast shuffle. :(

Must (5/5)

Goodness gracious this show is glorious!

Simply Incredible. (5/5)

I can't say enough great things about this show. Just listen to it. You'll love it, I promise.

This is the greatest podcast in the world! (5/5)

It makes a long morning commute bearable.

Great Podcast (5/5)

Great to listen to while walking

My Favorite Podcast (5/5)

I love how imaginative and descriptive this podcast is. The storyline isn't spoon fed, you have to pay attention to enjoy the rich fantasy mixed with absurdism, satire, and existential philosophy... which sounds heavy but it's so funny! All hail the Glow Cloud.

Perfect (5/5)

I have thoroughly enjoyed this podcast since day one. Every time I see the notification for a new episode, I can’t help but grin from ear to ear. Keep up the excellent work!

Rather perfect (5/5)

Even my 15yo daughter is a huge fan. All hail the mighty glow cloud!!

A Completely Normal Town (5/5)

In this town, you enjoy the smooth and deep voice of Cecil Palmer. Let his words cling to your brain. If you see the Glow Cloud (A L L H A I L) be sure to have a good umbrella when the animals start raining down. Do not go in the Dog Park. The Dog Park does not allow for dog owners nor dogs inside. Ignore the hooded figures. They won’t harm you. I do recommend that you go to Big Rico’s Pizza. No one does a slice like Big Rico’s. No one.

Perfect creepy stories (5/5)

It's like listening to a modern version of Lovecraft and I love it. So smart and it has that perfect level of creepy but relatable--it's like the Freudian uncanny in a podcast.

My obsession (5/5)

Oh god I freaking love this podcast. After I’m done listening to all the episodes, I start over. I’m this obsessed with it.

It's alright (3/5)

I don't believe all the hype.

Disappointing (2/5)

I had high hopes for this podcast after hearing the premise and I really wanted to like it. Humor-meets-Lovecraft lands very squarely in my wheelhouse and I sampled a number of episodes across the breadth of Nightvale's history. The episodes have consistently great production quality but I found them to be otherwise very disappointing: An overwrought mish-mash of mysterious ideas and imagery reported with a smug, knowing tone. Based on the glowing reviews and related novels and live shows, it looks as if Nightvale scratches a distinct itch for a great number of fans; however I'm genuinely disappointed to say I'm not one of them.

Awesome! (5/5)

This podcast is hilarious and so well written. Cecil is a great narrator!

Too good for this world (5/5)

What can I say that hasn't already been said. Let the dulcet tones of Cecil's voice take you to this other place. It's what the glow cloud would want…

I don't know what I did before I found this show (5/5)

I really don't. I can't remember anything. Time is weird in Night Vale. Ah well, I'm having fun while I'm here! All hail the Glow Cloud!

Fantastic (5/5)

I've been listening to this show for three years, and I can hardly put into words how much it means to me. The story is consistently interesting without the impression that the writers are trying too hard to keep it going, and the characters are unique and interesting. Underlying all the different stories are important themes and moments of surprising power. Highly recommended- out of the dozens of podcasts I've listened to over the years, this has always stuck out as the brightest and the best.

Perfectly Strange (5/5)

About a month ago, a friend recommended listening to podcasts at work because staring at a computer screen for 8 hours a day will drive you nuts. I had never listened to podcasts before, but i remembered the welcome to night vale uproar that had been on tumblr a few years ago so i decided to give it a shot, having no idea what to expect. After listening on average 4 to 5 hours a day, i am finally caught up on all the episodes and after binge listening for weeks im dreading waiting for updates twice a month. Night vale stole my heart, and i'm so attached to cecil sometimes i wanna steal him from carlos, except i love carlos too so i can't do that. Night vale has sooo many lovable characters, and somehow i relate to them even tho they're weird. I love the diversity shown across genders, sexuality, religions, and of course race. Night vale feels like my home now. Thank u so much for this wonderful podcast, and thank u for being such a great podcast-virginity-stealer because now i've started exploring other podcasts too. 5 stars!

ALL HAIL (5/5)

That is all.

All hail (5/5)

WTNV is hilarious, touching, innocently cynical and SO well written. This podcast saved my commute during a period when I realized I could not listen to the news and still be functional at work.

LOVE IT (5/5)

I enjoy both the absurdity and the dark humor.

amazing (5/5)

the podcast that got me into podcasts. wonderfully creepy, astonishingly well-written, and surprisingly funny and heartfelt at times. can't wait for It Devours -- i'm doing my best to hit one of the stops on the book tour!

I love night vale and nobody understands why (5/5)

Everything about this podcast is amazing


I've been listening to wtnv for about four years and it has never delivered a bad episode. It's an amazing mix of creepy and hilarious and is the most creative podcast I've ever seen. Plsssss listen!!!!!!!!!!!

The great masterpiece (5/5)

Amazing! I wasn't brainwashed by this! Amazing!

Unique addition to your podcast feed (5/5)

This podcast is extremely thoughtful and often very surprising. Each episode contains a little gem of wisdom that I can translate to my own life. Welcome to Night Vale made me fall in love with podcasts.

Mysteriously normal (5/5)

Is it unusual Is it odd But yet normal to see As the glow cloud forms over head And the dragon runs our town

The Podcast You've Been Looking For (5/5)

If you like the weird, the surreal, the creepy, but also the loving and heartfelt, this is the podcast for you.

The best! (5/5)

Welcome to Night Vale is one of my all time favorite podcasts. It's actually my most favorite topic to talk about as well. I never felt so passionate about some as much as this.

Night Vale (5/5)

A wonderful podcast which has led me to more wonderful podcasts (and music!)! So happy to have this in my life and to listen to these wonderful people play around with the things we take for granted. 10 out of 10 would recommend!

Stay calm... (5/5)

This podcast is creepily awesome! Stay away, unless you want to spend hours enjoying one of the best podcasts in this dimension.

Bedtime Story (5/5)

I can't think of a better bedtime story than Cecil telling me what's been going on in Night Vale. When I got tired of re-listening, I was thrilled to find Alice isn't Dead and Within the Wires, and now two new podcasts Joseph and Jeremy are sponsoring: Conversations with People who Hate Me, and The Orbiting Human Circus of the Air. All the podcasts, original or sponsored, are amazingly good. And I love these guys so much for how they use the money from their live shows, or money sticking out from under the fence in the Dog Park, and yes, carefully culled corporate sponsors who allow some fun in their commercials. They use all that money to travel across the globe and bring people live shows, sponsor new podcasts, help out newbies like themselves five years ago with two guys in a garage. I'm proud to be a member. I thought capitalism was hopeless, but these guys manage to create incredibly great podcasts and books and audiobooks, and sponsor others of their ilk. That last is what I love most about their ideology; recycling their success to help other nascent podcasts. And they are LGBTother letters I should know friendly. And they have an ocean in the desert.

Have dropped it since listening (2/5)

I used to listen to Welcome to Nightvale, but have since stopped. It's not because it's terrible, but I di have some gripes that make it hard to listen to. The podcast seems a bit random. This has never changed. This can work in its favor, though often since it has been trying to add in more plot it still feels a bit off in parts due to this. I've looked through the script book they released and apparently this was just how it got written. On saying that, after while it just started sounding really formulaic till it added a whole bunch of plot (I haven't been listening in awhile, so please forgive me if I'm not completely up to date) Which even though the framework was there for the plot, it still feels like a lot of it was thrown at the wall to see what would stick rather than have some story that actually works with the plot. Also (and I know Cranor and Fink don't have any control over this, it's just another small thing that got me to stop listening) there's a portion of the fanbase, as seems to happen a lot with large fanbases these days, that is extremely toxic. Still, there are good points, too. The characters have been developed extremely well, and the stories that they do use fit the strange setting they've developed fairly well. I'm not sure if I'll be listening to the podcast again, but it's obvious that the people behind Nightvale are passionate about it. Even if I've stopped listening to it or liking it, I hope the show doesn't end for awhile yet.

Fun, unexpected, creepy, cool, smart (5/5)

I love Cecil, and Carlos. I love Old Woman Josie and all of the angels. I love Janis and Steve Carlsburg. I love Mayor Dana. I love the Hyram and Hydasa McDaniels. I love all of the lost interns, and Coshak the cat. I love the dog park and the library, and the Moonlight All Night Cafe. I want me some invisible pie. Brilliant. Just brilliant.

My Favorite Podcast (5/5)

This podcast is almost as great as Big Rico's pizza. Nobody does a slice like Big Rico's. NOBODY.

Changed my life! (5/5)

10/10 great story and a perfect sense of humor that I think anyone can relate to no matter what age! Just overall great storytelling and wonderful performances for the voice actors!!! Have listened to it a solid 3 times all the way through!

Obsessed (5/5)

I am absolutely obsessed with this podcast! I love the story line, the characters, and of course Cecil. The book they released is also really good.

I Love Night Vale ❤️❤️❤️❤️👍🏻👍🏻 (5/5)

Welcome to night vale is a wonderful thing to listen to, The radio host is one of the most wonderful to listen to he has a voice that you could lose yourself into. If you've never listen to them just listen to the first one and you will be hooked forever and ever and ever and ever and ever never can get out no you can never ever escape nose for light if you've never listen to them just listen to the first one and you will be hooked forever and ever and ever and ever and ever never can get out no you can never ever escape.

Used to be very good, got preachy. (1/5)

Used to be very good, got preachy. Too bad the creators chose politics over story. I have unsubscribed.

Weird show (5/5)

This show plays out like an off beat stand up routine. It's funny, it's weird, and its rapid fire. Listen to this podcast, then say nothing, and drink to forget.

Purely amazing (5/5)

This is magic and laughter and grief and horror and every other human emotion under this and any other sun. I'm so glad I found this podcast, glad that it's been around for five years and excited and hopeful for the next few years.

Beautiful (5/5)

This is my absolute FAVORITE THING EVER

Not enough ways to say I love you (5/5)

Just one of my favorite podcasts. Period. I've been to the live shows as often as I can get to one, I buy the merch, I read the books, I belong to a group on Ravelry that does fiber art from NV, and I love the satellite podcasts. I love all of it.

Iconic (5/5)

What more can be said about this amazing show that other reviewers haven't said a hundred times over?

Absurdist humor and Surreal fantasy (5/5)

First thing to note is that Welcome to Nightvale- despite its Lovecraftian inspiration- is not the least bit frightening. Rather, it is an address to current social issues under the guise of otherworldly phenomena in a small fictional town. WTNV is smart, fun, and contains social commentary worth listening to. The creators are amazing people, each voice actor is a talent in their own right, and the sheer amount of listeners has created a lovely fan base to fall back on. Cecil Baldwin, being the voice of Nightvale and the titular radio host himself has a fabulous presence both through the podcast and live. If you want a unique podcast that has a seemingly endless supply of episodes and which doesn't seem to be stopping anytime for you- give Welcome to Nightvale a shot. And when all else fails- scream hopelessly into the void. Maybe, if your lucky, the void will scream back.

Perfect (5/5)

My desert island podcast.

Indulge in you inner weirdo (5/5)

Everyone I know from a chic fashionista to adorable comic book nerd have loved this podcast. Starts out so silly but you end up really caring about the characters of this town, while still laughing along the silly and sometimes weirdly wise/prescient quips (I've literally cried while listening once I was so invested in these fictional ppl). If you want smart, oddball comedy, then welcome to Night Vale.

(Insert made-up synonym for amazing here!) (5/5)

I am currently being held against my will by a small organization of men wearing uniform green tuxedos, but I have a phone full of night vale, making this at least worthwhile. Ahahahahaha. Ha. Ha. Seriously though, send help.

Loved it but it lost something (3/5)

I really loved this podcast up until the past 15 or so episodes. It just kinda lost something that I can't place my finger on. 😢

Great Show, Keeps getting better. (5/5)

You probably don't need another person telling you to check this podcast out, but you didn't need that extra donut either, tubby.

honestly the best podcast i've ever listened to (5/5)


Amazingly entertaining (5/5)

Amazingly entertaining

Weird and Wonderful (5/5)

I have been listening since it started. Welcome to Night Vale is delightfully strange and always entertaining. Thank you to Joseph Fink and Jeffery Cranor!

Love you, Cecil! (5/5)

This show is great! It supports people of all backgrounds and abilities- even shapeshifters! I got to see them live and it was such a fun event! The music is on point and I always enjoy hearing the weather and the proverb at the very end

A comfortably weird 'radio' narrative (5/5)

I will steal this from another review. "Like Stephen King meets NPR" This is how I describe it to friends and family. Start at the beginning, listen on the road, while traveling, while doing chores at home. Become familiar with the strange, otherworldly, and yet recognizable world of Nightvale and the citizens within. You won't regret it!

Just awesome (5/5)

This podcast is mind bending and hilarious. It's not for everyone, for sure. But I absolutely adore it. Production quality is fantastic as well. And the actors are very talented.

awesome!!!! (5/5)

super funny! I Love Listening to it.

You will not regret it. (5/5)

Truly creative and original.

What happened? (1/5)

What happened to night vale? Was a fun ride now a gay rights lecture. i'm bored.

great (5/5)

Love the storytelling and narration.

All hail the Glow Cloud (5/5)

All hail the Glow Cloud. All hail the Glow Cloud. All hail the Glow Cloud. All hail the Glow Cloud. All hail the Glow Cloud. All hail the Glow Cloud. All hail the Glow Cloud. All hail the Glow Cloud. All hail the Glow Cloud. All hail the Glow Cloud. Alllllllll haaaaaiiiiiiiiiiillllllll the Glowwwww Clooouuuuuuudddd. This is actually the best thing ever. You have been warned.

John Peters (5/5)

You know...the farmer?

Honestly my favorite podcast (5/5)

Almost everything about it is so wild it makes me smile. It's the weird dystopian society that YA novels couldn't think of

My Favorite Podcast Ever (5/5)

Amazing stories via a team that looks to innovate in the medium.

Hotel California Re-Imagined as Small Town, America (5/5)

The Hooded Figures have given me explicit instructions to "both PRAISE and RECOIL RESPECTFULLY" from Welcome to Night Vale. I do so willingly as it I understand it is a mark of citizenship to obey all cryptic edicts from the Hooded Figures. Keep up the good work, Cecil and Friends. Now if you'll excuse me, I think the Faceless Old Woman is getting into my peanut butter again and has also re-arranged my sustainbly farmed gold teeth collection. Bye.

Listened to them all (5/5)

Found this years ago and they were well into the run. I went back to the beginning cause it was so great. Since then I have bought all the related books.

Life-changing (5/5)

I've told so many people about this podcast! I listened to the first episode a long time ago and didn't get very into it. I gave it another try and I love it! Tremendous props to the WTNV team!

Love it! (5/5)

I had heard of the podcast a while back and decided to listen to it around a year ago. Haven't stopped ever since. It's silly, chill, sweet and entertaining.

Welcome to Night Vale (5/5)

It's fun and weird. So easy to listen to and helps get me through tasks like cleaning with the vague idea of sanity (which doesn't truly exist anyways).

Best podcast (5/5)

Sound production is great, story is incredibly original, the live show was insanely engaging and this whole thing comes together to make this the best podcast in existence. I've been listening for years and I recommend to everyone. Except the secret police.

Creepy and Intriguing (5/5)

Huge fan of the show. My husband and I have listened to every episode. Great stuff.

Great Podcast of All Time (5/5)

Yes. It is.

Gets Old (3/5)

It gets old after a while. The same nonsense stories time after time. It starts off as unique and interesting, but doesn't ever grow.

Nightvale destroyed my soul (in a good way) (5/5)

Ah, Nightvale. I am captivated by your weird and wonderful ways. Needless to say, much like Nightvale citizens, I CANNOT ESCAPE. Although it's chaotic and deadly, I'd pack my bags and go to Nightvale any day. I feel emotionally attached to many of the characters and the fan base is so creative and lovely. I love it! 😍😂👍🏻

Wow (5/5)

It's amazing that without question or announcement Cecil, the main character in nearly each episode, has a crush and a relationship and a marriage with a man. That fact that so far to me remembering, he only really said in a way that he was gay was in one episode, Cal. I love Cecil's whole family and friends, and the dark twist to almost each episode and sadness that follows the whole story of Night Vale. It is definitely worth a listen.

Absolutely love it (5/5)

Favorite podcast! My absolute beatest/closest friend introduced me to WTNV, which is also her favorite podcast. I highly recommend it.

The Best (5/5)

Impossible to not love

Community Radio is what brings towns together (5/5)

Night Vale is some of the best, most evocative story telling I have ever heard. The stories are topical, entertaining, compelling, and serve to excercise the entire range of human emotion. If you listen to only one podcast this year, make it Welcome to Night Vale. All hail the Glow Cloud.

Beautiful (5/5)

A drama that isn't just funny but mysterious.Ive been listening since 2015 and honestly I still love it.

Honestly the best thing I've ever heard (5/5)

If you like horror, humor, and mystery this is one of the best things you will ever hear. Intriguing and deeply involved universe and developed and funny characters! Amazing writing and a true love of doing the podcast shine through!

My gateway (5/5)

This is the podcast that led me down the rabbit hole of great podcasts. I have never looked back.

This is Good Stuff Ok (5/5)

listen to this podcast. I'm telling you. if you like binging on Netflix, you will love binging this podcast. it's weird, creepy, and full of awesome plots ok. LISTEN

Brilliantly Weird (5/5)

Night Vale continues to impress, surprise and delight me. As a dedicated listener since 2012 I can honestly say this show doesn't get old. I don't know how Fink and Cranor come up with this magic episode after episode, but whatever they're doing they're doing it right. Night Vale is poetic, at times heart warming, and straight up creepy. I've heard things from this podcast that'll really make you say like what.

It's Run It's Course (3/5)

The first year or so of this podcast was great. Funny, weird, hip, shocking. Then it just started to make no sense. It went from Twilight Zone territory to lame hipster spewing non-sensical poetry. I really loved this show once but I'm unsubscribing now.

My first podcast (5/5)

This is the one that started my love of podcasts.

🕷 (5/5)

Great podcast except the producers take too much time during each episode with self-promotion and merchandise marketing.

Vote Appropriately (5/5)

Listen to this podcast if you don't want the Sheriff's Secret Police to take you down to the abandon mineshaft outside of town for reeducation. It's the right thing to do, fellow Night Vale citizens. Vote appropriately!

Wonderfully Weird (5/5)

Amazing for those who have a strange side and an active imagination!

Wow (5/5)

Like, wow.

ALL HAIL (5/5)


Like a mashup of Twin Peaks, X-Files, Lovecraft and Prairie Home Companion! (5/5)

I'll admit, it took me a couple listens before Night Vale actually hooked me. But wow, did it ever hook me! This is not only my favorite podcast (by a long shot!), it's the show that got me into both podcasts and audio dramas. I love Cecil, Carlos and the rest of this friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass over head while they all pretend to sleep.

Night Vale (5/5)

I've laughed and cried, my heart has quivered with love and trembled with terror. I've been overwhelmingly confused and simultaneously filled with clarity. This dark sci-fi fantasy has helped me overcome my own anxieties about mortality and meaning in a vast, unintelligible universe. Welcome to Night Vale will surprise and fulfill you in countless, unexpected ways. It's an addictive phenomenon I can't get out of my head and continually impresses me with the complex and clever humor and stories provided. (I flew through 110 episodes in a couple of weeks and so will you.)