I just launched the first episode of a podcast I’ve been working on for a while. It’s called The Late Story, and it takes the form of an old-school late-night radio show in which a Storyteller tells a story to the radio audience. The thing is, his stories may not be entirely fiction. New episodes are gonna be released every other Friday on my YouTube channel (and on the podcast’s iTunes page) and I really hope you guys will check it out. This first episode tells the story of Jordan, an average worker, and his mysterious encounter with his shadow… (more…)
The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe is the second volume featuring scripts from the podcast Welcome to Night Vale. Written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe contains the scripts from the podcast’s second season, as well as the live show The Debate, along with an introduction by Maureen Johnson, illustrations by Jessica Hayworth, and introductions to each episode by various members of the cast and crew. In The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe, Night Vale faces a takeover by a totalitarian corporation that threatens to forever change the town and everyone in it. Like the previous review, this review will be in two parts; the first part will discuss the book itself while the second part discusses the content of the season.
I’m going to start reviewing/recapping episodes of Night Vale on this blog mostly as a way for me to remember things that have happened in earlier episodes and have an easy way to reference them when a future episode makes a callback to an earlier one. As such, these recaps will always contain spoilers for the episode it’s reviewing. In this episode, entitled Filings, the angels go to the hall of records to register as real beings and some odd things happen as a result. It’s a pretty rad episode. You’ll see why. (more…)