Friday May 12, 2017

Welcome to Night Vale's formula for podcasting success

Jeffrey Cranor, co-creator of the Welcome to Night Vale podcast

Jeffrey Cranor, co-creator of the Welcome to Night Vale podcast (Supplied)

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Welcome to Night Vale is a popular podcast that has been variously described as "local news Twin Peaks" or "Lake Wobegon as seen through the eyes of Stephen King or David Lynch."

The podcast focuses on the goings-on of the fictional, Southwestern U.S. town Night Vale and the people that live there through the form of a radio broadcast.

The podcast was written and created by Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink, respectively. Cranor speaks with guest host Ali Hassan about the success of the podcast, taking the show on the road, and the world of fiction podcasts and beyond. 

Welcome to Night Vale will be back on the road with live shows later this summer. For more information, head over to their website.

— Produced by Jean Kim