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Welcome to Night Vale. Welcome to Night Vale is a podcast presented as a radio show for the fictional town of Night Vale.

Welcome to Night Vale

It was created by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, is voiced by Cecil Baldwin, and is published by Commonplace Books. The podcast airs on the first and fifteenth of every month, and consists of "news, announcements and advertisements" from the desert town,[2] located "somewhere in the Southwestern United States".[3] In an interview with NPR, Joseph Fink commented on the creation of the series, stating that he "came up with this idea of a town in that desert where all conspiracy theories were real, and we would just go from there with that understood. "[4] Every episode of the podcast includes a piece of music as its "weather report", each by a different independently-published artist.[5] The theme and background instrumental music to the series was created by the musician and composer Disparition.[6] In July 2013, Welcome to Night Vale became the most downloaded podcast on iTunes.[7]

Night Vale — COMMONPLACE BOOKS. George Hrab. George Joseph Hrab (born June 8, 1971 in Belleville, New Jersey) is a drummer, guitarist, composer and podcaster known for performing rock, funk and jazz and for exploring atheist,[3] skeptic and science themes in his work.

George Hrab

He has released six albums as a solo artist. Musical career[edit] Hrab performs in several genres of music, but most often in rock and funk. His lyrics are often witty.[4] Hrab lists Frank Zappa and David Byrne as key influences. "I grew up listening to Zappa and the Talking Heads. Hrab has released six albums since 1997 as an independent musician. Aside from his solo work, Hrab has been a member of many bands of the course of his career, he listed the entire history in one episode of his podcast.[10] The most notable groups are listed below. Eric Mintel Quartet[edit] In 1998 Hrab was the touring drummer for the Eric Mintel Quartet, and recorded one jazz album with them.

Philadelphia Funk Authority[edit] Geologic Podcast. The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe. The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is a weekly, 80 minute podcast hosted by Steven Novella, MD, and a panel of "skeptical rogues".

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

It is the official podcast of the New England Skeptical Society. The show features discussions of myths, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, the paranormal, and many general forms of superstition, from the point of view of scientific skepticism. The show also features discussions of recent scientific developments in layman's terms, and interviews authors, people in the area of science and other famous skeptics. Dr. Steven Novella, the host of the show, has been particularly active in debunking pseudoscience in medicine.

Hosts[edit] Production[edit] The show is prerecorded via a Skype conference call. The SGU crew during TAM9 in Las Vegas 2011 Segments[edit] Opening The Skeptics' Guide opens with Steven Novella introducing each panelist in attendance, typically leading to the retrospective segment "This Day in Skepticism". This day in history "Who's That Noisy? " Home - The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe. This American Life. This American Life (TAL) is an American weekly hour-long radio program produced by WBEZ and hosted by Ira Glass.[1] It has been made available on PRI affiliate stations and is also available as a free weekly podcast.

This American Life

Primarily a journalistic non-fiction program, it has also featured essays, memoirs, field recordings, short fiction, and found footage. The first episode aired on November 17, 1995,[2] under the show's original title, Your Radio Playhouse. The series is distributed by Public Radio International.[3] Format[edit] Each week's show has a theme, explored in several "acts. " Content varies widely by episode. The end credits of each show are read by Glass, and include a sound clip extracted out of context from some portion of that show, which Glass humorously attributes to previous WBEZ general manager Torey Malatia, who co-founded the show with Ira Glass in 1995. Home.