How Does Night Vale Confront Us With the Unknown? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

Night Vale’s masterful balance of mystery, humor, and horror has made it the #1 podcast in America. Night Vale employs the techniques of H.P. Lovecraft, specifically his masterful manipulation of THE UNKNOWN, but the medium chosen makes it literally impossible to visually depict its universe. And it is questionable, in our hyper visual culture, whether we are truly able to cope with the mysteries of Night Vale. And not just the mysteries of the plot (like why we’re forbidden from entering the Dog Park), but the impossibility of knowing what this fascinating world even LOOKS like!! Are we ok with that? Watch the episode to find out!

Check out the awesome “Night Vale” and Lovecraft fan art featured in this episode!

Cecil Baldwin Cosplay
by Haley
http://bit.ly/1bdQyOq
Welcome to Night Vale
by ~AznNerd
http://bit.ly/16zUqnL
Welcome to Night Vale – Hooded Figures
by *dontevenknow-anymore
http://bit.ly/16zUpQF
“Your beloved narrator” by Kinomatika
http://bit.ly/17138Qk
littleulvar
http://bit.ly/1fDKXnq
All my interns are dead
by ~Womaneko
http://bit.ly/1fDL0zK
Saved Chicken
http://bit.ly/16zUzrn
blood in a rose teacup
http://bit.ly/1fDLaqF
night vale announcements
http://bit.ly/190bB2Q
Hell Man Draws
http://bit.ly/190bBzR
Walking The Dog – Welcome to Night Vale
by *dontevenknow-anymore
http://bit.ly/190bDaT
Of all dimensions
http://bit.ly/1713kPn
Cthulhu
By Chris Nichols
http://bit.ly/1713iXW
Napoleyawn
http://bit.ly/1fDLlCi
Night Vale 4
by ~SheepyDoodle
http://bit.ly/16zUILq
Welcome to Night Vale – Sheriff’s Secret Police
by *XibXib
http://bit.ly/16zUNPe
Mind of Machine
http://bit.ly/16zUQdL
Artemismoon12
http://bit.ly/190bRPc
Musain
http://bit.ly/190bTqq
The Unreliable Narrator
by ~Bluemutantfreak
http://bit.ly/16zUSCo
Starlock
http://bit.ly/16zUVhB
Kateordie
http://bit.ly/190bXqd
Kurzz
http://bit.ly/16zUXpJ
http://bit.ly/16zUXWJ
Cecil Baldwin
by ~aerettberg
http://bit.ly/16zV0BY
Welcome to Night Vale: Cecil Sketch
by ~FeatherGambler
http://bit.ly/190c5WK
littleulvar
http://bit.ly/190c4lC
H.P. Lovecraft
by *CreepySeb
http://bit.ly/16zV3xM
Welcome to Night Vale
by =Simply-Psycho
http://bit.ly/1713EO6
H.P. Lovecraft
by *AbigailLarson
http://bit.ly/1713Gpd
Welcome to Night Vale.
by *cacogenic
http://bit.ly/1fDM5aw
Station Management.
by Sheepy Doodle
http://bit.ly/1713JkZ
Cthulhu : Long Reach of Evil
by ~ESharam
http://bit.ly/1fDMaeB
Welcome to Night Vale
by ~acpadilla
http://bit.ly/1713Lcz
All Hail The Glow Cloud Shirt
http://bit.ly/190ckB2
Welcome To Night Vale: Cecil and Carlos
by ~probably-human
http://bit.ly/1713M05
Cecil Baldwin
by ~Jackie-lyn
http://bit.ly/1713MgJ
Cecil Baldwin
by ~Chancc
http://bit.ly/1fDMlXg
Night Vale: Just a Small Desert Town
by ~Thatoneguywithbrains
http://bit.ly/16zVgkp
Homage to Lovecraft
by ~Valzonline
http://bit.ly/16zVgB7
Cecil Baldwin
by ~TheTinyTaco
http://bit.ly/1fDMolK

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Videos:
Welcome To Night Vale – Cecil Cosplay – By Sam Lake
http://bit.ly/1fDMv0M
Welcome to Night Vale – by Shon Reidy
http://bit.ly/1fDME4q

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Music:
The Ballad of Fiedler and Mundt
http://bit.ly/1712NgA
Chiptune – Kenzalol
http://bit.ly/15vKwpN
Binarpilot
http://bit.ly/10N0UBf
Level 5: Room for the Homeless
http://bit.ly/10N0Ykm
StatueofDiveo – Final Days
http://bit.ly/1fDK4eI
EatMe
http://bit.ly/17ludvN
“Europe” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
“Tarty Prash” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
“Squarehead” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
“Carry on Carillon” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
Nieuwe Utrecht by Disparition
http://bit.ly/190aQXz

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