Binary System Podcast

Formerly known as The Night Vale Recap, we now present The Binary System Podcast. Twins Kathryn Adams and Elizabeth Wallace bring you recaps of Welcome To Night Vale, and geek out about any shiny thing that distracts them.

Binary System Podcast #18 – WTNV Episode 79: Lost in the Mail

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Binary System Podcast #18 – WTNV Episode 79: Lost in the Mail

This week the twins help celebrate Remembrance Day in Night Vale, which involves the usual parades, speeches, Emissaries from the Blood Space War, and fidelipac cartridges. Also there’s some Walking Dead, Doctor Who, and Star Wars in there. We mean in the podcast, not in Night Vale. Ooo, a Night Vale/Star Wars crossover. Get on that, fanartists!

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Gallery: Carolina Renaissance Festival 2015

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Gallery: Carolina Renaissance Festival 2015

Ren Fests are technically Geek conventions too, especially when they have theme days like “Time Travelers Weekend”. Festival attendees of the Carolina Renaissance Festival on the weekend of November 14-15 were invited to attend dressed as their favorite time traveling character inspired by movies, TV, comic books, science fiction and/or fantasy. Kathryn was able to go (dressed rather conservatively as a Scottish Highland lass with Steampunk accessories), and staff photographer Nathan Adams along with guest photographer Randy Kalaf captured a sample of the fandoms who traveled back to the 16th century for the weekend.

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Binary System Podcast #17 – WTNV Episode 78: Cooking Stuff

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Binary System Podcast #17 – WTNV Episode 78: Cooking Stuff

Winter Halloween is almost here, but first there’s the little matter of Thanksgiving. Cecil’s guest tonight is Tourniquet sou chef Earl Harlan, here to walk you through all the steps to cooking the perfect Thanksgiving turkey: Kill, Clean, Gut, Stuff, AND Cook. And he’s also got lots of advice for making your favorite dishes like cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes (believe it or not, you have to cook the potatoes first; that makes it easier to mash them up. With your feet.)

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Binary System Podcast #16 – Bonus Episode “Spoil All The Things!”

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Binary System Podcast #16 – Bonus Episode “Spoil All The Things!”

You know how we always say in our intro that we’re gonna listen to an episode and then “Spoil the hell out of it”? Well consider yourself warned, because on this week’s bonus episode we’re having a spoileriffic discussion of The Walking Dead, right up to the most recent episode (well not this week’s episode, last week’s episode, since we still hadn’t seen Episode 5 at the time of recording. Time is weird. Shh, no spoilers.)

We’ll also be talking about how amazing the Welcome To Night Vale novel is, but there will be fewer spoilers for that one. Mostly because we really want you to read it. Shout out in the comments when you do!

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Binary System Podcast #15 – WTNV Episode 77 “A Stranger”

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Binary System Podcast #15 – WTNV Episode 77 “A Stranger”

A Stranger is terrorizing the Night Vale Radio Station and the mayor of Night Vale records a heartfelt plea to help Desert Bluffs, and then she eats dirt! No, that’s not a figure of speech, she’s eating dirt. So it’s a pretty regular day in Night Vale.

The twins also talk about Halloween, the Walking Dead, fan art, and your mom.

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Binary System Podcast #14 – WTNV Episode 76 “An Epilogue”

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Binary System Podcast #14 – WTNV Episode 76 “An Epilogue”

Wow, a lot’s been going on in Night Vale over the past few weeks, hasn’t it? Just so much exciting stuff and revelations and fallout from big things happening. But Cecil doesn’t need to go over the details about The Man in the Tan Jacket or the whole KING CITY thing, because we already know all about it. Yep, it’s almost like it’s all been written down on four hundred and one pages in a format available for everyone to purchase.

This week the twins recap the Welcome To Night Vale episode promoting the release of the new WTNV novel…OH I’M SORRY, WAS THAT NOT SUPPOSED TO BE OBVIOUS? Kidding aside, it was a fun episode. But not subtle.

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Binary System Podcast #13 – WTNV Episode 75 “Through the Narrow Place”

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Binary System Podcast #13 – WTNV Episode 75 “Through the Narrow Place”

Oo, the 13th episode of BSP falling on the first week of October! That’s so appropriately creepy, you’d almost think we planned it that way.

Fall is here, and so is the Night Vale annual charity marathon: twenty-six miles through the Narrow Place. And like so many other events in Night Vale, the marathon is expected to be lots of fun, most likely fatal, and mandatory. For everyone.

Strap on your running shoes and get ready for the starting pistol (we don’t miss twice) as the twins recap the latest WTNV episode and fangirl about Return of the Jedi, Danger Mouse, Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse, and Andre the Giant.

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Binary System Podcast #12 – WTNV Episode 74 “Civic Changes”

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Binary System Podcast #12 – WTNV Episode 74 “Civic Changes”

We’re back, for the second podcast in as many weeks! This time we’re listening to a Welcome To Night Vale episode that calls back to a lot of old favorites (The Dog Park, Emergency Press Conferences, the big hole in the vacant lot behind the Ralph’s) and gives a brief introduction to a new intern who might have the savvy needed to survive an internship at the Night Vale Community Radio (now that we’ve said that it’ll probably be another half episode before she’s carried off by a pack of intelligent oranges.)

Join the twins as they recap the episode and then talk about their progress in catching up with Sense8 and Doctor Who. (The City Council would also like us to SHUT UP ABOUT THE DOG PARK.)

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Binary System Podcast #11 – WTNV Episode 73 “Triptych”

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Binary System Podcast #11 – WTNV Episode 73 “Triptych”

We’re back from vacation and just a liiiitle bit late on listening to the September 1st WTNV episode. “Triptych” was worth the wait though; the episode heavily features Kevin from Desert Bluffs, with a totally new perspective on the notorious StrexCorp lackey.

Listen in as the twins recap the episode and then talk a little about their trip to the almost otherworldly Yellowstone Park.

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Binary System Podcast #10 – Zombies and Bots

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Binary System Podcast #10 – Zombies and Bots

So on recording day we still had two more days to wait for a Welcome To Night Vale episode. Rather than skip a week, we talked about Sense8, The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, World War Z, and Transformers instead.

Depending on how the schedule works out, next week we may just recap TWO episodes of Welcome To Night Vale. Or we may talk about Transformers some more. You never know. Enjoy!

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