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Review: It Devours! – A Welcome To Night Vale Novel

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Review: It Devours! – A Welcome To Night Vale Novel

Being great big fans, as we are, of the Welcome To Night Vale podcast, it was tough to decide which one of us would write the review for their latest book, It Devours. Rock Paper Scissors and flipping a coin didn’t work (why? It’s tough to explain. Hey look over there…) so we decided we’d both review it in the format of an instant messenger conversation (Hey, it worked for our review of Norse Mythology.)

Click the jump for a spoiler-filled discussion about the coolest parts of the book, sections that may or may not have been shout-outs, and a mild disagreement about the book’s treatment of religion.

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Binary System Podcast #103 – Blair Witch 2016 and WTNV #117 recap

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Binary System Podcast #103 – Blair Witch 2016 and WTNV #117 recap

This week we’re throwing the format out the window! That’s right, instead of recapping Welcome to Night Vale and then talking about a movie, we’re talking about a movie first! Then the recap! Madness! Total chaos!

Ahem. Anyway. Listen in as we look at the 2016 Blair Witch sequel (which isn’t nearly as bad as you think) and then recap Welcome To Night Vale #116 “eGemony, Part 1: Canadian Club.” Which absolutely does not star Hugh Jackman.

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Binary System Podcast #101 – WTNV #116: Council Member Flynn Part 3

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Binary System Podcast #101 – WTNV #116: Council Member Flynn Part 3

Binary System Podcast is back on schedule this week (meaning we’re a week behind with our recaps. “Running behind” is the new “on schedule,” all the cool kids say it’s so.) Listen in as we discuss crime and finances in Night Vale, and wonder what exactly are the rules for Naked Uno. (Probably the same rules as Naked Anything Else.)

Also tune in next week for a spoileriffic podcast as we talk all about Wonder Woman and Blade Runner 2049!

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Binary System Podcast #100 – One hundred episodes of randomness

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Binary System Podcast #100 – One hundred episodes of randomness

Binary System Podcast is celebrating 100 episodes! Well, not counting 20 or so recorded before we started calling them Binary System, plus some bonus episodes here and there, the odd fan art collections…you know what, it’s not important, happy one hundredth episode!

The plan was to record a retrospective of our favorite moments of the last one hundred (..or so..) episodes, starting with our favorite Night Vale episodes, our favorite Weather music, and our favorite fangirl “eeeeeee” episodes like Arrival, Sherlock, and Star Wars (plus a few “arrgh!” moments with Walking Dead.) But of course there were tangents into Blade Runner 2049, Wonder Woman, Friday the 13th the Series, American Horror Story, Saga, and Transformers, because of COURSE Transformers. 

Thanks for listening in! And if you’ve got a plan for what our next 100 episodes could be about…you’re more organized than we are!

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Binary System Podcast #95: WTNV #113 “Niecelet” and many tangents

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Binary System Podcast #95: WTNV #113 “Niecelet” and many tangents

It’s a nice rambly podcast this week, first with a Night Vale recap where Cecil talks about eclipses you can’t see from this planet and then gets stuck in his own recording booth. And then Elizabeth drags the podcast off on not one but TWO tangents, once about mythical two-headed snakes and another about alien tourists on Earth. And finally a segue into the Defenders, John Barrowman’s awesome DragonCon cosplay, sand castles, Lady Killer, Motor Girl, conventions, Cabin in the Woods, and “My Dad Wrote a Porno.

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Binary System Podcast #94: Eclipse recap and WTNV #112 “Citizen Spotlight”

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Binary System Podcast #94: Eclipse recap and WTNV #112 “Citizen Spotlight”

First off this week is a recap of The Great American Eclipse because SCIENCE. Then we’re looking at Night Vale’s first Citizen Spotlight, featuring a character who is entirely fictional. More so than usual we mean.

After that we look at the first episode of Marvel’s Defenders and talk about what we like (“WRONG NUMBER”) and what we hate (shut UP, Danny!)

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Binary System Podcast #92: WTNV #111 – Summer 2017, Night Vale, USA

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Binary System Podcast #92: WTNV #111 – Summer 2017, Night Vale, USA

This week’s episode of Night Vale was less of an episode and more of a little present for everybody who’s been a fan of the show since the beginning. We got the Dog Park, Dana Cardinal, Khoshekh, the lights above the Arby’s, Carlos’ perfect hair, and angels. And lightbulbs. (sniff) (We’re not crying you’re crying.)

After that there was just time enough to talk Twin Peaks, Agatha Heterodyne Girl Genius, Dylan Marron’s new podcast, and the final issue of Transformers Till All Are One.

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Binary System Podcast #89 – Night Vale Bonus tracks, and San Diego Comic-Con!

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Binary System Podcast #89 –  Night Vale Bonus tracks, and San Diego Comic-Con!

This week Welcome to Night Vale demonstrated once again that they don’t understand the meaning of the word “hiatus” because they gave us both an excerpt from the upcoming Night Vale book It Devours, AND a teaser for the new “Conversations With People Who Hate Me” podcast. This brings up one of the few times that the twins come down on opposite sides of an issue, because Kathryn likes to read the comment threads of news articles to find the rare moments of intelligent discussion and well-worded viewpoints, and Elizabeth doesn’t because she thinks they’re cesspits of humanity.

After that they nerd out about Saga for a bit (the cover to issue 44 is all kinds of neat) and then spell out their plans for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con! They’ll both be there, along with Official Binary System Photographer Captain Slack (otherwise known as Kathryn’s husband Nathan) to do some interviews, take a pile of photos, and report back on Nerd Mecca. Keep an eye out here and on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

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Binary System Podcast #85 – The Night Vale catch-up episode (…part 1)

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Binary System Podcast #85 – The Night Vale catch-up episode (…part 1)

Binary System Podcast is back on schedule! Mostly! A little? Okay, not at all, because we’re way behind on our Night Vale Recaps. So this week you get two for one! Listen in as we race through Night Vale episodes #108 (“Cal”) and #109 (“A Story about Huntokar”) in 20 minutes and still manage to fit in some thoughts on The Originals, American Gods, Moana, and Twin Peaks!

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