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Binary System Podcast #24 – WTNV Episode #81 “After 3327”

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Binary System Podcast #24 – WTNV Episode #81 “After 3327”

There’s a really interesting lecture going on at Night Vale’s Museum of Forbidden Technologies (which Elizabeth and Kathryn will now refer to as “MOFT”, because we’re easy to amuse.) Unfortunately the lecturer has removed his burlap sack and disabled the white noise generator, so museum patrons can actually hear the forbidden technologies he’s talking about. That’s…not good.

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The Best Books of 2015

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The Best Books of 2015

Whelp, it’s that time of year again. Time to look back on fifty-two weeks of book reviews and decide which ones were our favorites. Not gonna lie here, this was a tough decision. Even when ruling out anything that was published before 2015, there were still more than a dozen books that fell into the “best” category, and picking just three apiece feels unfair to the ones that didn’t make it into the top three. The solution? A ton of honorable mentions and, wherever possible, cheat.

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Binary System Podcast #20 – WTNV Episode 80: A New Sheriff In Town

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Binary System Podcast #20 – WTNV Episode 80: A New Sheriff In Town

Happy Christmas Eve, y’all! Don’t forget to say Merry Christmas to the government agents running 24-hour surveillance on your business and home. (But avoid saying their name out loud when you’re on the radio. That’s just rude. Jeez, Cecil, were you raised in a barn?)

Join the twins for the last podcast of the year as we recap Welcome To Night Vale Episode #80, where we get to know the new sheriff (he likes interpretive dance), find out more about the trial of the century (Hiram McDaniel’s Violet head will be the key witness against the other four), and hear the proposal to tag all Desert Bluffs visitors so we’ll know who in our community are the unwelcome ones. That’s…not good.

There’s also a little more discussion about Star Wars. Which comes as a surprise to no one.

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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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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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Review: Welcome To Night Vale – A Novel

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Review: Welcome To Night Vale – A Novel

Maybe she hadn’t seen anything. Maybe she had come into existence seconds ago and made up every moment until this moment to explain how she came to be sitting in this booth in this diner.

As long-time fans of the podcast will tell you, Night Vale is a little desert town where the scenario described above isn’t just plausible, it’s probably one of the only explanations that will make any sense at all.

For people who aren’t fans of the podcast, who have never wondered about the weirdness of time, questioned the existence of angels, or imagined a town where feral used-car salesmen bay at the moon, don’t worry, you don’t need to have listened to a single episode to appreciate how gloriously weird and incomprehensible this novel can be.

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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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