37 episodes

Welcome to Night Vale creator Joseph Fink and the Mountain Goats singer/songwriter John Darnielle discuss what it means to be an artist, a fan, and, as many people are, both at once. Season Two explores the process of writing, recording, and releasing the Mountain Goats’ latest album, In League With Dragons, giving you an unprecedented look at the creative process as it is happening.

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    • 4.8 • 80 Ratings

Welcome to Night Vale creator Joseph Fink and the Mountain Goats singer/songwriter John Darnielle discuss what it means to be an artist, a fan, and, as many people are, both at once. Season Two explores the process of writing, recording, and releasing the Mountain Goats’ latest album, In League With Dragons, giving you an unprecedented look at the creative process as it is happening.

    Hand of Death

    Hand of Death

    We’ve reached the end of the season, and we saved the first song written for this album for last. Today, John and Joseph have one more conversation about what it means to be a fan, an artist, and both at once — and talk about “Hand of Death,” which never actually made it onto the Mountain Goats’ In League with Dragons. Featuring an exclusive demo of the song. The Mountain Goats’ In League With Dragons is out now on Merge Records. Get it at mergerecords.com/in-league-with-dragons. For more information, go to ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com. From Night Vale Presents. Produced by Christy Gressman.

    • 40 min
    In League with Dragons

    In League with Dragons

    John and Joseph talk touring, books, and the title track from the Mountain Goats’ In League with Dragons. Featuring an exclusive demo of the song. The Mountain Goats’ In League With Dragons is out now on Merge Records. Get it at mergerecords.com/in-league-with-dragons. For more information, go to ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com. From Night Vale Presents. Produced by Christy Gressman.

    • 56 min
    Maureen Johnson

    Maureen Johnson

    Writer Maureen Johnson gets loopy with a very tired Joseph and John on today’s episode. The Mountain Goats’* In League With Dragons* is out now on Merge Records. Get it at mergerecords.com/in-league-with-dragons. For more information, go to ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com. From Night Vale Presents. Produced by Christy Gressman.

    • 48 min
    Doc Gooden

    Doc Gooden

    On today’s episode, John and Joseph talk baseball, tragedy, and rhythm — and Doc Gooden from the Mountain Goats’ latest album, In League With Dragons. Featuring an exclusive demo of the song. In League With Dragons is out now on Merge Records. Get it at mergerecords.com/in-league-with-dragons. For more information, go to ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com. From Night Vale Presents. Produced by Christy Gressman.

    • 1 hr
    Passaic 1975

    Passaic 1975

    This week, Mal Blum sticks around to talk Black Sabbath, touring, live albums, and Passaic 1975 from the Mountain Goats’ latest album, In League With Dragons . Featuring an exclusive demo of the song. In League With Dragons is out now on Merge Records. Get it at mergerecords.com/in-league-with-dragons. For more information, go to ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com. From Night Vale Presents. Produced by Christy Gressman.

    • 55 min
    Mal Blum

    Mal Blum

    Mal Blum joins John and Joseph to talk about making a living as an artist and their relationship with fans. Check out Mal’s latest album, Pity Boy, here: https://lnk.to/Pityboy. The Mountain Goats’ In League With Dragons is out now on Merge Records. Get it at mergerecords.com/in-league-with-dragons . For more information, go to ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com. From Night Vale Presents. Produced by Christy Gressman.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

pineolliepple ,

Thank you

I’ve been listening The Mountain Goats since I was a kid. This podcast has suddenly added so much depth and dimension to the songs I’ve loved for so long, and it’s such a gift. Please consider doing a season on The Sunset Tree (it’s one of my all time most important albums).

THE_EARTH_MAN ,

Hope you come back soon!

Great bright spot in my Thursday. John and Joseph both have interesting thoughts. Love both the discussing and maybe the tangents even more. The tension of John always trying to divert it from his work. It's a an excellent time and I really just want to say than you so much.

I listened to this while studying through exams and it made practicing linear algebra a joy. (Normally a nightmare).

isingthereforeiam ,

Thank you

I started listening to this because of some of the guests doing covers and my love of Night Vale.... but my god. This podcast is now my favourite thing. This music is now some of my favourite music.
You should definitely listen to this. Repeatedly.

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