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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    • 4.9, 1K 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

4.9 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Lucha Kaiju ,

Superb

The Mountain Goats songs contain some literary masterpieces, this podcast is a deep dive into the MGs with John Darnielle and Night Vale’s Joseph Fink. This show is awesome and I can’t wait to hear the backstory of some of my favorite songs, fingers crossed that season 3 will be dedicated to “Best the Champ”. Darneille is a genius songwriter and author and he has done great work on women’s rights, and progressive causes, while this show is all about art his progressive work is an important part of my love for the band. I’m so glad I discovered this show and am digging into the archives now - great stuff!

HanaKyle ,

Not biased at all.

I love The Mountain Goats. I loved season 1, that album is significant to my growth into adulthood and I loved a deeper understanding and the covers. Oh, the covers! I was wary of Season 2 but I was getting bored with my usual podcasts of entrepreneurial tips and tools and Waylon Jennings caught my eye, so I listened to the episode. Again, I’m floored! Finally hearing the song at the end was sweet bliss. Thank you for doing this. I can’t wait to listen to the rest of the season. Looking forward to knowing the newest songs in a special way, and can’t wait till TMG tours to Brooklyn! Thank you!

EthanCDavenport ,

Perspectives.

They got em and I like to listen to em.

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