42 episodes

Stories told through found audio from an alternate universe. Season three, “Dictation,” is a political thriller told exclusively through a bureaucrat’s dictated recordings to a secretary. Narrated by Lee LeBreton. Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Original music by Mary Epworth.

Within the Wires Night Vale Presents

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.6, 1.5K Ratings

Stories told through found audio from an alternate universe. Season three, “Dictation,” is a political thriller told exclusively through a bureaucrat’s dictated recordings to a secretary. Narrated by Lee LeBreton. Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Original music by Mary Epworth.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.5K Ratings
1.5K Ratings
cosimascully ,

Great

Subtle storytelling with such interesting characters. The way it all comes together every season never fails to blow my mind.

raven 19 ,

Different

Different type of storytelling from NightVale. However once you get used to it, becomes like a mystery book. However episodes have become far and in between. May need to unsubscribe due to lack of new episodes. The newest episode was not even a Within the Wires production instead it was the first episode of NightVale’s newest podcast. Start with This: From idea to Execution.

They should really let listeners discover the new things for themselves and assume people are subscribed to certain podcasts for the stories in those podcasts.

Craadelman ,

Masterpiece

I listened to the first episode and though I admit it was slow and confusing, as I continued to listen, all of the tapes, and stories and facts spoken on them began to build on each other. It was such a beautiful story to listen as it developed and I wish I could erase my memory of it so that I could listen to the whole thing again and discover more and more clues again and be pulled in for the whole emotional journey again.

The people who gave it bad ratings are missing the point. It is supposed to be a slow subtle mystery and it is not supposed to let you figure out the entire story in the first episode. If that is not some people’s cup of tea, I understand. However, please do not give the show a bad rating for not fitting your preferred style, as many people find it fascinating, including me.

I also think many people dropped off at the second episode, which led them to be unable to put all the pieces together and thus feel unaccomplished in listening to it or even just bored. This is a mistake. It is so beautifully masterfully written as a thing to be built and built and built on that you can’t just chop it into pieces, take ONE of the pieces, and then say you gave it a chance. You need to listen to the full thing to get the full experience and trust me, it is so so worth it.

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