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Welcome to Night Vale

Tuesday, July 22


Welcome to Night Vale is the kind of podcast you find yourself listening to as you drive through the night from town to rural Eastern Idaho town, watching hundreds of red lights blink slowly in the distance, atop a mass of giant wind turbines. It's a Twilight Zone-esque program, with the story of a small desert town told through scratchy news bulletins and weather updates from the Sheriff's Secret Police.

The twice-monthly podcast has developed a cult following and now tours the globe with live shows. Boise gets its own whiff of the mystery when Welcome to Night Vale descends on the Egyptian Theatre Tuesday night.

Until then, the friendly folks from Night Vale would like you remind you of something: "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't even begin to comprehend the infinite possible consequences of your actions."