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Podcast Recs: Cast of Wonders and Welcome to Night Vale

Two more podcast recommendations:

Cast of Wonders - The podcast version of Cast of Wonders, a young adult speculative fiction zine featuring short stories for and about young people. The podcast is updated regularly and caters to speculative fiction (things that fall under the sci-fi, fantasy, horror umbrella) and also offers plenty of diverse fiction. I've recommended a few stories from CoW here on my blog, but if you prefer listening to stories, this is the podcast for you. From their website:

Every week we present short stories from some of today’s best genre fiction writers, featuring everything from hard science fiction, to urban fantasy, horror, steampunk, superheroes and more. Our stories are defined by their deep emotional resonance and that critical spark of wonder.

Welcome to Night Vale - This show has been around for many years now and is perfect for anyone who likes weird fiction. It's presented in the style of a radio community updates channel and one of the things I love most is the narrator, Cecil, who reads out the news and strange local happenings around the fictional town of Night Vale. From their website:

WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.
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