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We’re having a bit of a celebration of audio this month at the library, so I wanted to get my list of our top ten podcasts online for all and sundry to enjoy.  Go forth and listen!


One of the surprises of the last few years in listening has been the rise of podcasts.  Podcasts are essentially syndicated audio programs, created by all sorts of folks on all sorts of topics, available for free to listen to via the internet. 

You can listen on your computer, or if you prefer to go mobile, you can download podcasts via services including iTunes, Stitcher, and Podbay and listen to them on your own devices or phones.


Our mission is simple: to develop the absolute best recipes for all of your favorite foods. To do this, we test each recipe 30, 40, sometimes as many as 70 times, until we arrive at the combination of ingredients, technique, temperature, cooking time, and equipment that yields the best, most-foolproof recipe. Online at


99% Invisible is a tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world. Online at

TRY EPISODES 8: Free Parking, 43: The Accidental Music of Imperfect Elevators, 44: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, 72: New Old Town, or 93: Revolving Doors.


From award-winning public radio producer, Nate DiMeo, comes The Memory Palace. Short, surprising stories of the past, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hysterical, always super-great. For history buffs, fans of public radio shows like This American Life and Radio Lab. Online at

TRY EPISODES 25: I Have Not Yet Begun to Rot, 32: Gigantic, 42: What They Saw, 45: Heard, Once, or 60: 400,000 Stars.


The Moth is…a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story – and The Moth’s directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it. Online at

TRY EPISODES My First Day at the Yankees, Golf Clubbing, What Goes Up, Yes Means Yes? Or Mummy Was a Wild Game Hunter.


Pop Culture Happy Hour is a lively chat about books, movies, music, television, comics and pretty much anything else that strikes a nerve, all in a weekly roundtable from NPR. Online at

TRY EPISODES The Authenticity Business, Fruitvale Station and Yelling at Clouds, For Young and Old Alike, How Long is Too Long, On Endings and Road Trips.


Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Online at

TRY EPISODES 2.2: Musical Language, 2.5: Space, 4.1: Laughter, 10.1: Colors, 10.5: The Bad Show.


Who was James Armistead? What were the Bone Wars? Join Deblina and Sarah as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by Online at

TRY EPISODES The Freedom Riders, The Long Winter, 13 Reasons for the American Revolution.


The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a staged production in the style of old time radio that is held monthly at the Coronet Theatre. The show has been running since March 2005. It is live audio theater. Each episode features three non-serialized segments as well as songs and commercials from fictional sponsors. Online at

TRY EPISODES Beyond Belief “Hell is the Loneliest Number”, Sparks Nevada, Marshall on Mars “Inside Out in Outer Space”, Jefferson Reid, Ace American 1.


NPR’s weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what’s real and what we’ve made up. Online at


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. Turn on your radio and hide. Online at

TRY EPISODES 1: Pilot, 13: A Story About You, 19A-B: The Sandstorm, 28: Summer Reading Program, 33: Cassette.

Do you have any idea when your next WTNV listening party might be? My friend and I wanted to go to the March one, but it ended up being too close to Anime Boston... we'll definitely show up to the next one though!
brkteenlib brkteenlib Said:

We’re aiming to have the meet ups every couple of months, so look for an announcement for a date in late May!  We’ll announce it here on the tumblr, as well as via the library calendar.  Glad to hear you’ll be joining us!

Join us WEDNESDAY at the Public Library of Brookline for our Welcome to Night Vale Listening Party!  6:00-8:30pm at the Main Library.  Full details here, and a glimpse of our special Night Vale giveaways here.

There will be a costume contest, door prizes, your very own Night Vale Public Library Cards, and snacks approved by the Sheriff’s Secret Police.  We’ll even have pizza (from Big Rico’s, of course!)  Prizes will include limited edition a Welcome to Night Vale Live Tour poster as well as delicious tea.

To answer some questions and reassure attendees:

  • Yes, this event is FREE.  As all of our Welcome to Night Vale Listening parties are.
  • Everyone is welcome from grade 7 on up to seniors — so yes, that does mean we expect both teen and adult fans.  Don’t think you won’t have any company in your age range.
  • Costumes are not required — we hope to see some great ones, but you certainly don’t HAVE to dress up to join us.
  • From 6:00-6:30pm we’ll allow time for everyone to arrive, check out the various aspects of the event, and show off their costumes.
  • At 6:30pm we’ll start our broadcast — we will be listening to three approximately 25 minute episodes over the course of the evening.
  • Prizes, both door prizes and costume prizes, will be announced at 8:15pm.

Remember, costume creators, librarians frown on the Apache Tracker as a matter of policy. Also, our bloodstone circle has been looking far too dry recently. Attendees are welcome to draw any connections between those two totally unrelated facts that they would like.

Questions?  Contact Robin Brenner at or call us at 617-730-2370, or send me an ask over here.

Does it cost anything to go to the WTNV thing?
brkteenlib brkteenlib Said:

No charge, our Welcome to Night Vale Listening Parties are always free events for the public.  Hope to see you there!

Next Wednesday, March 19th, the Night Vale Public Library returns to Brookline.

Above you’ll see what little piece of Night Vale you might take home with you from the night’s festivities, including:

Remember to vote for which episodes you want to hear!  Vote here!

MARCH 19. 6:00PM.

Main Library, Hunneman Hall, 361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA.

Come and huddle with us.

Attention Citizens of Night Vale!

As you all know, we’re gearing up for our second Welcome to Night Vale Listening Party (full details over here.)

We’ve already decided on one episode for everyone’s listening pleasure (Episode 33: Cassette).  Now we want YOU to vote on the other two episodes we’ll be listening to on March 19th.

So go forth!  Vote!

Keep an eye on this space for announcements of our new costume & door prizes.

The Night Vale Public Library will be open.

MARCH 19. 6:00PM.

Come and huddle with us.

So, what do these pictures mean to you?

Presented by the Manga & Anime Club here at the Brookline Public Library, we’re hosting a tea featuring tea blends that represent some of our favorite characters from our favorite universes, including:

  • Doctor Who
  • Welcome to Night Vale
  • Sherlock
  • Attack on Titan
  • My Little Pony Friendship is Magic

Yes, we’re sampling teas for all of these (Attack on Titan should be interesting!). And yes, there are talented people (at the lovely Adagio Teas) who mix blends based on their favorite characters and stories.

Teens (seventh grade and up) are welcome.

Tuesday, March 4th, 5:00pm until 7:00pm, at the Main Library upstairs in Hunneman Hall.

RSVP on the Facebook event here or reblog to RSVP.

On top of that, we invite everyone to:

  1. Dress as your favorite character (from these fandoms or introduce us to your new favorite!) You do not have to dress up to attend, but we love seeing fans express themselves through cosplay.
  2. Sample all of our teas and enter for a chance to win your very own fandom tea!
  3. Catch a screening of trailers & videos from each fandom to find out why you might want to give each a try.
  4. Test your skills for each fandom with a trivia contest. Do YOU know Doctor Who inside and out? Do YOU know what’s up with John Peters (you know, the farmer?)?
  5. Snack on some sweet treats we’ll all make together (bring a microwavable mug and you won’t regret it, I promise.)

Send me an ask with any questions!

It’s returning. Keep watching this space.

Don’t look away. 

No, don’t. 

Oh, well, we can’t help you now.


Pop Culture Advisory: Welcome to Night Vale

*bounces up and down*

'Looking for books, television, and movies to suggest for Night Vale fans yields an embarrassment of riches; “Small Town Weird” is an exceedingly rich category to mine. Twin Peaks is a natural companion to Night Vale, as is Northern Exposure. Sarah Rees Brennan’s “Lynburn Legacy” books,Unspoken and Untold, are set in the English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale where imaginary friends sometimes turn out to be real people.’


The unholy union of Night Vale and other things I think are awesome continues with Cecil of Night Vale reading a Bane Chronicle and being interviewed by Maureen Johnson:

Here I was, trying to figure out just why I was seeing an influx of new followers, and now I see — both Library Journal and the lovely Sarah Rees Brennan have linked to the coverage of our Welcome to Night Vale listening party! 

Glad to be in such excellent company. :D