Night Vale Presents is a podcast network for independently-minded creators and listeners. We develop and produce podcasts by artists who have never worked in podcasting before, bringing diverse perspectives to a continually evolving medium. A partnership between Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor, and Christy Gressman, Night Vale Presents is dedicated to a vision of boundary-pushing and original podcasting.
Founded in 2015 by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, creators of the genre-defining fiction podcast Welcome to Night Vale, Night Vale Presents launched three new fiction shows in its first year – Alice Isn’t Dead, Within the Wires, and The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) – to critical and audience acclaim.
In 2017, Christy Gressman, creative producer of The Orbiting Human Circus, joined Night Vale Presents as a partner, working to develop and produce new shows, including the hit podcast from Dylan Marron, Conversations with People Who Hate Me. Also in 2017, Night Vale Presents launched a new fiction podcast, It Makes A Sound, and I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats. So far in 2018, we launched a collaboration with author Chuck Tingle, Pounded In The Butt By My Own Podcast, added Sleep With Me to the network, and are working on more new shows for the fall season.
Night Vale Presents podcasts are downloaded over 5 million times per month and are listened to in almost every country in the world. Night Vale Presents is a pioneer of live podcast touring, having produced over 300 live events in 35 U.S. states and 16 countries.
Jeffrey Cranor (partner, co-founder) co-writes the podcasts Welcome to Night Vale and Within the Wires. He co-wrote with Joseph Fink the novels Welcome to Night Vale and It Devours! An alumnus of the performance art collective the New York Neo-Futurists, Jeffrey also creates theater and dance with choreographer (and wife) Jillian Sweeney.
Joseph Fink (partner, co-founder) is the creator of Welcome to Night Vale, Alice Isn’t Dead, and I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats. He co-wrote with Jeffrey Cranor the novels Welcome to Night Vale and It Devours! He is also the author of the upcoming Alice Isn’t Dead novel.
Christy Gressman (partner) develops and produces new shows and manages the Night Vale Presents network. She is the executive producer of its current and upcoming podcasts, including Conversations with People Who Hate Me. She is also the creative producer of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) and other Orbiting Human Circus works, the co-creator and producer of I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats, and an artist and attorney.
Adam Cecil (director of marketing) helps promote Night Vale Presents shows and manages our growing selection of merchandise and our membership programs. Before this, he was one of the first employees of Policygenius, a fintech startup based in New York, and the volunteer coordinator for the New York Neo-Futurists. He has two cats, Finn and Rey.
Meg Bashwiner (tour director) is a writer, performer, emcee, tour manager and producer based in the Hudson River Valley. She plays the role of “Deb” and “Proverb Lady” on Welcome to Night Vale and is the Emcee of the Welcome to Night Vale touring live show. She is an alumni member of the New York Neo-Futurists, known for their popular weekly show The Infinite Wrench. She has toured productions of the New York Neo-Futurists' previous late night show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Providence Improv Festival and headlined the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin.
Jon Bernstein (producer, composer) is a musician based in Queens, NY. Under the name Disparition, Jon composes the music for Welcome to Night Vale and releases standalone concept albums of original work. Jon also composes for and produces Alice Isn't Dead.
Vincent Cacchione (audio engineer, sound designer) is a songwriter based out of Brooklyn. He began working with Night Vale Presents in 2015 on the magical first season of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) and has recently become the go-to audio-magician for shows like Conversations with People Who Hate Me, It Makes A Sound, I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats, and Pounded in the Butt by My Own Podcast. Vin’s indie-pop band Caged Animals have three LPs out on Lucky Number Music and their song “These Dark Times” was recently selected as the theme for Conversations With People Who Hate Me. He has also worked in the studio with musicians like Turner Cody, M. Lamar, Sunflower Bean, Yasmine Hamdan, Larry “Ratso” Sloman, Nick Cave, and Warren Ellis.
Grant Stewart (editor) currently works on The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air), I Only Listen to The Mountain Goats, Pounded in the Butt by My Own Podcast, and other upcoming shows. He is also a filmmaker and recently edited the documentary Myrtle Beach, which is planned for a 2018 release. When he isn't working on podcasts and films, he watches a lot of mediocre 1950s melodramas.
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