I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats

A collaboration between Night Vale Presents, the Mountain Goats, and Merge Records, I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats is a podcast about what it means to be an artist, what it means to be a fan, and what it means to be, as many people are, both at once.

The show finds Joseph Fink, creator of Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead, in conversation with one of his artistic heroes, John Darnielle, singer and songwriter of the Mountain Goats. Season One explores the stories behind the Mountain Goats’ album All Hail West Texas, one song at a time.

In each episode, John, Joseph, and special guests discuss songwriting, storytelling, current events, and the art and artists that inspire them. Each episode will also premiere a brand new cover version of the song discussed that week, recorded just for the podcast by artists like Amanda Palmer, Andrew Bird, and Dessa.

Season One of I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats premieres September 28, 2017.


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Co-created and Co-hosted by Joseph Fink

Co-hosted by John Darnielle

Co-created and Produced by Christy Gressman

Edited by Grant Stewart and Jess MacAvoy

Mixed by Vincent Cacchione

Logo by Rob Wilson

Featuring music by:
Amanda Palmer, Andrew BirdDessa and more to be revealed


General Inquiries – Christy Gressman

Press – Christine Ragasa

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