ong before Serial brought podcasting to the mainstream, there were several very popular programs being downloaded on phones, MP3 players and computers. Shows like Marc Maron’s WTF, Jimmy Pardo’s Never Not Funny and The Adam Carolla Show all gained sizeable followings. One show topping the podcast charts was different, however, and that was a quirky show called Welcome to Night Vale.
The podcast debuted in the summer of 2012 and quickly became a hit. Within a year, it was the most downloaded podcast on iTunes. In October 2013, the cast began staging live shows. Read a full feature on Night Vale here .
Welcome to Night Vale takes over Taft Theatre on Sunday. More info: tafttheatre.org.