Within the Wires: Relaxation Cassette #1
June 27, 2016 11:23 AM - Subscribe

Cassette 1 of 10: Stress, Shoulders Music: Mary Epworth, maryepworth.com Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Performed by Janina Matthewson. Logo by Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com Part of the Night Vale Presents network. nightvalepresents.com

Within the Wires is a new podcast from Welcome to Night Vale Presents, and will run bimonthly on Tuesdays for 10 episodes .

It takes the form of guided relaxation cassettes from a universe that is not quite our own.

Content Warning: Body Horror, Institutionalization
posted by the uncomplicated soups of my childhood (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Um.... Much like meditation tapes from our own dimension, I was zoning out. If there's a plot to this, I...dunno what it is.

I am just not feeling the non-Night Vale podcasts, apparently.
posted by jenfullmoon at 2:46 PM on June 27, 2016

Side A was intriguing enough to play along - Aperture Science takes you on a guided meditation - and I cringed through having my wings ripped off and crushed by a child in Side B but noped out before the bird could tear into my remains. Is there a payoff?
posted by Flannery Culp at 5:33 PM on June 27, 2016

What would you consider a "payoff" in an abstract 2nd person metafictional horror podcast? A car chase?

This is gold. I like it a lot.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:58 PM on June 27, 2016 [4 favorites]

You know, I can't think of a good answer to that! The fly scene was unendurably long for me but everything prior to it was really interesting, so I guess what I want to know is how big a part body horror will play in the remainder or in following episodes. Given that we seem to be trapped in a medical experimentation facility, probably quite a lot.
posted by Flannery Culp at 6:13 PM on June 27, 2016

This is like if Night Vale episodes were just the traffic reports, and I love it so much. Omg. So much.
posted by chainsofreedom at 6:44 PM on June 27, 2016 [3 favorites]

I like the direction this podcast is taking the narration and how the story will unfold. Definately some squirm moments, but the Butterfly/Bird wasn't too bad to get through. It's different enough from Nightvale and Alice Isn't Dead, I'm looking forward to future episodes.
posted by jazon at 1:11 PM on June 28, 2016

I saw this performed live at the anniversary show and immediately fell in love with it. I tried to follow along, but failed at the attempt to let my shoulder drop off my body. I guess meditation isn't for me :)
posted by Julnyes at 12:32 PM on June 30, 2016

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