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Within the Wires

Stories told through found audio from an alternate universe. Season four, "The Cradle" is a story about a mother and daughter as they attempt to lead a family-centric commune surviving on the fringes of society. Narrated by Mona Grenne. Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Original music by Mary Epworth.

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This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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Season 1, Cassette 10: Horopito

Cassette #10: Horopito Episode 10 of 10 - Season 1 Finale # Within the Wires T-Shirts and Posters are now available, withinthewires.com. 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

24mins

25 Oct 2016

Rank #1

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Season 1, Cassette #1: Stress, Shoulders

Cassette #1: Stress, Shoulders # Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free 30-day trial at audible.com/wtw 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

21mins

21 Jun 2016

Rank #2

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Season 1, Cassette #5: Focus, Nose

Cassette #5: Focus, Nose # Within the Wires T-Shirts and Posters are now available, withinthewires.com. 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

26mins

16 Aug 2016

Rank #3

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Season 1, Cassette #4: Sadness, Lungs

Cassette #4: Sadness, Lungs # Within the Wires T-Shirts and Posters are now available, withinthewires.com. 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

23mins

2 Aug 2016

Rank #4

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Season 1, Cassette #2: Anxiety, Stomach

Cassette #2: Anxiety, Stomach # Within the Wires T-Shirts and Posters are now available, withinthewires.com. 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

21mins

5 Jul 2016

Rank #5

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Season 2, Cassette 10: Karikari Contemporary Gallery (1986)

Museum Audio Guide #10: Karikari Contemporary Gallery (1986) Season Two Episode 10 of 10 # You can get an exclusive, Patreon-only Within the Wires Season (as well as many other benefits, starting as low as $1) by supporting our Patreon. patreon.com/withinthewires 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

21mins

9 Jan 2018

Rank #6

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Season 1, Cassette #3: Insomnia, Feet

Cassette #3: Insomnia, Feet # Within the Wires T-Shirts and Posters are now available, withinthewires.com. 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

24mins

19 Jul 2016

Rank #7

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Season 2, Cassette 9: Metropolitan Museum of Art (1981)

Museum Audio Guide #9: Metropolitan Museum of Art (1981) Season Two Episode 9 of 10 # Brand new Within the Wires T-Shirts and Posters and a Claudia Atieno art print are now available, withinthewires.com. Music: Mary Epworth, maryepworth.com Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Performed by Rima Te Wiata (as Roimata Mangakāhia). Featuring Leah Nanako Winkler (as Elaine Hara). Logo by Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com Part of the Night Vale Presents network. nightvalepresents.com

16mins

26 Dec 2017

Rank #8

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Season 3, Reel 1: July 3, 1953

Dictation recording 1 of 10: Office of Michael Witten, July 3, 1953. Letters to Sima Choudary, Helena Wood, and Bernice Jones. # Music: Mary Epworth, maryepworth.com Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Performed by Lee LeBreton Within the Wires T-Shirts & Posters, topatoco.com/collections/within-the-wires Free transcripts, patreon.com/withinthewires Support this show on Patreon, patreon.com/withinthewires Support our sponsors, nightvalepresents.com/sponsoroffers Logo by Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com Part of the Night Vale Presents network. nightvalepresents.com

17mins

4 Sep 2018

Rank #9

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Season 2, Cassette 8: Ohara Museum of Art (1980)

Museum Audio Guide #8: Ohara Museum of Art (1980) Season Two Episode 8 of 10 # Brand new Within the Wires T-Shirts and Posters and a Claudia Atieno art print are now available, withinthewires.com. Music: Mary Epworth, maryepworth.com Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Performed by Rima Te Wiata (as Roimata Mangakāhia). Featuring Julia Morizawa (as Leah Akane). Logo by Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com Part of the Night Vale Presents network. nightvalepresents.com

24mins

12 Dec 2017

Rank #10

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Season 3, Reel 2: August 13, 1953

Dictation recording 2 of 10: Office of Michael Witten, August 13, 1953. Letters to Ursula Lindholm, Bernice Jones, and Vishwathi Ramadoss. # Music: Mary Epworth, maryepworth.com Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Performed by Lee LeBreton Within the Wires T-Shirts & Posters, topatoco.com/collections/within-the-wires Free transcripts, patreon.com/withinthewires Support this show on Patreon, patreon.com/withinthewires Support our sponsors, nightvalepresents.com/sponsoroffers Logo by Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com Part of the Night Vale Presents network. nightvalepresents.com

18mins

18 Sep 2018

Rank #11

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Season 3, Reel 3: November 26, 1953

Dictation recording 3 of 10: Office of Michael Witten, November 26, 1953. Letters to Sarah Chisholm and Reina Bachelor. # Music: Mary Epworth, maryepworth.com Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Performed by Lee LeBreton Within the Wires T-Shirts & Posters, topatoco.com/collections/within-the-wires Free transcripts, patreon.com/withinthewires Support this show on Patreon, patreon.com/withinthewires Support our sponsors, nightvalepresents.com/sponsoroffers Logo by Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com Part of the Night Vale Presents network. nightvalepresents.com

16mins

2 Oct 2018

Rank #12

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Season 1, Cassette 8: Awareness, Eyes

Cassette #8: Awareness, Eyes # Within the Wires T-Shirts and Posters are now available, withinthewires.com. 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

21mins

27 Sep 2016

Rank #13

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Season 1, Cassette 7: Doubt, Head

Cassette #7: Doubt, Head # Within the Wires T-Shirts and Posters are now available, withinthewires.com. 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

23mins

13 Sep 2016

Rank #14

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Season 1, Cassette #6: for Oleta

Cassette #6: for Oleta # Within the Wires T-Shirts and Posters are now available, withinthewires.com. 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

21mins

30 Aug 2016

Rank #15

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Season 1, Cassette 9: Loss, Hands

Cassette #9: Loss, Hands Episode 9 of 10 # Within the Wires T-Shirts and Posters are now available, withinthewires.com. 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

22mins

11 Oct 2016

Rank #16

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Season 2, Cassette 7: Sree Chitra Art Gallery (1979)

Museum Audio Guide #7: Sree Chitra Art Gallery (1979) Season Two Episode 7 of 10 # Brand new Within the Wires T-Shirts and Posters and a Claudia Atieno art print are now available, withinthewires.com. Music: Mary Epworth, maryepworth.com Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Performed by Rima Te Wiata (as Roimata Mangakāhia). Featuring Lily Potkin (as Clarissa Nair). Logo by Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com Part of the Night Vale Presents network. nightvalepresents.com

18mins

28 Nov 2017

Rank #17

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Season 3, Reel 4: February 15, 1954

Dictation recording 4 of 10: Office of Michael Witten, February 15, 1954. Letters to Vishwathi Ramadoss, Leena Mäkinen, and Bernice Jones. # Music: Mary Epworth, maryepworth.com Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Performed by Lee LeBreton Within the Wires T-Shirts & Posters, topatoco.com/collections/within-the-wires Free transcripts, patreon.com/withinthewires Support this show on Patreon, patreon.com/withinthewires Support our sponsors, nightvalepresents.com/sponsoroffers Logo by Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com Part of the Night Vale Presents network. nightvalepresents.com

18mins

16 Oct 2018

Rank #18

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Season 2, Cassette 6: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (1978)

Museum Audio Guide #6: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1978 Season Two Episode 6 of 10 # Brand new Within the Wires T-Shirts and Posters and a Claudia Atieno art print are now available, withinthewires.com. Music: Mary Epworth, maryepworth.com Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Performed by Rima Te Wiata (as Roimata Mangakāhia). Featuring Kate Leth (as Zoe Tremblay). Logo by Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com Part of the Night Vale Presents network. nightvalepresents.com

27mins

14 Nov 2017

Rank #19

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Season 2, Cassette 1: Tate Modern (1971)

Museum Audio Guide #1: Tate Modern, 1971 Season Two Episode 1 of 10 # Within the Wires T-Shirts and Posters are now available, withinthewires.com. Music: Mary Epworth, maryepworth.com Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Performed by Rima Te Wiata (as Roimata Mangakāhia). Featuring Mary Epworth (as Fiona Williamson). Logo by Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com Part of the Night Vale Presents network. nightvalepresents.com

25mins

5 Sep 2017

Rank #20