Welcome to Night Vale is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale. The series began in 2012. Episodes are typically 20 to 30 minutes long, with heavy themes of surreal humor and horror. Welcome to Night Vale is often abbreviated to WTNV or Night Vale. It is produced by Commonplace Books and written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, and narrated by Cecil Baldwin.