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July 20, 2021 59 min
Joseph Fink and Meg Bashwiner read excerpts from "The First Ten Years," backed by an original Storybound remix with Fake Shark, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer. Joseph Fink is the Creator of the "Welcome to Night Vale" and "Alice Isn't Dead" podcasts, and the New York Times bestselling author of "Welcome to Night Vale, It Devours!" and "The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home" (all written with Jeffrey Cranor), as well as "Alice Isn't Dead." He is also the author of the middle-grade novel, "The Halloween Moon." Meg Bashwiner is a writer, performer, emcee, and producer who plays the roles of "Deb" and "Proverb Lady" on the hit podcast, "Welcome to Night Vale." She is the emcee of the touring show, "Welcome to Night Vale Live," as well as a member of the New York Neo-Futurists, and has toured productions of their shows, "The Infinite Wrench" and "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind" to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She is currently the tour manager for the "Welcome to Night Vale" and "Criminal" podcasts, and she co-hosts and produces the podcast "Good Morning Night Vale." Fake Shark is the only indie rock band with a hype man. Their music has been featured in "Tiny Pretty Things," "The Order," "MTV Catfish," "Degrassi," and the major motion picture "Rabid." Support Storybound by supporting our sponsors: Norton brings you Michael Lewis' The Premonition: A Pandemic Story, a nonfiction thriller that pits a band of medical visionaries against a wall of ignorance as the COVID-19 pandemic looms. Scribd combines the latest technology with the best human minds to recommend content that you'll love. Go to to get 60 days of Scribd for free. Finding You is an inspirational romantic drama full of heart and humor about finding the strength to be true to oneself. Now playing only in theaters. is the largest commercial free British streaming service with hundreds of exclusive shows from around the world. Try for free for 30 days by going to and using promo code Storybound. Storybound is hosted by Jude Brewer and brought to you by The Podglomerate and Lit Hub Radio. Let us know what you think of the show on Instagram and Twitter @storyboundpod. *** This show is a part of the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter for more information about our shows, launches, and events. For more information on how The Podglomerate treats data, please see our Privacy Policy.  Since you're listening to Storybound, you might enjoy reading, writing, and storytelling. We'd like to suggest you also try the History of Literature or Book Dreams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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