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Episodes

219: Hand of Death

11/20/2019
We’ve reached the end of the season, and we saved the first song written for this album for last. Today, John and Joseph have one more conversation about what it means to be a fan, an artist, and both at once — and talk about “Hand of Death,” which never actually made it onto the Mountain Goats’ In League with Dragons. Featuring an exclusive demo of the song. The Mountain Goats’ In League With Dragons is out now on Merge Records. Get it at mergerecords.com/in-league-with-dragons. For more...

Duration:00:43:37

218: In League with Dragons

11/7/2019
John and Joseph talk touring, books, and the title track from the Mountain Goats’ In League with Dragons. Featuring an exclusive demo of the song. The Mountain Goats’ In League With Dragons is out now on Merge Records. Get it at mergerecords.com/in-league-with-dragons. For more information, go to ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com. From Night Vale Presents. Produced by Christy Gressman.

Duration:00:59:11

217: Maureen Johnson

10/23/2019
Writer Maureen Johnson gets loopy with a very tired Joseph and John on today’s episode. The Mountain Goats’* In League With Dragons* is out now on Merge Records. Get it at mergerecords.com/in-league-with-dragons. For more information, go to ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com. From Night Vale Presents. Produced by Christy Gressman.

Duration:00:50:10

216: Doc Gooden

10/10/2019
On today’s episode, John and Joseph talk baseball, tragedy, and rhythm — and Doc Gooden from the Mountain Goats’ latest album, In League With Dragons. Featuring an exclusive demo of the song. In League With Dragons is out now on Merge Records. Get it at mergerecords.com/in-league-with-dragons. For more information, go to ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com. From Night Vale Presents. Produced by Christy Gressman.

Duration:01:01:31

215: Passaic 1975

9/26/2019
This week, Mal Blum sticks around to talk Black Sabbath, touring, live albums, and Passaic 1975 from the Mountain Goats’ latest album, In League With Dragons. Featuring an exclusive demo of the song. In League With Dragons is out now on Merge Records. Get it at mergerecords.com/in-league-with-dragons. For more information, go to ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com. From Night Vale Presents. Produced by Christy Gressman.

Duration:00:56:34

214: Mal Blum

9/12/2019
Mal Blum joins John and Joseph to talk about making a living as an artist and their relationship with fans. Check out Mal Blum’s latest album, Pity Boy, here: https://lnk.to/Pityboy. And for more Mal, go to malblum.com. The Mountain Goats’ In League With Dragons is out now on Merge Records. Get it at mergerecords.com/in-league-with-dragons. For more information, go to ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com. From Night Vale Presents. Produced by Christy Gressman.

Duration:01:00:16

213: Clemency for the Wizard King

8/29/2019
Joseph and John talk writing, musicals, mythology, and Clemency for the Wizard King from the Mountain Goats’ latest album, In League With Dragons. Featuring an exclusive demo of the song. In League With Dragons is out now on Merge Records. Get it at mergerecords.com/in-league-with-dragons. For more information, go to ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com. From Night Vale Presents. Produced by Christy Gressman.

Duration:00:50:40

212: Waylon Jennings Live!

8/15/2019
John and Joseph are back in Brooklyn to discuss outlaw country, public figures in decline, and Waylon Jennings Live! from the Mountain Goats’ new album, In League With Dragons. Featuring an exclusive demo of the song. In League With Dragons is out now on Merge Records. Get it at mergerecords.com/in-league-with-dragons. For more information, go to ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com. From Night Vale Presents. Produced by Christy Gressman.

Duration:00:50:40

211: Possum by Night

8/1/2019
This week, John and Joseph discuss an important point of real artistic disagreement between the two of them, cute animals, and Possum by Night from the Mountain Goats’ new album, In League With Dragons. Featuring an exclusive demo of the song. In League With Dragons is out now on Merge Records. Get it at mergerecords.com/in-league-with-dragons. For more information, go to ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com. From Night Vale Presents. Produced by Christy Gressman.

Duration:00:47:01

210: Divided Sky Lane

7/18/2019
Today Joseph and John talk time signatures, why great songs don’t always make it onto great albums, and Divided Sky Lane, a song that didn’t end up on In League With Dragons. Featuring two versions of the song: the guitar version that was released as a bonus track earlier this month and a piano demo. The Mountain Goats’ new album, In League With Dragons, is out now on Merge Records. Get it at to mergerecords.com/in-league-with-dragons. For more information, go to...

Duration:00:39:36

209: Anja Keister and Iris Explosion

7/4/2019
Anja Keister and Iris Explosion, creators of burlesque shows based on both the Mountain Goats and Welcome to Night Vale, talk with Joseph and John about burlesque, art, and fandom. I Only Strip to the Mountain Goats 2 — a drag, music, go-go, and burlesque show featuring Anja Keister — is this Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 7pm, at the Parkside Lounge (317 E. Houston St., Manhattan, NY 10002). For tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4264407. A portion of the proceeds will go to the...

Duration:00:54:46

208: Younger

6/20/2019
In this episode, John and Joseph — with the help of a guitar, engineer Vincent Cacchione, and some prune hamentashen — walk through the evolution and production of Younger, from The Mountain Goats’ new album, In League With Dragons. Featuring an exclusive demo of the song. In League With Dragons is out now on Merge Records. Get it at to mergerecords.com/in-league-with-dragons. For more information, go to ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com. From Night Vale Presents. Produced by Christy...

Duration:00:56:29

207: An Antidote for Strychnine

6/6/2019
This week, John and Joseph talk about their relationships to work, art, and family, our attraction to dark imagery, and what An Antidote for Strychnine is really about. Featuring an exclusive demo of the song. The Mountain Goats’ new album, In League With Dragons, is out now on Merge Records. Get it at to mergerecords.com/in-league-with-dragons. For more information, go to ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com. From Night Vale Presents. Produced by Christy Gressman.

Duration:00:57:20

206: PJ Vogt

5/23/2019
On today’s episode, PJ Vogt of Reply All stops by the studio to talk with Joseph and John about story building and sword buying. We’ll be back with more song discussion and exclusive demos on our next episode. In the meantime, get the Mountain Goats’ new album, In League With Dragons, out now on Merge Records (mergerecords.com/in-league-with-dragons). For more information, go to ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com. From Night Vale Presents. Produced by Christy Gressman.

Duration:00:49:25

205: Cadaver Sniffing Dog

5/9/2019
This week, John Darnielle and Joseph Fink talk tea shops, guitar solos, expanding your musical vocabulary, and Cadaver Sniffing Dog from the Mountain Goats’ new album, In League With Dragons, out now on Merge Records. Featuring an exclusive demo version of the song. For more information, go to ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com, and to order the album, go to mergerecords.com/in-league-with-dragons. From Night Vale Presents. Produced by Christy Gressman.

Duration:00:56:04

204: Going Invisible 2

4/25/2019
John Darnielle and Joseph Fink discuss growth through destruction, the value of creative constraints, and Going Invisible 2 from the Mountain Goats’ upcoming album, In League With Dragons, out April 26 on Merge Records. Featuring an exclusive demo version of Going Invisible 2. Episodes will be released biweekly from this episode on. For more information, go to ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com, and to order the album, go to mergerecords.com/in-league-with-dragons. From Night Vale...

Duration:00:51:18

203: Done Bleeding

4/18/2019
CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains mentions of addiction and self-harm. On today’s episode, Joseph Fink and John Darnielle talk leaving, learning how to live, and Done Bleeding, from the Mountain Goats’ upcoming album, In League With Dragons, out April 26 on Merge Records. Featuring an exclusive demo version of Done Bleeding. We will be sharing weekly episodes through April 25 and biweekly episodes thereafter. For more information, go to ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com, and to...

Duration:00:51:43

202: Sicilian Crest

4/11/2019
For the first time ever, a single is being released simultaneously with an hour-long discussion of the making of the song. In our first full episode of the season, John and Joseph discuss Sicilian Crest, the last song on the Mountain Goats’ upcoming album, In League With Dragons, out April 26 on Merge Records. We will be sharing weekly episodes through April 25 and biweekly episodes thereafter. For more information, go to ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com, and to pre-order the album, go to...

Duration:00:54:20

201: Introduction

4/4/2019
A collaboration between Night Vale Presents, the Mountain Goats, and Merge Records, I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats is a podcast about what it means to be an artist, what it means to be a fan, and what it means to be, as many people are, both at once. Hosted by Joseph Fink, creator of Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead, and one of his artistic heroes, John Darnielle, lead singer of the Mountain Goats, Season Two of the podcast explores the process of writing, recording, and...

Duration:00:10:52

Season 2 Trailer

3/28/2019
A collaboration between Night Vale Presents, the Mountain Goats, and Merge Records, I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats is a podcast about what it means to be an artist, what it means to be a fan, and what it means to be, as many people are, both at once. Hosted by Joseph Fink, creator of Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead, and one of his artistic heroes, John Darnielle, lead singer of the Mountain Goats, Season Two of the podcast explores the process of writing, recording, and...

Duration:00:02:04