I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats

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A Podcast Republic user
 Jul 29, 2018

Ian Johnson
 Jul 24, 2018
A new non-fiction podcast from the makers of Welcome to Night Vale

Charlie
 Jul 13, 2018
You can't only listen to the mountain goats: you must at least listen to this as well

Description

Welcome to Night Vale creator Joseph Fink and the Mountain Goats singer/songwriter John Darnielle discuss what it means to be an artist, a fan, and both at once. They explore the stories behind the Mountain Goats' album All Hail West Texas, one song at time. Plus, brand new covers of each episode's song, from artists like Amanda Palmer, Andrew Bird, and Dessa. Episodes every other Thursday.


Episode Date
Episode 15: Listener Questions and Kate Leth
01:07:40

In this post-season bonus episode, John and Joseph answer some of your questions, chat with artist Kate Leth, and talk about what the next season of I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats will look like.

Buy the full cover album digitally or on vinyl today.

We’re doing our first live show in Chicago on May 30th! See John, Joseph, and special guest Danny Schmidt live at Thalia Hall. Tickets available now.

I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats t-shirts and tote bags now available.

Learn more about John Darnielle’s two novels here.
Listen to more music by the Mountain Goats, including their latest album Goths, here.

Check out Joseph Fink’s other shows, Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead. His second novel with Jeffrey Cranor, It Devours!, is out now, and you can pre-order his next novel, Alice Isn’t Dead, today.

Credits: Joseph Fink (host), John Darnielle (host), Christy Gressman (producer), Grant Stewart (editor), Vincent Cacchione (mixer), Rob Wilson (logo). Produced by Night Vale Presents in collaboration with Merge Records and the Mountain Goats.

http://ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com
http://www.nightvalepresents.com

Apr 19, 2018
Episode 14: Absolute Lithops Effect
52:53

John and Joseph talk about the final song on All Hail West Texas, endings, and what happens after the ending has ended. Carrie Elkin joins to discuss bringing kids on tour and her cover of “Absolute Lithops Effect.”

Buy Carrie Elkin’s cover of “Absolute Lithops Effect” on iTunes, Bandcamp, or wherever you buy digital music. It supports both the artist and the show!

Buy the full cover album digitally or on vinyl today.

We’re doing our first live show in Chicago on May 30th! See John, Joseph, and special guest Danny Schmidt live at Thalia Hall. Tickets available now.

I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats t-shirts and tote bags now available.

Learn more about John Darnielle’s two novels here.
Listen to more music by the Mountain Goats, including their latest album Goths, here.

Check out Joseph Fink’s other shows, Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead. His second novel with Jeffrey Cranor, It Devours!, is out now, and you can pre-order his next novel, Alice Isn’t Dead, today.

Thanks to our sponsor Simple Contacts! Get $30 your first order by visiting simplecontacts.com/GOATS or by entering code GOATS at checkout.

Credits: Joseph Fink (host), John Darnielle (host), Christy Gressman (producer), Grant Stewart (editor), Vincent Cacchione (mixer), Rob Wilson (logo). Produced by Night Vale Presents in collaboration with Merge Records and the Mountain Goats.

http://ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com
http://www.nightvalepresents.com

Apr 05, 2018
Episode 13: Source Decay
42:34

John and Joseph are back in the basement to talk about treasuring the unknown. Emil Amos (Holy Sons) joins to discuss the heyday of indie rock and his cover of “Source Decay.”

Buy Holy Sons’ cover of “Source Decay” on iTunes, Bandcamp, or wherever you buy digital music. It supports both the artist and the show!

Buy the full cover album digitally or on vinyl today.

We’re doing our first live show in Chicago on May 30th! See John, Joseph, and a special guest live at Thalia Hall. Tickets available now.

I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats t-shirts and tote bags now available.

Learn more about John Darnielle’s two novels here.
Listen to more music by the Mountain Goats, including their latest album Goths, here.

Check out Joseph Fink’s other shows, Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead. His second novel with Jeffrey Cranor, It Devours!, is out now.

Credits: Joseph Fink (host), John Darnielle (host), Christy Gressman (producer), Grant Stewart (editor), Vincent Cacchione (mixer), Rob Wilson (logo). Produced by Night Vale Presents in collaboration with Merge Records and the Mountain Goats.

http://ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com
http://www.nightvalepresents.com

Mar 22, 2018
Episode 12: Blues in Dallas
46:13

This week: Bible translations, conspiracy theories, and the power of silence. Robbie and Matte from Nana Grizol join to talk about their cover of “Blues in Dallas” and karaoke.

Buy Nana Grizol’s cover of “Blues in Dallas” on iTunes, Bandcamp, or wherever you buy digital music. It supports both the artist and the show!

Buy the full cover album digitally or on vinyl today.

We’re doing our first live show in Chicago on May 30th! See John, Joseph, and a special guest live at Thalia Hall. Tickets available now.

I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats t-shirts and tote bags now available.

Learn more about John Darnielle’s two novels here.
Listen to more music by the Mountain Goats, including their latest album Goths, here.

Check out Joseph Fink’s other shows, Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead. His second novel with Jeffrey Cranor, It Devours!, is out now.

Credits: Joseph Fink (host), John Darnielle (host), Christy Gressman (producer), Grant Stewart (editor), Vincent Cacchione (mixer), Rob Wilson (logo). Produced by Night Vale Presents in collaboration with Merge Records and the Mountain Goats.

http://ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com
http://www.nightvalepresents.com

Mar 08, 2018
Episode 11: Distant Stations
44:15

John and Joseph discuss radio signals in Texas, Chaucer, and the origin of the phrase “I only listen to the Mountain Goats.” Andrew Bird joins to talk about what drew him to “Distant Stations.”

Buy Andrew Bird’s cover of “Distant Stations” on iTunes, Bandcamp, or wherever you buy digital music. It supports both the artist and the show!

Buy the full cover album digitally or on vinyl today.

I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats t-shirts and tote bags now available.

Learn more about John Darnielle’s two novels here.
Listen to more music by the Mountain Goats, including their latest album Goths, here.

Check out Joseph Fink’s other shows, Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead. His second novel with Jeffrey Cranor, It Devours!, is out now.

Credits: Joseph Fink (host), John Darnielle (host), Christy Gressman (producer), Grant Stewart (editor), Vincent Cacchione (mixer), Rob Wilson (logo). Produced by Night Vale Presents in collaboration with Merge Records and the Mountain Goats.

http://ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com
http://www.nightvalepresents.com

Feb 22, 2018
Episode 10: Jeff Davis County Blues
50:36

“Jeff Davis County Blues” is a song with a particular meaning to Joseph's life. Julian Koster of The Music Tapes and The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) joins to share his dream-inspired cover.

Buy Julian Koster’s cover of “Jeff Davis County Blues” on iTunes, Bandcamp, or wherever you buy digital music. It supports both the artist and the show!

Buy the full cover album digitally or on vinyl today.

I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats t-shirts and tote bags now available.

Learn more about John Darnielle’s two novels here.
Listen to more music by the Mountain Goats, including their latest album Goths, here.

Check out Joseph Fink’s other shows, Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead. His second novel with Jeffrey Cranor, It Devours!, is out now.

Credits: Joseph Fink (host), John Darnielle (host), Christy Gressman (producer), Grant Stewart (editor), Vincent Cacchione (mixer), Rob Wilson (logo). Produced by Night Vale Presents in collaboration with Merge Records and the Mountain Goats.

http://ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com
http://www.nightvalepresents.com

Feb 08, 2018
Episode 9: The Mess Inside
51:02

John and Joseph discuss why simple songs have to be perfect and how our experience of a place will always be subjective. Amanda Palmer joins to talk about feeling compelled to finish books and recording her cover of "The Mess Inside" in an empty greenhouse.

Buy Amanda Palmer’s cover of “The Mess Inside” on iTunes, Bandcamp, or wherever you buy digital music. It supports both the artist and the show!

Buy the full cover album digitally or on vinyl today.

Amanda Palmer's video for “The Mess Inside” will be released in the first week of February. To find out about it first and get access to tons of Amanda's art and to play an active role in helping her to create it, join her Patreon! More info at: patreon.com/amandapalmer

I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats t-shirts and tote bags now available.

Learn more about John Darnielle’s two novels here.
Listen to more music by the Mountain Goats, including their latest album Goths, here.

Check out Joseph Fink’s other shows, Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead. His second novel with Jeffrey Cranor, It Devours!, is out now.

Credits: Joseph Fink (host), John Darnielle (host), Christy Gressman (producer), Grant Stewart (editor), Vincent Cacchione (mixer), Rob Wilson (logo). Produced by Night Vale Presents in collaboration with Merge Records and the Mountain Goats.

http://ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com
http://www.nightvalepresents.com

Jan 26, 2018
Episode 8: Riches and Wonders
49:17

John and Joseph are back at basement mattress headquarters to talk about their artistic influences and the meaning of home. Eliza Rickman and Jherek Bischoff join to talk about their cover of “Riches and Wonders.”

Buy Eliza Rickman and Jherek Bischoff’s cover of “Riches and Wonders” on iTunes, Bandcamp, or wherever you buy digital music. It supports both the artist and the show!

Buy the full cover album digitally or on vinyl today.

I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats t-shirts and tote bags now available.

Learn more about John Darnielle’s two novels here. Listen to more music by the Mountain Goats, including their latest album Goths, here.

Check out Joseph Fink’s other shows, Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead. His second novel with Jeffrey Cranor, It Devours!, is out now.

Credits: Joseph Fink (host), John Darnielle (host), Christy Gressman (producer), Grant Stewart (editor), Vincent Cacchione (mixer), Rob Wilson (logo). Produced by Night Vale Presents in collaboration with Merge Records and the Mountain Goats.

http://ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com
http://www.nightvalepresents.com

Jan 11, 2018
Episode 7: Pink and Blue
41:21

This week, John and Joseph look up some stuff on the Mountain Goats wiki and then ease into a discussion of “Pink and Blue.” Kristine Leschper from Mothers joins to talk about their approach to covering the song.

Buy Mothers’ cover of “Pink and Blue” on iTunes, Bandcamp, or wherever you buy digital music. It supports both the artist and the show!

Buy the full cover album digitally or on vinyl today.

Learn more about John Darnielle’s two novels here. Listen to more music by the Mountain Goats, including their latest album Goths, here.

Check out Joseph Fink’s other shows, Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead. His second novel with Jeffrey Cranor, It Devours!, is out now.

Credits: Joseph Fink (host), John Darnielle (host), Christy Gressman (producer), Grant Stewart (editor), Vincent Cacchione (mixer), Rob Wilson (logo). Produced by Night Vale Presents in collaboration with Merge Records and the Mountain Goats.

http://ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com
http://www.nightvalepresents.com

Dec 28, 2017
Episode 6: Balance
40:46

John and Joseph discuss artistic restraints, Silver Age Latin, and why theaters should stop producing Shakespeare. Dessa joins to talk about and premiere her cover of “Balance.”

Buy Dessa’s cover of “Balance” on iTunes, Bandcamp, or wherever you buy digital music. It supports both the artist and the show!

Buy the full cover album digitally or on vinyl today.

Learn more about John Darnielle’s two novels here. Listen to more music by the Mountain Goats, including their latest album Goths, here.

Check out Joseph Fink’s other shows, Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead. His second novel with Jeffrey Cranor, It Devours!, is out now.

Credits: Joseph Fink (host), John Darnielle (host), Christy Gressman (producer), Grant Stewart (editor), Vincent Cacchione (mixer), Rob Wilson (logo). Produced by Night Vale Presents in collaboration with Merge Records and the Mountain Goats.

http://ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com
http://www.nightvalepresents.com

Dec 14, 2017
Episode 5: Fault Lines
36:06

Craig Finn, lead singer of The Hold Steady and solo artist, joins to talk Catholicism, music stands, and KISS.

Buy Craig Finn’s cover of “Fault Lines” on iTunes, Bandcamp, or wherever you buy digital music. It supports both the artist and the show!

Buy the full cover album digitally or on vinyl today.

Learn more about John Darnielle’s two novels here. Listen to more music by the Mountain Goats, including their latest album Goths, here.

Check out Joseph Fink’s other shows, Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead. His second novel with Jeffrey Cranor, It Devours!, is out now.

Credits: Joseph Fink (host), John Darnielle (host), Christy Gressman (producer), Grant Stewart (editor), Vincent Cacchione (mixer). Rob Wilson (logo). Produced by Night Vale Presents in collaboration with Merge Records and the Mountain Goats.

http://ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com
http://www.nightvalepresents.com

Nov 30, 2017
Episode 4: Jenny
37:22

Erin McKeown, incredible songwriter and former tourmate to both John and Joseph, joins to talk technique, showtunes, and how songwriting is like baseball.

Buy Erin McKeown’s cover of “Jenny” on iTunes, Bandcamp, or wherever you buy digital music. It supports both the artist and the show!

Buy the full cover album digitally or on vinyl today.

Learn more about John Darnielle’s two novels here. Listen to more music by the Mountain Goats, including their latest album Goths, here.

Check out Joseph Fink’s other shows, Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead. His second novel with Jeffrey Cranor, It Devours!, is out now.

Credits: Joseph Fink (host), John Darnielle (host), Christy Gressman (producer), Grant Stewart (editor), Vincent Cacchione (mixer). Rob Wilson (logo). Produced by Night Vale Presents in collaboration with Merge Records and the Mountain Goats.

http://ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com
http://www.nightvalepresents.com

Nov 09, 2017
Episode 3: Color in Your Cheeks
44:21

“Color in Your Cheeks” is a song about immigration, refugees, and welcoming—the simple act of saying “You are not from here, but we’re glad you’re here now.” It seemed like a good year to talk about that. Featuring guests Eno Williams and Max Grunhard (Ibibio Sound Machine) and Mac McCaughan (Superchunk, co-founder of Merge Records).

Buy Ibibio Sound Machine’s cover of “Color in Your Cheeks” on iTunes, Bandcamp, or wherever you buy digital music. It supports both the artist and the show!

Buy the full cover album digitally or on vinyl today.

Learn more about John Darnielle’s two novels here.Listen to more music by the Mountain Goats, including their latest album Goths, here.

Check out Joseph Fink’s other shows, Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead. His second novel with Jeffrey Cranor, It Devours!, is out now.

Credits: Joseph Fink (host), John Darnielle (host), Christy Gressman (producer), Grant Stewart (editor), Vincent Cacchione (mixer). Rob Wilson (logo). Produced by Night Vale Presents in collaboration with Merge Records and the Mountain Goats.

http://ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com
http://www.nightvalepresents.com

Oct 26, 2017
Episode 2: Fall of the Star High School Running Back
39:00

Subjects covered: Choosing what music to put in your body, mandatory minimum sentences, and what the desert does to artists. Plus Kym Register of Loamlands joins to talk about the local Durham scene and how to tell diverse stories. Premiering a new cover by Loamlands.

Buy Loamlands’ cover of “Fall of the Star High School Running Back” on iTunes, Bandcamp, or wherever you buy digital music. It supports both the artist and the show!

Buy the full cover album digitally or on vinyl today.

Learn more about John Darnielle’s two novels here: http://www.johndarnielle.comListen to more music by the Mountain Goats, including their latest album Goths, here: http://www.mountain-goats.com

Check out Joseph Fink’s other shows, Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead. His second novel with Jeffrey Cranor, It Devours!, is out now.

Credits: Joseph Fink (host), John Darnielle (host), Christy Gressman (producer), Grant Stewart (editor), Vincent Cacchione (mixer). Rob Wilson (logo). Produced by Night Vale Presents in collaboration with Merge Records and the Mountain Goats.

http://ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com
http://www.nightvalepresents.com

Oct 12, 2017
Episode 1: The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton
35:28

John Darnielle and Joseph Fink discuss the role in their lives of art, faith, and satan with John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and the upcoming Turtles All The Way Down. And we learn why making the job of creating art more difficult can sometimes make the art itself better. Premiering a new cover by Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!

Buy Laura Jane Grace’s cover of “The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton” on iTunesBandcamp, or wherever you buy digital music. It supports both the artist and the show!

Buy the full cover album digitally or on vinyl today.

Learn more about John Darnielle’s two novels here: http://www.johndarnielle.comListen to more music by the Mountain Goats, including their latest album Goths, here: http://www.mountain-goats.com

Check out Joseph Fink’s other shows, Welcome to Night Vale (http://www.welcometonightvale.com) and Alice Isn’t Dead (http://aliceisntdead.com). His second novel with Jeffrey Cranor, It Devours!, is out now: http://www.welcometonightvale.com/books/

Credits: Joseph Fink (host), John Darnielle (host), Christy Gressman (producer), Grant Stewart (editor), Vincent Cacchione (mixer), and Rob Wilson (logo). Produced by Night Vale Presents in collaboration with Merge Records and the Mountain Goats.

http://ionlylistentothemountaingoats.com
http://www.nightvalepresents.com

Sep 28, 2017
Trailer
03:31

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. The show finds Joseph Fink, creator of Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead, in conversation with one of his artistic heroes, John Darnielle, singer and songwriter of the Mountain Goats. Season One explores the stories behind the Mountain Goats’ album All Hail West Texas, one song at a time. In each episode, John, Joseph, and special guests discuss songwriting, storytelling, current events, and the art and artists that inspire them. Each episode will also premiere a brand new cover version of the song discussed that week, recorded just for the podcast by artists like Amanda Palmer, Andrew Bird, and Dessa.

Season One of I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats premieres September 28, 2017.

Produced by Christy Gressman. From Night Vale Presents, the network that brought you Welcome to Night Vale, Alice Isn’t Dead, Within the Wires, The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air), and Conversations with People Who Hate Me. More info: www.nightvalepresents.com

Sep 05, 2017