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I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats
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, as many people are, both at once. Season Two explores the process of writing, recording, and releasing the Mountain Goats’ latest album, In League With Dragons, giving you an unprecedented look at the creative process as it is happening.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 1,302 ratings
If you have ever been to a Mountain Goats concert you have probably experienced the very enjoyable moments when John Darnielle starts talking about a song for a couple of minutes. If you ever listened to the Goats afterwards, back at home or on the drive back, and started to miss his...Read full review »
Very distant relative via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 08/20/20
The Mountain Goats songs contain some literary masterpieces, this podcast is a deep dive into the MGs with John Darnielle and Night Vale’s Joseph Fink. This show is awesome and I can’t wait to hear the backstory of some of my favorite songs, fingers crossed that season 3 will be dedicated to...Read full review »
Lucha Kaiju via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/20
Thank you
I’ve been listening The Mountain Goats since I was a kid. This podcast has suddenly added so much depth and dimension to the songs I’ve loved for so long, and it’s such a gift. Please consider doing a season on The Sunset Tree (it’s one of my all time most important albums).
pineolliepple via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/14/20
Recent Episodes
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’...
Published 11/21/19
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 For more information, go to...
Published 11/07/19
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