I posted this tweet here, and many people responded (some in public, some in private) offering what they thought was the detail. But it seems none of you picked up on the thing Joseph meant. 

Someone on Twitter figured it out. Since it doesn’t spoil any plot point, and might be significant to many fans, I’ll just post the answer here: 

So there you have it. Cecil Palmer is Jewish! 

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No big deal, just Cecil doing the Night Vale community calendar on the goddamn Late Show. 

The rest of the segment is available here and you should watch that too probably.

Hello! This is Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, authors of the Welcome to Night Vale novel. Now that our book tour is almost done, we wanted to come hang out with you, tumblr, to talk about the book and answer some of your questions. We’ll be here from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm EST (8:30 – 9:30 am PST) on Friday, November 13th, so send your questions to the ask box for Tumblr Answer Time!

And hey—thanks.

As a place, Night Vale is terrifying,” says Fink. “There are a lot of things that don’t make sense and people are dying constantly. But the thing about real life is that it’s terrifying and there are lots of things that don’t make sense and people are dying constantly. In Night Vale, it’s aliens. In real life, it’s cancer… but it’s still the same thing. Cecil is giving you an example of dealing with the terrifyingness of life. I think that’s partly what people are connecting to.
—  Joseph Fink, creator of Welcome to Night Vale (x)
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So I got my teacher to start listening to ‘Welcome to Night Vale’, and as a result my next assignment was to make a book cover for the podcast. Thus I bring you Erika, who is definitely NOT an angel.

Not satisfied with it yet but I’ll get there eventually

Presenting: the covers of the first two Welcome to Night Vale Episode Collections. Feast your eyes on the beautiful designs of @angry-comics!

Make space on your bookshelf now, dust that space every few weeks, prop up the books on either side so they don’t fall over, and then in September, bring these puppies home.

Mostly Void, Partially Stars
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The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe 
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Carlos (EP 60 MP3)
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GUYS I DID THE THING. AND IT’S THREE MINUTES LONG.

Updated and reworked as of 1.23.2015, Episode 60: Water Failure.

I went back through and fixed some of the strange gaps (due to poor editing on my part), and added in episodes 56 - 60. 

Welcome to Nightvale is a production of Commonplace Books, and it is written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. I simply compiled this together. 

Thanks to cecilspeaks for their super-helpful transcripts.