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We all have to start somewhere. We all have to end somewhere, too, but let’s concentrate on the other thing.
— Kevin

"Taking Off" is the first part of the 70th episode of Welcome to Night Vale. It was released on June 15, 2015.


It's the first broadcast of a new radio station in a desert otherworld. Plus, a huge research project reaches its conclusion.

Plot Development[]

  • The Other Empty Desert: The new radio station in the desert otherworld opens.
  • Desert Bluffs: New Desert Bluffs is founded by Kevin and named in honor of his hometown.
  • Carlos: Carlos expresses satisfaction with his scientific research, but dissatisfaction with other aspects of his life.

Recurring Segments[]



A rose by any other name is called something else.
— Proverb


  • The official transcript is given as Taking Flight.