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The Orbiting Human Circus

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Rank #8 in Comedy Fiction category

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Discover a wondrously surreal world of magic, music, and mystery. This immersive, cinematic audio spectacle follows the adventures of a lonely, stage-struck janitor who is drawn into the larger-than-life universe of the Orbiting Human Circus, a fantastical, wildly popular radio show broadcast from the top of the Eiffel Tower. WNYC Studios presents a special director’s cut of this joyous, moving break from reality. Starring John Cameron Mitchell, Julian Koster, Tim Robbins, Drew Callander, Susannah Flood, and featuring Mandy Patinkin and Charlie Day.Season one of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) is a co-presentation of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents.

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Discover a wondrously surreal world of magic, music, and mystery. This immersive, cinematic audio spectacle follows the adventures of a lonely, stage-struck janitor who is drawn into the larger-than-life universe of the Orbiting Human Circus, a fantastical, wildly popular radio show broadcast from the top of the Eiffel Tower. WNYC Studios presents a special director’s cut of this joyous, moving break from reality. Starring John Cameron Mitchell, Julian Koster, Tim Robbins, Drew Callander, Susannah Flood, and featuring Mandy Patinkin and Charlie Day.Season one of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) is a co-presentation of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents.

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1174 Ratings
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This podcast just makes me so incredibly happy.

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Thank you for a sweet, fun, and imaginative podcast that keeps me guessing as to where it’s going.

iTunes Ratings

1174 Ratings
Average Ratings
940
121
51
28
34

Thank You

By can code better than this - Apr 28 2020
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This podcast just makes me so incredibly happy.

Sweet

By Libraryknight - Apr 17 2020
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Thank you for a sweet, fun, and imaginative podcast that keeps me guessing as to where it’s going.
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The Orbiting Human Circus

Latest release on Jun 17, 2020

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Discover a wondrously surreal world of magic, music, and mystery. This immersive, cinematic audio spectacle follows the adventures of a lonely, stage-struck janitor who is drawn into the larger-than-life universe of the Orbiting Human Circus, a fantastical, wildly popular radio show broadcast from the top of the Eiffel Tower. WNYC Studios presents a special director’s cut of this joyous, moving break from reality. Starring John Cameron Mitchell, Julian Koster, Tim Robbins, Drew Callander, Susannah Flood, and featuring Mandy Patinkin and Charlie Day.Season one of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) is a co-presentation of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents.

Rank #1: (Of the Air): Thirdly!

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This special edition of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents.

Will the famed storytelling cricket (Tim Robbins) return? Plus, Charlie Day and Mary Elizabeth Ellis perform Shakespeare as you’ve never heard it and the janitor pushes host John Cameron to the very brink.

Starring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, Drew Callander as the Narrator, and Susannah Flood at Laeticia, with Tim Robbins as the Cricket, Charlie Day as Macbeth, Mary Elizabeth Ellis as Lady Macbeth, and the Alicia Svigals Klezmer Ensemble featuring the late Evan Harlan (Julian's uncle) on accordion and North the Singing Saw.

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and songs by The Music Tapes, editing by Grant Stewart, sound design by Eric Sluyter, and recording engineering by Vincent Cacchione. 

For more information and full credits:www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircuswww.orbitinghumancircus.com

May 16 2018

24mins

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Rank #2: (Of the Air): Fourthly! – The Janitor's Nights

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This special reissue of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents.

Hear the tale of history’s greatest rhythmic genius, meet a remarkable platypus, and follow the janitor as he wanders Paris by night.

Starring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator, Susannah Flood as Leticia Saltier, and Brian Dewan as the Spokesperson of the Perpetual Broadcasting Corporation.

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and songs by The Music Tapes, editing by Grant Stewart, sound design by Eric Sluyter, and recording engineering by Vincent Cacchione. 

For more information and full credits:

www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus www.orbitinghumancircus.com

May 17 2018

21mins

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Rank #3: Naughty Till New Years: Firstly, the Janitor

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This is the perfect place for new listeners to begin. All your favorite Orbiting Human Circus characters return in a brand new adventure, inviting you into the mystery surrounding the lonely young janitor who lives at the Eiffel Tower... and has no idea how he got there. New episodes every other Wednesday!

A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Starring John Cameron Mitchell, Drew Callander, Susannah Flood, David Barlow, Dan Solomon, and Julian Koster. Written and directed by Julian Koster, and produced by Christy Gressman. For full credits and more information, go to orbitinghumancircus.com

Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon at https://patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus; check out shirts, pins, and more at https://topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus; and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman

Nov 06 2019

40mins

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Rank #4: (Of the Air): Fifthly!

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This special reissue of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents.

An on-air hypnosis demonstration goes horribly wrong. Plus: the janitor sings!

Starring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator, and Susannah Flood as Leticia Saltier, with Cecil Baldwin, Ben Chase, and JJ Gonson as Third Grade Teacher Whistling the Sabre Dance.

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and songs by The Music Tapes, editing by Grant Stewart, sound design by Eric Sluyter, and recording engineering by Vincent Cacchione.

For more information and full credits:www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircuswww.orbitinghumancircus.com

May 18 2018

21mins

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Rank #5: (Of the Air): Eighthly! – Director’s Cut

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This special edition of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Today, Julian reveals the real ending of the season for the very first time with a new director’s cut of the Season Finale.

The fate of the janitor—and the show—hang in the balance as the Orbiting Human Circus races towards its breathtaking conclusion!

Starring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator, and Susannah Flood as Leticia Saltier.

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and songs by The Music Tapes, editing by Grant Stewart, sound design by Eric Sluyter, and recording engineering by Vincent Cacchione.

If you liked the songs the Janitor sang on the show, you can get them on a new EP by the Music Tapes called “The Orbiting Human Circus,” out now on Merge Records. Get it at mergerecords.com.

For more information and full credits:www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircuswww.orbitinghumancircus.com

May 21 2018

30mins

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Rank #6: (Of the Air): Sixthly!

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This special edition of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents.

A special tale for the holiday season—or any season. Plus, the saws sing for the janitor!

Starring Larry “Ratso” Sloman as The Santa Claus, John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator, and Susannah Flood as Leticia Saltier.

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and songs by The Music Tapes, editing by Grant Stewart, sound design by Eric Sluyter, and recording engineering by Vincent Cacchione.

For more information and full credits:www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus;www.orbitinghumancircus.com

May 19 2018

21mins

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Rank #7: (Of the Air): Seventhly!

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This special edition of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents.

Hold onto your hats – extraordinary events strike the Orbiting Human Circus!

Starring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator, and Susannah Flood as Leticia Saltier.

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and songs by The Music Tapes, editing by Grant Stewart, sound design by Eric Sluyter, and recording engineering by Vincent Cacchione.

For more information and full credits:www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus

www.orbitinghumancircus.com

May 20 2018

18mins

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Rank #8: The 2nd Imaginary Symphony: An Orbiting Human Circus Holiday Special

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Welcome to what has become a wintertime tradition here in Orbiting Human Circus-land! The 2nd Imaginary Symphony was originally recorded from 1999–2001 in Athens, Georgia, and New York City by a group of best friends. It was first broadcast on WNYC in 2002, so it feels special to share it now through WNYC, as well as to share it again with the Night Vale Presents family, many of whom are already familiar with it. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season from all of us here at The Orbiting Human Circus! Narrated by Brian Dewan. The Orbiting Human Circus is a co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents.

Nov 20 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #9: Naughty Till New Years: Secondly, the Past

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We travel back in time to the janitor’s first nights at the tower in this, Naughty Till New Years’ second installment.

New episodes every other Wednesday.

A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Starring John Cameron Mitchell, Drew Callander, Susannah Flood, David Barlow, Dan Solomon, Nicholas Carter, Walter Lowery, and Julian Koster, with Magali and Alaska as the Chouinard family. Written and directed by Julian Koster, and produced by Christy Gressman. For full credits and more information, go to orbitinghumancircus.com

Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at https://topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman

Nov 20 2019

26mins

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Rank #10: Naughty Till New Years: Thirdly... How to Disappear (Lessons I and II of III)

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We are introduced to a startling ability of the Janitor’s.

New episodes every other Wednesday.

A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Starring John Cameron Mitchell, Drew Callander, Susannah Flood, David Barlow, Dan Solomon, Walter Lowery, and Julian Koster. Written and directed by Julian Koster, and produced by Christy Gressman. For full credits and more information, go to orbitinghumancircus.com

Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman.

Dec 04 2019

21mins

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Naughty Till New Years: Season Finale, Part Two

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Our grand conclusion. 

The Orbiting Human Circus in Naughty Till New Years was a co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. 

Though this season has come to an end, The Orbiting Human Circus will return as soon as we can with live performances around the world, and production will begin soon on a new Orbiting Human Circus podcast, in which all your favorite characters will return and all will be revealed, so join our mailing list at orbitinghumancircus.com or follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on everything to come.

In the meantime, look out for the final songs from the season on Apple Music, Spotify, Bandcamp and more this summer and a special bonus episode coming very soon! 

The Orbiting Human Circus in Naughty Till New Years is dedicated to Walter Lowery, Marjorie Hirsch, Joan Hirsch, Jeremy Ayers, and Charlotte Koster.

Naughty Till New Years featured Drew Callander, Julian Koster, David Barlow, John Cameron Mitchell, Susannah Flood, Dan Solomon, Jessie Shelton, Miche Braden, Nicholas Carter, Walter Lowery, Marjorie Hirsch, Harrison Beckwith, Jonah Mussolino, Hy Wolfe, Andy Lauer, Magali Charron and Alaska Charron Cacchione, Juno McLarnon and Keiran McLarnon, Steve Bello, Charlotte Koster, and Tim Robbins. 

Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman. 

Musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes; music and songs by the Music Tapes, featuring horns by Robbie Cucchiaro; music by the Orbiting Quartet, featuring Gauvain Gamon on bass, Benjamin Miller on piano, Kolja Gjoni on drums, and Romica and North the Singing Saws, who were encouraged to sing by Julian; and piano performance by Benjamin Miller and Andy Lauer. 

Lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian.

Sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, lathe cutting by Steve Espinola, and engineering by Vincent Cacchione.

Additional production and mixing by Will Stanton. 

Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman. For our mailing list and more information on live shows and other OHC things to come, go to orbitinghumancircus.com

Check out Stellar Firma, a semi-improvised science fiction comedy podcast that follows the misadventures of Stellar Firma Ltd. planetary designer Trexel Geistman and his bewildered clone assistant David 7, at www.rustyquill.com/stellar-firma or wherever your get your podcasts. If you love Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy or Red Dwarf, you’ll love this award-winning and absurd comedy podcast!

Jun 17 2020

49mins

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Naughty Till New Years: Season Finale, Part One

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Our season begins its grand conclusion.

A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman. With musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes, piano performance by Benjamin Miller, and music by the Music Tapes; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton. 

Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman. For our mailing list and more information, go to orbitinghumancircus.com.

May 27 2020

29mins

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Naughty Till New Years: Twelfthly, It’s a Scream (Pt. 2)

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Tim Robbins plays our beloved flea and it's an absolute scream. The second half of a scream.

A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Featuring David Barlow, Drew Callander, Julian Koster, Susannah Flood, Andy Lauer, and Tim Robbins. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman. With musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes, and music by the Music Tapes; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton. 

Music from the show is released by Merge Records — look for it on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Bandcamp, or your favorite digital music service provider. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman. For full credits and more information, go to orbitinghumancircus.com

May 13 2020

25mins

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Naughty Till New Years: Eleventhly, It's a Scream (Pt. 1), plus Season Recap

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How to escape. Escape with the Janitor! The Orbiting Human Circus returns with twice the fun: the first half of a special double episode. It’s a scream! The first half of a scream.

A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Featuring John Cameron Mitchell, Susannah Flood, Harrison Beckwith, Walter Lowery, Julian Koster, and Drew Callander. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman With musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes; music by the Music Tapes and the Orbiting Quartet, featuring Gauvain Gamon on bass, Benjamin Miller on piano, Kolja Gjoni on drums, Romica the Singing Saw, who was encouraged to sing by Julian; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton. Julian’s performance in the recap was directed by guest director Dennis Koster, Julian’s father. 

Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman. For full credits and more information, go to orbitinghumancircus.com

May 06 2020

19mins

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Special Announcement: An Orbiting Livestream

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Julian Koster presents a livestream show of songs, stories, and games of the Orbiting Human Circus and the Music Tapes, on Wednesday, April 8th at 10:30pm Eastern Time. Join us on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/8Dd7_EqDmA8

Apr 07 2020

1min

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Naughty Till New Years: Tenthly, a Time for Dreamers

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We left the door open for you, come and see what’s inside...

A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Featuring Drew Callander, David Barlow, Julian Koster, Susannah Flood, Dan Solomon, John Cameron Mitchell, Jessie Shelton, Nicholas Carter, and Miche Braden. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman; with musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes, music by Steve Bello and the Music Tapes; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton.

Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman. For full credits and more information, go to orbitinghumancircus.com

Mar 18 2020

31mins

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Naughty Till New Years: Ninthly, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner!

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Fun with 2000 telescopes, and the stunning return of somebody very special.

A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Featuring Drew Callander, David Barlow, Julian Koster, Susannah Flood, Dan Solomon, John Cameron Mitchell, Jessie Shelton, Nicholas Carter, and Miche Braden. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman; with musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes, music by Gauvain Gamon on bass, Benjamin Miller on piano, Kolja Gjoni on drums, Romica the Singing Saw, who was encouraged to sing by Julian, and the Music Tapes; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton.

Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman. For full credits and more information, go to orbitinghumancircus.com

Mar 04 2020

29mins

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Naughty Till New Years: Eighthly, a Booth by the Seaside

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What was REALLY in the shoeboxes?

A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Featuring Drew Callander, Harrison Beckwith, and Julian Koster. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman; with musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes, music by the Music Tapes, and piano performance by Andy Lauer; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton.

Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman. For full credits and more information, go to orbitinghumancircus.com.

Feb 20 2020

30mins

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Naughty Till New Years: Seventhly, the Gift

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The story of an unusual gift and several strikes of lightning.

A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Featuring Drew Callander, John Cameron Mitchell, Susannah Flood, David Barlow, Dan Solomon, Miche Braden, Nicholas Carter, Jessie Shelton, Harrison Beckwith, Jonah Mussolino, Andy Lauer, Walter Lowery, and Julian Koster. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman; with musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by the Music Tapes; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton.

Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman. For full credits and more information, go to orbitinghumancircus.com.

Feb 05 2020

22mins

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Naughty Till New Years: Sixthly, the Flea Talks

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Tim Robbins stars as the flea. Yes, we convinced an Oscar winner to portray a flea. Poor man. He did nothing to deserve this.

A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Starring Tim Robbins, John Cameron Mitchell, Drew Callander, Susannah Flood, David Barlow, Dan Solomon, Miche Braden, Nicholas Carter, Hy Wolfe, Jessie Shelton, Magali Charron and Alaska Charron Cacchione, Juno McLarnon and Keiran McLarnon, Walter Lowery, Julian Koster, and Julian’s grandmother, Charlotte Koster, as Laeticia’s downstairs neighbor. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman; with musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by Gauvain Gamon, Benjamin Miller, Kolja Gjoni, and the Music Tapes; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton.

Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman. For full credits and more information, go to orbitinghumancircus.com.

Jan 22 2020

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Naughty Till New Years: Fifthly, Do You Dream?

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Dreams run amok as we learn new things about John Cameron, Laeticia, the stagehands, Coco, and of course the Janitor, when we return to a stunning cliffhanger moment in the broadcast ballroom.

A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Starring Walter Lowery, John Cameron Mitchell, Drew Callander, Susannah Flood, David Barlow, Dan Solomon, Nicholas Carter, and Julian Koster. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman; with musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by the Music Tapes; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton. 

Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs.Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman. For full credits and more information, go to orbitinghumancircus.com.

Jan 08 2020

24mins

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The Orbiting Human Circus Holiday Vacation

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Take a holiday break with The Orbiting Human Circus.

This episode isn’t a part of the story of The Orbiting Human Circus in Naughty Till New Years, but the flea and the whole OHC gang will return in Naughty till New Years on January 8, 2020, with biweekly episodes running all the way through the end of April. 

A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. This special holiday episode featured Larry Ratso Sloman in First Night, Drew Callander in A Visit from the Platypus, and in the stagehands scene, Susannah Flood, David Barlow, Dan Solomon, Miche Braden, Nicholas Carter, and Julian Koster. It also featured, as many episodes do, musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes.  

Written and directed by Julian Koster, and produced by Christy Gressman. For full credits and more information, go to orbitinghumancircus.com

Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Look for Into the River Thames (The Old Seagull Explains) beginning December 23, 2019, on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Bandcamp and more. Listen today on your preferred digital music service provider. 

Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman.

Dec 18 2019

29mins

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Naughty Till New Years: Fourthly... How to Disappear (Lesson III of III)

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If you haven’t disappeared yet, don’t worry — there’s still time! Listen now!

Stay tuned for a special holiday episode next week. 

A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Starring Drew Callander, Susannah Flood, David Barlow, Walter Lowery, and Julian Koster. Written and directed by Julian Koster, and produced by Christy Gressman. For full credits and more information, go to orbitinghumancircus.com

Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. In this episode, you heard the song Into the River Thames, which was written by Julian Koster. Gauvain Gamon was the live musical director. It featured Gauvain Gamon on bass, Benjamin Miller on piano, Kolja Gjoni on drums, and North the Singing Saw, who was encouraged to sing by Julian. Look for Into the River Thames soon on your favorite digital music service provider!

Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman.

Dec 11 2019

11mins

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Naughty Till New Years: Thirdly... How to Disappear (Lessons I and II of III)

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We are introduced to a startling ability of the Janitor’s.

New episodes every other Wednesday.

A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Starring John Cameron Mitchell, Drew Callander, Susannah Flood, David Barlow, Dan Solomon, Walter Lowery, and Julian Koster. Written and directed by Julian Koster, and produced by Christy Gressman. For full credits and more information, go to orbitinghumancircus.com

Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman.

Dec 04 2019

21mins

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Naughty Till New Years: Secondly, the Past

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We travel back in time to the janitor’s first nights at the tower in this, Naughty Till New Years’ second installment.

New episodes every other Wednesday.

A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Starring John Cameron Mitchell, Drew Callander, Susannah Flood, David Barlow, Dan Solomon, Nicholas Carter, Walter Lowery, and Julian Koster, with Magali and Alaska as the Chouinard family. Written and directed by Julian Koster, and produced by Christy Gressman. For full credits and more information, go to orbitinghumancircus.com

Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at https://topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman

Nov 20 2019

26mins

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Naughty Till New Years: Firstly, the Janitor

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This is the perfect place for new listeners to begin. All your favorite Orbiting Human Circus characters return in a brand new adventure, inviting you into the mystery surrounding the lonely young janitor who lives at the Eiffel Tower... and has no idea how he got there. New episodes every other Wednesday!

A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Starring John Cameron Mitchell, Drew Callander, Susannah Flood, David Barlow, Dan Solomon, and Julian Koster. Written and directed by Julian Koster, and produced by Christy Gressman. For full credits and more information, go to orbitinghumancircus.com

Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon at https://patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus; check out shirts, pins, and more at https://topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus; and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman

Nov 06 2019

40mins

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The Orbiting Human Circus in Naughty Till New Years: Trailer

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The Orbiting Human Circus in Naughty Till New Years is the perfect place for new listeners to begin. All your favorite Orbiting Human Circus characters return in a brand new adventure, inviting you into the mystery surrounding the lonely young janitor who lives at the Eiffel Tower... and has no idea how he got there. It all starts November 6, 2019. 

A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Starring John Cameron Mitchell, Drew Callander, Susannah Flood, David Barlow, Dan Solomon, and Julian Koster. Written and directed by Julian Koster, and produced by Christy Gressman. For full credits and more information, go to orbitinghumancircus.com.

Oct 23 2019

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The 2nd Imaginary Symphony: An Orbiting Human Circus Holiday Special

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Welcome to what has become a wintertime tradition here in Orbiting Human Circus-land! The 2nd Imaginary Symphony was originally recorded from 1999–2001 in Athens, Georgia, and New York City by a group of best friends. It was first broadcast on WNYC in 2002, so it feels special to share it now through WNYC, as well as to share it again with the Night Vale Presents family, many of whom are already familiar with it. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season from all of us here at The Orbiting Human Circus! Narrated by Brian Dewan. The Orbiting Human Circus is a co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents.

Nov 20 2018

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(Of the Air): Eighthly! – Director’s Cut

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This special edition of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Today, Julian reveals the real ending of the season for the very first time with a new director’s cut of the Season Finale.

The fate of the janitor—and the show—hang in the balance as the Orbiting Human Circus races towards its breathtaking conclusion!

Starring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator, and Susannah Flood as Leticia Saltier.

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and songs by The Music Tapes, editing by Grant Stewart, sound design by Eric Sluyter, and recording engineering by Vincent Cacchione.

If you liked the songs the Janitor sang on the show, you can get them on a new EP by the Music Tapes called “The Orbiting Human Circus,” out now on Merge Records. Get it at mergerecords.com.

For more information and full credits:www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircuswww.orbitinghumancircus.com

May 21 2018

30mins

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(Of the Air): Seventhly!

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This special edition of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents.

Hold onto your hats – extraordinary events strike the Orbiting Human Circus!

Starring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator, and Susannah Flood as Leticia Saltier.

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and songs by The Music Tapes, editing by Grant Stewart, sound design by Eric Sluyter, and recording engineering by Vincent Cacchione.

For more information and full credits:www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus

www.orbitinghumancircus.com

May 20 2018

18mins

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