Rank #1: Orbital Time Warp 2018
As the first episode of the new Earth year, Gap assembles the Orbital Time Warp panel to discuss the strange and sometimes unfathomable stories that happened in 2018. Be prepared to hear tales of relationship sadness, candy catastrophes, scientific studies no one asked for and animals just trying to cope. You're welcome, Earth!
Rank #2: The Orbital Wonderfully Special Christmas Special
It's that time of year when the world falls in love with Christmas specials, so here we are with another one. Gap tries to discover how wonderful life is when George Bailey comes on the show. So many questions to answer: Is it a wonderful life? Who names these kids? What happened to the money? What's with the raven? How about the squirrel? Did the squirrel and raven conspire to steal the money? Enjoy an exploration of such questions as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year on Orbital.
Rank #3: Orbital 82 - Bee In A Tree
Once the turkey is all gone, the time for gift shopping begins. Every year it seems harder to shop for the ones you love and tolerate. Luckily, Gap has you covered on this episode of Orbital. Flying into the studio is the one and only Bee in a Tree, a lively icon of the gift-giving season that knows exactly what you want, we think.
Also, Elf on the Shelf could not be reached for comment.
Rank #4: Orbital 81 - The First Thanksgiving
Gather round the dinner table and try your hardest not to pull a carving knife on your relatives, it's Thanksgiving. And as America prepares to celebrate this autumn tradition, likely from under several feet of snow, Gap decided to host the first Thanksgiving BEFORE the actual first Thanksgiving, thus making it the NEW first Thanksgiving. Lace up your bootstraps, it's going to be one of those episodes. To help celebrate this new first Thanksgiving, Gap welcomes Osamequin and John Carver to the dinner table, two towering figures from this era of American history. This may not go according to plan.
Rank #5: Orbital 80 - Talking Turkey
Since turkey is on everyone's mind this time of year, we have a whole show dedicated to the subject. To speak on the subject, Gap invited Tom, the turkey rights activist, to discuss it in detail. Some fascinating revelations and a surprise last minute guest stuff the first ever Talking Turkey segment on Orbital.
Rank #6: Orbital 79 - Calls from Cthulhu with H.P. Lovecraft
The weary world recoils as we reach the spookiest night of the year. Luckily, Gap is here to help the unfortunate souls on Earth with the help of special guest H.P. Lovecraft. Just ignore the whispers in your head and everything will be fine.
Rank #7: Orbital 78 - Death
Now that we have officially entered the spoopiest season, our thoughts turn toward All Hallow's Eve. In that spirit, the one and only Grim Reaper joins Gap on the show to discuss his job and health regimen. Also, sweet scythe moves.
Rank #8: Orbital 77 - Francis Scott Key
During the War of 1812, a lawyer named Francis Scott Key was inspired to write The Star-Spangled Banner, which would come to be the national anthem of the United States of America. But how much do we know about Key and his broadside ballad? Find out as Gap sits down with Francis Scott Key on Orbital.
Rank #9: Orbital 76 - Darrin!
Bewitched, the stunning documentary series about being a magic user in 1960s America, really brings a new light to an often overlooked demographic. But what about the non-magical among them? Ask Darrin Stephens. In fact, that was Gap's plan. Darrin addresses some of the crazy events of his life with Samantha on this episode.
Rank #10: Orbital 75 - Edison v Tesla
Thomas Edison. Nikola Tesla. The War of the Currents (not berries). The fight over direct current versus alternating current shall be settled here. Or not. There may also be talk of aliens and ghosts. Two fascinating inventors square off on this episode of Orbital.