11 episodes

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.

The Orbiting Human Circus Night Vale Presents

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    • 4.6, 893 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
893 Ratings

893 Ratings

PostAdolescentMale ,

Excellent

Lost for words, there’s a bit of everything here and it’s all amazing.

Rita Orlo ,

A podcast that more people need to hear

The atmospheric nature of Julian Koster and his podcast is a phenomenal journey to surreal realism. The obscure acts in the Orbiting Human Circus complements the music created by Koster’s band, the Music Tapes. Hoping for season 2 to come out soon!

kit sherman ,

lovely!

wonderful, whimsical, with a very relatable and endearing protagonist, and [mild spoilers but trying to minimize] the twist at the end is the best of its trope that i've ever seen.

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