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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.

The Orbiting Human Circus 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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
864 Ratings
864 Ratings
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.

KT every nickname is taken ,

I hate the janitor with a passion

The podcast itself is interesting and pleasing to the ear. However, the janitor(who is the main character, mind you) is the most annoying thing I have ever heard. I’m not going to lie, it’s 100% his terrible, terrible voice. Why does he always sound like he’s crying or getting ready to cry? Why does he mumble every word that comes out of his mouth? It sounds like he’s playing chubby bunny while having a panic attack.
What makes it worse is that when you listen to the commentary at the end of each episode, the voice actor just sounds like a normal dude. So why does his character’s voice make me want to throw myself off of a building? I was hoping that he would die in episode 8 so I wouldn’t have to listen to him anymore. Good Lord.

24688642krissy ,

So very confused

I tried listening through several episodes since some shows can take a bit of time to find the groove but I’m throwing in the towel. What’s the plot? The ramblings of the janitor may be interesting to some but I just couldn’t.

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