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

    • Fiction
    • 4.6, 997 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
997 Ratings

997 Ratings

SafeTinspector ,

Just... just... go smacking....

Incredibly surreal yet touching, incoherent yet narratively sublime, continuity as solid as it is unsupportably absurd, Sublimely Kafka-esque, with production values that make me wish there were an auditory equivalent to cinematography just so I can gush about the sound framing and lighting... you have to listen so I can feel justified in my love. Why do I need you to justify my feelings? I shouldn’t... I... just want to share this with you.

Lonely wolf32 ,

Feels like home

I’m so happy I came across this podcast! Feels like you're transported in time in another era or dimension. You can’t but help fall in love with Julian. So much heart and joy.

dhtothe3 ,

The Janitor 💙

I am obsessed with this podcast. I can’t stop thinking about the voice of the janitor. I hear it without headphones. I listened to John Cameron Mitchell’s Anthem: Homunculus too... John please keep creating podcasts/stories like these. 😘😘

Also if you need VO actors 🙋🏻‍♂️🙋🏻‍♂️

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