16 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

    • Comedy Fiction
    • 4.6, 1.1K 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
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

WorkingHardToBeThisPoor ,

Wow, just...WOW

I'm now listening to Season 2 and am once again impressed! These sounds are a whole world to visit and also a small, wonderful feeling inside us. It's really beautiful. ❤️

Earlier:
Very beautiful; full of feeling, imagination and beautiful music. May make you cry here and there. Worth it! 😄

Traipsenugget ,

Instant favorite ❤️

This podcast is so beautiful and well-executed. I’ve only been listening for a couple days, and have already caught up with all the episodes (I was exhilarated to find out we’re actually getting more episodes starting tomorrow!) and the story and characters have made their way into my heart. Everything about it is just so lovely - there’s this sort of cozy, nostalgic feeling it gives you, and in a way, you never feel alone when listing to Julian, and I really love that.

Like I said, I only recently discovered this podcast, but I have to say, it’s already one of my favorites of all time. It’s a shame it’s so underrated and little well-known, because I think more people need to hear it.

Please, keep up the amazing work, and I can’t wait for future episodes/seasons!

MissElla02 ,

Stunning Podcast

This audio drama is absolutely gorgeous. It’s quirky, unique, and heartfelt. From the first episode, I was immediately drawn in by Julian’s escapades and felt immersed by the vivid sound design. This is easily bingeable and I look forward to new episodes!

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