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The Orbiting Human Circus

WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents

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The Orbiting Human Circus

The Orbiting Human Circus

WNYC Studios and 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.

Latest Episodes

Naughty Till New Years: Season Finale, Part Two

Our grand conclusion. The Orbiting Human Circus in Naughty Till New Years was a co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Though this season has come to an end, The Orbiting Human Circus will return as soon as we can with live performances around the world, and production will begin soon on a new Orbiting Human Circus podcast, in which all your favorite characters will return and all will be revealed, so join our mailing list at orbitinghumancircus.com or follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on everything to come. In the meantime, look out for the final songs from the season on Apple Music, Spotify, Bandcamp and more this summer and a special bonus episode coming very soon! The Orbiting Human Circus in Naughty Till New Years is dedicated to Walter Lowery, Marjorie Hirsch, Joan Hirsch, Jeremy Ayers, and Charlotte Koster. Naughty Till New Years featured Drew Callander, Julian Koster, David Barlow, John Cameron Mitchell, Susannah Flood, Dan Solomon, Jessie Shelton,...

49 MIN3 w ago
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Naughty Till New Years: Season Finale, Part Two

Naughty Till New Years: Season Finale, Part One

Our season begins its grand conclusion. A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman. With musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes, piano performance by Benjamin Miller, and music by the Music Tapes; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton. Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman. For our mailing list and more information, go to orbitinghumanci...

29 MINMAY 28
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Naughty Till New Years: Season Finale, Part One

Naughty Till New Years: Twelfthly, It’s a Scream (Pt. 2)

Tim Robbins plays our beloved flea and it's an absolute scream.The second half of a scream. A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Featuring David Barlow, Drew Callander, Julian Koster, Susannah Flood, Andy Lauer, and Tim Robbins. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman. With musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes, and music by the Music Tapes; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton. Music from the show is released by Merge Records — look for it on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Bandcamp, or your favorite digital music service provider.Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at topat...

25 MINMAY 14
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Naughty Till New Years: Twelfthly, It’s a Scream (Pt. 2)

Naughty Till New Years: Eleventhly, It's a Scream (Pt. 1), plus Season Recap

How to escape. Escape with the Janitor! The Orbiting Human Circus returns with twice the fun: the first half of a special double episode. It’s a scream! The first half of a scream. A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Featuring John Cameron Mitchell, Susannah Flood, Harrison Beckwith, Walter Lowery, Julian Koster, and Drew Callander. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman With musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes; music by the Music Tapes and the Orbiting Quartet, featuring Gauvain Gamon on bass, Benjamin Miller on piano, Kolja Gjoni on drums, Romica the Singing Saw, who was encouraged to sing by Julian; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton. Julian’s performance in the recap was directed by guest director Dennis Koster, Julian’s father. Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman. For full credits and more information, go to orbitinghumancircus.com.

19 MINMAY 7
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Naughty Till New Years: Eleventhly, It's a Scream (Pt. 1), plus Season Recap

Special Announcement: An Orbiting Livestream

Julian Koster presents a livestream show ofsongs, stories, and games of the Orbiting Human Circus and the Music Tapes, on Wednesday, April 8th at 10:30pm Eastern Time.Join us on YouTubehere:https://youtu.be/8Dd7_EqDmA8

1 MINAPR 8
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Special Announcement: An Orbiting Livestream

Naughty Till New Years: Tenthly, a Time for Dreamers

We left the door open for you, come and see what’s inside... A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. FeaturingDrew Callander, David Barlow, Julian Koster, Susannah Flood, Dan Solomon, John Cameron Mitchell, Jessie Shelton, Nicholas Carter, and Miche Braden.Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman; with musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes, music by Steve Bello and the Music Tapes; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton. Music from the show is released by Merge Records:https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon:patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more attopatoco.com/collections/orbiting-huma...

31 MINMAR 19
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Naughty Till New Years: Tenthly, a Time for Dreamers

Naughty Till New Years: Ninthly, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner!

Fun with 2000 telescopes, and the stunning return of somebody very special. A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Featuring Drew Callander, David Barlow, Julian Koster, Susannah Flood, Dan Solomon, John Cameron Mitchell, Jessie Shelton, Nicholas Carter, and Miche Braden. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman; with musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes, music by Gauvain Gamon on bass, Benjamin Miller on piano, Kolja Gjoni on drums, Romica the Singing Saw, who was encouraged to sing by Julian, and the Music Tapes; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton. Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the O...

29 MINMAR 5
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Naughty Till New Years: Ninthly, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner!

Naughty Till New Years: Eighthly, a Booth by the Seaside

What was REALLY in the shoeboxes? A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. FeaturingDrew Callander, Harrison Beckwith, and Julian Koster.Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman; with musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes, music by the Music Tapes, and piano performance by Andy Lauer; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton. Music from the show is released by Merge Records:https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon:patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more attopatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman. For full credits...

30 MINFEB 21
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Naughty Till New Years: Eighthly, a Booth by the Seaside

Naughty Till New Years: Seventhly, the Gift

The story of an unusual gift and several strikes of lightning. A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Featuring Drew Callander, John Cameron Mitchell, Susannah Flood, David Barlow, Dan Solomon, Miche Braden, Nicholas Carter, Jessie Shelton, Harrison Beckwith, Jonah Mussolino, Andy Lauer, Walter Lowery, and Julian Koster. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman; with musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by the Music Tapes; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton. Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, ...

22 MINFEB 6
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Naughty Till New Years: Seventhly, the Gift

Naughty Till New Years: Sixthly, the Flea Talks

Tim Robbins stars as the flea. Yes, we convinced an Oscar winner to portray a flea. Poor man. He did nothing to deserve this. A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Starring Tim Robbins, John Cameron Mitchell, Drew Callander, Susannah Flood, David Barlow, Dan Solomon, Miche Braden, Nicholas Carter, Hy Wolfe, Jessie Shelton, Magali Charron and Alaska Charron Cacchione, JunoMcLarnonand Keiran McLarnon, Walter Lowery, Julian Koster, and Julian’s grandmother, Charlotte Koster, as Laeticia’s downstairs neighbor. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman; with musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by Gauvain Gamon, Benjamin Miller, Kolja Gjoni, and the Music Tapes; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and addi...

22 MINJAN 23
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Naughty Till New Years: Sixthly, the Flea Talks

Latest Episodes

Naughty Till New Years: Season Finale, Part Two

Our grand conclusion. The Orbiting Human Circus in Naughty Till New Years was a co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Though this season has come to an end, The Orbiting Human Circus will return as soon as we can with live performances around the world, and production will begin soon on a new Orbiting Human Circus podcast, in which all your favorite characters will return and all will be revealed, so join our mailing list at orbitinghumancircus.com or follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on everything to come. In the meantime, look out for the final songs from the season on Apple Music, Spotify, Bandcamp and more this summer and a special bonus episode coming very soon! The Orbiting Human Circus in Naughty Till New Years is dedicated to Walter Lowery, Marjorie Hirsch, Joan Hirsch, Jeremy Ayers, and Charlotte Koster. Naughty Till New Years featured Drew Callander, Julian Koster, David Barlow, John Cameron Mitchell, Susannah Flood, Dan Solomon, Jessie Shelton,...

49 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Naughty Till New Years: Season Finale, Part Two

Naughty Till New Years: Season Finale, Part One

Our season begins its grand conclusion. A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman. With musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes, piano performance by Benjamin Miller, and music by the Music Tapes; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton. Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman. For our mailing list and more information, go to orbitinghumanci...

29 MINMAY 28
Comments
Naughty Till New Years: Season Finale, Part One

Naughty Till New Years: Twelfthly, It’s a Scream (Pt. 2)

Tim Robbins plays our beloved flea and it's an absolute scream.The second half of a scream. A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Featuring David Barlow, Drew Callander, Julian Koster, Susannah Flood, Andy Lauer, and Tim Robbins. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman. With musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes, and music by the Music Tapes; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton. Music from the show is released by Merge Records — look for it on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Bandcamp, or your favorite digital music service provider.Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at topat...

25 MINMAY 14
Comments
Naughty Till New Years: Twelfthly, It’s a Scream (Pt. 2)

Naughty Till New Years: Eleventhly, It's a Scream (Pt. 1), plus Season Recap

How to escape. Escape with the Janitor! The Orbiting Human Circus returns with twice the fun: the first half of a special double episode. It’s a scream! The first half of a scream. A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Featuring John Cameron Mitchell, Susannah Flood, Harrison Beckwith, Walter Lowery, Julian Koster, and Drew Callander. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman With musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes; music by the Music Tapes and the Orbiting Quartet, featuring Gauvain Gamon on bass, Benjamin Miller on piano, Kolja Gjoni on drums, Romica the Singing Saw, who was encouraged to sing by Julian; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton. Julian’s performance in the recap was directed by guest director Dennis Koster, Julian’s father. Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more at topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman. For full credits and more information, go to orbitinghumancircus.com.

19 MINMAY 7
Comments
Naughty Till New Years: Eleventhly, It's a Scream (Pt. 1), plus Season Recap

Special Announcement: An Orbiting Livestream

Julian Koster presents a livestream show ofsongs, stories, and games of the Orbiting Human Circus and the Music Tapes, on Wednesday, April 8th at 10:30pm Eastern Time.Join us on YouTubehere:https://youtu.be/8Dd7_EqDmA8

1 MINAPR 8
Comments
Special Announcement: An Orbiting Livestream

Naughty Till New Years: Tenthly, a Time for Dreamers

We left the door open for you, come and see what’s inside... A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. FeaturingDrew Callander, David Barlow, Julian Koster, Susannah Flood, Dan Solomon, John Cameron Mitchell, Jessie Shelton, Nicholas Carter, and Miche Braden.Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman; with musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes, music by Steve Bello and the Music Tapes; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton. Music from the show is released by Merge Records:https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon:patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more attopatoco.com/collections/orbiting-huma...

31 MINMAR 19
Comments
Naughty Till New Years: Tenthly, a Time for Dreamers

Naughty Till New Years: Ninthly, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner!

Fun with 2000 telescopes, and the stunning return of somebody very special. A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Featuring Drew Callander, David Barlow, Julian Koster, Susannah Flood, Dan Solomon, John Cameron Mitchell, Jessie Shelton, Nicholas Carter, and Miche Braden. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman; with musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes, music by Gauvain Gamon on bass, Benjamin Miller on piano, Kolja Gjoni on drums, Romica the Singing Saw, who was encouraged to sing by Julian, and the Music Tapes; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton. Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the O...

29 MINMAR 5
Comments
Naughty Till New Years: Ninthly, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner!

Naughty Till New Years: Eighthly, a Booth by the Seaside

What was REALLY in the shoeboxes? A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. FeaturingDrew Callander, Harrison Beckwith, and Julian Koster.Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman; with musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes, music by the Music Tapes, and piano performance by Andy Lauer; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton. Music from the show is released by Merge Records:https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon:patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, pins, and more attopatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus, and follow us on Instagram @orbitinghumancircus or Twitter @orbitinghuman. For full credits...

30 MINFEB 21
Comments
Naughty Till New Years: Eighthly, a Booth by the Seaside

Naughty Till New Years: Seventhly, the Gift

The story of an unusual gift and several strikes of lightning. A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Featuring Drew Callander, John Cameron Mitchell, Susannah Flood, David Barlow, Dan Solomon, Miche Braden, Nicholas Carter, Jessie Shelton, Harrison Beckwith, Jonah Mussolino, Andy Lauer, Walter Lowery, and Julian Koster. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman; with musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by the Music Tapes; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and additional production and mixing by Will Stanton. Music from the show is released by Merge Records: https://smarturl.it/OrbitingS2songs. Become a Friend of the Orbiting Human Circus on Patreon: patreon.com/orbitinghumancircus, check out shirts, ...

22 MINFEB 6
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Naughty Till New Years: Seventhly, the Gift

Naughty Till New Years: Sixthly, the Flea Talks

Tim Robbins stars as the flea. Yes, we convinced an Oscar winner to portray a flea. Poor man. He did nothing to deserve this. A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Starring Tim Robbins, John Cameron Mitchell, Drew Callander, Susannah Flood, David Barlow, Dan Solomon, Miche Braden, Nicholas Carter, Hy Wolfe, Jessie Shelton, Magali Charron and Alaska Charron Cacchione, JunoMcLarnonand Keiran McLarnon, Walter Lowery, Julian Koster, and Julian’s grandmother, Charlotte Koster, as Laeticia’s downstairs neighbor. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman; with musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by Gauvain Gamon, Benjamin Miller, Kolja Gjoni, and the Music Tapes; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and assistant editors Emily Marinoff and Jeff Tobias, with Julian; sound design by Jonathan Siri-Mohs, foley by John Ringhofer, and lathe cutting by Steve Espinola; engineering by Vincent Cacchione; and addi...

22 MINJAN 23
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Naughty Till New Years: Sixthly, the Flea Talks

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