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The Orbiting Human Circus
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...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 1,236 ratings
Magical
I love this podcast.... will there be a Season 2?
Shannon Lindsey-Wiseman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/26/19
Oh Yeah!!!
Kicking some chicken!!!!,
Bi//yB|@ck via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/19
Brilliant
The pinnacle of aesthetic audio media
Jazz Kitten via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/10/19
Recent Episodes
Hi friends! We've got a special message for you from Julian — and a preview of a wonderful new show from OHC's own John Cameron Mitchell. Anthem: Homunculus features 31 original songs delivered by 40 actors (who hold 7 Tony Awards®) and 30 musicians on one unconventional audio stage, as...
Published 04/23/19
Welcome to what has become a wintertime tradition here in Orbiting Human Circus-land! The 2nd Imaginary Symphony was originally recorded from 1999–2001 in Athens, Georgia, and New York City by a group of best friends. It was first broadcast on WNYC in 2002, so it feels special to share it now...
Published 11/20/18
This special edition of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Today, Julian reveals the real ending of the season for the very first time with a new director’s cut of the Season Finale. The fate of the janitor—and the...
Published 05/21/18
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