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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 1,556 ratings
Lovely
one of my favorite podcast ever listening to the first season was amazing with the raisin broadcast type episodes and although season 2 was different i still loved it nonetheless. it gave more insight into the actually storyline and character of Julian in real life rather than the imaginary...Read full review »
cloudsm_m via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/25/20
2nd Season Disappointment
Loved the first season and it’s classic radio show feel. Got lost and disillusioned with the whole broadcast in this never ending, convoluted, self-aware second season that I have found hard to follow since episode one.
pavlov999206 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/23/20
Amazing Audio Engineering
Except for the despicable about of mouth sounds from the Julian character only. Literally, every other character doesn’t broadcast every spit bubble pop, every swallow, every back of the throat gurgle except for Julian. It blows my mind that a podcast with an interesting concept, cast, and...Read full review »
mkaycop13 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/19/20
Recent Episodes
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...
Published 06/17/20
Our season begins its grand conclusion. A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Featuring Tim Robbins, Drew Callander, Julian Koster, David Barlow, and Andy Lauer. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman. With musical composition and arrangement by...
Published 05/27/20
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...
Published 05/13/20
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