The Orbiting Human Circus

By 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.

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Episode 8 – Season Finale Director’s Cut (Special Edition)
32:25
<p>This special edition of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of <a href="https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus">WNYC Studios</a> and <a href="http://www.nightvalepresents.com/">Night Vale Presents</a>. Today, Julian reveals the real ending of the season for the very first time with a new director’s cut of the Season Finale.</p> <p>The fate of the janitor—and the show—hang in the balance as the Orbiting Human Circus races towards its breathtaking conclusion!</p> <p>Starring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator, and Susannah Flood as Leticia Saltier.</p> <p>Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and songs by The Music Tapes, editing by Grant Stewart, sound design by Eric Sluyter, and recording engineering by Vincent Cacchione.</p> <p>If you liked the songs the Janitor sang on the show, you can get them on a new EP by the Music Tapes called “The Orbiting Human Circus,” out now on Merge Records. Get it at <a href="http://www.mergerecords.com">mergerecords.com</a>.</p> <p>For more information and full credits:<br><a href="http://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus">www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus<br></a><a href="http://www.orbitinghumancircus.com">www.orbitinghumancircus.com</a></p> <p> </p>
May 21, 2018
Episode 7 (Special Edition)
28:52
<p>This special edition of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of <a href="https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus">WNYC Studios</a> and <a href="http://www.nightvalepresents.com/">Night Vale Presents</a>.</p> <p>Hold onto your hats – extraordinary events strike the Orbiting Human Circus!</p> <p>Starring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator, and Susannah Flood as Leticia Saltier.</p> <p>Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and songs by The Music Tapes, editing by Grant Stewart, sound design by Eric Sluyter, and recording engineering by Vincent Cacchione.</p> <p>For more information and full credits:<br><a href="http://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus">www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.orbitinghumancircus.com">www.orbitinghumancircus.com</a></p> <p> </p>
May 20, 2018
Episode 6 (Special Edition)
31:33
<p>This special edition of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of <a href="https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus">WNYC Studios</a> and <a href="http://www.nightvalepresents.com/">Night Vale Presents</a>.</p> <p>A special tale for the holiday season—or any season. Plus, the saws sing for the janitor!</p> <p>Starring Larry “Ratso” Sloman as The Santa Claus, John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator, and Susannah Flood as Leticia Saltier.</p> <p>Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and songs by The Music Tapes, editing by Grant Stewart, sound design by Eric Sluyter, and recording engineering by Vincent Cacchione.</p> <p>For more information and full credits:<br><a href="http://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus">www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus</a>;<br><a href="http://www.orbitinghumancircus.com">www.orbitinghumancircus.com</a></p> <p> </p>
May 19, 2018
Episode 5 (Special Edition)
29:13
<p>This special reissue of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of <a href="https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus">WNYC Studios</a> and <a href="http://www.nightvalepresents.com/">Night Vale Presents</a>.</p> <p>An on-air hypnosis demonstration goes horribly wrong. Plus: the janitor sings!</p> <p>Starring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator, and Susannah Flood as Leticia Saltier, with Cecil Baldwin, Ben Chase, and JJ Gonson as Third Grade Teacher Whistling the Sabre Dance.</p> <p>Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and songs by The Music Tapes, editing by Grant Stewart, sound design by Eric Sluyter, and recording engineering by Vincent Cacchione.</p> <p>For more information and full credits:<br><a href="http://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus">www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus<br></a><a href="http://www.orbitinghumancircus.com">www.orbitinghumancircus.com</a></p> <p> </p>
May 18, 2018
Episode 4 – The Janitor's Nights (Special Edition)
28:48
<p class="p1">This special reissue of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of <a href="https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus"><span>WNYC Studios</span></a> and <a href="http://www.nightvalepresents.com/"><span>Night Vale Presents</span></a>.</p> <p class="p2">Hear the tale of history’s greatest rhythmic genius, meet a remarkable platypus, and follow the janitor as he wanders Paris by night.</p> <p class="p2">Starring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator, Susannah Flood as Leticia Saltier, and Brian Dewan as the Spokesperson of the Perpetual Broadcasting Corporation.</p> <p class="p2">Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and songs by The Music Tapes, editing by Grant Stewart, sound design by Eric Sluyter, and recording engineering by Vincent Cacchione. </p> <p class="p2">For more information and full credits:</p> <p class="p3"><span> <a href="http://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus"><span>www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus</span></a><br> <a href="http://www.orbitinghumancircus.com/"><span>www.orbitinghumancircus.com</span></a></span></p>
May 17, 2018
Episode 3 (Special Edition)
30:26
<p>This special edition of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of <a href="https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus">WNYC Studios</a> and <a href="http://www.nightvalepresents.com">Night Vale Presents</a>.</p> <p><span>Will the famed storytelling cricket (Tim Robbins) return? Plus, Charlie Day and Mary Elizabeth Ellis perform Shakespeare as you’ve never heard it and the janitor pushes host John Cameron to the very brink.</span><span><br></span></p> <p>Starring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, Drew Callander as the Narrator, and Susannah Flood at Laeticia, with Tim Robbins as the Cricket, Charlie Day as Macbeth, Mary Elizabeth Ellis as Lady Macbeth, and the Alicia Svigals Klezmer Ensemble featuring the late Evan Harlan (Julian's uncle) on accordion and North the Singing Saw.</p> <p>Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and songs by The Music Tapes, editing by Grant Stewart, sound design by Eric Sluyter, and recording engineering by Vincent Cacchione. </p> <p>For more information and full credits:<br><a href="http://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus">www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus</a><br><a href="http://www.orbitinghumancircus.com">www.orbitinghumancircus.com</a></p>
May 16, 2018
Episode 2 – The Cricket (Special Edition)
39:49
<p>This special edition of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of <a href="https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus">WNYC Studios</a> and <a href="http://www.nightvalepresents.com">Night Vale Presents</a>.</p> <p>Hear Mandy Patinkin perform an extraordinary musicological demonstration and a cricket (Tim Robbins) spin the spellbinding tale of Ladislas Koskovsky. Plus, learn the remarkable history of Julian the janitor’s famous great-grandfather.</p> <p>Starring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, Drew Callander as the Narrator, and Susannah Flood at Laeticia. Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and songs by The Music Tapes, editing by Grant Stewart, sound design by Eric Sluyter, and recording engineering by Vincent Cacchione. </p> <p>For more information and full credits:<br><a href="http://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus">www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus</a><br><a href="http://www.orbitinghumancircus.com">www.orbitinghumancircus.com</a></p> <p> </p>
May 15, 2018
Episode 1 (Special Edition)
36:15
<p>This special edition of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of <a href="https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus">WNYC Studios</a> and <a href="http://www.nightvalepresents.com">Night Vale Presents</a>.</p> <p>Welcome to the world of The Orbiting Human Circus: discover the surreally impossible radio show broadcast from the top of the Eiffel Tower, meet the lonely janitor who longs to become part of it, and settle in for the chilling tale of Goolsby and Rue.</p> <p>Starring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, Drew Callander as the Narrator, and Susannah Flood at Laeticia. Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and songs by The Music Tapes, editing by Grant Stewart, sound design by Eric Sluyter, and recording engineering by Vincent Cacchione. </p> <p>For more information and full credits:<br><a href="http://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus">www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus</a><br><a href="http://www.orbitinghumancircus.com">www.orbitinghumancircus.com</a></p> <p> </p>
May 14, 2018
A Special Presentation from WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents
0:36
<p>A special new edition of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One from WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents, with brand new episode-by-episode behind-the-scenes commentary and a director’s cut of the season finale.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Season One of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) is a co-presentation of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Listen and subscribe to the Orbiting Human Circus now wherever you get your podcasts.</p> <p><a href="https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus">https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/orbitinghumancircus</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.orbitinghumancircus.com">http://www.orbitinghumancircus.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
May 10, 2018