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 (of the Air) is a co-presentation of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents.


episode 4: Naughty Till New Years: Fourthly... How to Disappear (Lesson III of III)

If you haven’t disappeared yet, don’t worry — there’s still time! Listen now!

Stay tuned for a special holiday episode next week. 

A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Starring Drew Callander, Susannah Flood, David Barlow, Walter Lowery, and Julian Koster. Written and directed by Julian Koster, and produced by Christy Gressman. For full credits and more information, go to 

Music from the show is released by Merge Records: Music from the show is released by Merge Records: In this episode, you heard the song Into the River Thames, which was written by Julian Koster. Gauvain Gamon was the live musical director. It featured Gauvain Gamon on bass, Benjamin Miller on piano, Kolja Gjoni on drums, and North the Singing Saw, who was encouraged to sing by Julian. Look for Into the River Thames soon on your favorite digital music service provider!

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