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The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air)

Atop the Eiffel Tower, a lonely janitor stumbles into a series of alternately surreal and comic adventures as he becomes part of a mystery: what is the secret behind the wildly popular, bizarrely impossible live radio variety show being broadcast from the tower’s top? John Cameron Mitchell, Tim Robbins, Mandy Patinkin, Charlie Day and Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Drew Callander, Welcome to Night Vale’s Cecil Baldwin and Meg Bashwiner, Susannah Flood, and many more star in this immersive, cinematic universe from the imagination of Julian Koster (Neutral Milk Hotel). Season One premieres on October 12. New episodes every other Wednesday through February 1, 2017. Co-directed by Ellie Heyman. Part of the Night Vale Presents network.
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Jul 5, 2017

Found in a rubbish pile in Paris, this astonishing recording was passed from hand to hand until it became a French holiday classic. A story about one who ran away, one who disappeared, and the secret of how clouds are born. An Orbiting Human Circus Special from Julian Koster, with 4 new episodes and a special bonus episode, every other Wednesday from May through July 2017. Part of the Night Vale Presents network.

Thanks to HelloFresh for supporting our podcast.  Go to HelloFresh.com and use the code OHC30 to get $30 off your first week of deliveries.

For OHC t-shirts and posters — including two new 2nd Imaginary Symphony t-shirt designs, available only through July 6: https://topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus.

Written, Directed, and Audio Produced by Julian Koster,
Performed by Brian Dewan, and 
Produced for Podcasting by Christy Gressman,

With

Augustus Plumb as Himself,
2nd Imaginary Symphony Music by Julian Koster and the Music Tapes,
PBC Music by Thomas Hughes,
Sound Effects and Musique Concrète by JM Koster with W Cullen Hart, J Dahl, and JN Mangum,
Magic Tape Organ by Eric Harris,
Euphonium and Trumpet by R Cucchiaro, and
Logo by Julian Koster.

For more information, see www.orbitinghumancircus.com or search for Orbiting Human Circus on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

For more about Night Vale Presents, go to www.nightvalepresents.com.

Jun 21, 2017

Found in a rubbish pile in Paris, this astonishing recording was passed from hand to hand until it became a French holiday classic. A story about one who ran away, one who disappeared, and the secret of how clouds are born. An Orbiting Human Circus Special from Julian Koster, with 4 new episodes and a special bonus episode, every other Wednesday through July 2017. Part of the Night Vale Presents network.

Send us your questions to podcast@orbitinghumancircus.com — we’ll answer some on our bonus Episode 5.

Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at audible.com/ohc.   

Thank you to our sponsor Merge Records, the North Carolina label that has been putting out independent music since 1989. Check out The Janitor's songs from the first season of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) — available digitally now — and check back for more information on a very special limited-edition 10-inch coming soon! For 20% off your purchase at mergerecords.com, enter code OHC at checkout.

For OHC t-shirts and posters — including two new 2nd Imaginary Symphony t-shirt designs, available only through July 6: https://topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus.

Written, Directed, and Audio Produced by Julian Koster,
Performed by Brian Dewan,
Produced for Podcasting by Christy Gressman,

With

Augustus Plumb as Himself,
2nd Imaginary Symphony Music by Julian Koster and the Music Tapes,
PBC Music by Thomas Hughes,
Sound Effects and Musique Concrète by JM Koster with W Cullen Hart, J Dahl, and JN Mangum,
Magic Tape Organ by Eric Harris,
Euphonium and Trumpet by R Cucchiaro, and 
Logo by Julian Koster.

For more information, see www.orbitinghumancircus.com or search for Orbiting Human Circus on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

For more about Night Vale Presents, go to www.nightvalepresents.com.

Jun 7, 2017

Found in a rubbish pile in Paris, this astonishing recording was passed from hand to hand until it became a French holiday classic. A story about one who ran away, one who disappeared, and the secret of how clouds are born. An Orbiting Human Circus Special from Julian Koster, with 4 new episodes and a special bonus episode, every other Wednesday through July 2017. Part of the Night Vale Presents network.

Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at audible.com/ohc.   

For OHC t-shirts and posters — including two new 2nd Imaginary Symphony t-shirt designs, available only through July 6: https://topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus.

Written, Directed, and Audio Produced by Julian Koster, 
Performed by Brian Dewan, 
Produced for Podcasting by Christy Gressman, 
With 
Augustus Plumb as Himself, 
2nd Imaginary Symphony Music by Julian Koster and the Music Tapes, 
PBC Music by Thomas Hughes, 
Sound Effects and Musique Concrète by JM Koster with W Cullen Hart, J Dahl, and JN Mangum, 
Magic Tape Organ by Eric Harris, 
Euphonium and Trumpet by R Cucchiaro, and 
Logo by Julian Koster.

For more information, see www.orbitinghumancircus.com or search for Orbiting Human Circus on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  

For more about Night Vale Presents, go to www.nightvalepresents.com.

May 24, 2017

Found in a rubbish pile in Paris, this astonishing recording was passed from hand to hand until it became a French holiday classic. A story about one who ran away, one who disappeared, and the secret of how clouds are born. An Orbiting Human Circus Special from Julian Koster, with 4 new episodes and a special bonus episode, every other Wednesday through July 2017. Part of the Night Vale Presents network.

Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at audible.com/ohc.   

Taking place at the Javits Center in New York City on June 3 & 4, 2017, BookCon is where storytelling and pop culture collide. Guests include Kevin Hart, Veronica Roth, Krysten Ritter, Bill Nye, Marc Maron, Mayim Bialik and many, many more! For more information and tickets, go to TheBookCon.com.

For OHC t-shirts and posters — including two new 2nd Imaginary Symphony t-shirt designs, available for a limited time: https://topatoco.com/collections/orbiting-human-circus.

The Orbiting Human Circus is on tour now! Come visit your friends the Janitor, the Narrator, and the Orkestral live, and walk into the world of the Orbiting Human Circus in May and June 2017. For upcoming North American tour dates: www.orbitinghumancircus.com/shows.  

Written, directed, and audio produced by Julian Koster, 
Performed by Brian Dewan, 
Produced for Podcasting by Christy Gressman, 

With

Augustus Plumb as Himself, 
2nd Imaginary Symphony Music by Julian Koster and the Music Tapes, 
PBC Music by Thomas Hughes, 
Musique Concrète by JM Koster with W Cullen Hart, J Dahl, and JN Mangum, 
Magic Tape Organ by Eric Harris, 
Euphonium and Trumpet by R Cucchiaro, and 
Logo by Julian Koster.

For more information, see www.orbitinghumancircus.com or search for Orbiting Human Circus on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

For more about Night Vale Presents, go to www.nightvalepresents.com.

May 10, 2017

Found in a rubbish pile in Paris, this astonishing recording was passed from hand to hand until it became a French holiday classic. A story about one who ran away, one who disappeared, and the secret of how clouds are born. An Orbiting Human Circus Special from Julian Koster, premiering on May 10, 2017 with new episodes every other Wednesday through July 7, 2017. Part of the Night Vale Presents network.

Come visit your friends the Janitor, the Narrator, and the Orkestral live, and walk into the world of the Orbiting Human Circus in May and June 2017. For upcoming North American tour dates, visit www.orbitinghumancircus.com/shows.

Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at audible.com/ohc.

Written, directed, and audio produced by Julian Koster, 
Performed by Brian Dewan, 
Produced for Podcasting by Christy Gressman,

With 

Augustus Plumb as Himself, 
2nd Imaginary Symphony Music by Julian Koster and the Music Tapes, 
PBC Music by Thomas Hughes, 
Sound Effects/Musique Concrète by JM Koster with W Cullen Hart, J Dahl, and JN Mangum, 
Magic Tape Organ by Eric Harris, 
Euphonium and Trumpet by R Cucchiaro,
Fun Machine by Jeremy Barnes, and 
Logo by Julian Koster.

For more information, see www.orbitinghumancircus.com or search for Orbiting Human Circus on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

For more about Night Vale Presents, go to www.nightvalepresents.com.

May 3, 2017

An Orbiting Human Circus Special: The 2nd Imaginary Symphony. Found in a rubbish pile in Paris, this astonishing recording was passed from hand to hand until it became a French holiday classic. A story about one who disappeared, one who ran away, and the secret of how clouds are born.

The 2nd Imaginary Symphony premieres on May 10, 2017, with four new episodes — followed by a bonus fifth episode — to be released every other Wednesday. Part of the Night Vale Presents network, www.nightvalepresents.com. Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast player via orbitinghumancircus.libsyn.com.

The Orbiting Human Circus is on tour in May and June 2017! Come visit your friends the Janitor, the Narrator, and the Orchestral live, and walk into the world of the Orbiting Human Circus. For dates, www.orbitinghumancircus.com/shows.

Written, Directed, and Audio Produced by Julian Koster, 
Performed by Brian Dewan, and
Produced for Podcasting by Christy Gressman, 

with 

Augustus Plumb as Himself, 
2nd Imaginary Symphony Music by Julian Koster and the Music Tapes, 
PBC Music by Thomas Hughes, 
Sound Effects/Musique Concrète by JM Koster with W Cullen Hart, J Dahl, and JN Mangum, 
Magic Tape Organ by Eric Harris, 
Euphonium and Trumpet by R Cucchiaro, 
Fun Machine by Jeremy Barnes, and

Logo by Julian Koster.

Apr 19, 2017

The Janitor and the Narrator have a discussion.

For May and June 2017 U.S. tour dates, go to www.orbitinghumancircus.com/shows

The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) is written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Featuring musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by The Music Tapes.

Full credits: www.orbitinghumancircus.com

Part of the Night Vale Presents network: www.nightvalepresents.com

Feb 8, 2017

Julian reveals the behind-the-scenes secrets and stories of the Orbiting Human Circus (and answers your questions!) in this special bonus episode.

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 on Merge Records on February 10, 2017 (and available for pre-order on February 8). For more information, go to mergerecords.com or orbitinghumancircus.com.

We will be back with Season Two! In the meantime, keep checking orbitinghumancircus.com for news about 2017 tour dates and a different Orbiting Human Circus podcast to come this spring!

Thanks to Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans for supporting our show. Check out Rocket Mortgage’s transparent, totally online home loan process today at QuickenLoans.com/OHC.

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Featuring musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by The Music Tapes.

Full credits: www.orbitinghumancircus.com

Part of the Night Vale Presents network: www.nightvalepresents.com

Jan 25, 2017

The fate of the janitor—and the show—hang in the balance as the Orbiting Human Circus races towards its breathtaking conclusion!

Featuring John Cameron Mitchell, Julian Koster, Drew Callander, and Susannah Flood, with Cecil Baldwin and Shannon Conley.

2017 tour dates—and other exciting announcements—coming soon at www.orbitinghumancircus.com/shows.

Thanks to Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans and Blue Apron for supporting our show. Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals free—with free shipping—by going to BlueApron.com/OHC, and check out Rocket Mortgage's transparent, totally online home loan process today at QuickenLoans.com/OHC.

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Featuring musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by The Music Tapes.

Full credits: www.orbitinghumancircus.com

Part of the Night Vale Presents network: www.nightvalepresents.com

Jan 11, 2017

Hold onto your hats – extraordinary events strike the Orbiting Human Circus!

Featuring John Cameron Mitchell, Julian Koster, and Drew Callander.

A new part of the janitor’s story will be told live in 2017. Tour dates coming soon at www.orbitinghumancircus.com/shows.

Thanks to Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans and Blue Apron for supporting our show. Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals free — with free shipping — by going to BlueApron.com/OHC, and check out Rocket Mortgage’s transparent, totally online home loan process today at QuickenLoans.com/OHC.

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Featuring musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by The Music Tapes.

Full credits: www.orbitinghumancircus.com

Part of the Night Vale Presents network: www.nightvalepresents.com

Dec 21, 2016

A special tale for the holiday season—or any season. Plus, the saws sing for the janitor!

Featuring Larry “Ratso” Sloman, John Cameron Mitchell, Julian Koster, and Drew Callander.

A new part of the janitor's story will be told live in 2017. Check www.orbitinghumancircus.com/shows, beginning in early 2017, for tour dates.

Thanks to Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans and Audible for their generous support of the show! Get a free audiobook with a 30 day free trial  at audible.com/OHC, and check out Rocket Mortgage today at QuickenLoans.com/OHC.

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Featuring musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by The Music Tapes.

Full credits: www.orbitinghumancircus.com

Part of the Night Vale Presents network: www.nightvalepresents.com

Dec 7, 2016

An on-air hypnosis demonstration goes horribly wrong. Plus: the janitor sings!

Thanks to Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans for their generous support of the show! Check out Rocket Mortgage at www.QuickenLoans.com/OHC.

The next chapter of the janitor’s story will be told live in 2017, all around the world. Check www.orbitinghumancircus.com/shows in the coming weeks for new tour dates.

Featuring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator, with Cecil Baldwin, Ben Chase, and JJ Gonson as Third Grade Teacher Whistling the Sabre Dance.

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Featuring musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by The Music Tapes.

Full credits: www.orbitinghumancircus.com

Part of the Night Vale Presents network: www.nightvalepresents.com

Nov 23, 2016

Hear the tale of history’s greatest rhythmic genius, meet a remarkable platypus, and follow the janitor as he wanders Paris by night.

Thank you for listening! Help support the show by taking our audience survey at www.orbitinghumancircus.com/survey and email a screenshot of the last page of your completed survey to podcast@orbitinghumancircus.com for a chance to win a pillowcase signed by the janitor.

Featuring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator, with Susannah Flood as Leticia Saltier and Brian Dewan as the Spokesperson of the Perpetual Broadcasting Corporation.

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Featuring musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by The Music Tapes.

Full credits: www.orbitinghumancircus.com

Part of the Night Vale Presents network: www.nightvalepresents.com

Nov 9, 2016

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.

Go to TribecaFilm.com or download the app more details and to purchase tickets.

In May and June 2017, the Janitor will be cleaning a venue near you! See tour dates at www.orbitinghumancircus.com/shows

Featuring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator, with Tim Robbins as the Cricket, Charlie Day as Macbeth, and Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Lady Macbeth, and the Alicia Svigals Klezmer Ensemble featuring the late Evan Harlan (Julian's uncle) on accordion and North the Singing Saw.

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Featuring musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by The Music Tapes.

Full credits: www.orbitinghumancircus.com

Part of the Night Vale Presents network: www.nightvalepresents.com

 

Oct 26, 2016

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.

Go to TribecaFilm.com or download the app more details and to purchase tickets.

In May and June 2017, the Janitor will be cleaning a venue near you! See tour dates at www.orbitinghumancircus.com/shows

Featuring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator, with Tim Robbins as the Cricket and Mandy Patinkin as Cantor Moishe Lebowitz

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Featuring musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by The Music Tapes

Full credits: www.orbitinghumancircus.com

Part of the Night Vale Presents network: www.nightvalepresents.com

Oct 12, 2016

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.

Go to TribecaFilm.com or download the app more details and to purchase tickets.

In May and June 2017, the Janitor will be cleaning a venue near you! See tour dates at www.orbitinghumancircus.com/shows

Featuring John Cameron Mitchell as Mr. Cameron, Julian Koster as the Janitor, and Drew Callander as the Narrator. For full credits, go to www.orbitinghumancircus.com.

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Featuring musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by The Music Tapes.

Part of the Night Vale Presents network. www.nightvalepresents.com

Oct 5, 2016

A brand new podcast from Night Vale Presents, created by Julian Koster (Neutral Milk Hotel). Season One premieres on October 12. New episodes every other Wednesday through February 1, 2017.

Subscribe now via iTunes or your favorite podcast player via orbitinghumancircus.libsyn.com. For more information, go to nightvalepresents.com.

For Orbiting Human Circus tour dates: orbitinghumancircus.com

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