The Orbiting Human Circus

11 EpisodesProduced by WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents

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 t… read more

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Coming Soon: OHC News and Anthem: Homunculus

April 23rd, 2019

31:13

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: …

The 2nd Imaginary Symphony: An Orbiting Human Circus Holiday Special

November 20th, 2018

1:05:53

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. …

(Of the Air): Eighthly! – Director’s Cut

May 21st, 2018

32:25

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 …

(Of the Air): Seventhly!

May 20th, 2018

28:52

This special edition of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents.

Hold onto …

(Of the Air): Sixthly!

May 19th, 2018

31:33

This special edition of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents.

A special …

(Of the Air): Fifthly!

May 18th, 2018

29:13

This special reissue of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents.

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

(Of the Air): Fourthly! – The Janitor's Nights

May 17th, 2018

28:48

This special reissue of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents.


Hear the tale of history’s greatest rhythmic genius, meet a remarkable platypus, and …

(Of the Air): Thirdly!

May 16th, 2018

30:26

This special edition of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents.

Will the famed storytelling cricket (Tim Robbins) return? Plus, Charlie Day and …

(Of the Air): Secondly! – The Cricket

May 15th, 2018

39:49

This special edition of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents.

Hear Mandy …

(Of the Air): Firstly!

May 14th, 2018

36:15

This special edition of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season One is a co-presentation of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents.

Welcome to the world of The Orbiting Human Circus: discover the surreally …

A Special Presentation from WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents

May 10th, 2018

0:36

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 …

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