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 & Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Drew Callendar, Welcome to Night Vale’s Cecil Baldwin & 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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An Orbiting Human Circus Special: The 2nd Imaginary Symphony, Episode 5

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.

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


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.

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