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The Orbiting Human Circus

For those who like their podcasts strange

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). The second season will be released beginning in late 2017 or early 2018.


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What Audience Members are Saying...

“The @NightValeRadio folks just announced their new podcast is created by Julian Koster. WHAT A GIFT!”
“Can I just say that the ending story of episode 1 of Orbiting Human Circus is one of the most astonishing things I’ve heard in podcasting.”
“The Orbiting Human Circus has easily become my new favorite podcast. I listened to the first episode more than three times waiting for the second.”

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Cast & Crew


Robbie Cucchiaro

Horns player and creative comrade in The Orbiting Human Circus. Some of his tasks and responsibilities include polar bear training, tour managing, and care-taking of fleas, mice, and rare African bird performers. A New York City native, Robbie has, for many years now, lived in the land-locked town of Athens, GA, where he's had the fortune to participate in a musical/creative life.


Christy Gressman

Producer of and an artist in The Orbiting Human Circus. An artist, producer, and attorney who, in addition to making art, has worked with artists and arts organizations (from orchestras to museums to start-up creative collectives) to facilitate creative action. She studied painting and design at Penn, Law at Harvard (JD), and Creative Management at Yale (MBA).


Julian Koster

Writer and actor in The Orbiting Human Circus. He is a multi-disciplinary artist, performer, and musician, a founding member of the musical groups The Music Tapes and Neutral Milk Hotel, and a longtime member of the influential Elephant 6 Collective. He plays banjo, singing saw, chord organ, among other instruments. He also lives in a Janitor's closet in the Eiffel Tower.

Drew Callander

A vocal actor on The Orbiting Human Circus. He is also a writer, performer, animator and puppeteer. A vocal actor on The Orbiting Human Circus. Many of his voices can be heard on Sirius XM Radio’s The Absolutely Mindy Show. He has appeared on MSNBC, NBC, and Comedy Central and has created cartoons and short films featuring Jon Stewart, Conan O’Brien, and John Oliver.

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