The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air): Season One, Episode 2 (The Cricket)
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.
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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.
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Following script is auto-generated by Speech to Text Technology:
major for greener here this is episode two of the eight episode debut season of the orbiting human circus of the air you're receiving this recording on the Welcome to Night Vale fee because orbiting human circus is the latest podcast from my helper sense but after episode three that's it if you want to hear the entire first season of orbiting human circus though subscribe to my tunes or wherever it is you get your podcasts and enjoy the show as night begins to fall on the Paris backstage at the broadcast ballroom busy preparations for this evening's broadcast talking to a circus of the year we bought before we listen there's one thing I think you all to know you remember last week seeking forgiveness the janitor snuck backstage to clean hosts John Cameron's dressing room has the last song of the evening play back music and this is what I really want to tell who was performed by the orbiting human circus orchestral the African dirt that can mimic all forty seven instruments of the orchestra wants the orchestral is something of a Parisian Bigfork believed only to land all schools are rehearsing many people claimed to have seen them but one has ever been filmed all recorded their one was perched in its cage on the stage inform you of the entire studio audience you have to be mimicking a war with no visible strings even the stage hands don't know how it's done it's back with all it's with that but we take you back to last weekend host John Calvin's dressing room where the janitor cleans with greater and greater enthusiasm until the in his exuberance the janitor accidentally knocks a small crate marked for Mr. Cameron's eyes only exclamation point off the table out of its people simple tiny tomes of sheet music and some birdseed the door opens and in sleek stage hand job due to be starting to light a cigarette to throw you out and arrest photos issuer Spokane wouldn't let me finish cleaning cleaning faces the requisite on the floor whoa crates with the birds came and yeah Lucy to woo this is going to know his bird works I was thinking it's gonna be a robust federal law says white stuff ahh all it's not a robot Snyder Aruba I swear one guy suddenly a commotion way he he he should both be out the opener if you catch me hear them talk to you please you've gotta let me finish cleaning ok me in trouble I want to break your legs meanwhile at home the listeners sat back and listen to this Hi this is Drew calendar and on behalf of the whole orbiting human circus gang we'd like to welcome you to our second episode good to see you again and thank our sponsors Adam tickets and audible use the atom tickets app to buy movie tickets and concessions invite friends and skip box office lines will use the code o HCA checkout you get five dollars off your order download the free app that's a t o m Tickets from the Google Play or Apple app Store if you enjoy the orbiting human circus we're sure you'll enjoy Shirley Jackson or rather haunted life available to our 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owls Of The The the new series of the formative influence of Judaism on rock'n'roll give you this nineteen twenty one recording by canto emotionally though it's clearly an influence of the song surrender by popular singing group cheap Trick decade later ah I know even the most was named one of the law with low will be the Yin then the day day you can read the the of May May the day out The broadcast into the go to war was of the Eiffel Tower Bar from the microphones hearing the sound of a single walk and A Milne silhouetted figure holding this of Juliet janitor the Eiffel Tower and the from the broadcast ballroom for his follow him as he mocks the towers and climbs higher dangerously high without scaling gear ropes or scaffolding stuff of incoming my whole life with one tree and he scales the tower spill in soapy water from the bucket he holds dropping the student goes higher and higher and higher like a small climbing that old tree to escape it was soo is much too My God look see doing has no fear of heights at all of his who loves them afraid of the pie you see the climbs higher and higher the higher he climbs the Col who he becomes so beautiful from here it's nothing that can touch the genders who means back on one of the towels up most good is in pieces all as if lost in memory of Isaac and my stepfather to be afraid of heights Peace to claim this water tower with this water tower was the tallest structure in our town and the climb up and sit there for hours playing the first to making the Paris scene never a sign like this yes I feel really knew what he was doing and he is the tallest in every scene in my life all the things for me and I was ten or in a way to Paris ten I knew I'd skate grandpa uses teach him this is so I snuck on a train going to the train station I went into the turn style went down and nobody saw me and I got under one of the trains no one's looking and I got under the Ben sheets was down there on everyone's feet I can see everybody's shoes and the chain started moving nobody caught me and ah I din even know and thought about where I was going or how does he survive and in the next thing I knew he got in Paris then Paris post which my grandfather Shoal everywhere so I found the theaters playing in it snuck backstage well what happened he took me home with an hidden these wonderful apartments on there is read the literary to use these famous people actors and actresses like people I knew I mean from from posters and an end there were always parties on M A Campos is handsome and elegant on and I remember numbers some nights he even forgot to feed me like you know you know how to care for kids teens I mean he forgot that had to go to school I never thought about that on which sneezing I just wanted to hear sounds like he was very special there is one time I was in his hands in his office and I was hiding he denies watch and you sitting in his gas can use rating and she started here the cigar in his mouth he started blowing these it's the smoking issue isn't looking at them and they started getting bigger and bigger and bigger he still isn't looking and then they slowly slowly starting getting smaller and smaller and smaller and then looking he just lifted up his left hand extended his finger and he snuck in to rate through the center of the rain he put both of his hands in front of his face and started puffing twenty two his hands away there was a perfect smoke polar bear is floating in the middle of the room and it was even there the whole of the sheep shed on the carpet and just get up and up until reach the ceiling I wanted to know how to pass on his one and stay with them I want one and show me how to be a chill person I wanted to live like those people did you get to call the janitor takes his bucket looks down at the glowing lights of the city far below and begins tomorrow meanwhile below in Paris people gather around their review the seniors of the something unusual something point of the scoring to happen on the older teens uterine cervix it's going to happen during the feature presentation you know the strange story that ends each episode which all Paris rates for wat scorn to happen when all else is going to have to wait to find a bike in the show we zoom in a small enclosed space that looks alot like the genitals pocket but Doc womb space where a small figure lies curled into fetal position well I don't know if they have fetal positions you see kittens and watched as an insect up to do with the feature presentation well it must be something because backstage at the broadcast ballroom the lodge take machine which usually plays the feature presentation is still tucked away and stage hands Jacques pays little attention to date somebody helping lefties plies of the stage for the next act meanwhile but the tip of the Eiffel Tower the gems and means perilously off this I mysteriously pas is mopping and puts his year the middle good is to listen if you put your ear up against the metal hear things that are pics of radio singles from all over the world in which her careless and the janitor presses his ear against the good Miu the home the snow here but the the characters' scooter here the sun watching the AI the closet does not choose these kind of Arabian coffee for instance the the gentleman it's nearly time for our feature presentation goes where you going to the show it's almost time and so the genocide begins a frenzied climb but they won't let you hook that got him a pocket it's cricket c'mon can't call him later tonight after everybody goes on low to clean the cages and important job is just finishing up and went to the new orchestra birds cage was in there you in the orchestral rare African bird that can mimic all forty seven instruments in the orchestra at once the orbiting human circus is one bird bag looked everywhere for it it wasn't anywhere this meant alot to the Mark Skinner and way too much going on I did it but then I heard something in Mr. Cameron's office to meet Jon Hamm who hosted the opening human circus was dressing room you've invaded occasions you had to use dark I turn on light and there was to Kestrel was standing right over discreetly he was going in a tin was listening listen I swear to god it look like the cricket was towing the orchestral a story through the year the the uh the one we demonstrate that the crickets all the others migrate to a machine that allows us to hear the crickets song as cricket he use it after the show I discovered Julian and toying with that machine violating a great many rules but for once we're glad he did the machine caught crickets backstage in mid October for the first time cricket story was translated into the human tongue I realized recently how to share it with you we discovered not only the crickets are the greatest storytellers in the world but why they are when cricket is caught by a bird he's always given a chance to tell a story and if it's a good one that bird will spare that crickets life so let's break the the foot of my hand to roll out the machine John I agree given up on the platform you go and now ladies and gentlemen we make radio history of crickets own story our feature presentation tale of lettuce law school ski the the the the the kid who sees what no one votes but that is known to the mall the book than that of the All Gold Cup ski coach ski with a promising young folk who believe due to certain incontrovertible all the clocks would run more accurate the counter clockwise and he was correct his cock swell or too accurate in fact who wants to own a clock that runs the different time than all of a nobody he cannot afford to eat his whole life is his shop and shop he had to find some way to make people want his cock he finds it impossible to look through the ceiling of his work computer sing The Witch of the two children live upstairs in the room with the children constantly bake but all he knows the parents cannot afford Christmas will come bring disappointment hits headaches signs of getting small bits of fabric from this will be two years from his work and begin to fashion shoot in two dolls one for the one that would be could you ask only for peace and quiet in the open the door to review letter sorting presents it's been a beast and them and get hit Merry Christmas is all he said them to keep quiet for me devoting all eye contact he dumps his hands and runs away the curiosity of even the heavens cannot contain the packages and or immediate how much the children of all cannot be measured in that new customers began coming into the shop as the crickets voice rings out the cast and crew will listen and sheep Stage Hand Leticia is so touched that later that night she tells the story to her downstairs neighbor for cuddling to the shop or the sun was coming form you know he's not legs of people who used to come noise these people how our wedding stylist who eats and most importantly he became a new sculpture and our ace my A Team and to commune and would lead East die you know your genius in order these on his back some of them say our family due to food we mean you know and say See that despite the huge bag wall you know I do like when you have not been with someone from a long time and then this beauty of a bass and I mean in his leg looking at you you know he is like oh my leg he's a he's face is on fire you know that he's black I'm going to buy Mass Ave suits and I'm going to Obama says new hats and he's going to make it to class on a ghoul doctors as B but A I'm going to go back d because he's one go she had invited him to dispatch the so he's going to pull ya hive it's a back seat though he come to Belize job in Oakland the dough and are hoping the Dolly ayun I am glad he stuck close close yes God come to the back D and E Dickens and as mentally she stay close you know like or renovated to be black shocked or something but said Oh you know she's healthy happy huge sand by the mean and he 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highs and highs in realizing what he says it is in his heart and out of his mouth and itâs all day sensing in him Mike coming up that girl like her like a board or gaining speed you know Washington taught him and he feels it's coming up please buddy and just as he can and has a big convoy or woman he see his cock on the other side of the water like I I sound gives me the guy has a clock they sing he said Rolle CB quantum year to make fun of me you and he cannot and Hoyer to the bay and her ladies like her pours out over him and threw him in the D's rushing all over like the war did ballroom maker likes the snow just just you know like like he is like our decade or whey Fu reach when Jack comes to washing and I these kinds of outfits and of making a scene and juice back to Canon to move like flaws and to the FAO they asked the book that was a bug ya que no he comes to everyone's at it a bit now as you know because they're always says Sir crying her duck make Athens a few garlands abt not bend ur day D came out because you know they're fed they're going to clean up his mess of the cap it now and state and shock tells it to his elderly aunt to listen and I He smashes all the clocks he smashes his own prized possession he takes his little squeak o'clock the one that goes off in the morning and he can hold across the room smash cakes grandfather clock he pushes it down the stated tumbles and tumbles and tumbles and crack in the bottom right he just chucked him everywhere to steal a you know one of them crashes out the fucking window it's unbelievable like like this guy just so pissed off at everybody is waking up in town you know the neighbors the people upstairs he hurls one it smacks against his fuckin plumbing your water coming out this crazy this guy was going crazy so then they hear like the shuttering the doors is that they after all that he never came out and even later that night janitor Julian tells it to cocoa elderly night watchman at the Eiffel Tower council agendas nightly telling of the radio show to help pass his lonely watch means hours he was ten k and after a few weeks kid started noticing that it was hunted in the dare each other to go up and tap on the window or to trying it is close the windows the curd and then of course they'll run off and then started the sounds on Lee didn't I see these these crazy sounds like knocking banging really scary sounds and it terrified the people living upstairs and all the noise would happen on daylight in Woodstock and claim him as one on for weeks one morning sun was rising in the shades in the shop window just went up it was a doll that nobody could leave their high in the window displays were amazing and the doll's House at the same it just makes you feel safe and happy and warm kids loved them it became a sensation and kids just wanted to be in a shopping mood they pressed their faces up against the window in their breath would fog it up here of people lining up for pots and all the white sauce was there of the UN now and found all the people that were at the party and give them dolls for free just as guests for their kids and he found the people that use to come into a shop to see keep warm these to kick out and yell at him and give them dolls for kids and or their friends' kids got to eat lighter sauces like the most famous person in Bucharest but not a small story does not end there in fact it doesn't at all don't get to that moment as we all live only a local school district is both he and his dog chop with apple tree all Romanian wanted to know what happened to lattice Lacoste cops key but it is not wat had happened to land a slot cos cos Qi it is what he had done on every door he had created there was hidden the tiny catch this catch was protected by a thin layer of varnish which lovingly handled would wear off in no less than a year the exact same amount of time that would take for a child to bond with their tall completely the first time the child was placed down the catch would trigger the emotion of seconds faster than the eye can see would replace the original face with another that lay hidden inside the same face but with a new expression horrific expression of hate it such pain such a monstrous mortal accusation traumatized the child who loved it for the rest of their life for that don't turn to them now hideous with Maine Let us laws with bitterness last little bit with age and the stalls had to fill the dreams of the children of God with us to last a lifetime and once the pieces that Jay the Americans would lock port no one would know how it happened only the holder of the reviews and so the story wins no further because those stage N Jha chief stage and Leticia energy and all thought it was a good story there was one key member of our cast who did not which will become increasingly apparent in just a moment as the stress takes its cage and up a cricket cool about getting the story sketches all with the bird in hot pursuit 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