Reaction Post: Conversations with People Who Hate Me - Episode 7: Sissies and Flaming Queens

Lee publicly called Dylan a “flaming homo,” a “sissy,” a “flaming queen,” and an “idiot.” The twist? Lee is a gay man himself… with a fascinating life story.

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Reaction Post: Conversations with People Who Hate Me - Episode 6: The Good Troll

Dylan Marron calls James, a stand up comedian and self-identified troll, who publicly wrote that Dylan was “condescending as f*ck.” James walks Dylan through the difference between a good troll and a bad troll, and his views on comedy.

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Reaction Post: It Makes a Sound: 00 - Trailer

Deirdre Gardner finds a lost cassette tape from 1992 in the attic of a townhouse in an abandoned golf-course community and embarks on a mission to remind us all of the forgotten musical genius, Wim Faros. It Makes A Sound follows Deirdre’s nostalgic journey into Wim’s legacy: a quest to restore what is missing and to revive the sound of a generation.

Season One premieres on September 24, 2017.

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Reaction Post: I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats: 00 - Trailer

A collaboration between Night Vale Presents, the Mountain Goats, and Merge Records, I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats is a podcast about what it means to be an artist, what it means to be a fan, and what it means to be, as many people are, both at once. The show finds Joseph Fink, creator of Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead, in conversation with one of his artistic heroes, John Darnielle, singer and songwriter of the Mountain Goats. Season One explores the stories behind the Mountain Goats’ album All Hail West Texas, one song at a time. In each episode, John, Joseph, and special guests discuss songwriting, storytelling, current events, and the art and artists that inspire them. Each episode will also premiere a brand new cover version of the song discussed that week, recorded just for the podcast by artists like Amanda Palmer, Andrew Bird, and Dessa.

Season One of I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats premieres September 28, 2017.


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Reaction Post: Conversations with People Who Hate Me - Episode 5: The Seeds of Hate

Today’s guest not only doesn’t hate Dylan Marron, but at one point in the conversation he says he loves him. So why include this episode as part of the show? Listen to the end to find out why.

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Reaction Post: Conversations with People Who Hate Me - Episode 4: Facts and Feelings

“Facts don’t care about your feelings.” At least according to this week’s guest Anna, a school teacher from the south. Listen as Dylan and Anna try to get to the bottom of why they see that catchphrase so differently… and why they both agree that Anna shouldn’t have sex with her cat.

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Reaction Post: Conversations w/ People Who Hate Me – Ep 3: The Call Is Coming from Inside the House

Dylan Marron wants to make sure that this isn’t just a “conservative versus liberal” podcast, so this week he speaks with Matthew, a left-leaning queer artist who publically posted that Dylan “represents some of the worst aspects of liberalism.” When Matthew reveals that he himself has also been publicly dragged, the two discuss internet culture and where it’s going.

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Reaction Post: Conversations with People Who Hate Me – Charlottesville

Charlottesville: what happened, a bit of backstory to the podcast, and an assignment IF you have the energy: have a difficult conversation with someone you feel safe talking to offline with only the intention that both sides listen to each other and no other expectations beyond that. (If you don't have the energy for a difficult conversation because you've been doing this work already and/or you're choosing to take care of yourself, thank you for what you have done, now go relax, enjoy your beverage of choice, and tune in next week for Episode 3.)

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Reaction Post: Conversations with People Who Hate Me – Episode 2: Hurt People Hurt People

Dylan Marron talks to Josh, a teenager who told Dylan that he was “the reason this country is dividing itself.” Josh opens up and reveals that high school was hell for him, which means the two might have more in common than they think.

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Reaction Post: Conversations with People Who Hate Me – Episode 1: You're a Piece of Sh*t

Dylan Marron makes popular social justice videos on the internet, so he gets a lot of hate messages. In the first episode of this podcast, he speaks with Chris, a man who called Dylan “a piece of sh*t”... among many other things.

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Reaction Post: 00 - Conversations with People Who Hate Me – Teaser

Conversations with People Who Hate Me takes hateful conversations online and turns them into productive conversations offline. As a writer and video maker who focuses on social justice issues, Dylan Marron receives a lot of negative messages on the internet. In this new podcast he calls some of the folks who wrote them to ask one simple question: why? What follows is a complicated and sometimes hilarious navigation of two strangers getting to know each other.

Season 1 premieres on July 31, with new episodes released weekly.

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Reaction Post: 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.

This episode contains

Q&A with Julian Koster

Then Second Imaginary Symphony as originally recorded in full

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Reaction Post: An Orbiting Human Circus Special: The 2nd Imaginary Symphony, Episode 4

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.

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Reaction Post: An Orbiting Human Circus Special: The 2nd Imaginary Symphony, Episode 3

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.

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Reaction Post: An Orbiting Human Circus Special: The 2nd Imaginary Symphony, Episode 2

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.

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Reaction Post: An Orbiting Human Circus Special: The 2nd Imaginary Symphony, Episode 1

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.

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Reaction Post: An Orbiting Human Circus Special: The 2nd Imaginary Symphony, Trailer

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.

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Reaction Post: A Scene: At the Eiffel Tower (and an announcement)

The Janitor and the Narrator have a discussion.

(Also known as the Live Show dates for the 2017 tour are up!
For May and June 2017 U.S. tour dates, go to http://www.orbitinghumancircus.com/shows.)


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Reaction Post: Bonus Episode - The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season 1, Bonus Episode

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!

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Reaction Post: Episode 08 - The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) Season 1, Episode 8

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


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