Circle Round Club FAQs

Thanks for being curious! Here are some helpful answers to our most frequently-asked questions:

What is the Circle Round Club?

The Circle Round Club is a membership program for our podcast’s biggest fans! Our hope is to create a thriving community with more frequent communication and resources for Circle Round families. The Club is available at one level of membership, $8/mo or $96/year, which includes a Circle Round Club t-shirt, weekly emails, an ad-free stream, bonus bedtime stories, music-education videos, and early access to Circle Round events. Club members will have access to the Club Store to purchase additional merchandise — and a personalized birthday message from host Rebecca Sheir!

What's included in the Circle Round Club premium content?

  • Snuggle Time: never-before-heard, bite-sized Circle Round stories told by Rebecca Sheir, all specially designed to help you unwind, kick back and relax at bedtime — or any time!
  • Musical Spotlight: an engaging, educational video series from composer Eric Shimelonis, highlighting the many instruments from around the world that you hear on Circle Round!

What can I expect in the monthly newsletter?

The Lion’s Roar monthly newsletter from host Rebecca Sheir and composer Eric Shimelonis will keep you up-to-date on all Circle Round happenings, including live events! You'll also get fun, helpful information about storytelling, music and more. And each month we feature photos and artwork from our super fans around the world!

Can I still listen to the Circle Round Podcast for free?

Yes! If you choose not to become a Circle Round Club member, you can still listen to Circle Round for free wherever you get your podcasts.

How do I join the Circle Round Club? 

Click here to select your payment plan and enter your contact and payment information. You'll receive a confirmation email receipt, and a welcome email in the following days. ***Please be sure not to hit "Unsubscribe" when you receive either of the above; we don't want to lose track of you!

Can I listen to Circle Round Club bonus content in my favorite podcast app?

Yes! Once you receive the link via email, you can add all of our bonus and ad-free episodes to a variety of podcast apps including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocketcasts, Podcast Addict, Castbox, BeyondPod, Downcast, PlayerFM, Breaker, Radio Public, or wherever you get your podcasts.

How does my child receive a personalized Circle Round birthday message?

Club members who choose a birthday message add-on will receive a personalized birthday message via email during your child's birthday month. Birthday messages take 7 days to create and send, please plan ahead when signing up for a message. The thank-you email sent to new members when you join will include a form to submit your child(ren)’s first name and birth month to Circle Round.

When will I receive my welcome package?

Welcome packages are expected to arrive 6 - 8 weeks from order date.

What if there’s more than one child in my family?

Each Circle Round membership includes one Circle Round Club t-shirt. Club members may purchase additional t-shirts, plush lions, totes, and birthday messages for additional child(ren) in their household once they are in the Club.

I have a Blue/Yellow/Orange level membership from the Club's first year; what does that mean now?

The level of membership you purchased will be good for 12 months from your date of purchase, including any benefits (e.g. birthday messages) that were included in the initial membership benefits package. You will be contacted closer to your renewal date with details on your second year of membership.

What does the Circle Round Club swag look like?

Preview our exclusive Circle Round Club swag by clicking here!

What size t-shirts do you have?

T-shirts come in unisex youth sizes XS, S, M, L.

How do I cancel my Circle Round Club membership?

To cancel your Circle Round Club membership, simply reply to any email from Circle Round to let us know, or email

What is WBUR?

Circle Round is a production of WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station. WBUR is owned and operated by the Trustees of Boston University. All financial transactions and communications will be distributed by WBUR on behalf of Circle Round, including credit card update emails, tax receipts and renewal notices.

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