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Circle Round Club

Circle Round Club FAQs

Thanks for being curious; here’s a few answers to our FAQs:

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 three levels: Blue, Yellow, and Orange. Each level offers a different aspect of engagement and perks, including an ad-free stream, bonus content and personalized birthday message.

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 biweekly 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 Tail monthly newsletter from host Rebecca Sheir and composer Eric Shimelonis will give you an exciting inside look at how Circle Round is made, plus provide fun, helpful information about storytelling, music, education, and more.

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. Yellow and Orange level memberships offer the episodes ad-free with semi-regular bonus mini-episodes that will be available only to members.

How do I join the Circle Round Club? 

Click here to select your member plan and enter your contact and payment information. You'll receive a confirmation email receipt, and a welcome email in the following days.

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?

Orange level members will receive a personalized birthday message via email on the last business day of the month prior to your child’s birth month. The thank-you email sent to Orange level club members when you join will include a form to submit your child(ren)’s first name and birth month to Circle Round.

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

The Circle Round Club membership packages are designed for the whole family to enjoy. Should you desire additional branded items, they will be available for an additional donation.

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 produced at 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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