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The Atlas Obscura Podcast

The Atlas Obscura Podcast

An audio guide to the world’s strange, incredible, and wondrous places. Co-founder Dylan Thuras and a neighborhood of Atlas Obscura reporters explore a new wonder every day, Monday through Thursday. In under 15 minutes, they’ll take you to an incredible place, and along the way, you’ll meet some fascinating people and hear their stories.

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Introducing: The Atlas Obscura Podcast

Coming March 15: A new audio guide to the world?s strange, incredible, and wondrous places. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-02-26
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The Gates of Hell

A gigantic crater of fire in Turkmenistan has been burning for nearly fifty years. Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-gates-of-hell-turkmenistan See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-03-15
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Widow Jane Mine

This old cement mine in Rosendale, New York, has been used as everything from a mushroom farm to a recording studio. Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/widow-jane-mine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-03-16
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The Museum of Bad Art

A basement museum in Somerville, Massachusetts is dedicated to collecting awful artwork. But what makes art bad, really? Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/museum-bad-art See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-03-17
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Camp Anza

A listener from Riverside, California, reminisces about his hometown's history as a star-studded WWII camp. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-03-18
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Lynmouth Flood Memorial Hall

A disaster in a seaside town got locals wondering about government conspiracies, weather control, and if human beings could actually, truly for real, make it rain. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-03-22
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Seljavallalaug Swimming Pool

The oldest (maybe) swimming pool in Iceland is a stunning oasis built into the side of a lush hill.   Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/seljavallalaug See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-03-23
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Minister?s Treehouse

The world?s biggest treehouse was inspired by a message from God.  Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/ministers-tree-house See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-03-24
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The Grave of Miss Baker

Visitors leave bananas on the grave of ?America?s First Lady of Space,? an early astronaut whose incredible life was forgotten.  Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-grave-of-miss-baker-huntsville-alabama See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-03-25
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The Gray Man

A South Carolina ghost story is a harbinger of hurricanes and a window into history. Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/south-carolina-hurricane-ghost See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-03-29
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Merrymount

How an English party animal turned 1620s-era Quincy, Massachusetts into the world?s least likely party town. Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/americas-first-banned-book See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-03-30
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Gold Medal Flour

The crumbled ruins of the world?s largest flour mill became one of Minneapolis? most prominent graffiti-writing locations, and later a museum. Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/mill-city-museum-site-great-mill-disaster See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-03-31
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Kulning

For centuries, herdswomen in Northern Sweden have lured cows home with haunting melodies. Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/what-is-kulning See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-04-01
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The Root Bridges of Cherrapunji

In the depths of Northeastern India, centuries-old bridges are not built, they are grown. Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/root-bridges-cherrapungee Our theme and end credit music was composed by Sam Tyndall. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-04-05
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Pyramiden

An abandoned Russian mining village is literally frozen in time. Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/pyramiden See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-04-06
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Hope Cemetery

A graveyard in the ?Granite Capital of the World? pays tribute to stone cutters and artisans who are buried amongst the sculptures they created. Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/hope-cemetery See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-04-07
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Grasshopper Glacier

A rapidly disappearing glacier holds the key to a forgotten species, a century-old entomological mystery, and? an opera. Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/grasshopper-glacier See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-04-08
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