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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. Our theme and end credit music is composed by Sam Tyndall.

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. Our theme and end credit music is composed by Sam Tyndall.

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United States

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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. Our theme and end credit music is composed by Sam Tyndall.

Language:

English


Episodes

Tina Turner Museum

12/1/2022
The Flagg Grove School in Brownsville, Tennessee has become a museum dedicated to its most famous student. READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/tina-turner-museum

Duration:00:15:06

Fluorescent Rocks of Sterling Hill Mine

11/30/2022
The Sterling Hill Mine in Ogdensburg, New Jersey is the site of a geological marvel that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/flourescent-rocks-of-sterling-hill-mine

Duration:00:11:33

Bread and Puppet Museum and Theater

11/29/2022
This radical puppet collective has shaped the small New England town of Glover, Vermont for decades. This “Small Town, Big Story” episode is produced in partnership with GoUSA TV. To watch the video, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUrbyGqQDtc READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/bread-and-puppet-museum-and-theater

Duration:00:14:58

Moon Trees

11/28/2022
These trees sprang from seeds that were brought to outer space. Moon Tree Website: https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/moon_tree.html READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/categories/moon-trees

Duration:00:13:12

Atlas Obscura Presents The Sporkful - A New Jersey Whiskey Mystery Pt. 2

11/25/2022
The Sporkful team dives deeper into the history of the unknown whiskey bottle and the lives of those it touched.

Duration:00:19:00

Atlas Obscura Presents The Sporkful - A New Jersey Whiskey Mystery Pt. 1

11/24/2022
Dan Pashman and the Sporkful team attempt to unravel the history of a bottle of whiskey found at an estate sale when the brand seems to not exist.

Duration:00:17:42

Classic: Clausland Mountain Tunnels

11/23/2022
Under the forests of Nyack, New York lays a series of dark and decrepit tunnels with militaristic roots but now attract graffiti artists and plenty of teen lore. READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/claus-land-mountain-tunnels

Duration:00:11:53

Classic: Arecibo Observatory

11/22/2022
This site, and the enormous telescope that sits on it, is loved and lost to both scientists and everyday Puerto Ricans. READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/arecibo-observatory

Duration:00:14:57

Classic: The White Squirrel of Prospect Park

11/21/2022
Our team goes on a quest to find Prospect Park’s elusive -- and perhaps most magical -- resident rodent.

Duration:00:16:40

Classic: Library of Mistakes

11/18/2022
A carefully curated collection of miscalculations in Edinburgh, Scotland serves as a warning for our gullibility, especially when it comes to money. READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/library-of-mistakes

Duration:00:14:32

The Tanks of Flamenco Beach

11/17/2022
This beautiful beach made of sand and worn down coral is covered in the wreckage of tanks once used by the U.S. military for target practice. READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-tanks-of-flamenco-beach-culebra-puerto-rico

Duration:00:12:42

Larry Spring Museum of Common Sense Physics

11/16/2022
Larry Spring’s Museum of Common Sense Physics in Fort Bragg, California begs the question: what do you do with a science museum where the science preserved inside is a kind of folk art? READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/larry-spring-school-common-sense-physics

Duration:00:12:17

Trailing of the Sheep

11/15/2022
Thousands of sheep take over downtown Ketchum, Idaho during the annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival. This “Small Town, Big Story” episode is produced in partnership with GoUSA TV. To watch the video, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwlilGi6k7s

Duration:00:15:43

African Heritage House

11/14/2022
The African Heritage House in Mlolongo, Kenya is one of the greatest collections of African art in the world - and it has an unusual backstory. Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/african-heritage-house

Duration:00:15:56

Classic: Salton Sea

11/11/2022
The story of how humans desperate for water created a lake the size of the city of Los Angeles. And then, how that thirst turned toxic. READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/salton-sea

Duration:00:17:31

Moving Monuments with the Places Team

11/10/2022
Jonathan Carey and Michelle Cassidy of the Atlas Places Team bring you stories of how sometimes giant monuments built for a specific site need to go on a journey. To view the Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse move: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPa8b1WlbaI&t=3s READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/church-of-agios-sostis and https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/rubjerg-knude-lighthouse

Duration:00:15:56

On The Appalachian Trail

11/9/2022
A voicemail from a listener takes us out on the Appalachian trail, where we ford rivers, climb mountains, and work our way across one of the most storied backpacking routes in North America. Listen to our episode about your summer adventures: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/podcast-summer-adventures-22 Send a voice memo to hello@atlasobscura.com or call (315) 992-7902 to leave a message about your own travel quest.

Duration:00:16:27

The Wren’s Nest

11/8/2022
The Wren’s Nest in Atlanta is both a museum and former home of journalist Joel Chandler Harris and a hub for modern storytellers. READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-wrens-nest

Duration:00:13:50

Laguna Del Diamante

11/7/2022
A toxic lake high in the Andes mountains in Argentina is home to microbes that provide a window to our planet’s past — and a key to securing its future. READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/laguna-del-diamante

Duration:00:13:54

Atlas Obscura Presents Real Good

11/4/2022
Real Good is a podcast with the mission to highlight real people out in the world - trying to make it better. This excerpt features the Real Good hosts and Goalsetter CEO Tanya Van Court discussing financial literacy. The show is powered by US Bank. Visit https://www.stitcher.com/show/real-good to listen to the show's fourth season.

Duration:00:16:30