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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.

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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.

    Glaum Egg Ranch

    Glaum Egg Ranch

    In honor of the release of our new book, we bring you another Gastro Obscura Classic: A ranch on the outskirts of Aptos, California features a magical machine that dispenses music, joy, and 18 of the freshest eggs in the land.

    Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide is a whirlwind tour of the world's edible wonders. Order your copy today!

    Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/egg-vending-machine-at-glaum-ranch-aptos-california

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    • 10 min
    Disgusting Food Museum

    Disgusting Food Museum

    In honor of the release of our new book, we bring you another Gastro Obscura Classic: Open your minds and steel your stomachs as we go to a food museum in Sweden that challenges what exactly makes something delicious… or disgusting.

    Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide is a whirlwind tour of the world's edible wonders. Order your copy today! 

    Read more in the Atlas:https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/disgusting-food-museum

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    • 13 min
    Sourdough Library

    Sourdough Library

    In honor of the release of our new book TODAY, we bring you a Gastro Obscura Classic: Inside a living, breathing collection of sourdough starters in Belgium

    Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide is a whirlwind tour of the world's edible wonders. Order your copy today! 

    Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/sourdough-library

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    • 15 min
    The Spritz Cookie Gravestone

    The Spritz Cookie Gravestone

    Explore the unexpected combination of recipes and graves through the story of Naomi Odessa Miller Dawson’s spritz cookies. 

    This week we’re celebrating the release of our new bookt! It's called Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide, a whirlwind tour of the world's edible wonders. Pre-order your copy, and as a bonus you'll get some mathematically efficient cookie cutters!

    We’ll be running classic Gastro Obscura-themed episodes of the podcast all week long, so stay tuned for more edible audio wonders!

    Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/spritz-cookie-gravestone-greenwood-cemetery-cookie

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    • 14 min
    Seashell Shrines and Bones with the Places Team

    Seashell Shrines and Bones with the Places Team

    Places editors Jonathan and Michele are back again with a few new standout entries to the Atlas … including ancient ossuaries and a shrine covered in shells that’s far from the sea.

    We have a new book coming out! It's called Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide, a whirlwind tour of the world's edible wonders.Pre-order your copy, and as a bonus you'll get some mathematically efficient cookie cutters! 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 10 min
    The Last White Deer of Mount Madonna

    The Last White Deer of Mount Madonna

    The story of the white deer on Mount Madonna, the two robber barons who put them there, and the last survivor of the herd.

    We have a new book coming out! It's called Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide, a whirlwind tour of the world's edible wonders.Pre-order your copy, and as a bonus you'll get some mathematically efficient cookie cutters! 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 15 min

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