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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.

The Atlas Obscura Podcast Stitcher

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 51 Ratings

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.

    City Museum

    City Museum

    In 1993 Bob Cassilly began to turn an old shoe factory into a massive interactive museum that now includes a plane fuselage, caves, and a ten-story slide.
    READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/city-museum

    • 14 min
    Gorgeous Grotesques with the Places Team

    Gorgeous Grotesques with the Places Team

    Jonathan Carey and Michelle Cassidy of the Atlas Places Team find beauty and fascination at the sites of warped and bizarre statues in Nuremberg, Germany and Urgnano, Italy.
    READ MORE IN THE ATLAS:
    https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/der-hase
    https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-grotesques-of-urgnano-castle

    • 11 min
    Musk Ox Farm

    Musk Ox Farm

    The Musk Ox Farm in Palmer, Alaska aims to domesticate a species that used to roam the earth at the same time as the sabretooth and wooly mammoth.
    READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/musk-ox-farm

    • 8 min
    Chopin’s Heart

    Chopin’s Heart

    The Church of the Holy Cross in Warsaw, Poland is the final resting place of famed composer Frédéric Chopin’s heart - smuggled there by Chopin’s sister after his death.
    READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/chopin-s-heart

    • 15 min
    Razzouk Tattoo

    Razzouk Tattoo

    Razzouk Tattoo in Jerusalem has given Christian pilgrims permanent souvenirs from their travel for centuries.
    READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/razzouk-ink

    • 15 min
    Great Zimbabwe

    Great Zimbabwe

    Visit the ruins of an ancient economic powerhouse’s capital city, Great Zimbabwe in the nation of Zimbabwe and learn how a colonial empire was determined to rewrite its story.
    READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/great-zimbabwe

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Robinwild1 ,

Fascinating

Love this podcast and learning about so much in the world. The only thing I would change is make it longer. The time frame is too short to do anything while listening to it.

cauchemar1 ,

Good subject, poor delivery

Dylan Thuras thinks he sounds like Phoebe Judge but ends up channelling William Shatner.

CoCo Kitty cat's Mommy ,

Wonderful!

Interesting information to be shared with us all. Thank you!!

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