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 Honey Island Swamp Monster
Atlas Obscura reporter Sarah Durn ventures deep into the Louisiana swamp in search of the legendary monster that prowls it.
Learn more about Jessica’s Honey Island Swamp & Kayak Tours: https://www.honeyislandkayaktours.com/
READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/honey-island-swamp
Civil war in Sierra Leone brought this beautiful island to the brink of destruction - now it’s making its comeback.
READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/tiwai-island
The Guy Who Sings
Matt Farley has written dozens of songs about cities and towns across the United States. Why?
Grace Hopper’s Bug
Trailblazing computer scientist Grace Hopper shaped the way people use and talk about computers. Her actual computer bug is preserved at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/grace-hoppers-bug
Classic: The Capital Stones
Gigantic pieces of the United States Capitol rest in Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC - waiting for anyone willing to step off the beaten path.
READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-capitol-stones-washington-dc
Every Sunday, there’s a binational church service at Friendship Park, which straddles the U.S.-Mexico border. We sent two reporters to attend the church service — one on the U.S. side and one in Mexico — to learn more about how changes to the U.S. border have affected the park and the community.
Learn more about The Border Church: https://www.friendshippark.org/borderchurch
READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/friendship-park
Short and interesting...
For everyone who loves and is interested in the world! This podcast presents interesting and obscure places and makes you feel either that you’ve already been there or that you’d like to visit. Highly recommended!