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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 Witness Docs

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 34 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.

    Seven Keys Lodge

    Seven Keys Lodge

    The world’s largest random, assorted key collection located outside Denver, CO, was inspired by a literary infatuation and includes keys to danger and memory.
    READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/baldpate-inn-key-collection

    • 12 min
    Trevor Paglen and Experimental Geography

    Trevor Paglen and Experimental Geography

    MacArthur Genius Grant winner, artist, and experimental geographer Trevor Paglen and host Dylan Thuras discuss documenting government surveillance, AI, and place.

    • 16 min
    National Atomic Testing Museum

    National Atomic Testing Museum

    Las Vegas, Nevada was once the preferred tourist destination for watching weapons of mass destruction explode.   
    READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/national-atomic-testing-museum

    • 16 min
    Classic: The Thousand-Year Rose

    Classic: The Thousand-Year Rose

    The world's oldest rose is so tough it survived being bombed in World War II. 
    Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-thousand-year-rose-hildesheim-germany

    • 10 min
    The Blue Whale of Catoosa

    The Blue Whale of Catoosa

    Catoosa, Oklahoma is the site of a massive landlocked whale - and possibly the greatest anniversary gift ever
    READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/catoosa-whale

    • 13 min
    Ottoman Bird Palaces

    Ottoman Bird Palaces

    These miniature mansions and luxurious homes were built for the feathered residents of Istanbul. 
    READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/ottoman-bird-palaces

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

BinkyPOD ,

If you love travel you’ll love this !

As an avid reader of Atlas Obscura and the stories they unearth of unusual and different places around the globe - never the usual and well known but unique, discover a world beyond the guidebook.

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Enjoyed this

A decent listen

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