21 episodes

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.

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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.

    President Heads

    President Heads

    Giant busts of U.S. presidents are slowly crumbling in a field in Virginia. 

    Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/president-heads

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    • 11 min
    How I Learned to Love Las Vegas

    How I Learned to Love Las Vegas

    A spectacular art installation is hidden inside an all-luxury shopping mall in Las Vegas. 

    Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/akhob

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    • 8 min
    Frank Lloyd Wright’s Burnham Block

    Frank Lloyd Wright’s Burnham Block

    Six tiny houses built for working class people form the largest intentional cluster of Wright homes anywhere. 

    Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/frank-lloyd-wrights-burnham-block 

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    • 8 min
    Zone Rouge

    Zone Rouge

    A swath of land in Northern France still bears scars of the destruction of World War I. Destruction so bad that, in some cases, humans have never been allowed to return.

    Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/zone-rouge

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

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    • 11 min
    Grasshopper Glacier

    Grasshopper Glacier

    A rapidly disappearing glacier holds the key to a forgotten species, a century-old entomological mystery, and… an opera.

    Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/grasshopper-glacier

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    • 14 min
    Hope Cemetery

    Hope Cemetery

    A graveyard in the “Granite Capital of the World” pays tribute to stone cutters and artisans who are buried amongst the sculptures they created.

    Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/hope-cemetery

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    • 11 min

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