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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.

    Women of the Black Panther Mural

    Women of the Black Panther Mural

    A 30-foot tall mural on the side of a house in West Oakland is teaching an often left out part of the history of the Black Panther Party-- the women who fueled the movement. 

    Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/black-lives-matter-murals. Learn more about this project and sign up for a tour of the mini-museum here:  http://Www.westoaklandmuralproject.org

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    • 19 min
    Cebritas de La Paz

    Cebritas de La Paz

    In the busy, traffic-packed capital city of Bolivia, we meet the zebras who keep the streets of La Paz safe for its citizens.

    Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/la-paz-cebritas

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    • 12 min
    Museum of Quackery and Questionable Medical Devices

    Museum of Quackery and Questionable Medical Devices

    We visit what might be the world’s largest collection of fraudulent, nefarious, or otherwise ineffectual medical machinery -- and meet the founder who brought it all together. 

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

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    • 18 min
    Historic Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum & Education Center

    Historic Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum & Education Center

    The story of a community that came together in the 1930s to build this schoolhouse, and then came together again several decades later to build it a second time and preserve its legacy

    Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/myrtle-beach-colored-school-museum

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    • 15 min
    Best Summer Ever (Tell Us About It)

    Best Summer Ever (Tell Us About It)

    Calling all listeners! We want to hear about your memorable summer travel experiences: road trips, unforgettable places, summer traditions, magical memories. Leave us a message at 315-992-7902, or send an email or a voice memo to hello@atlasobscura.com.

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    • 2 min
    Moses Gates and the Chrysler Building Eagles

    Moses Gates and the Chrysler Building Eagles

    Urban planner, Moses Gates, shares his unlikely experience with the residents of the 61st floor of one of New York City’s most iconic buildings.. 

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    • 15 min

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