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.
Museum of Broken Relationships (Classic)
This episode will break your heart. And that’s a good thing.
Aurora Alien Gravesite
A small town in Texas has embraced the story of the visit and demise of an otherworldly being from the 1800s… and what many say is America’s only alien gravesite.
READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/1800-s-alien-gravesite
If you can’t make it out to Texas, check out this documentary about the incident which is online.
Travel Ups and Downs
A few weeks ago, our staff here at Atlas Obscura put out an episode about our traveling expectations – places that either blew us away… or were a major letdown. And today - we are hearing YOUR stories.
WE WANT YOUR STORIES: We’re working on a new slate of episodes that will feature listener stories, and we want to hear yours.
Tell us about a place you’ve been that made you instantly feel at home. What made it special? Have you returned there? What sticks out about this place that makes it unique to you? Why does it remind you of home? How does it connect to you?
Give us a call at 315-992-7902 and leave a message telling us your name and story. Just so you know, our mailbox will cut you off after two minutes, so you may need to call multiple times if your story is long.
You can also record a voice memo and email it to us at Hello@AtlasObscura.com
They Also Ran Gallery
An art gallery in Kansas celebrates the losers of presidential elections.
READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/they-also-ran-gallery-norton-kansas
A Seattle restaurant pushes diners to eat beyond their borders through its embrace of global street foods.
Elephant Clock (Classic)
The Elephant Clock, a replica of an ancient invention, sits in Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, surrounded by stores like The Gap and H&M.
READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/elephant-clock
Please stop frying.
Please, stop with this affection. It’s distracting and makes it appear that you’re too exhausted to finish a sentence.
I enjoy the variety and novelty of the show, but the vocal fry of the host for “a long walk home“ was highly distracting. I found myself focusing more on when I would have to hear something like finger nails across a chalkboard, than on the episode content. Are the hosts, typically younger females, doing this to sound more authoritative, or is it just an unconscious habit? Regardless, I don’t think they realize how distracting it is to many listeners.
The content is great and I like that some episodes are just 15-ish minutes because it's hard for me to stay focused sometimes. But, there are so many topics that just leave me wanting more! It would be nice to have more long ones. The rating is missing a star because of the ads. Bad placement and are often quite abrasive to the ear, especially on a podcast I listen to while relaxing. I love it though!