18 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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    • Places & Travel
    • 4.2 • 500 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.

    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.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 11 min
    Pyramiden

    Pyramiden

    An abandoned Russian mining village is literally frozen in time.

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 7 min
    The Root Bridges of Cherrapunji

    The Root Bridges of Cherrapunji

    In the depths of Northeastern India, centuries-old bridges are not built, they are grown.

    Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/root-bridges-cherrapungee

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 13 min
    Kulning

    Kulning

    For centuries, herdswomen in Northern Sweden have lured cows home with haunting melodies.

    Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/what-is-kulning

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
500 Ratings

500 Ratings

FenwayFrankie ,

Enjoying this

But I really think it should be longer. Wonderful content, just much too short

Jensuechiv ,

Ditch Abbey

The subject matter is great, but the producer needs to get rid of Abbey Perrault because of her constant, irritating vocal fry and exaggerated inflection.

measha5833 ,

My new favorite podcast

Actually I think it’s just right the length it is I love learning about the new places I’ve never been before and for every day it’s just the right length.I like looking up places they’re talking about on my phone and sharing the information with my coworkers and family that same dayDue to Covid no one’s gone anywhere for over a year this little podcast takes you somewhere every day for 10 to 15 minutes thank you so much

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