292 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. Our theme and end credit music is composed by Sam Tyndall.

The Atlas Obscura Podcast Witness Docs & Atlas Obscura

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 944 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.

    Grasshopper Glacier Re-Listen

    Grasshopper Glacier Re-Listen

    A rapidly disappearing glacier holds the key to a forgotten species, a century-old entomological mystery, and… an opera. This episode previously aired in 2021.
    READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/grasshopper-glacier

    • 14 min
    Floating Freedom School

    Floating Freedom School

    This paddleboat gave some Black children a place to learn even when they were denied formal education on land.

    • 13 min
    The Hodges Meteorite

    The Hodges Meteorite

    This meteorite is one of the very few on record to have hit a human being.
    READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-hodges-meteorite-tuscaloosa-alabama

    • 10 min
    The Goiter Belt

    The Goiter Belt

    A public health crisis plagued the Midwest until a simple solution was introduced to a ubiquitous cooking ingredient.

    • 13 min
    Tiny Doors ATL

    Tiny Doors ATL

    A number of tiny, mysterious doors scattered throughout Atlanta, Georgia ask viewers to imagine what might be found on the other side.
    READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/tiny-doors-atl

    • 12 min
    The House on the Rock Re-Listen

    The House on the Rock Re-Listen

    Join host Dylan Thuras and producer Harry Huggins as they visit the unruly architecture of The House on the Rock - one of the inspirations for Atlas Obscura.
    READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/house-rock

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
944 Ratings

944 Ratings

Brooke276 ,

Interesting but PLEASE CAN ABBY

Abby is like listening to a rambling teenager. She is incredibly annoying.

Octostarr ,

Interesting to listen to other activities that people do around the world

I am legally blind and this podcast gives me other perspectives of what people do worldwide. I do not know what else to say but I look forward every week to a different podcast from Atlas obscure.

Jensuechiv ,

Get serious

The women all have the annoying, I’m-so-important-because-I-have-writing-degree vocal fry. Abbey P sounds like she’s trying to talk a jumper off a ledge. The ads are too long for a relatively short podcast, and the outro is ridiculously long. And to the one who said those of us complaining about vocal fry should look in the mirror? How is that even relevant? Abbey just needs to grow up her voice and her delivery.

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