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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.

    Relampago Del Catatumo

    Relampago Del Catatumo

    There’s an everlasting lightning storm in Northwestern Venezuela that appears in the night sky nearly every night.
    READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/relampago-del-catatumbo

    • 13 min
    Cisternerne

    Cisternerne

    A massive 19th-century reservoir under the city of Copenhagen has been repurposed as a contemporary art cave. We venture inside to learn more about its history, and bask in the incredible acoustics of the space.
    Visit Cisternerne and Frederiksberg Museerne: https://frederiksbergmuseerne.dk/da/
    READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/cisternerne

    • 12 min
    The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft

    The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft

    Reporter Eric Grundhauser recounts a memorable visit to an unusual museum in Iceland, where he explored the ancient lore of the occult, learned how to steal milk from his neighbors, and laid his eyes upon a pair of pants… made of human flesh.
    READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-museum-of-icelandic-sorcery-witchcraft-holmavik-iceland

    • 14 min
    Organ Stop Pizza

    Organ Stop Pizza

    The largest theater pipe organ in the world lives in a restaurant in Mesa, Arizona. Phenomenal musicians play requests while diners feast on pizza.
    READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/organ-stop-pizza

    • 13 min
    Alnwick Poison Garden

    Alnwick Poison Garden

    The Alnwick Poison Garden in England is a place where stopping and smelling the flowers could actually kill you. The garden is dedicated entirely to plants that are narcotic or deadly.
    READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/alnwick-poison-garden

    • 11 min
    The Unclaimed Baggage Center

    The Unclaimed Baggage Center

    The Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama bills itself as “the nation’s only retailer of lost luggage.” If you’ve ever lost a bag during air travel, it probably wound up there - along with many other treasures and oddities. READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/unclaimed-baggage-center

    • 12 min

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823 valoraciones

823 valoraciones

Meowsa11 ,

Quick and fun factoids

I love the fun topics and short form of this podcast. In a world of very interesting - but also very long - podcasts, it’s great to have an option for those times when my listening window is limited. If a topic especially sparks my interest, I can easily find more in-depth information elsewhere for when I have more time. My only complaint is the annoyingly staccato way the host talks. I’m not sure if it’s meant for emphasis or what, but it’s distracting enough that I had to drop a star. Other than that, keep up the good work!

C. Tkac ,

Great snippets

Interesting topics…one gripe: why have ark encounter commercials? This is an anti-science group, makes no sense to have these commercials on this show…very annoying and in some way legitimizes the ark encounter.

Jflowes03 ,

So many unique stories

Are you interested in learning about a store that sells items from lost luggage? The forest that houses mountain gorillas? Museum of minerals? ITS ALL HERE!!

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