The Atlas Obscura Podcast

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 Apr 6, 2021


 Apr 5, 2021

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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.


Episode Date
How I Learned to Love Las Vegas
505
A spectacular art installation is hidden inside an all-luxury shopping mall in Las Vegas.  Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/akhob See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 14, 2021
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Burnham Block
501
Six tiny houses built for working class people form the largest intentional cluster of Wright homes anywhere.  Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/frank-lloyd-wrights-burnham-block  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 13, 2021
Zone Rouge
677
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.
Apr 12, 2021
Grasshopper Glacier
889
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.
Apr 08, 2021
Hope Cemetery
702
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.
Apr 07, 2021
Pyramiden
475
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.
Apr 06, 2021
The Root Bridges of Cherrapunji
819
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.
Apr 05, 2021
Kulning
891
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.
Apr 01, 2021
Gold Medal Flour
620
The crumbled ruins of the world’s largest flour mill became one of Minneapolis’ most prominent graffiti-writing locations, and later a museum. Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/mill-city-museum-site-great-mill-disaster See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 31, 2021
Merrymount
589
How an English party animal turned 1620s-era Quincy, Massachusetts into the world’s least likely party town. Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/americas-first-banned-book See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 30, 2021
The Gray Man
737
A South Carolina ghost story is a harbinger of hurricanes and a window into history. Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/south-carolina-hurricane-ghost See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 29, 2021
The Grave of Miss Baker
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Visitors leave bananas on the grave of “America’s First Lady of Space,” an early astronaut whose incredible life was forgotten.  Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-grave-of-miss-baker-huntsville-alabama See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 25, 2021
Minister’s Treehouse
743
The world’s biggest treehouse was inspired by a message from God.  Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/ministers-tree-house See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 24, 2021
Seljavallalaug Swimming Pool
445
The oldest (maybe) swimming pool in Iceland is a stunning oasis built into the side of a lush hill.   Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/seljavallalaug See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 23, 2021
Lynmouth Flood Memorial Hall
660
A disaster in a seaside town got locals wondering about government conspiracies, weather control, and if human beings could actually, truly for real, make it rain. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 22, 2021
Camp Anza
616
A listener from Riverside, California, reminisces about his hometown's history as a star-studded WWII camp. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 18, 2021
The Museum of Bad Art
731
A basement museum in Somerville, Massachusetts is dedicated to collecting awful artwork. But what makes art bad, really? Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/museum-bad-art See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 17, 2021
Widow Jane Mine
834
This old cement mine in Rosendale, New York, has been used as everything from a mushroom farm to a recording studio. Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/widow-jane-mine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 16, 2021
The Gates of Hell
782
A gigantic crater of fire in Turkmenistan has been burning for nearly fifty years. Read more in the Atlas: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-gates-of-hell-turkmenistan See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 15, 2021
Introducing: The Atlas Obscura Podcast
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Coming March 15: A new audio guide to the world’s strange, incredible, and wondrous places. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 26, 2021