#The Atlas Obscura Podcast

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Podcast: La Piedra Movediza

Listen and subscribe on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcast apps. In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit a huge rock that’s teetered on the edge of a hill for thousands of years. It brought tourism, fame, and what’s said to be a 100-year curse to the town of Tandil, Argentina.
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Podcast: Winchester Mystery House

Listen and subscribe on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcast apps. In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit the Winchester Mystery House. Does this sprawling mansion in San Jose, California, live up to its reputation as one of the most haunted places in the world?
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Podcast: Salton Sea

Listen and subscribe on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcast apps. In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit the Salton Sea to hear the story of how humans desperate for water created a lake the size of the city of Los Angeles—and how that thirst turned toxic.
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Podcast: The Boiling River

Listen and subscribe on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcast apps. In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit a river in the Amazon that is so hot that anything that falls into it dies. But how did it get this way?. Our podcast is an...
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Podcast: The Village Where Every Person’s Name Is a Song

Listen and subscribe on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcast apps. In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit Kongthong, India, where every person’s name is a unique song, composed by their mothers within a week of birth as part of a centuries-old tradition. Our podcast...
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Podcast: The Kalamazoo Gals of the Old Gibson Guitar Factory

Listen and subscribe on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcast apps. In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we tell story of the women who stepped up to produce thousands of guitars during World War II, only to be written out of history. Our podcast is an...
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Podcast: The Family Tree

Listen and subscribe on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcast apps. In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, a listener’s voicemail sends us searching for the story of a very special—and giant—oak tree Peoria, Illinois, and the family of arborists who cared for it. Our podcast is...
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Podcast: Kilwa Kisiwani

Listen and subscribe on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcast apps. In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we dig through more than 1,000 years of dirt, history, colonialism, and myth on the Swahili Coast of East Africa with Atlas Obscura Editorial Director Samir Patel. Our podcast...
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Podcast: Oh the Places We Could Go!

Listen and subscribe on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcast apps. In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we take a deep dive into the Atlas Obscura database of unique places. There are tens of thousands of entries in the Atlas—and we’ll meet the people who sift through them.
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Podcast: Josephine Baker’s Chateau

Listen and subscribe on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcast apps. In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, join us in a conversation with writer and travel educator Tracey Friley as she tells the story of the glamorous life of entertainer, French Resistance agent, and civil rights activist Josephine Baker, and the pilgrimages women still make to her chateau.
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Podcast: Catalina Island Bison Herd

Listen and subscribe on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcast apps. In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we hear the strange story of Catalina Island’s herd of bison, and listen to the harrowing story of producer Sarah Wyman’s encounter with these intimidating residents. Our podcast is...
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Podcast: The Baalbek Trilithon

Listen and subscribe on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcast apps. In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit the Baalbek Trilithon, an ancient temple complex in northern Lebanon that is not only one of the most well-preserved Roman ruins on Earth, but also one of the most overlooked architectural feats.
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Podcast: Harvard Bridge Smoots

Listen and subscribe on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcast apps. In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we learn how an MIT fraternity pledge instituted a new, unique unit of measurement. Our podcast is an audio guide to the world’s wondrous, awe-inspiring, strange places. In under...
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Podcast: Valley of the Whales

Listen and subscribe on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcast apps. In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit Wadi al-Hitan (Valley of the Whales) in Egypt, where fossils give us a glimpse of a remarkable evolutionary history. Our podcast is an audio guide to the...
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Podcast: Dude Chilling Park

Listen and subscribe on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcast apps. In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit a renegade art project in Vancouver that galvanized a small community, pitted residents against city government, and ultimately resulted in a new name for a chill park.
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