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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The Last Baldwin House

June 18, 2024 00:14:43 3.29 MB ( 10.83 MB less) Downloads: 0

James Baldwin’s former home in the South of France is a site that many visit hoping to feel the essence of the great African-American writer. But should it be?

America’s First Celebrity Bartender And The Book That Changed Bars Forever

June 17, 2024 00:17:24 3.88 MB ( 12.82 MB less) Downloads: 0

In the early days of drinking in America, bartenders passed down drink recipes simply via word of mouth. Then, a suit-wearing, itinerant bartender decked out in diamonds changed everything. Plus, big news! “Atlas Obscura: Wild Life” is coming soon to bookstores near you. Pre-order your copy now!   

Tell us your road trip stories & get travel advice from Dylan

June 15, 2024 00:04:51 0.88 MB ( 3.76 MB less) Downloads: 0

What is your favorite unusual road trip destination? Plus, Dylan wants your travel questions. Give us a call at 315-992-7902 and leave a message, or send a voice memo to Hello@Atlas

The Noah Purifoy Desert Art Museum (Classic)

June 14, 2024 00:17:12 3.58 MB ( 12.92 MB less) Downloads: 0

Noah Purifoy was a pugilistic LA artist who eventually filled a 10 acre plot of land in Joshua Tree, CA with his of-kilter art. Noah Purifoy’s Outdoor Museum: more about Dale Davis: to our episode about Leimert Park: to our episode about the Watts Towers Art Center: MORE IN THE ATLAS:

In the Doldrums with Bernie Harberts

June 13, 2024 00:22:51 4.91 MB ( 17.02 MB less) Downloads: 0

Ultimate slow travel adventurer (and friend of the show) Bernie Harberts returns to tell us what happened when he spent months floating alone at sea. Bernie is also an author and filmmaker. You can read more about Bernie's travels at his website

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June 12, 2024 00:12:25 2.76 MB ( 9.16 MB less) Downloads: 0

Listener stories of hitting the road, parents in tow. We’ll hear about an unexpected run-in with a group of lumberjacks, a rare road trip with parents visiting from Thailand, and a heart-pounding incident in Istanbul. If you have a suggestion about our next call out episode or a place you would like us to look into, please write us an email at Or call us and leave us a message at 315-992-7902.

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June 11, 2024 00:13:45 3.02 MB ( 10.17 MB less) Downloads: 0

We visit a London neighborhood that’s the epicenter of Caribbean culture and a place that aims to be the home for Black British history. Learn more about the Black Cultural Archives here.

The Secret Nazi Weather Station Named Kurt

June 10, 2024 00:14:37 14.03 MB Downloads: 0

During the 1970s, archaeologists and fishermen stumbled across an abandoned military weather station on the coast of Labrador. It was labeled “Canadian Meteor Service.” The problem was: the Canadian Meteor Service didn’t put it there. In fact, the Canadian Meteor Service didn’t even exist.MORE You can visit Weather Station Kurt at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, which is only about 980 miles from its original location!

The Rotary Jail Museum (Classic)

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Ruins of Le Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale (Classic)

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Welcome To Wall Drug

June 05, 2024 00:17:45 17.04 MB Downloads: 0

In the South Dakota badlands, a small pharmacy employed an ingenious marketing gimmick, and boomed into a business that draws millions of visitors every year. It’s a story that involves giant dinosaurs, a mythological jack rabbit, and lots and lots of donuts.

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June 04, 2024 00:24:14 23.26 MB Downloads: 0

We’ve got a fun collaboration with podcasters SuChin Pak And Kulap Vilaysack, hosts of Add to Cart. Hear them chat with Dylan about traveling with kids – the good, the bad, and the vomit-y times. Pick up tips if you’re about to make your first or 10th trip with young people this summer.

Blue Spring State Park

June 03, 2024 00:13:34 13.02 MB Downloads: 0

We head to Florida, the wintertime refuge for many, for a glimpse of a rehabilitation effort aimed at some very distinct creatures known for being gentle giants – manatees. This episode was produced in partnership with VISIT FLORIDA.

The Last Sears in New York City (Classic)

May 31, 2024 00:15:49 15.18 MB Downloads: 0

Producer Johanna Mayer takes a trip to the last Sears in New York City, and a Brooklyn landmark, with two people whose lives were shaped by the department store.