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.

Hitler’s Toilet (Classic)

June 02, 2023 00:09:53 2.09 MB ( 7.39 MB less) Downloads: 0

It roamed the seas, served an evil dictator, survived a war, and ended up in a New Jersey auto-repair shop bathroom.

Tonopah Mining Camp

June 01, 2023 00:15:17 3.05 MB ( 11.61 MB less) Downloads: 0

We step into the shoes of the miners who once labored in the Nevada mountains, via a trip to the Tonopah Historic Mining Park. This episode was produced in partnership with Travel Nevada.READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: MORE about the Tonopah Historic Mining Park and Travel Nevada 


May 31, 2023 00:12:26 2.44 MB ( 9.49 MB less) Downloads: 0

A race is on to save this world heritage site that straddles the border of Togo and Benin. It’s home to remarkable earth tower homes called Takienta, and the Batammariba people, whose existence is threatened by climate change and migration.READ MORE IN THE ATLAS:

Woman with the Handbag

May 30, 2023 00:12:03 2.37 MB ( 9.19 MB less) Downloads: 0

We go to Sweden, where some people are intent on making a woman a permanent symbol of resistance, whether or not she would have wanted itREAD MORE IN THE ATLAS

Tick Collection

May 29, 2023 00:11:00 2.14 MB ( 8.42 MB less) Downloads: 0

We go to Statesboro, Georgia to the US National Tick Collection to learn what ticks, often thought of as little monstrosities, can teach us.READ MORE IN THE ATLAS

Tina Turner Museum (Classic)

May 26, 2023 00:13:22 2.59 MB ( 10.23 MB less) Downloads: 0

The Flagg Grove School in Brownsville, Tennessee has become a museum dedicated to its most famous student. READ MORE IN THE ATLAS:

Micropia (Classic)

May 25, 2023 00:14:42 2.78 MB ( 11.33 MB less) Downloads: 0

Take a trip to Micropia, the world’s only museum dedicated to microscopic organisms, and learn about our invisible life companions.READ MORE IN THE ATLAS:

American Chestnut Foundation (Classic)

May 24, 2023 00:13:19 2.5 MB ( 10.28 MB less) Downloads: 0

The story of the unimaginable destruction of the American Chestnut tree and the group of scientists, academics and tree lovers who are desperately trying to bring them back from the edge of extinction.LEARN MORE: Visit to find out more about this massive conservation effort

The Mirror Lab (Classic)

May 23, 2023 00:15:56 3.1 MB ( 12.18 MB less) Downloads: 0

A spinning furnace tucked under the football stadium at the University of Arizona is building giant telescope mirrors. READ MORE IN THE ATLAS:

Åtvidaberg Sun Cannon (Classic)

May 22, 2023 00:12:35 2.32 MB ( 9.75 MB less) Downloads: 0

Sun cannons have been around since the 1600s. But as far as we know, there’s only one left that’s still up and running. We pay it a visit. READ MORE IN THE ATLAS:

Chili Pepper Institute

May 19, 2023 00:12:36 2.46 MB ( 9.63 MB less) Downloads: 0

Habaneros!  Jalapenos! Green! Red! These days, an appreciation for chilis is pretty mainstream. But that wasn’t always the case. We head to New Mexico to learn how this food became such a huge part of our culture, and visit an institute dedicated to its continual improvement.  READ MORE IN THE ATLAS:

Fugitive Train Wreck

May 18, 2023 00:12:09 2.31 MB ( 9.35 MB less) Downloads: 0

A North Carolina town has become a draw for people who want to see the wreckage of the train wreck from the movie “The Fugitive.” But a more interesting – and true – story happened just a pistol shot away.READ MORE IN THE ATLAS

Theatricum Botanicum

May 17, 2023 00:11:57 2.29 MB ( 9.17 MB less) Downloads: 0

A once-blacklisted Hollywood star created a magical theater in Topanga Canyon, California, that still endures and inspires today.READ MORE IN THE ATLAS

Voynich Manuscript

May 16, 2023 00:17:48 3.49 MB ( 13.59 MB less) Downloads: 0

One of the oldest books in the world is also the most misunderstood. A  medievalist tells us about the Voynich, which is in the collection of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale. READ MORE IN THE ATLAS:

Big Bertha Drum (classic)

May 15, 2023 00:10:21 1.87 MB ( 8.05 MB less) Downloads: 0

 She’s about 8 feet wide and 500 pounds. And her history spans all the way from the stockyards of a nuclear test during the Manhattan a stadium at the University of Texas at Austin. READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: