The Atlas Obscura Podcast

Stitcher Studios & Atlas Obscura

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. read less

Our Editor's Take

The title of The Atlas Obscura Podcast explains the show's mission. Some of the most amazing places in the world aren't well-known. Yet these are some of the most obscure and spellbinding places to visit. They include locales like Empress Anna's Ice Palace or The Great Stalacpipe Organ. Each podcast episode opens and closes with theme music by Sam Tyndall. It sets a mood for mystery and allure. The podcast's title alone entices one to travel to far, unknown destinations.

Each brief episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast presents listeners with a new journey. The casual passerby might not notice the places explored as they hide in plain view. Host Dylan Thuras reveals the secrets behind the medical clowning program. He describes the caverns of Cueva de los Tayos and captivating walking tours.

Dylan is the co-founder of the Atlas Obscura website. Along with co-founder Josh Foer, he aims to bring listeners all over the world. The podcast is one way to do that without leaving one's doorstep. For Josh, trying to have an adventure every day is essential. Their book, Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World (2016), inspires readers to appreciate all the world offers to travelers. With this podcast, they take listeners on further journeys.

Each weekday, Dylan guides listeners to a new wonder. He also discusses the weird things one can collect along the way. Miniatures and collectibles carry their history. The people in these places also have much to share. One can imagine stepping into the Freud Museum London as the host's voice guides one through the doors. Listeners anywhere can explore the world, one fascinating stop after another. Every day, a new quest awaits the listener. Each proves as exciting as the last. Those ready to join the Atlas Obscura journey can listen to the podcast Monday to Friday.

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