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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. Our theme and end credit music is composed by Sam Tyndall.
 
Excited for the next adventure? Where to Go, produced by the team behind the award-winning DK Eyewitness travel guides, is here to help. Each fortnight, hosts James and Lucy talk to local experts about the destination they have chosen to call their home, exploring their personal connection to the place, what makes it so special and the best things to see and do. And - new for this season - from time to time, they’ll be talking to some very special guests about their favourite places to go, a ...
 
*NEW EPISODES COMING THIS SUMMER* This is a show for anyone who’s ever considered, or even just daydreamed about, working in another country. Host Dylan Thuras, founder of Atlas Obscura, walks you through everything you’ll need to know to make the leap. Throughout, he’ll be joined by a range of guests with international experience, including Harvard Professor Tsedal Neeley; Duolingo’s Bozena Pajak; the head of Instagram Japan, Ian Spalter; acclaimed chef Rosio Sanchez and more. Presented by ...
 
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Mob Queens

Jessica Bendinger & Michael Seligman

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Mob stories are always all about the guys. But not this one. Anna Genovese is a New York drag club maven and bad-ass mob wife. Hollywood besties Jessica Bendinger (writer, Bring It On) and Michael Seligman (writer, RuPaul’s Drag Race) are obsessed. They piece together Anna's story, racing between speakeasies, mob informants and former drag queens. But will their heroine's secrets unlock more than they want to know about Anna... and themselves?
 
A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.rickst ...
 
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Historian Sarah Vowell revisits how the Hawaiian Islands became an American territory in the 19th century, then journalist David Wolman tells us how three cowboys from Hawaii's Big Island redefined the American West when they competed at the world's greatest rodeo championship. And writer Michael Scott Moore explores how surfing spread from Polynes…
 
A podcast about smells? Well…. yeah. In this episode, host Wil Fulton discovers how scent and travel combine to create some of our longest lasting memories. Along the way, he speaks with: visually impaired travel writer Tony Giles on how scent helps him build a picture of the places he visits, and how it often guides him to points of interest; the …
 
In a special episode, James and Lucy talk to MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Santosh Shah about his culinary journey through the kitchens of Nepal, Gujarat and London and his passion for celebrating and promoting Nepali cuisine ahead of the launch of his debut cookbook Ayla. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
The president of the social-justice nonprofit Sojourners joins Rick to discuss places you can visit to better appreciate the life and civil-rights accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr. Travel writer Tim Neville describes how a homegrown ski slope had brought a bit of joy — at least for a few years — to the young people of Bamyan, Afghanistan. …
 
In this episode, host Wil Fulton is joined by Scott Keyes (founder of Scott's Cheap Flights and author of Take More Vacations) to discuss the recent disruptions in the airline industry, and how you can prepare for your next flight by learning how to deal with sudden cancellations, schedule changes, and more. We're also joined by Dr. Calvin Sun, an …
 
A massive 19th-century reservoir under the city of Copenhagen has been repurposed as a contemporary art cave. We venture inside to learn more about its history, and bask in the incredible acoustics of the space. Visit Cisternerne and Frederiksberg Museerne: https://frederiksbergmuseerne.dk/da/ READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/pl…
 
Reporter Eric Grundhauser recounts a memorable visit to an unusual museum in Iceland, where he explored the ancient lore of the occult, learned how to steal milk from his neighbors, and laid his eyes upon a pair of pants… made of human flesh. READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-museum-of-icelandic-sorcery-witchcraft-holm…
 
We hear from a young traveler who, having graduated from college amid the pandemic, used the opportunity to set out on an epic hike from Mexico to Canada along the Pacific Crest Trail. Then Rick and the author of the "Frommer's London" guidebook share what makes them eager to return to London, and what post-pandemic changes they expect to see there…
 
In this episode, host Wil Fulton goes old school and takes a quick road trip without the safety net of his smartphone…. and obviously, inevitably, gets very lost. We also look into pre-Internet travel in general: Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!, Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers) discussing how she planned early tours using the influential pun…
 
A national park in Southwest Uganda is home to nearly half the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas. They and the local community rely on each other to survive. Learn how to help the Bwindi Mountain Gorillas: https://ctph.org/ Sound of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the mountain gorillas was recorded by Nick Penny. To see more of …
 
Two Scottish friends explain the Scots-dialect lyrics to "Auld Lang Syne," and a Parisian sommelier shares his expert tips for selecting — and enjoying — French wines. Then an author with Atlas Obscura describes some of the unusual things people eat and drink to ring in the New Year in different parts of the world. And two experts on Roman history …
 
Learn about holiday traditions observed in France, Norway, Greece, London, the Spanish Basque Country, and small-town Italy. From festively decorated Greek boats to dishes of fresh oysters and fermented trout, and Santas who live not on the North Pole but on a farm or in the woods, Christmas is a little different across the pond. For more informati…
 
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