Bookmarks (130)

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    The Great Stalacpipe Organ - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    The Luray Caverns in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia are home to an instrument draws out...

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    Maine’s Burning Blueberry Fields - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    Travel to Penobscot, Maine, where one farmer maintains the tradition of burning his crop each year...

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    The World's Quietest Room - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    Experience the Orfield Anechoic Chamber: a room inside a concrete bunker that was once known as the...

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    Glaum Egg Ranch - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    In honor of the release of our new book, we bring you another Gastro Obscura Classic:...

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    Disgusting Food Museum - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    In honor of the release of our new book, we bring you another Gastro Obscura Classic:...

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    Sourdough Library - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    In honor of the release of our new book TODAY, we bring you a Gastro Obscura...

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    The Spritz Cookie Gravestone - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    Explore the unexpected combination of recipes and graves through the story of Naomi Odessa Miller Dawson’s...

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    Seashell Shrines and Bones with the Places Team - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    Places editors Jonathan and Michele are back again with a few new standout entries to the...

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    The Last White Deer of Mount Madonna - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    The story of the white deer on Mount Madonna, the two robber barons who put them...

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    The Scarpetta House - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    From the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death we move to the Scarpetta house, where full-size reenactments...

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    Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    Eighteen macabre miniatures housed at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore Maryland have...

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    Magical Summer Memories Vol. 4 - The Magic of Water - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    All summer we’ve been asking you to send us your summer travel stories. And in this...

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    The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    We sift through the dirt to solve a mystery involving a massive mammoth grave site.  We...

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    The Curse of the Kreischer Mansion - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    Host Dylan Thuras visits a Staten Island mansion with a dubious and vitriolic past, only to...

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    Pando the Trembling Giant - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    Fishlake National Forest is home to the biggest organism by mass on the planet - but...

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    Magical Summer Memories Vol. 3 - The Cardiff Giant - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    All summer we’ve been asking you to send us your summer travel stories. In this installment...

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    Rödstensgubben - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    A trip to Sweden prompts producer Sarah Wyman to dig into a superstitious story passed through...

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    Martian Meteorites and Greek Columns with the AO Places Team - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    Places editors Jonathan and Michele are back again with a few new standout entries to the...

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    The World’s Largest Collection of Small Versions of Large Things - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    Artist Erika Nelson didn’t set out in life to necessarily become one of the foremost connoisseurs...

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    Magical Summer Memories Vol. 2 – Via Francigena - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    All summer we’ve been asking you to send us your summer travel stories. Our second installment in the series follows...

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    Nepali Folk Musical Instrument Museum - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    This secluded museum beats the drum for the preservation of Nepal's musical heritage.   READ MORE IN...

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    The Mirror Lab - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    A spinning furnace tucked under the football stadium at the University of Arizona is building giant...

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    Good Vibrations Antique Vibrator Museum - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    This museum’s buzzing collection honors vibrator history.  READ MORE IN THE ATLAS: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/good-vibrations-antique-vibrator-museum See omnystudio.com/listener for...

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    Magical Summer Memories Vol. 1 - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    All summer we’ve been asking you to send us your summer travel stories. This is the...

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    World’s Loneliest Tree - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    About 400 miles south of New Zealand, on the subantarctic Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku, stands...

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    Million Dollar Point - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    We visit Vanuatu in the South Pacific and go underwater to visit a very strange place...

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    Atlas Obscura 101 - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    We’ve made 100 episodes of the show and figured it was time to hear from  the...

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    Milo Bitters - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    A listener in Lawrence, Kansas takes us on his journey of discovering the secrets of his...

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    Arecibo Observatory - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    This site, and the enormous telescope that sits on it, is loved and lost to both...

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    Big Bertha Drum - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    She’s about 8 feet wide and 500 pounds. And her history spans all the way from...

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    Åtvidaberg Sun Cannon - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    Sun cannons have been around since the 1600s. But as far as we know, there’s only...

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    Dead Companions - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    We nearly stump host Dylan Thuras with a seemingly simple question: Who are the top five...

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    The Tank - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    An industrial water tank-turned-concert hall in the high deserts of Colorado is nothing less than a...

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    Beishan Broadcast Wall - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    On the tiny Kinmen Island, a bow-tie-shape strip of land between China and Taiwan, sits a...

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    Places with a Purpose - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    There are tens of thousands of entries in the Atlas -- In these episodes, we hear...

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    American Chestnut Foundation - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    The story of the unimaginable destruction of the American Chestnut tree and the group of scientists,...

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    Traveling While Aging - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    Host Dylan Thuras confronts the good and the bad ways travel changes as you move through...

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    Mississippi River Basin Model - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    A walk through this scale model has you feeling like a giant, and striding from Baton...

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    Forbes Pigment Collection - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    A repository in Cambridge, Massachusetts holds over 2,700 pigments that’ve been quietly coloring the world around...

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    The White Squirrel of Prospect Park - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    Our team goes on a quest to find Prospect Park’s elusive -- and perhaps most magical...

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    Vigeland Mausoleum - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    On the outskirts of Oslo, Norway, there’s a mausoleum some say is the city’s “best kept...

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    The World’s Oldest Living Things - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    Artist Rachel Sussman takes us on a tour of the world's oldest living things, which she’s...

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    The Shrek Donkey of Barron Park - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    We visit a park in Palo Alto, California, home of the world’s most famous donkey.  READ...

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    Malcolm and the Mermaid - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    Host Dylan Thuras chats with author and podcaster Malcolm Gladwell about a beloved Disney movie, and...

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    La Piedra Movediza - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    A huge rock, teetering on the edge of a hill for thousands of years, brought tourism,...

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    Winchester Mystery House - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    Does this sprawling mansion in San Jose, California live up to its reputation as one of...

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    Salton Sea - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    The story of how humans desperate for water created a lake the size of the city...

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    The Boiling River - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    A river in the Amazon is so hot that anything that falls into it will die...

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    The Village Where Every Person’s Name Is a Song - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    In Kongthong, India, every person’s name is a unique song, composed by their mother within a...

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    The Kalamazoo Gals of the Old Gibson Guitar Factory - The Atlas Obscura Podcast - Omny.fm

    The story of the women who stepped up to produce thousands of guitars during World War...