Wonders and Curiosities of the Modern World
If Anthony Bourdain and Wes Anderson were to ever collaborate, chances are they'd end up creating something like Atlas Obscura. The founders of the website -- dedicated to strange, forgotten and hidden wonders around the world -- are now out with a new book featuring 700 of their most spectacular examples.
And you don't necessarily need a passport to see them-- many, including a little known Muhammad Ali museum and the long abandoned "Village of Voices," are right here in Connecticut! This hour we speak with the authors of the new Atlas Obscura book and a CT folklore expert about wonders both near and far.
- David Plotz- Journalist and current CEO of Atlas Obscura
- Joshua Foer- Co-founder of Atlas Obscura and co-author of the new book, Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders
- Dylan Thuras- Co-Founder of Atlas Obscura and co-author of Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders
- Ella Morton- Writer and editor at Atlas Obscura and co-author of Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders
- Zachary Lamothe- Journalist, historian, and author of the new book, More Connecticut Lore: A Guidebook to 82 Strange Locations
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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.