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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we sit down for a conversation with Sebastian Modak, a journalist who got arguably the coolest assignment—as The New York Times’ “52 Places” reporter. The charms and challenges of the job were more than he ever imagined.

Our podcast is an audio guide to the world’s wondrous, awe-inspiring, strange places. In under 15 minutes, we’ll take you to an incredible site, and along the way you’ll meet some fascinating people and hear their stories. Join us daily, Monday through Thursday, to explore a new wonder with cofounder Dylan Thuras and a neighborhood of Atlas Obscura reporters.

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