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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit the Big Apple Inn, a restaurant in Jackson, Mississippi, that was a haven for civil rights leaders. It has stood for 83 years, and that’s a whole lot of pig ear sandwiches.

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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