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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit a San Francisco museum, curated by a superfan of the Beats, that’s a shrine to an incredibly influential cultural movement and a destination for folks keeping it alive today.

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.

(Note: In the original version of this episode, an individual’s name was mispronounced and a quote was misattributed. We have corrected the errors.)

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