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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit Kongthong, India, where every person’s name is a unique song, composed by their mothers within a week of birth as part of a centuries-old tradition.

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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