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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit the misnamed “World’s Loneliest House”—and the flocks of puffins who live there. Some people want to eat them, some want to protect them, and the two groups collide here.

If you want to learn more about the puffin situation in the Westman Islands, check out our episode called Puffin Patrol about a community that sweeps the streets each night looking for lost pufflings and helps them find their way back to the beach.

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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