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Rick Steves has seen a lot of strange, incredible and wondrous places over his decades-long career as the leading authority on European travel. In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, he will guide us through three places that helped shape his life.

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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