Atlas obscura

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What is Atlas Obscura?

Atlas Obscura is an American -based online magazine and travel company. It was founded in 2009 by author Joshua Foer and documentary filmmaker/author Dylan Thuras. It catalogs unusual and obscure travel destinations via user-generated content. The articles on the website cover a number of topics including history, science, food, and obscure places.

Who is the editor of Atlas Obscura?

They hired a web designer in 2008 and launched Atlas Obscura in 2009. Sommer Mathis (formerly of The Atlantics CityLab) was the sites Editor in Chief from 2017 to 2020. She was succeeded by Samir Patel, formerly of Archaeology magazine, who became the sites Editorial Director in 2020 and Editor in Chief in 2021.

What was the first Atlas Obscura podcast?

The Atlas Obscura Podcast was introduced on 26 February 2021. The first full-length podcast (14 March), The Gates of Hell (0:13:02), described a long-burning underground fire in Turkmenistan. See source Wikidata query.

What is the purpose of Obscura Day?

In 2010, the site organized the first of the international events known as Obscura Day. Thuras has stated that one of the sites main goals is Creating a real-world community who are engaging with us, each other and these places and getting away from their computers to actually see them.

What is the Atlas Obscura podcast?

The Atlas Obscura podcast is your daily dose of travel inspiration, celebrating the world’s strange and wondrous places – in 15 minutes or less. It’s finally here! Download our iOS appand discover the world’s hidden wonders on the go!

How did Atlas Obscura start?

Thuras and Foer met in 2007, and soon discussed ideas for a different kind of atlas, featuring places not commonly found in guidebooks. They hired a web designer in 2008 and launched Atlas Obscura in 2009. Sommer Mathis (formerly of The Atlantics CityLab) was the sites Editor in Chief from 2017 to 2020.

Does Atlas Obscura still exist 2021?

As of 2021, Atlas Obscura has originated Atlas Obscura Societies organizing local experiences in nine cities, including New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and Seattle. In October 2014, Atlas Obscura hired journalist David Plotz as its CEO.

Who is the editor of Atlas Obscura?

They hired a web designer in 2008 and launched Atlas Obscura in 2009. Sommer Mathis (formerly of The Atlantics CityLab) was the sites Editor in Chief from 2017 to 2020. She was succeeded by Samir Patel, formerly of Archaeology magazine, who became the sites Editorial Director in 2020 and Editor in Chief in 2021.

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