On this episode of FP Playlist, we feature an episode from The Atlas Obscura Podcast, a daily show that seeks to capture the stories of unique and wondrous places around the world—in 15 minutes or less.
Foreign Policy recommends: The Atlas Obscura Podcast
On this episode of FP Playlist, we feature an episode from The Atlas Obscura Podcast, a daily show that seeks to capture the stories of unique and wondrous places around the world—in 15 minutes or less. This episode focuses on the Western Sahara—and the world’s largest conveyor belt that runs through it.
Host Amy Mackinnon sat down with Atlas Obscura co-founder Dylan Thuras to discuss the unlikely places reported on by Atlas Obscura and how some places get more attention from media than others.
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About Foreign Policy Playlist: Each week, Foreign Policy’s Laura Rosbrow-Telem will recommend one podcast from around the world and play an excerpt. The curated show is designed to help listeners interested in the things we are—great stories, compelling interviews, and cogent analysis on international affairs—sort through the overwhelming variety of podcasts out there and find the best ones. And occasionally you’ll hear audio from our own newsroom. FP Playlist replaces our flagship podcast First Person. You can download a new episode each Wednesday on Apple, Spotify, and all the other usual places. Love podcasts just as much as we do? We’d love to feature your favorite foreign-policy podcasts on Foreign Policy Playlist. Reach out to us by clicking on the link here. See All Episodes
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