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Program 506a: World of Atlas Obscura; Scottish Hebrides; Saudade in Portugal
Release Date: 01-25-2020
The folks from Atlas Obscura tell us about many of the remarkable traditions they've encountered, including a few of the creepiest. We'll also discover the timeless character of Scotland's Hebrides islands — where you're more likely to overhear conversations in Scots Gaelic than English — and learn how to turn the blues into songs that make you feel better with the fado music of Portugal.
- Dylan Thuras, co-founder and creative director of Atlas Obscura
- Ella Morton, chief editor of Atlas Obscura
- James Macletchie, tour guide from Uist, Scotland
- Cristina Duarte and Rafael Pereira, tour guides from Lisbon
- Atlas Obscura lists thousands of curious places and experiences on its website. Dylan Thuras is a co-founder of the Atlas Obscura site, and Ella Morton is the chief editor for the book.
- The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art in Houston will reopen in March 2020 after being closed for renovations.
- James Macletchie lives on the island of Uist, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
- He's produced a short video about the Outer Hebrides for Green Travel Guides TV.
- Caledonian MacBrayne provides daily ferry service between the islands and the west coast of the Scottish mainland.
- As Rafael Pereira points out, the "fado queen" of Portugal was Amalia Rodrigues. Contemporary fado singers he recommends include Mariza and Ana Moura.
- Cristina Duarte's website includes information about visiting Lisbon, and her tour services.
- Rick writes about the fado music scene in Lisbon.
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