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

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