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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we travel back to the eve of World War II, when there was one place that was the source for all good stories: the Hotel Imperial in Vienna. It exuded luxury and power, and in the 1920s and ‘30s it was also the converging spot for foreign correspondents who were warning the world about the rise of dictatorship. Historian and author Deborah Cohen takes us back in time and into the lives of these influential journalists.

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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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