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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we hear the story of how, in the Soviet Union, X-rays didn’t just offer a look inside the human body. They also gave a glimpse of the outside world, thanks to music that was imprinted onto this unassuming medical tool.

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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