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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, join us in a conversation with writer and travel educator Tracey Friley as she tells the story of the glamorous life of entertainer, French Resistance agent, and civil rights activist Josephine Baker, and the pilgrimages women still make to her chateau.

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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