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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit the Lumberjack World Championships, a competition that has lumberjacks and lumberjills from around the world flock to Hayward, Wisconsin, every year. Join us as we get our hands dirty alongside the world’s most skilled in all-things chopping … and rolling.

This episode is produced in partnership with GoUSA TV. If you want to see more of the series Small Town, Big Story, watch now on GoUSA TV or YouTube. You can learn more about visiting Hayward here.

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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