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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we sit down with Brent Underwood, who like a lot of people in 2020, moved to a faraway place to escape urban life amid the global pandemic. But Underwood’s story is a bit unusual—he bought and moved to an abandoned town. We check in, three years later.

To learn more about Brent Underwood and Cerro Gordo, you can check out their Instagram and Youtube channel, Ghost Town Living.

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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