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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, host Dylan Thuras meets a teenage hero: author John Marr, who created the infamous Murder Can Be Fun zine and chronicled tales of usual amusement park ride deaths and other odd disasters. You can see back issues of Murder Can Be Fun 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.

The Great Boston Molasses Flood, 1919.
The Great Boston Molasses Flood, 1919. Library of Congress/LC-DIG-anrc-14968