Around 360 BC, the Greek philosopher Plato wrote about a marvelous city that disappeared millennia earlier. Atlantis is one of the world’s great unsolved mysteries, despite the efforts of scholars, amateur sleuths, psychics, and conspiracy theorists. The journalist Mark Adams went on his own quest - not to find Atlantis itself, but to understand the people searching for it. Friday, he joins us to talk about the sunken city and the place it holds in our imagination. [Rebroadcast]
Mark Adams is the author of Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City. [Indiebound|Amazon] and Turn Right at Machu Picchu [Amazon|Indiebound]. His writing has appeared in many publications including GQ and the New York Times.