Lore

Lore

The award-winning podcast (also a TV show & book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.

Episodes

February 26, 2024 33 mins

Throughout history, some of the most joyful parts of life have had a dark, terrifying core. Some invitations apparently deliver more drama than they promise.

Produced by Aaron Mahnke, researched and written by GennaRose Nethercott, and music by Chad Lawson.

 

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Some legends evolve over time, sometimes taking centuries to fully mature. But one urban myth, at least, seems to have arrived nearly complete. And it’s been terrifying from the beginning.

Narrated and produced by Aaron Mahnke, with writing by Aaron Mahnke and Harry Marks, and research by Jamie Vargas.

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February 15, 2024 1 min

Go deeper into the subject matter of our most recent episode (247: Subterranean) with these three recommendations from further back in the Lore catalog:

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February 12, 2024 28 mins

So much for folklore is hiding just beauty the surface of seemingly normal places. The process of digging, though, isn’t without risk.

Written and produced by Aaron Mahnke, with research by Cassandra de Alba and music by Chad Lawson.

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February 5, 2024 32 mins

Food and folklore. They go together like peanut butter and chocolate, or arsenic and lace. Throughout history, cultures around the world have paired the favorite meals with specific rituals, cooking up some amazing stories in the process.

Narrated and produced by Aaron Mahnke, with writing by Aaron Mahnke and Harry Marks and research by Alex Robinson.

 

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February 1, 2024 1 min

Deeper Lore: 246 (198, 124, & 190)

Go deeper into the subject matter of our most recent episode (246: The Greatest Show) with these three recommendations from further back in the Lore catalog:

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January 29, 2024 31 mins

Few examples of folklore are as well-traveled as this one, complete with painful tragedy and dark echos of the past. Grab your ticket and step inside.

Narrated/produced by Aaron Mahnke and written by GennaRose Nethercott, with research by Cassandra de Alba and music by Chad Lawson.

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January 22, 2024 29 mins

The connection between one of Europes oldest monster legends and the streets of New Orleans is very strange, but has provided a powerful springboard for some very dark stories.

Narrated and produced by Aaron Mahnke, with writing by Harry Marks and Aaron Mahnke, and research by Sam Alberty.

 

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January 18, 2024 1 min

Go deeper into the subject matter of our most recent episode (244: Stolen) with these three recommendations from further back in the Lore catalog:

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January 15, 2024 30 mins

Variety is the spice of life. And yet folklore makes it very clear just how dangerous it is to mix things up. 

Written and produced by Aaron Mahnke, with research by Cassandra de Alba, and music by Chad Lawson.

 

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January 8, 2024 30 mins

The folklore and legends tied to physical objects can be fascinating, frightening, or both.

Narrated and produced by Aaron Mahnke, with writing by Harry Marks and Aaron Mahnke, and research by Alexandra Steed.

 

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January 4, 2024 1 min

Go deeper into the subject matter of our most recent episode (244: Stolen) with these three recommendations from further back in the Lore catalog:

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January 1, 2024 29 mins

Human remains are a touchy subject. But over the centuries, one specific type of folklore has turned them into something greater in death than they were in life.

Produced by Aaron Mahnke, with research and writing by GennaRose Nethercott, and music by Chad Lawson.

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December 25, 2023 25 mins

Bridges help us span uncrossable gaps in our world. But according to legend, a few go further, helping connect the living to the dead.

Narrated and produced by Aaron Mahnke, with writing by Harry Marks and research by Cassandra de Alba.

 

Sponsors:

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December 21, 2023 2 mins

Go deeper into the subject matter of our most recent episode (243: Surprise) with these three recommendations from deeper down in the Lore catalog:

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December 18, 2023 26 mins

The court of public opinion has always been a place where lives can be boosted or ruined. But centuries ago, it could also lead to darker results—even death.

Written and produced by Aaron Mahnke, with research by Allie Steed and music by Chad Lawson.

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December 11, 2023 30 mins

Burial seems like a certainty for most people. But according to the legends that are whispered in graveyards around America, not all burials are created equal.

Narrated and produced by Aaron Mahnke, with writing by Harry Marks and research by Cassandra de Alba.

 

Sponsors:

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December 4, 2023 30 mins

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, one American city has climbed out of a dark and painful past. But the shadows of those early tragedies have proven to be impossible to leave behind

Produced by Aaron Mahnke, with writing and research by GennaRose Nethercott, and music by Chad Lawson.

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November 27, 2023 27 mins

Legends 15: Bonaventure Cemetery

Like all cemeteries, Savannah’s Bonaventure is the resting place to many people. But as time has proven, it’s also home to some dark legends.

Narrated and produced by Aaron Mahnke, with writing by Harry Marks and research by Cassandra de Alba.

 

Sponsors:

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November 20, 2023 30 mins

There are few locations in our world as loaded with mystery and dripping with folklore as the woods. Let’s step onto the path and see what frightening places it might take us.

Produced by Aaron Mahnke, with research and writing by GennaRose Nethercott and music by Chad Lawson.

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