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

April 15, 2024 31 mins

Cursed literature and haunted tomes fill a category of folklore that never gets enough love. This tour through the some of history’s most deadly books is sure to help you find a few new favorites.

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

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Go deeper into the subject matter of our most recent episode (251: Casting Shade) with these three recommendations from further back in the Lore catalog:

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April 8, 2024 30 mins

Magic shows and illusions are often viewed as the stuff of childhood parties and tv specials. But as this journey into ancient history shows us, the history of magic is a lot more frightening than we might think.

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

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April 1, 2024 27 mins

Few possibilities fill us with as much dread as premature burial. Unfortunately, the examples we can find in the pages of history—whether caused by illness or a botched execution—only seem to justify that fear.

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

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March 28, 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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March 25, 2024 31 mins

No matter how far we go or what we try to leave behind, there’s always something following us, haunting the places we call home.

Written and produced by Aaron Mahnke, with research by Sam Alberty and music by Chad Lawson.

 

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March 18, 2024 25 mins

Graveyards are the resting place for a lot of spooky folklore. But one strange element from the Victorian era has stuck around long enough to acquire some frightening stories of its own.

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

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March 14, 2024 1 min

Go deeper into the subject matter of our most recent episode (249: Return Trip) with these three recommendations from further back in the Lore catalog:

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March 11, 2024 30 mins

History’s ability to repeat itself can sometimes be delightful, and occasionally frightening. But few examples are as terrifying as these aviation-based tales.

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

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March 4, 2024 28 mins

Some of the most popular legends all feature the same central character. And in doing so, they tend to add both delight and fear in equal measures.

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

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February 29, 2024 1 min

Go deeper into the subject matter of our most recent episode (248: Blowout) with these three recommendations from further back in the Lore catalog:

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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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February 19, 2024 30 mins

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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