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

June 20, 2024 3 mins

Go deeper into the subject matter of our most recent episode (256: Cursed) with these three recommendations from further back in the Lore catalog:

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We often look to artwork as a source of inspiration, hope, and entertainment. But some examples throughout history have developed a reputation for something darker and more sinister.

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

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June 10, 2024 27 mins

One of our biggest obsessions as a culture is abandoned places. But once you dig into the legends about these locations, it’s clear that something still lives inside them.

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

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June 6, 2024 3 mins

Go deeper into the subject matter of our most recent episode (255: Off the Rails) with these three recommendations from further back in the Lore catalog:

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June 3, 2024 33 mins

Every narrative trope has an origin story. This murder mystery staple, however, might just be the most suspenseful of them all.

Narrated and produced by Aaron Mahnke, with writing by GennaRose Nethercott, research by Sam Alberty, and music by Chad Lawson.

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May 27, 2024 27 mins

Snakes and lizards have frightened people around the world for thousands of years. But the truly terrifying stories of scaley beings exist in the legends we whisper around campfires.

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

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May 23, 2024 2 mins

Go deeper into the subject matter of our most recent episode (254: Remnants) with these three recommendations from further back in the Lore catalog:

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May 20, 2024 30 mins

While every place has a dark history that seeps into the present, this particular spot is home to an eclectic and strange mix of hauntings and spooks.

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

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May 13, 2024 28 mins

Some of the most haunting legends are rooted in moments when people did horrible things out of fear—all in the search for someone to blame.

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

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May 9, 2024 2 mins

Go deeper into the subject matter of our most recent episode (253: Compelled) with these three recommendations from further back in the Lore catalog:

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May 6, 2024 30 mins

One of humanity’s deepest fears has always been focused on the evil forces that scheme to destroy us, and how far they will go to get that job done.

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

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April 29, 2024 27 mins

Some of the most frightening—and fascinating—stories in folklore are all about living remnants from the distant past. Let’s go hunting, shall we?

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 (252: Unto Death) with these three recommendations from further back in the Lore catalog:

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April 22, 2024 32 mins

History is full of countless stories of people loving each other across all sorts of obstacles and divides. But it’s the greatest boundary of all that has generated the most fascinating—and terrifying—tales of all.

Narrated and produced by Aaron Mahnke, writing by GennaRose Nethercott, research by Alex Robinson, and music by Chad Lawson.

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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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April 11, 2024 3 mins

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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