Lore

Lore

Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and 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.... Show More

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May 25, 2020 36 min
Some of the oldest and most popular parts of folklore are the ghost stories. Whether told around a campfire, or red about in the safety a well-lit room, they are always fun, and often chilling. But there’s so much more to ghosts than wispy visions and rattling chains. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Best Fiends: Engage your brain with fun puzzles and collect tons of cute characters in this 5-star rated mobile puzz...
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May 11, 2020 35 min
There’s a lot that science has explained away. Mysteries that left us cowering in fear. Events that challenged our feelings of security and control. But even after all that progress, there are still some unexplained stories that left to haunt us. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Listen or watch on your co...
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April 27, 2020 34 min
Humanity has always been very good at making the best of a bad situation. Either by burying the past, or at least by building distractions that take the focus off of it. But no matter how beautiful those distractions are, our past always leaves a mark. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Raycon: Everyone needs a great pair of wireless earbuds. With Raycon, you get premium wireless earbuds for half the price of other b...
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April 13, 2020 35 min
We often speak in lofty terms about all that humans are capable of achieving, and much of that is true. But looking backward in time, we can also see moments when that potential has led to horrible tragedy. And we have no one to blame but ourselves. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: SimpliSafe: Secure your home with 24/7 professional monitoring for just $15 a month. Visit SimpliSafe.com/Lore today, and you’ll get FR...
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March 30, 2020 36 min
The way we treat the past is a great lens into the character of humanity. Sometimes we elevate it, but all too often we work to bury it. And while the excuse might be to make room for the march of progress, it also allows us to hide our worst mistakes and most painful tragedies. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Harry’s: You deserve a great shave at a fair price. Get your free starter kit delivered straight to your ...
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March 16, 2020 33 min
Humanity has grown over the millennia by passing on knowledge through teachings and guides. Even today, how-to books are best-sellers, and people are more hungry than ever to learn and grow. But some lessons aren’t worth passing on, and in a few cases, they’ve even been incredibly destructive. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start you...
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March 2, 2020 33 min
Our passion for solving incomplete puzzles is something that unites us as a culture. We will chase any mystery and dig into every single question we encounter. But that attraction might also put us in grave danger, if history is any indication. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Squarespace: If you're passionate about it, show it off. Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches ...
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February 17, 2020 36 min
Folklore is our legacy. We humans have carried it with us everywhere we’ve gone in the world, and it anchors us to our roots and our community. But it also does something else: it gives us a place to hide our fear, to put it on a leash and control it. And there’s one story in particular that does that better than most. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: We’ll always get the future wrong, so you better get life insurance ...
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February 3, 2020 35 min
We like it when things go according to plan. Even when it comes to death, we long to have some semblance of control over our path. So when those best-laid plans are disrupted by the unexpected, it’s only natural to assume the worst. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Harry’s: You deserve a great shave at a fair price. Get your free starter kit delivered straight to your door, which includes a weighted razor handle, mois...
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January 20, 2020 34 min
Episode 134: Disturbing the Peace There’s nothing more certain in life than death. No matter how rewarding or challenging our days on this planet might be, for as long as humans have been around, we’ve viewed death as something akin to slumber, however natural or untimely it might be. But not all that sleep are left undisturbed. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: We’ll always get the future wrong, so you better get li...
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January 6, 2020 36 min
The human tendency to study the unknown—to dig deep and search for the bedrock of truth at the bottom of the mystery—is one of our most enduring qualities. But while that tenacity has helped scientists unlock much of our world, it has also led us to unusual ideas. And you’d be surprised what they recorded about it. * * * Episode Sponsors: SimpliSafe: Secure your home with 24/7 professional monitoring for just $15 a month. Visit S...
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December 23, 2019 35 min
We all love a good hiding place. Whether it’s the child who tucks the key to their diary under their pillow, or the parent who hides away the holiday gifts, humans have proven themselves to be fond of secret places. But if the stories are any indication, there’s one place in England that was better than most at doing what we love. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Casper: Discover Casper’s new Hybrid mattress, which...
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December 9, 2019 36 min
While the ocean represents opportunity and hope to a lot of people, it also holds more mystery than most of feel comfortable with. Yes, we’ve explored it in search of new lands and discoveries, but we’ve also lost so much in the process. Amazingly, though, some things that are lost occasionally return. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in ...
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November 25, 2019 37 min
Before cell phones and internet access, learning about the world around us took a lot of time. Along the way, there would be gaps in our knowledge—holes that human cultures tended to fill with folklore. And while the creatures they invented to fill those gaps were amazing, it’s how close they often got to reality that makes those stories truly frightening. This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Bombas: Get your hands on the best...
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November 11, 2019 35 min
The longer humans stay in one place, the more progress and community we seem to create. But at the same time, we bring our darkness with us, and over time it begins to stain a place with shadows of pain and tragedy. And the older the city, the darker the mark. This episode of Lore was sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Listen or watch on y...
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October 28, 2019 37 min
Most of our life is spent looking for things. Companionship, security, even our lost keys. But above all of that is our search for answers, and the way human beings have tried to find them has lead to all manner of frightening situations. * * * Episode Sponsors: SimpliSafe: Secure your home with 24/7 professional monitoring for just $15 a month. Visit SimpliSafe.com/LORE, and you’ll get FREE shipping and a 60-day risk free trial....
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October 21, 2019 33 min
Episode 127: Tipping the Scales If you flip through the pages of history long enough, you’ll eventually run into stories about life out of balance, and how something—fate or chance or something otherworldly—has stepped in to make it right. In fact, some of those stories have become a part of our modern popular culture—all despite the deadly stories at their center. ——————— Lore Resources Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Ep...
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October 14, 2019 37 min
Some places in our world have a dark legacy. Prior failures. Shameful acts. Painful tragedy. Even though it all took place long before we arrived there, we can still feel the tremors of that darkness—and the stories about their source are deeply chilling. ——————— Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
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October 7, 2019 34 min
Everyone longs for someone. That special partner who can enter their life and make is something better, something more. And while dating has taken many forms over the years, nothing is like a good, old fashioned personal ad—or the people who took advantage of them. ——————— Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
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September 30, 2019 35 min
Everyone wants to look good. And while there’s nothing wrong with beauty, sometimes people have made sacrifices—both willing and unaware—in the pursuit of it. After looking through the pages of history, though, that hasn’t always been a good thing. ——————— Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
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