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Lore

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Rank #6 in History category

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History
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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.

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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.

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36673 Ratings
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LOVE IT

By Jojoverdict - May 17 2020
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I just love the suspense that his voice gives, and I adore these stories!!

Common sense

By MattF1973 - May 11 2020
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Love the podcast lots of mysteries and unusual topics yet tempered with common sense

iTunes Ratings

36673 Ratings
Average Ratings
30521
2533
1016
619
1984

LOVE IT

By Jojoverdict - May 17 2020
Read more
I just love the suspense that his voice gives, and I adore these stories!!

Common sense

By MattF1973 - May 11 2020
Read more
Love the podcast lots of mysteries and unusual topics yet tempered with common sense
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Lore

Latest release on May 25, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 12 days ago

Rank #1: Episode 67: The Red Coats

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There are some locations that seem to draw humans closer. Places that are away from the bustle of everyday life, that almost seem part of our soul. We go there for solitaire, or for rest, or recreation. Sometimes, though, we don’t return.

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This episode of Lore was sponsored by:

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The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free month of unlimited access to their entire lecture library, plus a second month for just 99¢. My recommended course is:  The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World.

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Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com

Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast

The World of Lore book series: http://www.lorepodcast.com/theworldoflore

Aug 21 2017

29mins

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Rank #2: Episode 97: Misplaced

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For thousands of years, humans have built rules and procedures for handling the various curveballs that life throws our way—and we place a lot of trust in those systems. Most of the time, it all works properly, but there are moments when human nature and our belief in the unusual throw a wrench in the gears. 

Oct 08 2018

33mins

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Rank #3: Episode 3: The Beast Within

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In 1582, the German town of Bedburg was ravaged by a violent and mysterious creature. After untold bloodshed, the townsfolk took up arms and hunted the monster down. What they found was something out of our deepest nightmares, and entirely too close to home.

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Novels by Aaron Mahnke

Apr 06 2015

21mins

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Rank #4: Episode 90: Mind the Gap

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We tend think of rivers and lakes as tame. They are the safe and friendly counterpart to the deep and treacherous waters of the ocean. Freshwater rivers and lakes give us life, after all. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous. Somewhere in the darkness beneath their calm surface, terrifying stories wait for us.

Jul 09 2018

39mins

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Rank #5: Episode 4: Dinner at the Afterglow

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Deep in the forest at the northern tip of a small island near Vancouver Island, there is a stone monument standing amidst the trees. How that structure came to be, and what it meant to those who built it, are both interesting stories. But it's the unofficial reports — the sightings and experiences of those who visit it — that truly deserve to be told.

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Novels by Aaron Mahnke

Apr 20 2015

21mins

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Rank #6: Episode 68: The Tainted Well

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The older the country, the deeper the roots of its folklore have grown—roots that are fed by darkness, fear, and pain. And few countries hold such a variety of frightening tales, both old and modern, as the lovely Emerald Isle. But not everything that walks those hills is safe to approach.

Sep 04 2017

30mins

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Rank #7: Episode 98: Never Alone

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When tragedy strikes and poor choices haunt us, sometimes the only thing we can do is move on and build on the ashes of the past. But there are places where that hasn’t worked out so well. In fact, sometimes the worst thing we can do to history is bury it. 

Oct 15 2018

36mins

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Rank #8: Episode 104: Anchored

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The ocean is very good at taking things from us, but we are equally skilled at not forgetting. Still, no matter how many stories we tell about lost ships and vanished loved ones, it will never bring them back. At least, that’s what most people believe.

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Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now

Dec 21 2018

32mins

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Rank #9: Episode 108: Debris

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Our oceans are some of the most remote regions on the planet. Because of that, people have filled that darkness and space with stories that reflect our common fears and deepest suspicious. Unfortunately, the pages of history offer less reason than we might hope for, leaving us to wonder exactly what might be out there, lurking beneath the waves.

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Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now

Feb 18 2019

35mins

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Rank #10: Episode 93: A Place to Lay Your Head

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Humans are hard-wired for trust. It’s the secret ingredient that helps us form communities, build relationships, and grow as people. But while that trust is a noble inclination, it can also get us into trouble—trouble that can sometimes turn deadly.

Aug 20 2018

32mins

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Rank #11: Episode 107: Sight Unseen

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We like to think we’ll see it coming. That we can plan ahead and prepare—even defend ourselves. But death comes in all shapes and sizes, sometimes so small and featureless that it slips through our carefully constructed defenses without us even knowing. And history shows us that all of us should be worried about that.

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The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books

The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore

Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now

Feb 04 2019

44mins

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Rank #12: Episode 62: Desperate Measures

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Folklore and medicine often go hand in hand. In fact, for a long time they were the very same thing. But folklore has a way of leading people to tragic actions—all in the name of getting better.

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This episode of Lore was sponsored by:

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The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library, including my recommendation: The Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague.

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Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast

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Jun 12 2017

26mins

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Rank #13: Episode 99: Out For Blood

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Each of us holds inside ourselves a precious cargo. It is the key to life, and a worthy sacrifice when important things are on the line. And yet it also sits at the center of some of our greatest fears. After all, if something’s precious, there’s always someone who wants to steal it.

Oct 22 2018

31mins

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Rank #14: Episode 106: The Collection

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Humans have a tendency to collect things. From baseball cards to Twitter followers, we enjoy bringing everything into one place. But when that collection represents the very worst of humanity—both in how it’s managed and where it comes from—the act of collecting comes with dire consequences.

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The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books

The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore

Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now

Jan 21 2019

34mins

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Rank #15: Episode 46: Dark Conclusions

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For almost as long as there have been stories of supernatural beings, there have been tales of those who hunt them. From ancient traditions to Hollywood blockbusters, these characters have filled our imaginations. But in 1969, those ideas became real.

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Chad Lawson (#1 iTunes, #1 Billboard, #1 Amazon) has written a full album of original music for this episode. That album, Dark Conclusions: The Lore Variations, is available today for purchase and streaming. Learn more here: http://www.chadlawson.com/lore

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This episode of Lore was sponsored by:

Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, and claim your $110 bonus offer, which includes postage and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE.

The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free one-month trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library, including my favorite, The Black Death: The World’s Most Devastating Plague.

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Oct 31 2016

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Rank #16: Episode 140: Potential

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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.

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Apr 13 2020

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Rank #17: Episode 87: Road Trip

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Every now and then a story comes along that is so powerful and compelling that it creates a new branch on the tree of folklore. Yes, it has deeper roots, but sometimes a new expression of fear grows out to cast new shade on our already-fearful lives. And one of these rare moments happened less than six decades ago.

May 28 2018

37mins

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Rank #18: Episode 54: Teacher’s Pet

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The more crowded our world becomes, the more frequently we are confronted with our commonality. Our interests, our passions…even our appearance. But just how similar can we get? Well, that’s the stuff of folklore.

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This episode of Lore was sponsored by:

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Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com

Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast

Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels

Feb 20 2017

28mins

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Rank #19: Episode 105: Layers

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We love to simplify things. Easy is better than complex, after all, and simple things are easy to understand. Sadly, though, the people around us are far from simple; they are complex and layered, with deep, hidden stories just waiting to be discovered.

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The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books

The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore

Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now

Jan 07 2019

37mins

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Rank #20: Episode 5: Under Construction

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Humans have always loved to build things, but we occasionally have to make adjustments to our plans. City ordinances, building codes, and property disputes all get in the way. Sometimes, though, the reason we change our plans is much more interesting than that.

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Novels by Aaron Mahnke

May 04 2015

21mins

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