OwlTail

Cover image of Lore

Lore

Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (now also 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.

Popular episodes

All episodes

The best episodes ranked using user listens.

Podcast cover

Episode 119: Evolution

Some stories have been around for a very long time, and others are fairly new. One thing is certain, though: the tales we tell have a way of changing over time. But that doesn’t make them any less powerful—or any less frightening.———————The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/booksThe Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/LoreLatest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comAccess premium content!: https://www.patreon.com/lorepodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32mins

22 Jul 2019

Rank #1

Podcast cover

Episode 6: Echoes

Settings are often just as important to a story as the tale itself. The Shining had the Overlook. The Legend of Hell House had the Belasco. We fear cabins in the woods and even our own basements. But the mother of all horror settings is the asylum, with a dark pedigree unlike any other.————————————————Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comAccess premium content!: https://www.patreon.com/lorepodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

20mins

18 May 2015

Rank #2

Similar Podcasts

Podcast cover

Episode 133: Proof Positive

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.————————————Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comAccess premium content!: https://www.patreon.com/lorepodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #3

Podcast cover

Episode 141: Stains

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.————————Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comAccess premium content!: https://www.patreon.com/lorepodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

30mins

27 Apr 2020

Rank #4

Most Popular Podcasts

Podcast cover

Episode 132: Puzzled

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.————————Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comAccess premium content!: https://www.patreon.com/lorepodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #5

Podcast cover

Episode 17: Broken Fingernails

We leave our loved ones there after they’ve passed. We treat the space with reverence and solemn deference. Cemeteries are meant to be a final resting place. Sometimes, though, the ones who should be gone try to come back.————————————————Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comAccess premium content!: https://www.patreon.com/lorepodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

23mins

12 Oct 2015

Rank #6

Podcast cover

Episode 128: A Hole in the Head

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.————————————Lore Resources Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comAccess premium content!: https://www.patreon.com/lorepodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

34mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #7

Podcast cover

Episode 14: The Others

We don’t like to be alone. We hate it. So we tell stories about others, the things at the edges of society. Things we’re not sure about. But what if those “others” are more real than we first believed? ————————————————Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comAccess premium content!: https://www.patreon.com/lorepodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

21mins

6 Sep 2015

Rank #8

Podcast cover

Episode 16: Covered Mirrors

At the heart of every horror film is an iconic weapon. Often times they are nondescript and ordinary, but in the hands of a killer they become something more. Something that has the potential to haunt our nightmares. And sometimes those nightmares become reality.————————————————Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comAccess premium content!: https://www.patreon.com/lorepodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

21mins

4 Oct 2015

Rank #9

Podcast cover

Episode 13: Off the Path

Life is a careful journey down a pathway that we’ve set our hearts on. But every now and then we get pulled off the trail. Sometimes that’s a good thing, but sometimes it’s the stuff of nightmares.————————————————Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comAccess premium content!: https://www.patreon.com/lorepodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

20mins

24 Aug 2015

Rank #10

Podcast cover

Episode 21: Adrift

Since the dawn of time, humans have pushed themselves to explore. When that adventure took to the seas, however, it was an invitation for tragedy. The ocean, you see, takes much from us. And sometimes it gives it back.————————————————Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comAccess premium content!: https://www.patreon.com/lorepodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

21mins

16 Nov 2015

Rank #11

Podcast cover

Episode 140: Potential

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.————————Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comAccess premium content!: https://www.patreon.com/lorepodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32mins

13 Apr 2020

Rank #12

Podcast cover

Episode 9: A Devil on the Roof

Few stories have the endurance to last centuries. Fewer still have a proven track record of documented, authoritative eye witness accounts to back them up. Among those rare myths, one stands above most. For nearly 300 years, something has haunted an area of the country that is known for rare and unusual wildlife. So many people have seen it, in fact, that it’s almost impossible to deny its existence.————————————————Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comAccess premium content!: https://www.patreon.com/lorepodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

22mins

28 Jun 2015

Rank #13

Podcast cover

Episode 53: Trees and Shadows

Our connection to animals is ancient, intimate, and complex. Humans have worshiped them, sacrificed them, lived with them, and been buried with them. But folklore from all over the world hints at a darker connection, and it just might be true. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by:Loot Crate: Get amazing geek and gamer goods shipped to your house for as little as $20 per month. February’s theme is “BUILD”. Explore the most “put together” franchises out there, including Power Rangers, Batman, LEGO Dimensions, and Tetris. Visit LootCrate.com/lore to sign up by 9PM Pacific on February 19th to get this amazing crate. Plus, use the coupon code LORE at check-out to save $3 off your new subscription.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 current favorite, The Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History.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. * * * Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.comExtra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcastNovels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comAccess premium content!: https://www.patreon.com/lorepodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

24mins

6 Feb 2017

Rank #14

Podcast cover

Episode 100: Home Sweet Home

Every movement has a seed, that spark that sets the fire ablaze. But this spark is more than just a murder mystery, or a treasure hunt, or even a haunting unlike any other. This one is all three. Which may explain why a century and a half later, the world is still reeling from its impact. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comAccess premium content!: https://www.patreon.com/lorepodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40mins

29 Oct 2018

Rank #15

Podcast cover

Episode 23: Rope and Railing

There are places in the world that we rarely see. Our busy lives never take us there, and as a result, they don’t come to mind when we think of chilling tales and frightening lore. But they exist, and despite their inherent light, they too hold a deep darkness.————————————————Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comAccess premium content!: https://www.patreon.com/lorepodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

20mins

14 Dec 2015

Rank #16

Podcast cover

Episode 11: Black Stockings

Humans have a history of making up stories to explain the unexplainable. Sometimes we use those stories to teach our children a moral lesson, or entertain our friends. Sometimes, though, those stories get taken seriously, and the results have been unspeakable.————————————————Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comAccess premium content!: https://www.patreon.com/lorepodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

22mins

25 Jul 2015

Rank #17

Podcast cover

Episode 70: Familiar

There’s a fine line between rationality and madness, but it’s not as easy to avoid as you might think. Throughout history, our world has played host to people who have taken their superstitions too far, but it was the chaos of the English Civil War that helped give birth to one of the worst.* * *This episode of Lore was sponsored by:ZipRecruiter: Post your job opening to over 100 job sites with a single click, and then let their powerful technology connect the best candidates to you inside their easy-to-use Dashboard. Discover for yourself why ZipRecruiter is used by businesses of all sizes to find the most qualified job candidates with immediate results. Visit ZipRecruiter.com/lore today to get start posting jobs for free.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, a digital scale, and zero commitment. 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 month of unlimited access to their entire lecture library. My recommended course right now is: History of Ancient Egypt. So good.* * *Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.comExtra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcastNovels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comAccess premium content!: https://www.patreon.com/lorepodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

28mins

2 Oct 2017

Rank #18

Podcast cover

Episode 124: To Die For

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/musicEpisode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sourcesLore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comAccess premium content!: https://www.patreon.com/lorepodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32mins

30 Sep 2019

Rank #19

Podcast cover

Episode 10: Steam & Gas

The well-worn carpets and imperfect walls of an old hotel can often make guests feel as if they are staying in a little slice of the past. In one grand old hotel, however, that truth has never been more true.————————————————Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comAccess premium content!: https://www.patreon.com/lorepodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

21mins

12 Jul 2015

Rank #20