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Lore

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Rank #5 in History category

Society & Culture
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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33996 Ratings
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So Interesting 🤗

By i❤HK - Nov 15 2019
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I love this podcast! It blows my mind every time🤯

Mesmerizing

By kitcatcook - Nov 15 2019
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Aaron Mahnke is the Joseph Campbell of our time!

iTunes Ratings

33996 Ratings
Average Ratings
28246
2312
941
561
1936

So Interesting 🤗

By i❤HK - Nov 15 2019
Read more
I love this podcast! It blows my mind every time🤯

Mesmerizing

By kitcatcook - Nov 15 2019
Read more
Aaron Mahnke is the Joseph Campbell of our time!
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Lore

Updated 4 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: 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 #2: Episode 124: To Die For

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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.

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This episode of Lore was sponsored by:

Bombas: Get your hands on the best socks your feet have ever experienced, and Bombas will donate a pair to a person in need. Save 20% on your first purchase when you shop at Bombas.com/LORE.

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Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/musicEpisode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sourcesLore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now

Sep 30 2019

35mins

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Rank #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: Episode 121: Uninvited Guest

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Some threats to our safety and well-being are obvious and easy to spot from a mile away. Over the course of history, people have become very skilled at looking for danger and avoiding it. But some threats are more difficult to spot—and once they strike, the results can be deadly.

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This episode of Lore was sponsored by:

Casper: Discover Casper’s new Hybrid mattress, which combines the pressure relief of their award-winning foam with durable-yet-gentle springs. Try it for 100 nights—risk-free—in your own home. Visit Casper.com/Lore to get $100 toward select mattresses by using the offer code LORE. Terms and conditions apply.

The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Listen or watch on your computer or mobile device. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore today to start your special FREE MONTH of unlimited access to their full lecture library—and don't miss my newest recommendation: “The Real History of Secret Societies”...created in partnership with History® Network.

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The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/booksThe Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/LoreLatest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now

Aug 19 2019

37mins

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Rank #6: 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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The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books

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

Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now

Feb 18 2019

35mins

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Rank #7: 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 #8: Episode 123: Unnoticed

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Home might very well be what you make it, but it’s not always about beautiful decorations and comfortable furnishings. Sometimes the places we live take on elements of our own personality. Even after we’ve moved on, those pieces remain behind, like echoes of another time—echoes that can still be felt today.


This episode of Lore was sponsored by:

  • Casper: Discover Casper’s new Hybrid mattress, which combines the pressure relief of their award-winning foam with durable-yet-gentle springs. Try it for 100 nights—risk-free—in your own home. Visit Casper.com/Lore to get $100 toward select mattresses by using the offer code LORE. Terms and conditions apply.
  • The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Listen or watch on your computer or mobile device. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore today to start your special FREE MONTH of unlimited access to their full lecture library—and don't miss my newest recommendation: Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature.
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Sep 16 2019

34mins

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Rank #9: 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 #10: Episode 84: A Family Affair

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Nothing is more magical than when a family works together. But when their talents seem to defy all logic and reason, it might not be a bad idea to dig deeper and look for the truth. Just be careful—the truth, it turns out, isn’t always that simple.

Apr 16 2018

33mins

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Rank #11: Episode 72: A Grave Mistake

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Humans have a seemingly never-ending list of fears. The dark of night, small spaces, open water…there doesn’t seem to be an area of life that doesn’t come with a few reasons to take pause and be afraid. But the greatest of those fears might just come at the end of our lives, and for over a century, that fear drove people to unimaginable things.

Oct 30 2017

43mins

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Rank #12: Episode 109: Assumption

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There’s a lot in life we can count on. Death, taxes, the sunrise, and political turmoil--these are all guaranteed, safe bets. But outside that, everything else is an assumption. And sometimes we get it tragically, horribly wrong.

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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

Mar 04 2019

33mins

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Rank #13: Episode 92: Stronger

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There is a lot in life that we can control, but no system is perfect. Every now and then, circumstances pull the rug out from underneath us and leave us powerless. But at least one surprise turn of events had a different affect, and the results have left us with questions that are still unanswered today.

Aug 06 2018

31mins

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Rank #14: 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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Official Lore Merchandise: www.lorepodcast.com/shop

Member-only Episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast

Oct 31 2016

28mins

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Rank #15: Trick or Treat 2017 - Set 2

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In this second Lore Trick or Treat 2017 set of stories, we explore the power of folklore and fate. A Head of Steam takes us on an eerie trip through the graveyard, while A Deadly Past shows us how sometimes our actions have a way of catching up with is.

Oct 23 2017

17mins

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Rank #16: Episode 110: Crooked

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Not everything can be perfect. Even when there’s a clean slate and we’re given the resources and tools to make something great, humans have a way of building their flaws into it. And while there are many examples of locations built on a crooked foundation, few have the haunting historical tales to back it up.

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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

Mar 18 2019

34mins

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Rank #17: 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:

Warby Parker: Boutique-quality eyewear at a revolutionary price. Visit WarbyParker.com/Lore today to select your top 5 frame choices for a free Home Try-On. Pick your favorite and then ship them back to have your Rx added. There's never any risk, and shipping is always free!

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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 #18: 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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Rank #19: 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 #20: Episode 85: Creature of Habit

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Our home is supposed to be a safe space where we are free to relax and enjoy life. History, though, contains stories that break that mould. Places where people want to live in peace, and yet find themselves at odds with forces beyond their control. And if there’s a logical reason, it might very well be buried in the past.

Apr 30 2018

34mins

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