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Lore

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Rank #9 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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30662 Ratings
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25545
2005
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By mmolina6 - Jun 12 2019
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I've been a 5 year listener. Sometimes I go back and listen to some of my favorites again. :)

Awesome

By mmolina6 - Jun 12 2019
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I've been a 5 year listener. Sometimes I go back and listen to some of my favorites again. :)

iTunes Ratings

30662 Ratings
Average Ratings
25545
2005
810
472
1830

Awesome

By mmolina6 - Jun 12 2019
Read more
I've been a 5 year listener. Sometimes I go back and listen to some of my favorites again. :)

Awesome

By mmolina6 - Jun 12 2019
Read more
I've been a 5 year listener. Sometimes I go back and listen to some of my favorites again. :)
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Lore

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #9 in History category

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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
21 mins
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Rank #2: 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.
Jan 21 2019
34 mins
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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.
Feb 04 2019
44 mins
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Rank #4: 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
21 mins
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Rank #5: 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.
Jan 07 2019
37 mins
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Rank #6: 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
33 mins
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Rank #7: 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
43 mins
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Rank #8: 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.
Feb 18 2019
35 mins
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Rank #9: 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
31 mins
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Rank #10: 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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Oct 31 2016
28 mins
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Rank #11: 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

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Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Feb 20 2017
28 mins
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Rank #12: 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
32 mins
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Rank #13: 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
34 mins
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Rank #14: 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
37 mins
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Rank #15: 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
30 mins
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Rank #16: 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
21 mins
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Rank #17: 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
39 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 91: Beneath the Surface

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Islands have served a variety of functions for people over the years. They can be a place of safety and privacy, or of simplicity and escape. But islands have played host to other less savory events over the years. And just because they can be small, it doesn’t mean they can’t be dark.
Jul 23 2018
31 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 94: Hard Rain

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Our understanding of the natural world is incredibly advanced compared to our ancestors from a few centuries ago. We have established rules and order to help us frame how everything works. On occasion, though, those rules have been broken, and the results have been absolutely terrifying.
Sep 03 2018
32 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 70: Familiar

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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.

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Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com

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Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Oct 02 2017
31 mins
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