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Unobscured

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Rank #27 in History category

Society & Culture
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History
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History is full of stories we think we know. They are old and dark, but time has robbed us of perspective and clarity. They've become obscured and misunderstood. Which is why this series exists: to dig deep and shed light on some of history’s darkest moments. To help us better understand where we’ve come from. To make it Unobscured. Each season pairs narrative storytelling from Aaron Mahnke, creator of the hit podcast Lore, with prominent historian interviews. Season One: The Salem Witch Trials

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History is full of stories we think we know. They are old and dark, but time has robbed us of perspective and clarity. They've become obscured and misunderstood. Which is why this series exists: to dig deep and shed light on some of history’s darkest moments. To help us better understand where we’ve come from. To make it Unobscured. Each season pairs narrative storytelling from Aaron Mahnke, creator of the hit podcast Lore, with prominent historian interviews. Season One: The Salem Witch Trials

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Context is wonderful!

By musicalmal - May 16 2019
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Great podcast! I loved this podcast and can’t wait to hear what’s next!

Entertaining and informative

By LadyJ1998 - Apr 19 2019
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Has a lot of information put together in a way that is easy to follow.

iTunes Ratings

4902 Ratings
Average Ratings
4130
385
147
87
153

Context is wonderful!

By musicalmal - May 16 2019
Read more

Great podcast! I loved this podcast and can’t wait to hear what’s next!

Entertaining and informative

By LadyJ1998 - Apr 19 2019
Read more

Has a lot of information put together in a way that is easy to follow.

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Unobscured

Updated 21 days ago

Rank #27 in History category

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History is full of stories we think we know. They are old and dark, but time has robbed us of perspective and clarity. They've become obscured and misunderstood. Which is why this series exists: to dig deep and shed light on some of history’s darkest moments. To help us better understand where we’ve come from. To make it Unobscured. Each season pairs narrative storytelling from Aaron Mahnke, creator of the hit podcast Lore, with prominent historian interviews. Season One: The Salem Witch Trials

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: Unobscured RSS

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Jul 09 2018
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Rank #2: Unobscured - Season 1 - Trailer

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History is full of stories we think we know. They are old and dark, but time has robbed us of perspective and clarity. They've become obscured and misunderstood. Which is why this series exists: to dig deep and shed light on some of history’s darkest moments. To help us better understand where we’ve come from. To make it Unobscured. Each season pairs narrative storytelling from Aaron Mahnke, the creator the hit podcast Lore, with prominent historian interviews.Season One: The Salem Witch Trials

Sep 26 2018
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Rank #3: 01 | The Arrival

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The stage is set, the characters are introduced, and the spell is cast. Welcome to Salem Village, home to a diverse and complicated gathering of families and personalities. It is a pile of dry kindling, and the match is about to be struck.

Oct 03 2018
41 mins
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Rank #4: 02 | The Outsiders

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Even though Salem had been without an official charter from England for almost a decade, there was no question that witchcraft was still a crime. The only question left was how to handle them, and the answer would involve pitting a group of outsiders against a few powerful insiders. 

Oct 10 2018
44 mins
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Rank #5: 03 | By the Book

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As the first suspects are rounded up and questioned by the biased and partisan officials, their confessions unleash more trouble than relief. And as the number of witches multiplies, so too does the number of accusers. In an increasingly uncertain time, the Village leans on its faith.

Oct 17 2018
48 mins
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Rank #6: 04 | The Refugees

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While the events of the Salem witch trials began within the borders of the Salem village community, many of the forces that drove it forward were external. As we're about to see, Salem was full of more than stories about witchcraft—and those external threats were about to come home.

Oct 24 2018
34 mins
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Rank #7: 05 | A Higher Power

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Some people saw the growing witch panic in Salem as a threat to their lives, and they tried to run and hide. Others saw an opportunity for profit and advancement. Through it all, though, the fire would continue to burn, and unlikely individuals would be caught up in the blaze.

Oct 31 2018
42 mins
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Rank #8: 06 | Consequences

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Until now, the daily flood of examinations had been a temporary fix while everyone waited for the new government to set up an official trial. For many, that trial would represent hope and conclusion. For some, however, it would extract a heavy, deadly price.

Nov 07 2018
41 mins
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Rank #9: 07 | She Is One Of Us

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It's easy for a community to turn on the outsiders among them. The Salem witch trials had become a textbook example of this over the first few months. But in July of 1692, all of that changed. As the Court of Oyer and Terminer rolled full speed ahead, it seems anyone could be a witch.

Nov 14 2018
38 mins
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Rank #10: 08 | King and Queen

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As the trials continued to roll forward in Salem, crushing more and more lives beneath its wheels, the panic began to spread outside its borders. In the community of Andover, those old fears found a new home—and the results would defy all expectations.

Nov 21 2018
51 mins
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