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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.

Lore Aaron Mahnke

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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.

    Episode 151: By the Book

    Episode 151: By the Book

    For a very long time, people have believed that our world is filled with magic. Secret knowledge and hidden truths that we can use to unlock power and privilege. It’s a belief that’s taken all shapes and forms, but there’s one common thread tying it all together: books.
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    • 38 min
    Episode 150: Addition

    Episode 150: Addition

    History can be easy to brush aside or paint over, giving us the illusion of control. But just because we can’t see the past doesn’t mean it’s not there, active and powerful, working behind the scenes to remind us of our tragedy and pain.
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    Grim & Mild: Check out the brand new shows from Lore creator Aaron Mahnke’s new production company, Grim & Mild. In August, American Shadows arrives to reveal forgotten tales from US history. And September brings us The Hidden Djinn, a 10-episode season exploring the folklore that gave us genies.

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    • 38 min
    Episode 149: Off Track

    Episode 149: Off Track

    History has proven just how good humans are at improving things, from weapons and tools to medicine and education. But some advancements come at a price, while creating some horrifying folklore in the process.
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    • 38 min
    Episode 148: Predictable

    Episode 148: Predictable

    If history has shown us anything, it’s that humans are easily motivated by fear. Just what some of those fears have been, though, is more than a little frightening.
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    • 35 min
    Episode 147: Contained

    Episode 147: Contained

    Humans have long practiced the art of building walls and fortresses in an effort to gain control or find safety. But no place is safe from the danger we bring upon ourselves, and sometimes those tragedies stay right where they started.
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    • 37 min
    Episode 146: A Great Weight

    Episode 146: A Great Weight

    Humans have spent thousands of years building systems to keep us as safe as possible. But eventually, each of us will have to stop and rest, letting down our guard and opening ourselves up to perhaps our darkest and oldest of enemies.
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    • 35 min

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