150 episodes

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

    • History
    • 4.8, 171 Ratings

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 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
    Episode 145: Invention

    Episode 145: Invention

    Human ingenuity knows no bounds. Along with creating all manner of new technology, and ever more complex levels of knowledge, another thing we are good at inventing is ourselves. And sometimes that alteration can become the stuff of legend.
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    Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music 

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    Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now 

    • 33 min
    Episode 144: Birds of Prey

    Episode 144: Birds of Prey

    Folklore is often about danger and how we, as a community, might avoid it. But real life sometimes becomes a mirror of those fears, and leaves us wondering why no one saw it coming.
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    This episode of Lore was sponsored by:


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    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 Greek World: A Study of History and Culture.


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    Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music 

    Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources 

    Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now 

    • 37 min
    Episode 143: Inside Information

    Episode 143: Inside Information

    Some of the oldest and most popular parts of folklore are the ghost stories. Whether told around a campfire, or red about in the safety a well-lit room, they are always fun, and often chilling. But there’s so much more to ghosts than wispy visions and rattling chains.
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    Lore Resources: 

    Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music 

    Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources 

    Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now 

    • 36 min
    Episode 142: Reflections

    Episode 142: Reflections

    There’s a lot that science has explained away. Mysteries that left us cowering in fear. Events that challenged our feelings of security and control. But even after all that progress, there are still some unexplained stories that left to haunt us.
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    This episode of Lore was sponsored by:


    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: Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites.



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    Lore Resources: 

    Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music 

    Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources 

    Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now 

    • 35 min
    Episode 141: Stains

    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.
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    This episode of Lore was sponsored by:


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    Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music 

    Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources 

    Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now 

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 Ratings

cup-o-soup ,

Hi

Love the podcast. Just came on to say hi, as you like it when people say hi 👋

Sandip Nambiar ,

An interesting podcast !!

There is a wide range of interesting material covered in this podcast. Aaron and his team has done a great job. The music which is both haunting and beautiful compliments the episodes. Great work guys.

TheChipVan ,

Food for the Ears !!!

Lore’s reputation speaks for itself, and sets a level other podcasts strive to reach. Educational, entertaining and totally engrossing. I love the stories and the random nods to my home country, Ireland.

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