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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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    • 4.7, 4.9K Ratings

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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.9K Ratings

4.9K Ratings

Demita ,

Great, Great pod

One of my favorites. All of the research, interviews, you can see how hard they all worked on this podcast. Such an interesting subject, on incredible tragedies. Thank you!

25Coraline ,

Amazing!!

History told so very well, and so in depth, by one of my favorite people to listen to, Aaron Mahnke. I’m an avid history buff and enjoy learning everything there is to know. The interviews with the historians were amazing, insightful, and informative without feeling disruptive to the flow of the show. Cannot wait for season 2.

Polisciw00t ,

Dry, but interesting

I wish this was more in the style of Uncivil, with more engaging (I hate the cliche but for lack of a better word “dramatic”) readings of primary sources, interviews with descendants of people who were there, etc. But as a scholarly endeavor, it’s fantastic. Eye opening, fascinating material, that made me think about Salem in a new way.

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