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Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (now also 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 (now also 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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Lore Bites 10: One Last Kiss

    Lore Bites 10: One Last Kiss

    How one victim of tragedy has gone on to prevent so many more.

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    Lore Bites are a perk offered only to our paid Apple Podcasts subscribers, as a thank you for such generous support. Look for new episodes each Wednesday morning.

    This episode was researched, written and produced by Aaron Mahnke, with music by Chad Lawson.

    Episode 216: Tales of Wonder

    Episode 216: Tales of Wonder

    Some of the most unusual stories in history have a connection to something many of us have living right inside our homes. But just because they’re familiar doesn’t mean they aren’t chilling.

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    This episode of Lore was sponsored by:


    BetterHelp: This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Join over a million other people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced BetterHelp counselor. Visit BetterHelp.com/LORE today for 10% off your first month.
    Squarespace: Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support. Start your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%.
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    • 30 min
    Lore Bites 9: The Assassin

    Lore Bites 9: The Assassin

    One woman’s reputed power to kill with her mind, and the true story behind the legend.

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    Lore Bites are a perk offered only to our paid Apple Podcasts subscribers, as a thank you for such generous support. Look for new episodes each Wednesday morning.

    This episode was researched, written and produced by Aaron Mahnke, with music by Chad Lawson.

    REMASTERED – Episode 39: Take the Stand

    REMASTERED – Episode 39: Take the Stand

    In this remastered episode, we return to the courtroom for a look at a most unusual case. This classic episode has been completely re-recorded and re-produced, along with a brand new bonus story at the end. Enjoy!

    Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke, with additional help from GennaRose Nethercott and Harry Marks.

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    Lore Resources: 


    Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music 
    Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources 
    All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com

    ©2022 Aaron Mahnke. All rights reserved.
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    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min
    Lore Bites 8: A Peculiar Sign

    Lore Bites 8: A Peculiar Sign

    A blizzard, a busy tavern, and a mysterious visitor who seems both out of place and right at home.

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    Lore Bites are a perk offered only to our paid Apple Podcasts subscribers, as a thank you for such generous support. Look for new episodes each Wednesday morning.

    This episode was researched, written and produced by Aaron Mahnke, with music by Chad Lawson.

    Episode 215: Mind Over Matter

    Episode 215: Mind Over Matter

    Some of the most bizarre celebrities of the past all fall under one umbrella, and you won’t need an Ouija board to guess how their careers ended.

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    This episode of Lore was sponsored by:


    SimpliSafe: Secure your home with 24/7 professional monitoring for just $15 a month. No contracts, no salespeople, just simple and easy security. Visit SimpliSafe.com/Lore to save 50% on any new system.
    BetterHelp: This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Join over a million other people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced BetterHelp counselor. Visit BetterHelp.com/LORE today for 10% off your first month.
    Squarespace: Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support. Start your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%.

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    Lore Resources: 


    Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music 
    Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources 
    All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com

    ©2022 Aaron Mahnke. All rights reserved.
    Access premium content!: https://www.patreon.com/lorepodcast
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
42.7K Ratings

42.7K Ratings

sweetcountry girl ,

A thousand times, yes.

Listening to Aaron Mahnke talk is the podcast version of Morgan Freeman, so wonderful to listen to. I would totally listen to him if he were to read off my grocery list or the menu at McDonald’s.

Leo.w.r ,

Hi! Brilliant Podcast!

Hi! I’ve been listening to Lore on and off again over the years on a couple of different platforms. Every time I start listening again, it feels like I’m catching up with an old friend. I am so glad to be listening again and look forward to catching up on the episodes I’ve missed.

As someone who goes through occasional struggles with mental health issues, which account for the periods of my lapse in listening, I appreciate you talking about BetterHelp and the importance of taking care of one’s mental health.

afternoonowl ,

Excellent storytelling

Aaron is a great writer and storyteller—he infuses his stories with modern comparisons and deep historical context. I’ve been listening from the beginning and I love how the series has evolved into a polished, but still true to its roots, production. Well done, Aaron, and I hope someday you own up to intending each and every pun.

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