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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 165: On the Line

    Episode 165: On the Line

    Some places seem to straddle the boundary between one world and another. It’s a feature than can often generate charm and beauty, but sometimes it creates darker things, as the history of these historic islands demonstrates so well.
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    • 35 min
    Episode 164: Loyal Companion

    Episode 164: Loyal Companion

    While animals have been our constant companions for thousands of years, one chapter of our long history together led to much more terrifying results.
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    • 33 min
    Episode 163: Persistence

    Episode 163: Persistence

    It should come as no surprise that one of humanity’s greatest qualities is also the tool with which it has committed much darker tragedies. Even far from the wilds of the Old World, that legacy was never far behind.
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    • 33 min
    Episode 162: By Design

    Episode 162: By Design

    In a world obsessed with fairytale endings, the most iconic type of setting for those stories turns out to also be home to some of the darkest histories around.
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    • 36 min
    Episode 161: Shell Game

    Episode 161: Shell Game

    Folklore is often born in moments were answers and hope seem lost, and few situations like that have generated more stories than the crucible of human conflict.
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    • 37 min
    Episode 160: Sleight of Hand

    Episode 160: Sleight of Hand

    One of the oldest beliefs in human history is also the root of countless stories in our collective folklore. But to understand the power of those tales, we need to understand the people who brought them to life.
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    • 36 min

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4.6 out of 5
39.6K Ratings

39.6K Ratings

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