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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 136: The Third Time

    Episode 136: The Third Time

    Folklore is our legacy. We humans have carried it with us everywhere we’ve gone in the world, and it anchors us to our roots and our community. But it also does something else: it gives us a place to hide our fear, to put it on a leash and control it. And there’s one story in particular that does that better than most.
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    Episode 135: A Good Death

    Episode 135: A Good Death

    We like it when things go according to plan. Even when it comes to death, we long to have some semblance of control over our path. So when those best-laid plans are disrupted by the unexpected, it’s only natural to assume the worst.
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    Episode 134: Disturbing the Peace

    Episode 134: Disturbing the Peace

    Episode 134: Disturbing the Peace
    There’s nothing more certain in life than death. No matter how rewarding or challenging our days on this planet might be, for as long as humans have been around, we’ve viewed death as something akin to slumber, however natural or untimely it might be. But not all that sleep are left undisturbed.
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    We’ll always get the future wrong, so you better get life insurance right. Policygenius makes finding the right life insurance a breeze, and could save $1500 or more per year. Find your best price and apply online at Policygenius.com. 


    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: A Historian Goes to the Movies: Ancient Rome.



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    Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now

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    Episode 133: Proof Positive

    Episode 133: Proof Positive

    The human tendency to study the unknown—to dig deep and search for the bedrock of truth at the bottom of the mystery—is one of our most enduring qualities. But while that tenacity has helped scientists unlock much of our world, it has also led us to unusual ideas. And you’d be surprised what they recorded about it.
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    • 36 min
    Episode 132: Puzzled

    Episode 132: Puzzled

    We all love a good hiding place. Whether it’s the child who tucks the key to their diary under their pillow, or the parent who hides away the holiday gifts, humans have proven themselves to be fond of secret places. But if the stories are any indication, there’s one place in England that was better than most at doing what we love.
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    Episode 131: Sea of Change

    Episode 131: Sea of Change

    While the ocean represents opportunity and hope to a lot of people, it also holds more mystery than most of feel comfortable with. Yes, we’ve explored it in search of new lands and discoveries, but we’ve also lost so much in the process. Amazingly, though, some things that are lost occasionally return.
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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 Real History of Secret Societies.



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    Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now 

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Customer Reviews

ImACliche ,

Atmosphere

Pairs well with a dark room, 100’s of lit candles, and a bottle of dark red wine.

NHBek ,

Almost Correct

I love Lore and all of Aaron’s other endeavors. I am, however disappointed in the episode about black dogs. The story of the Abingdon MA ponies being killed make the dog of the story seem a giant. At no point does Aaron let the listener know that the ponies in question are Shetland ponies. Because of this fact, the dog in the story could simply be a large breed dog such as a Great Dane or Rottweiler.

Supernatural is Real! ,

I love LORE

Hi Aaron, I’ve been listening to Lore for almost a year. I really enjoy these stories from way before my time. I love dark history. I think the world is a dark history we live in and try bringing light into the darkness as we live each day.

Thanks for helping my days go better!
Alesha S!

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