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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 Three: Jack the Ripper

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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 Three: Jack the Ripper

    INTERVIEW 4: Paul Begg

    INTERVIEW 4: Paul Begg

    Our interview with writer Paul Begg. To wrap up our exploration of Whitechapel in 1888, we turn to the historian and researcher whose dedication to the original documents laid the foundation for deep and rigorous study of the murders.

    • 2 hr 28 min
    INTERVIEW: Drew Gray

    INTERVIEW: Drew Gray

    Our interview with Dr. Drew Gray, historian of the 18th and 19th centuries, and Subject Lead in History at the University of Northampton. With Dr. Gray, we explore the history of police magistrate hearing, the development of Victorian model dwellings, and meditate on the power of the Ripper industry. 

    • 2 hr 19 min
    INTERVIEW: Louise Raw

    INTERVIEW: Louise Raw

    Our interview with Dr. Louise Raw, whose book, "Striking a Light," became a new landmark in British labor history. We explore her journey into historical writing, the process of discovering the matchwomen, and hear the stories that brought them to life for Dr. Raw and for all of us as well.

    • 3 hr
    INTERVIEW 1: Adam Wood

    INTERVIEW 1: Adam Wood

    Our interview with Adam Wood, publisher of Mango Books and executive editor of "Ripperologist Magazine." His book, "Donald Swanson: The Life and Times of a Victorian Detective," gave us a dramatic and on-the-ground perspective. Our conversation explores how it came to be and what the life of Donald Swanson offers to readers today.

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Never Done

    Never Done

    Cases were closed and the files were sealed. Investigators went back to careers scattered across the British empire. It would be decades before their conclusions would shed light on London's dark Autumn of Terror. It would be almost one hundred years before what they knew offered answers.

    • 47 min
    Making a Killing

    Making a Killing

    Turmoil swept England, from Whitechapel's mean streets to the halls of power. Public servants savaged each other in person and in the press. Blame was thrown on all sides. None of it helped. Vulnerable women continued to die.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7K Ratings

7K Ratings

DizzyMissLizzy85 ,

Season 1

As a descendant of Rebecca Nurse (my grandmother), I appreciate this perspective.

Nein64 ,

Fabulous

I love this podcast, unobscured. I also love lore and cabinet of curiosities! To tell the truth, any podcasts with Aaron Manake I would love n listen to over n over😉! His voice is perfect in storytelling. I hope, in the future, he has more podcasts coming because I will a faithful follower😊.

Folklore nerd ,

Highly recommend

It is such an informative and absolutely fascinating show that goes into not just the big picture, but the nuances or each of these events we take for granted. I love how at the end of the season, they give the full interview with the historians. Such a great show

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