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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 Four: Grigori Rasputin

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    • 4.7 • 7.2K 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 Four: Grigori Rasputin

    Let This Cup Pass

    Let This Cup Pass

    It seemed Grigory Rasputin was untouchable. If the plots laid against him weren't exposed before they hatched, then the hands set against him failed in their courage at the last moment. But even for a man like Grigory, some day the charm runs out.
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    • 45 min
    A Time to Live

    A Time to Live

    The empire was bleeding. Who was to blame? As the accusations flew thick and fast, Grigory Rasputin proved once again that the ladder of chaos was an old friend.
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    • 46 min
    Great Will Be the Ruin

    Great Will Be the Ruin

    Grigory struggled to heal. But as he swam back to life, another more successful assassination shot a hole in divine autocracy, and The Great War swept over the empires of his world.
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    • 43 min
    Laying On of Hands

    Laying On of Hands

    Venomous rumors wrapped Rasputin and the Romanovs in a whirlwind. Grigory himself was at the center of the storm. But when the holy man seemed to promise the only path to healing, it made his grateful patrons turn a blind eye.
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    • 48 min
    Standoff

    Standoff

    Nicholas and Alexandra found themselves in an endless cascade of battles. Comfort and rest was in short supply. Every path before them seemed to lead to the same dead end. But one voice promised to guide them home.
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    • 45 min
    Sheep's Clothing

    Sheep's Clothing

    At the right hand of the Tsar, Grigory Rasputin turned his newfound power and prestige to vicious ends. And he wasn't the only one. Predators across the empire were howling for blood.
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7.2K Ratings

7.2K Ratings

MeltedMel71 ,

Liked Salem witch trials but loved Rasputin

Really good, thoroughly researched and well-told historical deep dives into mysterious topics. Thank you!

noob5627 ,

Pretty good👏

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Piggers_R1985 ,

Excellent.

I’ve listened to every season but this latest season about Rasputin really is my favorite. I was born in Russia and moved to the states @ the age of 10, a few years after communism fell in 1991. My hometown is Ekaterinburg which is where Tsar Nicholas & his family were gunned down by the Bolsheviks in 1917. I grew up knowing stories about Rasputin and the last royal family of my home country but this is the most in depth study of him and the Tsar I’ve ever heard. Thank you Aaron for always delivering excellent storytelling paired with historical research. It is fascinating to learn new things about all of this.

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