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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 • 7.5K 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

    S4 – 1: In Search of a Friend

    S4 – 1: In Search of a Friend

    When she traded her name for an empire, Alexandra faced a world that bewildered her—imperial Russia. Even her wedding was overshadowed by death. The darkness of those waters left her searching for a lineline.

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    • 42 min
    S4 – 2: Man of Contradictions

    S4 – 2: Man of Contradictions

    His hometown was a crossroads. Money and merchandise passed him by, so when Grigory set out on the road himself, it just made since. But he walked into a future that no one could see coming.

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    • 36 min
    S4 – 3: Made Manifest

    S4 – 3: Made Manifest

    The Tsar and his people wrestled for control of the empire. A voice whispering that control was his divine right was exactly what Nicholas wanted to hear.

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    • 50 min
    S4 – 4: Sheep's Clothing

    S4 – 4: 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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    • 42 min
    S4 – 5: Standoff

    S4 – 5: 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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    • 40 min
    S4 – 6: Laying On of Hands

    S4 – 6: 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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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7.5K Ratings

7.5K Ratings

sweepallyear ,

Aaron Mahnke is a wonderful storyteller!

I love Lore and finished all the episodes so I was looking for another podcast to binge. I am so glad I tried Unobscured. It’s fascinating and very well researched. I love the historian interviews woven in as well. I could listen to Aaron Mahnke all day!

Lowell Dan Fine ,

History

Some very powerful stories about the pass that takes you beyond history books

Garfman72 ,

Boring

Total snoozefest

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