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Author: 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.

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Episode 129: Digging Deep

Episode 129: Digging Deep

2019-11-1100:37:2211

The longer humans stay in one place, the more progress and community we seem to create. But at the same time, we bring our darkness with us, and over time it begins to stain a place with shadows of pain and tragedy. And the older the city, the darker the mark.This episode of Lore was sponsored by: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 History of England: From the Tudors to the Stuarts.Squarespace: If you're passionate about it, show it off. Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support Build your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%.Fracture: Fracture wants to change the way you think about printing your photos. Instead of using paper, Fracture prints directly onto glass, and your photos have never looked better. Get 15% off your first order today at FractureMe.com/LORE, using the offer code LORE15.Show ResourcesEpisode Music: lorepodcast.com/musicEpisode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sourcesLore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Most of our life is spent looking for things. Companionship, security, even our lost keys. But above all of that is our search for answers, and the way human beings have tried to find them has lead to all manner of frightening situations.* * *Episode Sponsors:SimpliSafe: Secure your home with 24/7 professional monitoring for just $15 a month. Visit SimpliSafe.com/LORE, and you’ll get FREE shipping and a 60-day risk free trial.Casper: Discover Casper’s new Hybrid mattress, which combines the pressure relief of their award-winning foam with durable-yet-gentle springs. Try it for 100 nights—risk-free—in your own home. Visit Casper.com/Lore to get $100 toward select mattresses by using the offer code LORE. Terms and conditions apply.Fracture: Fracture wants to change the way you think about printing your photos. Instead of using paper, Fracture prints directly onto glass, and your photos have never looked better. Get 15% off your first order today at FractureMe.com/LORE, using the offer code LORE15.* * *Lore ResourcesEpisode Music: lorepodcast.com/musicEpisode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sourcesLore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 127: Tipping the ScalesIf you flip through the pages of history long enough, you’ll eventually run into stories about life out of balance, and how something—fate or chance or something otherworldly—has stepped in to make it right. In fact, some of those stories have become a part of our modern popular culture—all despite the deadly stories at their center.This episode of Lore was sponsored by:Fracture: Fracture wants to change the way you think about printing your photos. Instead of using paper, Fracture prints directly onto glass, and your photos have never looked better. Get 15% off your first order today at FractureMe.com/LORE, using the offer code LORE15.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: Warriors, Queens and Intellectuals: 36 Great Women before 1400.Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, and claim your $110 bonus offer, which includes postage, a digital scale, and zero commitment. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE.Lore ResourcesEpisode Music: lorepodcast.com/musicEpisode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sourcesLore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 126: Aftershocks

Episode 126: Aftershocks

2019-10-1400:37:1543

Some places in our world have a dark legacy. Prior failures. Shameful acts. Painful tragedy. Even though it all took place long before we arrived there, we can still feel the tremors of that darkness—and the stories about their source are deeply chilling.* * *This episode of Lore was sponsored by:Away: Away creates thoughtful travel products designed to change how you see the world. Because getting Away means getting more out of every trip. For $20 off a suitcase, visit AwayTravel.com/LORE and use promo code LORE during checkout!Audible: Audible is offering our listeners a 30-day trial membership. Just browse the unmatched selection of audio programs, download a free title, and start listening—it’s that easy. To get started today, just visit Audible.com/lore or text “LORE” to 500-500.Squarespace: If you're passionate about it, show it off. Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support Build your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%.* * *Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/musicEpisode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sourcesLore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 125: Paper Trails

Episode 125: Paper Trails

2019-10-0700:34:1543

Everyone longs for someone. That special partner who can enter their life and make is something better, something more. And while dating has taken many forms over the years, nothing is like a good, old fashioned personal ad—or the people who took advantage of them.* * *This episode of Lore was sponsored by:HelloFresh: Save time and frustration, and get delicious, healthy, honest meals delivered straight to your door, with all the instructions and ingredients prepped and ready to go. Subscribe today at HelloFresh.com/LORE80, and be sure to use the offer code LORE80 to save $80 off your first month.Harry’s: You deserve a great shave at a fair price. Get your free starter kit delivered straight to your door, which includes a weighted razor handle, moisturizing shave cream, a precision-engineered 5-blade cartridge, and a handy travel cover. Visit Harrys.com/lore to get yours today.Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, and claim your $110 bonus offer, which includes postage, a digital scale, and zero commitment. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE.* * *Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/musicEpisode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sourcesLore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 124: To Die For

Episode 124: To Die For

2019-09-3000:35:1550

Everyone wants to look good. And while there’s nothing wrong with beauty, sometimes people have made sacrifices—both willing and unaware—in the pursuit of it. After looking through the pages of history, though, that hasn’t always been a good thing.* * *This episode of Lore was sponsored by:Bombas: Get your hands on the best socks your feet have ever experienced, and Bombas will donate a pair to a person in need. Save 20% on your first purchase when you shop at Bombas.com/LORE.Fracture: Fracture wants to change the way you think about printing your photos. Instead of using paper, Fracture prints directly onto glass, and your photos have never looked better. Get 15% off your first order today at FractureMe.com/LORE, using the offer code LORE15.Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, and claim your $110 bonus offer, which includes postage, a digital scale, and zero commitment. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE.* * *Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/musicEpisode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sourcesLore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 123: Unnoticed

Episode 123: Unnoticed

2019-09-1600:34:2360

Home might very well be what you make it, but it’s not always about beautiful decorations and comfortable furnishings. Sometimes the places we live take on elements of our own personality. Even after we’ve moved on, those pieces remain behind, like echoes of another time—echoes that can still be felt today.* * *This episode of Lore was sponsored by:Casper: Discover Casper’s new Hybrid mattress, which combines the pressure relief of their award-winning foam with durable-yet-gentle springs. Try it for 100 nights—risk-free—in your own home. Visit Casper.com/Lore to get $100 toward select mattresses by using the offer code LORE. Terms and conditions apply.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: Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature.Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, and claim your $110 bonus offer, which includes postage, a digital scale, and zero commitment. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE.* * *Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/musicEpisode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sourcesLore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 122: The Shortest StrawHuman nature has a number of powerful, universal characteristics. Our need for community. Our love of storytelling. Our seemingly infinite capacity to adapt and thrive. But some of the most terrifying events in history find their root in one other: our will to survive.* * *This episode of Lore was sponsored by:Squarespace: If you're passionate about it, show it off. Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support Build your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%.ZipRecruiter: Post your job opening to over 100 job sites with a single click, and then let their powerful technology connect the best candidates to you inside their easy-to-use Dashboard. Discover for yourself why ZipRecruiter is used by businesses of all sizes to find the most qualified job candidates with immediate results. Visit ZipRecruiter.com/lore today to get start posting jobs for free.Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, and claim your $110 bonus offer, which includes postage, a digital scale, and zero commitment. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE.* * *Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music/122Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources/122Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 121: Uninvited Guest

Episode 121: Uninvited Guest

2019-08-1900:38:5556

Some threats to our safety and well-being are obvious and easy to spot from a mile away. Over the course of history, people have become very skilled at looking for danger and avoiding it. But some threats are more difficult to spot—and once they strike, the results can be deadly.* * *This episode of Lore was sponsored by:Casper: Discover Casper’s new Hybrid mattress, which combines the pressure relief of their award-winning foam with durable-yet-gentle springs. Try it for 100 nights—risk-free—in your own home. Visit Casper.com/Lore to get $100 toward select mattresses by using the offer code LORE. Terms and conditions apply.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”...created in partnership with History® Network.Fracture: Fracture wants to change the way you think about printing your photos. Instead of using paper, Fracture prints directly onto glass, and your photos have never looked better. Get 15% off your first order today at FractureMe.com/LORE, using the offer code LORE15.* * *The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/booksThe Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/LoreLatest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Human ambition has led us to some amazing achievements, and taken us to unexplored places. But it has also lured us into places where there is a lot more fear and danger than we are used to, and the stories that have grown out of that world have left the world a richer—and more frightening—place.* * *This episode of Lore was sponsored by:Squarespace: If you're passionate about it, show it off. Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support Build your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%.HelloFresh: Save time and frustration, and get delicious, healthy, honest meals delivered straight to your door, with all the instructions and ingredients prepped and ready to go. Subscribe today at HelloFresh.com/LORE80, and be sure to use the offer code LORE80 to save $80 off your first month.Audible: Audible is offering our listeners a free audiobook with a 30-day trial membership. Just browse the unmatched selection of audio programs, download a free title, and start listening—it’s that easy. To get started today, just visit Audible.com/lore or text “LORE” to 500-500.* * *The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/booksThe Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/LoreLatest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
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vinayak pandey

One of the most brilliant and spine chilling episodes. Great work.

Nov 12th
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Terra

Lovely

Nov 11th
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Dana Pellegrino

The part about Bouddica reminded me of Daenerys. I wonder if George R. R. Martin was inspired by her or if it's just a coincidence.

Nov 11th
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Justin Schreurs

good stories, but should hire a better narrator...even Amazon stopped his monotone voice and just acted out the shows completely in season 2 of lore.

Nov 11th
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Kassandra Tobeck

yes! you finally owened your pun!

Nov 9th
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Christine de Souza

Incredible episode!

Nov 7th
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Zoe Rosa Mcintyre-Hudson

Love your podcast! :D

Nov 7th
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Curtis Miles

Wait... How did horses leave the stable and climb his stairs? Did his crazy, not dead, zombie wife make them do that?

Nov 6th
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Shreyas Shriwastav

https://curiosity.com/topics/how-the-trial-by-fire-was-a-surprisingly-accurate-test-of-guilt-curiosity?utm_source=androidapp An article I had read a while ago by Curiosity on the "trail by fire." An interesting read, I must say.

Nov 5th
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Sarah Robinson

how do we know the guy was really guilty and what really happened? did he write it before he died?

Nov 4th
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Gabbie Gros

the music to begin this episode was actually used in an anime opening! I absolutely love it. Its gothic beauty and it evokes such emotion!!

Nov 2nd
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Gordy Jorgenson

hey its that guy from that old extreme top10 nature show

Oct 31st
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Jennifer Lee Smith

Hi

Oct 31st
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Brent Smith

wait why is old town road playing in the background at 8 minutes 30 seconds 4 years before it was a hit!?!

Oct 30th
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EJ

Im learning English, and these podcasts are really useful not only for my English, but also for my knowledge, and also i like the way you lead the story, thanks♥️

Oct 30th
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Professor Zwerver

this shit some fire 🔥🔥🔥

Oct 30th
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Rebecca Woods

Himeji Castle is pronounced him-ay-jee :)

Oct 30th
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Amy Linam

New Madrid is pronounced by locals "New Mad Rid" not "New Midrid" .

Oct 30th
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Jennifer Kimmy

I love these episodes. The amount of details and context around these stories are what drew me to this podcast. Unlike the other reviews, I really enjoy the background music. It sets the mood ❤️ Please make many more episodes!

Oct 27th
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HaulAway

16:55 sorry, but it's "foundering" not "fLoundering". It's a pet peeve of mine. Other than that, I really enjoyed this episode. It's the first I've listened to of this podcast. As a tall ship sailor, these spooky stories were perfect for Halloween time. :)

Oct 26th
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