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Author: Aaron Mahnke and Grim & Mild

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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 136: The Third Time

Episode 136: The Third Time

2020-02-1700:35:3529

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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: 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: Living History: Experiencing Great Events of the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, which includes free 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 Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 135: A Good Death

Episode 135: A Good Death

2020-02-0300:35:1542

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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: 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 gel, a precision-engineered 5-blade cartridge, and a handy travel cover. Visit Harrys.com/lore to get yours today. SimpliSafe: Secure your home with 24/7 professional monitoring for just $15 a month. Visit SimpliSafe.com/Lore today, and you’ll get FREE shipping and a 60-day risk free trial. 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 Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
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. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: 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. Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, which includes free 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 Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 133: Proof Positive

Episode 133: Proof Positive

2020-01-0600:35:4553

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. * * * Episode Sponsors: SimpliSafe: Secure your home with 24/7 professional monitoring for just $15 a month. Visit SimpliSafe.com/Lore today, and you’ll get FREE shipping and a 60-day risk free trial. 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. So go today to HelloFresh.com/lore10 and use code LORE10 during HelloFresh’s New Year’s sale, for 10 free meals, including free shipping. * * * Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 132: Puzzled

Episode 132: Puzzled

2019-12-2300:35:2044

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. ———————— 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. SimpliSafe: Secure your home with 24/7 professional monitoring for just $15 a month. Visit SimpliSafe.com/Lore today, and you’ll get FREE shipping and a 60-day risk free trial. Wellington: The 1st issue of the Lore-inspired comic book series, Wellington, has finally arrived. You can buy issues of the comic book online, in person at your local comic book shop, or even digital copies through Comixology. Grab your copy today, and buckle up for a dark adventure! ———————— Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 131: Sea of Change

Episode 131: Sea of Change

2019-12-0900:35:4049

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. * * * 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: The Real History of Secret Societies. 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. 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%. * * * Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 130: In Plain Sight

Episode 130: In Plain Sight

2019-11-2500:33:4353

Before cell phones and internet access, learning about the world around us took a lot of time. Along the way, there would be gaps in our knowledge—holes that human cultures tended to fill with folklore. And while the creatures they invented to fill those gaps were amazing, it’s how close they often got to reality that makes those stories truly frightening. 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. 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 Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 129: Digging Deep

Episode 129: Digging Deep

2019-11-1100:32:5452

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 Resources Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore 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 Resources Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 127: Tipping the Scales If 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. ——————— Lore Resources Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 126: Aftershocks

Episode 126: Aftershocks

2019-10-1400:34:4255

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. ——————— Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 125: Paper Trails

Episode 125: Paper Trails

2019-10-0700:31:1257

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. ——————— Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 124: To Die For

Episode 124: To Die For

2019-09-3000:32:1962

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. ——————— Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 123: Unnoticed

Episode 123: Unnoticed

2019-09-1600:30:5067

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. ——————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 122: The Shortest Straw Human 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. ——————— Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music/122 Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources/122 Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 121: Uninvited Guest

Episode 121: Uninvited Guest

2019-08-1900:34:5661

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. ——————— The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest 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. ——————— The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 119: Evolution

Episode 119: Evolution

2019-07-2200:32:5766

Some stories have been around for a very long time, and others are fairly new. One thing is certain, though: the tales we tell have a way of changing over time. But that doesn’t make them any less powerful—or any less frightening. ——————— The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 118: Ambition

Episode 118: Ambition

2019-07-0800:30:0260

Some people have a fire inside them that drives them to do great things. New discoveries, breakthrough inventions, or astonishing accomplishments. But some have harnessed that passion for something darker, and they’re actions have left a painful mark on history. ——————— The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Episode 117: Bones

Episode 117: Bones

2019-06-2400:32:0859

Episode 117: Bones Everything is built upon something else. Whether it is a mighty fortress, a simple home, or the very lives of the people around us, there’s a foundation beneath everything. But don’t let that strong, smooth layer fool you. There’s darkness down there, if you know where to look. ———————————————— The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
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Comments (897)

Meg Mo

Oh wow! I literally just listened to the Casefile episode about Blanche Taylor Moore yesterday - very similar case.

Feb 25th
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Junk Account

Has anyone else noticed episodes disappearing? For some reason I'm only being shown that there are 20 episodes total, when I know there's hundreds.

Feb 25th
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Kate El

The male platypus does have venomous spurs. Not sure if they can kill a dog, but it's incredibly painful for humans and can debilitate you for months

Feb 24th
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Lloyd Keith

where in the actual world did he hide these episodes

Feb 24th
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lorenzo leal jr.

what happened to all episodes, I had a list 8f all now theres only 20...!?

Feb 24th
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Yogesh Jai

why some episodes are missing??

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Shalenah Woolbright

what happened to all of the episodes?? I'm only seeing 1-21.

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Karen Ramos

it keeps cutting off right before they tell me about king's ghost 😭😭😭😭

Feb 19th
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Yasmine C

People are still superstitious about black dogs. That's why black dogs Aren't adopted as often as the other dogs in shelters, so more black dogs end up getting euthanized. Google it. It's really a thing. I have 2 small dogs, one white and one black. All people love the white one, but have a real problem being near the black one. Ridiculous.

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vinayak pandey

Very interesting episode

Feb 18th
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Joe Thomann

Cerebus is a comic book aardvark. Cerberus is the Hound of Hades.

Feb 17th
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Jennica Klemann

Outlander and Lore collide on Culloden ❣️

Feb 17th
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esv_eugene

I don't know If I like Charleston being roasted like that. it's a wonderful and beautiful city.

Feb 12th
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Toblondetohandle

I love falling asleep to this podcast the voice is so soothing.

Feb 11th
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Tracey Robertson

I love the stories but the piano in the background was too repetitive. It started to drive me nuts

Feb 2nd
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Sean Scully

ghost pictures? I think we can chalk that garbage up to "people used to not know better" ... I listened to a few minutes, but this episode is garbage.

Jan 31st
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BC

love how Aaron says, "Benjamin Harrison," like I have any idea that he was president or have any inkling of what he did as president.

Jan 26th
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Joanna Northrup

if it's Spokane, Wa.... it's pronounced spo-CAN.

Jan 25th
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Matthew Blauvelt

Hey, I love this episode

Jan 23rd
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Christine de Souza

Loved this one. Thanks, Aaron!

Jan 23rd
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