Lore

By Aaron Mahnke

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 Nov 27, 2019


 Nov 16, 2019
Creepy af. Love it!

Wow Jeff
 Nov 14, 2019
I like the style, but not the content.

Faris
 Nov 3, 2019
Amazing podcast love it but its needs to be creapear and gorear for efects by the way i'm a child frum texas

Jenni
 Oct 17, 2019
I love this podcast! Aaron is a fantastic storyteller. The stories are interesting and sometimes mind boggling, but never boring. I haven't yet listened to his other podcasts, but plan to do so. That is, if I can stop listening to this one!

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<p>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.</p>

Episode Date
Episode 130: In Plain Sight
2230
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
Nov 25, 2019
Episode 129: Digging Deep
2155
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
Nov 11, 2019
Episode 128: A Hole in the Head
2275
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
Oct 28, 2019
Episode 127: Tipping the Scales
2014
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. <hr style="width:100%; margin:10px" /> 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 Resources Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Oct 21, 2019
Episode 126: Aftershocks
2265
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
Oct 14, 2019
Episode 125: Paper Trails
2085
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
Oct 07, 2019
Episode 124: To Die For
2145
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
Sep 30, 2019
Episode 123: Unnoticed
2060
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. Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Sep 16, 2019
Episode 122: The Shortest Straw
2205
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. * * * 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
Sep 02, 2019
Episode 121: Uninvited Guest
2238
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
Aug 19, 2019
Episode 120: Whistle While You Work
2178
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
Aug 05, 2019
Episode 119: Evolution
2127
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. * * * 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. 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. 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/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Jul 22, 2019
Episode 118: Ambition
1952
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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Native: Native creates safe, effective personal care products that use trusted ingredients and performance. For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com and use promo code LORE during checkout. 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: Years That Changed History : 1215. 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%. * * * The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Jul 08, 2019
Episode 117: Bones
2078
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. ———————————————— 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. • 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. • 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/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Jun 24, 2019
Episode 116: Something Blue
2138
No one likes to be sick, and yet it is one of the most dependable things in life. We will all, at some point, become ill, and when we do, the most important thing in our world will be recovery and wellness. Many simply wait for nature to take its course, but history is full of takes of those who have taken it a bit too far. * * * 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%. 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: Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City. 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/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Jun 10, 2019
Episode 115: Perspective
2218
The way we explain the world around us is determined by the lens we view it through, especially when events sit outside the realm of the believable. And no better moment in time can illustrate that idea better than the perfect storm of fear and paranoia that descended on a New England village a handful of centuries ago. * * * 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. 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. * * * The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
May 27, 2019
Episode 114: The Gateway
2295
Most locations have an isolated history that is unique to them and only them. But some places have served as the entry point for a bigger idea and a larger impact on history as a whole. Sadly, that sort of significance always seems to come at a price, and it’s a cost that’s difficult to forget. * * * 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 40 DAYS of unlimited access to their full lecture library—and don't miss my newest recommendation: The History of Ancient Egypt. 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%. * * * The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
May 13, 2019
Episode 113: Word of Mouth
2175
Throughout history, cultures around the world have explored the world of medicine in search of tools that can heal our bodies. We’ve used plants and minerals, of course, but the most powerful tool might also be the most taboo—and it’s been right in front of us the entire time. * * * The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Apr 29, 2019
Episode 112: Facets
2065
Of all the parts of life that we can depend on, one of the darkest parts is loss. That’s the trouble with being surrounded by mortal, fragile human beings; at some point, the people we love won’t be here anymore. Which is why the mourning process is the playground for all sorts of powerful bits of folklore. * * * The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Apr 15, 2019
Episode 111: Inside Job
2132
The deepest mysteries come from the places we haven’t fully explored, or where we lack the control that makes us feel safe. And yet one of the most universally mysterious places of all is closer than you might believe. It’s the best kept secret everyone has been sleeping through. * * * The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Apr 01, 2019
Episode 110: Crooked
2069
Not everything can be perfect. Even when there’s a clean slate and we’re given the resources and tools to make something great, humans have a way of building their flaws into it. And while there are many examples of locations built on a crooked foundation, few have the haunting historical tales to back it up. * * * The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Mar 18, 2019
Episode 109: Assumption
2035
There’s a lot in life we can count on. Death, taxes, the sunrise, and political turmoil--these are all guaranteed, safe bets. But outside that, everything else is an assumption. And sometimes we get it tragically, horribly wrong. * * * The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Mar 04, 2019
Episode 108: Debris
2132
Our oceans are some of the most remote regions on the planet. Because of that, people have filled that darkness and space with stories that reflect our common fears and deepest suspicious. Unfortunately, the pages of history offer less reason than we might hope for, leaving us to wonder exactly what might be out there, lurking beneath the waves. * * * The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Feb 18, 2019
Episode 107: Sight Unseen
2660
We like to think we’ll see it coming. That we can plan ahead and prepare—even defend ourselves. But death comes in all shapes and sizes, sometimes so small and featureless that it slips through our carefully constructed defenses without us even knowing. And history shows us that all of us should be worried about that. * * * The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Feb 04, 2019
Episode 106: The Collection
2068
Humans have a tendency to collect things. From baseball cards to Twitter followers, we enjoy bringing everything into one place. But when that collection represents the very worst of humanity—both in how it’s managed and where it comes from—the act of collecting comes with dire consequences. * * * The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Jan 21, 2019
Episode 105: Layers
2260
We love to simplify things. Easy is better than complex, after all, and simple things are easy to understand. Sadly, though, the people around us are far from simple; they are complex and layered, with deep, hidden stories just waiting to be discovered. * * * The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Jan 07, 2019
Episode 104: Anchored
1920
The ocean is very good at taking things from us, but we are equally skilled at not forgetting. Still, no matter how many stories we tell about lost ships and vanished loved ones, it will never bring them back. At least, that’s what most people believe. * * * The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Dec 21, 2018
Episode 103: Disappointment
2041
Humanity is fueled by hope. We hope for improvement, and dream of a day when things get better than they are right now. And for a very long time, there have been certain people who have taken advantage of that hope. What they deliver instead is an unexpected dose of darkness. * * * The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Dec 10, 2018
Episode 102: Devil in the Details
2032
Most of us live incredibly busy lives, and because of all that distraction, we tend to miss the little things. Whether it’s a forgotten birthday, or the small puddle of water beneath your water heater in the basement, not noticing things can have consequences. And sometimes, those details can be a matter of life and death. * * * The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
Nov 26, 2018
Episode 101: Worn Away
2022
Like a well-loved pair of shoes, or those jeans you bought in college and never gave up on, some things become worn out over time. But when that thing is a physical location, eroded away by thousands of years of human activity and deep, rich folklore, what sort of nightmares might we expect to pour in through the hole? There’s only one way to find out.
Nov 12, 2018
Episode 100: Home Sweet Home
2603
Every movement has a seed, that spark that sets the fire ablaze. But this spark is more than just a murder mystery, or a treasure hunt, or even a haunting unlike any other. This one is all three. Which may explain why a century and a half later, the world is still reeling from its impact.
Oct 29, 2018
Episode 99: Out For Blood
1872
Each of us holds inside ourselves a precious cargo. It is the key to life, and a worthy sacrifice when important things are on the line. And yet it also sits at the center of some of our greatest fears. After all, if something’s precious, there’s always someone who wants to steal it.
Oct 22, 2018
Episode 98: Never Alone
2171
When tragedy strikes and poor choices haunt us, sometimes the only thing we can do is move on and build on the ashes of the past. But there are places where that hasn’t worked out so well. In fact, sometimes the worst thing we can do to history is bury it.
Oct 15, 2018
Episode 97: Misplaced
2013
For thousands of years, humans have built rules and procedures for handling the various curveballs that life throws our way—and we place a lot of trust in those systems. Most of the time, it all works properly, but there are moments when human nature and our belief in the unusual throw a wrench in the gears.
Oct 08, 2018
Episode 96: The Long Good-Bye
2099
Life is full of challenges. From learning new skills to climbing the social ladder, most people struggle with the hurdles we’re forced to overcome. But when it’s all said and done, few things are as difficult as something all of us will have to face some day: saying good-bye.
Oct 01, 2018
Episode 95: Out of Sight
1934
Few things disappoint us more than when our expectations aren’t met. We expect to be loved, or to be rewarded for our hard work. And above all, we expect the people in our lives to always be there. Which is why it’s so frightening to hear stories of those who don’t—of people who were right there, where they should be, only to disappear without explanation.
Sep 17, 2018
Episode 94: Hard Rain
1975
Our understanding of the natural world is incredibly advanced compared to our ancestors from a few centuries ago. We have established rules and order to help us frame how everything works. On occasion, though, those rules have been broken, and the results have been absolutely terrifying.
Sep 03, 2018
Episode 93: A Place to Lay Your Head
1920
Humans are hard-wired for trust. It’s the secret ingredient that helps us form communities, build relationships, and grow as people. But while that trust is a noble inclination, it can also get us into trouble—trouble that can sometimes turn deadly.
Aug 20, 2018
Episode 92: Stronger
1884
There is a lot in life that we can control, but no system is perfect. Every now and then, circumstances pull the rug out from underneath us and leave us powerless. But at least one surprise turn of events had a different affect, and the results have left us with questions that are still unanswered today.
Aug 06, 2018
Episode 91: Beneath the Surface
1882
Islands have served a variety of functions for people over the years. They can be a place of safety and privacy, or of simplicity and escape. But islands have played host to other less savory events over the years. And just because they can be small, it doesn’t mean they can’t be dark.
Jul 23, 2018
Episode 90: Mind the Gap
2347
We tend think of rivers and lakes as tame. They are the safe and friendly counterpart to the deep and treacherous waters of the ocean. Freshwater rivers and lakes give us life, after all. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous. Somewhere in the darkness beneath their calm surface, terrifying stories wait for us.
Jul 09, 2018
Episode 89: Fanning the Flames
2026
Some cities experience a single tragedy and then live with that pain and loss for generations. They are built on a dark foundation, and everything new takes on a flavor of the past. But there are other places where that tragedy is spread out over time, like a slow-burning fire that never fully consumes but always leaves its mark—and I’d like to take you on a tour of one.
Jun 25, 2018
Episode 88: Crossing the Line
2425
Humans have always sought companionship. From the communities we live in, to the pets we welcome into our homes, our need for companions is as old as we are. But that natural desire has led some to pursue some very unnatural ideas.
Jun 11, 2018
Episode 87: Road Trip
2263
Every now and then a story comes along that is so powerful and compelling that it creates a new branch on the tree of folklore. Yes, it has deeper roots, but sometimes a new expression of fear grows out to cast new shade on our already-fearful lives. And one of these rare moments happened less than six decades ago.
May 28, 2018
Episode 86: Under Siege
2287
Our bodies are a fortress, and every day, they suffer through attacks from the outside. Over the centuries, we’re become very good at protecting ourselves from illness and disease, but all of those efforts assume everyone around us will be responsible. Illness, though, has often been misused—sometimes maliciously and other times through sheer ignorance—and the results have been horrifying.
May 14, 2018
Episode 85: Creature of Habit
2090
Our home is supposed to be a safe space where we are free to relax and enjoy life. History, though, contains stories that break that mould. Places where people want to live in peace, and yet find themselves at odds with forces beyond their control. And if there’s a logical reason, it might very well be buried in the past.
Apr 30, 2018
Episode 84: A Family Affair
2028
Nothing is more magical than when a family works together. But when their talents seem to defy all logic and reason, it might not be a bad idea to dig deeper and look for the truth. Just be careful—the truth, it turns out, isn’t always that simple.
Apr 16, 2018
Episode 83: Carried Away
2071
Humans have always been more than a little bit superstitious, and one of the oldest and most universal of those beliefs is the curse. The story of how that belief has evolved in relation to one particular culture, though, is both powerful and frightening. It would serve us well to not get swept up in the lies.
Apr 02, 2018
Episode 82: Forgotten
1996
People are really good at moving on. We rush from fad to fad at an alarming speed, and it’s difficult to predict where our interests will land next. In the process, we tend to abandon things—things like the places we live. But don’t be fooled; even after we’ve all moved on, those places are far from uninhabited.
Mar 19, 2018
Episode 81: On the Edge
1987
Humanity seems to always be at risk of suffering through another major outbreak. History is full with dark moments of biological chaos, and despite constant advances in medical science, there seems to be no end in sight. We’re afraid of getting sick, and sometimes it feels like we’re right on the edge. And that can be a terrifying place to be.
Mar 05, 2018
Episode 80: Dark Imports
2019
The places we inhabit slowly become like us, reflecting our brightest ambitions and darkest secrets. Countless cities harbor the shadows of a violent past, but few hide it so elegantly as one southern gem.
Feb 19, 2018
Episode 79: Locked Away
1899
Our lives have a way of becoming magnets that attract pain and suffering. Some of us go through more than others, but in the end, we’re all running from something. Just how far we might go to get away is a mystery, but it could never top the lengths one person went to to escape a life of pain and guilt. This is their story.
Feb 05, 2018
Episode 78: Exposure
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We live in a very technological world today, with constant updates and improvements over last year’s model, and while many of the advancements are amazing, few have impacted humanity quite like photography. It opened up new worlds, and changed the way we think about time and space. Some, however, might have taken that too far.
Jan 22, 2018
Episode 77: Withering Heights
1723
Waves of illness crash against the shores of humanity. They always have, and they probably always will. But we weather the storm through advancements in medical science and the resilience of human nature. Still, no matter how hard we’ve tried, some outbreaks have left a dark stain on the pages of history.
Jan 08, 2018
Episode 76: Talk Show
1834
Life is a lot like a big budget movie. We click play, and then let the action wash over us. There are highs and lows, laughter and tears, and then it’s all over and the screen goes silent. The dead can’t talk back, something most people are thankful for. Still, there have been rare moments in history when that rule appears to have been broken—and the results were extraordinary.
Dec 22, 2017
Episode 75: Black and Wild
1715
The pages of our greatest literature are full of tales of powerful wizards. People gifted with abilities that stand head and shoulder above their peers. They act as guides, ushering us into a new world with fresh possibilities. And yet they are much more than simply a tool used by storytellers. In fact, history paints a much more fascinating—and dark—picture for us.
Dec 11, 2017
Episode 74: All Fall Down
1800
The sky is a source of life for everything on this planet. Rain to quench our thirst and sunlight for our food. We don’t look up too often these days, but that hasn’t changed our dependance on it. But occasionally, the sky can be a source of something else. Something much less typical than rain or snow or sunshine. History, it seems, paints a very frightening picture of the world above us.
Nov 27, 2017
Episode 73: A Sweet Embrace
2135
When our health is failing and our lives are at risk, trust is essential. The people who care for us often find themselves in a position of power, with our well-being entirely under their control. As history has shown us, however, there’s danger in handing that much control over to another person.
Nov 13, 2017
Episode 72: A Grave Mistake
2585
Humans have a seemingly never-ending list of fears. The dark of night, small spaces, open water…there doesn’t seem to be an area of life that doesn’t come with a few reasons to take pause and be afraid. But the greatest of those fears might just come at the end of our lives, and for over a century, that fear drove people to unimaginable things.
Oct 30, 2017
Trick or Treat 2017 - Set 2
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In this second Lore Trick or Treat 2017 set of stories, we explore the power of folklore and fate. A Head of Steam takes us on an eerie trip through the graveyard, while A Deadly Past shows us how sometimes our actions have a way of catching up with is.
Oct 23, 2017
Episode 71: Silver Lining
1833
We’ve conquered much of our world, but even with all of our great cities and urban sprawl, there are still shadows on the edge. And it’s in the shadows that the greatest threats still exist—creatures from our darkest nightmares that threaten our feeling of safety. Which has led some to strike out into the dark and hunt them.
Oct 16, 2017
Trick or Treat 2017 - Set 1
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The first Trick or Treat Halloween special of 2017 features two tales. The first, A Bridge Too Far, walks us through a winter train ride that went horribly wrong over a century ago. The second story reminds us that life is a lot more complex than we’re willing to admit. Rise Above introduces us to the darkness found inside that complexity.
Oct 09, 2017
Episode 70: Familiar
1880
There’s a fine line between rationality and madness, but it’s not as easy to avoid as you might think. Throughout history, our world has played host to people who have taken their superstitions too far, but it was the chaos of the English Civil War that helped give birth to one of the worst. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: 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. The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free month of unlimited access to their entire lecture library. My recommended course right now is: History of Ancient Egypt. So good. * * * Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Oct 02, 2017
Episode 69: Wide Open
1793
The sky is full of mystery. It’s big, expansive, and—despite a century of powered human flight—outside our realm of control. Which is why, for centuries, humans have expected things to come down from the sky and harm us. It might sound crazy now, but the possibilities are wide open. And that might not be a good thing.
Sep 18, 2017
Episode 68: The Tainted Well
1805
The older the country, the deeper the roots of its folklore have grown—roots that are fed by darkness, fear, and pain. And few countries hold such a variety of frightening tales, both old and modern, as the lovely Emerald Isle. But not everything that walks those hills is safe to approach.
Sep 04, 2017
Episode 67: The Red Coats
1754
There are some locations that seem to draw humans closer. Places that are away from the bustle of everyday life, that almost seem part of our soul. We go there for solitaire, or for rest, or recreation. Sometimes, though, we don’t return. * * * 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, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free month of unlimited access to their entire lecture library, plus a second month for just 99¢. My recommended course is:  The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World. 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. * * * Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast The World of Lore book series: http://www.lorepodcast.com/theworldoflore
Aug 21, 2017
Episode 66: Where There’s Smoke
1630
Fire is a dangerous tool. Used properly, it can transform a society, but if it isn’t respected, it can burn that society to the ground. Which is why we are obsessed with controlling it—and completely, utterly afraid of it. * * * 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. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free month of unlimited access to their entire lecture library, plus a second month for just 99¢. My recommended course is:  The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World. Audible: Audible content includes an unmatched selection of audiobooks, original audio shows, news, and more from the leading book, magazine, and newspaper publishers. Begin your free 30-day trial membership with a free book of your choice by visiting Audible.com/Lore. If you need a recommendation, my novel Indian Summer was just released on audiobook, and I think you'll enjoy its blend of folklore and suspense. 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. * * * Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Aug 07, 2017
Episode 65: Doing Tricks
1700
There are very few bits of folklore that haven’t spread around the globe over the past few centuries. Yet every now and then, something fresh and distinct pops up. But just because it’s relatively new doesn’t mean it’s safe. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: 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 ZipRecuiter.com/lore today to get start posting jobs for free. 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, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. 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. * * * Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Jul 24, 2017
Episode 64: Behind Closed Doors
1635
The bigger the city, the easier it is to miss the little details. Stories of loss, tragedy, and horrifying events have a way of vanishing beneath the bustle of everyday life. And no place is better at hiding away its dark secrets than the Big Apple. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Harry’s: A great shave at a fair price. Sign up today, and get a free started kit delivered straight to your door, which includes a weighted razor handle, moisturizing shave cream, 3 precision-engineered 5-blade cartridges, and a travel cover. Visit Harrys.com/lore today to get yours. The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free month of membership, and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library, including my recommendation: Great Mythologies of the World. 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. * * * Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Jul 10, 2017
Episode 63: Homecoming
1740
Folklore and popular culture are filled with a type of event that seems both unusual and logical: time and time again, criminals return to the source. But as one man proved a century ago, it’s not always easy to go home. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Audible: Audible content includes an unmatched selection of audiobooks, original audio shows, news, and more from the leading book, magazine, and newspaper publishers. Begin your free 30-day trial membership with a free book of your choice by visiting Audible.com/Lore. If you need a recommendation, my novel Consumed was recently released on audiobook. I think you'll enjoy it. Casper: American-made, hybrid mattresses that’s insanely comfortable—and affordable. Try it for 100 nights—risk-free—in your own home. If you don’t love it, they’ll pick it up and refund you everything. Visit Casper.com/Lore to get $50 off your mattress purchase with the offer code LORE. Terms and conditions apply. 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. * * * Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Jun 26, 2017
Episode 62: Desperate Measures
1595
Folklore and medicine often go hand in hand. In fact, for a long time they were the very same thing. But folklore has a way of leading people to tragic actions—all in the name of getting better. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Loot Crate: LootCrate is a box of pop culture collectibles—housewares, pins, t-shirts, and collectables—packaged around a theme and delivered to your door every month for just $20. It’s the best surprise you know is coming! June's theme is “ALTER EGO”, and includes exclusive items from Spider-Man, Transformers, The Hulk, and DC Comics. Visit LootCrate.com/lore to sign up by 9PM Pacific on June 19th to get this amazing crate. Plus, use the coupon code LORE at check-out to save $3 off your new subscription. The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library, including my recommendation: The Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague. 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. * * * Official Lore Merchandise: www.lorepodcast.com/shop Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Jun 12, 2017
Episode 61: Labor Pains
1725
You can tell a lot about a culture by the things it creates. Tools, exploration, weapons; all of it speaks to the priorities and character of that society. But if that’s true, then what are we supposed to assume about the mind behind one of history’s most bizarre creations? * * * 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. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free one-month trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library, including my current favorite, Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals. 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. Audible: Audible content includes an unmatched selection of audiobooks, original audio shows, news, and more from the leading book, magazine, and newspaper publishers. Begin your free 30-day trial membership with a free book of your choice by visiting Audible.com/Lore. If you need a recommendation, my novel Consumed was recently released on audiobook. I think you'll enjoy it. * * * Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
May 29, 2017
Episode 60: If Walls Could Talk
1535
Humans have an innate desire to fix what’s broken, and that’s a good thing. We’re not the best at it, though, and we often fail—sometimes horribly. And few examples are as powerful as the world of mental health. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Loot Crate: Get amazing geek and gamer goods shipped to your house for as little as $20 per month. May’s theme is “GUARDIANS”, and includes exclusive items from Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Star Wars, Destiny, and the Goonies. Visit LootCrate.com/lore to sign up by 9PM Pacific on May 19th to get this amazing crate. Plus, use the coupon code LORE at check-out to save $3 off your new subscription. Casper: American-made, hybrid mattresses that’s insanely comfortable—and affordable. Try it for 100 nights—risk-free—in your own home. If you don’t love it, they’ll pick it up and refund you everything. Visit Casper.com/Lore to get $50 off your mattress purchase with the offer code LORE. Terms and conditions apply. 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. * * * Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
May 15, 2017
Episode 59: A Deep Fear
1640
H.P. Lovecraft said it best: “…the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”. And no other place in the world is as unknown to us as the ocean. It’s dark, it’s deep, it’s full of questions—and maybe something else. * * * 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. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library, including my current recommendation, Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City. HelloFresh: 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, and be sure to use the offer code LORE30 to save $30 on your first week. 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 and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. * * * Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
May 01, 2017
Episode 58: The Devil’s Beat
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Human culture has a different expression no matter where you go. Despite that variety, though, we do share one common thread: music. And while it has typically been a source of joy, there have been moments when music has brought something else: fear, pain, and horror. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Audible: Audible content includes an unmatched selection of audiobooks, original audio shows, news, and more from the leading book, magazine, and newspaper publishers. Begin your free 30-day trial membership with a free book of your choice by visiting Audible.com/Lore. If you need a recommendation, my novel Consumed was recently released on audiobook. I think you'll enjoy it. The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library, including my current favorite, The Apocalypse: Controversies & Meaning in the Western World. 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 and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. * * * Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Apr 17, 2017
Episode 57: Quarantine
1590
Nearly four centuries ago, a wave of sickness spread through a community in the French countryside. It wasn’t a traditional disease they were fighting, though. This plague had a more sinister source.   * * *   This episode of Lore was sponsored by:   Loot Crate: Get amazing geek and gamer goods shipped to your house for as little as $20 per month. April’s theme is “INVESTIGATE”, and includes exclusive items from some of my FAVORITE franchises ever, like the X-Files, Stranger Things, Jessica Jones, and Batman. Visit LootCrate.com/lore to sign up by 9PM Pacific on April 19th to get this amazing crate. Plus, use the coupon code LORE at check-out to save $3 off your new subscription. The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free one-month trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library, including my current love,  King Arthur: History & Legend. 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. * * * Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Apr 03, 2017
Episode 56: Going Viral
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Fear has a way of spreading. It’s contagious, moving from person to person. Given enough time, fear can consume an entire community. Sometimes, though, there’s good reason to be afraid. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Audible: Audible content includes an unmatched selection of audiobooks, original audio shows, news, and more from the leading book, magazine, and newspaper publishers. Begin your free 30-day trial membership with a free book of your choice by visiting Audible.com/Lore. If you need a recommendation, check out the new novel by Chuck Wendig, Thunderbird. HelloFresh: 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, and be sure to use the offer code LORE35 to save $35 on your first week. 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 and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. * * * Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Mar 20, 2017
Episode 55: A Way Inside
1740
Folklore is more than just a collection of stories; it’s the soul of a culture or location. Without them, our world has less texture and beauty. And like the stories themselves, some places have spirits that creep in and take up residence.   * * *   This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Loot Crate: Get amazing geek and gamer goods shipped to your house for as little as $20 per month. The theme for March is “PRIMAL”. Explore the wildest franchises out there, including Overwatch, Wolverine, Jurassic World, and Predator. Visit LootCrate.com/lore to sign up by 9PM Pacific on March 19th to get this amazing crate. Plus, use the coupon code LORE at check-out to save $3 off your new subscription. The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free one-month trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library, including my current favorite, The Other Side of History. 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. * * * Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Mar 06, 2017
Episode 54: Teacher’s Pet
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The more crowded our world becomes, the more frequently we are confronted with our commonality. Our interests, our passions…even our appearance. But just how similar can we get? Well, that’s the stuff of folklore.   * * *   This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Warby Parker: Boutique-quality eyewear at a revolutionary price. Visit WarbyParker.com/Lore today to select your top 5 frame choices for a free Home Try-On. Pick your favorite and then ship them back to have your Rx added. There's never any risk, and shipping is always free! HelloFresh: 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, and be sure to use the offer code LORE35 to save $35 on your first week. 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 and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. * * * Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Feb 20, 2017
Episode 53: Trees and Shadows
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Our connection to animals is ancient, intimate, and complex. Humans have worshiped them, sacrificed them, lived with them, and been buried with them. But folklore from all over the world hints at a darker connection, and it just might be true.   * * *   This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Loot Crate: Get amazing geek and gamer goods shipped to your house for as little as $20 per month. February’s theme is “BUILD”. Explore the most “put together” franchises out there, including Power Rangers, Batman, LEGO Dimensions, and Tetris. Visit LootCrate.com/lore to sign up by 9PM Pacific on February 19th to get this amazing crate. Plus, use the coupon code LORE at check-out to save $3 off your new subscription. The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free one-month trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library, including my current favorite, The Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History. 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 and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. * * * Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Feb 06, 2017
Episode 52: Negative Consequences
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History is full of criminals. They come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. Some are cheerful, some are dark. Some, however, steal more than money or precious belongings. To be caught in their web means paying the ultimate price.   * * *   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. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free one-month trial membership—and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library, including my current favorite, History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration. Casper: American-made, hybrid mattresses that’s insanely comfortable—and affordable. Visit Casper.com/Lore to get $50 off your mattress purchase with the offer code LORE. Terms and conditions apply. 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 and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. * * * Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Jan 23, 2017
Episode 51: Within the Walls
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We crave safety. We build rules and systems and even physical barriers in order to create a sense of security. But darkness has a way of creeping in, no matter how powerful the walls might be.   * * *   This episode of Lore was sponsored by:   Loot Crate: Get amazing geek and gamer goods shipped to your house for as little as $20 per month. January’s theme is “Origins”. Explore the iconic origins of historic characters, including Superman, Captain America, Mario, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Visit LootCrate.com/lore to sign up by 9PM Pacific on January 19th to get this amazing crate. Oh, and use the coupon code LORE at check-out to save $3 off your new subscription. The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free one-month trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library, including my current favorite, History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration. 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 and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. * * * Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Jan 09, 2017
Episode 50: Mary, Mary
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The Spiritualist movement placed a large focus on reaching beyond the veil, which made us the outsiders pressing into a foreign realm. In the late 1800’s, however, that realm pressed back, and what a wonder it turned out to be.   * * *   This episode of Lore was sponsored by:   Audible: Audible content includes an unmatched selection of audiobooks, original audio shows, news, and more from the leading book, magazine, and newspaper publishers. Begin your free 30-day trial membership with a free book of your choice by visiting Audible.com/Lore. If you need a recommendation, check out my novel, Grave Suspicion. The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free one-month trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library, including my current favorite, Forensic History. Casper: American-made, hybrid foam mattresses that are insanely comfortable. Visit Casper.com/Lore to get $50 off a mattress of your choice with the offer code LORE. Terms and Conditions Apply. * * * Official Lore Merchandise: www.lorepodcast.com/shop Member-only Episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast
Dec 23, 2016
Episode 49: Seeing Double
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It’s often said that our real identity is the person we are in private, away from the public eye. Over two centuries ago, however, one person gave life to that idea, and in the process, gave birth to an entirely new thing to fear. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: 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 and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free one-month trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library, including my favorite, The Black Death: The World’s Most Devastating Plague. Harry’s: Harry’s offers some amazing shaving starter sets, priced $15 and up, that make great holiday gift ideas. Each set includes a shave handle, replacement blades, a travel cover, and your choice of shave cream or gel. And with the offer code LORE, you can save an additional $5. Visit Harrys.com/lore to grab yours today before ground shipping ends on December 16th. * * * Official Lore Merchandise: www.lorepodcast.com/shop Member-only Episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast
Dec 12, 2016
Episode 48: Downriver
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Tragedy is never something we plan for. It sneaks up on us like a bandit in the night, and takes away our sense of security and purpose. But throughout history, there have been places so plagued by tragedy that those who live near them consider these locations to be cursed.   * * *   This episode of Lore was sponsored by: 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 and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. Harry’s: Just for the holidays, Harry’s has a gorgeous, limited edition shave kit that’s perfect for the man in your life who’s difficult to buy for. A midnight blue chrome handle, 3 blade cartridges, and shave gel, all in a spiffy gift box, and all for $30. And with the offer code LORE, you can save an additional $5. Visit Harrys.com/lore to grab yours today before their all gone! Squarespace: Make your business official with Google and Squarespace. When you create a custom domain and a beautiful business website, you’ll receive a free year of business email and professional tools from Google. Visit Squarespace.com/Google to start your free trial. Use offer code FOLKLORE for 10% your first purchase. * * * Official Lore Merchandise: www.lorepodcast.com/shop Member-only Episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast
Nov 28, 2016
Episode 47: Missing the Point
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Our world is full of mysterious sightings, but most of them can be explained away with cold logic and common sense. When multiple reports flood in, though, the unbelievable can sometimes become undeniable.   * * *   This episode of Lore was sponsored by: 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 and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. Audible: Read on the go. Choose from over 180,000 amazing audio productions today, and begin your free 30-day trial membership with a free book of your choice by visiting Audible.com/Lore. If you need a recommendation, check out my novel, Grave Suspicion. Squarespace: Make your business official with Google and Squarespace. When you create a custom domain and a beautiful business website, you’ll receive a free year of business email and professional tools from Google. Visit Squarespace.com/Google to start your free trial. Use offer code FOLKLORE for 10% your first purchase. * * * Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Nov 14, 2016
Episode 46: Dark Conclusions
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For almost as long as there have been stories of supernatural beings, there have been tales of those who hunt them. From ancient traditions to Hollywood blockbusters, these characters have filled our imaginations. But in 1969, those ideas became real.   Special Soundtrack Chad Lawson (#1 iTunes, #1 Billboard, #1 Amazon) has written a full album of original music for this episode. That album, Dark Conclusions: The Lore Variations, is available today for purchase and streaming. Learn more here: http://www.chadlawson.com/lore * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: 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 and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free one-month trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library, including my favorite, The Black Death: The World’s Most Devastating Plague. Squarespace: Make your business official with Google and Squarespace. When you create a custom domain and a beautiful business website, you’ll receive a free year of business email and professional tools from Google. Visit Squarespace.com/Google to start your free trial. Use offer code FOLKLORE for 10% your first purchase. * * * Official Lore Merchandise: www.lorepodcast.com/shop Member-only Episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast
Oct 31, 2016
Trick or Treat 2016: Set 2
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A Halloween treat to add a bit of dark history to your week. Each Lore “Trick or Treat 2016” episode is a collection of two of my favorite “shorts” in one place. Perfect for a rainy day, a walk in the dark, or a campfire gathering. This episode includes “In a Pickle” and “Drained”.   * * *   This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Hello Fresh: 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, and be sure to use the offer code LORE to save $35 on your first week. * * * Official Lore Merchandise: www.lorepodcast.com/shop Member-only Episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast
Oct 24, 2016
Episode 45: First Impressions
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We say it all the time. It’s a phrase we hang our hopes on. It represents our wants and desires. But “a dream come true” has an older, darker side as well. Darker, and a lot more creepy.   * * *   This episode of Lore was sponsored by:   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 and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free one-month trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library! Harry’s: Want a better shave without the high prices? Go visit Harrys.com/lore and use the offer code LORE to save $5 off their amazing starter kit. That's a month of shaving for $10 + free shipping! * * * Official Lore Merchandise: www.lorepodcast.com/shop Member-only Episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast
Oct 17, 2016
Trick or Treat 2016: Set 1
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A Halloween treat to add a bit of spook to your week. Each Lore “Trick or Treat 2016” episode is a collection of two of my favorite “shorts” in one place. Perfect for a rainy day, a walk in the dark, or a campfire gathering. This episode includes “Peg & Button” and “Behind the Door”. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Loot Crate: Get amazing geek and gamer goods shipped to your house for as little as $20 per month. October’s theme is “Horror”, and comes with goodies from icons of the genre like The Walking Dead, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, and more. Visit LootCrate.com/lore to sign up by 9PM Pacific of October 19th to get this amazing—and frightening—crate. Be sure to use the coupon code LORE at check-out. * * * Official Lore Website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Oct 10, 2016
Episode 44: From Within
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Civilization was transformed the moment we discovered it. We’ve built it into our religions and use it to advance our technology. Whether we take it for granted or not, there’s a darker side to this tool, and if we’re not careful, we might get burned.   * * *   This episode of Lore was sponsored by: 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 and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. Audible: Read on the go. Choose from over 180,000 amazing audio productions today, and begin your free 30-day trial membership with a free book of your choice by visiting Audible.com/Lore. If you need a recommendation, check out my novel, Grave Suspicion. Squarespace:  If you're passionate about it, show it off. Build your own powerful, professional website with clicks, not code. Go sign up for a free trial today at Squarespace.com, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. * * * Official Lore website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Oct 03, 2016
Episode 43: Supply and Demand
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Throughout history, certain individuals have managed to rise to the challenge in the face of difficulty. But in 1827, that attitude was taken to a new—and horrific—level. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: 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 and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. Warby Parker: Visit WarbyParker.com/Lore today to select your top 5 frame choices for a Home Try-On. Pick your favorite and then ship them back for free to have your Rx added. There's never any risk, and shipping is always free! Harry’s: Start your free trial today and get a customized shave kit delivered right to your door for just $3 shipping. If you use the offer code LORE, they’ll even throw in a free Post Shave Balm as a gift for Lore listeners. Visit Harrys.com today. * * * Official Lore website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Sep 19, 2016
Episode 42: In the Bag
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Most of our fears can be blamed on a deeper, more instinctive anxiety: we hate losing control. And no place on earth represents that sensation more viscerally than prison. Contrary to popular belief, though, not all prisons have been created equal. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: 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 and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. Audible: Read on the go. Choose from over 180,000 amazing audio productions today, and begin your free 30-day trial membership with a free book of your choice by visiting Audible.com/Lore. If you need a recommendation, check out my novel thriller, Grave Suspicion. Squarespace: Build your professional website with clicks, not code. Go sign up for a free trial today at Squarespace.com, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. * * * Official Lore website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Sep 05, 2016
Episode 41: Hole in the Wall
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We’ve been taught since childhood to be honest, because our actions have consequences and our words can hurt people. But the events that took place in a Scottish village over three hundred years ago took that lesson to a darker level.   * * *   This episode of Lore was sponsored by: 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 and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free one-month trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library! Audible: Read on the go. Choose from over 180,000 amazing audio productions today, and begin your free 30-day trial membership with a free book of your choice by visiting Audible.com/Lore. If you need a recommendation, check out my novel thriller, Grave Suspicion. * * * Official Lore website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Aug 22, 2016
Episode 40: Everything Floats
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The older the city, the more stories there seem to be. Some places are home to tragedy, while others have played host to disaster or war. Few cities have it all, though, and judging by the pain those stories often reveal, that might be a good thing. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: 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 and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free one-month trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library! Harry’s: Want a better shave without the high prices? Go visit Harrys.com and use the offer code LORE to save $5 off their amazing starter kit. That's a month of shaving for $10 + free shipping! * * * Official Lore website: www.lorepodcast.com Extra member episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast Novels by Aaron Mahnke: www.aaronmahnke.com/novels
Aug 08, 2016
Episode 39: Take the Stand
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For as long as humans have lived together in community, there has been the need for crimes and disputes to be settled by some form of court. Many of those trials have been fair, while others have been unjust. Some, though, have been downright weird. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Stamps: 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 and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. Audible: Read on the go. Choose from over 180,000 amazing audio productions today, and begin your free 30-day trial membership with a free book of your choice by visiting Audible.com/Lore. If you need a book recommendation, check out my latest thriller, Grave Suspicion. Foot Cardigan: Life is too short to wear boring socks. Get one new pair of fun, colorful socks delivered to your front door every month. Start your subscription today at FootCardigan.com/lore, and use coupon code LORE3 to save 10%. * * * Official Lore Website Get exclusive “Lore Extra” episodes Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Jul 25, 2016
Episode 38: The Mountain
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Humans have always wandered off into unexplored territory. It’s a key part of our identity to leave safety behind in pursuit of adventure. Those journeys, though, don’t always end in success. In fact, sometimes they end in horrible tragedy. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Stamps: 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 and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. Foot Cardigan: Life is too short to wear boring socks. Get one new pair of fun, colorful socks delivered to your front door every month. Start your subscription today at FootCardigan.com/lore, and use coupon code LORE2 to save 10%. Harry’s: Want a better shave without the high prices? Go visit Harrys.com and use the offer code LORE to save $5 off their amazing starter kit. That's a month of shaving for $10 + free shipping! * * * Official Lore Website Get exclusive “Lore Extra” episodes Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Jul 11, 2016
Episode 37: Passing Notes
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For as crowded as this world has become, most people feel isolated and alone. Perhaps that’s why so many of us believe that there’s another world, just beyond the veil. But when that veil is tampered with and pulled aside, it’s hard to say what might emerge. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Stamps: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your free 4-week trial today, and claim your $110 bonus offer, which includes postage and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. Audible: Read on the go. Choose from over 180,000 amazing audio productions today, and begin your free 30-day trial membership with a free book of your choice by visiting Audible.com/Lore. If you need a book recommendation, check out my latest thriller, Grave Suspicion. Foot Cardigan: Life is too short to wear boring socks. Get one new pair of fun, colorful socks delivered to your front door every month. Start your subscritpion today at FootCardigan.com/lore, and use coupon code LORE1 to save 10%. * * * Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Jun 27, 2016
Episode 36: When the Bow Breaks
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The cities and buildings where tragedy has concentrated over the years always seem to hold stories. Stories of loss, of pain, and of things that refuse to move on. That quality, though, isn’t unique to places on land. * * * 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. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free one-month trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library! Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your free 4-week trial today, and claim your $110 bonus offer, which includes postage and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. Harry’s: Want a better shave without the high prices? Go visit Harrys.com and use the offer code LORE to save $5 off their amazing starter kit. That's a month of shaving for $10 + free shipping! * * * Official Lore Website Get extra Lore episodes Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Jun 13, 2016
Episode 35: The King
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Popular culture is obsessed with the idea of a lost humanity. Countless films, novels, and television shows all ask the same question: what would happen if only a few of us were left? Unfortunately, the answer was discovered a century ago off the coast of Mexico. * * * 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. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free one-month trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library! Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your free 4-week trial today, and claim your $110 bonus offer, which includes postage and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. Audible: Read on the go. Choose from over 180,000 amazing audio productions today, and begin your free 30-day trial membership with a free book of your choice by visiting Audible.com/Lore. Need a book recommendation? Check out my latest novel, Grave Suspicion. * * * Lore Merchandise Extra Lore episodes on Patreon Novels by Aaron Mahnke
May 30, 2016
Episode 34: All the Lovely Ladies
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Folklore has often developed as a response to real-world events, but the opposite has also been true. History has, upon occasion, unintentionally confirmed ancient tales. And nowhere is this more evident, or more bloody, than in the tale of one particular 16th-Century countess. * * * 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. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free one-month trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library! Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your free 4-week trial today, and claim your $110 bonus offer, which includes postage and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. Harry’s: Want a better shave without the high prices? Go visit Harrys.com and use the offer code LORE to save $5 off their amazing starter kit. That's a month of shaving for $10 + free shipping! * * * Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
May 16, 2016
Episode 33: A Dead End
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Folklore can change and evolve over time. But when we uncover the roots of these stories, we often find that the real events at their core are the darkest version of all. * * * 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. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free one-month trial membership, gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library, and start learning today! Casper: American-made, hybrid foam mattresses that are insanely comfortable. Visit Casper.com/Lore to get $50 off a mattress of your choice with the offer code LORE. Terms and Conditions Apply. Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your free 4-week trial today, and claim your $110 bonus offer, which includes postage and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. * * * Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
May 02, 2016
Episode 32: Tampered
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Maybe it’s human pride, or maybe it’s a tendency toward superstition, but humans are very good at making excuses. When things don’t go our way or when something breaks, there always seems to be a reason for it. And apparently, those excuses have occasionally walked among us. * * * 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. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free one-month trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library! Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your free 4-week trial today, and claim your $110 bonus offer, which includes postage and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. Harry’s: Want a better shave without the high prices? Go visit Harrys.com and use the offer code LORE to save $5 off their amazing starter kit. That's a month of shaving for $10 + free shipping! * * * Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Apr 18, 2016
Episode 31: Lost and Found
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We spend every waking moment surrounded by people. People who talk to us, who interact with us, and who are very much alive an breathing. Which is why it’s that much more shocking when we stumble upon those who aren’t. And it’s more common than you’d think.   * * *   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. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free one-month trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library! Parachute: Upgrade your sleep experience with premium bedding from Parachute. Get free shipping and a 30-night guarantee, plus $25 off when you use promo code LORE. Visit ParachuteHome.com/lore to start shopping today. Casper: American-made, hybrid foam mattresses that are insanely comfortable. Visit Casper.com/Lore to save $50 off a mattress of your choice with the offer code LORE. Terms and Conditions Apply. * * * Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Apr 04, 2016
Episode 30: Deep and Twisted Roots
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When two boys discovered a macabre surprise while playing in a Connecticut gravel pit, they uncovered more than a piece of the past. Their discovery echoes stories that are much older, stories with roots that reach far deeper than anyone might imagine. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: Nearly 5,000 audio and video lectures, all in one place. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to to start your free one-month trial membership — and gain unlimited access to their entire lecture library! Squarespace: Build your professional website with clicks, not code. Go sign up for a free trial today at Squarespace.com, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. Stamps.com: Stop waiting at line at the Post Office. Start your free 4-week trial today, and claim your $110 bonus offer, which includes postage and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. * * * Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Mar 21, 2016
Episode 29: The Big Chill
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Thanks to the writings of Stephen King, the state of Maine has become known as a place of fictional horror and tragedy. But it's at the real-life intersection of Maine's harsh winters and deadly coastline that we find the most tragic stories of all. Stories that no one would want to experience for themselves. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Audible: Read on the go. Choose from over 180,000 amazing audio productions today, and begin your free 30-day trial membership with a free book of your choice by visiting Audible.com/Lore. Need a book recommendation? Check out my latest novel, Grave Suspicion. Squarespace: Build your professional website with clicks, not code. Go sign up for a free trial today at Squarespace.com, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. Casper: American-made, hybrid foam mattresses that are insanely comfortable. Visit Casper.com/Lore to save $50 off a mattress of your choice with the offer code LORE. Terms and Conditions Apply. * * * Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Mar 07, 2016
Episode 28: Making a Mark
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Stories leave a mark on us. They can act like scars or decoration, always there, always reminding us of things that happened. But in some cases, those stories leave behind literal, physical marks. Or do they? * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Audible: Choose from over 180,000 amazing audio productions today, and begin your free 30-day trial membership by visiting Audible.com/Lore. Need a book recommendation? Check out my latest novel, Grave Suspicion. Squarespace: Go sign up for a free trial today at Squarespace.com, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. Crafty Pants: Hand-made, well-thought baby accessories for modern parents. Visit LorePodcast.com/CraftyPants to shop their special edition Lore collection today. * * * Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Feb 22, 2016
Episode 27: On the Farm
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Safety is a basic human need, and we build a lot of our life around achieving it. This is nothing new, really; humans have always sought safety in a dangerous world. And because of that, it’s those moments when safety is shattered that haunt us the most. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: The Great Courses: Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to stream The Fundaments of Photography — a $235 value — absolutely free! Parachute: Upgrade your sleep experience with premium bedding from Parachute. Get free shipping and a 30-night guarantee, plus $25 off when you use promo code LORE. Visit ParachuteHome.com/lore to start shopping today. Casper: Visit Casper.com/Lore to save $50 off a mattress of your choice with the offer code LORE. Terms and Conditions Apply. * * * Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Feb 08, 2016
Episode 26: Brought Back
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Humans have been obsessed with escaping the grasp of death for thousands of years. It’s impossible, of course, but we dream of it nonetheless. Which makes the events in a small Caribbean village all the more horrifying.   This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Slack: If you participate in team communications, you need a modern communications tool that will help you eliminate that unmanageable cocktail of email, IM, and text messages. Slack solves that problem, and you should give it a try. Visit Slack.com/lore to get your free $100 credit to use toward a future purchase. Squarespace: Go sign up for a free trial today at Squarespace.com, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. Audible: Choose from over 180,000 amazing audio productions today, and begin your free 30-day trial membership by visiting Audible.com/Lore. Need a book recommendation? Check out my latest novel, Grave Suspicion. Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Jan 25, 2016
Episode 25: The Cave
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Over the centuries, all sorts of methods have been used to govern people. And while some have been just and humane — such as most modern legal systems — others have been more unusual. Social fear, religious tyranny, and military might. However, few examples stand out as much as the events that took place over a century ago on a small island off the coast of Chile.   This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Slack: If you participate in team communications, you need a modern communications tool that will help you eliminate that unmanageable cocktail of email, IM, and text messages. Slack solves that problem, and you should give it a try. Visit Slack.com/lore to get your free $100 credit to use toward a future purchase. Squarespace: Go sign up for a free trial today at Squarespace.com, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. Casper: Visit Casper.com/Lore to save $50 off a mattress of your choice with the offer code LORE. Terms and Conditions Apply. Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Jan 11, 2016
Episode 24: A Stranger Among Us
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Many family traditions and treasured folktales involve strangers who visit us. What would Christmas be without Santa, after all. But strangers in general are a lot less appealing than we might believe. This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Audible: Choose from over 180,000 amazing audio productions today, and begin your free 30-day trial membership by visiting Audible.com/Lore. Need a book recommendation? Check out my latest novel, Grave Suspicion. Squarespace: Go sign up for a free trial today at Squarespace.com, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Dec 28, 2015
Episode 23: Rope and Railing
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There are places in the world that we rarely see. Our busy lives never take us there, and as a result, they don’t come to mind when we think of chilling tales and frightening lore. But they exist, and despite their inherent light, they too hold a deep darkness. This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Stamps.com: Stop waiting at line at the Post Office. Start your free 4-week trial today, and claim your $110 bonus offer, which includes postage and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. Backblaze: Backblaze offers unlimited, unthrottled backup for your personal or business computer. They have apps for Mac and PC platforms, and each computer is just $5 per month. Just visit Backblaze.com/lore to get your free 2-week trial started today. Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Dec 14, 2015
Episode 22: Over the Top
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History is full of examples of moments in time when hysteria and fear ruled common sense. While some of these examples were valid reasons to panic and worry, others were less logical. But that didn’t make them any less dangerous. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Stamps.com: Stop waiting at line at the Post Office. Start your free 4-week trial today, and claim your $110 bonus offer, which includes postage and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. Slack: If you participate in team communications, you need a modern communications tool that will help you eliminate that unmanageable cocktail of email, IM, and text messages. Slack solves that problem, and you should give it a try. Visit Slack.com/lore to get your free $100 credit to use toward a future purchase. Parachute: Upgrade your sleep experience with premium bedding from Parachute. Get free shipping and a 30-night guarantee, plus $25 off when you use promo code LORE. Visit ParachuteHome.com/lore to start shopping today. * * * Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Nov 30, 2015
Episode 21: Adrift
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Since the dawn of time, humans have pushed themselves to explore. When that adventure took to the seas, however, it was an invitation for tragedy. The ocean, you see, takes much from us. And sometimes it gives it back. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Audible: Choose from over 180,000 amazing audio productions today, and begin your free 30-day trial membership by visiting Audible.com/Lore. Need a book recommendation? Check out my latest novel, Grave Suspicion. Stamps.com: Stop waiting at line at the Post Office. Start your free 4-week trial today, and claim your $110 bonus offer, which includes postage and a digital scale. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. Casper: Visit Casper.com/Lore to save $50 off a mattress of your choice with the offer code LORE. Terms and Conditions Apply. * * * Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Nov 16, 2015
Episode 20: Homestead
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Home is where the heart is. It’s where we build our lives and celebrate the things we love. But it can also be the center of tragedy and darkness. On many different levels, there’s no place like home. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Stamps.com: Visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE for this special offer: a 4-week trial, plus a $110 bonus offer – including postage and a digital scale. Parachute: Upgrade your sleep experience with premium bedding from Parachute. Get free shipping and a 30-night guarantee, plus $25 off when you use promo code LORE. Visit ParachuteHome.com/lore to start shopping today. * * * Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Nov 02, 2015
Episode 19: Bite Marks
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Seeing isn’t always a prerequisite for belief. In fact, oftentimes the things we believe in the most strongly are invisible to our naked eyes. But when we experience those invisible things through pain and physical attacks, our belief can become deep, paralyzing fear. * * * This episode was sponsored by:Slack: If you're looking for a modern communications tool that will help you eliminate email, give Slack a try. Visit Slack.com/Lore to get your free $100 credit to use toward a future purchase. The Great Courses: Visit TheGreatCourses.com/Lore to save up to 80% off the regular price on 8 best-selling courses, including my favorite, The Terror of History. Squarespace: Go sign up for a free trial today at Squarespace.com, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. * * *Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Oct 26, 2015
Episode 18: Hunger Pains
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For as advanced and civilized as we are, humans are still led by very basic desires. We are drive by a need for safety and shelter. We long for a community to belong to. And we hunger. But not every method of sating our desires is good. Upon occasion, those methods have become downright evil. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Stamps.com: Visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE for this special offer: a 4-week trial, plus a $110 bonus offer – including postage and a digital scale. Harry’s: Want a better shave? Go visit Harrys.com and use the offer code LORE to save $5 off their amazing starter kit. That's a month of shaving for $10 + free shipping! * * * Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Oct 19, 2015
Episode 17: Broken Fingernails
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We leave our loved ones there after they’ve passed. We treat the space with reverence and solemn deference. Cemeteries are meant to be a final resting place. Sometimes, though, the ones who should be gone try to come back. * * * Lore episode 17 was sponsored by:Slack: If you're looking for a modern communications tool that will help you eliminate email, give Slack a try. Visit Slack.com/Lore to get your free $100 credit to use toward a future purchase. The Great Courses: Visit TheGreatCourses.com/Lore to save up to 80% off the regular price on 8 best-selling courses, including my favorite, The Art of Storytelling. SquareSpace: Go sign up for a free trial today at SquareSpace.com, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. * * *Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Oct 12, 2015
Episode 16: Covered Mirrors
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At the heart of every horror film is an iconic weapon. Often times they are nondescript and ordinary, but in the hands of a killer they become something more. Something that has the potential to haunt our nightmares. And sometimes those nightmares become reality. This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Stamps.com: Visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE to begin your 4-week trial which includes a free digital scale and up to $55 in free postage. Betterment: Betterment offers smart investing made simple. Learn more and sign up today to get up to 6 months of free automated investing by visiting Betterment.com/lore. Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Oct 04, 2015
Episode 15: Unboxed
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People can be a bit possessive. We love our things, and we cling tightly to them. But what happens when the things we own refuse to let go of us? This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Stamps.com: Visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE to begin your 4-week trial which includes a free digital scale and up to $55 in free postage. Betterment: Learn more and sign up today to get up to 6 months of free automated investing by visiting Betterment.com/lore. The Great Courses: Visit TheGreatCourses.com/lore to save up to 80% off the regular price on 8 best-selling courses, including my favorite, The Art of Storytelling. Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Sep 20, 2015
Episode 14: The Others
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We don’t like to be alone. We hate it. So we tell stories about others, the things at the edges of society. Things we’re not sure about. But what if those “others” are more real than we first believed?   This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Warby Parker: Visit WarbyParker.com/Lore today to pick out your 5 favorite frames for a Home Try-On. If you use that web address, you’ll get free 3-day shipping on your final order. You’re welcome. Casper: Visit Casper.com/Lore to save $50 on the mattress of your choice with the offer code LORE. Terms and Conditions Apply. Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Sep 06, 2015
Episode 13: Off the Path
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Life is a careful journey down a pathway that we’ve set our hearts on. But every now and then we get pulled off the trail. Sometimes that’s a good thing, but sometimes it’s the stuff of nightmares.  * * *This episode of Lore was sponsored by:Stamps.com: Visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE to begin your 4-week trial which includes a free digital scale and up to $55 in free postage. Betterment: Learn more and sign up today to get up to 6 months of free automated investing by visiting Betterment.com/lore. The Great Courses: Visit TheGreatCourses.com/lore to save up to 80% off the regular price on 8 best-selling courses, including my favorite, The Art of Storytelling. * * * Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Aug 24, 2015
Episode 12: Half-Hanged
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History is full of people who took things too far. Humans are gifted at turning on one another, a skill we’ve honed over the millennia. But when a small town in colonial Massachusetts needed a scapegoat for a dying hero, they discovered a target who refused to go down without a fight. * * *This episode of Lore was sponsored by:Stamps.com: Visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE to begin your 4-week trial which includes a free digital scale and up to $55 in free postage. Harry’s: Want a better shave? Go visit Harrys.com and use the offer code LORE to save $5 off their amazing starter kit. That's a month of shaving for $10 + free shipping! * * *Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Aug 07, 2015
Episode 11: Black Stockings
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Humans have a history of making up stories to explain the unexplainable. Sometimes we use those stories to teach our children a moral lesson, or entertain our friends. Sometimes, though, those stories get taken seriously, and the results have been unspeakable. * * *Lore episode11 was sponsored by:The Great Courses: Visit TheGreatCourses.com/Lore to save up to 80% off the regular price on 8 best-selling courses, including my favorite, The Art of Storytelling. SquareSpace: Go sign up for a free trial today at SquareSpace.com, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. * * *Official Lore Website Support Lore Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Jul 25, 2015
Episode 10: Steam & Gas
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The well-worn carpets and imperfect walls of an old hotel can often make guests feel as if they are staying in a little slice of the past. In one grand old hotel, however, that truth has never been more true. * * *Lore episode 10 was sponsored by: Hover.com: Visit Hover.com to save 10% off your next domain name registration. Just use the offer code STEAMER. SquareSpace: Go sign up for a free trial today at SquareSpace.com, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. * * * Official Website Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Jul 12, 2015
Episode 9: A Devil on the Roof
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Few stories have the endurance to last centuries. Fewer still have a proven track record of documented, authoritative eye witness accounts to back them up. Among those rare myths, one stands above most. For nearly 300 years, something has haunted an area of the country that is known for rare and unusual wildlife. So many people have seen it, in fact, that it’s almost impossible to deny its existence. * * * Lore episode 9 was sponsored by: Hover.com: Visit Hover.com to save 10% off your next domain name registration. Just use the offer code PINES. SquareSpace: Go sign up for a free trial today at SquareSpace.com, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. * * * Official Website Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Jun 28, 2015
Episode 8: The Castle
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When the authorities entered a building in Chicago’s south side in 1895, they weren’t prepared for what they found. Above and below the neighborhood pharmacy was a seemingly never-ending maze of doors and rooms. What those hallways and staircases led to, however, was beyond disturbing. * * *Lore episode 8 was sponsored by: Hover.com: Visit Hover.com to save 10% off your next domain name registration. Just use the offer code BASEMENT. SquareSpace: Go sign up for a free trial today at SquareSpace.com, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. * * *Official Website Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Jun 15, 2015
Episode 7: In the Woods
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Stepping into the woods is like stepping through a doorway to another world. A world that hides dark secrets from prying eyes, and holds unknown dangers for unprepared travelers. But some woods are more sinister than others, and Massachusetts just might play host to the worst of them all. * * * Lore episode 7 was sponsored by: Casper: Visit Casper.com/Lore to save $50 off a mattress of your choice with the offer code LORE. Terms and Conditions Apply. SquareSpace: Go sign up for a free trial today at SquareSpace.com, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. * * * Official Website Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Jun 01, 2015
Episode 6: Echoes
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Settings are often just as important to a story as the tale itself. The Shining had the Overlook. The Legend of Hell House had the Belasco. We fear cabins in the woods and even our own basements. But the mother of all horror settings is the asylum, with a dark pedigree unlike any other. Official Website Novels by Aaron Mahnke
May 18, 2015
Episode 5: Under Construction
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Humans have always loved to build things, but we occasionally have to make adjustments to our plans. City ordinances, building codes, and property disputes all get in the way. Sometimes, though, the reason we change our plans is much more interesting than that. Lore Website Novels by Aaron Mahnke
May 04, 2015
Episode 4: Dinner at the Afterglow
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Deep in the forest at the northern tip of a small island near Vancouver Island, there is a stone monument standing amidst the trees. How that structure came to be, and what it meant to those who built it, are both interesting stories. But it's the unofficial reports — the sightings and experiences of those who visit it — that truly deserve to be told. Lore Website Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Apr 20, 2015
Episode 3: The Beast Within
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In 1582, the German town of Bedburg was ravaged by a violent and mysterious creature. After untold bloodshed, the townsfolk took up arms and hunted the monster down. What they found was something out of our deepest nightmares, and entirely too close to home.   Lore Website Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Apr 06, 2015
Episode 2: The Bloody Pit
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Over 200 lives were lost during the construction of the Hoosac Tunnel in western Massachusetts. According to countless eye-witnesses across nearly 150 years, many of those deaths left indelible marks. What truly awaits visitors in the darkness of that tunnel? Is it simple echoes of a violent past, or the thing that haunts the deepest fears of every human being? Lore Website Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Mar 23, 2015
Episode 1: They Made a Tonic
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On the morning of March 17, 1892, a group of townsfolk in rural Rhode Island dug up the graves of three local women. What they did to their bodies was something that we might find shocking, yet was actually normal in their culture. What was it in their past that guided their actions? Were they merely a product of their ancestors, or innocent participants in a regional panic? Lore Website Novels by Aaron Mahnke
Mar 18, 2015