Lore

By Aaron Mahnke

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 Aug 14, 2018

MTDevildog
 Aug 9, 2018
This is the best show I've ever listened to. Aaron is an amazing story teller.

James S
 Aug 6, 2018
Aaron Mahnke takes you through a myriad of urban legends, myths, and mysterious and gets into the history the informed, inspired, and created them. Not told as a history lecture, but as gripping stories as if for a campfire.

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 Aug 2, 2018

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 Jul 29, 2018

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Our fears have roots. Lore exposes the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.

Episode Date
Episode 92: Stronger
33:31

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.

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This episode of Lore was sponsored by:

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Aug 06, 2018
Episode 91: Beneath the Surface
32:31

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.

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This episode of Lore was sponsored by:

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Jul 23, 2018
Episode 90: Mind the Gap
41:16

We tend think of rivers and lakes as tame. They’re the safe and friendly counterpart to the deep and treacherous waters of the ocean. 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.

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This episode of Lore was sponsored by:

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Jul 09, 2018
Episode 89: Fanning the Flames
34:01

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.

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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: Ancient Mesopotamia: Life in the Cradle of Civilization.

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Jun 25, 2018
Episode 88: Crossing the Line
42:01

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.

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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 crush: The Rise of Rome.

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Jun 11, 2018
Episode 87: Road Trip
39:01

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.

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This episode of Lore was sponsored by:

Fracture: Fracture is changing the way you print photos. Fractures are beautiful, minimal pictures printed on glass and ready to hang on your wall. Enjoy 15% off your first order by visiting Fractureme.com/lore, uploading your favorite image, and using the coupon code LORE15 at checkout.

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Extra member-only episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast

May 28, 2018
Episode 86: Under Siege
41:01

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.

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This episode of Lore was sponsored by:

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 toward select mattresses by using the offer code LORETerms 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 crush: The Celtic World.

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May 14, 2018
Episode 85: Creature of Habit
36:01

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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.

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Apr 30, 2018
Episode 84: A Family Affair
34:54

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.

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This episode of Lore was sponsored by:

Fracture: Fracture is changing the way you print photos. Fractures are beautiful, minimal pictures printed on glass and ready to hang on your wall. Enjoy 15% off your first order by visiting Fracture.me, uploading your favorite image, and using the coupon code LORE15 at checkout.

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Apr 16, 2018
Episode 83: Carried Away
36:16

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.

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This episode of Lore was sponsored by:

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 toward select mattresses by using the offer code LORETerms 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 Barbarian Empires of the Steppes.

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Apr 02, 2018
Episode 82: Forgotten
34:32

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.

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This episode of Lore was sponsored by:

Fracture: Fracture is changing the way you print photos. Fractures are beautiful, minimal pictures printed on glass and ready to hang on your wall. Enjoy 15% off your first order by visiting Fracture.me, uploading your favorite image, and using the coupon code LORE15 at checkout.

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.

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Mar 19, 2018
Episode 81: On the Edge
35:01

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.

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This episode of Lore was sponsored by:

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 toward select mattresses by using the offer code LORETerms 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 favorite: Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals.

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Mar 05, 2018
Episode 80: Dark Imports
35:01

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. 

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This episode of Lore was sponsored by:

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Feb 19, 2018
Episode 79: Locked Away
31:59

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.

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This episode of Lore was sponsored by:

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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. Just visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore to start your free month of unlimited access to their full lecture library—and don't miss my newest favorite: Archaeology: An Introduction to the World’s Greatest Sites.

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Feb 05, 2018
Episode 78: Exposure
37:31

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.

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This episode of Lore was sponsored by:

Fracture: Fracture is changing the way you print photos. Fractures are beautiful, minimal pictures printed on glass and ready to hang on your wall. Enjoy 15% off your first order by visiting Fracture.me, uploading your favorite image, and using the coupon code LORE15 at checkout.

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Extra member-only episodes: www.patreon.com/lorepodcast

Jan 22, 2018
Episode 77: Withering Heights
31:01

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.

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This episode of Lore was sponsored by:

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 toward select mattresses by using the offer code LORETerms 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. Start your free month of unlimited access to their full lecture library by visiting TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore. And don't miss my newest favorite: Origins of Ancient Civilizations.

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Jan 08, 2018
Episode 76: Talk Show
32:56

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.

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Dec 22, 2017
Episode 75: Black and Wild
29:46

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.

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Dec 11, 2017
Episode 74: All Fall Down
31:25

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.

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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. To start your free month of unlimited access to their entire lecture library, just visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore. And don't miss my newest favorite: The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy.

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Nov 27, 2017
Episode 73: A Sweet Embrace
37:01

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.

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Nov 13, 2017
Episode 72: A Grave Mistake
46:01

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.

 

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Oct 30, 2017
Trick or Treat 2017 - Set 2
17:46

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.

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Oct 23, 2017
Episode 71: Silver Lining
31:45

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.

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Oct 16, 2017
Trick or Treat 2017 - Set 1
20:01

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.

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Oct 09, 2017
Episode 70: Familiar
32:31

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.

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Oct 02, 2017
Episode 69: Wide Open
31:31

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.

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Sep 18, 2017
Episode 68: The Tainted Well
31:31

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.

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Sep 04, 2017
Episode 67: The Red Coats
30:01

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.

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Aug 21, 2017
Episode 66: Where There’s Smoke
28:41

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.

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Aug 07, 2017
Episode 65: Doing Tricks
30:31

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.

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Jul 24, 2017
Episode 64: Behind Closed Doors
28:31

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.

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Jul 10, 2017
Episode 63: Homecoming
29:46

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. 

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Jun 26, 2017
Episode 62: Desperate Measures
28:01

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.

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Jun 12, 2017
Episode 61: Labor Pains
29:28

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?

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May 29, 2017
Episode 60: If Walls Could Talk
26:51

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.

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May 15, 2017
Episode 59: A Deep Fear
28:31

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.

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May 01, 2017
Episode 58: The Devil’s Beat
26:31

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.

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Apr 17, 2017
Episode 57: Quarantine
27:31

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.

 

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Apr 03, 2017
Episode 56: Going Viral
28:31

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.

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Mar 20, 2017
Episode 55: A Way Inside
29:31

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.

 

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Mar 06, 2017
Episode 54: Teacher’s Pet
29:31

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.

 

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Feb 20, 2017
Episode 53: Trees and Shadows
28:31

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.

 

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Feb 06, 2017
Episode 52: Negative Consequences
28:16

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.

 

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Jan 23, 2017
Episode 51: Within the Walls
30:16

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.

 

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Jan 09, 2017
Episode 50: Mary, Mary
31:46

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.

 

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Dec 23, 2016
Episode 49: Seeing Double
27:31

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.

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Dec 12, 2016
Episode 48: Downriver
27:01

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.

 

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Nov 28, 2016
Episode 47: Missing the Point
29:01

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.

 

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Nov 14, 2016
Episode 46: Dark Conclusions
30:56

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.

 

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Oct 31, 2016
Trick or Treat 2016: Set 2
16:11

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”.

 

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Oct 24, 2016
Episode 45: First Impressions
30:31

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.

 

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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”.

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Oct 10, 2016
Episode 44: From Within
29:51

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.

 

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Oct 03, 2016
Episode 43: Supply and Demand
31:01

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.

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Sep 19, 2016
Episode 42: In the Bag
26:21

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.

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Sep 05, 2016
Episode 41: Hole in the Wall
25:30

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.

 

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Aug 22, 2016
Episode 40: Everything Floats
27:21

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.

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Aug 08, 2016
Episode 39: Take the Stand
25:31

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.

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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.

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Jul 11, 2016
Episode 37: Passing Notes
31:54

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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May 02, 2016
Episode 32: Tampered
25:31

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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.


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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.


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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?


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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? 

 


 

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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. 

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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?

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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?

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Mar 18, 2015