Lore

Oct 26 2020 30 mins 66.9k

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.











Episode 151: By the Book
Sep 14 2020 38 mins  
For a very long time, people have believed that our world is filled with magic. Secret knowledge and hidden truths that we can use to unlock power and privilege. It’s a belief that’s taken all shapes and forms, but there’s one common thread tying it all together: books. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Listen or watch on your computer or mobile device. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore today to start your special FREE MONTH of unlimited access to their full lecture library—and don't miss my newest recommendation: The Celtic World. SimpliSafe: Secure your home with 24/7 professional monitoring for just $15 a month. No contracts, no salespeople, just simple and easy security. Visit SimpliSafe.com/Lore today, and you’ll get a FREE HD Camera. Squarespace: If you're passionate about it, show it off. Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support Build your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. ———————— Lore Resources: Grimoires, by Owen Davies, can be found here, Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices






Episode 146: A Great Weight
Jul 06 2020 35 mins  
Humans have spent thousands of years building systems to keep us as safe as possible. But eventually, each of us will have to stop and rest, letting down our guard and opening ourselves up to perhaps our darkest and oldest of enemies. ———————— 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. So go today to HelloFresh.com/lore80 and use code LORE80 during HelloFresh’s New Year’s sale, for $80 off your first box, including free shipping. 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 Mongol Empire. Squarespace: If you're passionate about it, show it off. Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support Build your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices







Episode 139: Heirloom
Mar 30 2020 36 mins  
The way we treat the past is a great lens into the character of humanity. Sometimes we elevate it, but all too often we work to bury it. And while the excuse might be to make room for the march of progress, it also allows us to hide our worst mistakes and most painful tragedies. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Harry’s: You deserve a great shave at a fair price. Get your free starter kit delivered straight to your door, which includes a weighted razor handle, moisturizing shave gel, a precision-engineered 5-blade cartridge, and a handy travel cover. Visit Harrys.com/lore to get yours today. 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. Casper: From bedding, bed frames, and even a dog bed, Casper has everything to build the dream bedroom—for every kind of sleeper. Visit Casper.com to get $100 off your mattresses order by using the offer code LORE. Terms and conditions apply. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Episode 138: Foresight
Mar 16 2020 33 mins  
Humanity has grown over the millennia by passing on knowledge through teachings and guides. Even today, how-to books are best-sellers, and people are more hungry than ever to learn and grow. But some lessons aren’t worth passing on, and in a few cases, they’ve even been incredibly destructive. ———————— 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, which includes free postage, a digital scale, and zero commitment. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. Policygenius: We’ll always get the future wrong, so you better get life insurance right. Policygenius makes finding the right life insurance a breeze, and could save $1500 or more per year. Find your best price and apply online at Policygenius.com. The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Listen or watch on your computer or mobile device. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore today to start your special FREE MONTH of unlimited access to their full lecture library—and don't miss my newest recommendation: Monsters Within. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Episode 136: The Third Time
Feb 17 2020 35 mins  
Folklore is our legacy. We humans have carried it with us everywhere we’ve gone in the world, and it anchors us to our roots and our community. But it also does something else: it gives us a place to hide our fear, to put it on a leash and control it. And there’s one story in particular that does that better than most. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: We’ll always get the future wrong, so you better get life insurance right. Policygenius makes finding the right life insurance a breeze, and could save $1500 or more per year. Find your best price and apply online at Policygenius.com. The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Listen or watch on your computer or mobile device. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore today to start your special FREE MONTH of unlimited access to their full lecture library—and don't miss my newest recommendation: Living History: Experiencing Great Events of the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, which includes free postage, a digital scale, and zero commitment. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. * * * Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Episode 134: Disturbing the Peace
Jan 20 2020 34 mins  
Episode 134: Disturbing the Peace There’s nothing more certain in life than death. No matter how rewarding or challenging our days on this planet might be, for as long as humans have been around, we’ve viewed death as something akin to slumber, however natural or untimely it might be. But not all that sleep are left undisturbed. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: We’ll always get the future wrong, so you better get life insurance right. Policygenius makes finding the right life insurance a breeze, and could save $1500 or more per year. Find your best price and apply online at Policygenius.com. The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Listen or watch on your computer or mobile device. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore today to start your special FREE MONTH of unlimited access to their full lecture library—and don't miss my newest recommendation: A Historian Goes to the Movies: Ancient Rome. Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, which includes free postage, a digital scale, and zero commitment. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. ———————— Episode Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices



Episode 131: Sea of Change
Dec 09 2019 36 mins  
While the ocean represents opportunity and hope to a lot of people, it also holds more mystery than most of feel comfortable with. Yes, we’ve explored it in search of new lands and discoveries, but we’ve also lost so much in the process. Amazingly, though, some things that are lost occasionally return. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Listen or watch on your computer or mobile device. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore today to start your special FREE MONTH of unlimited access to their full lecture library—and don't miss my newest recommendation: The Real History of Secret Societies. Audible: Audible is offering our listeners a free audiobook with a 30-day trial membership. Just browse the unmatched selection of audio programs, download a free title, and start listening—it’s that easy. To get started today, just visit Audible.com/lore or text “LORE” to 500-500. Squarespace: If you're passionate about it, show it off. Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support Build your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. * * * Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices



Episode 129: Digging Deep
Nov 11 2019 35 mins  
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices




































































Episode 70: Familiar
Oct 02 2017 31 mins  
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices




Episode 67: The Red Coats
Aug 21 2017 29 mins  
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Episode 66: Where There’s Smoke
Aug 07 2017 27 mins  
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Episode 65: Doing Tricks
Jul 24 2017 28 mins  
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Episode 63: Homecoming
Jun 26 2017 29 mins  
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Episode 62: Desperate Measures
Jun 12 2017 26 mins  
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Episode 61: Labor Pains
May 29 2017 28 mins  
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Episode 60: If Walls Could Talk
May 15 2017 25 mins  
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Episode 58: The Devil’s Beat
Apr 17 2017 25 mins  
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Episode 57: Quarantine
Apr 03 2017 26 mins  
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Episode 55: A Way Inside
Mar 06 2017 29 mins  
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Episode 53: Trees and Shadows
Feb 06 2017 27 mins  
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices



Episode 51: Within the Walls
Jan 09 2017 29 mins  
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Episode 49: Seeing Double
Dec 12 2016 26 mins  
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Episode 48: Downriver
Nov 28 2016 25 mins  
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


Episode 46: Dark Conclusions
Oct 31 2016 28 mins  
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices






















































4.6 • 29 Ratings

faux fox Oct 27 2020
I have been following Lore since the beginning and I still love it. I look forward to every episode, and have learned so much (and thoroughly entertained!)

stina 133 Oct 26 2020
My favorite podcast. Aaron is a genius ❤️






jesnolz Oct 26 2020
My first podcast I ever came across, engrossed with Manke's lore telling! Still a fan and since the beginning, always recommend!

Kimberley67 Oct 18 2020
Exceptional!!! I look forward to listening to each one!!

Jammin Oct 06 2020
LOVE AARON MAHNKE! Keep them coming!

WillieTheWombat Sep 27 2020
Epic

lwood the great Sep 09 2020
Well written. Great podcast. I'm a big fan of Aaron Mahnke. I love the tv show too.

Rusty Sep 07 2020
Ghosts not real The historical episodes, or those based in reality are so much better than the ones about ghosts, which often seem to originate in 18th/19th century America (why no 9/11 ghosts Americans?). I like the narration and the music compliments it well. While the narrator would probably disagree I found the truth more interesting than the fiction, or on this case folklore. 7.5/10

gramakitty10 Sep 04 2020
Really enjoy this podcast and the host tells the stories extremely well

kattpanic Jul 28 2020
I love this podcast and the research that's gone into it!






kalyn Jul 26 2020
Lore is my all time go-to most favorite podcast! I've been listening as long as Aaron has made them! I look forward every other monday! Hi Aaron!❤

Kayis813 Jul 25 2020
😂😂Is Is zee and is not JK 😂

OneSharpTooth Jul 22 2020
On my second lap with this podcast. Always a great listen before bed. Interesting and Aaron's voice is calming.

Zazzysaurus Jun 10 2020
Chilling enough to keep me cool in the summer, yet not depressing.

erimon1984 Jun 08 2020
This is the podcast that started me on down the rabbit hole of podcast. Definitely one of my favorites and have listened to them all more than once.

BluPossum5 Jun 04 2020
One of my faves. Great stories that aren't too extravagant- they let your mind play around with ideas of "what if it's real?" Aaron is a high quality storyteller, I highly recommend it.

SorcerousSquid May 19 2020
A great listen, as always. Beautiful score and interesting topics

sol May 19 2020
Too dark






D.A.T May 19 2020
Nice!!!

jflo72 May 17 2020
First!

MoistPlacebo May 11 2020
Yes, you should listen to every episode.

Tiny May 02 2020
Okay podcast with a smug, bored sounding host. I do like most of the topics, though.

Antodips Apr 24 2020
Love, love, LOOOVE this podcast. I'm late to the game listening to it now but I wish there where more episodes. If you like scary stuff but in a more serious and well researched manner you're gonna love this.

c3168014 Apr 21 2020
My first Aaron Mahnke podcast. And now I have the whole collection. Definitely start from the beginning.

Þóra Apr 18 2020
Love it.

DarthByron Apr 16 2020
I love this podcast! So much fun. Thanks Aaron! You do great work






GorillaFury Apr 13 2020
Love the delivery, and really enjoy the incredible deep dive and invested research that makes each episode just as engaging as the last.

Swords and Spect Apr 13 2020
Excellent show giving a truly wonderful, in-depth look into a range of popular and lesser known people and events throughout our history. There's something for everyone in these episodes.

HMB Apr 12 2020
Amazing podcast