Lore

By Aaron Mahnke

On Going since Mar 2015 • Updated bimonthy

Lore is a podcast about folklore. Monsters, myths, and creatures of our wildest nightmares. Every town has a ghost story, and every story has a root. Lore looks into the past of monster stories, finds the truth, and tells the tale.

All Episodes

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 13 Sep 2021

Folklore has many uses, and a quick trip through history would reveal many that you’ve come to expect. It educates a community, preserves events and well-known figures, and provides a sometimes-fictional explanation for mysterious happenings. But one particular use for folklore needs a deeper look…because it’s beyond thrilling. ———————— 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 NativeDEO.com/20lore and use promo code 20LORE during checkout. Squarespace: Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support. Start your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. Wondrium: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Start your free month of unlimited access to the entire library! Go now to Wondrium.com/LORE.—and don't miss my newest recommendation: Arctic Manhunt: Hunt for the Mad Trapper. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 06 Sep 2021

It’s time to return to the colonial village of Hadley and reunite with the neighborhood witch, Mary Webster. All presented with modern production, fresh narration, and a brand new bonus story at the end. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 30 Aug 2021

Some of the darkest moments in human history have taken place because of our hunger for a second chance, a better life, or a fresh start. But not all opportunities are guaranteed a bright and shiny outcome. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Casper: From bedding, bed frames, and even a dog bed, Casper has everything to build the dream bedroom—for every kind of sleeper. Enjoy 15% off select mattresses, 10% off pillows, sheets, and more with Casper’s Labor Day Sale. Terms and conditions apply. Wondrium: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Start your free month of unlimited access to the entire library! Go now to Wondrium.com/LORE.—and don't miss my newest recommendation: Notorious London: A City Tour. 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 All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 23 Aug 2021

In this remastered edition of a classic episode, we’ll revisit the folklore of changelings, and the tragic story of Bridget Cleary, with a brand new story at the end, plus refreshed narration and production, and music from Chad Lawson. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 16 Aug 2021

One of the things that has united humans across cultures and languages is music. For as long as we can remember, we have filled our lives with new musical backdrops. And at the center of that world are the people who write and perform it all—as well as the stories about where their powerful gifts come from. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Wondrium: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Start your free month of unlimited access to the entire library! Go now to Wondrium.com/LORE.—and don't miss my newest recommendation: Crimes of the Century: A Selective History of Infamy. 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 to save 20% on your SimpliSafe security system and get your first month free when you sign up for Interactive Monitoring service. Squarespace: Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support. Start 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 All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 09 Aug 2021

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. This remastered edition includes a brand new story at the end, plus refreshed narration and production, and music from Chad Lawson. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 02 Aug 2021

In all the folktales about the forest, we are warned to not set foot inside, lest the darkness and dangers that live there seek us out and harm us. But there are other stories that describe a much more sinister outcome, and throughout history they have proven themselves true. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: BetterHelp: Join over a million other people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced BetterHelp counselor. Visit BetterHelp.com/LORE10 today and use offer code LORE10 for 10% off your first month. 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/14lore and use code 14LORE for 14 free meals, including free shipping! 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 All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 26 Jul 2021

It’s time to return to one of the classic American monster stories, the Jersey Devil. In this remastered edition you’ll get the same story you’ve known and loved, but with brand new narration and production, all layered over the hauntingly beautiful music of Chad Lawson. The Devil would be proud. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Jul 2021

In our never-ending journey to discover what makes us tick, people have come up with some pretty surprising ideas. And in the process, they’ve given themselves permission to do some utterly terrifying things. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Squarespace: Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support. Start your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. Hunt a Killer: Solve immersive murder mysteries from the comfort of your home! Learn more at HuntAKiller.com/​LORE​, and use the promo code ​LORE for 20% off your first box. BetterHelp: Join over a million other people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced BetterHelp counselor. Visit BetterHelp.com/LORE10 today and use offer code LORE10 for 10% off your first month. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Jul 2021

Let’s all revisit the hunting grounds of one of America’s most horrific—and prolific—serial killers: H. H. Holmes. This Remastered edition includes fresh narration and production, music by Chad Lawson, and a brand new Epilogue tale at the end. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 05 Jul 2021

Much like our instinct to set up a home in new places, humans are good at creating everything else we might need. And that includes folklore. But if even half of the stories that have been born in this one town are true, there’s a lot to be afraid of. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Wondrium: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Start your 21-day free trial of unlimited access to the entire library! Go now to Wondrium.com/LORE.—and don't miss my newest recommendation: The Real History of Pirates. Native: Native creates safe, effective personal care products that use trusted ingredients and performance. For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDEO.com/lore20 and use promo code LORE20 during checkout. 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 All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 28 Jun 2021

Let’s all step back into the woods that started it all: the legendary—and frightening—Bridgewater Triangle. This classic script has been updated with fresh narration, production, and music. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 21 Jun 2021

On the edge of the world, where risk and danger crash constantly against the shores of civilization, stands a type of ancient guardian that everyone recognizes, but few truly understand. And there’s at least one mystery waiting for those brave enough to explore them. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Audible: Audible is offering our listeners a free 30-day trial. 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. 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 LORE100. Terms and conditions apply. 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. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 14 Jun 2021

Revisit the classic journey into some the history behind our fascination with derelict mental health hospitals. The same story you love, with modern narration and production, plus a new bonus story at the end. —————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 07 Jun 2021

Many people need something to believe, and someone to follow. But out of all the examples throughout history of bad leaders, few are as bizarre and unexplainable as one man from a century ago. ———————— 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. Babbel: Start your new language-learning journey today. Purchase a 3-month subscription today and get an additional 3 months for FREE, at BABBEL.com, with use promo code LORE. Squarespace: Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support. Start your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. ———————— Source Recommendation: If the topic of Brother XII intrigues you, we highly recommend the book Brother XII, by John Oliphant. Every detail we’ve skipped over today, and all the deep intricacies of the story, are expertly covered in it. You can also purchase it directly from the author at brother-x-i-i.com. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 31 May 2021

A fresh take on a classic episode, exploring the world of hidden spirits in the earth, and the way humans have shaped their lives around those beliefs. With a brand new recording, modern production, and music by Chad Lawson. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 24 May 2021

The older the city, the deeper its roots. And when that location is the oldest around—well, the amount of darkness it’s hiding should not come as a surprise. ———————— 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. So go today to HelloFresh.com/12lore and use code 12LORE for 12 free meals, including free shipping! 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 LORE100. Terms and conditions apply. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 17 May 2021

Our classic tour of the Pacific Northwest's most haunted mausoleum is back, with brand new narration, music by Chad Lawson, and modern production. The chills, though, are 100% original. ———————————— Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 10 May 2021

Some of the most frightening kinds of folklore are the ones with a familiar element. Details that sit a bit too close to home. Qualities that resonate just a bit too much. And few places host legends more terrifying than the wilderness around 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. 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: Why Evil Exists. 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. Native: Native creates safe, effective personal care products that use trusted ingredients and performance. For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDEO.com/lore20 and use promo code LORE20 during checkout. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 03 May 2021

Our classic exploration of everyone's favorite hairy beast, freshly re-recorded and produced from scratch with music by Chad Lawson. And don't miss the new Epilogue story after the credits! ———————— Lore Resources Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 26 Apr 2021

We’ve all been told to beware things that seem too good to be true, and for good reason. But beyond the world of hucksters and frauds, one special group of people fooled an entire culture, at the cost of hundreds of lives. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: BetterHelp: Join over a million other people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced BetterHelp counselor. Visit BetterHelp.com/LORE10 today and use offer code LORE10 for 10% off your first month. 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. 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 LORE100. Terms and conditions apply. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Apr 2021

It's our classic visit to the Hoosac Tunnel, reputed to be one of New England's most haunted locations. Freshly-recorded, newly produced, and scored with music from Chad Lawson...and don't miss the brand new story after the ads. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Apr 2021

Hope is a powerful emotion, and it has driven humans to do great things over the centuries. It’s also a key element of folklore, but the stories it gives rise to there are more than just inspiring—some of them can also be terrifying. ———————— 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. 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: Tip of the Spear: A New First Americans Discovery. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now A fantastic resource on the life and legend of Gerald Fitzgerald is the scholar and historian Dr. Vincent Carey. His books are the best out there regarding the Wizard Earl, and he was generous enough to actually chat with our researcher for this episode’s development. Please check him out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 05 Apr 2021

The episode that started it all, freshly narrated, newly produced, and scored with Chad Lawson's haunting music. And don't miss the brand new story after the ads. ———————————————— Lore Resources Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 29 Mar 2021

Death is one of life’s certainties, and the final chapter in each of our stories. And yet throughout history, there have been reports of those who have broken the rules—and the brave few who rose to the challenge to stop them. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: 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. BetterHelp: Join over a million other people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced BetterHelp counselor. Visit BetterHelp.com/LORE10 today and use offer code LORE10 for 10% off your first month. 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/12lore and use code 12LORE for 12 free meals, including free shipping! ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 15 Mar 2021

For thousands of years, humans have used a tool of violence to control their enemies, advance their careers, and remove their problems. And the only thing more frightening than the tool itself are the stories about the people who use 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. 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 Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy. BetterHelp: Join over a million other people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced BetterHelp counselor. Visit BetterHelp.com/LORE10 today and use offer code LORE10 for 10% off your first month. 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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 01 Mar 2021

Some places seem to straddle the boundary between one world and another. It’s a feature than can often generate charm and beauty, but sometimes it creates darker things, as the history of these historic islands demonstrates so well. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: 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 Camera and 60-day free trial. Native: Native creates safe, effective personal care products that use trusted ingredients and performance. For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDEO.com/lore20 and use promo code LORE20 during checkout. 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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 15 Feb 2021

While animals have been our constant companions for thousands of years, one chapter of our long history together led to much more terrifying results. ———————— 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%. 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. 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 Black Death: The World’s Most Devastating Plague. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 01 Feb 2021

It should come as no surprise that one of humanity’s greatest qualities is also the tool with which it has committed much darker tragedies. Even far from the wilds of the Old World, that legacy was never far behind. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: 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. 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. 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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 18 Jan 2021

In a world obsessed with fairytale endings, the most iconic type of setting for those stories turns out to also be home to some of the darkest histories around. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 04 Jan 2021

Folklore is often born in moments were answers and hope seem lost, and few situations like that have generated more stories than the crucible of human conflict. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 21 Dec 2020

One of the oldest beliefs in human history is also the root of countless stories in our collective folklore. But to understand the power of those tales, we need to understand the people who brought them to life. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 07 Dec 2020

Episode 159: Close By Whether intentionally or by accident, the past has a way of slipping away, slowly vanishing beneath our feet. That doesn’t mean it’s gone forever, though. But before we seek unearth it, it would be wise to remember that some things are buried for a reason. ———————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 23 Nov 2020

Oftentimes, the truth is right in front of us, made as plain as day and easy to access. But sometimes it’s lost, and the only way to track it down is through story. But as one island in the Pacific Northwest demonstrates, digging for the truth often comes at a price. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 09 Nov 2020

One of the most common features of our legends and folklore is our dreams. And one of the most common dreams, across all the pages of history, is a desire that has haunted people since the dawn of time—a desire that might just be more attainable that we realize. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 26 Oct 2020

Humans are very good at making assumptions. But if we look a little deeper, our preconceived ideas about some of the most common bits of folklore won’t just change—they’ll transform into something terrifying. ——————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Oct 2020

Some stories are very familiar to us, but our understanding of them is only the tip of the iceberg. Even one of folklore’s most legendary creatures has roots that are almost forgotten today—roots that are both ancient and terrifying. ————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Oct 2020

Everywhere you go these days, there are superstitions. Many are modern, and not much more than clever word games or rhymes designed to help us remember things. But a few are older, with roots in a past that’s a bit darker than we’d like to admit. ———————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

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Sometimes the past sticks around because we work hard to make sure it’s never forgotten. Other times, it stays with us because we refused to let it go. But in one American city, the past seems to have stuck around for darker reasons. To explore this episode on Apple Maps, click here. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 28 Sep 2020

Folklore is filled with stories that evolve over time, and while the originals are full of drama and fright, it’s in the evolution that they truly come to life. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

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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. —————————————— 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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 31 Aug 2020

History can be easy to brush aside or paint over, giving us the illusion of control. But just because we can’t see the past doesn’t mean it’s not there, active and powerful, working behind the scenes to remind us of our tragedy and pain. To explore this episode on Apple Maps, click here. —————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 17 Aug 2020

History has proven just how good humans are at improving things, from weapons and tools to medicine and education. But some advancements come at a price, while creating some horrifying folklore in the process. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

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If history has shown us anything, it’s that humans are easily motivated by fear. Just what some of those fears have been, though, is more than a little frightening. ————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 20 Jul 2020

Humans have long practiced the art of building walls and fortresses in an effort to gain control or find safety. But no place is safe from the danger we bring upon ourselves, and sometimes those tragedies stay right where they started. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 06 Jul 2020

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. ———————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 22 Jun 2020

Human ingenuity knows no bounds. Along with creating all manner of new technology, and ever more complex levels of knowledge, another thing we are good at inventing is ourselves. And sometimes that alteration can become the stuff of legend. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 08 Jun 2020

Folklore is often about danger and how we, as a community, might avoid it. But real life sometimes becomes a mirror of those fears, and leaves us wondering why no one saw it coming. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 25 May 2020

Some of the oldest and most popular parts of folklore are the ghost stories. Whether told around a campfire, or red about in the safety a well-lit room, they are always fun, and often chilling. But there’s so much more to ghosts than wispy visions and rattling chains. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 11 May 2020

There’s a lot that science has explained away. Mysteries that left us cowering in fear. Events that challenged our feelings of security and control. But even after all that progress, there are still some unexplained stories that left to haunt us. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 27 Apr 2020

Humanity has always been very good at making the best of a bad situation. Either by burying the past, or at least by building distractions that take the focus off of it. But no matter how beautiful those distractions are, our past always leaves a mark. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 13 Apr 2020

We often speak in lofty terms about all that humans are capable of achieving, and much of that is true. But looking backward in time, we can also see moments when that potential has led to horrible tragedy. And we have no one to blame but ourselves. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 30 Mar 2020

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. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 16 Mar 2020

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. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 02 Mar 2020

Our passion for solving incomplete puzzles is something that unites us as a culture. We will chase any mystery and dig into every single question we encounter. But that attraction might also put us in grave danger, if history is any indication. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 17 Feb 2020

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. ———————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

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We like it when things go according to plan. Even when it comes to death, we long to have some semblance of control over our path. So when those best-laid plans are disrupted by the unexpected, it’s only natural to assume the worst. ———————————— Episode Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 20 Jan 2020

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. ———————— Episode Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 06 Jan 2020

The human tendency to study the unknown—to dig deep and search for the bedrock of truth at the bottom of the mystery—is one of our most enduring qualities. But while that tenacity has helped scientists unlock much of our world, it has also led us to unusual ideas. And you’d be surprised what they recorded about it. ———————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 23 Dec 2019

We all love a good hiding place. Whether it’s the child who tucks the key to their diary under their pillow, or the parent who hides away the holiday gifts, humans have proven themselves to be fond of secret places. But if the stories are any indication, there’s one place in England that was better than most at doing what we love. ———————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 09 Dec 2019

While the ocean represents opportunity and hope, it also holds more mystery than most feel comfortable with. Yes, we’ve explored it in search of new lands and discoveries, but we’ve also lost much in the process. Amazingly though, some things that are lost...occasionally return. ———————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 25 Nov 2019

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. ———————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 11 Nov 2019

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. ———————————— Show Resources Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 28 Oct 2019

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. ———————————— Lore Resources Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 21 Oct 2019

Episode 127: Tipping the Scales If you flip through the pages of history long enough, you’ll eventually run into stories about life out of balance, and how something—fate or chance or something otherworldly—has stepped in to make it right. In fact, some of those stories have become a part of our modern popular culture—all despite the deadly stories at their center. ——————— Lore Resources Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 14 Oct 2019

Some places in our world have a dark legacy. Prior failures. Shameful acts. Painful tragedy. Even though it all took place long before we arrived there, we can still feel the tremors of that darkness—and the stories about their source are deeply chilling. ——————— Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 07 Oct 2019

Everyone longs for someone. That special partner who can enter their life and make is something better, something more. And while dating has taken many forms over the years, nothing is like a good, old fashioned personal ad—or the people who took advantage of them. ——————— Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 30 Sep 2019

Everyone wants to look good. And while there’s nothing wrong with beauty, sometimes people have made sacrifices—both willing and unaware—in the pursuit of it. After looking through the pages of history, though, that hasn’t always been a good thing. ——————— Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 16 Sep 2019

Home might very well be what you make it, but it’s not always about beautiful decorations and comfortable furnishings. Sometimes the places we live take on elements of our own personality. Even after we’ve moved on, those pieces remain behind, like echoes of another time—echoes that can still be felt today. ——————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 02 Sep 2019

Episode 122: The Shortest Straw Human nature has a number of powerful, universal characteristics. Our need for community. Our love of storytelling. Our seemingly infinite capacity to adapt and thrive. But some of the most terrifying events in history find their root in one other: our will to survive. ——————— Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music/122 Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources/122 Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Aug 2019

Some threats to our safety and well-being are obvious and easy to spot from a mile away. Over the course of history, people have become very skilled at looking for danger and avoiding it. But some threats are more difficult to spot—and once they strike, the results can be deadly. ——————— The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 05 Aug 2019

Human ambition has led us to some amazing achievements, and taken us to unexplored places. But it has also lured us into places where there is a lot more fear and danger than we are used to, and the stories that have grown out of that world have left the world a richer—and more frightening—place. ——————— The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 22 Jul 2019

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

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 08 Jul 2019

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

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 24 Jun 2019

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

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 10 Jun 2019

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. ———————— The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 27 May 2019

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. ———————— The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 13 May 2019

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. ———————— The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 29 Apr 2019

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 15 Apr 2019

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 01 Apr 2019

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 18 Mar 2019

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 04 Mar 2019

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 18 Feb 2019

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 04 Feb 2019

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 21 Jan 2019

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 07 Jan 2019

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 21 Dec 2018

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 10 Dec 2018

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 26 Nov 2018

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Nov 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 29 Oct 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 22 Oct 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 15 Oct 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 08 Oct 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 01 Oct 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 17 Sep 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 03 Sep 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 20 Aug 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 06 Aug 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 23 Jul 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 09 Jul 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 25 Jun 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 11 Jun 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 28 May 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 14 May 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 30 Apr 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 16 Apr 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 02 Apr 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Mar 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 05 Mar 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Feb 2018

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. To explore this episode on Apple Maps, click here. ———————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 05 Feb 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 22 Jan 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 08 Jan 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 22 Dec 2017

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 11 Dec 2017

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 27 Nov 2017

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 13 Nov 2017

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 30 Oct 2017

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 23 Oct 2017

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 16 Oct 2017

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 09 Oct 2017

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 02 Oct 2017

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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 18 Sep 2017

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 04 Sep 2017

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 21 Aug 2017

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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 07 Aug 2017

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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 24 Jul 2017

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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 10 Jul 2017

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 26 Jun 2017

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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Jun 2017

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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 29 May 2017

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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 15 May 2017

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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 01 May 2017

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 17 Apr 2017

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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 03 Apr 2017

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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 20 Mar 2017

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 06 Mar 2017

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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 20 Feb 2017

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 06 Feb 2017

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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 23 Jan 2017

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 09 Jan 2017

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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 23 Dec 2016

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Dec 2016

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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 28 Nov 2016

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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 14 Nov 2016

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 31 Oct 2016

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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 24 Oct 2016

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 17 Oct 2016

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 10 Oct 2016

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 03 Oct 2016

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Sep 2016

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 05 Sep 2016

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 22 Aug 2016

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 08 Aug 2016

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. To explore this episode on Apple Maps, click here. ———————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 25 Jul 2016

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 11 Jul 2016

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 27 Jun 2016

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 13 Jun 2016

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 30 May 2016

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 16 May 2016

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 02 May 2016

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 18 Apr 2016

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 04 Apr 2016

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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 21 Mar 2016

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. ———————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 07 Mar 2016

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. ———————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 22 Feb 2016

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? ———————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 08 Feb 2016

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. ———————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 25 Jan 2016

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. ———————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 11 Jan 2016

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. ———————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 28 Dec 2015

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. ———————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 14 Dec 2015

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. ———————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 30 Nov 2015

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. ———————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 16 Nov 2015

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. ———————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 02 Nov 2015

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. ———————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 26 Oct 2015

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. ———————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Oct 2015

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. ———————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Oct 2015

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 Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 04 Oct 2015

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. ———————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 20 Sep 2015

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? ———————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 06 Sep 2015

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? ———————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 24 Aug 2015

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. ———————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 07 Aug 2015

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. ———————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 25 Jul 2015

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 Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Jul 2015

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 Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 28 Jun 2015

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 Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 15 Jun 2015

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 Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 01 Jun 2015

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 Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 18 May 2015

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. ———————————————— Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 04 May 2015

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 Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 20 Apr 2015

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 Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 06 Apr 2015

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 Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 23 Mar 2015

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 Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 18 Mar 2015

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 Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 17 Mar 2015

Lore is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed podcast about true life scary stories. 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. Each episode examines a new dark historical tale in a modern campfire experience. With more than 33,000 5-star reviews on Apple Podcasts, and over 300-million listens, that's clearly a good thing. New episodes are released every other Monday. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com. . .

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