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Lore is a bi-weekly podcast about the history behind scary stories. The people, places, and things of our darkest nightmares all have real facts at their core. Each episode of Lore looks into a uniquely scary tale and uncovers the truth of what's behind it. Sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.

Lore is a bi-weekly podcast about the history behind scary stories. The people, places, and things of our darkest nightmares all have real facts at their core. Each episode of Lore looks into a uniquely scary tale and uncovers the truth of what's behind it. Sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.
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Lore is a bi-weekly podcast about the history behind scary stories. The people, places, and things of our darkest nightmares all have real facts at their core. Each episode of Lore looks into a uniquely scary tale and uncovers the truth of what's behind it. Sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.

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Episodes

Episode 110: Crooked

3/18/2019
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Casper: American-made, hybrid mattresses that’s insanely comfortable—and affordable. Try it for 100 nights—risk-free—in your own home. If...

Duration:00:35:30

Episode 109: Assumption

3/4/2019
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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 of that, everything else is an assumption. And sometimes we get it tragically, horribly wrong. * * * 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...

Duration:00:34:44

Episode 108: Debris

2/18/2019
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Casper: American-made, hybrid mattresses that’s insanely comfortable—and affordable. Try it for 100...

Duration:00:37:35

Episode 107: Sight Unseen

2/4/2019
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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. * * * 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...

Duration:00:45:20

Episode 106: The Collection

1/21/2019
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Casper: American-made, hybrid mattresses that’s insanely comfortable—and affordable. Try it for 100 nights—risk-free—in your own home. If you don’t love...

Duration:00:35:30

Episode 105: Layers

1/7/2019
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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. * * * 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...

Duration:00:38:45

Episode 104: Anchored

12/21/2018
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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. * * * 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...

Duration:00:32:56

Episode 103: Disappointment

12/10/2018
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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. * * * 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...

Duration:00:34:59

Episode 102: Devil in the Details

11/26/2018
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Fracture: Fracture is changing the way you print photos. Fractures are beautiful, minimal pictures printed on glass and...

Duration:00:34:44

Episode 101: Worn Away

11/12/2018
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one...

Duration:00:34:44

Episode 100: Home Sweet Home

10/29/2018
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Audible: Audible is offering our listeners a free audiobook with a 30-day trial membership. Just browse the unmatched selection of audio programs, download a...

Duration:00:45:45

Episode 99: Out For Blood

10/22/2018
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Fracture: Fracture is changing the way you print photos. Fractures are beautiful, minimal pictures printed on glass and ready to hang on your wall. Enjoy special...

Duration:00:32:14

Episode 98: Never Alone

10/15/2018
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: RXBar: What you see is what you eat. No free rides. No fillers. No B.S. Just good, clean food with 100% natural flavors. Get 25% off your first order at RXbar.com/lore, and use the offer...

Duration:00:38:19

Episode 97: Misplaced

10/8/2018
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Unobscured: A new long-form documentary podcast that explores one dark historical moment over the course of 12 episodes. Season 1...

Duration:00:35:30

Episode 96: The Long Good-Bye

10/1/2018
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Unobscured: Discover the newest podcast from Lore creator Aaron Mahnke. Unobscured is a deep-dive historical documentary series that explores one topic each season. The...

Duration:00:37:30

Episode 95: Out of Sight

9/17/2018
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Wine Access: Consider this your chance to enter a whole new world of amazing wine…at an...

Duration:00:33:30

Episode 94: Hard Rain

9/3/2018
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Fracture: Fracture is changing the way you print photos. Fractures are beautiful, minimal pictures printed on glass and ready to hang on your wall. Enjoy 15%...

Duration:00:34:00

Episode 93: A Place to Lay Your Head

8/20/2018
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Casper: American-made, hybrid mattresses that’s insanely comfortable—and affordable. Try it for 100 nights—risk-free—in your own home. If you don’t love it, they’ll pick it up and refund you...

Duration:00:33:30

Episode 92: Stronger

8/6/2018
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Fracture: Fracture is changing the way you print photos. Fractures are beautiful, minimal pictures printed on glass and ready to hang on your...

Duration:00:33:29

Episode 91: Beneath the Surface

7/23/2018
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Casper: American-made, hybrid mattresses that’s insanely comfortable—and affordable. Try it for 100 nights—risk-free—in your own home. If you don’t love it,...

Duration:00:32:29