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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 114: The Gateway

5/13/2019
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Most locations have an isolated history that is unique to them and only them. But some places have served as the entry point for a bigger idea and a larger impact on history as a whole. Sadly, that sort of significance always seems to come at a price, and it’s a cost that’s difficult to forget. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by:Fracture: Fracture wants to change the way you think about printing your photos. Instead of using paper, Fracture prints directly onto glass, and your...

Duration:00:39:46

Episode 113: Word of Mouth

4/29/2019
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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.* * *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...

Duration:00:37:00

Episode 112: Facets

4/15/2019
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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. * * * 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:00:35:15

Episode 111: Inside Job

4/1/2019
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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. * * * 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...

Duration:00:37:19

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:Article: Beautiful, modern, high-quality furniture without the frustration of going into a big showroom—and flatmate shipping on all orders...

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 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 website...

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:30