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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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Episode 86: Under Siege

5/14/2018
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Casper: American-made, hybrid mattresses that’s...

Duration:00:41:00

Episode 85: Creature of Habit

4/30/2018
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PRE-ORDER THE NEW LORE BOOK, WICKED MORTALS, TODAY! * * * 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 mold. 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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: ZipRecruiter: Post your job opening to over 100 job sites with...

Duration:00:35:59

Episode 84: A Family Affair

4/16/2018
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Fracture: Fracture is changing the way you print photos. Fractures are beautiful, minimal pictures printed on glass and ready to hang on your wall. Enjoy 15% off your first order by visiting...

Duration:00:35:59

Episode 83: Carried Away

4/2/2018
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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. * * * 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....

Duration:00:36:15

Episode 82: Forgotten

3/19/2018
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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. * * * 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...

Duration:00:35:59

Episode 81: On the Edge

3/5/2018
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Casper: American-made, hybrid mattresses that’s insanely comfortable—and affordable. Try it for 100...

Duration:00:34:59

Episode 80: Dark Imports

2/19/2018
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Fracture: Fracture is changing the way you print photos. Fractures are beautiful, minimal pictures printed on glass and ready to hang on your wall. Enjoy 15% off your first order by visiting Fracture.me, uploading your favorite image, and...

Duration:00:34:59

Episode 79: Locked Away

2/5/2018
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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. * * * 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...

Duration:00:33:30

Episode 78: Exposure

1/22/2018
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Fracture: Fracture is changing the way you print photos. Fractures are beautiful, minimal pictures printed on glass...

Duration:00:36:45

Episode 77: Withering Heights

1/8/2018
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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. * * * 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:00:31:00

Episode 76: Talk Show

12/22/2017
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: ZipRecruiter: Post your job opening to over 100 job sites with...

Duration:00:34:00

Episode 75: Black and Wild

12/11/2017
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Squarespace: If you're passionate about it, show it off. Build your own...

Duration:00:29:45

Episode 74: All Fall Down

11/27/2017
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by...

Duration:00:32:29

Episode 73: A Sweet Embrace

11/13/2017
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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. * * * 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...

Duration:00:37:00

Episode 72: A Grave Mistake

10/30/2017
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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. Special Soundtrack Chad Lawson (#1 iTunes, #1 Billboard, #1 Amazon) has written another full album of original music for this episode. That...

Duration:00:45:59

Trick or Treat 2017 - Set 2

10/23/2017
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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. * * * 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:00:17:45

Episode 71: Silver Lining

10/16/2017
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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. * * * 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...

Duration:00:32:44

Trick or Treat 2017 - Set 1

10/9/2017
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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. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: HelloFresh: Get delicious, healthy, honest meals delivered straight to your door, with all the...

Duration:00:19:59

Episode 70: Familiar

10/2/2017
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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...

Duration:00:32:29

Episode 69: Wide Open

9/18/2017
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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. * * * 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,...

Duration:00:31:29

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