Aaron Mahnke

The award-winning podcast (also a TV show & book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction. read less

Our Editor's Take

Lore looks at history's darkest tales, exploring all the weird and wonderful aspects of folklore of the past. Many stories throughout history are far more shocking than the most imaginative horror story. The podcast explores legends from various historical reports and eyewitness accounts.From ghost stories to the basis of legends, each episode looks at a classic piece of folklore. The hosts dive into the history, actual events, and cultural context that sparked the legend. Those who love spooky stories will love this podcast with a campfire story style and tone.

Aaron Mahnke hosts and has the perfect eerie vibe to go with the dark subject matter. Listeners love the unbelievable stories and the stories that back them. Stories of alien sightings, bigfoot encounters, and paranormal activity come into the light. Lore leaves no stone unturned and no eyebrow-raising story unresearched.

Lore is a hit with audiences and critics alike. It won the Academy of Podcasters award for the Best History Podcast in 2016 and was a finalist in 2017. The podcast's popularity has only continued to grow. It inspired a TV show in 2017, which ran for two seasons. It also sparked three book adaptations. They include Monstrous Creatures, Wicked Mortals, and Dreadful Places. The podcast producers remastered the series following its surge in popularity. The result is all the classic stories listeners love, with a few new twists and scary tales woven in.

read less