Media Madness Monday: Lore

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Well, it’s been a loooong time since I wrote one of these posts! But I really wanted you all to know about this podcast: Lore.


From the description
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.
Each episode Aaron Mahnke picks some tale, whether it’s a bit of folklore or a real life event or person, and explains the history behind it. It could be the history behind a werewolf encounter in medieval Germany, or a serial killer in Chicago in 1895. Aaron relays anecdotes in a casual storytelling voice accompanied by atmospheric music. He lays out the history, then gives an insight into the human psychology of the beliefs or the event. This is all just to give the listener some relief before giving them a “Oh and one last thing” that is sure to raise the hair on the back of the neck.

There are 12 episodes as of this date, most making the 20 minute mark. They’re a quick little scare, just don’t listen to them after dark! (I actively try not thinking about them after dark!) These are “clean” episodes, but some of the details of the events can be quite gruesome. Lore isn’t for everyone.

This is my jam. I love scary folklore stories, like Helen Creighton’s Bluenose Ghosts. With the Halloween season coming up in a month or so, Lore is the perfect podcast to add to your list.

If you dare!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, this may very well give me nightmares, but I love these kinds of stories. I'll have to check this out. I mostly only listen to podcasts during my commutes or my workouts, so I can maybe avoid peak terror.


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