Episode 40: Everything Floats

The older the city, the more stories there seem to be. Some places are home to tragedy, while others have played host to disaster or war. Few cities have it all, though, and judging by the pain those stories often reveal, that might be a good thing.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Soundtrack playlist is available here.


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Episode 39: Take the Stand

For as long as humans have lived together in community, there has been the need for crimes and disputes to be settled by some form of court. Many of those trials have been fair, while others have been unjust. Some, though, have been downright weird.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Soundtrack playlist is available here.


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Episode 38: The Mountain

Humans have always wandered off into unexplored territory. It’s a key part of our identity to leave safety behind in pursuit of adventure. Those journeys, though, don’t always end in success. In fact, sometimes they end in horrible tragedy.

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Episode 37: Passing Notes

For as crowded as this world has become, most people feel isolated and alone. Perhaps that’s why so many of us believe that there’s another world, just beyond the veil. But when that veil is tampered with and pulled aside, it’s hard to say what might emerge.

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Episode 36: When the Bow Breaks

The cities and buildings where tragedy has concentrated over the years always seem to hold stories. Stories of loss, of pain, and of things that refuse to move on. That quality, though, isn’t unique to places on land.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Soundtrack playlist is available here.


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Episode 35: The King

Popular culture is obsessed with the idea of a lost humanity. Countless films, novels, and television shows all ask the same question: what would happen if only a few of us were left? Unfortunately, the answer was discovered a century ago off the coast of Mexico.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Soundtrack playlist is available here.

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Episode 34: All the Lovely Ladies

Folklore has often developed as a response to real-world events, but the opposite has also been true. History has, upon occasion, unintentionally confirmed ancient tales. And nowhere is this more evident, or more bloody, than in the tale of one particular 16th-Century countess.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Soundtrack playlist is available here.


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Episode 33: A Dead End

Folklore can change and evolve over time. But when we uncover the roots of these stories, we often find that the real events at their core are the darkest version of all.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Soundtrack playlist is available here.


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Episode 32: Tampered

Maybe it’s human pride, or maybe it’s just a tendency toward superstition, but humans are very good at making excuses. When things don’t go our way, or when something breaks, there always seems to be a reason why it's not our fault. And apparently, those excuses have occasionally walked among us.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Soundtrack playlist is available here.


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Episode 31: Lost and Found

We spend every waking moment surrounded by people. People who talk to us, who interact with us, and who are very much alive an breathing. Which is why it’s that much more shocking when we stumble upon those who aren’t. And it’s more common than you’d think.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Soundtrack playlist is available here.


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Episode 30: Deep and Twisted Roots

When two boys discovered a macabre surprise while playing in a Connecticut gravel pit, they uncovered more than a piece of the past. Their discovery echoes stories that are much older, stories with roots that reach far deeper than anyone might imagine.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Soundtrack playlist is available here.


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Episode 29: The Big Chill

Thanks to the writings of Stephen King, the state of Maine has become known as a place of fictional horror and tragedy. But it's at the real-life intersection of Maine's harsh winters and deadly coastline that we find the most tragic stories of all. Stories that no one would want to experience for themselves.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Soundtrack playlist is available here.


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Episode 28: Making a Mark

Stories leave a mark on us. They can act like scars or decoration, always there, always reminding us of things that happened. But in some cases, those stories leave behind literal, physical marks. Or do they?

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Soundtrack playlist is available here.


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Episode 27: On the Farm

Safety is a basic human need, and we build a lot of our life around achieving it. This is nothing new, really; humans have always sought safety in a dangerous world. And because of that, it’s those moments when safety is shattered that haunt us the most.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Soundtrack playlist is available here.


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Episode 26: Brought Back

Humans have been obsessed with escaping the grasp of death for thousands of years. It’s impossible, of course, but we dream of it nonetheless. Which makes the events in a small Caribbean village all the more horrifying.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Soundtrack playlist is available here.


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Episode 25: The Cave

Over the centuries, all sorts of methods have been used to govern people. And while some have been just and humane — such as most modern legal systems — others have been more unusual. Social fear, religious tyranny, and military might. However, few examples stand out as much as the events that took place over a century ago on a small island off the coast of Chile.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Soundtrack playlist is available here.


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Episode 24: A Stranger Among Us

Many family traditions and treasured folktales involve strangers who visit us. What would Christmas be without Santa, after all. But strangers in general are a lot less appealing than we might believe.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Soundtrack playlist is available here.


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Episode 23: Rope and Railing

There are places in the world that we rarely see. Our busy lives never take us there, and as a result, they don’t come to mind when we think of chilling tales and frightening lore. But they exist, and despite their inherent light, they too hold a deep darkness.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Soundtrack playlist is available here.


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Episode 22: Over the Top

History is full of examples of moments in time when hysteria and fear ruled common sense. While some of these examples were valid reasons to panic and worry, others were less logical. But that didn’t make them any less dangerous.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Soundtrack playlist is available here.


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Episode 21: Adrift

Since the dawn of time, humans have pushed themselves to explore. When that adventure took to the seas, however, it was an invitation for tragedy. The ocean, you see, takes much from us. And sometimes it gives it back.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Soundtrack playlist is available here.


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