Episode 48: Downriver

Tragedy is never something we plan for. It sneaks up on us like a bandit in the night, and takes away our sense of security and purpose. But throughout history, there have been places so plagued by tragedy that those who live near them consider these locations to be cursed.

Written and produced by Aaron Mahnke, with research assistance by Marcet Crockett.

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Episode 46: Dark Conclusions

For almost as long as there have been stories of supernatural beings, there have been tales of those who hunt them. From ancient traditions to Hollywood blockbusters, these characters have filled our imaginations. But in 1969, those ideas became real.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke.


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Trick or Treat 2016 - Set 2

A Halloween treat to add a bit of spook to your week. Each Lore “Trick or Treat 2016” episode is a collection of two of my favorite Patreon member-only “shorts” in one place. Perfect for a rainy day, a walk in the dark, or a campfire gathering. This episode includes “In a Pickle” and “Drained”.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke.

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Trick or Treat 2016 - Set 1

A Halloween treat to add a bit of spook to your week. Each Lore “Trick or Treat 2016” episode is a collection of two of my favorite “shorts” in one place. Perfect for a rainy day, a walk in the dark, or a campfire gathering. This episode includes “Peg & Button” and “Behind the Door”.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke.

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Episode 44: From Within

Civilization was transformed the moment we discovered it. We’ve built it into our religions and use it to advance our technology. Whether we take it for granted or not, there’s a darker side to this tool, and if we’re not careful, we might get burned.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke.

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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.

Researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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