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Lore

Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and 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.

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Episode 184: Falling to Pieces

History is filled with people who gathered unusual collections, often following a curiosity or passion to the extreme. But among those collectors, there have been those who have taken things too far. And the objects of their obsession have become the stuff of nightmares. ???????? This episode of Lore was sponsored by: BetterHelp: Join over a million other people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced BetterHelp counselor. Visit BetterHelp.com/LORE today for 10% off your first month. Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, which includes free postage, a digital scale, and zero commitment. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. SimpliSafe: Secure your home with 24/7 professional monitoring for just $15 a month. No contracts, no salespeople, just simple and easy security. Visit SimpliSafe.com/Lore to save 20% on your SimpliSafe security system and get your first month free when you sign up for Interactive Monitoring service. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-10-25
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Episode 183: Suffer the Children

Some of the most frightening and disturbing stories are the ones that take a different path than we expected. Their horror is in the exceptions, the little things that make them different. But some little things are more difficult to see coming. ???????? This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Wondrium: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Get your first year for just $99 now by going to Wondrium.com/LORE.?and don't miss my newest recommendation: How the Medici Shaped the Renaissance. HelloFresh: Save time and frustration, and get delicious, healthy, honest meals delivered straight to your door, with all the instructions and ingredients prepped and ready to go. So go today to HelloFresh.com/14lore and use code 14LORE for 14 free meals, including free shipping! Hunt a Killer: Solve immersive murder mysteries from the comfort of your home! Learn more at HuntAKiller.com/LORE, and use the promo code LORE for 20% off your first box. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-10-18
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Episode 182: Ever-Present

While many of the places we live are defined by their current, modern personalities, a look into the past can reveal a much more thrilling?and terrifying?picture. And no where is that more true than the Silver State. ???????? This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Casper: From bedding, bed frames, and even a dog bed, Casper has everything to build the dream bedroom?for every kind of sleeper. Visit Casper.com to get $100 off select mattresses by using the offer code HISTORY100. Terms and conditions apply. Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, which includes free postage, a digital scale, and zero commitment. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. BetterHelp: Join over a million other people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced BetterHelp counselor. Visit BetterHelp.com/LORE today for 10% off your first month. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-10-11
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Episode 181: Unsettled

We?ve always had a hunger for mystery stories and true crime. But for a period of time, many of those stories had a very unusual element to them?a detail that had a way of making less believable today, an so much more frightening. ???????? This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Babbel: Start your new language-learning journey today. Purchase a 3-month subscription today and get an additional 3 months for FREE, at BABBEL.com, with use promo code LORE. Squarespace: Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support. Start your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. SimpliSafe: Secure your home with 24/7 professional monitoring for just $15 a month. No contracts, no salespeople, just simple and easy security. Visit SimpliSafe.com/Lore to save 20% on your SimpliSafe security system and get your first month free when you sign up for Interactive Monitoring service. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-10-04
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Episode 180: Above the Law

In the world of folklore, one of the most interesting most timeless characters is also the least supernatural. But that doesn?t mean their stories are any less thrilling or entertaining. ???????? This episode of Lore was sponsored by: SimpliSafe: Secure your home with 24/7 professional monitoring for just $15 a month. No contracts, no salespeople, just simple and easy security. Visit SimpliSafe.com/Lore to save 20% on your SimpliSafe security system and get your first month free when you sign up for Interactive Monitoring service. Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, which includes free postage, a digital scale, and zero commitment. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. BetterHelp: Join over a million other people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced BetterHelp counselor. Visit BetterHelp.com/LORE10 today and use offer code LORE10 for 10% off your first month. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-09-27
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REMASTERED ? Episode 13: Off the Path

In this remastered edition of a classic Lore episode, we revisit the concept of curses, and take a tour through some of the most powerful examples. With fresh narration and production, and a brand new story at the end. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-09-20
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Episode 179: Confidence

Folklore has many uses, and a quick trip through history would reveal many that you?ve come to expect. It educates a community, preserves events and well-known figures, and provides a sometimes-fictional explanation for mysterious happenings. But one particular use for folklore needs a deeper look?because it?s beyond thrilling. ???????? This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Native: Native creates safe, effective personal care products that use trusted ingredients and performance. For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDEO.com/20lore and use promo code 20LORE during checkout. Squarespace: Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support. Start your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. Wondrium: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Start your free month of unlimited access to the entire library! Go now to Wondrium.com/LORE.?and don't miss my newest recommendation: Arctic Manhunt: Hunt for the Mad Trapper. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-09-13
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REMASTERED ? Episode 12: Half-Hanged

It?s time to return to the colonial village of Hadley and reunite with the neighborhood witch, Mary Webster. All presented with modern production, fresh narration, and a brand new bonus story at the end. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-09-06
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Episode 178: Opportunity

Some of the darkest moments in human history have taken place because of our hunger for a second chance, a better life, or a fresh start. But not all opportunities are guaranteed a bright and shiny outcome. ???????? This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Casper: From bedding, bed frames, and even a dog bed, Casper has everything to build the dream bedroom?for every kind of sleeper. Enjoy 15% off select mattresses, 10% off pillows, sheets, and more with Casper?s Labor Day Sale. Terms and conditions apply. Wondrium: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Start your free month of unlimited access to the entire library! Go now to Wondrium.com/LORE.?and don't miss my newest recommendation: Notorious London: A City Tour. Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, which includes free postage, a digital scale, and zero commitment. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-08-30
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REMASTERED ? Episode 11: Black Stockings

In this remastered edition of a classic episode, we?ll revisit the folklore of changelings, and the tragic story of Bridget Cleary, with a brand new story at the end, plus refreshed narration and production, and music from Chad Lawson. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-08-23
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Episode 177: Strings

One of the things that has united humans across cultures and languages is music. For as long as we can remember, we have filled our lives with new musical backdrops. And at the center of that world are the people who write and perform it all?as well as the stories about where their powerful gifts come from. ???????? This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Wondrium: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Start your free month of unlimited access to the entire library! Go now to Wondrium.com/LORE.?and don't miss my newest recommendation: Crimes of the Century: A Selective History of Infamy. SimpliSafe: Secure your home with 24/7 professional monitoring for just $15 a month. No contracts, no salespeople, just simple and easy security. Visit SimpliSafe.com/Lore to save 20% on your SimpliSafe security system and get your first month free when you sign up for Interactive Monitoring service. Squarespace: Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support. Start your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-08-16
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REMASTERED ? Episode 10: Steam & Gas

The well-worn carpets and imperfect walls of an old hotel can often make guests feel as if they are staying in a little slice of the past. In one grand old hotel, however, that truth has never been more true. This remastered edition includes a brand new story at the end, plus refreshed narration and production, and music from Chad Lawson. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-08-09
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Episode 176: Rooted

In all the folktales about the forest, we are warned to not set foot inside, lest the darkness and dangers that live there seek us out and harm us. But there are other stories that describe a much more sinister outcome, and throughout history they have proven themselves true. ???????? This episode of Lore was sponsored by: BetterHelp: Join over a million other people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced BetterHelp counselor. Visit BetterHelp.com/LORE10 today and use offer code LORE10 for 10% off your first month. HelloFresh: Save time and frustration, and get delicious, healthy, honest meals delivered straight to your door, with all the instructions and ingredients prepped and ready to go. So go today to HelloFresh.com/14lore and use code 14LORE for 14 free meals, including free shipping! Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, which includes free postage, a digital scale, and zero commitment. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-08-02
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REMASTERED ? Episode 9: A Devil on the Roof

It?s time to return to one of the classic American monster stories, the Jersey Devil. In this remastered edition you?ll get the same story you?ve known and loved, but with brand new narration and production, all layered over the hauntingly beautiful music of Chad Lawson. The Devil would be proud. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-07-26
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Episode 175: Head Case

In our never-ending journey to discover what makes us tick, people have come up with some pretty surprising ideas. And in the process, they?ve given themselves permission to do some utterly terrifying things. ???????? This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Squarespace: Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support. Start your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. Hunt a Killer: Solve immersive murder mysteries from the comfort of your home! Learn more at HuntAKiller.com/?LORE?, and use the promo code ?LORE for 20% off your first box. BetterHelp: Join over a million other people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced BetterHelp counselor. Visit BetterHelp.com/LORE10 today and use offer code LORE10 for 10% off your first month. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-07-19
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REMASTERED ? Episode 8: The Castle

Let?s all revisit the hunting grounds of one of America?s most horrific?and prolific?serial killers: H. H. Holmes. This Remastered edition includes fresh narration and production, music by Chad Lawson, and a brand new Epilogue tale at the end. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-07-12
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Episode 174: From Scratch

Much like our instinct to set up a home in new places, humans are good at creating everything else we might need. And that includes folklore. But if even half of the stories that have been born in this one town are true, there?s a lot to be afraid of. ???????? This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Wondrium: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Start your 21-day free trial of unlimited access to the entire library! Go now to Wondrium.com/LORE.?and don't miss my newest recommendation: The Real History of Pirates. Native: Native creates safe, effective personal care products that use trusted ingredients and performance. For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDEO.com/lore20 and use promo code LORE20 during checkout. Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, which includes free postage, a digital scale, and zero commitment. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-07-05
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REMASTERED ? Episode 7: In the Woods

Let?s all step back into the woods that started it all: the legendary?and frightening?Bridgewater Triangle. This classic script has been updated with fresh narration, production, and music. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-06-28
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Episode 173: Darkness and Light

On the edge of the world, where risk and danger crash constantly against the shores of civilization, stands a type of ancient guardian that everyone recognizes, but few truly understand. And there?s at least one mystery waiting for those brave enough to explore them. ???????? This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Audible: Audible is offering our listeners a free 30-day trial. Just browse the unmatched selection of audio programs, download a free title, and start listening?it?s that easy. To get started today, just visit Audible.com/lore or text ?LORE? to 500-500. Casper: From bedding, bed frames, and even a dog bed, Casper has everything to build the dream bedroom?for every kind of sleeper. Visit Casper.com to get $100 off your mattresses order by using the offer code LORE100. Terms and conditions apply. SimpliSafe: Secure your home with 24/7 professional monitoring for just $15 a month. No contracts, no salespeople, just simple and easy security. Visit SimpliSafe.com/Lore today, and you?ll get a FREE HD Camera. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-06-21
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REMASTERED ? Episode 6: Echoes

Revisit the classic journey into some the history behind our fascination with derelict mental health hospitals. The same story you love, with modern narration and production, plus a new bonus story at the end. ?????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-06-14
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Episode 172: Under the Influence

Many people need something to believe, and someone to follow. But out of all the examples throughout history of bad leaders, few are as bizarre and unexplainable as one man from a century ago. ???????? This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, which includes free postage, a digital scale, and zero commitment. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. Babbel: Start your new language-learning journey today. Purchase a 3-month subscription today and get an additional 3 months for FREE, at BABBEL.com, with use promo code LORE. Squarespace: Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support. Start your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. ???????? Source Recommendation: If the topic of Brother XII intrigues you, we highly recommend the book Brother XII, by John Oliphant. Every detail we?ve skipped over today, and all the deep intricacies of the story, are expertly covered in it. You can also purchase it directly from the author at brother-x-i-i.com. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-06-07
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REMASTERED ? Episode 5: Under Construction

A fresh take on a classic episode, exploring the world of hidden spirits in the earth, and the way humans have shaped their lives around those beliefs. With a brand new recording, modern production, and music by Chad Lawson. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-05-31
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Episode 171: Long Shadows

The older the city, the deeper its roots. And when that location is the oldest around?well, the amount of darkness it?s hiding should not come as a surprise. ???????? 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 upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support Build your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. HelloFresh: Save time and frustration, and get delicious, healthy, honest meals delivered straight to your door, with all the instructions and ingredients prepped and ready to go. So go today to HelloFresh.com/12lore and use code 12LORE for 12 free meals, including free shipping! Casper: From bedding, bed frames, and even a dog bed, Casper has everything to build the dream bedroom?for every kind of sleeper. Visit Casper.com to get $100 off your mattresses order by using the offer code LORE100. Terms and conditions apply. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-05-24
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REMASTERED ? Episode 4: Dinner at the Afterglow

Our classic tour of the Pacific Northwest's most haunted mausoleum is back, with brand new narration, music by Chad Lawson, and modern production. The chills, though, are 100% original. ???????????? Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-05-17
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Episode 170: Into the Wild

Some of the most frightening kinds of folklore are the ones with a familiar element. Details that sit a bit too close to home. Qualities that resonate just a bit too much. And few places host legends more terrifying than the wilderness around us. ???????? This episode of Lore was sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Listen or watch on your computer or mobile device. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore today to start your special FREE MONTH of unlimited access to their full lecture library?and don't miss my newest recommendation: Why Evil Exists. Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, which includes free postage, a digital scale, and zero commitment. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. Native: Native creates safe, effective personal care products that use trusted ingredients and performance. For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDEO.com/lore20 and use promo code LORE20 during checkout. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-05-10
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REMASTERED ? Episode 3: The Beast Within

Our classic exploration of everyone's favorite hairy beast, freshly re-recorded and produced from scratch with music by Chad Lawson. And don't miss the new Epilogue story after the credits! ???????? Lore Resources Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-05-03
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Episode 169: Blood Money

We?ve all been told to beware things that seem too good to be true, and for good reason. But beyond the world of hucksters and frauds, one special group of people fooled an entire culture, at the cost of hundreds of lives. ???????? This episode of Lore was sponsored by: BetterHelp: Join over a million other people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced BetterHelp counselor. Visit BetterHelp.com/LORE10 today and use offer code LORE10 for 10% off your first month. SimpliSafe: Secure your home with 24/7 professional monitoring for just $15 a month. No contracts, no salespeople, just simple and easy security. Visit SimpliSafe.com/Lore today, and you?ll get a FREE HD Camera. Casper: From bedding, bed frames, and even a dog bed, Casper has everything to build the dream bedroom?for every kind of sleeper. Visit Casper.com to get $100 off your mattresses order by using the offer code LORE100. Terms and conditions apply. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-04-26
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REMASTERED ? Episode 2: The Bloody Pit

It's our classic visit to the Hoosac Tunnel, reputed to be one of New England's most haunted locations. Freshly-recorded, newly produced, and scored with music from Chad Lawson...and don't miss the brand new story after the ads. ???????? Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  All the shows from Grim & Mild: www.grimandmild.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-04-19
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Episode 168: Beyond the Pale

Hope is a powerful emotion, and it has driven humans to do great things over the centuries. It?s also a key element of folklore, but the stories it gives rise to there are more than just inspiring?some of them can also be terrifying. ???????? This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, which includes free postage, a digital scale, and zero commitment. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. Squarespace: If you're passionate about it, show it off. Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support Build your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Listen or watch on your computer or mobile device. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore today to start your special FREE MONTH of unlimited access to their full lecture library?and don't miss my newest recommendation: Tip of the Spear: A New First Americans Discovery. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now  A fantastic resource on the life and legend of Gerald Fitzgerald is the scholar and historian Dr. Vincent Carey. His books are the best out there regarding the Wizard Earl, and he was generous enough to actually chat with our researcher for this episode?s development. Please check him out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-04-12
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REMASTERED ? Episode 1: They Made a Tonic

The episode that started it all, freshly narrated, newly produced, and scored with Chad Lawson's haunting music. And don't miss the brand new story after the ads. ???????????????? Lore Resources Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-04-05
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Episode 167: Deviation

Death is one of life?s certainties, and the final chapter in each of our stories. And yet throughout history, there have been reports of those who have broken the rules?and the brave few who rose to the challenge to stop them. ???????? This episode of Lore was sponsored by: SimpliSafe: Secure your home with 24/7 professional monitoring for just $15 a month. No contracts, no salespeople, just simple and easy security. Visit SimpliSafe.com/Lore today, and you?ll get a FREE HD Camera. BetterHelp: Join over a million other people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced BetterHelp counselor. Visit BetterHelp.com/LORE10 today and use offer code LORE10 for 10% off your first month. HelloFresh: Save time and frustration, and get delicious, healthy, honest meals delivered straight to your door, with all the instructions and ingredients prepped and ready to go. So go today to HelloFresh.com/12lore and use code 12LORE for 12 free meals, including free shipping! ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-03-29
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Episode 166: Toxic

For thousands of years, humans have used a tool of violence to control their enemies, advance their careers, and remove their problems. And the only thing more frightening than the tool itself are the stories about the people who use it.  ???????? This episode of Lore was sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Listen or watch on your computer or mobile device. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore today to start your special FREE MONTH of unlimited access to their full lecture library?and don't miss my newest recommendation: The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy. BetterHelp: Join over a million other people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced BetterHelp counselor. Visit BetterHelp.com/LORE10 today and use offer code LORE10 for 10% off your first month. Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, which includes free postage, a digital scale, and zero commitment. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-03-15
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Episode 165: On the Line

Some places seem to straddle the boundary between one world and another. It?s a feature than can often generate charm and beauty, but sometimes it creates darker things, as the history of these historic islands demonstrates so well. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-03-01
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Episode 164: Loyal Companion

While animals have been our constant companions for thousands of years, one chapter of our long history together led to much more terrifying results. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-15
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Episode 163: Persistence

It should come as no surprise that one of humanity?s greatest qualities is also the tool with which it has committed much darker tragedies. Even far from the wilds of the Old World, that legacy was never far behind. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-01
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Episode 162: By Design

In a world obsessed with fairytale endings, the most iconic type of setting for those stories turns out to also be home to some of the darkest histories around. ???????? Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-18
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Episode 161: Shell Game

Folklore is often born in moments were answers and hope seem lost, and few situations like that have generated more stories than the crucible of human conflict. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-04
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Episode 160: Sleight of Hand

One of the oldest beliefs in human history is also the root of countless stories in our collective folklore. But to understand the power of those tales, we need to understand the people who brought them to life. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-12-21
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Episode 159: Close By

Episode 159: Close By Whether intentionally or by accident, the past has a way of slipping away, slowly vanishing beneath our feet. That doesn?t mean it?s gone forever, though. But before we seek unearth it, it would be wise to remember that some things are buried for a reason. ???????????? Lore Resources: Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-12-07
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Episode 158: A Grain of Truth

Oftentimes, the truth is right in front of us, made as plain as day and easy to access. But sometimes it?s lost, and the only way to track it down is through story. But as one island in the Pacific Northwest demonstrates, digging for the truth often comes at a price. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-11-23
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Episode 157: Hanging On

One of the most common features of our legends and folklore is our dreams. And one of the most common dreams, across all the pages of history, is a desire that has haunted people since the dawn of time?a desire that might just be more attainable that we realize.  ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-11-09
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Episode 156: Bottled Up

Humans are very good at making assumptions. But if we look a little deeper, our preconceived ideas about some of the most common bits of folklore won?t just change?they?ll transform into something terrifying. ??????????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-10-26
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Episode 155: Skin Deep

Some stories are very familiar to us, but our understanding of them is only the tip of the iceberg. Even one of folklore?s most legendary creatures has roots that are almost forgotten today?roots that are both ancient and terrifying. ????????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-10-19
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Episode 154: Adding It Up

Everywhere you go these days, there are superstitions. Many are modern, and not much more than clever word games or rhymes designed to help us remember things. But a few are older, with roots in a past that?s a bit darker than we?d like to admit.  ???????????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-10-12
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Episode 153: Hold On

Sometimes the past sticks around because we work hard to make sure it?s never forgotten. Other times, it stays with us because we refused to let it go. But in one American city, the past seems to have stuck around for darker reasons. To explore this episode on Apple Maps, click here. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-10-05
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Episode 152: Follow the Leader

Folklore is filled with stories that evolve over time, and while the originals are full of drama and fright, it?s in the evolution that they truly come to life. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-09-28
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Episode 151: By the Book

For a very long time, people have believed that our world is filled with magic. Secret knowledge and hidden truths that we can use to unlock power and privilege. It?s a belief that?s taken all shapes and forms, but there?s one common thread tying it all together: books. ?????????????? Lore Resources:  Grimoires, by Owen Davies, can be found here, Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-09-14
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Episode 150: Addition

History can be easy to brush aside or paint over, giving us the illusion of control. But just because we can?t see the past doesn?t mean it?s not there, active and powerful, working behind the scenes to remind us of our tragedy and pain. To explore this episode on Apple Maps, click here. ?????????????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-08-31
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Episode 149: Off Track

History has proven just how good humans are at improving things, from weapons and tools to medicine and education. But some advancements come at a price, while creating some horrifying folklore in the process. ???????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-08-17
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Episode 148: Predictable

If history has shown us anything, it?s that humans are easily motivated by fear. Just what some of those fears have been, though, is more than a little frightening. ????????????? Lore Resources:  Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music  Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources  Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-08-03
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