Aaron Mahnke and Grim & Mild
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.
Episode 164: Loyal Companion
Monday 15 February 2021
: While animals have been our constant companions for thousands of years, one chapter of our long history together led to much more terrifying...
Episode 163: Persistence
Monday 01 February 2021
: It should come as no surprise that one of humanity’s greatest qualities is also the tool with which it has committed much darker...
Episode 162: By Design
Monday 18 January 2021
: 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...
Episode 161: Shell Game
Monday 04 January 2021
: Folklore is often born in moments were answers and hope seem lost, and few situations like that have generated more stories than the...
Episode 160: Sleight of Hand
Monday 21 December 2020
: 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...
Episode 159: Close By
Monday 07 December 2020
: Episode 159: Close By
Whether intentionally or by accident, the past has a way of slipping away, slowly vanishing beneath our feet. That...
Episode 158: A Grain of Truth
Monday 23 November 2020
: 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...
Episode 157: Hanging On
Monday 09 November 2020
: 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...
Episode 156: Bottled Up
Monday 26 October 2020
: 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...
Episode 155: Skin Deep
Monday 19 October 2020
: 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...
Episode 154: Adding It Up
Monday 12 October 2020
: Everywhere you go these days, there are superstitions. Many are modern, and not much more than clever word games or rhymes designed to help...
Episode 153: Hold On
Monday 05 October 2020
: 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...
Episode 152: Follow the Leader
Monday 28 September 2020
: 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...
Episode 151: By the Book
Monday 14 September 2020
: 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...
Episode 150: Addition
Monday 31 August 2020
: 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...
Episode 149: Off Track
Monday 17 August 2020
: History has proven just how good humans are at improving things, from weapons and tools to medicine and education. But some advancements...
Episode 148: Predictable
Monday 03 August 2020
: 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...
Episode 147: Contained
Monday 20 July 2020
: Humans have long practiced the art of building walls and fortresses in an effort to gain control or find safety. But no place is safe from...
Episode 146: A Great Weight
Monday 06 July 2020
: Humans have spent thousands of years building systems to keep us as safe as possible. But eventually, each of us will have to stop and rest,...
Episode 145: Invention
Monday 22 June 2020
: Human ingenuity knows no bounds. Along with creating all manner of new technology, and ever more complex levels of knowledge, another thing...
Episode 144: Birds of Prey
Monday 08 June 2020
: Folklore is often about danger and how we, as a community, might avoid it. But real life sometimes becomes a mirror of those fears, and...
Episode 143: Inside Information
Monday 25 May 2020
: Some of the oldest and most popular parts of folklore are the ghost stories. Whether told around a campfire, or red about in the safety a...
Episode 142: Reflections
Monday 11 May 2020
: There’s a lot that science has explained away. Mysteries that left us cowering in fear. Events that challenged our feelings of security...
Episode 141: Stains
Monday 27 April 2020
: Humanity has always been very good at making the best of a bad situation. Either by burying the past, or at least by building distractions...
Episode 140: Potential
Monday 13 April 2020
: We often speak in lofty terms about all that humans are capable of achieving, and much of that is true. But looking backward in time, we can...