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 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...
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...
Episode 139: Heirloom
Monday 30 March 2020
: The way we treat the past is a great lens into the character of humanity. Sometimes we elevate it, but all too often we work to bury it. And...
Episode 138: Foresight
Monday 16 March 2020
: Humanity has grown over the millennia by passing on knowledge through teachings and guides. Even today, how-to books are best-sellers, and...
Episode 137: Elusive
Monday 02 March 2020
: Our passion for solving incomplete puzzles is something that unites us as a culture. We will chase any mystery and dig into every single...
Episode 136: The Third Time
Monday 17 February 2020
: Folklore is our legacy. We humans have carried it with us everywhere we’ve gone in the world, and it anchors us to our roots and our...
Episode 135: A Good Death
Monday 03 February 2020
: We like it when things go according to plan. Even when it comes to death, we long to have some semblance of control over our path. So when...
Episode 134: Disturbing the Peace
Monday 20 January 2020
: Episode 134: Disturbing the Peace
There’s nothing more certain in life than death. No matter how rewarding or challenging our days on this...
Episode 133: Proof Positive
Monday 06 January 2020
: The human tendency to study the unknown—to dig deep and search for the bedrock of truth at the bottom of the mystery—is one of our most...
Episode 132: Puzzled
Monday 23 December 2019
: We all love a good hiding place. Whether it’s the child who tucks the key to their diary under their pillow, or the parent who hides away...
Episode 131: Sea of Change
Monday 09 December 2019
: While the ocean represents opportunity and hope to a lot of people, it also holds more mystery than most of feel comfortable with. Yes,...
Episode 130: In Plain Sight
Monday 25 November 2019
: Before cell phones and internet access, learning about the world around us took a lot of time. Along the way, there would be gaps in our...
Episode 129: Digging Deep
Monday 11 November 2019
: The longer humans stay in one place, the more progress and community we seem to create. But at the same time, we bring our darkness with us,...
Episode 128: A Hole in the Head
Monday 28 October 2019
: Most of our life is spent looking for things. Companionship, security, even our lost keys. But above all of that is our search for answers,...
Episode 127: Tipping the Scales
Monday 21 October 2019
: Episode 127: Tipping the Scales
If you flip through the pages of history long enough, you’ll eventually run into stories about life out of...
Episode 126: Aftershocks
Monday 14 October 2019
: Some places in our world have a dark legacy. Prior failures. Shameful acts. Painful tragedy. Even though it all took place long before we...
Episode 125: Paper Trails
Monday 07 October 2019
: Everyone longs for someone. That special partner who can enter their life and make is something better, something more. And while dating has...
Episode 124: To Die For
Monday 30 September 2019
: Everyone wants to look good. And while there’s nothing wrong with beauty, sometimes people have made sacrifices—both willing and...
Episode 123: Unnoticed
Monday 16 September 2019
: Home might very well be what you make it, but it’s not always about beautiful decorations and comfortable furnishings. Sometimes the...
Episode 122: The Shortest Straw
Monday 02 September 2019
: Episode 122: The Shortest Straw
Human nature has a number of powerful, universal characteristics. Our need for community. Our love of...