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Lore Podcast

Last featured in the 10-06-2017 Scout Report, the podcast Lore continues to produce quality weekly episodes exploring history, folk tales, and culture. Listeners can catch up with recent episodes touching on music ("Strings"), forests ("Rooted"), and hope ("Beyond the Pale"), or enjoy remastered versions of some of the earliest episodes from the podcast's run. Folks who enjoy celebrating the month of October with spooky or mysterious tales will enjoy Lore, a podcast dedicated to "dark historical tales." Launched in 2015 by Aaron Mahnke, Lore now has a back catalogue of more than 180 podcasts, each exploring the history behind various pieces of folklore. For example, the episode "Wide Open" tells the story of the so-called Van Meter Visitor, a mysterious, gigantic bat-like creature that a handful of well-respected Iowa residents reported seeing in 1903. Another episode, "Desperate Measures," tells the story of the 1928 murder of Nelson Rehmeyer and its connection to a group of central Pennsylvania residents who practiced a form of folk magic. Mahnke situates each episode's story in the context of universal human behavior, connecting his historical subjects to what makes us human to provide insight into how we all make sense of a sometimes mysterious world. From the page linked above, visitors can navigate to episodes by clicking "Listen" in the menu, learn about the show and its host ("About"), or check out related media such as an Amazon Prime series ("Watch") and Lore books ("Read").
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Date of Scout Publication
October 29th, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
October 3rd, 2017 at 1:04pm
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