Winner of the iTunes “Best of 2015” & “Best of 2016“, and winner of “Best History Podcast 2016” by the Academy of Podcasters.

Lore is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed podcast about true life scary stories. Lore exposes the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares.

Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.

Each episode examines a new dark historical tale in a modern campfire experience. With more than 16,000 5-star reviews on Apple Podcasts and over 123-million listens, that’s clearly a good thing.

Television Adaptation


Aaron is working with the producers of The Walking DeadX-Files writer/producer Glen Morgan, and Amazon Studios to bring a television adaptation of the podcast to Amazon Prime Video.

The first season premiered on October 13, 2017. You can read more about the project here. Season 2 is in currently in production for a late 2018 release.

The Book Series

In a major deal with Del Rey Books (Penguin Random House) revealed in March of 2017, Aaron is bringing Lore to the printed page with The World of Lore book series. The series began with Monstrous Creatures in October of 2017, and will continue into 2018 with Wicked Mortals and Dreadful Places.

Expect the same beauty, attention to detail, and thrilling experience you’ve come to expect from Lore.

Lore Podcast Live

Aaron Mahnke and musician Chad Lawson traveled the country throughout 2017, performing 18 live shows in front of tens of thousands. Aaron is taking a break during 2018 to focus on writing, but stay tuned for updates on 2019 dates and locations.

Recent Awards

Since its release in March of 2015, Lore has been well-received by listeners and podcast critics everywhere. Here’s a short list of some of those nods: