Aggregated reviews for 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.

Alex the brave: I love lore   (5/5)

I grew up listening to folk lore an creepy stuff that happens in history an this is amazing is 10/10 I would listen to this again even if there were no more episodes to listen to

Atmosphere A+   (5/5)

One of my favorite podcasts to listen to while walking the dog in the forest or catching up with emails during work. Super versatile, you can either completely immerse yourself in the stories OR they make fantastic calming background noise. For some reason this podcast reminds gives me perfect fall vibes, no matter the time of year. Written by me, Liliana. Review edited by me, Liliana. Thoughts by me, Liliana. (Just kidding but if you know, you know :))

Meh   (3/5)

I try not to dismiss podcasts just because the host annoys me, but it’s impossible. Aaron Mahnke’s delivery is overly contrived. I can’t get past his halting narration. Too bad. I’m sure some of the content would be really interesting to me.

Absolutely captivating   (5/5)

I’ve been catching up with all the episodes. Been listening straight for a week! The music along with it is hauntingly beautiful! One of the best out there, beautifully written. I’ve learned a lot and have a long list of new places to visit

Informative   (5/5)

Very good.

Best podcast   (5/5)

I love this podcast. His voice is so soothing I sometimes listen to the podcast to help me go to sleep at night.

Best podcast out there   (5/5)

This is by far the best pod cast I have listened to. It has spoiled me for all the others.

Terror   (5/5)

I was always one to get scared easily and that has not changed but there is a certain attraction to lore’s murder, mystery, legend, death, human physique and folklore. Never disappoints in its horror. The stories are always strange and distant but all come back to us. From H.H. Holmes to creatures that come from nightmares. I recommend making an episode of the child snatching creature that lives in the shallow streams of Japan. The wet leathery rough creature stalks its little prey than drags them down into calm chill waters. Always a listener.

So good!!   (5/5)

This podcast is SO entertaining. I’ve never been big on podcasts but this one never ceases to amaze me! Folklore is a big interest of mine, and this podcast does a great job of compiling great stories.

The collection   (5/5)

My favorite episode is episode 106 the collection and I love his voice!!!!!!

Wonderful!   (5/5)

My brother and I cannot stop listening! We absolutely love your storytelling, referencing, historical tidbits, and inspiration! It allows for such wonderful conversations! Thank you!

Cool   (5/5)

I normally don’t really like horror, but this is really cool. His voice is super smooth and calming and I love listening to him when I draw

Long drive life saver   (4/5)

I work almost an hour away from my job and so this podcast saved me from absolute boredom. I love hearing how much his style has matured, in the beginning Aaron’s voice was so monotone and slow but he’s really grown into something great. Once you hit the 100s the stories become a little less interesting (IMO) but it’s still very much worth a good listen.

Nightly Routine   (5/5)

This is an absolute staple for me. I listen to Lore nightly as I’m going to sleep. It puts my mind at ease and is a perfect culmination of good ambient music, focalization, and content. I will forever appreciate Lore’s production.

Running out of topics?   (3/5)

Not sure what happened here. The earliest stories were extra spooky. Now you can’t tell what the episode is going to be about because the description is intentionally vague, and by the time the show builds up to the actual topic... it’s usually ‘meh.’

Scary   (5/5)

I have always loved scary stories, but this another level

Top podcast   (5/5)

One of my all time favorites

Interesting   (5/5)

It’s a very interesting podcast and I love to listen to it every night. Sometimes it can be a bit scary but I am OK. If you want something scary old fun and interesting than this it’s your type of podcast. His voice is soothing and handsome. and I love to listen to this podcast whenever I have the time. And Aaron Mahnke if you see this I’m a really big fan.

Great Podcast   (5/5)

All of these podcasts are interesting ~ even when you think they might not be! Good music too- appropriate.

Spoopy.   (5/5)

Real spoopy.

One of my favorites   (5/5)

Captivating-always leaves me wanting more!

One of my absolute favorites!   (5/5)

Lore is so incredibly special. It’s relatively easy to make a show about informing today’s audience about the mysteries and atrocities of humanity’s past. It is so much harder to take those little bits of history, weave them into a compelling story, and call into question the base elements of human existence: safety, community, fear of the unknown, and much more. I’ve been a listener of Lore for years, and will continue to be so long as Aaron has stories to share! It is excellent to listen to if you’re a writer looking for inspiration, or if you’d simply like to be left feeling cold and curious in the best way.

The Best   (5/5)

Lore is one of my first ever listened podcasts and it never fails to amaze me every time!

Love it   (5/5)

I listen to this with my 10 year old daughter once. Now she always wants to listen to it!

niceeeeeeeeee   (5/5)


Lore   (5/5)

You are off the charts in a good way. Thanks for your work in putting the details of Lore and Cabinet of Curiosities together.

Powerful message   (5/5)

So interesting and gripping!

Castle for sale   (5/5)

After listening to episode 147, I got my email from Atlas Obscura and there it was; haunted castle for sale. Loftus Hall is for sale for $2.87 million. Buyers are being interviewed to make sure they are a good match. So if anyone is interested....

Please never stop   (5/5)

Please never stop doing Lore, I listen to it right before bedtime and it always relaxes me. I even got my dad hooked. Thanks!

A Lore Monday is a good Monday   (5/5)

I’ve listened to Lore since the beginning and love every part of this show. The research, the folklore, the fascinating subjects, the writing, the presenters voice and even the puns. About a year ago I saw a friend and thought: “Wow, it’s been 3 Lores since we had coffee.” And realized I track events in my life via Lore’s release.



Amazing   (5/5)

One of my favorite podcasts!

Love it!   (5/5)

Aaron Mahnke is easy to listen to. I love learning about the oddities of history.

Podcast and series 👍👍   (5/5)

Love this podcast. A few episodes are a little bias, but very well told and historically accurate 👏

Love this podcast   (5/5)

I love these stories and everything about it. I also love how you also speak out with political things and even your own personal grudges because you are not just a podcast host you are your own person with your own emotions and you don’t just put that away when you do the podcasts you keep it with you love your podcasts ❤️❤️😃😄

I have relistened to each one over and over   (5/5)

I dont mean to rush, but can you add more often?

Great stories!   (5/5)

Aaron Mahnke is a great story teller with a great voice! He tells the strange stories as though they were just normal....I love this podcast!!

Storytelling at its best   (5/5)

You won’t find a better verbal storyteller.

Hi   (5/5)

Hi love the podcast

Highly recommend   (5/5)

I love all the history and research!!

Seems interesting and well-researched...   (4/5)

But I can’t pay attention. I think the host’s voice or cadence or both and I just don’t mesh well. Too bad 🤷‍♀️

Love it   (5/5)

Binged every episode and can go back and listen to them too. The host is a great story teller and I actually get scared listening to some of the episodes!

Too focused on the supernatural   (3/5)

I like this podcast but all theories of mysteries that are featured here are all about the supernatural and no realistic theories and I like logical thinking about things

☠️   (5/5)

Love it, Love it, Love it, Love it, x999

Love this show   (5/5)

I’ve listened to all the episodes out right now now and love the show so much!!!

Lore review   (4/5)

I have listened to every episode and have even listened to them all like three times. I’ve done another review before giving it 5 stars. In the early episodes of lore I loved it. the more recent episodes of lore I can’t help but notice and huge change. Today I went through the comments because well, the episodes weren’t holding up like they used to. When I was looking through it I noticed a lot of positive 5 star comments but also a lot of long time listeners finding it not what it used to be. The early episodes were awesome but went Down hill. I think Aaron maynke is having a hard time maintaining his three podcasts and maybe just needs to spend more time and focusing on one of them. Lore was my personal favorite out of the three and maybe it could get back on track. I wish this podcast could come back to its former glory and I think it could. I would give the early episodes 5 stars and the more recent ones 3. It isn’t a bad podcast right now but it used to be better. Still my favorite and first podcast I’ve seen but I’m heartbroken that it has changed in this way. Please can we get an episode like the old ones I’m almost giving up hope that there will be one.

It WAS amazing!   (2/5)

Have been a longtime listener, but it seems that as time passes, the stories are becoming stale. It’s like his stories are strawberries in the kitchen: it’s like he picked out all of the freshest and best and used those already, and instead of going to the market to get more, he’s using the rotten or dried out ones for stories now instead because going to the market would take too much effort. Sorry for the terrible description, but I wish that all of the wonderful ones weren’t in the past but were instead peppered throughout. It’s ok to have one or two that are not the best in a row; but to have all of the great ones in the past, and not attempt for another great one at all is a disservice to listeners.

Love it   (5/5)

I’m ten and I love this podcast

One of My Faves   (5/5)

The show that got me into podcasts.

Nerdy   (5/5)

My parents alaways ask me what I’ve been listing to on my phone. I tell them things that I love. Keep up the good work I love it. P.S I listened to all of the episodes in a few months. So good.

Hi   (5/5)


Binge worthy 👏🏼   (5/5)

I just binged all 5 years of episodes. I LOVE THIS PODCAST SO MUCH. I’ve been nerding out to my husband and coworkers about interesting little tid-bits about these stories. Very well done podcast ❤️👏🏼😁

Hooked   (5/5)

My sister recommended this podcast a couple of years ago. I was immediately hooked! I love me some Aaron!! Chad Lawson’s music is haunting & the perfect mood setter. I like it so much I surprised my sister with tickets to the live presentation in Tennessee last year!!! Of course, this opened the door to Cabinet of Curiosities (love!) & now all things Aaron. I’m hooked on Noble Blood & about to check out Grim & Mild. All Podcasts in this genre should take notes from Aaron & his group!!!!

Never miss an episode!   (5/5)

I have been listening to Lore for many years and I anxiously await each new episode! The stories are well researched and told in an engaging and entertaining way. I highly recommend this podcast for history lovers, fans of the mysterious, and anyone looking to hear great stories.

“Folklore, folklore- if the stories are true”   (4/5)

I love this podcast. The stories are good enough to keep you hooked and I actually do learn things. However, I do find Aaron’s voice annoying, and at times I feel myself wanting to bang my head against the wall because the way he narrates is overly simplistic and repetitive from one podcast episode to the next. More often than I’d like I find myself finishing his sentences before he does when he thinks he’s going to surprise me with something astonishing because he’s completely predictable. That being said, the podcast itself IS pretty well produced. I just wish he didn’t sound like he was reading to a third grade audience.

:)   (5/5)

My friend showed this to me and it’s actually really good. I’m going to spend many sleepless nights listening to this.update: I am listening to it at 1am. Not bad tho

I haven’t stopped listening...   (2/5)

This podcast and I have an on/off relationship. Lore is unique in its content and scope, which I appreciate. I have managed to listen to every episode and recommended it to friends. That being said, Aaron is a little obvious is his endeavors to be a great storyteller of our time and sometimes feels as if he’s trying too hard. Like if he submitted his scripts to a writing teacher, he would get them handed back red-lined throughout, chastising his overuse of quips and lackluster attempts to employ irony. But this is the world of Lore, and it’s his world, not a high school English class. I suppose he is entitled, and the podcast is a quality production with (typically) above average content. While I can definitely get my fill of Aaron Mahnke and need breaks before listening to more episodes, overall A- / B+. Update: GOD I KIND OF HATE IT. Every time I come back, he’s just kind of a hack. But I guess I like it better than other podcasts... I’m kind of sorry, but I’m kind of not.


Yay! Lore!

Lore   (5/5)

I absolutely love this podcast!! Keep up the great work you do! Thx!!!

omg i love it   (5/5)

this is my favourite podcast and i love aaron's voice it puts me too sleep. i love this!

The best   (5/5)

The best .

Breath taking   (5/5)

I’ve been listening to this podcast on and off for probably around 3 years I would say, and it never ceases to amaze me. There’s so much quality and depth that makes every tale told worth listening if you ever see this Aaron, keep it up, you’ve always got at least one fan!

Amazing!   (5/5)

This is by far the best podcast I’ve ever listened to, I listen every chance I get!!!

One of the best podcasts   (5/5)

I absolutely adore this podcast! I listen to this when ever I get the chance to. This is my favorite podcast.

Will always love this podcast   (5/5)

Havent listened to this podcast for a minute but I truly enjoy LORE. Hearts FOREVER❤️❤️❤️

Love this podcast   (5/5)

I stepped away from listening for a while but love everything about this podcast and it’s presentation. Awesome job!

Very intriguing!   (5/5)

Interesting historical subjects with a little bit of recommendation is not to listen to right before bed. (; I certainly have gotten quite a few campfire story ideas from this podcast.

So good   (5/5)

Love listening to this! So very interesting Makes my day go by faster!

Loving Lore So Far!   (5/5)

I finished all of the “Myths and legends” episodes so far, so I decided to try this. I’ve listened to around 10 episodes. I love it so far!

Thank you   (5/5)

Thank you for making this podcast it has entertained me for many long drives and multiple hours so thank you for making this i love it👍

Hi   (5/5)

Hi Aaron me Aaron and friends are listening to the podcast it is so good

The older episodes are amazing   (4/5)

I’ve been listening to Lore since it was only a few episodes old and absolutely love the narrators voice with the brilliant music composition. The old episodes were the perfect mix of spooky story telling combined with the previously mentioned elements. Unfortunately, I’ve had to decrease my rating as time goes on as the quality of episodes has generally gone way down in terms of the story. If this rating was solely based off of the most current work, it would only be 3 stars. The old stuff is so good (when it was 5 stars for me) that it’s kept my rating as high as it is.

Used to Be Better   (4/5)

This podcast is great, don’t get me wrong. But the newer episodes are not focused enough on one story, as it used to. I understand that it’s exploring topics but I loved getting lost in the stories. Now it feels like it jumps from one thing to the next and unfortunately it’s lost me. I still go back and listen to the older episodes though👍🏻

It is the best podcast ever   (5/5)

Soo goood.I listen to it on long drives.It makes it feel so short.I recommend it.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Getting a bit boring   (4/5)

Understandable that it’s hard to keep finding good material, but lately the episodes have started to feel really repetitive and more like a history podcast.

Good Show, Awful Episode Titles   (4/5)

As my title states, the show is nice but the titles of the episodes are so vague. This makes it hard to go back to one episode.

My review   (5/5)

I get most of my information lure it’s a very research podcast I am very thankful for having it thank you a lot Aaron Mickey

Informative and incredibly easy to listen to   (5/5)

As the title suggests, I find this podcast to be informative to an uncommon degree. The episodes are all very well researched to the point of taking common or obscure legends and bits of trivia and fleshing out a well written story that gives a level of insight without any personal opinions or sounding embellished. In my own experience, quite uncommon in similar podcasts. I would also note that Mr. Mahnke’s speaking voice is quite pleasant. It has certainly changed in the several years he’s been doing this particular podcast. But his speaking voice is quite pleasant to listen to. Not rushed, not over the top, not ‘radio voiced’. I find myself listening to him for literally hours on end. If you’re relatively new to the genre, I urge you to give this podcast a chance. Maybe skip ahead to the 30-ish episode mark. If you’re a more experienced listener, then you know it takes a bit for new podcasts to really hit their groove. Aaron has certainly found his. Cannot recommend Lore or his other series enough. Cabinet ofCuriosities is shorter, but none the lesser for it. Just easier to listen to when pressed for time. Unobscured is INSANELY well worth the time if you’re interested in the subjects. The first season was on the Salem Witch Trials, a subject my wife and I researched quite thoroughly. After listening, we both fwlt like utter amateurs.

Best Podcast Ever   (5/5)

Hi Aaron, I’ve enjoyed Lore since the very beginning, not once have you ever failed to deliver a wonderfully written and entertaining story! Hats off to you sir and what you have accomplished with Lore, Unobscured, and Cabinet Of Curiosities and the Amazon prime show of Lore. I spread the word about your podcasts and give praise to each podcast. I was happy to hear that you have started your own production company and wish you all the success the world has to offer sir. Lastly, I haven’t forgot about Noble Blood and Dana great match up with the subject matter and host, Kudos on that paring. Keep up the great work and tell Chad hey for me and all the rest of the gang too. Best regards, Scott Keeney

*Chefs kiss*   (5/5)

I listen to Lore every night before bed and listen to Mr. Lawson’s work to study. Mr. Manke is an excellent writer and breathes fresh life into all of these tales.

Such a great show!   (5/5)

I subscribed to this podcast a while ago (around 6 months), but only recently started listening to it- and geez, I was missing out. I LOVE it!

My favorite podcast   (5/5)

Hi! This is, hands down, my favorite podcast and I recommend it to anyone asking for a good one to listen too. Aaron’s voice is very soothing and mellow, the subject matter is always extremely well researched and interesting, it almost always makes want to go down the rabbit hole of looking up more information on the tales. I really enjoy the way the podcast is laid out as well, with a small anecdote to segue into the main content and a little blip story at the very end. I’ve listened to every episode, most of them twice!

Since day one...   (5/5)

I've listened since day one and do not regret it at all. I'm a fan of everything Grim & Mild and look forward to anything new they put out! Keep up the great work!!

Hi   (5/5)


Mmmmmm   (5/5)

Nice voice, he has. Must listen, you should.

So much lore   (5/5)

I enjoy these stories so much! The information, music, the way the stories interconnect, background and tone always pulls me in. I also appreciate that these are not explicit so I can blast them on my google home without the family being offended.

Love it...but I get scared   (5/5)

I listen to this podcast while I’m at work, and I work alone! I get SCARED by these stories, and always constantly looking over my shoulder.. but IM HOOKED. I love how much detail there is and the music fits every story perfectly. I love it. I’ll keep being scared cause this podcast is so worth it.

Beautifully crafted!   (5/5)

I was looking for a podcast after my main podcast “squeeze” wrapped. Out of the dozen of podcasts I checked out, Lore stood out and not only kept me coming back, but has become a daily source of listening for me. Fantastic combination of format, details, respect, and tempo!

My favorite podcast   (5/5)

Lore is my #1 favorite podcast. I get excited every time I see that a new episode is available! The stories are so interesting and unique and just a little bit creepy and/or weird. Aaron Mahnke’s voice is relaxing and I love his phrasing and the pacing of the show. This show is very well written and I highly recommend it to everyone!

Loving Lore   (5/5)

Long time fan of this podcast. History meets mystery with a wonderfully haunting soundtrack. Highly recommend.

One of THE BEST!!   (5/5)

Lore is an absolutely amazing podcast. From the material to show layout it's the best. I always find myself wanting more after each episode. It's the perfect blend of history and horror. For the people out there like me who respect truth and facts but also relish in mystery and the unknown, Lore is your home. The host and writer does an amazing job each week. Plus he's a pretty awesome person outside of the podcast. He's relatable and wants to hear from fans.

Amazing podcast   (5/5)

Researched and presented in an entertaining style. Lore is perfect for a commute or to listen while getting your daily workout done!

Binge Worthy   (5/5)

I tend to go long periods without listening to episodes, just so I can binge for an entire day. Aaron knows what he’s doing and the craftsmanship of the stories he shared with us leaves you wanting more. I swear, I have tears in my eyes by the end of most episodes just because there is simply no way not to get chills while listening. Do yourself a favor: listen now!

Best Episode in a while: #143   (5/5)

Love the dash of history and listener recall for classic characters.

So Soothing   (5/5)

I love how Aaron can turn any subject into a relaxing story telling session. Very well researched and extremely compelling.

I love this show   (5/5)

I love how he sounds like a real human. Thank you for making this podcast! I like how much you research, and I enjoy listening to this show outside.

AWESOME!!!   (5/5)


The Narrator   (5/5)

I absolutely love the narrator’s voice and what he reads to my ears

Great stories   (5/5)

Hi Aaron. Really like your show and the depth of research you put into each episode. I have enjoyed listening and learning through your show, and it has inspired some creative fictional writing for me as well. Thanks a million.

Great Job!   (5/5)

This podcast and “Myths And Legends” are the only things I can fall asleep to. However, I end up staying awake because the storytelling is so good! Keep up the good work. 👋🏿, Aaron!

Pls tho   (1/5)

Stop repeating stuff in this podcast and cabinet of curiosity

Thank you for allowing me to explore with you. Excellent job.   (5/5)

Thank you

What the heck is going on?   (1/5)

Myths And Legends usually plays at 50 mph! It is currently playing at 1 mph. This is absolutely ridiculous, please fix this now!!!!!!!!!!

I’m saying HI... because you LIKE IT, when people say HO...   (5/5)

I could listen to Aaron read the phone book! Love all your pods- they are informative, interesting and your dulcet tones are the icing on the cake. You always have a good “dad joke” that makes me smile 😁

Fave Podcast   (5/5)

I love Lore! I anxiously await new episodes to listen!

Some interesting stories...but   (1/5)

The host detracts considerably from the show. His voice and odd cadence are distracting and he can come across as self righteous and pompous. With the amount of content available, there are better shows to occupy my time.

Love it   (5/5)

The only podcast I listen to. Nothing else keeps me wanting to stay tuned.

The stuff of lore   (5/5)

This is an incredible podcast. Folklore! Urban myths! True-life horror stories! I can’t stop listening, even when it scares me like heck. Entertaining, creepy, and downright wonderful, Lore is the perfect podcast for folklorists, horror fans, and history buffs. P.S. You really missed the opportunity to talk about the Affair of the Poisons when you did the “Stains” episode about Paris’ dark past.

A Folklore Nerd’s Dream Come True   (5/5)

Listening to this podcast is the only thing that helps me fall asleep every night... except for when it scares me too much and I’m left staring into the darkness waiting for La Llorona to appear.... If you love mythology, scary stories, and/or history give this podcast a shot!

Loved this podcast since the beginning!   (5/5)

I’ve been listening to this podcast almost since the very beginning of it and it has been amazing to see it grow and improve. It’s always been so informative and entertaining!

If you like weird, this is for you   (5/5)

Absolutely my favorite podcast. Aaron is a fantastic storyteller backed by amazing researchers telling us weird tales from all over the world. Hauntings, Stange phenomena, legends, urban myths, All with a little nugget of truth and if we’re lucky, a great pun thrown in.

Fav podcast   (5/5)

I’ve listened to all 142 Lore podcasts !

The best way to pass time   (5/5)

I am a 13 year old girl and I am completely obsessed with LORE. Last summer my dad introduced me to it and I have been absolutely addicted ever since. Recently having been in lockdown I’ve been re-listening to episodes and I’ve even now gotten my mom hooked. I will forever be a LORE listener until the podcast stops.

A breath of fresh air!   (5/5)

Aaron has a great speaking voice and the research that goes into each and every show is simply astounding! His narration is second to none and really sets the tone and ambience for each story. This is one of the absolute best podcasts of it’s kind.

LOVE IT   (5/5)

I just love the suspense that his voice gives, and I adore these stories!!

Great source of information   (5/5)


Amazing, creepy, and great for a roadtrip   (5/5)

The bad review directly below mine is very strange and very wrong. These are fascinating and historical stories that border the edge of fact and fiction, some are just urban legends and some are true stories, all are spooky! If you don't like it, don’t listen - there is no need to leave a bad review

Great Podcast   (5/5)

There are millions of podcast out there but there are few that reach this level. I have never heard a episode that did not keep my attention to the end. Great story telling.

Monstrous   (1/5)

You tried to make a story about a women killing her baby because she got pregnant out of wedlock pitiable. The poor woman she killed her kid so evil men put her on trial for murder. It’s not societies fault for that. The weird cadence in your voice is very off putting.

Look forward to your show every week!   (5/5)


Great spooky stories   (4/5)

I absolutely love the history and lore used in this podcast. He does a great job finding interesting events to dig a little deeper into. He is terrible at keeping a good rhythm, think William Shatner reading you a story.

It started out amazing, but now it is missing something   (3/5)

Over the past year it has seemed that Lore has just been rehatching previous episodes of Lore. In my opinion Lore has lost something it had in the beginning.

I love this show!   (5/5)

I seriously binged this podcast in like a week. I love it! So many interesting stories and historical events explained properly and accurately. Love the host. His voice is not monotone so you won’t get bored easily. It’s like I’m watching a movie with my brain lol

bpe   (5/5)

Best Podcast ever!

Great - but don’t get repetitive   (5/5)

Really love the podcast - great narration, thoughtfully planned, and the music undertone really sets the stage. I have listened to the beginning and will continue to listen. However, as recently stated, there have been too many topics on witches. Just recently two out of three episodes were related to witch trials. I know there’s a lot of history there, but at this point we all know what happens, only the people’s names change. But keep up the good work!

Common sense   (5/5)

Love the podcast lots of mysteries and unusual topics yet tempered with common sense

Please move on from Witches — get back to supernatural topics   (2/5)

We get it. You went all in on Witches for your other podcast. Now you’re being overly repetitive & the shows content has suffered immensely. Stop recycling your prior research and generate some new content reminiscent of the first 60 episodes. This show was captivating and stood above and beyond anything comparable. Now, it’s all witches. Soapboxing. And preaching. Just tell the stories. They are compelling. Stop weighing in and adding your political take through 2020 progressive lenses. Booooooooooo — you’re better than that Mahnke. Or maybe you’re not. Time will tell . . .

Should have ended a while ago   (2/5)

I really loved the show when it began and found Mahnke’s take on the genre pretty refreshing. But, to be honest, it’s gotten so stale that if I listen to the show at all anymore, it’s mainly for background noise while I work I don’t want to rag on Aaron, I know this stuff is difficult, but at the same time I think he takes himself way too seriously and the show comes off as pretentious and condescending as a result. Major “faux-intellectual” vibes. For quite some time now it seems that he has traded interesting stories told in a fun way, for just saying something bland like, “time…as humans know, is a bit like sand. It just…falls through the cracks…” and then moving into a story about a guy who did insurance scams or something

I love it!!!   (5/5)

I started listening to this podcast when I worked in a public library- I would shelve books and listen to this and just absolutely enjoy every single second. This is such a good podcast for all kinds of people, if you’re wondering if you should give it a listen, please do! You won’t be disappointed.

New listener   (4/5)

I am a new listener with an overall interest in History. I’ve watched , read and heard just about all textbook history and came across Lore from a search for history programming on Amazon Prime Video. I was delighted and watched all episodes although season one was better than season 2. I have no idea why they eliminated Aaron’s narration in Season 2. His narration and the accompanying music was more than half the attraction to the show. Probably why no season 3. Just 2 seasons was not enough for me and another search brought me to his podcast and here I am. Better than the tv show. This is my first podcast ever. The narration and music are outstanding. The subject matter, research and facts add to the overall quality of this program. Yes, there is more opinion presented in the podcast but I think it would be very difficult for Aaron to abstain from that given the time and work invested in each production. This is his passion and he brought it out of obscurity to top of the Podcast industry. That can only be done by attracting and retaining listeners. Also, most of his commentary is in reference to ancient beliefs and practices or well debunked theories. Thanks to Aaron and his team who bring this production together. I will listen to his other podcasts and patronize some of his sponsors most of which he actually uses and supports. You don’t see that much anywhere.

Has Been   (1/5)

This podcast used to be amazing. It was a staple for me. Then I noticed the judgmental tone and remarks for anything involving magick or witches. The research is poorly done, it’s like a bored student at a community college social science program found the first quasi-scholarly article on Google and decided to write their whole senior thesis on it. Was once a treasure, it’s now trash. Next.

Suggestion   (4/5)

I’m giving this one four stars because, overall, great podcast. My mom and I have been listening to Lore since the start, and look forward to new episodes every other week. However, the recent episodes have started to get repetitive and boring, and there are TOO MANY WITCHES! But, other than that, great podcast and keep up the great work Aaron!

What the heeeeecckkk   (5/5)

Just listened to episode 100, about update NY, and he said there’s nothing here. 😩😩😩 it’s completely true, there isn’t, but still! To actually hear that on a podcast? Ouch. Nah, great podcast though. I’m bingeing it right now.

great   (5/5)

stumbled on the podcast, then the tv show... i look forward to this show everytime it posts! thank you!

Wrong for attacking Mike   (1/5)

Aaron I have always loved your podcast!! have watched both seasons of Lore on Amazon but I can’t believe that you would say what you did and celebrated the deplatforming of a fellow podcaster. Yours and his are my two favorites pod casts but your comments have made me dislike you, don’t give into the pc whining few!! Sad

A Treasure   (5/5)

This podcast is a treasure for those who have a deep love of history and literature. Mahnke’s delivery of story is one of the things I love most. I have attempted to listen to other podcasts that focus on topics I am very interested in, but could not tolerate the presentation style of the hosts. After listening to over 80 episodes of Lore, I am convinced I could listen to anything as long as it was presented by Aaron Mahnke. As someone who spends my life teaching students how to properly conduct research, it is clear to me that this is an incredibly well informed show. I could continue, but I think I’ll end with the fact that this is one of the most intriguing studies of humanity I have encountered.

Amazing   (5/5)

First podcast I listened to! It’s also the only one I listen to! Intriguing, engaging, amazing!

Best Podcast   (5/5)

Genuinely one of the best podcasts I listen too. It’s a great daily dose of your creepy stories to get you going.

Not as good...   (3/5)

Used to be very interesting but it’s lost it’s mojo...kinda boring

Love it!   (5/5)

I am always so excited when a new episode comes out!

No longer worthwhile   (3/5)

Unfortunately, this formerly excellent show has gotten stale and boring. The mopey, preachy tone is now front and center, and the info is not especially interesting. It’s still all right, barely, it’s got its moments here and there. I’m moving on.

Hooked   (5/5)

I first listened to Lore as a part of an English assignment. As a person who’s always been into the Supernatural, this was like hitting the jackpot. I’m officially hooked, see you sometime 5 years from now.

Not as great as it once was.   (2/5)

After years of listening, I’m unsubscribing. Lore used to be in my top 3 podcasts. I would look forward to each new release. Now, I almost dread struggling my way through an episode. The topics are very rarely about the supernatural anymore. Instead, they focus on moderately interesting aspects of history—but nothing that really stands out. I’ve just finished the Sweeney Todd episode. The story that he presents as fact turns out not to be believed by most historians as true, yet Mahnke never mentions this controversy. Sure, I could ignore this if it were a supernatural story, but this was presented as something solely historical. So even as a history podcast, it fails. I recommend starting the podcast from the beginning and then stopping once the episodes get repetitive.

Amazing!   (5/5)

I have watched the show and I loved it so much! I heard that there was also a podcast. This is so creepy but packed of history and keeps me going to the next episode! Highly recomend!

Love!!   (5/5)

It is difficult for me to find a podcast that I absolutely can’t stop listening to, but lore is amazing! I love learning about folklore and this is both entertaining and informative.

Excellent   (5/5)

I listen to this podcast so much I forget what I’m listening to sometimes. When I discovered this podcast a month ago it has become the soundtrack of my life now.

Lore!   (5/5)

This podcast is one of my favorites! I love how much research and detail is put into this podcast and how well it all ties together in the end. Love this Aaron!!

Sooooo good!!!   (5/5)

This is all I listen to during quarantine. So interesting!!!! I love this podcast sooooo much!!!! My favorite episodes are the ones about murder. I think that Aaron’s voice is really good for podcasting. He makes it sound really spooky and he’s really good at cliffhangers. I love this show!!! Thank you!!

Love Lore!!   (5/5)

I didn’t realize I hadn’t written a review yet. I’ve been listening to Lore for over a year now and love it. The creepy/historical stories are always interesting and you can tell Aaron puts so much work into his research and it’s just such a unique show. I also love the music. Aaron’s voice is so soothing.

Fantastic!   (5/5)

I love the fact that it’s clean! Thanks Aaron!!!! 🌑🦇🌌

Best of the best!   (5/5)

Aaron does such an amazing job! Love the show!

Frightfully good!   (5/5)

I started listening to Lore a few years back, but only at Halloween because some of the stories were very scary. But now I listen all year because Aaron’s storytelling is so rich and full of history. I just love the way he tells about folklore.

Long-time Lore listener   (5/5)

I’ve been a Lore listener since it debuted and will continue to listen so long as Aaron Mahnke continues to produce suspenseful content, I will continue subscribe. For as long as I could remember, I’ve loved ghost stories. Lore is ghost stories and so much more! Subscribe - you will not be disappointed!

First podcast I was ever introduced to, AWESOME!   (5/5)

One of my best friends and I were in a road trip last year, and she’s a big fan of the show. I had never listened to a podcast based mostly on my life-long distaste for audio books, but she’s a bestie and I trusted her, so she started playing the episode about a lady that conned her community into thinking she was giving birth to rabbits. INSTANTLY HOOKED. Within a couple of months I’d listened to every episode. This changed my opinion about podcasts, and possibly even audio books. I highly recommend trying this show out, chances are you’ll be hooked too!!

Aaron is my dad now   (5/5)

This man only knows two things: good well-researched spooky history and dad jokes. He’s my favorite

Great podcast   (5/5)

The stories, background music and your soothing voice delivers for a truly great podcast. I love it. Thank you for your podcast.

Not worth your time   (1/5)

Host is a egotistical bigot. I don’t have time for his anger towards this world that doesn’t match his unrealistic ideology.

Hooked   (5/5)

I found this podcast when a friend reccomended it. I've listened to every episode. It's hooked me on podcasts. This is the best. Happy 5 years and just keep them coming!

Congratulations.   (5/5)

Have enjoyed Lore very much. Give it a try—you won’t be disappointed.

Give it a try   (5/5)

I think you just might be tempted to subscribe!!! Really great stories.


I’m so lucky I found this podcast back in October, when I was a podcast noob. I’ve been listening like an addict ever since. Every episode is packed with extraordinary knowledge, fanciful stories, and those special moments that let you peek into a world unknown. Thank you Aaron for your wonderful brain, voice, and willingness to take us along for the ride. Kudos!

Excellent, interesting and amazing!   (5/5)

Just can't enough! I listen to these stories over and over! Very interesting and captivating!

Love this!   (5/5)

Each show is delightfully fascinating! So many things you never knew you never knew but now you do. Great information, love the narration and the witty jokes in between. Thank you for your hard work Aaron and team!

Excellent show!   (5/5)

Aaron and team do a fantastic job of making a show that is well researched and has a feel that goes with each of the stories. Special shoutout to Chad Lawson, love the music.

a must listen   (5/5)

very well written and soothing

Love this podcast!   (5/5)

An amazing listen that transports you into intriguing stories. Puts the story in history!

Ear Candy   (5/5)

I have only found a few podcasts I like, but somethings always off - content, duration, narration. This one is perfection. Pleasing to the ear, mind and imagination. No wonder it’s a Netflix show (would love season 3), multiple books and live shows. Thank you, Aaron and congrats on 5 years!

Amazing!   (5/5)

I absolutely love this podcast! It is storytelling at its finest!

Amazing   (5/5)

Amazing podcast to listen to and you learn something every time.

Addictive   (5/5)

Love this podcast so much our whole family went to see Aaron Mahnke in Collingswood NJ last year. He’s a very gifted storyteller & you won’t be able to get enough.

Love this podcast   (5/5)

Lore is a great mixture of history and mystery.

Addicted   (5/5)

Completely love this podcast! He reels you in and you’re immersed in his storytelling. Can’t say enough how much I enjoy it. Always Listening while I’m cleaning or getting ready for the day! ❤️

Lore : Love   (5/5)

Hands down the best of its kind! Intoxicating storytelling at its finest! Never enough!

My Favorite Podcast!   (5/5)

I’ve been listening to Lore for about four years and love every minute. Aaron’s voice is so soothing and Chad Lawson’s music is superb. If you like history with a macabre spin, this podcast is definitely for you.

Addicting   (5/5)

I love a good told well. This podcast is a fun escape from my day. I pop in my headphones and listen to great stories and learn a little in the process.

Terrific stories   (4/5)

Always have enjoyed this podcast since it came out! My only wish would be more stories from cultures other than American.

Phenomenal   (5/5)

Love everything about it. Aaron’s storytelling has made it difficult for me to enjoy other podcasts, not upset, just hope he keeps them coming.

One of the best podcasts I’ve had the pleasure of listening too   (5/5)

This podcast has gotten me past a lot of rough times. I’ve been listening since the earlier days of the podcast and it almost feels like you’re home when Aaron starts to talk. He takes you on a gentle journey into the unknown and acts as a tour guide while you form your own thoughts and opinions.

The way this show has evolved is horrifically beautiful   (5/5)

I remember first listening a year ago with wonder, awe, and terror. While it was educational on the evolution of an old wives tale, it provoked my first nightmare in years- a nightmare which has inspired me to write my first novel. Thank you Aaron.

So many things not known   (5/5)

I have been following this podcast for some time. It was recommended by a family member of mine. I have learned so much unknown history and mysterious things of the world and our nation including those of the paranormal variety. Definitely recommend to those with an open mind.

My favorite podcast   (5/5)

If I could leave 10 stars I would! Love love love it!!!!!

So good!   (5/5)

This is my favorite podcast! I make sure I listen every other Monday right when I get to work!!!

Wonderful   (5/5)

Thought provoking and magical. A wild ride on the strange and wonderful.

Favorite podcast!   (5/5)

I love this podcast! Amazing storytelling!

Perfect Campfire Stories!   (5/5)

Aaron and his team do a superb job of researching the details and weaving these intriguing tales. They create perfect stories to binge while having a backyard campfire with your friends.

💖   (5/5)

It’s a joy to listen to Aaron Mahnke and learn so much at the same time!

My favorite podcast by far   (5/5)

I’m a huge podcast junkie, but this one is my favorite. It you like tales that are grim, obscure, absurd or foreboding give it a listen.

Love Lore   (5/5)

I love this podcast so much. Aaron’s voice is so fantastic and keeps me intrigued the entire episode. I’ve learned so much as well as been entertained.

Absolutely Amazing   (5/5)

This podcast is the reason I got INTO podcasts at all. Aaron has the best voice for these stories and although some episodes are similar they always leave you wanting more.

Excellent shows   (5/5)

Always interesting content. Professionally produced. Very enjoyable.

Best Storytelling Out There   (5/5)

I absolutely love Lore. The history is dark, fascinating and often obscure. The music is gorgeous and Aaron's narrating is on point. It’s a wonderfully soothing and awesome.

Fact meets Legend   (5/5)

Love listening on my long drive home from work! For anyone who loves history and a good dark story❤️

3 Year Listener   (5/5)

Lore is one of my all time favorite podcasts. I look forward to every episode and have been a loyal listener for the last 3 years. Keep it up!

My first podcast   (5/5)

This is my first podcast That has actually caught my attention!! I’ve been listening for a few years now, and I am so obsessed! I’ve gotten friends and family listening to it! It’s clean and deeply interesting, always leaving you waiting for the next twist or turn. I honestly could not recommend anything more!!

Love this!   (5/5)

Love the history and the stories.

Beautiful story telling!   (5/5)

This podcast gives me the willies as much as it makes me ponder what the heck goes on in this world?! It is told and written beautifully. Can’t get enough! And Hi....I know you like it when folks say hi.

Amazing!   (5/5)

I was introduced to Lore a few years ago and was immediately Hooked! First podcast I had ever listened to. Aaron’s voice is amazing as well as the stories. There is always something new and I look forward to each new episode! I love all his podcasts and can’t wait for more to come!

Love   (5/5)

Whenever I read anything spooky now I hear it in my head as Aaron Mahnke’s voice!

Spooky tales for all ages   (5/5)

This is my go-to podcast when i’m turning in for the night, I love spooky tales that are true stories

Great Storyteller   (5/5)

Met Andrew and thanked for the great stories he tells, this podcast is seriously the best 👌🏼

Amazing   (5/5)

This is by far my favorite podcast. It only took one episode to be hooked. Definitely give it a listen.

My favorite podcast!   (5/5)

Lore is by far my favorite podcast. Aaron’s voice is so soothing, and the content is fascinating. Huge shout-out to his researchers who do a fantastic job!

Wonderful podcast   (5/5)

I love this podcast so much! It always piques my interest in new subjects and is very informative while being fun.

Folk-ing Awesome   (5/5)

This is my favorite podcast. Aaron Mahnke is an amazing story teller and every episode is well paced and interesting. I also love his other podcasts and have bought the Lore books. Thank you for feeding my love of the strange and unusual. Cheers to five years, Lore team! 🖤

Wonderful to listen to   (5/5)

This Engaging podcast that teaches the dark stories of history is always entertaining and enjoyable.

Love it   (5/5)

I am a budding horror film director and every time I listen so many ideas come into my head, My friends and I love this show, keep doing what you’re doing Aaron!

Excellent Storytelling Throughout   (5/5)

I started binge listening to "Lore" a few years ago. All episodes are wonderful, but "Rope and Railing" (Episode 23) took me from fan to devotee. It's among the finest works of podcasting I've ever heard.

First Podcast I Listened To   (5/5)

Congratulations on five years! I think I’ve listened to Lore just as long, maybe slightly shorter than that. This podcast was the first one that got me listening to podcasts regularly. I’ve been so entertained and enamored by each episode, whether the subject is supernatural in nature (werewolves, ghosts, vampires, etc) or something spooky or unfortunate in history. Aaron’s voice is wonderful to listen to, and the music is always beautiful.

Best podcast ever!   (5/5)

This podcast is hands down my favorite one out there! It’s always so interesting and informative. Not to mention Aaron’s voice is captivating! I’ve finally caught up and now I have to sit around and wait for new episodes! Ugh.

The best!   (5/5)

My very favorite podcast. Perfect for days when I’m stuck in bed or nights when I can’t sleep. Great stories narrated with even intonation. Stands up to multiple listens.

Love   (5/5)

The best stories, told by the best story teller.

Fantastic   (5/5)

One of the best podcasts ever.

One of my favorite podcasts   (5/5)

Aaron has such a lovely voice and the topics he chooses are interesting and things I have never heard before. Highly recommend.

An excellent Storyteller   (5/5)

Have been listening to this podcast for quite a while. Should have reviewed it sooner. Lore is spooky and wonderful. My wife and I listen to it reguarly and saw Aaron live in Boston. If you enjoy history, storytelling, and folklore, then give this a try. Manke's blends everything masterfully.

Love🥰🥰   (5/5)

Lore was the first podcast I ever listened to, and it remains my favorite.

Beautifully Crafted   (5/5)

The fact that each episode builds on previous folklore and stories is wonderful and gives the feeling of growth both in personal knowledge and of the show itself. Aaron’s voice is wonderful and has entertained me on many road trips since I started listening. Highly recommend!

Awesome!!   (5/5)

I LOVE this podcast! Aaron’s voice is so relaxing and I love listening to it when bored it keeps me entertained and intrigued!!

Congratulations on 5 Years   (5/5)

Thanks for the lovely message announcing your 5 year mark. Always happy to listen.

I love this podcast   (5/5)

Aaron Mankees voice is so relaxing! This is something great to put on while cleaning or something.

Love ❤️ it! Keep going!!   (5/5)

My first podcast!! Love it. Keep going. The story telling, the music, just great.

Fantastic story telling!   (5/5)

Excellent story telling that dances between belief in the fairy tails and doubt. An excellent blurring of that dichotomy while learning about humanity. It’s easy to repeat, fantastic story telling! Edit for March 17th: Aaron you’re making me tear up. You and your team have given such amazing work that has rekindled the flame of my love of history. From the music, the connection to research, all prepared into truly one captivating story after the next.

Amazing   (5/5)

Your message on episode 138 gave me cold chills. I love Lore and tell anyone who will listen to me. I also love your other podcast. I really hope Nobel blood takes off and has just as much success!!

Love the show hate the descriptions and names.   (3/5)

If you’re on a road trip and just skimming to find something to listen to these are so interesting but the episode names and the descriptions are so cryptic that you really don’t have any idea what you’re about to listen to.

‘Tis gorgorgeus   (5/5)

Thus ‘tis amaze whomst 10 tis helps ze falls slep

Amazing.   (3/5)

My wife told me about this about a year or so.didnt get to much into it We ended up watching the amazon season 1. Loved it. But didn’t get into the podcast till about a month ago. Loved it. Binge listened to all of them. Great story telling. Research. I’ve never honestly did the research to see accuracy. But it all flows so smoothly, the music is amazing. He gets right into it. I love this podcast. Update: I binged the hell out of this show, loved it. Like said above. Although over the last year the lore has run out. Most of the stories aren’t interesting and really fall short of substance. I started re-listening to older episodes and I’ve noticed his narration style has gone bonkers. It’s almost robotic with weird pauses. They were way scarier to. He’s done a great service to the genre, but man. It’s cringy now. I’m not sure if the stories have run out or like some other review had mentioned, he’s just spreading himself to thin. But I would agree I used to learn something from this show and our twisted history, now it just seems like it’s ghost stories, and I usually just have it on in the background.

The first 100 are amazing   (4/5)

Great podcast for the first 100. Unfortunately all good things come to an end. This should have had a hard end right around then but sadly it’s kept going with less and less material. Lots of repetition in the podcast now. especially with his one liners as well as the base of the stories. Up until 100 I’d give it a 5 star. After just three. So we will say 4 overall. Definitely listen to the first 100.

Love no Addicted to Lore   (5/5)

Great story telling abilities tied in with fascinating topics... Yes! All day long!!!

Thank you   (5/5)

Thank you for creating this podcast. There was a dark time in my life where I was bouncing from clinch to couch, working in an dangerous location. Your podcast was the thing I listened to when I was alone. It would make me smile. Thank you for all you work.

This podcast is great!   (5/5)

Easily one of the best podcasts I have ever listened to! Great content and great host/creator! He really sets a scene for you! It reminds me of when my grandma would tell me how they would sit around the radio and listen to shows back in the day. It gets your mind going! I can’t say enough. BRAVO MR. MAHNKE!!! BRAVO!!!!

BEST PODCAST Ever!!   (5/5)

This is easily the best podcast I have ever heard it’s so brilliantly organized and Chad is such a good pianist And do t even get me started on the live shows they may be a little expensive but I ensure you it’s are worth it from Arons subtle yet hilarious humor to the props it’s awesome

Still Amazing   (5/5)

This is still my favorite podcast even as I have listened to more and more.

Lore   (5/5)

Keeps me entertained on my drive to work. Thanks Aaron. Keep up the great work.

Amazing   (5/5)

Love this podcast something about it that just draws you in and doesn’t let go.

Still good, but could do without the preaching   (3/5)

I’ve listened to Lore for a couple years now, and the quality of both production and research is still high. It’s still engaging and a joy to listen to. But dear lord, could someone tell Mahnke that he isn’t failing in his “duty” if he doesn’t turn every episode into a sermon about his political views? I agree with much of what he has to say about tolerance and colonialism, but I listen to podcasts to ESCAPE the politics. Politics are draining and I need a break. I want to keep listening to this show, but if the preaching continues, I’ll be forced to unsubscribe for my own mental health.

Aaron be boolin   (5/5)

History+horror+Aaron’s presentation=how I fall asleep

Love this podcast   (5/5)

It makes my history loving, spooky little heart happy 🖤

Almost Correct   (4/5)

I love Lore and all of Aaron’s other endeavors. I am, however disappointed in the episode about black dogs. The story of the Abingdon MA ponies being killed make the dog of the story seem a giant. At no point does Aaron let the listener know that the ponies in question are Shetland ponies. Because of this fact, the dog in the story could simply be a large breed dog such as a Great Dane or Rottweiler.

Atmosphere   (5/5)

Pairs well with a dark room, 100’s of lit candles, and a bottle of dark red wine.

I love LORE   (5/5)

Hi Aaron, I’ve been listening to Lore for almost a year. I really enjoy these stories from way before my time. I love dark history. I think the world is a dark history we live in and try bringing light into the darkness as we live each day. Thanks for helping my days go better! Alesha S!

Hello   (5/5)

Just want to say how much I love your stories and your narration. Great listening and very interesting!

One of my more favorite podcasts...   (5/5)

- Fantastic stories woven together out of bits of history, truth, possible truths and... lore. Aaron’s production is first rate, the stories are compelling and his vocal inflections keep you on the edge of your seat waiting for more. Really enjoyable so I wanted to take the time to stop by, write a review and to say... “Hi.” 👋

LORE   (5/5)

So good love the creepy

Love every episode!   (5/5)

I love his story telling and the topics he chooses. I love every episode it is fantastic!

Hit and Miss   (4/5)

My interest in the stories is inconsistent. I find myself zoning out on many episodes, but avidly listening to others. It’s not a must-listen, but it serves in a pinch. It’s my fall-back podcast when I’ve binged all of the the good ones.

I need more Lore in my life, like weekly please   (5/5)

Yes I love your other podcast and the show and I have a book or two, but could we please get weekly episodes. I just adore this podcast!

Was a huge fan   (1/5)

But the host has spread himself too thin. His voice was always monotonous and his puns cringey but with all of the “side” projects he has started, this show has gotten the short shrift. The stories are not as engaging these days, and I find myself getting to the ad/promotion segment (which accounts for no less than the first and last third of each episode) realizing I hadn’t absorbed a single bit of the drone- I mean show. After the fourth or fifth time that happened I had to unsubscribe and haven’t missed it at all. The host is a relentless self-promoter who has obviously found success but that’s right about the time he lost this formerly loyal listener. I hope selling out has been worth it!

Turned into a disappointment   (1/5)

The podcast used to be a great listen, really enjoyable, and would be a nice way to learn little things I would have never even thought of looking up. Now, it’s just reciting ghost stories as if they were real facts. This last episode at one point mentioned orbs, and I basically tuned it out and just unsubbed. What happened? Why did it go from being factual to completely tarnishing its own reputation and credibility?

Dark tales of yesteryear.   (5/5)

I’ve always been a fan of history and spooky stuff. I stumbled across this podcast about a year ago but it has quickly risen to the very top of the food chain. Eerie, mysterious, scary, and historically accurate. Aaron’s hypnotizing voice and Chad’s mesmerizing sounds bring the dark days gone by to stark and creepy reality. Number one creepy show! Thanks for making me scared to leave my closet open at night. Cheers mate!

Hi!   (5/5)

Great show, always entertaining! And usually a little twisted. Such a good combination of traits!

Hi   (4/5)

I love the podcast a great way for me to start thinking before history class

Boring.   (1/5)

Same old crap repackaged.

!!Atmospheric!!   (5/5)

Aaron Mahnke is a outstanding story teller! Not a talk show podcaster but a classic oratory master. LORE is relaxing, thought provoking and extremely addictive. Enjoy every minute!

Hii   (5/5)

Love the podcast and is fun to listen to on the bus

Phenomenal   (5/5)

I've been listening to these podcasts for a year now. I can honestly admit I become completely immersed in them. I drive for an very well known company. These stories have made many long lonely nights tolerable for me. Thank you!

Lores   (4/5)

I just completed the podcast Lore (2015-2020) (so far). There are definitely some great stories in here and if you do listen, make sure to start from the beginning. Once you start to get bored with this show maybe check out Cabinet of Curiosities which I feel is a better podcast of his. So at this point I’ve completed all of Aaron Menke’s podcasts and his Amazon show, which I partly regret as only a sometimes-casual fan. He’s obviously milking his chances of success as much as he can. In regards to entrepreneur-ing one can respect that, as an artist, not so much. Menke seems to be a workaholic and appears to have multitasked his way to stardom, but I feel that with every new project he starts, his old projects (that still continue on) suffer because of it. (Please just retire Lore.) The reason I mention this is that Lore seemed to begin its descent once the TV version started (Season One by the way is worth checking out), descended even further once his podcast Cabinet of Curiosities came out and is at its worst now that his podcast Unobscured is out. My only other beef with Lore (besides his narcissism I guess) is that often (very often) I have to listen to an episode 3 times to understand it. And not because it’s not interesting, but because his voice is very very boring to me. That all being said, I would still give the first 30 episodes or so (the first year basically, 2015) 10 out of 10 stars. I would then give 2016 9 stars, 2017 8 stars, 2018 6 stars and 2019 5 stars. For an average overall of 7.6 stars out of 10.

Cool   (5/5)

Nothing fancy, I just dig it

Great podcast and even better host   (5/5)

This podcast keeps me company on the long drives to my university and back home on the weekends. Lots of interesting facts and stories that make me feel like I’m right there in the room hearing it first hand. Keep up the great work!

Gettysburg   (5/5)

Great history. Thanks! I visited Gettysburg in the early 60’s. I was just a kid but could feel the sense of despair. Hallowed ground. I enjoyed hearing more of the kind of personal stories that interest most of us.

(One random dude)   (5/5)

Great podcast

My favorite podcast ever!   (5/5)

I listen to several podcasts on a daily basis, and Lore is, by far, my favorite of them all! Aaron is a fantastic story teller, and I look forward to each episode.

Aaron Mahnke Transports Listeners   (5/5)

I am hooked! I work with my hands in my studio sewing, painting and doing stained glass. My cat and I enjoy endless hours of listening.

I love this podcast!   (5/5)

My two favorites rolled into one- spooky stories and historical facts! Each episode is so cleverly written and pleasantly told. Aaron Mahnke’s voice is extremely likable, I feel like I’m listening to a friend! I never get tired of listening to old episodes while waiting for new ones to post. Thanks Lore!

A Top Favorite   (5/5)

This podcast, along with one other, is hands down my favorite podcast. I discovered this podcast on a trip one year and I have not turned back. I have been caught up in the show for quite some time and I always look forward to new episodes. Thanks Aaron!

Love This Podcast   (5/5)

I have always been so intrigued by folklore, paranormal, and creepy stories. This podcast easily covers all three of those all while incorporating historical references. This is by far one of my favorite podcasts!

Great production   (4/5)

Great podcast, clearly recorded and produced with quality. Professional speaking. However that word is pronounced “best e airy”, not beast ;)

Great Podcast   (5/5)

Such a great podcast. Great story telling and great content. Been a listener for years.

More than just scary stories   (5/5)

Fun, educational, and interesting! My favorite podcast!

Awesome!!!   (5/5)

By far my favorite podcast. Keeps me intrigued by the way he shares significant research details by storytelling. I’m being educated and entertained.

My love for Lore has dwindled   (2/5)

I came to the reviews to see if people were feeling like I have been about the podcast, and sure enough I’m not alone. I thought maybe I was developing ADD from constantly listening to podcasts and maybe it was just me, but so many people echo my sentiment of loving it in the beginning and not being able to hold attention to it now. It was one of the first podcasts I listened to after discovering Serial and podcasts. It pains me to do it, but it may be time to unsubscribe. I just don’t enjoy it the same way anymore.

Always Get Excited for a New Lore!   (5/5)

Just love opening my podcast app and seeing a new Lore episode. Aaron is so great to listen to and every episode is entertaining. Slightly creepy in the best way!

Hi Aaron!   (5/5)

This is the complete podcast. Aaron’s voice is easy to listen to. His writing is just facts and no frills, I like it. The soundtrack selection is pleasing and unobtrusive.

Best Show Ever   (5/5)

Honestly I became addicted immediately after I found the show. I was told about it in another podcast actually, Myths and Legends, and I came over to check it out. It became my go to on my commutes from home to school to work and on my long distance drives. It kept me awake and alert and entertained and I’ve honestly learned a lot. I highly recommend this show to everyone, who doesn’t scare easily that is. -Emma

Not Folklore Anymore   (2/5)

Merriam-Webster defines folklore as, “traditional customs, tales, saying, dances, or art forms preserved among people.” In its early days, this show discussed stories that shaped cultures; ones that referenced the supernatural and superstitious, the mythological and the mad. It discussed real, storied, widely accepted, magical, crazy folkLORE. I’m very grateful for those early episodes because they introduced me to the world of storytelling through podcasts (I had previously thought the medium was strictly for boring interviews). Moreover, Aaron Mahnke is a wonderful storyteller, with a voice that is perfect for radio. He also seems like a genuinely good guy, so I want it to be clear that this review isn’t meant to slander him, but rather, I hope he can learn from it and try to reincorporate some of his earlier magical elements. But I digress. Unfortunately, this show is now a shell of its former self, and it no longer talks about the commonly held beliefs, superstitions, cultures, traditions, art, or anything else that would match the definition of folklore. Ever since Amazon made this into a tv series, I feel like Mahnke only talks about strange history. There’s no underlying supernatural element (or at least, the connections are extremely strained); there are no creatures that go bump in the night, and again, no magic, perceived or otherwise. It’s become the kind of podcast I was always too bored to listen to before I was fortunate enough to stumble upon the early days of this show. Ultimately, I feel like this show calling itself “Lore,” in its current state, is a misnomer at best and deceptive at worst. “Strange history,” maybe; “Everything about the 1800s/Early 1900s you never cared to know,” definitely that. But not Lore. Not anymore sadly. So please, Mr. Mahnke, if you are reading this, please tap into the thousands of years of storytelling that shaped cultures for thousands of years. Bring back the magic and the myths. Please listen to the “creature of the week” segment at the end of the Myths and Legends podcast if you’ve run out of ideas. Otherwise, please rename this podcast because it no longer incorporates folklore.

Great find but not sustainable.   (3/5)

When I found Lore I loved it. I consumed episode after episode and, once caught up, hungered for more. However, the longer I remain with it the more stale the episodes seem. I no longer desire the next installment and instead allow the newest episode to become part of the dreary white noise to inhabit the background of my consciousness. I think it’s time that I move along. If your a newcomer, enjoy binging while it’s new and interesting but leave when you feel it’s pace has slowed.

Ear candy!   (5/5)

wPure ear candy With words like...” became the arena which human flaws were reflected”

Chills   (5/5)

This episode gave me chills. Cannot say that humans have evolved much since the time of body snatching, body brokers are just as sick. People have the option of organ donation, but this is their choice. Lore is such a good podcast, always worthy of 5 stars.

Can’t get enough!   (5/5)

My boyfriend and I love this podcast, we can’t get enough of it! We love each of the topics and his voice gives this creepiness that keeps us interested!

Lore   (5/5)

I love the podcast. Best podcast I’ve ever listened to. It helps me relax and fall asleep. Keep up the good work, Aaron.👻

I give up.   (1/5)

The topics are great, I don’t mind his voice, and I like the sound design. But Aaron Mahnke is a terrible reader and horrendous writer. His unnatural, affected cadence would probably be tolerable if the narrative weren’t peppered with awful jokes and the kinds of inappropriate pop culture references that are a tell-tale marker of the trashy, by-committee pulp that constitutes modern literature. I hate-listened for a long time because the stories are great, frequently cursing Mahnke’s ineptitude aloud as I did so, but after a while, I just couldn’t face it anymore.

Tbh   (2/5)

Half the boring horror podcasts have more nerdy than this hack

The gold standard of spooky podcasts   (5/5)

Everyone else wants to be Lore. This podcast is what true success in the podcasting format currently looks like.

It creepy........ in a good way   (5/5)

I like it, like a cold air in the winter, like finding a spider in your shoe, or tripping on a freshly dug grave.....

Something New Needed   (3/5)

I love Lore. The stores are amazing. However the past 6-9 months have been a little blah for me. I think it’s time to move on and focus on something else! Lately the stores seem like they are the same. I used to binge listen to Lore but now it takes me about 4 tries to listen to one episode.

The best history lessons I’ve ever had!   (5/5)

This podcast only continues to increase with quality! I can’t say enough good things about it. It’s always packed with interesting history with just the right amount of spine-tingling magic!

Hi! I hear you love it when people say hi!   (5/5)

I love the podcast, like your voice and the content is always informative and entertaining! Even loved the first season of the tv series, however, the second season was a bust, where is your narration?

Pretty Good   (3/5)

The stories can be pretty interesting but the narrator is kind of monotone so it was hard to get into it.

So good but so bad   (3/5)

I am so torn. I hate-listen to every episode of this podcast. The stories are all so interesting! But whoever writes the narration REALLY needs a thesaurus and a good(or better) editor, and the host’s cadence is so affected and overly-dramatic it drives me nuts. I literally find myself yelling in frustration when I listen, but I keep listening.

Great as Ever!   (5/5)

Today's episode on 01/06/2020 was amazing. Aaron has started off the new year with a bang, proving his leading podcast is as great as ever. Well done Aaron, thank you.

Absolutely Love It!   (5/5)

I L O V E freaky things and this podcast, by far, is freaky. All the information is all real and his voice is just perfect for listening to the info. Even if you're not into freaky things, especially non fiction freaky things, that’s ok because Lore doesn't cross the line between freaky and anxious fear. All in all, Lore is just so...interesting!!!

the best   (5/5)

i love this podcast!! it always keeps me interested and i love his voice. it’s soothing and he is an amazing story teller. i recommend it to all my friend

stop suggesting Lore   (1/5)

No matter how many times I one star rate this, iTunes still suggests it.

Master Storyteller   (5/5)

Aaron Mahnke puts the listener right into the events in history be it legend or Lore. The soundtrack accompanying these tales from the sidelines of history adds to the ambience of the excellent historic social commentary. It is refreshing to hear stories that have not been covered repeatedly by other podcasts. Lore stands out and ahead of many that try to match the storytelling and quality of the genre. I can only hope Lore continues for many more episodes.

Move On   (4/5)

This used to be a fantastic podcast. The past 6 months or so the subject matter has been really boring. I find myself just turning it off because it’s just rambling. Aaron is fantastic and I have really enjoyed it overall, but I think it’s time to call it quits and focus on his other projects.

It's slipping   (3/5)

I've been a Lore listener from the beginning, always eagerly awaited the new episodes; now I get to them when I get to them. I feel like over the last year or a little longer the show has gotten kind of boring - not to sound rude but I actually use it to fall asleep sometimes. I appreciate the research etc. that goes into these, but I really hope the content improves so that it lives up to earlier episodes.

Information packed!😱   (5/5)

I have been listening to this for years with my mom and we love to listen to it on long car rides or while doing workouts. They are so full of information and amazing facts. I actually had nightmares about the doll one, they have so much info:) I feel like I travel to other places while I listen to LORE. I love it all so much! Thank you for all the hard work and time that you put into these!

This is Lore   (5/5)

Great storytelling set against hauntingly beautiful music. The content is so interesting. I wish new episodes were every week but there’s plenty of other Aaron Mahnke content. I listen to it all.

Okay   (3/5)

It's a perfectly fine show. That's not praise and it's not a snub. The show's just sort of... there. The subject matter is interesting enough and the production is pretty good. The host doesn't do it for me and the writing is weak. Those are subjective though. If you're just looking for a short ghost story or some bs about lighthouses, this might be for you.

My all time favorite podcast!   (5/5)

So great! I even went to a live show and met Aaron! He is a really cool guy! His other two podcasts: Cabinet of Curiosities and Unobscured are also fabulous if you are into Lore.

New favorite show   (5/5)

You have an amazing calm voice, and know exactly what to say to keep it interesting. You’re quick to the point, no banter and no ads!!! Thank you so much, Aaron!

Used to be so good   (2/5)

I loved this podcast when it was first released. The stories were creepy, fun, and concise enough. Mahnke is a natural story teller and his excitement over his latest tale was infectious. However, over the last year, the stories ramble on and on and on...even Mahnke sounds bored. Minute details are given far too much airtime and they make the stories next to impossible to follow, leaving the listener disengaged and wondering when he’s going to get to the point. The subject matter isn’t even interesting anymore.

I love it   (5/5)

It’s so mesmerizing

Amazing   (5/5)

I love listening to this podcast. It does give me some chills. But mostly provokes some deep thoughts about humans, and the things they are capable of. I like how Aaron sums up the story at the end. Keep up the great work.

Pretty good, but host is a turn-off   (3/5)

Aaron seems like a guy who never laughs at anyone else’s jokes but his own. I listened to about 15 before I was so turned off I turned it off and unsubscribed. He’s pretentious and takes this weird roundabout to his subject matter, and you never know if the blurb by the title has ANYTHING to do with the subject, so you can never really search for a subject you’d like. Example- say someone was killed in a bizarre gardening accident. He’ll go off on a tangent about the meanings of brickwork patterns in the 12th century and how iron has the chemical properties of blah blah blah, and you just want him to get to the freaking actual point instead of sounding so pleased with his esoteric knowledge. Honestly if you enjoy the subject matter but want a much better host, and much better atmosphere, I highly recommend Bedtime Stories. I don’t think it gets any better than that!

Love it so far   (5/5)

I’m currently on Ep. 46, and so far, it rocks. Normally, I don’t like creepy stuff, but this doesn’t scare me. For new listeners, here’s some tips: 1. Don’t listen to Ep. 25 unless you have a strong stomach. That one gave me the chills. 2. Ep. 2 actually made me, a person who rarely gets emotional watching films or listening to music, cry. It’s quite sad. 3. There are quite a few about fey, vampires, and especially witches. I have no problem with this, but I know some people aren’t big fans of witch stories, so be aware of that. 4. Ignore the naysayers. Apparently, Aaron got into an internet feud with the host of Sword and Scale, another podcast, after the latter said some misogynistic things. The fans don’t get along. 5. If you want something lighter and less gruesome, check out Futility Closet. It’s less horror/myths and more odd stories and history, but a lot of the topics overlap. That’s all I have to say. I love the podcast so far. Enjoy!

Great   (5/5)

I love all of Aaron’s podcasts. Give them a try. I guarantee you will enjoy them.

Needs to slow down.   (2/5)

The voiceover for this series is so odd. It’s like he hit fast forward on his voice over and makes it hard to follow...

Tweens   (5/5)

I love podcasts, mainly the true crime variety but they are def not family friendly. I have 2 tweens and their podcast of choice is lore! It’s something we can listen on our commutes and I don’t have to worry about language and they seem to handle the subject matter. I’ve heard my daughter retell a few of the stories around the campfire lol!

My first ever podcast   (5/5)

A friend told me about this podcast back in September. She told my it was really creepy. I was slightly disappointed when I wasn’t creeped out but I still love it! It’s got a great chilling factor to it. I’ve never been a podcast listener and the only reason a started listening to podcast was to hear this one ! I’ve listened to all of these and all of Unobscured both really great! I can’t really get into Cabinet of curiosities though

Ugh   (3/5)

I love the content and story telling but cannot stand the voice and diction. It’s like William Shatner tells a fairy tale. I wish he would stick to producing and find someone else to podcast. The inflection is maddening.

Addictive   (5/5)

This podcast helps me unwind on my drive home. The stories are deep and compelling. I love how he weaves fascinating shorter stories into a larger theme, often with a twist, and leaves the conclusions up to the listener. Like my very favorite books, leaves me pondering the patterns he has shown and my mind playing with what-ifs. Oh, and hi!

Awesome   (5/5)

Really Good Show I listen to it on my way to work.

Creepy and wonderful!   (5/5)

My favorite thing to do on long car rides is to listen to Lore.

Okay   (5/5)

It’s okay not the best 😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐 😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐

Hi   (5/5)


I LOVE this!!! LORE IS GREAT AGAIN!   (5/5)

There was a time I broke up with Lore. But I’m liking what I’m hearing. You still got it Lore.

Losing steam   (5/5)

I think Mahnke is spreading himself too thin and this podcast that used to be fantastic is suffering for his focus shifting.

Like spending time with a friend   (5/5)

I only started listening to Podcasts this past year. I’m rebellious by nature;) Anyway, what I discovered is that the personalities behind some of the Podcasts have become very comforting; like spending time with an old friend who loves to tell stories. Thank you Aaron your work is more than just a Podcast or whatever it’s actually helping folks feel connected. Way to go keep being courageous in your work.

L   (5/5)

I love this podcast!! He truly sounds as if he knows these stories inside and out. So many stories I have never heard. His tone of voice fits the stories that he tells. Perfectly timed short stories.

Love it   (5/5)

Great podcast!!

One of my faves   (5/5)

Very well put together ! This podcast has became one of my favorite to listen to !

Good Boy   (5/5)

Big Fella here, Aaron you are a gift, much like Seinfeld, that we are not worthy of, but you have come to us and bless us every two weeks, I’ve been with you since like, episode 20 first came out, and it has changed the way I look at history, well done son, well done With love, Big Fella

Jesus that’s scary   (5/5)

I like it

An inspiration   (5/5)

I just started my own podcast, The What If Files, and this show is a huge inspiration for the weird, strange, funny, and sometimes creepy topics my co-host and I talk about

Obsessed!   (5/5)

I am not someone who listens to podcasts all the time, but when first dipping my toe into them I found Lore. Now almost 2 years later it is the only podcast I listen to daily. The stories are intriguing and Aaron Mahnke’s voice is very soothing. As someone with ADD my attention span tends to be short and I have a hard time focusing on one thing for too long. These episodes being only 30 minutes and the varying topics have me hooked! I am obsessed and excited to see where this podcast goes!

Make it happen!   (5/5)

Hi Aaron, I need a montage of all of the times you say "I'm Aaron Mahnke, and this is Lore" please. Just all of them. One after the other. Maybe with a few other snips of things. Is it called it a montage if it's not film? Hmm 🤔 Anyway, I love Lore. So good. Briana

Lore   (5/5)

This is the greatest podcast! Aaron is so thorough with his research. Living in the Boston area many of the episodes are close to home. I listen all day while delivering mail. I never get bored.

Fantastically creepy!   (5/5)

Love love love! This is by far my favorite podcast! Particularly when commuting and traveling!

very nice.   (5/5)

i love this podcast i listen to it when going to sleep.I am a lover of all things creepy and the dark side of lore and the world. I just wanted to stop bye and at hi i know you like it when people say hi.

We love it!   (5/5)

I love Lore! I listen to it while working or during a long car ride. My kids also love it! It is always their first choice of something to listen to. It is creepy but always comes through with a great story. I recommend this to everyone even if you don’t like creepy stuff. This show might just change your mind with Aaron’s great story telling.

My favorite podcast!   (5/5)

I listen to Lore every night while laying bed before sleep. It’s quiet and comfy and the perfect atmosphere for the truly creepy but wonderful stories. I simply can’t get enough!

Hauntingly Poignant Podcast 💀   (5/5)

A perfect mixture of history and the paranormal. Aaron does an excellent job researching lore and spares no details however gruesome they may be. He narrates in a soothing, almost hushed voice that draws the listener in- eagerly awaiting his next story. Daytime listening strongly recommended. P.S. When writing a review, there is a fine line between constructive criticism and being a downright nasty d bag. If something doesn’t appeal to you, move on.

Amzaing Stories   (5/5)

These stories are well researched and amazingly interesting . Hooked me on listiening to podcasts.

bad voice   (1/5)

hate it

Lore   (5/5)

History unheard. Captivating shows

Binged over October...and I love it.   (5/5)

I went back and listened to the first 60 episodes of this show that I hadn’t heard yet over the month of October and it was wonderful. A great way to get ready for Halloween. He brings out such wonderful stories and tells them in such compelling ways, it’s hard to stop listening. By far my favorite story was about the Pugwudgie.

Top 5 podcasts ever   (5/5)

This podcast is one of the only podcast I never unsubscribed to. Perfection!

Love this podcast!!   (5/5)

I have listened to this cast, all episodes, multiple times and I love the stories. Mixed in are some fun puns and jokes that make the darkness lighter. The music is gorgeous and adds depth and feeling. Lore is beautifully done, and it grows on you like no other podcast I’ve ever listened to.

It is great!   (5/5)

I do it while I do my work and it is awesome! I love its spooky stories and I need to remember not to listen to right before bed! 😝

Favorite podcast of all time!   (5/5)

I’m gonna be 100 here. I love to listen to Aaron Mahnke to fall asleep. I play old episodes of the show to fall asleep to, but the stories are so good I love to listen to them any time. I bought all his audiobooks which if you love the show, are so worth it! They are like super long episodes lol. 5 stars, check out his other stuff cause it’s all good!

Great Show!   (5/5)

Lore is an awesome show. I have listened to every single episode and I always look forward to the newest one.

Hello!   (5/5)

Thank you for scaring me during work:) I listen to this all day while putting in data. It makes the day fly by but most importantly keeps me entertained. I love how spooky the stories are, how we learn a little about history too. I hope you will come to Boston again!


It helps me with my craze on the paranormal

Love it   (5/5)

I love this podcast, I like to listen to 1 or 2 (or 4) at night and it feels like he’s reading me a bedtime story. His voice is so soothing.

Ghost stories   (4/5)

When one of my friends hooked me on lore, that being said I had to back up and listen to them all. When lore was first started it was very dam interesting, kept me on my toes waiting in suspense. Which all good thing must come to a end and I believe it’s time to end it. The newest episodes is boring and I end up turning it off but the earliest episodes are wonderful.

Ep1   (2/5)

Boring and unclear, sorry. But I’ll keep listening and hope it gets better Thank You!

Hi   (5/5)

Hi, because you like it. Love this podcast, so very interesting..!! Thank you

OG   (5/5)

I’m an original fan. This was literally my first podcast I got into. It set the bar high for all other podcasts. I like the stories, the history, the writing, the music and the episodes are the perfect length to listen to in bed before falling asleep. Keep going! Love ya, Aaron!

Great podcast!   (4/5)

I have been a listener for a while now and love the podcast interesting, scary and it just spews facts at you. Only leaving 4 stats because of scares!😂

Fascinating show   (5/5)

This is my favorite podcast by far. Mahnke is a master orator and brings each episode to life. The research is incredible! Awesome awesome show!

My favorite podcast!   (5/5)

I love this podcast! The narration is wonderful and I love the bits of history injected into the stories. Fantastic work!

Terrible Narration   (1/5)

I LOVE these kinds of stories. Was very excited to listen to this podcast as a recommendation. I listened to 2 and couldn’t do it anymore. Tried the show, and same thing. A different narrator would make this show amazing. The current one is robotic, forced, and draining to listen to. Terribly disappointed.

Mesmerizing   (5/5)

Aaron Mahnke is the Joseph Campbell of our time!

You're my boy, Aaron.   (5/5)

After listening to every episode (many more than once) I realized I’d yet to leave a review. Lore is an excellent podcast. Listen to it if you're into we’ll told scary stories. If you're not, then don't. Straight up.

So Interesting 🤗   (5/5)

I love this podcast! It blows my mind every time🤯

My absolute favorite podcast!!   (5/5)

Lore is wonderfully bizarre and always fascinating to listen to! Aaron Mahnke does a fantastic job of narrating, and every episode is absolutely worth listening to twice!!

LORE!! 🤩   (5/5)

I love Lore! It’s one of the best podcasts that I’ve ever listened to! It’s very informative and at the same time creepy. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone below ten years old, though. My sister’s eleven, and is scared of most ghost stories, so even for her I have to be very careful in the episodes that I let her listen to. The podcast can sometimes get a little graphic in their descriptions, (the podcast IS about “the other side” and vengeful spirits after all!), but as long as you don’t mind a little gore, and if you like getting scared, then Lore is the podcast for you!

Hi!   (5/5)

This podcast is amazing !

Intriguing, creepy, bedtime stories   (5/5)

I listen to this while falling asleep. The stories are interesting and the delivery is calm which lulls me to sleep. It’s not intended to be a sleep story but it works for me!

lore all day   (5/5)

Dig this podcast. Very intriguing, imaginative, and informative. Sometimes it’s worth listening to an episode a second or third time through. Fantastic work Mr Mahnke!

Love the podcast - app is being weird though   (4/5)

Might be the app, but every episode I press on plays the most recently published episode. Apple glitch I suppose? Love the podcast though! Definitely one of my go-to’s.

I like the podcast but   (2/5)

Every episode I play is about Springheel Jack... I don’t know what happened it’s not on my end, I don’t think, because every other podcast I listen to is working correctly.

AWESOME   (5/5)

I have read all the books and listen to the podcast every moment I get

Thank you   (5/5)

Love your voice, love the stories, enjoy the awesomeness of your podcast. Thank you for keeping me going daily at work!

Good stories, annoying robotic delivery.   (1/5)

The research put in for the show is awesome. I feel like a lot of the times we like things that are a little different. The thing that kept me liking the podcast, is the thing chasing me away. The weird quirky voice used to be kind of cool but after awhile it becomes annoying. I am not at all trying to be mean but I am just giving my opinion.

Always wanting more   (5/5)

This was my first podcast I really got into. I first watched the show on amazon and loved it! Than started listening to the podcast! I can’t get enough of these stores !!! I enjoy your other podcast Cabinet of curiosities and Unobscured!!! I have always liked history but thought the stores were a little one sided.

Good   (5/5)

I think the stories you tell and how you tell them is quite fascinating to say the least my thoughts on it Good overall Good story Good performance Good visual Good in all factors go check it out

Creepy, intriguing folklore   (5/5)

Such an amazing podcast full of facts, great story telling, and no bs podcast chit chat!! You need to listen to this podcast if you love short stories about common, and uncommon, lore.

Lore rating and review   (5/5)

I love this podcast! The way he tells the story makes it scary and intresting

These are great   (5/5)

My girlfriend just told me about this podcast the other day and I can’t stop listening. Well done and several give me chills.

Just perfect   (5/5)

I don’t usually like podcasts because they’re annoying or boring, this one has been a surprising breath of fresh air. Love absolutely everything about it.

So intriguing   (5/5)

This is great! It’s all the weird folk lore stuff I love and you learn so much each episode.

Look forward to listening   (5/5)

Hi, I hear you like it when people say hi. I love, love, love your podcast. I’ve listened to every podcast (more the once) even the Lore extras. Only criticism, the podcast should be weekly; I would like more but a daily podcasts is probably asking for too much. Your narration is great, hauntingly hypnotic, don’t pay attention to criticism from nitpicking trolls looking to hate on something people like so much it was turned into an TV show.

Hi!   (5/5)

Just became a huge fan! Thanks for keeping it interesting!!

Hi   (5/5)

Hi! You say you like it when people say hi. I love this podcast!!!!!!!!! The third one is sooooo good. My 5th grade science teacher told me about the lunatic coming from the root word luna part. Please keep making these!! My world geography northern hemisphere got me hooked!!! We listen to it when we do our work sometimes

Hi   (5/5)

I know you enjoy when people say hi, so I am doing so! I have begun listening to previous episodes of this podcast. I am in 2016 right now! Listening to you is a great way to help the long commute I occasionally have for work!

Great pod with fantastic host   (4/5)

Very interesting podcast about dark history and legend. The way Aaron narrates though, takes it to a whole new level, and I don’t think anyone else could have made this podcast work. In the beginning, I didn’t think that this seemed like a very interesting concept, but after a few episodes, I totally changed my mind. Great for lovers of both history, and horror legend.

Too slow early... gets a little better in recent episodes   (2/5)

We started at the beginning and found it a bit dry, slow, and boring. Some of the more recent ones are a little better but we are gonna pass!

My favorite podcast   (5/5)

What a story teller! His material by itself is thoroughly intriguing but the way he narrates takes those stories to an even higher level! LOVE me some Lore:)

All   (5/5)

I’ve been listening for ever now and I love your voice and the music. When the seasons change from summer to fall I know it’s time to bring out the lore. I’ve been listening to it so much I started it all over again and you’ve grown so much over the years of the podcast. I still think this is probably one of the most interesting and capturing podcasts out of any that I’ve tried listening to about folklore and scary stuff

Absolutely the best!   (5/5)

Thank you for such a wonderful podcast. I’ve watched both seasons on prime also and hope more are coming. You’ve a wonderful talent, thank you so much for sharing it.

Absolutely fantastic!   (5/5)

Arron Manhkey’s amazing narrating voice mixed with his amazingly written stories are so very alluring!

The best podcast   (5/5)

I’m ashamed it took me this long to review this podcast. Lore got me listening to podcasts and is something me and my husband look forward to every other week. Do yourself a favor and listen to the entirety of this podcast feed three times.

Hello and thank you   (5/5)

Hi Aaron! You have the best voice for podcasts I’ve ever heard and I look forward to each and every episode you post. Keep them coming and thank you, Jeni

Voice is hard to listen to   (1/5)

I wish I could ignore this because the stories are good.

Love these stories.   (5/5)

Great storytelling and wonderful music. Deliciously creepy.

Fantastic!!!   (5/5)

Hi Aaron! Lore is my absolute favorite podcast. Aaron is an excellent story teller plus his content is fascinating and fantastic!

the host -_-   (2/5)

bored to death! i've listened to 3 shows. Something about this hosts voice. One of the most boring, robotic voices. Change the host. The stories are not bad.

My favorite podcast   (5/5)

This is the podcast that got me into podcasts! I love it and keep coming back for more.

Best. Podcast. Ever   (5/5)

I listen to this podcast in the car and before you know it I’m at my destination. Aaron Mahnke is a great story teller.

Hi   (5/5)

Aaron likes when people say hi. I like when he makes podcasts. Every story is beautifully told and tied to a deeper pattern of human behavior. Seriously incredible talent behind these gripping podcasts.

Great info but...   (4/5)

His conclusions sound like me writing an essay in 6th grade. I’m sorry dude but sometimes you are reaching and it sounds so cliche. I don’t mind your voice tho :) I still listen often.

Puns   (5/5)

I live for your puns. Don’t ever stop!

Great content, Voice a bit annoying   (2/5)

This podcast has some excellent content. But the voice reminds me of someone who doesn’t seem confident in their work and sounds a bit nasely. Not sure how to explain it other than it’s just not for me, almost puts you to sleep. I’m looking to be excited, similar toAstonishing Legends, not fall asleep driving.

RE: Host   (1/5)

One of the worst voices and speech patterns in podcasting. Shocked this is as popular as it is.

Puts me in the Halloween spirit!   (5/5)

I listen to Lore each October. Great prep for Halloween. Fun to listen at night with the lights dimmed and my pumpkins glowing.

Lore   (5/5)

Every episode is gripping and beautifully told, truly one of the best podcasts out there.

So good   (5/5)

I’ve been listening for years. Every episode is a pleasure to listen to.

Dull   (1/5)

Unfortunately very monotone and boring. Sounds like someone reading an article. Desperately needs a co-host to discuss the topic, not simply read it aloud.

Excellent Storytelling   (5/5)

The title says it all

Best Podcast EVER!   (5/5)

I have listened to all of them!

One of my favorites   (4/5)

I love the content of this podcast, but I do find the writing and the narration style a bit grating.

Lore is great!   (5/5)

I’m Aaron Manke, and this, is Lore. I’ve honestly got that stuck in my head! My mom introduced to this to me and I’m (reasonably) obsessed with this podcast! It’s a little gory, but it’s great! You should check it out too, the first few are a little bumpy. I recommend starting from the latest episode. My favorite episode so far is called Debris. This me sign off, PEACE!

Used to be my favorite podcast   (3/5)

It’s still a great podcast but recently every episode seems to have a “white man bad” segment that comes off more forced and takes away from my immersion.

Amaze balls   (5/5)

I love this show. I love Aaron’s voice . I follow him on Twitter and I can’t help but read everything he writes in his Lore voice 🤘🏻🤘🏻😂

Excellent podcast!   (5/5)

I listen to this podcast and my work, and the time just days by. I love the stories, so captivating!

Love it!   (5/5)

A friend recommended and I’ve been listening every time I get a chance!

I think it’s great   (5/5)

I finished a campfire story telling podcast and was looking for something similar, I’ve seen lore on amazon prime so figured I’d give it a chance. I’m new to podcasts in general, but I wanted to say that your podcast has actually been a great tool for the panic attacks I suffer from. I’m listening to them pretty much all day but it helps a lot to focus on this and just breathe, the guys voice is soothing and calm, and I’m happy I found this podcast. Thank you Aaron.

Here from day one   (5/5)

And I’m still so in love with this podcast! I got my husband hooked and every time a new one is out we listen together!! Keep up the work Aaron, I know it’s hard work and I appreciate all that you do!

Self-care   (5/5)

This podcast changed my life. I used to listen to music in the car, ruminating on anxiety and other negative feelings. I would would zone out on my long drives and feel like a zombie once I arrived at my destination, which was negatively impacting my work productivity. Then, I found this podcast. I don’t waste my time listening to the same songs on repeat anymore. The content is wonderful, and I could listen to Aaron read or say anything. I consider this my best form of self-care. I will often re-listen to old episodes when I cannot sleep, and it calms my anxiety and depression when I’m feeling off. My whole family listens now, and it’s even helping a grade school girl with her own anxiety. So, thank you Aaron, for helping us all get through rough days.

Best podcast!   (5/5)

I’ve been obsessed with this podcast! My English teacher introduced me to this podcast and I listen to at least 3 episodes a day!

Great pod!   (5/5)

Intelligent and mesmerizing. I enjoy every episode

Great Stories   (5/5)

These are great. Have you ever researched the Benders and Benders Mounds in Kansas?

Horrifying!   (5/5)

I love almost everything horror and this was no different. Please listen if you have a strong stomach. I would highly reccomend.

Not for me   (2/5)

As the show has gone on I sort of realized it’s dramatically reading what feels like Wikipedia. And the tempo has begun to grate on me.

Great stories!   (5/5)

Some of the best stories to listen to, all told through an amazing storyteller. I love to listen to this podcast on my morning runs, the thoughts of “what happened to so and so” keeps me from thinking about how much I dislike working out.

We love it!!   (5/5)

My husband and I love to listen his story while driving.

Terrible narration   (1/5)

The host’s awkward reading and over the top writing make this show a chore to listen to. I got through a lot of episodes just because there aren’t many podcasts in this genre but I can’t do it anymore.

The absolute best.   (5/5)

This is a podcast that I can listen to every single hour of every single day. Nothing short of amazing.

???   (1/5)

I am confused about why this has so many good reviews. His voice sounds like a robot trying to be human. The intros do not connect to the actual story. Why?

Nice Listen   (4/5)

Entertaining stories in a short format that is great for when you just want a little taste.

Very Informative   (4/5)

High school level writing, with bad puns and rhetoric questions in every other paragraph... The stories are entertaining and have a fun insight on history, worth the listen

Tainted Well   (5/5)

I was amazed to find some family history included in this podcast. I have a collection of my family’s history linking us all the way back to the O’Carroll clans’ most notorious siblings. I actually had similar night terrors to Margaret herself and drew pictures of the “monsters” I saw that look eerily familiar to what Aaron describes. I’m a huge fan of this podcast so hearing it even vaguely linked to my family’s history was SO EXCITING! Amazing research and storytelling skills. I got chills.

Not what I thought it was going to be   (4/5)

I gave it four stars because it’s probably my fault that it wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. I googled the best scary podcasts to listen to and this one popped up. Not so much scary but he’s a great story teller and has a good voice to listen to. The podcasts are just like the description, but if anyone is looking to be spooked, look elsewhere. Otherwise great listen!

How does he make everything so boring?   (1/5)

Drone drone drone

Way cool   (5/5)

I love the creepy episodes. Keep it up Aaron! Great for Halloween! And KIDS! MWA- HA-HA-HA-HAAAAA

Addictive   (5/5)

I can’t seem to stop listening to this podcast! I’ve seen the TV series and was worried I wouldn’t like the podcast as much but I think it’s actually better! Every episode so far has been interesting and made me want to dig deeper into the subject on my own.

Love Lore   (5/5)

I’ve been listening for over a year and absolutely love Lore! It was the first podcast I ever got into and love the amount of research that goes into each episode. Eric really tries to acknowledge the supernatural while still keeping a scientific mind about these weird and strange stories.

You see...   (4/5)

Great stories, and I love the research that goes into them. He’s not the greatest at pronouncing things, and he’s not a voice actor, but his voice is somewhat relaxing. However, you see, this rating would be much higher, you see, if he didn’t say “you see” so much.

Amazing Podcast   (5/5)

I love lore history and this podcast does an amazing job with that subject. Informative and interesting. The tales are well presented and even the music in the background is beautiful!

Hooked from the start!   (5/5)

Lore is such a great podcast. I first heard about it from the Podcast Harmontown and I instantly listened to the first episode as soon as I could. Once I found out that Aaron was from a few towns away from me and many of the early episodes are based around Massachusetts and New England I got even more excited! If you like spooky and creepy but also want history then you NEED to listen to Lore.

Love it so much   (4/5)

His storytelling is amazing, the music is beautiful, the stories are great. My only complaint is that I swear it's FOREVER between episodes. You'd have to ignore it for years to get a binge-worthy amount

Best stories!   (5/5)

This podcast is amazing!! He’s a great at story telling and the content is stellar.

Just press play..   (5/5)

Lore is a masterpiece that combines history with fear that keeps you entertained. Believable stories that leave you thinking all night. I’m a teenager and hate history and lose interest in things quickly, but this is the only podcast that keeps me entertained while working. Good luck!

Such a good show   (5/5)

Very well researched, written, and delivered.

By far my favorite podcast   (5/5)

I have always loved folklore and legends, scary stories and horrifying truths about our world, and Aaron delivers that with every episode. I somehow keep coming back to the first episode every month and listening to the entire thing up to the newest, and I can’t wait for when that takes me more than a month!

A Fairy Tale Come True   (5/5)

I absolutely love Aaron Mahnke and all the amazing podcasts he is a part of, Lore of course was my intro and his podcasts are the only ones I listen to. His story telling ability is something I envy, and the history of each episode is so well researched and informative. If you also love Lore you should also check out Unobscured, Cabinet of Curiosity & Noble Blood. Honestly I would be so sad if this podcast went away, I love every other week because it starts off the first three days of my week with a new episode of these amazing podcasts. My only wish is that one day he will do a Lore episode on mermaids. KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK AND PLEASE DONT STOP!!!!

Thanks for the memories.   (3/5)

I used to be a big fan. In the beginning Aaron was original and interesting. You could hear the passion in his stories as well as by his research. However that’s all gone now. He sold out. Everyone has to make a living so I don’t blame him. But putting ads in the middle or towards the end of the show is such a let down. You take the listener, who’s engrossed in the tale and put them right smack dab in the middle of real life capitalistic BS. The one thing that has always kept me coming back though is the music. If the composer has a podcast I’ll be subscribing. But sadly I’m unsubscribing from Lore. Thanks for the memories.

Spooky Season!!   (5/5)

Celebrating October 1st by binging Lore!! (As if I need an excuse).

Love the show, love Aaron’s morals   (5/5)

I have loved Lore since the very beginning. And I LOVE that Aaron called out the gross and hateful actions of someone in his industry. I briefly tried to listen to Sword and Scale and Mike Boudet’s other podcast Monstruo. I was disturbed by how Mike Boudet spoke about women, about murder, about many things. I unsubscribed from Boudet’s podcasts long before Aaron said anything and was so happy when he did. Standing up for what you believe in isn’t always the most popular decision, as you can see by the hateful reviews below. But the work, research, and care Aaron has put into all his podcasts is amazing. So proud of all he’s done! I cannot recommend Lore highly enough.

I Don't LIke It Anymore   (2/5)

Used to be a good podcast, when Aaron was hungry. Those days are gone. Fewer podcasts as Aaron gladhands and dreams of bigger and better things now (what happened to Amazon?). Research and production values have deteriorated significantly. Podcasting, like fame, is fleeting.

A review   (5/5)

The podcast is good to listen to and hi Aaron 😀😀😃😃

Worth a listen   (5/5)

Great entertainment. Great length. Long enough to get some actual detail and depth on a topic, but short enough for this who aren’t digging a topic. This has sent me down a rabbit hole to research topics of great interest on multiple occasions. Good writing. Good narration. Any time entertainment can also teach you something is definitely a win.

Good stuff.   (5/5)

Always interesting.

Lost what made it great   (2/5)

I used to really love this podcast as it used to look a lot more at why people tell the stories they tell and what place those stories have in culture. The history and culture surrounding the urban legends was always more interesting than simply reporting on them. As time has moved on it has devolved into a much more mundane paranormal podcast and seems to have lost its more analytical edge. I'm not saying it should push skepticism constantly, but after a recent episode referenced those TAPS charlatans, I realized what made this podcast special has worn away with time and it would no doubt become another 'OoOOooo! Maybe there's REAL GHOSTS' podcast shortly. Unsubscribed, thanks for the good memories.

increasing ads   (4/5)

I realize that ad revenue keeps the show going. However, the ad content has crept up from five to ten to fifteen minutes. Over half the show is a long ad for "Blue Apron." I have also lost interest in this stream due to the huge mess that was the Bathory episode on Amazon. So many errors. . . . .

Amazing!   (5/5)

Super suspenseful and beautifully told stories definitely give you the chills!

My favorite thing to listen to   (5/5)

The lore tv show was so entertaining I watched each episode and wanted more- this podcast is literally the only reason I even started listening to podcasts, and I’m so glad I did. I subscribe and listen to all of Aaron’s shows and enjoy them all but these brief stories are by far my favorite.

Looooovvvvveeee   (5/5)

I love this! It’s easy to listen to while I’m at work and I learn so much. (I also can crack my ankles and toes on command line the Fox sister, who knew?) I have recommended this podcast to so many others. I love binging so I wait for a few episodes to stack up. The way it’s edited, the flow, Aaron’s voice, it’s just all around good.

Wow!   (5/5)

I’m literally on the edge of my seat sometimes! Fascinating topics! Keep up your great work!

Hi!   (5/5)

Hi! Fantastic short, yet informative, histories