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Lore

207 EpisodesProduced by Aaron Mahnke and Grim & MildWebsite

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.

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Episode 168: Beyond the Pale

Hope is a powerful emotion, and it has driven humans to do great things over the centuries. It’s also a key element of folklore, but the stories it gives rise to there are more than just inspiring—some of them can also be terrifying.

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Lore Resources: 


A fantastic resource on the life and legend of Gerald Fitzgerald is the scholar and historian Dr. Vincent Carey. His books are the best out there regarding the Wizard Earl, and he was generous enough to actually chat with our researcher for this episode’s development. Please check him out.

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