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Finding Podcasts

If any of you use the Google Music app, you may have noticed a certain update recently. This update has given us, the users, Podcasts!! Finally, I don’t have to rely on SoundCloud or resort to iTunes (ew) to listen.

Today, I made sure to subscribe to Nightvale & Nerdist. But I also took the time to search for…creepy…podcasts.

And boy, did I find one.


Now, I probably shouldn’t have decided on a spooky podcast while at work during a nice big thunderstorm. My boss succeeded, once, to make me jump just by saying hi & making sure I was ok. I didn’t hear him coming & was too into what I was listening to to notice him approaching. Oops!!

Guys, I don’t know how you all feel about podcasts or spooky things, but I am in love with this one I’ve found.


It’s called Lore, by Aaron Mahnke.

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click to go to Lore’s official site!!

It. Is. FANTASTIC!


I got through 13 episodes, out of what is currently a collection of about 32, during my work shift. And I absolutely love it.

Every episode, Aaron Mahnke chooses a story & delves into the history behind it. It’s origins in the real world. Episode 8 was about H. H. Holmes. You’re going to do a podcast around one of my favourite serial killer stories? You’ve got a fan FOR LIFE!!

Most of the episodes are about folklore from around the world & their roots in reality, while some are about real life spooky things that people experience & see today. The first episode is about vampires, & at some point in the series he covers the New Jersey Devil & Changelings. It is seriously one of the best listening experiences of my life & ย I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to find it! I mean, it’s been around since March of 2015. That’s plenty long enough that I should be ashamed!!

I have also just been informed that Lore is officially being made into a horror anthology ON TELEVISION!! I know what I’m going to be doing come October! ๐Ÿ˜€

I’m glad I found this, it’s all very exciting. I found a few more horror podcasts, but haven’t gotten a chance to listen to them just yet. One of them is a CreepyPasta one, & then we’ve got a NoSleep podcast as well. I don’t expect those to help lull me to sleep, that’s for sure. This is the plus side to working night shifts. I always sleep when the sun is up. It’s very calming!!

Aaron Mahnke apparently also writes suspense thriller novels, & I think I might just have to add him to my TBR!


Do you guys have any podcasts that YOU listen to?
Anything you’d recommend?
Have you heard of Lore?
Tell me all about it!!!

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14 thoughts on “Finding Podcasts

  1. Oh my god this sounds like everything I love. I have such a weird fascination with true crime and I LOVE urban legends and lore and everything like that. I’m so checking this out. I was OBSESSED with Welcome to Nightvale but I’m sooo behind. I should really catch up because I miss it. Thanks so much for sharing this!! The anthology sounds like it’s going to be amazing too!

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  2. I need to mention that the featured image for this post is a photo I took from our first day in Japan back in 2014.

    I’M SO EXCITED TO BE GOING BACK LIKE I’M FREAKING OUT IT’S SO CLOSE

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  3. DID YOU SAY PODCASTS?? *is summoned from the depths* I love podcasts, no shame. If you want to try a different app for podcasts, I’d suggest Overcast. I tried Stitcher and the iTunes Podcast app and… they sucked, basically. I’m loving Overcast though.

    Lore is great! I’ve been listening to it for the past few months. I’m not sure it’s still updating/going to continue, but Limetown has at least one season and is a creepy mystery. The WTNV people are doing a new podcast called Alice Isn’t Dead, which has been interesting and creepy (it’s more serious than WTNV, but still “unexplainable mystery”).

    And, of course, I have to suggest you check out Wolf 359, if you haven’t already! The first few episodes are silly & fun and then it starts slowly destroying you. So, you know, I recommend it to everyone who likes podcasts.

    I also listen to lots of informative podcasts, so almost everything from the “How Stuff Works” people, and Note to Self, and NPR’s TED radio hours. *gives many, many thumbs up*

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    1. Welcome, friend!!! Hahaaaa

      My friend told me all about Alice Isn’t Dead & Limetown!! I’m gonna start on AID once I catch up on Lore, I think.

      I haven’t heard of Wolf 359 before, I’ll totally look it up! And overcast as well. They prolly have more selection than Google right now lol!!!

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  4. I love podcasts! Though I don’t usually go for anything spooky. I stick to the typical This American Life, Freakonomics, and Planet Money. Lore sounds really interesting though…but is it like SUPER scary? Or just mildly scary? I’m a big scaredy cat, so I wouldn’t be able to listen if it’s too scary haha.

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    1. It’s kind of……I don’t wanna say SUPER spooky? The background music is pretty spooky, tbh. It’s mostly him reading the stories & giving facts about origins & stuff. Some are a tad bit spookier than others. Probably a little more than mildly spooky.

      I keep forgetting about Freakonomics! I meant to listen to that one ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. Okay, good to know. I might give it a try. During broad daylight haha. But yeah, Freakonomics is great! Honestly, I like Planet Money a little more because episodes are shorter and a little easier to listen to.

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      2. I’ll add Planet Money to my list, then! Thank you so much for the suggestions ๐Ÿ˜€

        I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to get into podcasts. They’re incredible

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