The tales of a Podcast addict
I only used to listen to podcasts occasionally, I never used to understand what a good podcast will do to you. It can suck you in, make you yearn for that next episode, possibly "jones" for it, if you will. People would always tell me about their favorite podcasts and the hype never got to me, until I found one that pulled me straight in. Since then I have been on the search for something of that caliber, and in that search I have come across some really awesome stuff. In honor of my new addiction I have decided to start a monthly segment dedicated to introducing everyone to my favorite podcasts. As always I am still looking for the next great obsession worthy internet radio show, and never turn down anyone's recommendation, so if you feel I have left some out or want to share your obsession, please...and I mean PLEASE let me know!
So even though Lore's creator and host Aaron Mahnke has no clue, he actually sort of stole this idea from me...I expressed to my husband a little over a year ago how awesome a podcast about folklore, and different local legends would be, not only to listen to but to make in general. So when he told me about Lore in April of 2015, at first I'm not gonna lie I was pissed that I missed my opportunity. But once I actually gave it a chance and listened to the first few episodes, all was forgiven and I couldn't wait for the next one. Not only does Aaron have a very tranquil voice but he knows how to tell a story, and that makes this podcast super easy to listen to at work. I do a lot of drafting on computers during the day and when a podcast can help me concentrate on getting my work done yet still make me pay attention to what it's subject is about, it makes my day go by super fast and keeps me a happy camper.
As I hinted above, and if you didn't catch enough from the name, Lore is about different fables, legends, and also true life scary stories. I actually learn a lot from this podcast, mostly about different narratives that aren't necessarily circulated anymore, forgotten tales that can bring you chills but also histories of certain areas in the country. So if you are a history buff, horror enthusiast, mythological devotee, or just a story junkie this podcast is absolutely up your alley. From the website I learned itunes has named Lore a best of 2015 podcast, and its not hard to see why, I have no doubt that 2016 will be another fantastic year Aaron. So if you need a binge worthy podcast with enough episodes to keep you busy for at least a few days check out Lore because "sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction".