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History is full of stories we think we know. They are old and dark, but time has robbed us of perspective and clarity. They've become obscured and misunderstood. Which is why this series exists: to dig deep and shed light on some of history’s darkest moments. To help us better understand where we’ve come from. To make it Unobscured. Each season pairs narrative storytelling from Aaron Mahnke, creator of the hit podcast Lore, with prominent historian interviews. Season One: The Salem Witch Trials

Customer Reviews

Ignore the moronic reviews on here

If you like thought provoking deep-dives in to history, this is your podcast. I had thought I was well-versed on the Salem witch trials, but as soon as I began this podcast, I realized I was very ignorant on the subject

There is much more to the story, many family rivalries, poltics, and fights over land involved in the trials than I could have predicted. The religious fanatics were certainly a major factor, but they were mainly the tool wielded by those with ulterior motives

I have no idea what all of the negative reivews are about, but I could venture to guess: The podcast defintley requires critical thinking and the ability to process information that requires some intellect. It's not for everyone, or even within everyone's capabilities. A lot of the negative reviewers on here probably should just stick to listening to Joe Rogan and watching Dog the Bounty Hunter.

Love it along with his other 2 podcasts

Hi! I know how you love it when we say hi. Very well researched and historically accurate. Love the music for this as well as lore. Every single time an episode ends I can’t wait for the next one. I only have 6 podcasts I listen to . 3 are Aaron mahnkes. Unobscured is only second to Joe Rogan! Definitely my favorite of the 3. But I love all 3!

Great start... later episodes drag

I was fully on board, even recommended this show. The first few episodes are great. Explaining how the trials were started and eventually became widespread and complicated. However around episode 6 or so it feels like the same show over and over. Constantly introducing new people referencing people barely mentioned in early shows, leaving me to mostly focus on Aaron’s unique cadence, and constant metaphors and puns. Lore and cabinet of curiosity are much better and I still recommend these shows.