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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

The Final Evolved Form of Lore

Aaron Mahnke has finally evolved into his final true form as a storyteller. Fans of his Lore podcast will be completely enraptured by this multi-part telling of one of the stand-out events of pre-Revolution American history. The depths of Mahnke's research into this topic are incredible, and a hauntingly somber soundtrack is the cherry on top of this amazing piece of storytelling.

Just Amazing

Amazing! This podcast thoroughly combs through the religious, political, social and historical context that led to one of the blackest spots on American history. Well worth a listen.

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.