Creator, writer, and producer of the hit podcast Lore
About Aaron Mahnke
One of the most successful podcast producers in the world, Aaron Mahnke began his career in 2015 with the launch of Lore, which went on to become a breakout hit. From long-form documentaries about history’s darker moments, to small-yet-delightful tales about the most curious things in the world, this critically acclaimed podcast explores the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares and is a unique collection of shows that are guaranteed to fascinate lovers of historical entertainment. With over 400-million downloads to date, Lore was adapted for two seasons of television on Amazon Prime by the executive producers of The Walking Dead and X-Files, and has a three-book set from Penguin Random House / Del Rey. Manke has toured extensively, taking the Lore storytelling experience to tens of thousands of people across the country.
A key figure in the industry, Aaron Mahnke’s expertise on writing for audio and podcasting is invaluable for aspiring podcasters. He also delivers passionate lectures about the importance of folk tales, and legends in culture and society. Mahnke has been a featured speaker at Podcast Movement, the Boston Book Festival, and the Now Hear This podcast festival.
In 2019, Aaron also published his first comic book series, Wellington, through IDW. And in 2021, he launched the first of a new slate of fiction podcasts, beginning with the breakout hit Bridgewater, starring Misha Collins, Melissa Ponzia, Karan Soni, Alan Tudyk, and Tricia Helfer.
Storytelling to Understand Ourselves
Aaron Mahnke is an expert on tales of the mysterious and supernatural, and as creator, writer, and producer of Lore, he has immersed himself in folklore and legends from around the world. By delving into these stories, he gives audiences a deeper understanding of society and the varying views on death, illness, spirituality, and more. In this lecture, Mahnke shows importance of storytelling as an important tool for reflection of ourselves and others.
Praise for Aaron Mahnke
Praise for The World of Lore: Dreadful Places
Fans of the Lore podcast won’t want to miss this latest volume in the creator’s series, a collection of illustrated versions of both rare and well-known stories about ‘lurid landmarks and doomed destinations.’”— io9
Dreadful Places is a delight for Lore fans and newbies alike. In the book, [Aaron] Mahnke visits places around the world that are steeped in a supernatural legacy.— Refinery29
Books by Aaron Mahnke
Media About Aaron Mahnke
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