Creator, writer, and producer of the hit podcast Lore
About Aaron Mahnke
A lover of all things mysterious and supernatural, Aaron Mahnke explores the sinister stories behind true events in his critically-acclaimed podcast, Lore. From New England vampires to Chilean warlocks, his explorations into the unexplainable evoke Unsolved Mysteries, The X-Files, and classic campfire tales. A hit from the beginning, Lore averages over 6 million monthly downloads, was named Best of iTunes in both 2015 and 2016, and has been called a “must listen” by Entertainment Weekly, The Huffington Post, and USA Today. A television adaption is currently in production in partnership with the producers of The Walking Dead and X-Files writer and producer Glen Morgan.
Now a key figure in the industry, 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.
Mahnke has written three novels: Consumed, Indian Summer, and Grave Suspicion. His latest series, The World of Lore, is a collection of true-life stories based on global superstitions and legends. Born and raised in Illinois, Aaron now lives with his wife and children on the historic North Shore of Boston, where he writes full-time.
The Power and Value of Story
Aaron Mahnke has always been fascinated by tales of the mysterious and supernatural, and as creator, writer, and producer of Lore, he has immersed himself in creepy folklore and legends from around the world. By delving into these stories, he often uncovers deep truths about how society views death, illness, spirituality, and more. In this lecture, Mahnke stresses the importance of story-telling as a reflection of our culture and ourselves.
Podcasting as a Business
In 2015, Aaron Mahnke started his Lore podcast as a way to promote his side project of writing supernatural thrillers. Two years and millions of downloads later, he is the creator, writer, and producer of one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes. In this informative talk, Mahnke describes how podcasters can turn their passion projects into lucrative careers, from working with advertisers to creating communities on social media.
Writing for Audio
As both a novelist and the creator of a hit podcast, Aaron Mahnke has written stories for both readers and listeners. In this lecture, Aaron Mahnke advises writers on how to tailor their work to the audio market.
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
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