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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 Two: Spiritualism
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4.7 stars from 6,587 ratings
History’s Darker Stories
As an avid listener of Lore for a few years now, I was excited when Unobscured was released. I enjoy longer forays into history’s darker periods, and Aaron is a fantastic storyteller. The content is compelling, and I appreciate the storytelling aspect as well as the facts. Unknowable details...Read full review »
elenswan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/18/19
Season 1 is so good I’m going to be so sad when it’s over. I’ve been looking for a scary podcast that isn’t about blood & guts & serial killers. It’s a very sad part of history, but it’s important to tell this story.
User8120 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/17/19
Although I have been watching Lore on Amazon Prime for over a year, I began listening to the Lore podcast only a week ago, and that led me to discover Unobscured. I love the podcast and am listening to season 1 at the same time. Season 2 tells the story of the spiritualist movement in the 19th...Read full review »
rmtavora via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/17/19
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