Podcast and Podcaster: Lore, Aaron Mahnke
Episode: 34. All the Lovely Ladies
Folklore has often developed as a response to real-world events, but the opposite has also been true. History has, upon occasion, unintentionally confirmed ancient tales. And nowhere is this more evident, or more bloody, than in the tale of one particular 16th-Century countess.
Why I chose this one: Aaron is a captivating storyteller, as I have said. Plus, almost nothing is more frightening than someone with all the power and nearly all the money…and none of the scruples.