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Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis. Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, c...Show More
Episode 401: The Russian Breach

54:36 | Feb 28th, 2018

In the Season Four premiere, Nic reveals what happened to him in Russia at the end of Season Three, and begins to dig into what potential multiple breaches like the one in Russia might mean for the future of humanity.
Episode 208: The Map to Heaven

42:01 | Aug 10th, 2016

Nic and MK uncover a mysterious guru and an interesting connection between Nic’s name and Tanis, while Nic’s working in the area Cameron Ellis refers to as “The Breach,” begins to have a very strange effect.
Episode 101: Seeking Tanis, Runner Available

34:21 | Oct 14th, 2015

In the first episode of Tanis, our host, Nic Silver, wonders if the Internet age might contain one last great mystery, an ancient myth known as “Tanis.” His exploration into the enigmatic Tanis begins by asking the seemingly simple question, what is ...Show More
Episode 412: Beyond The Real

41:55 | Aug 15th, 2018

The search for clues takes Nic from the dark world of his dreams to an abandoned underground laboratory, and MK uncovers information that may finally lead them to Veronika.
Episode 411: The Three In One God

37:11 | Aug 1st, 2018

Nic looks into something mysterious known as The Catalyst, MK reads an alchemical poem, and Cameron Ellis provides more information on certain entities potential agendas regarding the area he refers to as The Breach.
Episode 410: Nobody Can Send Me a Letter

38:36 | Jul 18th, 2018

A recording isn’t quite what it initially appeared to be, Karl helps Nic explore some familiar territory, and something has MK resolutely freaked out.
Episode 409: Remote Control

38:06 | Jul 4th, 2018

MK uncovers some very interesting items at a garage sale in Denver, the search for Veronika Pilman continues, and Nic’s sensory deprivation tank experience delivers another mysterious clue.
Episode 408: What I Think of When I Think of Green

43:40 | Jun 20th, 2018

MK delivers a strange recording, Karl has some advice, and Nic's struggle to find out what is actually happening in The Breach and choose between trusting Cameron Ellis or Paul continues as he confronts both sides to try and find the best way forward...Show More
Episode 407: Is the Hitchhiker Male or Female?

45:58 | Jun 6th, 2018

Nic digs deeper into what happened in the woods in those sensory deprivation tanks, gets some advice from Karl, and tries to decide if either Cameron Ellis or Paul from the Cult of Tanis can be trusted.
Episode 406: The Faith of Flowers

44:39 | May 9th, 2018

Nic looks further into the man in that convenience store surveillance footage, MK finds a recording that references some very familiar mythology, and a strange old book leads to a haunted hotel and a mysterious cult.
Episode 405: Ra Ra Rasputin

47:27 | Apr 25th, 2018

Nic tries to find out exactly what happened during his float in the woods, and continues to dig into what happened in Russia with Grigori Rasputin. MK does her best to explain everything we know so far, about the Cult of Tanis.
Episode 404: The Earth Coincidence Control Office

46:32 | Apr 11th, 2018

Nic and MK look into strange events that may have taken place in the sky above the pacific northwest, the sleep therapist’s sister might have a clue, and Karl surprises Nic with something out in the woods and right out of the past.
Episode 403: Gavdos, Ramtha, and the Atlas

46:28 | Mar 28th, 2018

Nic encounters a stranger in the woods with a message, uncovers some Russian hippies in Greece who might be connected to Tanis, and looks into a weird guidebook that might provide a clue.
Episode 402: The Pipes are Calling

43:46 | Mar 14th, 2018

Nic experiences some interesting pipe music, his doctor orders a brain scan, and, as Nic and MK begin to seriously explore the ramifications of multiple breaches, Cameron Ellis becomes harder and harder to track down.
Episode 312: Between There and Here

40:48 | Aug 9th, 2017

Nic continues to explore the strange meaning of his dreams, and a mystery in Russia shares certain qualities with what’s been happening in the Pacific Northwest.
Episode 311: Feathers or Fur?

41:27 | Jul 26th, 2017

Nic’s dreams get stranger and more enigmatic, Cameron Ellis and Cult of Tanis Paul have more to tell us about Tanis, and Nic and Callie move closer to the mystery of Sector Eleven.
Episode 310: The Ath

51:00 | Jul 12th, 2017

Nic visits Providence, Rhode Island, birthplace of Lovecraft and home to the Providence Athenaeum, and we learn more about The True and Natural History of Eld Fen.
Episode 309: The Taskers, the Smallwater, and Lovecraft's Friend

42:38 | Jun 28th, 2017

Nic heads back to the town of Saint Raywood, Washington looking for Grackles, he and MK try and figure out how three distinct corporate entities fit into everything that’s happening, and Nic’s sleep doctor continues to help him explore his dreams.
Episode 308: The Second Barrier Study

43:02 | Jun 14th, 2017

Nic continues to dig into his dreams, Paul from the Cult of Tanis has some advice, and some old work logs from Pacifica Station tell a familiar story.
Episode 307: God in the Machine

39:53 | May 31st, 2017

MK loses one of her heroes, we get some answers to the van Sant question, and Nic continues his work in The Breach, with a focus on exploring the mysteries of Pacifica Station.
Episode 306: Brother, Where Art Thou?

42:12 | May 3rd, 2017

Nic’s dreams grow increasingly strange, Marcus Corey answers some questions, and Nic pays a visit to an old friend of the van Sant brothers.
Episode 305: Elements and Artifacts

48:20 | Apr 19th, 2017

As the search for Geoff van Sant continues, a new friend uncovers a pair of ancient folktales, and Nic continues to explore how his dreams or memories might be related to Tanis.
Episode 304: The Lines of Alaise

45:14 | Apr 5th, 2017

The search for Geoff van Sant continues, Nic receives a call from an old friend, and all lines begin to lead to Pacifica Station.
Episode 303: An Artifact, an Adorcist, and an Asylum

49:42 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Nic and MK continue to look into a possible Nikola Tesla connection to Tanis, which leads them to an old asylum in the Pacific Northwest. Nic and a new friend pursue a lead concerning the last known location of Geoff van Sant.
Episode 302: The Office of Alien Property

43:06 | Mar 8th, 2017

Nic continues to look into the disappearance of Geoff van Sant, while MK uncovers a potential connection between an ancient artifact, Tanis, and a rather famous scientist and inventor.
Episode 301: Frances Manners' Place in the Woods

49:47 | Feb 22nd, 2017

MK uncovers a potential link to Tanis in current events, and Nic continues to dig into the mystery of Tanis, and what happened in the woods at the end of Season Two.

14:44 | Nov 16th, 2016

A BONUS episode of TANIS featuring Listener Mail and more!
Episode 212: We Get What We Deserve

43:17 | Oct 5th, 2016

In the Season Two finale, Nic continues to try and find Geoff and decipher the mysteries of both the Poeticon Astronomicon and the Voynich Manuscript, before his meeting with Veronika, Nathanial Carter and whatever mysteries lie at the center of Tani...Show More
Episode 211: Once More Unto The Breach

37:14 | Sep 21st, 2016

Nic isn’t sure who he can trust as he moves closer to uncovering how two mysterious documents and an ancient celestial convergence might be connected to Tanis.
Episode 210: The Voice in the Darkness

40:58 | Sep 7th, 2016

Nic resumes his therapy with the hope that it might lead to some answers, while a lead from Meerkatnip’s friend has Nic and MK looking to the stars.
Episode 209: Was it the Red King, Kitty?

34:36 | Aug 24th, 2016

The Voynich Manuscript continues to provide clues that might lead to Tanis, and Nic finds himself at Pacifica Station with far more questions than answers, as the mystery of Tanis appears to be asking him to choose sides.
Episode 207: Devil's Fingers

35:35 | Jul 27th, 2016

Nic’s exploration of the Voynich Manuscript continues, and Meerkatnip digs up some new information on the mysterious Nathanial Carter.
Episode 206: Phyreses and Aries

46:49 | Jun 29th, 2016

Nic sits down with Paul to talk about the Cult of Tanis, MK digs up more on those mysterious research studies, and Nic and Geoff take a walk in the woods.
Episode 205: A Message, a Manuscript, and a Russian Picnic

35:30 | Jun 15th, 2016

Nic and MK dig deeper into Lyle Stevik, Nathanial Carter and The Navigator, and the appearance of a strange ancient manuscript has Nic asking new questions.
Episode 204: The Alameter Line

38:34 | Jun 1st, 2016

Cameron Ellis teaches us a thing or two about cephalopods, MK answers a few questions, and Nic gets to the bottom of the mysterious rock and key.
Episode 203: Pacifica

38:29 | May 18th, 2016

Cameron Ellis provides more information about what might be happening with what he calls “The Breach,” Meerkatnip digs up a strange audio recording on the deep web, and Nic uncovers a mysterious key.
Episode 202: Levity Elks

43:37 | May 4th, 2016

Cameron Ellis has something hidden in the basement, and a letter addressed to Karl van Sant leads to a mysterious John Doe in the Pacific Northwest.
Episode 201: The Wall

44:30 | Apr 20th, 2016

Cameron Ellis opens up about what might actually be going on out there in woods of the Pacific Northwest, Nic tries to figure out what happened in the cabin, and Meerkatnip does her best to help him get his Tanis investigation back on the right foot.
Episode 112: The Map

41:56 | Mar 2nd, 2016

Nic’s uncovering Veronika Pilman brings him one step closer to discovering the truth about those mysterious research studies in the Pacific Northwest.
Episode 111: Eld Fen

37:52 | Feb 17th, 2016

Sam Reynolds’ condition deteriorates further, Morgan reveals more about Pacifica, and MK’s research into the Cult of Tanis and the Ancient myth of Eld Fen bring Nic closer to Haidagurl, and perhaps, one step closer to finding Tanis.

12:30 | Feb 11th, 2016

A BONUS MINI EPISODE of TANIS: The Lady of Starvation Heights
Episode 110: The Grackles

46:24 | Feb 3rd, 2016

Nic is taken into the deep woods of the Pacific Northwest to visit a mysterious group who call themselves the Grackles, and we finally get a look inside a long abandoned industrial complex.
Episode 109: A Man, a Milkshake, and a Serial Murderer

43:29 | Jan 20th, 2016

The search for Sam Reynolds leads to a strange duplex in Everett, Washington, a mysterious man has a proposition, and Nic continues his search for the elusive Haidagurl.
Episode 108: Raywood, WA: Population One

38:02 | Jan 6th, 2016

Nic and Meerkatnip discover a large number of strange events seem to occur within one very specific region of the Pacific Northwest, Morgan Miller brings us one step closer to the Cult of Tanis, and Nic visits Raywood, Washington, a mysterious ghost ...Show More
Episode 107: A Dungeon Masters Guide to Tanis

38:06 | Dec 16th, 2015

Meerkatnip uncovers a mysterious woman with ties to the Haida and Xanu, Morgan Miller and Sam Reynolds reveal a strange cult with possible ties to Tanis, and Nic opens his copy of The Dungeon Masters Guide, for the first time since high school.
Episode 106: The Servant Girl Annihilator

34:03 | Dec 2nd, 2015

Nic finally meets the mystery woman in the garage, Karl van Sant has more to tell us from beyond the grave, and we take another trip back in time, to the dawn of the serial killer.
Episode 105: A Rat, a Writer and a Conspiracy Theory

35:53 | Nov 18th, 2015

The result of Meerkatnip’s exploration into the Pacifica problem ends up raising more questions than answers, and invasive events lead Nic to suspect that somebody sinister may have taken a serious interest in his story.
Episode 104: The End of Rocketman

33:43 | Nov 4th, 2015

Nic’s search for Tanis leads him back to Meerkatnip, who introduces him to two of the internet’s biggest mysteries, and the Jack Parsons connection comes to an explosive end in Pasadena.
Episode 103: The Girl in the High Tower

39:37 | Oct 19th, 2015

Nic learns that the myth of Tanis might not be as dormant as he first believed, as he discovers a contemporary mystery, just as strange and terrifying as anything in Tanis’s murky and cryptic past.
Episode 102: Radio, Radio

41:18 | Oct 14th, 2015

As the search for Tanis continues, Nic tracks down the person who placed that strange Craigslist ad, and enlists “Meerkatnip,” an acerbic hacker, straight out of the pages of a Gibson or Stephenson novel, to help him try and make sense of a series of...Show More
Season Two!

02:04 | Aug 6th

Amy and Evan, two interns at the PRA, start their own podcast called BCC to cover strange internet mysteries. They believe they've hit the jackpot with their pilot episode about a 2:76:00-long movie that seems to blink in and out of existence online....Show More

15:41 | Dec 26th, 2018

A BONUS episode of TANIS featuring exclusive audio clips, Listener Mail and more!
The Leap Year Society Promo

03:51 | Sep 27th, 2018

Join podcast host Amanda Morrison, her producer Mitch, and conspiracy theorist friend, Colin, as they work to uncover the truth behind an age-old, secretive group known only as the Leap Year Society, whose enigmatic present day recruitment program is...Show More
Wolverine The Long Night Promo

04:39 | Sep 12th, 2018

We’re bringing you something special this week: a preview of Marvel’s first scripted podcast, Wolverine: The Long Night. The first episodes are out right now, free, wherever you get podcasts.
The Last Movie Episode 101: Tenebras Occulta

32:50 | Mar 27th, 2018

Tanis regulars Nic Silver and MK look into the existence of "The Last Movie," an infamous underground feature film, reputed to drive you insane, or worse...

04:32 | Mar 18th, 2018

Trailer for THE LAST MOVIE: a TANIS podcast spinoff series hosted by Nic Silver from the Public Radio Alliance.

06:17 | Oct 30th, 2017

RABBITS Season Two News plus Listener Mail!

20:58 | Oct 20th, 2017

A BONUS episode of TANIS featuring exclusive audio clips, Listener Mail and more!

19:43 | Jul 3rd, 2017

A BONUS episode of TANIS featuring Listener Mail and more!

10:52 | Apr 11th, 2017

A BONUS episode of TANIS featuring Listener Mail!
TANIS BONUS: Sandy Island #1

09:51 | Dec 28th, 2016

A BONUS episode of TANIS featuring the first episode of our Patreon only mini series "Sandy Island"

14:24 | Oct 29th, 2016

A BONUS episode of TANIS featuring Listener Mail and more!

13:57 | Sep 29th, 2016

A BONUS episode of TANIS featuring Listener Mail and more!

15:15 | Sep 14th, 2016

A BONUS episode of TANIS featuring Nic and Geoff, Listener Mail and more!

11:33 | Aug 18th, 2016

A BONUS episode of TANIS featuring Listener Mail and more!

11:15 | Aug 3rd, 2016

A BONUS episode of TANIS featuring Listener Mail and more!

12:28 | Jul 13th, 2016

A BONUS episode of TANIS featuring Nic talking TANIS with Geoff, Listener Mail and more!

29:15 | Jul 2nd, 2016

A special MINI EPISODE of TANIS featuring Nic's Journals from Season One of TANIS.

16:52 | Jun 14th, 2016

A BONUS episode of TANIS featuring Listener Mail and more!

09:21 | May 11th, 2016

A BONUS episode of TANIS featuring Nic and Geoff van Sant

11:42 | Apr 27th, 2016

A BONUS episode of TANIS featuring teaser/trailer/updates.