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The Black Tapes

Pacific Northwest Stories

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The Black Tapes is a weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Alex Reagan. The Black Tapes Podcast is a serialized docudrama about one journalist's search for truth, her subject's mysterious past, and the litera...Show More

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Episode 301 - The Sins of the Father

39:01 | Aug 29th, 2017

In the Season Three premiere, Strand unearths some secrets about his father, and Alex begins to make connections between the old and the new.

Episode 101 - A Tale of Two Tapes Part I

40:28 | May 21st, 2015

Our host, Alex Reagan, enters the strange world of paranormal investigation and encounters the enigmatic Dr. Richard Strand: a ghost hunter who doesn't believe in ghosts. We follow Alex as she attempts to unlock both the secrets of Strand’s collectio...Show More

Episode 306 - Into the Black

27:16 | Nov 7th, 2017

In the grand finale of The Black Tapes Podcast, Alex and Strand arrive at a crossroads where everything meets and a decision has to be made.

Episode 109 - Name that Tune

44:17 | Sep 1st, 2015

As we sink deeper into the mystery swirling around Dr. Strand’s missing wife, a familiar voice reaches out to Alex from the other side of the globe.


04:03 | Mar 18th, 2018

Tanis podcast host Nic Silver and regular contributor MK, explore the possible existence of "The Last Movie," an infamous underground feature film, reputed to drive you insane.

Alex 2017 Halloween Announcement

03:02 | Oct 27th, 2017

Alex introduces producer Paul Bae's new podcast series, The Big Loop.

Episode 305 - Worlds Collide

45:23 | Oct 24th, 2017

Alex draws nearer to the Axis Mundi while Strand reveals something surprising about his past.

Episode 304 - Songs and Signs

32:59 | Oct 10th, 2017

Alex digs into the occult history of the Oneida community, and Strand helps her connect some threads through his Black Tapes.

Episode 303 - A Family Gathering

38:44 | Sep 26th, 2017

Alex runs into the unexpected in Turkey, and Strand discovers his connection to the Black Tapes might be deeper than originally thought.

Episode 302 - The Musica Mundana

35:28 | Sep 12th, 2017

Alex brushes up on her mathematics while getting closer to the inner workings of the mysterious Thomas Warren and Daiva Corporation.


09:24 | Feb 28th, 2017

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Episode 212 - The Axis Mundi

34:04 | Aug 16th, 2016

In the season two finale, Dr. Strand confronts the truth of his relationship with Coralee and reveals a secret about The Strand Institute, while Alex finally pieces together the mystery of The Mysterium. http://pnws...Show More

Episode 211 - About a Boy

28:59 | Aug 2nd, 2016

Alex uncovers a secret about Dr. Strand's youth; a secret that could lead to unlocking the mysteries of The Black Tapes. Meanwhile, Nic and Alex close in on the location of the Axis Mundi. SPON...Show More

Episode 210 - Welcome to the Machine

38:57 | Jul 19th, 2016

Investigation into the mysteries of the exorcism machine and Bobby Mames, leads Alex to some familiar names and a disturbing secret from Dr. Strand's past.

Episode 209 - The Brothers of the Mount

37:02 | Jul 5th, 2016

With Alex and Nic back in Seattle, Dr. Strand tries to help them solve the mystery of E. Hausdorff. Meanwhile, Alex closes in on some more Strand family secrets.

Episode 208 - Riverview

39:42 | Jun 21st, 2016

Alex and Nic head north to Vancouver, British Columbia in search of the elusive Thomas Warren. In Vancouver, they discover a mysterious box that leads them back to an old friend.   SPONSORS: barkbox,, bom...Show More

Episode 207 - Personal Possessions

41:12 | Jun 7th, 2016

Alex revisits a Black Tape case in hopes of closing the circle on the role of the Order of the Ceonophus, and Dr. Strand takes our host on a stroll down memory lane.

Episode 206 - All in the Family

41:53 | May 24th, 2016

As Alex nears the point of no return in her investigation, an old friend reaches out to help her see the light.

Episode 205 - Cheryl

40:35 | May 9th, 2016

A voice from the past leads Alex deeper into the mysterious Order of the Ceonophus, a cryptic message brings us to an old hotel in Victoria, Canada, and Dr. Strand’s Black Tapes get personal.


07:39 | Apr 24th, 2016

Alex Reagan's sleep notes: Sleep Note Number Two


05:22 | Apr 13th, 2016

Alex Reagan's sleep notes: Sleep Note Number One


05:42 | Mar 12th, 2016

A message from the producers of The Black Tapes

Episode 204 - Voices Carry

40:03 | Mar 1st, 2016

Alex uncovers more connections between the mysterious grimoire and the Order of the Ceonophus, and discovers that there might be more to her insomnia than meets the eye.

Episode 203 - Hush Little Baby

36:30 | Feb 16th, 2016

Alex investigates some disturbing audio files caught on a baby monitor, and Dr. Strand begins to lift the veil on his enigmatic father's history.

Episode 202 - Speak No Evil, Think No Evil

37:06 | Feb 2nd, 2016

Dr. Strand returns with a mysterious secret, and Alex learns that not all books are good for the soul.

Episode 201 - Sleepless in Seattle

47:56 | Jan 19th, 2016

In the Season Two opener, Dr. Strand's search for his missing wife has begun to take its toll. Meanwhile, Alex follows a tip about another mysterious child, and the appearance of some strange but familiar symbols.

Episode 112 - Shadow Dancing

38:50 | Oct 13th, 2015

In the season one finale, Alex connects the dots from Europe to New Mexico and begins to suspect she might be in over her head with Dr. Strand and his Black Tapes.

Teaser for Episode 112

03:04 | Oct 8th, 2015

A sneak peek at Episode 112 of The Black Tapes Podcast.

Episode 111 - The Codex Gigas

44:10 | Sep 29th, 2015

Alex’s faith in Dr. Strand is tested as another piece of his past unravels, and her search into the Order of the Ceonophus uncovers a dark origin.

Teaser for Episode 111

03:17 | Sep 22nd, 2015

A sneak peek at Episode 111 of The Black Tapes Podcast.

Episode 110 - Their Satanic Monastery's Request

35:00 | Sep 15th, 2015

As she digs deeper into the background of Brother Percival Black, Alex uncovers an ancient monastic order, and yet another layer is added to the mystery of Coralee Strand’s disappearance.

BONUS "Listener Mail #1"

11:01 | Sep 8th, 2015

Alex and Nic respond to questions from Black Tapes Podcast listeners. Episode notes: Rocketsound, Episode 110 Teaser, Pacific Northwest Stories,, Paul Bae, Terry Miles.

BONUS "Strand Institute Letter #3"

05:44 | Aug 25th, 2015

Alex and Dr. Strand respond to an interesting letter send to The Strand Institute by a Black Tapes Podcast listener. Episode notes: Rocketsound, Episode 109 Teaser, Pacific Northwest Stories.

Episode 108 - Board to Death

43:10 | Aug 18th, 2015

Alex is introduced to a rare class of ouija board, and the mystery deepens surrounding the private life of Dr. Strand.

BONUS "Strand Institute Letter #2"

05:08 | Aug 11th, 2015

Alex and Dr. Strand respond to a chilling letter send to The Strand Institute by a Black Tapes Podcast listener. Episode notes: Rocketsound, The Nerdist, This is Rad, Kyle Clark, Chris Hardwick, Pacific Northwest Stories.

Episode 107 - Cabin Fever

35:17 | Aug 4th, 2015

Alex enlists the help of a well-known psychic as the abduction of Sebastien Torres leads her deep into the woods, and deeper into Dr. Strand’s mysterious past.

Teaser for Episode 107

03:06 | Jul 27th, 2015

A sneak peek at Episode 107 of The Black Tapes Podcast

BONUS "Alex Reagan interviews Aaron Mahnke from Lore"

11:03 | Jul 15th, 2015

Alex Reagan from The Black Tapes Podcast sits down with Lore podcast host and creator Aaron Mahnke to discuss Lore, all things paranormal, and his new novel, Grave Suspicion (released July 27th, 2015).

INTERMISSION "Strand Institute Letter #1"

05:11 | Jun 24th, 2015

The Black Tapes Podcast - Intermission information, plus Kickstarter and Alex and Dr. Strand respond to a letter sent to The Strand Institute.

Episode 106 - The Devil's Door

39:47 | Jun 23rd, 2015

Alex and Dr. Strand visit an asylum where a mute young man named Simon Reese, implicated in the gruesome murder of his parents, is suddenly talking. And it turns out Simon Reese might have a strange and dangerous gift...or a curse.

Teaser for Episode 106

02:12 | Jun 19th, 2015

A sneak peek at Episode 106 of The Black Tapes Podcast.

Episode 105 - The Devil You Know

35:36 | Jun 16th, 2015

If you believe in the existence of the devil in any way, then you might want to avoid this episode as Alex and Dr. Strand lift the veil on the Church’s most disturbing exorcism, and discover not only dark voices from below, but a familiar voice from ...Show More

Teaser for Episode 105

02:12 | Jun 12th, 2015

A sneak peek at Episode 105 of The Black Tapes Podcast.

Episode 104 - Turn That Frown Upside Down

36:31 | Jun 9th, 2015

A grisly murder launches a macabre festival, and Alex and Dr. Strand must work together to try and connect the dots of a strange small town’s dark history. At the same time, Alex begins to question whether or not she can really trust the man behind t...Show More

Teaser for Episode 104

02:02 | Jun 5th, 2015

A sneak peek at Episode 104 of The Black Tapes Podcast.

Episode 103 - The Unsound

38:02 | Jun 2nd, 2015

The mystery of Dr. Strand’s past becomes murkier as Alex joins him in a Black Tapes case centered on a musician’s suicide and the possible discovery of a sound that is rumored to have been created by Lucifer himself.

Teaser for Episode 103

02:48 | May 30th, 2015

A sneak peek at Episode 103 of The Black Tapes Podcast

Episode 102 - A Tale of Two Tapes Part II

38:27 | May 21st, 2015

In the second part of the inaugural episode of The Black Tapes Podcast, Alex travels to San Francisco with Dr. Strand to dig further into one of his mysterious Black Tapes cases. But she soon discovers, Strand has secrets that extend far beyond The B...Show More