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The Black Tapes

Pacific Northwest Stories

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 literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. Do you believe?

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

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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 collection of mysterious black VHS cases, and the dark and mysterious past of the enigmatic man himself. This is The Black Tapes Podcast.

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Episode 306 - Into the Black

Nov 7th, 201727:16

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.

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Episode 109 - Name that Tune

Sep 1st, 201544:17

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.

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They know.

Mar 20th0:59

They know.

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A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Mar 18th4:03

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.

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Alex 2017 Halloween Announcement

Oct 27th, 20173:02

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

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Episode 305 - Worlds Collide

Oct 24th, 201745:23

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

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Episode 304 - Songs and Signs

Oct 10th, 201732:59

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

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Episode 303 - A Family Gathering

Sep 26th, 201738:44

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

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Episode 302 - The Musica Mundana

Sep 12th, 201735:28

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

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ALEX ANNOUNCEMENT

Feb 28th, 20179:24

Alex has an exciting announcement! SUBSCRIBE TO RABBITS!

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THE BLACK TAPES HALLOWEEN 2016 BONUS

Oct 30th, 201615:07

A special Halloween bonus episode of The Black Tapes.   http://theblacktapespodcast.com

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Episode 212 - The Axis Mundi

Aug 16th, 201634:04

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://theblacktapespodcast.com http://pnwstories.com SPONSORS: The Great Courses, Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories

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Episode 211 - About a Boy

Aug 2nd, 201628:59

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.    http://theblacktapespodcast.com http://pnwstories.com SPONSORS: The Great Courses, Stamps.com

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Episode 210 - Welcome to the Machine

Jul 19th, 201638:57

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.

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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.

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Episode 208 - Riverview

Jun 21st, 201639:42

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.    http://theblacktapespodcast.com   SPONSORS: barkbox, stamps.com, bombas socks, ring

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Episode 207 - Personal Possessions

Jun 7th, 201641:12

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.

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Episode 206 - All in the Family

May 24th, 201641:53

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

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Episode 205 - Cheryl

May 9th, 201640:35

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.

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ALEX SLEEP NOTE #2

Apr 24th, 20167:39

Alex Reagan's sleep notes: Sleep Note Number Two

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ALEX SLEEP NOTE #1

Apr 13th, 20165:22

Alex Reagan's sleep notes: Sleep Note Number One

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ANNOUNCEMENT

Mar 12th, 20165:42

A message from the producers of The Black Tapes

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Episode 204 - Voices Carry

Mar 1st, 201640:03

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.  http://theblacktapespodcast.com

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Episode 203 - Hush Little Baby

Feb 16th, 201636:30

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.

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

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Episode 201 - Sleepless in Seattle

Jan 19th, 201647:56

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.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - Alex and Nic

Oct 14th, 201532:59

Alex and Nic have some news!

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Episode 112 - Shadow Dancing

Oct 13th, 201538:50

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.

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Teaser for Episode 112

Oct 8th, 20153:04

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

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Episode 111 - The Codex Gigas

Sep 29th, 201544:10

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.

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Teaser for Episode 111

Sep 22nd, 20153:17

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

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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.

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BONUS "Listener Mail #1"

Sep 8th, 201511:01

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

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BONUS "Strand Institute Letter #3"

Aug 25th, 20155:44

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.

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Episode 108 - Board to Death

Aug 18th, 201543:10

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

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BONUS "Strand Institute Letter #2"

Aug 11th, 20155:08

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.

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Episode 107 - Cabin Fever

Aug 4th, 201535:17

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.

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Teaser for Episode 107

Jul 27th, 20153:06

A sneak peek at Episode 107 of The Black Tapes Podcast

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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).

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

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Episode 106 - The Devil's Door

Jun 23rd, 201539:47

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.

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Teaser for Episode 106

Jun 19th, 20152:12

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

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Episode 105 - The Devil You Know

Jun 16th, 201535:36

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 Strand’s past.

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Teaser for Episode 105

Jun 12th, 20152:12

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

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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 these mysterious Black Tapes.

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Teaser for Episode 104

Jun 5th, 20152:02

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

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Episode 103 - The Unsound

Jun 2nd, 201538:02

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.

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Teaser for Episode 103

May 30th, 20152:48

A sneak peek at Episode 103 of The Black Tapes Podcast

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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 Black Tapes themselves.

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