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Author: 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 literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. Do you believe?
51 Episodes
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In the Season Three Mid-Season finale of The Black Tapes Podcast, Alex and Strand arrive at a crossroads where everything meets and a decision has to be made.
Alex draws nearer to the Axis Mundi while Strand reveals something surprising about his past. 
Alex digs into the occult history of the Oneida community, and Strand helps her connect some threads through his Black Tapes.
Alex runs into the unexpected in Turkey, and Strand discovers his connection to the Black Tapes might be deeper than originally thought. 
Alex brushes up on her mathematics while getting closer to the inner workings of the mysterious Thomas Warren and Daiva Corporation.
In the Season Three premiere, Strand unearths some secrets about his father, and Alex begins to make connections between the old and the new.



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. Legend has it that every screening of this film was surrounded by bloodshed and controversy: one reviewer actually described slipping on blood in the aisle, as he ran through dozens of people trying to tear him apart. For fans of: The Black Tapes, TANIS, RABBITS, PRA, Public Radio Alliance, WYNC, Serial, S-Town, paranormal, supernatural, NPR, This American Life, 99% Invisible, Audio Drama, Invisibilia, Gimlet, Mystery, Mystery Show, Up and Vanished, Parcast, Serial Killers, True Crime, horror, film, art, WBEZ, fiction, non-fiction, documentary, docudrama, PNWS, Pacific Northwest, Stories  
Alex introduces a teaser for producer Paul Bae's new podcast series, THE BIG LOOP. It all begins on Halloween. Subscribe today!



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A special Halloween bonus episode of The Black Tapes.    
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. SPONSORS: The Great Courses, Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories  
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. SPONSORS: The Great Courses,    
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.
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

Episode 208 - Riverview


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,, bombas socks, ring 
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.
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

Episode 205 - Cheryl


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.



Alex Reagan's sleep notes: Sleep Note Number Two
Comments (641)

Sima Parchami

I want lyrics

Feb 22nd

Nina Brown


Feb 5th


yo! where is the rest of season 3?! only has up to ep 6

Feb 4th

Chris Uriarte

bring back the black tapes

Jan 29th

Hawkins 718

the ending ruined the whole experience

Jan 8th

Ehsan jafary parizi


Dec 5th

EHSAN bahmani

Where can I find the text of this podcast? من متن این پادکست رو از کجا میتونم پیدا کنم

Dec 2nd

Shona Paolino

Another excellent Ep.

Oct 26th

Luke Herring

I love it so much. I wish there was more I fill like it's un finished. 😕

Oct 14th
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suzie woozie

Loved it

Jul 11th


why does she say pagen like that

May 6th

coffeebutler l

I love this so much

Apr 30th

mockingbird lane

soooooo freaking creepy! (in a great way)

Apr 27th
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mockingbird lane

relistening and I'm so confused why the recordings of Alex on her vacation were posted before the plan to even go on vacation happened?

Apr 24th

mockingbird lane

I can't stand this lady's attitude! she said she wasn't comfortable saying its name! no means no.

Apr 21st

mockingbird lane

this was a great story but I'm so confused what it has to do with Strand and the other stories.

Apr 15th

Blk Blu

u look like stupid at all!

Oct 25th

Farhad Rad

#Mahsa_Amini #Nika_Shakarami #Sarina_Smailzade #Dictator_Governance #Protest #Iran #مهسا_امینی #نیکا_شاکرمی #سارینا_اسماعیل_زاده ✌️✌️✌️

Oct 7th

Merely Okay

Enjoying the series, but I have to say that Alex is a terrible character and so unlikable as a protagonist.

Oct 7th
Reply (2)


I'm crazzy about thi padcast that out of the blue everything will be change 😍

Aug 21st
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