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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 (628)

suzie woozie

Loved it

Jul 11th


why does she say pagen like that

May 6th

coffeebutler l

I love this so much

Apr 30th

Sparrow Wings

soooooo freaking creepy! (in a great way)

Apr 27th
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Sparrow Wings

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

Sparrow Wings

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

Apr 21st

Sparrow Wings

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

Aug 21st

Alan Plus Darlene Katrenya

love this Audio Drama I wish they kept it going and did not end it the way they did

Jul 12th

Moos Mooseka

The worst kind of betrayal a show can do to their loyal audiences! What the hell was that ending? at least respect us and announce you’re tired of the show or are unable to continue the plot that is gotten way thicker than your skills to wrap it up decently! I’ll never spend a minute on you guys….

May 16th
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Angela Stone

Please bring black tapes back. It was the best podcast I'd ever heard.

Mar 14th

Kain Kenny

That theme song is horrible

Mar 10th
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Chasity Quebedeaux

Just when I think I've jumped back on track with the storyline and MANY MANY characters. They introduce another person. 🤦🏼‍♀️

Feb 10th
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Coleman Knox

What sort of buttfuckery was going on when you decided on that "ending"?

Feb 4th

Logan Gibbons

Horrible ending. SO much buildup for NOTHING to happen. 2 stars

Jan 28th


Such a disappointing last episode, I wish this has ended differently. The Magnus Archives is a perfect example of a show that builds to something huge AND carries it out.

Jan 6th
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Whitney Hall

the background music threw me because it's the exact music one of the YouTube channels I listen to uses it in their horror reads O.O

Dec 21st
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