The Black Tapes



The Black Tapes is a bi-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 enigmatic subject's mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. Do you believe?


  • RABBITS is coming

    26/05/2021 Duración: 07min

    RABBITS NOVEL is coming June 8th! Pre-order or order your copy today! Visit for more information. ABOUT RABBITS (NOVEL) “An outstanding debut technothriller, impossible to put down.” -Publisher’s Weekly STARRED “A twisted trip through a cool digital wilderness of a mystery. This book sticks to your brain. Read it.” -Norman Reedus “A twisty roller coaster that morphs seamlessly from treasure hunt to conspiracy thriller to escape room.” -Kirkus (Starred) “Rabbits is a remarkably assured debut, deftly written and laced with intrigue. Murakami meets Ready Player One.” -Nicholas Eames "Dude, I dug the hell out of this book…the mix of 80s pop culture nostalgia and a thrilling mystery made it impossible to put it down." -Derek Kolstad, Creator and Writer of the John Wick franchise.  

  • Episode 306 - Into the Black

    12/01/2020 Duración: 27min

    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.

  • Episode 305 - Worlds Collide

    12/01/2020 Duración: 45min

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

  • Episode 304 - Songs and Signs

    12/01/2020 Duración: 32min

    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

    12/01/2020 Duración: 38min

    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

    12/01/2020 Duración: 35min

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

  • Episode 301 - The Sins of the Father

    12/01/2020 Duración: 39min

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


    18/03/2018 Duración: 04min

    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 2017 Halloween Announcement

    27/10/2017 Duración: 03min

    Alex introduces a teaser for producer Paul Bae's new podcast series, THE BIG LOOP. It all begins on Halloween. Subscribe today!


    28/02/2017 Duración: 09min

    Alex has an exciting announcement! SUBSCRIBE TO RABBITS!


    30/10/2016 Duración: 15min

    A special Halloween bonus episode of The Black Tapes.    

  • Episode 212 - The Axis Mundi

    16/08/2016 Duración: 34min

    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  

  • Episode 211 - About a Boy

    02/08/2016 Duración: 28min

    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,    

  • Episode 210 - Welcome to the Machine

    19/07/2016 Duración: 38min

    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

    05/07/2016 Duración: 37min

    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

    21/06/2016 Duración: 39min

    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 

  • Episode 207 - Personal Possessions

    07/06/2016 Duración: 41min

    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

    24/05/2016 Duración: 41min

    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

    09/05/2016 Duración: 40min

    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.


    24/04/2016 Duración: 07min

    Alex Reagan's sleep notes: Sleep Note Number Two

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