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The Black Tapes

51 EpisodesProduced by Pacific Northwest StoriesWebsite

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 y… read more

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Episode 101 - A Tale of Two Tapes Part I

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 …

Episode 102 - A Tale of Two Tapes Part II

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 …

Teaser for Episode 103

May 30th, 2015


A sneak peek at Episode 103 of The Black Tapes Podcast

Episode 103 - The Unsound

June 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 104

June 5th, 2015


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

Episode 104 - Turn That Frown Upside Down

June 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 …

Teaser for Episode 105

June 12th, 2015


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

Episode 105 - The Devil You Know

June 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 …

Teaser for Episode 106

June 19th, 2015


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

Episode 106 - The Devil's Door

June 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 …

INTERMISSION "Strand Institute Letter #1"

June 24th, 2015


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

BONUS "Alex Reagan interviews Aaron Mahnke from Lore"

July 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 …

Teaser for Episode 107

July 27th, 2015


A sneak peek at Episode 107 of The Black Tapes Podcast

Episode 107 - Cabin Fever

August 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.

BONUS "Strand Institute Letter #2"

August 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 …

Episode 108 - Board to Death

August 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 #3"

August 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 109 - Name that Tune

September 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.

BONUS "Listener Mail #1"

September 8th, 2015


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

Episode 110 - Their Satanic Monastery's Request

September 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.

Teaser for Episode 111

September 22nd, 2015


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

Episode 111 - The Codex Gigas

September 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 112

October 8th, 2015


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

Episode 112 - Shadow Dancing

October 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.

Episode 201 - Sleepless in Seattle

January 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 …

Episode 202 - Speak No Evil, Think No Evil

February 2nd, 2016


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

Episode 203 - Hush Little Baby

February 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 204 - Voices Carry

March 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.



March 12th, 2016


A message from the producers of The Black Tapes


April 13th, 2016


Alex Reagan's sleep notes: Sleep Note Number One


April 24th, 2016


Alex Reagan's sleep notes: Sleep Note Number Two

Episode 205 - Cheryl

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, …

Episode 206 - All in the Family

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 207 - Personal Possessions

June 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 …

Episode 208 - Riverview

June 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 …

Episode 209 - The Brothers of the Mount

July 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 …

Episode 210 - Welcome to the Machine

July 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 211 - About a Boy

August 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 …

Episode 212 - The Axis Mundi

August 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. 



October 30th, 2016


A special Halloween bonus episode of The Black Tapes.



Alex 2017 Halloween Announcement

October 27th, 2017


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


March 18th, 2018


Tanis podcast host Nic Silver and regular contributor MK, explore the possible existence of "The Last Movie," an infamous underground feature film, …

Episode 301 - The Sins of the Father

January 12th, 2020


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 302 - The Musica Mundana

January 12th, 2020


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

Episode 303 - A Family Gathering

January 12th, 2020


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

Episode 304 - Songs and Signs

January 12th, 2020


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

Episode 305 - Worlds Collide

January 12th, 2020


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

Episode 306 - Into the Black

January 12th, 2020


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.

RABBITS is coming

May 26th, 2021


RABBITS NOVEL is coming June 8th! Pre-order or order your copy today!

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“An outstanding debut technothriller, impossible to put down.”

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