The Black Tapes

The Black Tapes
The Black Tapes 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.

Episode 306 - Into the Black
Jan 12 • 27 min
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
Jan 12 • 45 min
Alex draws nearer to the Axis Mundi while Strand reveals something surprising about his past.
Episode 304 - Songs and Signs
Jan 12 • 32 min
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
Jan 12 • 38 min
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
Jan 12 • 35 min
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
Jan 12 • 39 min
In the Season Three premiere, Strand unearths some secrets about his father, and Alex begins to make connections between the old and the new.
Mar 17, 2018 • 4 min
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.
Alex 2017 Halloween Announcement
Oct 27, 2017 • 3 min
Alex introduces producer Paul Bae’s new podcast series, The Big Loop.
Feb 28, 2017 • 9 min
R U Playing?
Oct 30, 2016 • 15 min
A special Halloween bonus episode.
Episode 212 - The Axis Mundi
Aug 16, 2016 • 34 min
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.
Episode 211 - About a Boy
Aug 2, 2016 • 28 min
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.
Episode 210 - Welcome to the Machine
Jul 19, 2016 • 38 min
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
Jul 5, 2016 • 37 min
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
Jun 21, 2016 • 39 min
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.
Episode 207 - Personal Possessions
Jun 7, 2016 • 41 min
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
May 24, 2016 • 41 min
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
May 9, 2016 • 40 min
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.
Apr 23, 2016 • 7 min
Alex Reagan’s sleep notes: Sleep Note Number Two
Apr 13, 2016 • 5 min
Alex Reagan’s sleep notes: Sleep Note Number One
Mar 12, 2016 • 5 min
A message from the producers of The Black Tapes
Episode 204 - Voices Carry
Feb 29, 2016 • 40 min
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.
Episode 203 - Hush Little Baby
Feb 16, 2016 • 36 min
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 202 - Speak No Evil, Think No Evil
Feb 2, 2016 • 37 min
Dr. Strand returns with a mysterious secret, and Alex learns that not all books are good for the soul.
Episode 201 - Sleepless in Seattle
Jan 19, 2016 • 47 min
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.
Oct 14, 2015 • 32 min
Alex and Nic have some news!
Episode 112 - Shadow Dancing
Oct 13, 2015 • 38 min
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.
Teaser for Episode 112
Oct 8, 2015 • 3 min
A sneak peek at Episode 112 of The Black Tapes Podcast.
Episode 111 - The Codex Gigas
Sep 29, 2015 • 44 min
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 111
Sep 22, 2015 • 3 min
A sneak peek at Episode 111 of The Black Tapes Podcast
Episode 110 - Their Satanic Monastery’s Request
Sep 15, 2015 • 35 min
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.
BONUS “Listener Mail #1”
Sep 8, 2015 • 11 min
Alex and Nic respond to questions from Black Tapes Podcast listeners. Episode notes: Rocketsound, Episode 110 Teaser, Pacific Northwest Stories,, Paul Bae, Terry Miles.
Episode 109 - Name that Tune
Sep 1, 2015 • 44 min
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 “Strand Institute Letter #3”
Aug 25, 2015 • 5 min
Alex and Dr. Strand respond to an interesting letter send to The Strand Institute by a Black Tapes Podcast listener.
Episode 108 - Board to Death
Aug 18, 2015 • 43 min
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 #2”
Aug 11, 2015 • 5 min
Alex and Dr. Strand respond to a chilling letter send to The Strand Institute by a Black Tapes Podcast listener.
Episode 107 - Cabin Fever
Aug 4, 2015 • 35 min
The abduction of Sebastien Torres leads Alex deep into the woods and deeper into Dr. Strand’s mysterious past as she enlists the help of a well-known psychic.
Teaser for Episode 107
Jul 27, 2015 • 3 min
A sneak peek at Episode 107 of The Black Tapes Podcast
BONUS “Alex Reagan interviews Aaron Mahnke from Lore”
Jul 15, 2015 • 11 min
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.
INTERMISSION “Strand Institute Letter #1”
Jun 24, 2015 • 5 min
The Black Tapes Podcast - Intermission information, Kickstarter and listener mail.
Episode 106 - The Devil’s Door
Jun 23, 2015 • 39 min
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.
Teaser for Episode 106
Jun 19, 2015 • 2 min
A sneak peek at Episode 106 of The Black Tapes Podcast
Episode 105 - The Devil You Know
Jun 16, 2015 • 35 min
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 Str
Teaser for Episode 105
Jun 12, 2015 • 2 min
A sneak peek at Episode 105 of The Black Tapes Podcast
Episode 104 - Turn That Frown Upside Down
Jun 9, 2015 • 36 min
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 thes
Teaser for Episode 104
Jun 5, 2015 • 2 min
A sneak peek at Episode 104 of The Black Tapes Podcast
Episode 103 - The Unsound
Jun 2, 2015 • 38 min
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 103
May 30, 2015 • 2 min
A sneak peek at Episode 103 of The Black Tapes Podcast
Episode 102 - A Tale of Two Tapes Part II
May 21, 2015 • 38 min
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.
Episode 101 - A Tale of Two Tapes Part I
May 21, 2015 • 40 min
Our host, Alex Reagan, enters the strange world of paranormal investigation and encounters the mysterious and enigmatic Dr. Richard Strand.