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?
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Aug 16, 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.

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Aug 2, 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 close in on the location of the Axis Mundi.

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Jul 19, 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.

Jul 5, 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 family secrets. 

Jun 21, 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 leads them back to an old friend.


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Jun 7, 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 down memory lane.   
May 24, 2016

As Alex nears the point of no return in her investigation, an old friend reaches out to help her see the light.

May 9, 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, and Dr. Strand’s Black Tapes get personal.

Apr 24, 2016

Alex Reagan's sleep notes: Sleep Note Number Two

Apr 13, 2016

Alex Reagan's sleep notes: Sleep Note Number One

Mar 12, 2016

A message from the producers of The Black Tapes

Mar 1, 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.


Feb 16, 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. 

Feb 2, 2016

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

Jan 19, 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 child, and the appearance of some strange but familiar symbols. 

Oct 14, 2015

Alex and Nic have some news! 

Oct 13, 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.

Oct 8, 2015

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

Sep 29, 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. 

Sep 22, 2015

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

Sep 15, 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.

Sep 8, 2015

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

Sep 1, 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.

Aug 25, 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.

Aug 18, 2015

Alex is introduced to a rare class of ouija board, and the mystery deepens surrounding the private life of Dr. Strand.

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