Podcast Review: The Black Tapes
The Black Tapes is a bi-weekly podcast from Pacific Northwest Stories and Minnow Beats Whale, and is hosted by Alex Reagan. The Black Tapes 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.How do you feel about paranormal activity or the Supernatural? Ghosts? Spirits? Demons?Do you believe?
|Dr. Richard Strand|
The Black Tapes
The Black Tapes starts as a new podcast of Pacific Northwest Strories with radio journalist Alex Reagan dubbing the new program as something of a story profile of life, etcetera, etcetera. Their first subject was the paranormal, paranormal investigation especially of that of ghosts. The episode then focused on the paranormal investigator, skeptic, and debunker, Dr. Richard Strand. After leaving eleven messages, Alex finally met the controversial Dr. Strand and found out about his black tapes...
And so it begins.
The two seasons so far had uncovered more than what Alex and Dr. Strand had bargained for, not only about the unsolved paranormal cases and how they seemingly are connected but also about themselves and their personal stories.
Some say that The Black tapes is akin to Serial meets Creepypasta; I wouldn't know since I haven't listened to Serial. But the Creepypasta part? Yes, that part's real. What I liked most about this podcast aside from Dr. Strand's charismatic voice is how it interweaves various lores and urban legends into one cohesive, seamless, why-did-I-not-think-of-it-before narrative that made me want to listen to the next episode and the next, and the next...
If you're into horror, ghosts, secret cults, urban legends, conspiracies... then The Black Tapes is for you.
You can subscribe to The Black Tapes for free on iTunes and other audio platforms, and you can also listen right here on theblacktapespodcast.com.