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?

The Black Tapes is hosted by: Lori Henry
Label
kambo_rambo
Dec 9
Rating:   8
honestly worth it

for all the reviewers that are saying it ends with a huge cliffhanger, I agree. however, our storyteller does give Richard two options and I’m choosing to believe they went with the option that wouldn’t allow for further podcasts (this will make sense if you listen I’m just trying to avoid spoilers). The story is well written even if the listeners don’t get a ton of answers, I think that makes it that much more real.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
LoRow81
Dec 5
Rating:   2
No ending

I cannot believe I put so much time into listening to this to have that ending. What a waste of time.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
FightorDie32
Dec 3
Rating:   8
Season 4

Love the podcast will there be a season 4 or has this podcast died

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
TheSoulBrig
Dec 2
Rating:   6
Mixed feelings

The world is interesting but the structure ends up limiting it some what. The ending is very disappointing and really not earned at all character development wise.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
D.H.N.
Dec 2
Rating:   8
Despite everything...

I still love this podcast. The creators made a really interesting show that kept me company for the majority of my summer drives. What happened with the ending is kind of like what happened with my NaNoWriMo project. Trailed off and abruptly finished because I thought of another project I wanted to put my energy into. I still got a lot of enjoyment from this show, and love it for that. Thanks for the fun!

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
Ham&animeFan
Nov 30
Rating:   2
Huh?

Where is Season 1 and 2...?

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
DigitalKMo
Nov 29
Rating:   2
So unbelievably disappointed

I loved this podcast until the end. Don’t look for any catharsis or answers or any sort of finality. Just know that once you get to the end, you’ll be left with ABSOLUTELY NOTHING but a cliff hanger. That’s right, the SERIES, ends in a cliffhanger. And there are still no answers you were waiting on throughout the series. This really could have been a GREAT podcast if they had actually tried to provide you with at least some answers! Again, this was a tragically disappointing podcast that got me invested and then seriously let me down. I don’t think I’ll be listening to anything else from these creators simply because I don’t want a story with absolutely no ending.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
Bstowwwwwn
Nov 28
Rating:   2
Trash

Season 1-amazingSeason 2- alightSeason 3- a literally dumpster firethe disrespect for their listeners with that crap ending is a JOKE

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
mnicolegamache
Nov 27
Rating:   6
Interesting Story, Bleh Acting

While the story is interesting so far, the acting in this resembles a class project of a radio show by a bunch of freshmen Bachelor of Arts students.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
XxEmma.PlayzxX
Nov 27
Rating:   10
The best podcast ever

Like I really love this podcast I can’t stop listening to it. It gives me the chills in a good way ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ five star rating I want more please

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
beyami77
Nov 26
Rating:   10
Wish there was more

This was a great podcast. Truly enjoyed it. I have heard it at least 3x and going on 4th time.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
A FANTASTIC story
Nov 26
Rating:   10
Xfiles meets the best radio dramas

This was an amazing show. The absolute best put out by this group. It was gripping and engaging. Well written, acted and enhanced. It had the perfect creepy factor and strong characters. Miss this show very much.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
Veganfiction
Nov 26
Rating:   4
Too Scripted. Poorly written.

I really wanted to like this podcast. It ticks so many boxes: paranormal skepticism, atheist and scientific logic, unsolved mysteries, obscure and fascinating superstition, Pacific Northwest locations and themes, musical history and music theory meets quantum math. I loved The Unsound, Simon Reece, the Coralee subplot, even Richard Strand’s demeanor. However, by the middle of the first season, the canned dialogue readings and the predictable and unoriginal writing pushed my already strained suspension of disbelief beyond it's considerable limit. Percival Black was probably the last nail in the coffin. If The Black Tapes was adapted for the screen, with professional actors and a good director, I’d be super into it. This format doesn’t lend itself to predictable fiction.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
scarpup14
Nov 26
Rating:   6
Ummmm

So this started out as a pretty good podcast. Ok it’s a liiiittle scripted, but the story was interesting( the intro music is horrible to listen to but whatever) . The first season I was hooked. The second season was a little less put together, there were more ads and less story. Still I was interested in the final season, as things were coming together. Then things got not so good. For one thing it felt really rushed. There were only six episodes compared to other seasons that had around twelve or more. Secondly SPOILER in the last episode they throw everything away! There’s no conclusion plus all the sudden the main characters are in love???!!!!! There was almost no development leading up to this plot point!!!!! It was incredibly disappointing and stupid. That said the first seasons are fine but I wouldn’t say it’s an amazing podcast as a whole. I think I’d better stick to nonfiction podcasts.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
MellyMel1624
Nov 25
Rating:   8
Almost Perfect

Seasons 1 and 2 are amazing, if you pretend season 3 doesn’t exist then it’s a perfect podcast. The storyline is great, it’s a shame that season 3 happened the way it did. So if you are listening for the first time just stop at the end of season 2 and if you make up an ending on your own it’s probably better than what actually happened. Still love the first two seasons though, they are both well done and entertaining.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
Sahkoo
Nov 22
Rating:   10
This is my top recommended fiction podcast

I don’t get why people changed their review after listening to the ending. You don’t have to like the ending to enjoy the podcast. I usually don’t listen to scripted fiction podcasts, the closest thing is some D&D podcasts. This is really the first scripted fiction podcast that I really got into. I think this is a great podcast. It has a very interesting story that will drag you in if you are interested in the paranormal or cult activity. It’s got an X-Files/Blair Witch feel to it, and as someone who is able to enjoy fiction I only had to press suspension of belief a couple times. The characters are very like able, but also real in some of their flaws which can make you not like them in certain situations.It was very nice to listen to overall, and the guy who plays Dr. Strand has a great voice and even if the podcast was awful, which it isn’t, I would be able to just listen to this guy talk.Also the theme song is so good.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
thompsliz
Nov 22
Rating:   10
Addictive

Started listening and and now I’m hooked

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
empressrea
Nov 2
Rating:   10
Loved the story hated the ending

Its worth listening to the first season and some of the second. But the third season is absolute trash

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
Annie3579
Nov 1
Rating:   4
Cannot get over speaking patterns

I love the idea of this, but every person who speaks sounds like their reading of a paper for the first time... Awkward pausing, no voice inflections.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
XxCALDERxX
Nov 1
Rating:   10
Binge Worthy

Just started listening last week leading up to Halloween...found myself engrossed in the stories. I’m seeing that it’s ended hopefully it picks up and continues as I catch up on the listening. Great work!

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
0:00 / 0:00