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Podcast Review: The Black Tapes

The Black Tapes Podcast Review | Cats & Coffee

Do you like podcasts?

I like podcasts. I like podcasts about writing, about business, and about life.

I especially like fictional podcasts.

The Black Tapes was my first fictional podcast all the way back in the summer of 2015. I started listening at my last job in Florida, and have been hooked ever since. It’s starting its third and final season this August.

What is The Black Tapes?

The Black Tapes is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Alex Reagan. It’s 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.”

Sound interesting? Good, because it is!

It starts with Alex starting a new podcast about Dr. Richard Strand, a paranormal expert and skeptic who offers a $1M reward if someone can definitively prove the existence of the paranormal. He has a series of tapes that he’s watching and disproving using real science.

Of course, Alex and Dr. Strand go on a wild journey through the Pacific Northwest and western United States investigating paranormal occurrences and hauntings. Eventually, a pattern emerges, and the two are thrown into something they never thought possible.

You Should Listen if…

If you like ghosts, demons, hauntings, conspiracies, and podcasts, you should definitely listen to this show.

Fair warning: I’m a complete skeptic. I don’t believe in the paranormal. But, this show freaks me out, a lot. It’s realistic and not being able to see these paranormal experiences (you only hear the Black Tapes) elevates the show to a new level of spooky. I can’t even listen to the Black Tapes at night or when I’m alone.

Worried the shows will be too long? Don’t be. Each episode varies between 40 and 50 minutes, including some sponsored ads, and each season has 12 episodes.

You can find The Black Tapes on iTunes, Spotify, and the Black Tapes website. You can find Alex Reagan, Richard Strand, and the Black Tapes crew on Twitter.

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  • Is this the one you recommended to me months ago? I think I listening to episode 1.

  • Mariah Kaercher

    This seems really interesting, I’ll have to check it out.

  • B.

    I might have to check this out! It has all the things I like.

    • You should! It’s lots of fun, even if I do get spooked! I can’t wait for Season 3 🙂

  • Kay

    Um, adding this to my listen list immediately! Sounds like something I’d love, thanks for sharing!

  • Love spooky things, especially ghost stories and all mater of creepy things. Definitely adding this to my weekly podcast listen list. Thanks a bunch for sharing! ^_^

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