80 episodes

Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the Public Radio Alliance, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis. Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information. Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur... S

TANIS Public Radio Alliance

    • Fiction
    • 4.6 • 8.1K Ratings

Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the Public Radio Alliance, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis. Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information. Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur... S

    Pacifica Redux

    Pacifica Redux

    In the first episode of season five, while Nic continues to struggle with the events of last season, he is visited by two strangers. One of these strangers will force Nic to make an incredibly difficult decision. 
    SUPPORT TANIS ON PATREON FOR A WHOLE BUNCH OF EXCLUSIVE BONUS AUDIO AND VISUAL STUFF!
    http://patreon.com/tanispodcast
    For more information, including supporting materials for each episode visit:
    http://tanispodcast.com
    Check out RABBITS and The Last Movie!
    http://thelastmoviepod.com
    http://rabbitspodcast.com
    RABBITS NOVEL is coming June 8th!
    Pre-order or order your copy today!
    Visit terrymiles.com for more information.
    ABOUT RABBITS (NOVEL)
    “An outstanding debut technothriller, impossible to put down.”
    -Publisher’s Weekly STARRED
    “A twisted trip through a cool digital wilderness of a mystery. This book sticks to your brain. Read it.”
    -Norman Reedus
    “A twisty roller coaster that morphs seamlessly from treasure hunt to conspiracy thriller to escape room.”
    -Kirkus (Starred)
    “Rabbits is a remarkably assured debut, deftly written and laced with intrigue. Murakami meets Ready Player One.”
    -Nicholas Eames
    "Dude, I dug the hell out of this book…the mix of 80s pop culture nostalgia and a thrilling mystery made it impossible to put it down."
    -Derek Kolstad, Creator and Writer of the John Wick franchise.
    For fans of mystery, true crime, suspense, science, narrative, drama, npr, serial, science fiction, horror, scary, mysterious, creepy, gimlet, this american life, the black tapes, alex reagan, nic silver, pnws, terry miles, podcasts, podcast, wnyc, kcrw, itunes, eld fen, audio drama, documentary
     
     

    • 48 min
    The Garrison Anomaly

    The Garrison Anomaly

    Nic digs into the strange world of the brand new breach known as The Garrison Anomaly, and we hear another excerpt from the mysterious partial manuscript titled Pacifica.
    SUPPORT TANIS ON PATREON FOR A WHOLE BUNCH OF EXCLUSIVE BONUS AUDIO AND VISUAL STUFF!
    http://patreon.com/tanispodcast
    For more information, including supporting materials for each episode visit:
    http://tanispodcast.com
    Check out RABBITS and The Last Movie!
    http://thelastmoviepod.com
    http://rabbitspodcast.com
    RABBITS NOVEL is coming June 8th!
    Pre-order or order your copy today!
    Visit terrymiles.com for more information.
    ABOUT RABBITS (NOVEL)
    “An outstanding debut technothriller, impossible to put down.”
    -Publisher’s Weekly STARRED
    “A twisted trip through a cool digital wilderness of a mystery. This book sticks to your brain. Read it.”
    -Norman Reedus
    “A twisty roller coaster that morphs seamlessly from treasure hunt to conspiracy thriller to escape room.”
    -Kirkus (Starred)
    “Rabbits is a remarkably assured debut, deftly written and laced with intrigue. Murakami meets Ready Player One.”
    -Nicholas Eames
    "Dude, I dug the hell out of this book…the mix of 80s pop culture nostalgia and a thrilling mystery made it impossible to put it down."
    -Derek Kolstad, Creator and Writer of the John Wick franchise.
    For fans of mystery, true crime, suspense, science, narrative, drama, npr, serial, science fiction, horror, scary, mysterious, creepy, gimlet, this american life, the black tapes, alex reagan, nic silver, pnws, terry miles, podcasts, podcast, wnyc, kcrw, itunes, eld fen, audio drama, documentary
     

    • 47 min
    The Mourntree

    The Mourntree

    Nic receives a warning from an old friend, digs into a new copy of The Malacetic Atlas, and learns more about what Rose Hempel may have been doing up in the woods of Northern British Columbia.
    SUPPORT TANIS ON PATREON FOR A WHOLE BUNCH OF EXCLUSIVE BONUS AUDIO AND VISUAL STUFF!
    http://patreon.com/tanispodcast
    For more information, including supporting materials for each episode visit:
    http://tanispodcast.com
    Check out RABBITS and The Last Movie!
    http://thelastmoviepod.com
    http://rabbitspodcast.com
    RABBITS NOVEL is coming June 8th!
    Pre-order or order your copy today!
    Visit terrymiles.com for more information.
    ABOUT RABBITS (NOVEL)
    “An outstanding debut technothriller, impossible to put down.”
    -Publisher’s Weekly STARRED
    “A twisted trip through a cool digital wilderness of a mystery. This book sticks to your brain. Read it.”
    -Norman Reedus
    “A twisty roller coaster that morphs seamlessly from treasure hunt to conspiracy thriller to escape room.”
    -Kirkus (Starred)
    “Rabbits is a remarkably assured debut, deftly written and laced with intrigue. Murakami meets Ready Player One.”
    -Nicholas Eames
    "Dude, I dug the hell out of this book…the mix of 80s pop culture nostalgia and a thrilling mystery made it impossible to put it down."
    -Derek Kolstad, Creator and Writer of the John Wick franchise.
    For fans of mystery, true crime, suspense, science, narrative, drama, npr, serial, science fiction, horror, scary, mysterious, creepy, gimlet, this american life, the black tapes, alex reagan, nic silver, pnws, terry miles, podcasts, podcast, wnyc, kcrw, itunes, eld fen, audio drama, documentary
     
     

    • 43 min
    Weaving Spiders Come Not Here

    Weaving Spiders Come Not Here

    Nic meets a Tanis expert connected to Professor Carl Adams who provides some interesting new information about what might be going on up in the woods of Northern British Columbia, but she says he’s going to have to bring something special along with him, something currently locked up behind the wall in Pacifica Station.
    SUPPORT TANIS ON PATREON FOR A WHOLE BUNCH OF EXCLUSIVE BONUS AUDIO AND VISUAL STUFF!
    http://patreon.com/tanispodcast
    For more information, including supporting materials for each episode visit:
    http://tanispodcast.com
    Check out RABBITS and The Last Movie!
    http://thelastmoviepod.com
    http://rabbitspodcast.com
    RABBITS NOVEL is coming June 8th!
    Pre-order or order your copy today!
    Visit terrymiles.com for more information.
    ABOUT RABBITS (NOVEL)
    “An outstanding debut technothriller, impossible to put down.”
    -Publisher’s Weekly STARRED
    “A twisted trip through a cool digital wilderness of a mystery. This book sticks to your brain. Read it.”
    -Norman Reedus
    “A twisty roller coaster that morphs seamlessly from treasure hunt to conspiracy thriller to escape room.”
    -Kirkus (Starred)
    “Rabbits is a remarkably assured debut, deftly written and laced with intrigue. Murakami meets Ready Player One.”
    -Nicholas Eames
    "Dude, I dug the hell out of this book…the mix of 80s pop culture nostalgia and a thrilling mystery made it impossible to put it down."
    -Derek Kolstad, Creator and Writer of the John Wick franchise.
    For fans of mystery, true crime, suspense, science, narrative, drama, npr, serial, science fiction, horror, scary, mysterious, creepy, gimlet, this american life, the black tapes, alex reagan, nic silver, pnws, terry miles, podcasts, podcast, wnyc, kcrw, itunes, eld fen, audio drama, documentary
     
     
     
     
     

    • 39 min
    Dangerous Things, Magical Things, and All That

    Dangerous Things, Magical Things, and All That

    Nic and MK dig into John Corroman Junior, receive a break in the murder cases connected to The Garrison Anomaly, and Cameron Ellis comes through in a big way.
    SUPPORT TANIS ON PATREON FOR A WHOLE BUNCH OF EXCLUSIVE BONUS AUDIO AND VISUAL STUFF!
    http://patreon.com/tanispodcast
    For more information, including supporting materials for each episode visit:
    http://tanispodcast.com
    Check out RABBITS and The Last Movie!
    http://thelastmoviepod.com
    http://rabbitspodcast.com
    RABBITS NOVEL is coming June 8th!
    Pre-order or order your copy today!
    Visit terrymiles.com for more information.
    ABOUT RABBITS (NOVEL)
    “An outstanding debut technothriller, impossible to put down.”
    -Publisher’s Weekly STARRED
    “A twisted trip through a cool digital wilderness of a mystery. This book sticks to your brain. Read it.”
    -Norman Reedus
    “A twisty roller coaster that morphs seamlessly from treasure hunt to conspiracy thriller to escape room.”
    -Kirkus (Starred)
    “Rabbits is a remarkably assured debut, deftly written and laced with intrigue. Murakami meets Ready Player One.”
    -Nicholas Eames
    "Dude, I dug the hell out of this book…the mix of 80s pop culture nostalgia and a thrilling mystery made it impossible to put it down."
    -Derek Kolstad, Creator and Writer of the John Wick franchise.
    For fans of mystery, true crime, suspense, science, narrative, drama, npr, serial, science fiction, horror, scary, mysterious, creepy, gimlet, this american life, the black tapes, alex reagan, nic silver, pnws, terry miles, podcasts, podcast, wnyc, kcrw, itunes, eld fen, audio drama, documentary
     
     
     
     
     

    • 42 min
    For the Harmonious Development of Man

    For the Harmonious Development of Man

    With a familiar artifact in hand, Nic enlists the help of a familiar voice to accompany him to Northern British Columbia in search of Rose Hempel. While up there looking into her disappearance, Nic discovers that Rose may have had an ulterior motive for visiting the area.
    SUPPORT TANIS ON PATREON FOR A WHOLE BUNCH OF EXCLUSIVE BONUS AUDIO AND VISUAL STUFF!
    http://patreon.com/tanispodcast
    For more information, including supporting materials for each episode visit:
    http://tanispodcast.com
    Check out RABBITS and The Last Movie!
    http://thelastmoviepod.com
    http://rabbitspodcast.com
    RABBITS NOVEL is coming June 8th!
    Pre-order or order your copy today!
    Visit terrymiles.com for more information.
    ABOUT RABBITS (NOVEL)
    “An outstanding debut technothriller, impossible to put down.”
    -Publisher’s Weekly STARRED
    “A twisted trip through a cool digital wilderness of a mystery. This book sticks to your brain. Read it.”
    -Norman Reedus
    “A twisty roller coaster that morphs seamlessly from treasure hunt to conspiracy thriller to escape room.”
    -Kirkus (Starred)
    “Rabbits is a remarkably assured debut, deftly written and laced with intrigue. Murakami meets Ready Player One.”
    -Nicholas Eames
    "Dude, I dug the hell out of this book…the mix of 80s pop culture nostalgia and a thrilling mystery made it impossible to put it down."
    -Derek Kolstad, Creator and Writer of the John Wick franchise.
    For fans of mystery, true crime, suspense, science, narrative, drama, npr, serial, science fiction, horror, scary, mysterious, creepy, gimlet, this american life, the black tapes, alex reagan, nic silver, pnws, terry miles, podcasts, podcast, wnyc, kcrw, itunes, eld fen, audio drama, documentary
     

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8.1K Ratings

8.1K Ratings

xpyxd ,

Because

It is men twisting through the air unsupported falling into the water to compete with the women climbing and wrapping themselves in fabric flipping and twisting over a thick mat?

Mysteries & True Crime! ,

Excellent, high quality & totally binge worthy!

I found this early in the pandemic and was hooked from Ep 1, first season! I can’t speak to the later seasons, but I’m sure their just as good. Ignore the “complainy” reviews, and give it a listen. I’m not a fan of the radio show format, but this one sucked me in. Before the spoilers, I started listening because I thought it was “true story”. 😂 Very intriguing story non the less!

everette23 ,

Great concept, awful writing and acting

Basically Every Episode:

"I found something"
"Oh?"
"Yeah, you're gonna want to know what it is."
*pause*
"What is it?"
*pause*
"Tesla Nova."
"...what about Tesla Nova?"
*pause*
"It's not them."
"No?"
"No."
*pause*
"Who is it?"
"I don't have much time. It's coming."
*nothing happens*
FIN.

If this were a movie or tv show it would be a late night low-budget SyFy special meant to fill out the 2-3am slot. The concept and attention to detail is GREAT but the writing and voice acting is absolutely mind numbing. I've kept up through the second season but I can't keep going anymore, it's literally like pulling teeth out of a plot line. Land the plane, guys. Nick Silver's utter lack of emotive response in even the most dire situations makes everything feel benign, Cameron Ellis pretty much has the charm of an automated phone menu, and MK is the only actor who actually adds some personality to the show, though she's often held back by the poor dialogue and obnoxious pacing. GUYS. Dragging a 1 minute conversation by its bleeding fingernails for 10. Dang. Minutes. is NOT intrigue!! It’s just bad writing.

Update: Oh God it got worse. Two more seasons have been released since I wrote my last review and I actually removed my second star. I sped through the first two seasons to get caught up and then tried to make it through season 3. Couldn’t finish. For everyone rating this 5 stars I genuinely can’t fathom your low bar. There are great fiction podcasts out there, this isn’t one of them y’all.

You Might Also Like

Public Radio Alliance
Pacific Northwest Stories
Homestead on the Corner
Public Radio Alliance
Fool and Scholar Productions
Jeremy Enfinger

More by Pacific Northwest Stories