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
In the first episode of Tanis, our host, Nic Silver, wonders if the Internet age might contain one last great mystery, an ancient myth known as “Tanis.” His exploration into the enigmatic Tanis begins by asking the question, what is it?
As the search for Tanis continues, Nic tracks down the person who placed that strange Craigslist ad, and enlists the help of “Meerkatnip,” an acerbic hacker, straight out of the pages of a Gibson or Stephenson novel.
The result of Meerkatnip’s exploration into the Pacifica problem ends up raising more questions than answers, and invasive events lead Nic to suspect that somebody sinister may have taken a serious interest in his story.
Meerkatnip uncovers a mysterious woman with ties to the Haida and Xanu, Morgan Miller and Sam Reynolds reveal a strange cult with possible ties to Tanis, and Nic opens his copy of The Dungeon Masters Guide, for the first time since high school.
Nic and Meerkatnip discover a large number of strange events seem to occur within one very specific region of the Pacific Northwest, Morgan Miller brings us one step closer to the Cult of Tanis, and Nic visits Raywood, Washingon, a mysterious ghost town w
Sam Reynolds’ condition deteriorates further, Morgan reveals more about Pacifica, and MK’s research into the Cult of Tanis and the Ancient myth of Eld Fen bring Nic closer to Haidagurl, and perhaps, one step closer to finding Tanis.
Cameron Ellis opens up about what might actually be going on out there in woods of the Pacific Northwest, Nic tries to figure out what happened in the cabin, and Meerkatnip does her best to help him get his Tanis investigation back on the right foot.
Nic and MK uncover a mysterious guru and an interesting connection between Nic’s name and Tanis, while Nic’s working in the area Cameron Ellis refers to as “The Breach,” begins to have a very strange effect.
The Voynich Manuscript continues to provide clues that might lead to Tanis, and Nic finds himself at Pacifica Station with far more questions than answers, as the mystery of Tanis appears to be asking him to choose sides.
In the Season Two finale, Nic continues to try and find Geoff and decipher the mysteries of both the Poeticon Astronomicon and the Voynich Manuscript, before his meeting with Veronika, Nathanial Carter and whatever mysteries lie at the center of Tanis.
Nic and MK continue to look into a possible Nikola Tesla connection to Tanis, which leads them to an old asylum in the Pacific Northwest. Nic and a new friend pursue a lead concerning the last known location of Geoff van Sant.
Nic heads back to the town of Saint Raywood, Washington looking for Grackles, he and MK try and figure out how three distinct corporate entities fit into everything that’s happening, and Nic’s sleep doctor continues to help him explore his dreams.
In the Season Four premiere, Nic reveals what happened to him in Russia at the end of Season Three, and begins to dig into what potential multiple breaches like the one in Russia might mean for the future of humanity.
Nic experiences some interesting pipe music, his doctor orders a brain scan, and, as Nic and MK begin to seriously explore the ramifications of multiple breaches, Cameron Ellis becomes harder and harder to track down.
Nic and MK look into strange events that may have taken place in the sky above the pacific northwest, the sleep therapist’s sister might have a clue, and Karl surprises Nic with something out in the woods and right out of the past.
Nic tries to find out exactly what happened during his float in the woods, and continues to dig into what happened in Russia with Grigori Rasputin. MK does her best to explain everything we know so far, about the Cult of Tanis.
Nic looks further into the man in that convenience store surveillance footage, MK finds a recording that references some very familiar mythology, and a strange old book leads to a haunted hotel and a mysterious cult.
Nic digs deeper into what happened in the woods in those sensory deprivation tanks, gets some advice from Karl, and tries to decide if either Cameron Ellis or Paul from the Cult of Tanis can be trusted.
MK delivers a strange recording, Karl has some advice, and Nic's struggle to find out what is actually happening in The Breach and choose between trusting Cameron Ellis or Paul continues as he confronts both sides to try and find the best way forward.
Nic looks into something mysterious known as The Catalyst, MK reads an alchemical poem, and Cameron Ellis provides more information on certain entities potential agendas regarding the area he refers to as The Breach.
Join podcast host Amanda Morrison, her producer Mitch, and conspiracy theorist friend, Colin, as they work to uncover the truth behind an age-old, secretive group known only as the Leap Year Society, whose enigmatic present day recruitment program is ine
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.
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
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 fo
While up in Northern British Columbia, Nic and MK discover that following in Rose Hempel’s footsteps is going to be far more dangerous and challenging than they initially suspected. Plus, a voice from the past is suddenly and surprising connected to a v
Back in Seattle, Nic sees two doctors: one who helps him with his brain, and one who may have been partially responsible for scrambling it. Meanwhile, up in Northern British Columbia, there’s a break in the case.
Nic’s doctor warns him that his brain is changing in strange ways, but it doesn’t stop him from heading back up to Northern British Columbia with a renewed sense of purpose. We finally hear from Rose Hempel herself, which makes Nic even more determine
In the Season Five finale, Nic and MK re-enter the woods in search of Rose Hempel and John Corroman Junior, along with answers to what the two of them were really doing up there in The Garrison Anomaly.