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...
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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 inexorably linked to research that borders on the paranormal.
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.
Episode 408: What I Think of When I Think of Green
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
Episode 309: The Taskers, the Smallwater, and Lovecraft's Friend
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.
Episode 303: An Artifact, an Adorcist, and an Asylum
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Washington, a mysterious ghost town where a large number of children went missing in the early eighties.
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.
Episode 105: A Rat, a Writer and a Conspiracy Theory
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.
As the search for Tanis continues, Nic tracks down the person who placed that strange Craigslist ad, and enlists “Meerkatnip,” an acerbic hacker, straight out of the pages of a Gibson or Stephenson novel, to help him try and make sense of a series of mysterious radio broadcasts.
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 seemingly simple question, what is it? The answers, he soon discovers, are far more complicated.