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The Black Tapes Podcast is a serialized docudrama about one journalist's search for truth and her enigmatic subject's mysterious past.
The Black Tapes Podcast is a serialized docudrama about one journalist's search for truth and her enigmatic subject's mysterious past.
The Black Tapes Podcast is a serialized docudrama about one journalist's search for truth and her enigmatic subject's mysterious past.
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ABOUT THE BLACK TAPES PODCAST

Creating and exploring the world of The Black Tapes Podcast has been the dream of Terry Miles and Paul Bae for a long time. The two of them imagined an audio experience that would feel like The Staircase, Serial, and other true crime explorations if those explorations were filtered through the paranormal lens of something like the X-Files. Alex Reagan has been an integral part of crafting this documentary series, and we really can't wait to get back to recording more episodes of The Black Tapes Podcast.

But they need your help.

Executive Producers, Paul Bae and Terry Miles created the show while Paul was recovering from a back injury and Terry was between film projects. They have self-financed the project up to this point, and now, they've had to return to other work to pay the bills.

We've set our funding goal at $7,500, and that will definitely help get the next couple of episodes ready, but our 'per episode' cost is actually quite a bit higher than that...if we meet our stretch goal of $15,000, we'll be able to get the next few episodes finished even faster, and, if we raise even more (fingers crossed), there will be very little wait for the next six episodes!

MESSAGE FROM THE CREATORS

We want to be clear...we haven't stopped working on the show. It's just that we can no longer afford to take so much time away from our day jobs to do it. 

We are going to finish Season One of The Black Tapes Podcast! 

But we're going to finish it A LOT sooner with your help.

We wanted to give you all twelve episodes at once, but the time (and financial) commitment turned out to be a lot more intense than we could have ever possibly imagined. 

So...we need your help to finish the rest of Season One in a timely fashion. 

We have everything mapped out. Alex and Dr. Strand are ready to keep exploring, plus...we're well into writing Season Two and beyond. Documentaries take a lot of work! It's a large and immersive world, and we can't wait to share it with you.

Thanks so much for supporting independent artists!

You can listen to the first six episodes of The Black Tapes Podcast Season One HERE.

Risks and challenges

Having already launched a successful podcast, we've overcome a lot of the risks and challenges already. At this point, we feel like the only risk is in not doing it, and we're committed to delivering the best show we can, each and every week.

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    A thank you note on Twitter along with a Black Tapes Podcast Theme Ringtone 3 pack.

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    We'll send you an exclusive digital photo revealing the subject of EPISODE 107 of The Black Tapes Podcast, plus, a thank you note on Twitter and a Black Tapes Podcast Theme Ringtone 3 pack. We'll send the photo right away (or within 48 hrs at the latest!).

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    The Black Tapes Podcast Theme (full) Song mp3 and Ashley Park's "The Kingdom of the Universe" mp3 (the opening song of our show) plus everything above.

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    Access to exclusive media (which might include: audio, video, behind the scenes, PDFs, and/or photographs from The Black Tapes Podcast) plus everything above.

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $41

    Alex Reagan or Dr. Strand will record an outgoing message for your phone (or anything else). We can provide the text or you can provide the text (as long as it's PG Rated)! Plus everything above.

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $81

    Dr. Strand will take your case! You report your paranormal event to The Strand Institute website (strandinstitute.com) and Dr. Strand and/or Alex will offer his/her advice on one of our "teaser" episodes (we'll thank you on an upcoming "teaser" episode as well). Plus Rewards #1, #2, #3 above.

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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $203

    Sometimes The Black Tapes Podcast changes names for anonymity. We'll name a character after you in an upcoming episode of the show! We'll also thank you on an upcoming "teaser" episode. Plus Rewards #1, #2, #3 above.

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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About $243

    Sometimes The Black Tapes Podcast does "person on the street" interviews and other "one on one style" phone interviews. You can be a voice on the show via telephone or Skype! We'll also thank you on an upcoming "teaser" episode. Plus Rewards #1, #2, #3 above.

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    Pledge CA$ 666 or more About $540

    Commentary Track: Terry, Paul and Alex and Dr. Strand will record a commentary track to ANY episode you choose for your ears only. Plus Rewards #1, #2, #3 above.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $811

    You sponsor an episode of The Black Tapes Podcast! In the beginning section of the show, Alex will include a custom personalized message that will include her saying "This episode of The Black Tapes Podcast is brought to you (or also brought to you) by (your name here).* Plus Rewards #1, #2, #3 above and your choice of either Reward #6, or #7 as well. *Personal messages only. If you're looking for a message for your business, please email us in advance. Thanks!

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    Pledge CA$ 1,500 or more About $1,217

    If you can get yourself to Vancouver (we're recording in Seattle at the moment, but will be in Vancouver working on the show when Kickstarter ends), we'll take you out for dinner! Executive Producers Paul Bae and Terry Miles along with Alex Reagan or Dr. Strand (maybe even both of them, depending on availability). Plus Rewards #1, #2, #3 above.

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    Pledge CA$ 2,500 or more About $2,028

    You become an associate producer of The Black Tapes Podcast. You don't have to do any work, but we will mention your name at the end of the show, in Alex's wrap up, for six episodes. Plus Rewards #1, #2, #3 above and your choice of either Reward #6, or #7 as well.

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    Pledge CA$ 4,000 or more About $3,245

    We'll record a ten minute episode of The Black Tapes Podcast just for you. You outline as much of your story as you like and we'll fill in the rest, or leave it all up to us. Your choice! Alex and Dr. Strand look forward to digging into your case! Plus Rewards #1, #2, #3 above and your choice of either Reward #6, or #7 as well.

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