UTR: Tanis

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4 Mic Rating


Seeking Tanis. Runner Available.

A mysterious ad on Craigslist and an otherwise-unmemorable short story published in Strange Worlds magazine called Where Is Tanis is the inspiration for Tanis, the podcast.

From the creators of the Black Tape podcast, Tanis follows the same eerie documentary-style format, where fact is mixed with fiction until you have no idea what’s real and what’s not.

It’s difficult to explain this podcast, because the entity called “Tanis” that Nic is looking for doesn’t exist. Yet, Nic keeps finding Internet conspiracy theories that point to Tanis being real.

(It’s not real. I’m sure. Almost.)

And, that’s the crux of why this podcast is so addicting. You know in your heart you’re listing to fiction. It’s just the documentary side of it is so well done, you find that you’re second guessing yourself. 

(Or maybe it’s just me.)

Now, what I’m not crazy about is how complicated the storyline is. There are a lot of different threads that on the surface don’t seem like they’re going to come together, so there’s a lot to keep track of. And if auditory isn’t how you learn best, it can be a stretch.

(However, the Tanis website has a place for notes, so that can help if you’re more of a visual learner.)

All in all, it’s definitely worth your time to give it a listen.


December 2020 Issue

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