Tanis is a serialized bi-weekly podcast from the Public Radio Alliance and Minnow Beats Whale about something Terry & Nic have been obsessed with for well over a decade, a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis. Tanis is hosted by Nic Silver.

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...

You can subscribe to Tanis for free on Apple Podcasts and other audio platforms, and you can also listen right here on tanispodcast.com



Tanis, Jack Parsons, L Ron Hubbard, Scientology, Pasadena, Thelema, Aleister Crowley, JPS, Ordo Templi Orientis, Google, Reddit, Moses, Dead Sea Scrolls, Lucifer, Atlantis, Bermuda Triangle, Dante, William Blake, Haida, Xanu, Pacific Northwest, PNW, PNWS, Runner, The Calm, Craigslist, Illuminati, Freemasons, Conspiracy, Numbers Stations, Pirate Radio, Charles Fort, Fortean, SSS, Super Sargasso Sea, Theodore Dreiser, Pacifica, Elisa Lam, Elevator Game, Cecil Hotel, True Crime, Serial Killers, Robert Lee Yates, Gary Ridgway, Ted Bundy, Willie Pickton, Puget Sound, L Sprague de Camp, Ray Bradbury, Sara Northrup, Lawrence Wright, Going Clear, Susan Lindauer, Markovian Parallax Denigrate, Reddit A858, Cicada 3301, Room 227, Polybius, Mystery, Kurt Cobain, Elliott Smith, Nicolas Flamel, The Philosopher's Stone, Book of Abramelin, Servant Girl Annihilator, Moon Tower, William Porter, O Henry, Dazed and Confused, Servant Girl Murders, Jack the Ripper, Mary Ann Nichols, Whitechapel, Cult of Tanis, Dungeons and Dragons, Gary Gygax, Hanslope Park, Baba Yaga, Baba Yaga's Hut, Alexander Afanasyev, Mike Carr, Dianetics, WEEV, Olympia Woods Massacre, Suicide Grove, Moebius, Jon Giraud, TSR, Morse Code, Charles Manson, Helter Skelter, Manson Girls, Manson Murders, Kitsault, Phil Kaufman, Gram Parsons, McNeil Island, Process Church, Three Days of the Condor, Grackles, Plague Doctor, Manitou, Seeker, Bitcoin, Eld Fen, H.P. Lovecraft, August Derleth, Mollusca, Gastropods, Cuttlefish, Hale-Bopp Comet, Julia, The Bloop, Equatorial, Pacific Ocean, The Breach, Bermuda Triangle, Yeti, Genius Loci, Robert W. Chambers, Beowulf, Necronomicon, Mad Arab, King Wurm, Nic Silver.


Where is Tanis?


Terry Miles is the Executive Producer and Showrunner of TANIS. He is a senior producer at both the Public Radio Alliance and Pacific Northwest Stories, as well as the creator of Minnow Beats Whale.  Like his cousin, Nic Silver, Terry was born in Canada and currently splits his time between Seattle and Vancouver.





Nic is the host of Tanis, and one of the senior producers at both the Public Radio Alliance and Pacific Northwest Stories. Nic is also a senior producer at The Black Tapes Podcast. He was born in Canada and currently splits his time between Seattle and Vancouver.






Meerkatnip (MK) is a secretive cyber-information-specialist (she hates the word "hacker"). She only communicates electronically and prefers to be paid in Bitcoin. Rumour has it she was responsible for the Sony hacks because they fired her brother for no reason. This is speculation only.




Nic Silver


Tiann Arnault
Alicia Karl
Andrea Stefancikova
Joseph Turner
Jameson Parker
Janessa Shae O'Hearn
Lee Shorten
Kyle Mosonyi
Tommy Douglas
Tijana Popovic
James Tyce
Gordon Tipper
Kris Siegers
Willa-Lee Reid
Meredith Hama-Brown
Olesia Shewchuk
Erik Fell
Daniel Boileau
Casey Manderson
Kristine Cofsky
Steve Thackray
Tara Cowell-Plain
Patrick Gilmore
Lori Henry
Torri Higginson
Drew Grant