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The First Episode Of... is an occasional podcast about audio drama and the creative process hosted by W. Keith Tims. In each show, I listen to the first episode of an indie audio drama, then have a discussion with the creators about the show, their methods, their struggles, and successes. It's a great conversation for anyone interested in storytelling and creativity, and with so much talent and variety out there, you're sure to find your next favorite audio drama by listening.

If you are an audio drama creator and would like to be on our show, send an email to!

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Aug 14, 2022

Dom Guilfoyle talks about their supernatural anthology The Mistholme Museum of Mystery, Morbidity, and Mortality, working with the That's Not Canon podcast collective, developing a show based on your limitations, wrestling with imposter syndrome, and finding a balanced ending.

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Aug 7, 2022

Jessica Berson and Bronson Metcalfe discuss their metaphysical drama Echoes (in) Between, generational trauma, throwing wrenches into the narrative, midlife crossroads, and why writing friends is more interesting than writing romance.

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Aug 2, 2022

The creators of The First Episode Of & The Book of Constellations and Delivery are creating a new audio drama: The Love Talker, now in production. We're excited to bring you a short teaser, "Hiding Day."

The Love Talker is a folk horror audio drama that launches in 2022. Visit for...

Jul 31, 2022

Sarah Penn discusses her psychological horror show Rapture 518, the stigma of mental illness, doctors as authority figures, struggling past performance anxiety, and why people are more complex than the undead.

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Jul 24, 2022

Noelle Rose and Laura Harmon discuss their fantasy bedtime story Dragon Shanty, the magic of oral history, healing from trauma, tabletop roleplaying, and living your own testimony.

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