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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.

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Oct 10, 2021

Writer Johnathan Cohen discusses his anthology of original gay fairy tales, writing morality from new perspectives, working with indie network Faustian Nonsense, and undergoing major surgery as a source of inspiration.

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The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.

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