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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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Nov 21, 2021

Daniel Valero Fletcher talks about his Lucha Libre drama The Luchador: 1,000 Fights of El Fuego Fuerte, reframing a visual medium for audio, his love of classic wrestling movies, the tension within heroic characters, and casting pro wrestlers on the show.

The Luchador: 1,000 Fights of El Fuego Fuerte can be found on most major podcast platforms or at

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