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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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Dec 12, 2021

The producers of the family dynasty horror drama The Secrets of Harridge House Scott Young and Joe Bly discuss producing community-driven radio theatre for KNVC, prime-time soap operas of the 60s and 70s, Dark Shadows, managing to record a cast of over twenty actors remotely, and the lengths one goes to find the right sound effects.

The Secrets of Harridge House can be found on most major podcast platforms, or at

A transcript of this episode is available here.

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

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