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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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Mar 26, 2023

Cat Blackard talks about her hybrid audio drama The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program, elevating "actual play" podcasts, being a multidisciplinary artist, taking a queer point of view to existing material, and the dilemma of appreciating the art of problematic artists.

A transcript of this program is available here.


Mar 12, 2023

Adam Murciano talks about his retro horror ICE-CREAM, starting a subscription platform for listeners, the awkwardness of the teen years, the strange subversion of ice cream trucks, and the horror of always being one mistake away from ruin.

A transcript of this episode is available here.

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Feb 26, 2023

Drew Frohman discusses his sci-fi comedy Human-B-Gon, fear of AI, reality TV as a showcase for insecurities, creating a sonic template, and finishing what you start.

A transcript of this episode is available here.

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Feb 12, 2023

Tony Martinez and Michael P. Greco discuss their paranormal mystery Strange Air, the fallacy of the "likeable" character, crafting a mystery, faith, belief and loss, and writing to feed your soul.

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Aug 28, 2022

For the 50th episode special, host W. Keith Tims becomes the interviewee with guest host Kris Kaiyala, as they discuss a year of podcasting, The Book of Constellations, music as mood, training your brain to write, and writing with empathy and authenticity.

The Book of Constellations is available on most major...