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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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Sep 26, 2021

Creator Shaun Pellington discusses his horror podcast Wake of Corrosion, working with his brother, writing for found footage, trying not to make noise when recording, and the importance of feedback.

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Sep 26, 2021

The writer, producer, and director of the "Lovecraft meets Mayberry" show The Milkman of St. Gaff's, Christopher Scott McClure, discusses his show, on being a professional writer, creating a character that is both sympathetic and questionable, and working with the Rusty Quill network.

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Sep 26, 2021

Cornell student Emily Grigg talks about her queer scifi show Solar Postal Services, finding creativity where you can, mic check phrases, and the importance of representation.

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Sep 26, 2021

Husband and wife team Aaron and Katie Huggett talk about their zombie apocalypse romantic comedy Zed 1, calling out neighbors in the show, their feelings on marriage, on supporting the indie audio drama community, and the inspiration for their show (which wasn't COVID, actually).

Find Zed 1 on most major podcast...