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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...

Nov 14, 2021

Writer and performer M.J. Bailey discusses her drama The Oracle of Dusk, writing intensely personal work, the morality of psychics, her prolific reviews on Podchaser, and the mystery of why Australians don't like her show.

The Oracle of Dusk can be found on most major podcast platforms or at

Nov 7, 2021

Creator Paul Walsh talks about his sci-fi comedy The Green Horizon, writing Irish themes and humor, casting friends and family, Galaxy Quest, Waterford pride, and the importance of pre-launch work.

The Green Horizon can be found on most major podcast platforms or...