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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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Feb 27, 2022

Julie Hoverson, the creator of the horror/sci-fi anthology 19 Nocturne Boulevard, talks about the audio drama scene in 2008, the challenges of marketing, the freedom of anthology writing, her A.D. Infinitum project, and the importance of paying your mixer.

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Feb 20, 2022

William J. Meyer talks about his lo-fi sci-fi (sorta) rom-com The Transposition of Chloë Brontë, his experience with sleep paralysis, themes of disconnection, the tension of unreliable narration, the importance of curiosity, and putting "the weird thing" into a story.

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Feb 13, 2022

Kris Kaiyala talks about his mystery story Dirt - An Audio Drama, the importance of family, the details that make characters relatable, imposter syndrome, and agonizing over the beginning of his show.

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Feb 6, 2022

Brenna Anderson-Dowd and Frederick Elmore talk about their modern fantasy Care and Feeding of Werewolves, stockpiling ideas to combat writer's block, drawing from folklore in a modern setting, issues with mental health care systems, and casting cockatiels.

You can find Care and Feeding of Werewolves on most major...