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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 27, 2022

Andy Thierfelder discusses his psychological horror Tapes From Beyond, interacting with the audience through ARGs, giving characters high stakes, video vs. audio podcasting, and writing stories that get under your skin.

You can listen to Tapes From Beyond on most major podcast platforms, or from

Mar 20, 2022

Cody Signore talks about his horror western Wandering with the Dead, the trap of perfectionism, being honest with difficult subject matter, creating emotion through music, and learning how to use the audio drama medium.

You can listen to Wandering with the Dead on most major podcast platforms, or from

Mar 13, 2022

Sean Patrick Bridges discusses his thriller Triple Six, writing consistently and amassing material, dealing with the frustrations of Hollywood, the trap of Las Vegas, and audio drama as the new indie film scene.

Triple Six is available on most major podcast platforms, or directly from

Mar 6, 2022

Vincent C. Davis, the creator of the epic horror/fantasy Out of the Ashes, discusses finding the grain of truth in mythology, managing epic storylines, growing as a storyteller, getting a grant, and dreams as inspiration.

Listen to Out of the Ashes on most major podcast platforms, or find...