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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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Dec 28, 2021

The creator of the paranormal docudrama-comedy Ray Can't Sleep Steven Honeycutt talks about working as a Hollywood extra, his love of parody, writing clear character arcs, surprising your audience, and trying to see past the download numbers.

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