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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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Oct 24, 2021

Newton Schottelkotte talks about their mystery adventure Where The Stars Fell, writing and sound designing for characters with disabilities, what audio drama pilots live and die by, Gravity Falls, and managing their work/life balance.

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