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The First Episode Of

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The First Episode Of is a 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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Blazed All Our Lives

Blazed All Our Lives

2024-01-0735:49

Sister Indica discusses her over-the-top soap opera Blazed All Our Lives, her work with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the ridiculous fun of melodrama, drag performance as a political target, and how a one-off episode turned into a series.Listen to Blazed All Our Lives at https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/joybombUse my special link to get 30% off your first month's subscription of Zencastr! https://zen.ai/YJPstsGu4-CyW14vExRbn0A467Oaw4IlE1pBKVxv8F8The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.Write to the show at TheFirstEpisodeOf@gmail.com.For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.comWe're a part of the Audio Drama Lab, a Discord-based resource for audio drama creators. More information: http://audiodramalab.com(c) 2023 Alien Ghost Robot Creative MediaCheck out our audio dramas and other projects at https://alienghostrobot.com 
Starship Q Star

Starship Q Star

2023-12-2443:381

Meegan May and Lauren Anderson discuss their sci-fi comedy Starship Q Star, the importance of friction in comedy, their love of Star Trek, the freedom of writing Queer characters with flaws, and balancing the story you want to tell with the story that will sell.https://starshipqstar.com/Use my special link to get 30% off your first month's subscription of Zencastr! https://zen.ai/YJPstsGu4-CyW14vExRbn0A467Oaw4IlE1pBKVxv8F8The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.Write to the show at TheFirstEpisodeOf@gmail.com.For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.comWe're a part of the Audio Drama Lab, a Discord-based resource for audio drama creators. More information: http://audiodramalab.com(c) 2023 Alien Ghost Robot Creative MediaCheck out our audio dramas and other projects at https://alienghostrobot.com 
Rogue Life

Rogue Life

2023-12-1035:37

Brady Flanagan talks about his comedy sci-fi show Rogue Life, the problems of creative AIs, defying character stereotypes, pop culture, and pudding as a metaphor for motivation.https://www.bradyflanagan.com/roguelifeUse my special link to get 30% off your first month's subscription of Zencastr! https://zen.ai/YJPstsGu4-CyW14vExRbn0A467Oaw4IlE1pBKVxv8F8The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.Write to the show at TheFirstEpisodeOf@gmail.com.For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.comWe're a part of the Audio Drama Lab, a Discord-based resource for audio drama creators. More information: http://audiodramalab.com(c) 2023 Alien Ghost Robot Creative MediaCheck out our audio dramas and other projects at https://alienghostrobot.com 
Alex Kemp discusses his show The Very Worst Thing That Could Possibly Happen, winner of Best Audio Fiction at the 2023 Tribeca Festival, his background in music, magical realism, erotic content in audio drama, and how to write award-winning shows.Available on most major podcast platforms or from https://www.wlfdr.com/Use my special link to get 30% off your first month's subscription of Zencastr! https://zen.ai/YJPstsGu4-CyW14vExRbn0A467Oaw4IlE1pBKVxv8F8The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.Write to the show at TheFirstEpisodeOf@gmail.com.For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.comWe're a part of the Audio Drama Lab, a Discord-based resource for audio drama creators. More information: http://audiodramalab.com(c) 2023 Alien Ghost Robot Creative MediaCheck out our audio dramas and other projects at https://alienghostrobot.com 
We're Alive

We're Alive

2023-10-2239:24

Kc Wayland talks about his zombie survival show We're Alive, fourteen years in audio drama, his experience in the Army, making spinoffs and sequels, and dealing with criticism.https://www.werealive.com/Use my special link to get 30% off your first month's subscription of Zencastr! https://zen.ai/YJPstsGu4-CyW14vExRbn0A467Oaw4IlE1pBKVxv8F8The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.Write to the show at TheFirstEpisodeOf@gmail.com.For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.comWe're a part of the Audio Drama Lab, a Discord-based resource for audio drama creators. More information: http://audiodramalab.com(c) 2023 Alien Ghost Robot Creative MediaCheck out our audio dramas and other projects at https://alienghostrobot.com 
Be Not Afraid

Be Not Afraid

2023-10-0836:39

Rebecca Hanssen and Tommy Holmberg talk about their heavenly satire Be Not Afraid, their love of mythology, adding actors as the show evolved, success as a process, and discovering audio drama after reading books aloud together.http://metatronspeaks.comUse my special link to get 30% off your first month's subscription of Zencastr! https://zen.ai/YJPstsGu4-CyW14vExRbn0A467Oaw4IlE1pBKVxv8F8The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.Write to the show at TheFirstEpisodeOf@gmail.com.For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.comWe're a part of the Audio Drama Lab, a Discord-based resource for audio drama creators. More information: http://audiodramalab.com(c) 2023 Alien Ghost Robot Creative MediaCheck out our audio dramas and other projects at https://alienghostrobot.com 
Podcasting Hall of Fame inductee and author of Podcasting for Dummies Evo Terra joins us to celebrate the second anniversary of The First Episode Of. Evo talks about his love of audio drama, his curated audio fiction newsletter "The End," the state of the audio fiction industry, and how creators can make better experiences for listeners.You can sign up for "The End" newsletter at http://theend.fyiUse my special link to get 30% off your first month's subscription of Zencastr! https://zen.ai/YJPstsGu4-CyW14vExRbn0A467Oaw4IlE1pBKVxv8F8The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.Write to the show at TheFirstEpisodeOf@gmail.com.For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.comWe're a part of the Audio Drama Lab, a Discord-based resource for audio drama creators. More information: http://audiodramalab.com(c) 2023 Alien Ghost Robot Creative MediaCheck out our audio dramas and other projects at https://alienghostrobot.com 
Parkdale Haunt

Parkdale Haunt

2023-09-1042:49

The creators of Parkdale Haunt, Alex Nursall, Emily Kellogg, and Ian Boddy, discuss haunted houses, the Parkdale neighborhood of Toronto, using the “found footage” format effectively, and rekindling creativity by working with friends.Listen to Parkdale Haunt on most major podcast platforms, or directly from https://parkdalehaunt.com/Use my special link to get 30% off your first month's subscription of Zencastr! https://zen.ai/YJPstsGu4-CyW14vExRbn0A467Oaw4IlE1pBKVxv8F8Find a transcript of this episode through this link.The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.Write to the show at TheFirstEpisodeOf@gmail.com.For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.comWe're a part of the Audio Drama Lab, a Discord-based resource for audio drama creators. More information: http://audiodramalab.com(c) 2023 Alien Ghost Robot Creative MediaCheck out our audio dramas and other projects at https://alienghostrobot.com 
The Storage Papers

The Storage Papers

2023-08-2735:48

Jeremy Enfinger and Nathan Lunsford discuss their supernatural horror podcast The Storage Papers, the appeal of the horror genre, learning to work together, adding reality to fiction, and finishing a story as success.Listen to The Storage Papers on your favorite pod app or from http://thestoragepapers.comYou can read a transcript of this interview here.Use my special link to save 30% off your first month of any Zencastr paid plan.The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.Write to the show at TheFirstEpisodeOf@gmail.com.For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.comWe're a part of the Audio Drama Lab, a Discord-based resource for audio drama creators. More information: http://audiodramalab.com(c) 2023 Alien Ghost Robot Creative MediaCheck out our audio dramas and other projects at https://alienghostrobot.com 
Untrue Stories

Untrue Stories

2023-08-1330:46

Robin Johnson talks about his sci-fi comedy Untrue Stories, writing parody fiction, the public feud between George Orwell and H.G. Wells, letting the characters write themselves, and whether technology will save us in the future.Listen to Untrue Stories at https://untrue-stories.simplecast.com/Check out the Midnight Pals: https://midnight-pals.simplecast.comYou can read a transcript of this program here.Use my special link to save 30% off your first month of any Zencastr paid plan.The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.Write to the show at TheFirstEpisodeOf@gmail.com.For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.comWe're a part of the Audio Drama Lab, a Discord-based resource for audio drama creators. More information: http://audiodramalab.com(c) 2023 Alien Ghost Robot Creative MediaCheck out our audio dramas and other projects at https://alienghostrobot.com 
Wireland Ranch

Wireland Ranch

2023-07-3035:24

Joseph Rutledge talks about his psychedelic cosmic horror show Wireland Ranch, his time in prison, the Kill-FM anthology, creating mood with language and sound, and capitalist black magic.You can find a transcript of this interview here.Use my special link to save 30% off your first month of any Zencastr paid plan.The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.Use my special link https://zen.ai/thefirstepisodeof1 to save 10% at wongopuzzles.com. The discount will be applied at checkout!Write to the show at TheFirstEpisodeOf@gmail.com.For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.comWe're a part of the Audio Drama Lab, a Discord-based resource for audio drama creators. More information: http://audiodramalab.com(c) 2023 Alien Ghost Robot Creative MediaCheck out our audio dramas and other projects at https://alienghostrobot.com 
H.M. Radcliff talks about her political sci-fi epic The Madness of Chartrulean, filming her way through school, the AD Raid program, giving characters vulnerability, the rule of threes in worldbuilding, and why supporting the indie audio drama community is important.You can find a transcript of this episode here.Use my special link to save 30% off your first month of any Zencastr paid plan.The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.Use my special link https://zen.ai/thefirstepisodeof1 to save 10% at wongopuzzles.com. The discount will be applied at checkout!Write to the show at TheFirstEpisodeOf@gmail.com.For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.comWe're a part of the Audio Drama Lab, a Discord-based resource for audio drama creators. More information: http://audiodramalab.com(c) 2023 Alien Ghost Robot Creative MediaCheck out our audio dramas and other projects at https://alienghostrobot.com 
Jamie Evans and Benton Hodges discuss their paranormal investigation show Haunted: The Audio Drama, working together despite opposite viewpoints, inspiration from The X-Files and Doctor Who, being motivated by spite, and playing on people's fears.https://shows.acast.com/haunted-the-audio-dramaA transcript of this episode is available here.Use my special link to save 30% off your first month of any Zencastr paid plan.The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.Use my special link https://zen.ai/thefirstepisodeof1 to save 10% at wongopuzzles.com. The discount will be applied at checkout!Write to the show at TheFirstEpisodeOf@gmail.com.For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.comWe're a part of the Audio Drama Lab, a Discord-based resource for audio drama creators. More information: http://audiodramalab.com(c) 2023 Alien Ghost Robot Creative MediaCheck out our audio dramas and other projects at https://alienghostrobot.com 
Diana's Monster

Diana's Monster

2023-06-0434:01

Kevin Brandon discusses his fictional true-crime podcast Diana's Monster, working on Batman: Stained Heir, his mother's social invisibility, getting specific about a fictional place, and the petty cruelty of small towns.https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/dianasmonsterA transcript of this episode is available here.Use my special link to save 30% off your first month of any Zencastr paid plan.The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.Use my special link https://zen.ai/thefirstepisodeof1 to save 10% at wongopuzzles.com. The discount will be applied at checkout!Write to the show at TheFirstEpisodeOf@gmail.com.For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.comWe're a part of the Audio Drama Lab, a Discord-based resource for audio drama creators. More information: http://audiodramalab.com(c) 2023 Alien Ghost Robot Creative MediaCheck out our audio dramas and other projects at https://alienghostrobot.com 
No Return

No Return

2023-05-2134:47

Kier Zhou talks about his epic fantasy No Return, working with Omega Star 7, his love of worldbuilding, telling multiple stories at once, philosophy, and balancing his art, work and home lives.https://noreturn.buzzsprout.com/A transcript of this show is available here.Use my special link to save 30% off your first month of any Zencastr paid plan.The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.Use my special link https://zen.ai/thefirstepisodeof1 to save 10% at wongopuzzles.com. The discount will be applied at checkout!Write to the show at TheFirstEpisodeOf@gmail.com.For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.comWe're a part of the Audio Drama Lab, a Discord-based resource for audio drama creators. More information: http://audiodramalab.com(c) 2023 Alien Ghost Robot Creative MediaCheck out our audio dramas and other projects at https://alienghostrobot.com 
William A. Wellman discusses their show Hello from the Hallowoods, exploring Queerness in the horror genre, writing complex and intertwining storylines, focusing on mood in narrative, and giving up a marketing job to become a full-time creative. https://www.hellofromthehallowoods.com/ A transcript of this episode can be found here. The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License. Write to the show at TheFirstEpisodeOf@gmail.com. For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com We're a part of the Audio Drama Lab, a Discord-based resource for audio drama creators. More information: http://audiodramalab.com (c) 2023 Alien Ghost Robot Creative Media Check out our audio dramas and other projects at https://alienghostrobot.com 
Murphy's Inc.

Murphy's Inc.

2023-04-2333:48

Producer Mark Helton and writer Tera Eon discuss their time-traveling heist show Murphy's Inc, using characters to flesh out the world, working with someone else's ideas, criminals as protagonists, and dealing with (or not) time travel paradoxes. Listen to Murphy's Inc. on most major podcast platforms, or from https://murphysincshow.podbean.com/ A transcript of this episode  can be found here. The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License. Write to the show at TheFirstEpisodeOf@gmail.com. For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com We're a part of the Audio Drama Lab, a Discord-based resource for audio drama creators. More information: http://audiodramalab.com (c) 2023 Alien Ghost Robot Creative Media Check out our audio dramas and other projects at https://alienghostrobot.com 
James Weippert talks about his Public Domain Players and their production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, adapting works from the public domain, being faithful to familiar stories or making changes, the Sarah Grace Foundation, and working on a show fifteen minutes at a time. https://publicdomainplayers.podbean.com/ A transcript of this show is available here. The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License. Write to the show at TheFirstEpisodeOf@gmail.com. For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com We're a part of the Audio Drama Lab, a Discord-based resource for audio drama creators. More information: http://audiodramalab.com (c) 2023 Alien Ghost Robot Creative Media Check out our audio dramas and other projects at https://alienghostrobot.com 
Cat Blackard talks about her hybrid audio drama The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program, elevating "actual play" podcasts, being a multidisciplinary artist, taking a queer point of view to existing material, and the dilemma of appreciating the art of problematic artists. https://www.cthulhumystery.com/ A transcript of this program  is available here. The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License. Write to the show at TheFirstEpisodeOf@gmail.com. For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com We're a part of the Audio Drama Lab, a Discord-based resource for audio drama creators. More information: http://audiodramalab.com (c) 2023 Alien Ghost Robot Creative Media Check out our audio dramas and other projects at https://alienghostrobot.com 
ICE-CREAM

ICE-CREAM

2023-03-1232:38

Adam Murciano talks about his retro horror ICE-CREAM, starting a subscription platform for listeners, the awkwardness of the teen years, the strange subversion of ice cream trucks, and the horror of always being one mistake away from ruin. Listen to ICE-CREAM: http://pod.link/1641978062 A transcript of this episode  is available here. The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License. Write to the show at TheFirstEpisodeOf@gmail.com. For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com We're a part of the Audio Drama Lab, a Discord-based resource for audio drama creators. More information: http://audiodramalab.com (c) 2023 Alien Ghost Robot Creative Media Check out our audio dramas and other projects at https://alienghostrobot.com 
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