The First Episode Of

By W. Keith Tims

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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.

Episode Date
50th Episode Special: The Book of Constellations
47:24

For the 50th episode special, host W. Keith Tims becomes the interviewee with guest host Kris Kaiyala, as they discuss a year of podcasting, The Book of Constellations, music as mood, training your brain to write, and writing with empathy and authenticity.

The Book of Constellations is available on most major podcast platforms or from http://bookofconstellations.com

Listen to Kris Kaiyala's Dirt - An Audio Drama on most major podcast platforms, or from https://www.dirtaudiodrama.com/

Get information about the upcoming The Love Talker at http://thelovetalker.com!

Chip in to support the conversation: https://glow.fm/thefirstepisodeof

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.
Follow us on Twitter: @firstepisodeof
For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com

Aug 28, 2022
The Patron Saint of Suicides
34:33

Creator Alex Dolan and Producer Vince Dajani talk about their crime thriller The Patron Saint of Suicides, adapting a novel to audio drama, using contrasts to create tension, fiction as a tool to tackle difficult subjects, and why you shouldn't write "likable" characters.

Chip in to support the conversation: https://glow.fm/thefirstepisodeof

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.
Follow us on Twitter: @firstepisodeof
For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com

Check out The Book of Constellations, too!

Aug 21, 2022
The Mistholme Museum
32:41

Dom Guilfoyle talks about their supernatural anthology The Mistholme Museum of Mystery, Morbidity, and Mortality, working with the That's Not Canon podcast collective, developing a show based on your limitations, wrestling with imposter syndrome, and finding a balanced ending.

Chip in to support the conversation: https://glow.fm/thefirstepisodeof

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.
Follow us on Twitter: @firstepisodeof
For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com

Check out The Book of Constellations, too!

Aug 14, 2022
Echoes (in) Between
35:30

Jessica Berson discusses her metaphysical drama Echoes (in) Between, generational trauma, throwing wrenches into the narrative, midlife crossroads, and why writing friends is more interesting than writing romance.

You can listen to Echoes (in) Between on most major podcast platforms, or from https://echoesinbetween.podbean.com/

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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.
Follow us on Twitter: @firstepisodeof
For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com

Check out The Book of Constellations, too!

Aug 07, 2022
TEASER: "Hiding Day" from The Love Talker
03:26

The creators of The First Episode Of & The Book of Constellations and Delivery are creating a new audio drama: The Love Talker, now in production. We're excited to bring you a short teaser, "Hiding Day."

The Love Talker is a folk horror audio drama that launches in 2022. Visit thelovetalker.com for more information.

Follow us:
Twitter: @lovetalkerpod
Instagram: @the_love_talker
Facebook: @lovetalkerpod

​Somewhere on the borders between Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee in the most remote parts of the Appalachians, girls have gone missing for decades. When a young woman journeys there to the isolated community of Kilruane, she uncovers the truth about the mysterious man who wanders the woods and his connection to the missing women and puts herself in danger from those who want to protect the town and keep its secrets.

Credits:
Ghost 1: Ers
https://cstng.cc/weirdmoviegeek
Discord: Ers#2311

Ghost 2: Devyn Boer
devynrboer@gmail.com

Pa: W. Keith Tims
Earl: MT Goins

Aug 02, 2022
Rapture 518
33:49

Sarah Penn discusses her psychological horror show Rapture 518, the stigma of mental illness, doctors as authority figures, struggling past performance anxiety, and why people are more complex than the undead.

You can listen to Rapture 518 on most major podcast platforms or from https://redcircle.com/shows/rapture518 

Chip in to support the conversation: https://glow.fm/thefirstepisodeof

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.
Follow us on Twitter: @firstepisodeof
For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com

Check out The Book of Constellations, too!

Jul 31, 2022
Dragon Shanty
34:40

Noelle Rose and Laura Harmon discuss their fantasy bedtime story Dragon Shanty, the magic of oral history, healing from trauma, tabletop roleplaying, and living your own testimony.

You can listen to Dragon Shanty on most major podcast platforms, or from: https://www.dragonshanty.com/

Chip in to support the conversation: https://glow.fm/thefirstepisodeof

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.
Follow us on Twitter: @firstepisodeof
For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com

Check out The Book of Constellations, too!

Jul 24, 2022
Solar
34:45

Jenny Curtis and Chris Porter discuss their sci-fi show Solar, getting good performances by recording whole scenes, trauma and isolation, balancing commercial and artistic concerns, and giving the characters room to speak.

You can listen to Solar on most major podcast platforms or from https://www.solarthepodcast.com/

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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.
Follow us on Twitter: @firstepisodeof
For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com

Check out The Book of Constellations, too!

Jul 17, 2022
Dead Meat Pete
34:04

Chris Gervais talks about his adventure horror Dead Meat Pete, growing up in the Spielberg generation, horror stories as tools to deal with fear, using tropes to connect the author to the audience, and art as a means of agency.

Listen to Dead Meat Pete on most major podcast platforms, or visit https://www.deadmeatpete.com/

Chip in to support the conversation: https://glow.fm/thefirstepisodeof

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.
Follow us on Twitter: @firstepisodeof
For more information, to apply to be a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com

Check out The Book of Constellations, too!

Jul 10, 2022
Proteus
33:54

Joshua Bawden and Fletcher Legg of Short Tale Sounds discuss their sci-fi submarine story Proteus, their love of action-adventure movies, working through lockdown, immersive sound design, and the nature of originality.

To listen to Proteus, search for "Short Tale Sounds" on your favorite podcast apps, or from https://www.instagram.com/short_tale_sounds/

Chip in to support the conversation: https://glow.fm/thefirstepisodeof

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.
Follow us on Twitter: @firstepisodeof
For more information, to apply about being a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com

Check out The Book of Constellations, too!

Jul 03, 2022
The Dragoning
33:08

Emily Rainbow Davis talks about her speculative-fiction story The Dragoning, mixing myth and modernity, the Kavanaugh hearings, rage and fear, and setting the table for art.

Listen to The Dragoning on most major podcast platforms, or from https://www.messengertheatreco.org/dragoning-listen

Chip in to support the conversation: https://glow.fm/thefirstepisodeof

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.
Follow us on Twitter: @firstepisodeof
For more information, to apply about being a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com

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Jun 26, 2022
Once Upon a Wasteland
36:15

Brad Williams discusses his post-apocalypse romance Once Upon a Wasteland, the Fallout video game franchise, writing a story within an existing IP, queer romance, art as means to move audiences, and struggling with self-doubt.

You can listen to Once Upon a Wasteland on most major podcast platforms, or from https://onceuponawasteland.com/

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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.
Follow us on Twitter: @firstepisodeof
For more information, to apply about being a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com

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Jun 19, 2022
Neon Shadows
32:43

Ian Knowles talks about his supernatural Noir show Neon Shadows, tropes and misdirection, using narration to create empathy, gritty action in audio, and the importance of failure.

You can listen to Neon Shadows on most major podcast platforms or from: https://www.neonshadowspod.com/

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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.
Follow us on Twitter: @firstepisodeof
For more information, to apply about being a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com

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Jun 12, 2022
Saturn's Return
32:01

Chance Muehleck talks about his neo-gothic fable Saturn's Return, form vs. content, what makes a good monologue, adapting a play for audio, and finding the right container for his ideas. 

You can listen to Saturn's Return on most major podcast platforms, or from https://www.nervetank.com/saturns-return-ad

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The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.

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Jun 05, 2022
Chaika
34:21

Karin Heimdahl, the creator of Y2K, talks about her new audio drama Chaika, sci-fi as a magnifier of human experience, finding connection out of loneliness, language-based artificial intelligence, and the importance of planning.

Chip in to support the conversation: https://glow.fm/thefirstepisodeof

The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.

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May 29, 2022
The Call of the Void
35:06

Josie & Michael Herman discuss their sci-fi horror The Call of the Void, the secrets of dialog writing, remastering old episodes, what makes something scary, and the factors that help make an audio drama a success.

You can listen to The Call of the Void on most major podcast platforms, or visit https://www.acornartsandentertainment.com/thevoid

Chip in to support the conversation: https://glow.fm/thefirstepisodeof

The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.

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Follow us on Twitter: @firstepisodeof
For more information, to apply about being a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com

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May 22, 2022
Absolutely No Adventures
33:34

Destiny Howell talks about her comic fantasy Absolutely No Adventures, writing for what you can produce, her strong opinions on fantasy tropes, telling a familiar story "a little to the left," and her crusade to let Black kids go to Narnia.

You can listen to Absolutely No Adventures on most major podcast platforms, or from https://noadventurespod.com/

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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.
Follow us on Twitter: @firstepisodeof
For more information, to apply about being a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com

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May 15, 2022
Poetic Earthlings
33:12

York Campbell talks about his sci-fi storytelling show Poetic Earthlings, drawing inspiration from everyday life, Art Bell and Joe Frank, not selling out, and deleting four hundred episodes and starting over.

You can listen to Poetic Earthlings on most major podcast platforms, or from http://poeticearthlings.com

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The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.

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For more information, to apply about being a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com

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May 08, 2022
The Chronicles of Wild Hollow
34:37

Christian Powlesland, Harvey Badger, and Angus Maxwell of Shouting Is Funny discuss their fantasy musical The Chronicles of Wild Hollow, the strength in collaboration, the need to create even in COVID times, using familiar story structure to introduce an audience to the world, and the challenges of writing musicals.

You can listen to The Chronicles of Wild Hollow on most major podcast platforms, or at https://www.shoutingisfunny.com/thechroniclesofwildhollow.

Chip in to support the conversation: https://glow.fm/thefirstepisodeof

The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.

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Follow us on Twitter: @firstepisodeof
For more information, to apply about being a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com

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May 01, 2022
PodCube™
35:08

The creators of the sketch comedy audio fiction show PodCube™, Jordan Reed, Tucker Betez, and Mason Amadeus, talk about what's funny, committing to sound design, improvisation, and finding creative freedom with the right frame.

You can listen to PodCube™ on most major podcast platforms or from https://pod.link/podcube

Chip in to support the conversation: https://glow.fm/thefirstepisodeof

The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.

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Apr 24, 2022
Under the Electric Stars
33:07

Eli Ramos talks about their cyberpunk show Under the Electric Stars, the inclusive mission of the Aster Podcasting Network, action scenes in audio drama, techno-Orientalism, and why cyberpunk is great for exploring themes of identity.

Listen to Under the Electric Stars on most major podcast platforms, or from https://undertheelectricstars.com/

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The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.

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Apr 17, 2022
Breathing Space, Fading Frontier
32:36

Lee Seguinte and Scott Paladin discuss their anthology sci-fi Western Breathing Space, Fading Frontier, the urge to create, reframing the Western, shared worldbuilding, making a culture of collaboration, and tortured acronyms.

Listen to Breathing Space, Fading Frontier on most major podcast platforms, or from https://breathingspace.lawofnames.com/

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The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.

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Apr 10, 2022
The Dex Legacy
31:59

Writer Emily Inkpen and Producer Chris Gregory talk about their grimdark political sci-fi The Dex Legacy, war as a business, managing worldbuilding, the power of sci-fi, and our love for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

You can listen to The Dex Legacy on most major podcast platforms, or from https://www.thedexlegacy.com/

Chip in to support the conversation: https://glow.fm/thefirstepisodeof

The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.

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For more information, to apply about being a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com

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Apr 03, 2022
Tapes From Beyond
32:17

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 https://tapesfrombeyond.buzzsprout.com/

Chip in to support the conversation: https://glow.fm/thefirstepisodeof

The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.

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For more information, to apply about being a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com

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Mar 27, 2022
Wandering with the Dead
33:03

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 https://www.wanderingwiththedead.com/

Chip in to support the conversation: https://glow.fm/thefirstepisodeof

The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.

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For more information, to apply about being a guest on the show, or to sign up for our newsletter, visit http://thefirstepisodeof.com

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Mar 20, 2022
Triple Six
32:19

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 https://triple-six.simplecast.com/.

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The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.

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Mar 13, 2022
Out of the Ashes
30:50

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 it at https://www.outoftheashespodcast.com/

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The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.

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Mar 06, 2022
19 Nocturne Boulevard
32:44

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.

Listen to 19 Nocturne Boulevard on most major podcast platforms, or find it at http://www.19nocturneboulevard.net/

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The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.

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Feb 27, 2022
The Transposition of Chloë Brontë
32:00

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.

You can listen to The Transposition of Chloë Brontë on most major podcast platforms or from https://chloebronte.carrd.co/.

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The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.

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Feb 20, 2022
Dirt - An Audio Drama
30:05

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.

You can listen to Dirt - An Audio Drama on most major podcast platforms, or from https://www.dirtaudiodrama.com/

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The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.

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Feb 13, 2022
Care and Feeding of Werewolves
32:44

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 podcast platforms, or from https://www.podpage.com/care-feeding-of-werewolves/

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The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.

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Feb 06, 2022
InCo
34:40

ItMe!, the creator of the one-person sci-fi drama InCo, talks about self-discovery through podcasting, black representation in sci-fi/fantasy, writing a character's voice, and why she's not fond of sci-fi.

You can listen to InCo on most major podcast platforms, or visit https://www.incopodcast.com/

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The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.

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Jan 30, 2022
InSpectre
31:28

Ed Bachta, writer, producer, and sole performer of the paranormal comedy InSpectre talks about restarting the show after an unplanned hiatus, jokes for jokes’ sake, finding a personal writing style, getting ideas onto the page, and puns.

Listen to InSpectre on most major podcast platforms or at https://pnc.st/s/inspectre

Chip in to support the conversation: https://glow.fm/thefirstepisodeof

The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.

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Jan 23, 2022
The Attic Monologues
30:52

Writer and producer Morgan Greensmith discusses their queer urban fantasy-horror The Attic Monologues, their love of the Classics, connecting to the audience through slice-of-life, the Exeter University Podcast Society, and pacing the narrative in podcasts.

The Attic Monologues can be found on most major podcast platforms, or at https://www.theatticmonologues.co.uk/

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The theme music is "Mockingbird (Instrumental Version)" by David Mumford, used under a CC-BY 4.0 License.

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Jan 16, 2022
Omen
31:40

The writer and director of the epic fantasy Omen, Tim Krause, discusses turning his tabletop role-playing game into an audio drama, the challenges of doing without a narrator, writing fantasy dialog, collaborating with his partner Sarah Rhea Werner, and setting realistic expectations.

Omen: A Fantasy Audio Drama can be found on most major podcast platforms, or at https://omencast.com/

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Jan 09, 2022
Ray Can't Sleep
32:02

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.

Ray Can't Sleep can be found on most major podcast platforms, or at http://raycantsleep.com/

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Dec 28, 2021
I Love Lucifer
27:47

Susie Singer Carter talks about the scream-queen horror comedy I Love Lucifer, her career in Hollywood, her work within the Alzheimer's community, improv for writers, ageism and sexism, and being true to your own voice.

You can listen to I Love Lucifer on most major podcast platforms, or at https://www.iloveluciferpodcast.com/

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Dec 19, 2021
The Secrets of Harridge House
31:47

The producers of the family dynasty horror drama The Secrets of Harridge House Scott Young and Joe Bly discuss producing community-driven radio theatre for KNVC, prime-time soap operas of the 60s and 70s, Dark Shadows, managing to record a cast of over twenty actors remotely, and the lengths one goes to find the right sound effects.

The Secrets of Harridge House can be found on most major podcast platforms, or at https://secretsofharridgehouse.com/

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Dec 12, 2021
The Stench of Adventure
34:07

Alex Kingsley talks about their sci-fi satire The Stench of Adventure, the challenges of comedy, nihilism and absurdism, the inclusive philosophy of their media and game company Strong Branch Productions, dealing with rejection, and betraying theatre every day.

The Stench of Adventure can be found on most major podcast platforms or at  https://strongbranchproductions.com/podcasts/

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Dec 05, 2021
The Luchador: 1,000 Fights of El Fuego Fuerte
32:15

Daniel Valero Fletcher talks about his Lucha Libre drama The Luchador: 1,000 Fights of El Fuego Fuerte, reframing a visual medium for audio, his love of classic wrestling movies, the tension within heroic characters, and casting pro wrestlers on the show.

The Luchador: 1,000 Fights of El Fuego Fuerte can be found on most major podcast platforms or at  https://theluchadorpod.com.

A transcript is available here.

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Nov 21, 2021
The Oracle of Dusk
31:24

Writer and performer M.J. Bailey discusses her drama The Oracle of Dusk, writing intensely personal work, the morality of psychics, her prolific reviews on Podchaser, and the mystery of why Australians don't like her show.

The Oracle of Dusk can be found on most major podcast platforms or at  https://www.oracleofdusk.online/.

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Nov 14, 2021
The Green Horizon
31:34

Creator Paul Walsh talks about his sci-fi comedy The Green Horizon, writing Irish themes and humor, casting friends and family, Galaxy Quest, Waterford pride, and the importance of pre-launch work.

The Green Horizon can be found on most major podcast platforms or at https://www.faustiannonsense.com/the-green-horizon.

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Nov 07, 2021
RADIO: Outcast
30:46

Maria Fernanda Vidaurrazaga and JT Lachausse discuss their fantasy western RADIO: Outcast, outsiders in the Gilded Age, 80s music, Samurai Champloo, and how working together strengthened their friendship.

You can find RADIO: Outcast on most major podcast platforms, or at https://www.radiooutcast.com/

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Oct 31, 2021
Where The Stars Fell
29:27

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.

Where The Stars Fell can be heard on most major podcast platforms, or at https://wherethestarsfell.carrd.co/

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Oct 24, 2021
Madison on the Air
31:00

Chrisi Talyn Saje talks about her radio-riff comedy Madison on the Air, her love of Old Time Radio, two-way social commentary, theatre of the mind, Mystery Science Theatre 3000, and the challenges of marketing.

Madison on the Air can be heard on most major podcast platforms, or at http://www.madisonontheair.com/

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Oct 17, 2021
The Lavender Tavern
29:13

Writer Johnathan Cohen discusses his anthology of original gay fairy tales, writing morality from new perspectives, working with indie network Faustian Nonsense, and undergoing major surgery as a source of inspiration.

The Lavender Tavern can be found on most major podcast platforms or at https://www.faustiannonsense.com/lavendertavern/.

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Oct 10, 2021
Omega Star 7
29:16

Skyler Giordano discusses his improvised sci-fi show with RPG roots Omega Star 7, his influences such as Taika Waititi and George Lucas, nostalgia for the 80s, struggling with ADHD, and transitioning from an Actual Play podcast to an audio drama.

Find Omega Star 7 on most major podcast platforms, or at https://omegastar7.podbean.com/

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Oct 03, 2021
Wake of Corrosion
29:13

Creator Shaun Pellington discusses his horror podcast Wake of Corrosion, working with his brother, writing for found footage, trying not to make noise when recording, and the importance of feedback.

Find Wake of Corrosion on most major podcast platforms, or at https://wakeofcorrosion.carrd.co/

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Sep 26, 2021
The Milkman of St. Gaff's
27:33

The writer, producer, and director of the "Lovecraft meets Mayberry" show The Milkman of St. Gaff's, Christopher Scott McClure, discusses his show, on being a professional writer, creating a character that is both sympathetic and questionable, and working with the Rusty Quill network.

Find The Milkman of St. Gaff's on most major podcast platforms, or at https://howiemilkman.com/

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Sep 26, 2021
Solar Postal Services
29:24

Cornell student Emily Grigg talks about her queer scifi show Solar Postal Services, finding creativity where you can, mic check phrases, and the importance of representation.

Find Solar Postal Services on most major podcast platforms, or at http://solarpostalservices.com/

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Sep 26, 2021
Zed 1
25:40

Husband and wife team Aaron and Katie Huggett talk about their zombie apocalypse romantic comedy Zed 1, calling out neighbors in the show, their feelings on marriage, on supporting the indie audio drama community, and the inspiration for their show (which wasn't COVID, actually).

Find Zed 1 on most major podcast platforms, or at https://zed1podcast.weebly.com/

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Sep 26, 2021