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The First Episode Of
The First Episode Of
W. Keith Tims

The First Episode Of is a podcast about audio drama and the creative process hosted by W. Keith Tims. In each show,... more

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No Return

Kier Zhou talks about his epic fantasy No Return, working with Omega Star 7, his love of worldbuilding, telling multiple... more

21 May 2023 · 32 minutes
Hello from the Hallowoods

William A. Wellman discusses their show Hello from the Hallowoods, exploring Queerness in the horror genre, writing complex and intertwining... more

07 May 2023 · 35 minutes
Murphy's Inc.

Producer Mark Helton and writer Tera Eon discuss their time-traveling heist show Murphy's Inc, using characters to flesh out the world,... more

23 Apr 2023 · 33 minutes
The Public Domain Players

James Weippert talks about his Public Domain Players and their production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, adapting works from... more

09 Apr 2023 · 32 minutes
The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program

Cat Blackard talks about her hybrid audio drama The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program, elevating "actual play" podcasts, being a multidisciplinary artist,... more

26 Mar 2023 · 33 minutes

Adam Murciano talks about his retro horror ICE-CREAM, starting a subscription platform for listeners, the awkwardness of the teen years, the... more

12 Mar 2023 · 32 minutes

Drew Frohman discusses his sci-fi comedy Human-B-Gon, fear of AI, reality TV as a showcase for insecurities, creating a sonic template,... more

26 Feb 2023 · 30 minutes
Strange Air

Tony Martinez and Michael P. Greco discuss their paranormal mystery Strange Air, the fallacy of the "likeable" character, crafting a mystery,... more

12 Feb 2023 · 34 minutes
50th Episode Special: The Book of Constellations

For the 50th episode special, host W. Keith Tims becomes the interviewee with guest host Kris Kaiyala, as they discuss... more

28 Aug 2022 · 46 minutes
The Patron Saint of Suicides

Creator Alex Dolan and Producer Vince Dajani talk about their crime thriller The Patron Saint of Suicides, adapting a novel... more

21 Aug 2022 · 32 minutes
The Mistholme Museum

Dom Guilfoyle talks about their supernatural anthology The Mistholme Museum of Mystery, Morbidity, and Mortality, working with the That's Not Canon... more

14 Aug 2022 · 30 minutes
Echoes (in) Between

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

07 Aug 2022 · 33 minutes
TEASER: "Hiding Day" from The Love Talker

The creators of The First Episode Of & The Book of Constellations and Delivery are creating a new audio drama:... more

02 Aug 2022 · 3 minutes
Rapture 518

Sarah Penn discusses her psychological horror show Rapture 518, the stigma of mental illness, doctors as authority figures, struggling past... more

31 Jul 2022 · 32 minutes
Dragon Shanty

Noelle Rose and Laura Harmon discuss their fantasy bedtime story Dragon Shanty, the magic of oral history, healing from trauma,... more

24 Jul 2022 · 32 minutes

Jenny Curtis and Chris Porter discuss their sci-fi show Solar, getting good performances by recording whole scenes, trauma and isolation,... more

17 Jul 2022 · 32 minutes
Dead Meat Pete

Chris Gervais talks about his adventure horror Dead Meat Pete, growing up in the Spielberg generation, horror stories as tools... more

10 Jul 2022 · 32 minutes

Joshua Bawden and Fletcher Legg of Short Tale Sounds discuss their sci-fi submarine story Proteus, their love of action-adventure movies,... more

03 Jul 2022 · 31 minutes
The Dragoning

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

26 Jun 2022 · 31 minutes
Once Upon a Wasteland

Brad Williams discusses his post-apocalypse romance Once Upon a Wasteland, the Fallout video game franchise, writing a story within an... more

19 Jun 2022 · 32 minutes
Neon Shadows

Ian Knowles talks about his supernatural Noir show Neon Shadows, tropes and misdirection, using narration to create empathy, gritty action... more

12 Jun 2022 · 31 minutes
Saturn's Return

Chance Muehleck talks about his neo-gothic fable Saturn's Return, form vs. content, what makes a good monologue, adapting a play... more

05 Jun 2022 · 29 minutes

Karin Heimdahl, the creator of Y2K, talks about her new audio drama Chaika, sci-fi as a magnifier of human experience,... more

29 May 2022 · 31 minutes
The Call of the Void

Josie & Michael Herman discuss their sci-fi horror The Call of the Void, the secrets of dialog writing, remastering old... more

22 May 2022 · 33 minutes
Absolutely No Adventures

Destiny Howell talks about her comic fantasy Absolutely No Adventures, writing for what you can produce, her strong opinions on... more

15 May 2022 · 31 minutes
Poetic Earthlings

York Campbell talks about his sci-fi storytelling show Poetic Earthlings, drawing inspiration from everyday life, Art Bell and Joe Frank, not... more

08 May 2022 · 31 minutes
The Chronicles of Wild Hollow

Christian Powlesland, Harvey Badger, and Angus Maxwell of Shouting Is Funny discuss their fantasy musical The Chronicles of Wild Hollow, the... more

01 May 2022 · 32 minutes

The creators of the sketch comedy audio fiction show PodCube™, Jordan Reed, Tucker Betez, and Mason Amadeus, talk about what's... more

24 Apr 2022 · 33 minutes
Under the Electric Stars

Eli Ramos talks about their cyberpunk show Under the Electric Stars, the inclusive mission of the Aster Podcasting Network, action... more

17 Apr 2022 · 31 minutes
Breathing Space, Fading Frontier

Lee Seguinte and Scott Paladin discuss their anthology sci-fi Western Breathing Space, Fading Frontier, the urge to create, reframing the... more

10 Apr 2022 · 30 minutes
The Dex Legacy

Writer Emily Inkpen and Producer Chris Gregory talk about their grimdark political sci-fi The Dex Legacy, war as a business,... more

03 Apr 2022 · 30 minutes
Tapes From Beyond

Andy Thierfelder discusses his psychological horror Tapes From Beyond, interacting with the audience through ARGs, giving characters high stakes, video vs. audio... more

27 Mar 2022 · 30 minutes
Wandering with the Dead

Cody Signore talks about his horror western Wandering with the Dead, the trap of perfectionism, being honest with difficult subject... more

20 Mar 2022 · 31 minutes
Triple Six

Sean Patrick Bridges discusses his thriller Triple Six, writing consistently and amassing material, dealing with the frustrations of Hollywood, the... more

13 Mar 2022 · 30 minutes
Out of the Ashes

Vincent C. Davis, the creator of the epic horror/fantasy Out of the Ashes, discusses finding the grain of truth in... more

06 Mar 2022 · 29 minutes
19 Nocturne Boulevard

Julie Hoverson, the creator of the horror/sci-fi anthology 19 Nocturne Boulevard, talks about the audio drama scene in 2008, the... more

27 Feb 2022 · 31 minutes
The Transposition of Chloë Brontë

William J. Meyer talks about his lo-fi sci-fi (sorta) rom-com The Transposition of Chloë Brontë, his experience with sleep paralysis,... more

20 Feb 2022 · 30 minutes
Dirt - An Audio Drama

Kris Kaiyala talks about his mystery story Dirt - An Audio Drama, the importance of family, the details that make characters... more

13 Feb 2022 · 27 minutes
Care and Feeding of Werewolves

Brenna Anderson-Dowd and Frederick Elmore talk about their modern fantasy Care and Feeding of Werewolves, stockpiling ideas to combat writer's block,... more

06 Feb 2022 · 31 minutes

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... more

30 Jan 2022 · 33 minutes

Ed Bachta, writer, producer, and sole performer of the paranormal comedy InSpectre talks about restarting the show after an unplanned... more

23 Jan 2022 · 29 minutes
The Attic Monologues

Writer and producer Morgan Greensmith discusses their queer urban fantasy-horror The Attic Monologues, their love of the Classics, connecting to the audience... more

16 Jan 2022 · 29 minutes

The writer and director of the epic fantasy Omen, Tim Krause, discusses turning his tabletop role-playing game into an audio drama,... more

09 Jan 2022 · 30 minutes
Ray Can't Sleep

The creator of the paranormal docudrama-comedy Ray Can't Sleep Steven Honeycutt talks about working as a Hollywood extra, his love... more

28 Dec 2021 · 30 minutes
I Love Lucifer

Susie Singer Carter talks about the scream-queen horror comedy I Love Lucifer, her career in Hollywood, her work within the Alzheimer's... more

19 Dec 2021 · 26 minutes
The Secrets of Harridge House

The producers of the family dynasty horror drama The Secrets of Harridge House Scott Young and Joe Bly discuss producing... more

12 Dec 2021 · 29 minutes
The Stench of Adventure

Alex Kingsley talks about their sci-fi satire The Stench of Adventure, the challenges of comedy, nihilism and absurdism, the inclusive philosophy... more

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

Daniel Valero Fletcher talks about his Lucha Libre drama The Luchador: 1,000 Fights of El Fuego Fuerte, reframing a visual medium... more

21 Nov 2021 · 30 minutes
The Oracle of Dusk

Writer and performer M.J. Bailey discusses her drama The Oracle of Dusk, writing intensely personal work, the morality of psychics,... more

14 Nov 2021 · 29 minutes
The Green Horizon

Creator Paul Walsh talks about his sci-fi comedy The Green Horizon, writing Irish themes and humor, casting friends and family,... more

07 Nov 2021 · 30 minutes
RADIO: Outcast

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

31 Oct 2021 · 29 minutes
Where The Stars Fell

Newton Schottelkotte talks about their mystery adventure Where The Stars Fell, writing and sound designing for characters with disabilities, what audio... more

24 Oct 2021 · 28 minutes
Madison on the Air

Chrisi Talyn Saje talks about her radio-riff comedy Madison on the Air, her love of Old Time Radio, two-way social... more

17 Oct 2021 · 29 minutes
The Lavender Tavern

Writer Johnathan Cohen discusses his anthology of original gay fairy tales, writing morality from new perspectives, working with indie network... more

10 Oct 2021 · 27 minutes
Omega Star 7

Skyler Giordano discusses his improvised sci-fi show with RPG roots Omega Star 7, his influences such as Taika Waititi and George... more

03 Oct 2021 · 27 minutes
Wake of Corrosion

Creator Shaun Pellington discusses his horror podcast Wake of Corrosion, working with his brother, writing for found footage, trying not to... more

26 Sep 2021 · 27 minutes
The Milkman of St. Gaff's

The writer, producer, and director of the "Lovecraft meets Mayberry" show The Milkman of St. Gaff's, Christopher Scott McClure, discusses... more

26 Sep 2021 · 26 minutes
Solar Postal Services

Cornell student Emily Grigg talks about her queer scifi show Solar Postal Services, finding creativity where you can, mic check phrases,... more

26 Sep 2021 · 27 minutes
Zed 1

Husband and wife team Aaron and Katie Huggett talk about their zombie apocalypse romantic comedy Zed 1, calling out neighbors... more

26 Sep 2021 · 24 minutes
The First Episode Of
Where The Stars Fell
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Newton Schottelkotte talks about their mystery adventure Where The Stars Fell, writing and sound designing for characters with disabilities, what audio drama pilots... more