35 episodes

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.

The First Episode Of W. Keith Tims

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

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.

    Absolutely No Adventures

    Absolutely No Adventures

    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/

    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!

    • 33 min
    Poetic Earthlings

    Poetic Earthlings

    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
    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!

    • 33 min
    The Chronicles of Wild Hollow

    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 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.
    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!

    • 34 min
    PodCube™

    PodCube™

    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.
    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!

    • 35 min
    Under the Electric Stars

    Under the Electric Stars

    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/
    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!

    • 33 min
    Breathing Space, Fading Frontier

    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 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/
    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!

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

ChicagoInLA ,

Wonderful Discovery

I really enjoyed the show. It’s a wonderful way to discovery indie podcasts, and listen to the creators about their experiences.

Fern and a ,

A beautiful new show!

Such a wonderful concept and a great way to bring more audio dramas together. I’ve already found one new show to add to my listening list and learned some wonderful things about some of my favorite shows! W. Keith Tims has an extraordinarily calming voice and presence. His honesty and care seems to create a comfortable space for the guests to speak in, allowing this show to be a truly beautiful and intimate window into audio dramas. Can’t wait to listen to every episode that’s to come!

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