51 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 • 17 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.

    50th Episode Special: The Book of Constellations

    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 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

    • 47 min
    The Patron Saint of Suicides

    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 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!

    • 34 min
    The Mistholme Museum

    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 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!

    • 32 min
    Echoes (in) Between

    Echoes (in) Between

    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/
    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!

    • 35 min
    TEASER: "Hiding Day" from The Love Talker

    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: 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

    • 3 min
    Rapture 518

    Rapture 518

    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!

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Manda Mikala ,

Dream come true for audio lovers

The show Is well produced, organized, edited and had excellent flow!! The even features sound clips/moments from the audio dramas being talked about. Those sound clips provide a great peak into the shows style and the questions give you a peak into the creator’s mind! Excellent show for audio drama fans.

Strawhouse Pictures ,

Great idea very well done

This is a wonderful resource for audio drama fans just for the info. But it’s so well done. High level of quality in the host and the editing. Way beyond what it has to be. Great show.

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.

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