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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.

The First Episode Of W. Keith Tims

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

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.

    Blazed All Our Lives

    Blazed All Our Lives

    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/joybomb
    Use my special link to get 30% off your first month's subscription of Zencastr! https://zen.ai/YJPstsGu4-CyW14vExRbn0A467Oaw4IlE1pBKVxv8F8
    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 

    • 32 min
    Starship Q Star

    Starship Q Star

    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-CyW14vExRbn0A467Oaw4IlE1pBKVxv8F8
    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 

    • 40 min
    Rogue Life

    Rogue Life

    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/roguelife
    Use my special link to get 30% off your first month's subscription of Zencastr! https://zen.ai/YJPstsGu4-CyW14vExRbn0A467Oaw4IlE1pBKVxv8F8
    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 

    • 31 min
    The Very Worst Thing That Could Possibly Happen

    The Very Worst Thing That Could Possibly Happen

    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-CyW14vExRbn0A467Oaw4IlE1pBKVxv8F8
    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 

    • 32 min
    TRAILER: The Love Talker

    TRAILER: The Love Talker

    The First Episode Of is taking a short break, but will return with a new interview on November 26! Don't forget we have lots of fantastic guests in the back catalog and now's a great time to catch up on episodes you've missed.
    As a little bonus, I'm sharing with you the trailer for my newest audio drama project, a folk horror show called The Love Talker, made in collaboration with M.T. Goins of the Delivery podcast. You can listen to it on your favorite podcast app or from http://thelovetalker.com
    See you in a few weeks!

    • 3 min
    We're Alive

    We're Alive

    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-CyW14vExRbn0A467Oaw4IlE1pBKVxv8F8
    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 

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Mr. Furious ,

Much more than just a peek behind the curtain

This is one of those rare “inside baseball” kinds of shows that has strong appeal beyond what you’d consider to be the target audience (audio drama creators). Keith’s interview style is warm and engaging, and he guides his guests through discussions about their process, lessons learned, and pitfalls

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.

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