• 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.

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    32m | Jan 7, 2024
  • 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/

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    40m | Dec 24, 2023
  • 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

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    31m | Dec 10, 2023
  • 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/

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    32m | Nov 26, 2023
  • 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!

    3m | Nov 5, 2023
  • 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/

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    34m | Oct 22, 2023
  • Be Not Afraid

    Rebecca Hanssen and Tommy Holmberg talk about their heavenly satire Be Not Afraid, their love of mythology, adding actors as the show evolved, success as a process, and discovering audio drama after reading books aloud together.

    http://metatronspeaks.com

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    33m | Oct 8, 2023
  • Second Anniversary Show with Evo Terra

    Podcasting Hall of Fame inductee and author of Podcasting for Dummies Evo Terra joins us to celebrate the second anniversary of The First Episode Of. Evo talks about his love of audio drama, his curated audio fiction newsletter "The End," the state of the audio fiction industry, and how creators can make better experiences for listeners.

    You can sign up for "The End" newsletter at http://theend.fyi

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    39m | Sep 24, 2023
  • Parkdale Haunt

    The creators of Parkdale Haunt, Alex Nursall, Emily Kellogg, and Ian Boddy, discuss haunted houses, the Parkdale neighborhood of Toronto, using the “found footage” format effectively, and rekindling creativity by working with friends.

    Listen to Parkdale Haunt on most major podcast platforms, or directly from https://parkdalehaunt.com/

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    39m | Sep 10, 2023
  • The Storage Papers

    Jeremy Enfinger and Nathan Lunsford discuss their supernatural horror podcast The Storage Papers, the appeal of the horror genre, learning to work together, adding reality to fiction, and finishing a story as success.

    Listen to The Storage Papers on your favorite pod app or from http://thestoragepapers.com

    You can read a transcript of this interview here.

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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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    32m | Aug 27, 2023
  • Untrue Stories

    Robin Johnson talks about his sci-fi comedy Untrue Stories, writing parody fiction, the public feud between George Orwell and H.G. Wells, letting the characters write themselves, and whether technology will save us in the future.

    Listen to Untrue Stories at https://untrue-stories.simplecast.com/

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    You can read a transcript of this program here.

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    29m | Aug 13, 2023
  • Wireland Ranch

    Joseph Rutledge talks about his psychedelic cosmic horror show Wireland Ranch, his time in prison, the Kill-FM anthology, creating mood with language and sound, and capitalist black magic.

    You can find a transcript of this interview here.

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    32m | Jul 30, 2023
  • The Madness of Chartrulean

    H.M. Radcliff talks about her political sci-fi epic The Madness of Chartrulean, filming her way through school, the AD Raid program, giving characters vulnerability, the rule of threes in worldbuilding, and why supporting the indie audio drama community is important.

    You can find a transcript of this episode here.

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    34m | Jul 16, 2023
  • End of the Cornfield

    Abbey Monnin discusses her murder mystery End of the Cornfield, really really small town life, crafting a mystery that's interesting without the mystery, the importance of "showing up," and how motivation is for hobbyists.

    https://bluetuesdayproductions.com/end-of-the-cornfield/

    A transcript of this episode is available here.

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    32m | Jul 2, 2023
  • Haunted: The Audio Drama

    Jamie Evans and Benton Hodges discuss their paranormal investigation show Haunted: The Audio Drama, working together despite opposite viewpoints, inspiration from The X-Files and Doctor Who, being motivated by spite, and playing on people's fears.

    https://shows.acast.com/haunted-the-audio-drama

    A transcript of this episode is available here.

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    32m | Jun 18, 2023
  • Diana's Monster

    Kevin Brandon discusses his fictional true-crime podcast Diana's Monster, working on Batman: Stained Heir, his mother's social invisibility, getting specific about a fictional place, and the petty cruelty of small towns.

    https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/dianasmonster

    A transcript of this episode is available here.

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    31m | Jun 4, 2023
  • No Return

    Kier Zhou talks about his epic fantasy No Return, working with Omega Star 7, his love of worldbuilding, telling multiple stories at once, philosophy, and balancing his art, work and home lives.

    https://noreturn.buzzsprout.com/

    A transcript of this show is available here.

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    32m | May 21, 2023
  • Hello from the Hallowoods

    William A. Wellman discusses their show Hello from the Hallowoods, exploring Queerness in the horror genre, writing complex and intertwining storylines, focusing on mood in narrative, and giving up a marketing job to become a full-time creative.

    https://www.hellofromthehallowoods.com/

    A transcript of this episode can be found here.

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    35m | May 7, 2023
  • 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, working with someone else's ideas, criminals as protagonists, and dealing with (or not) time travel paradoxes.

    https://murphysincshow.podbean.com/

    A transcript of this episode  can be found here.

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    33m | Apr 23, 2023
  • The Public Domain Players

    James Weippert talks about his Public Domain Players and their production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, adapting works from the public domain, being faithful to familiar stories or making changes, the Sarah Grace Foundation, and working on a show fifteen minutes at a time.

    https://publicdomainplayers.podbean.com/

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    32m | Apr 9, 2023
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