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EpiCast #001: Pilot

November 18th, 2011 · Comments

EpiCast #001 - Pilot Episode Download EpiCast #001

Welcome to the EpiGuide's first podcast. This series of broadcasts will feature discussion, news and recaps from the world of original web entertainment, and more specifically, the EpiGuide.com community. We'll cover everything that the Eppy does -- from online fiction and web serials to webseries and webcomics, in all forms and in all genres.

This pilot episode is a bit of a test-bed for us, so please bear with us as we get used to and refine the format. It's longer than we'll probably aim for in the future (and actually we cut about twenty minutes of extra material, which may show up at a later date as "deleted scenes" or outtakes, if there's interest).

Hosted by Kira Lerner (yours truly), admin of the EpiGuide, and Michael, longtime community member and webserial producer.

Recording date: This episode was recorded November 13, 2011.


  • 0:00 - 3:04: Introductions and brief history of the EpiGuide; rundown of the EpiCast's content
  • 3:05 - 13:15: Recaps of recent storylines from a selection of webserials
  • 13:16 - 20:37: Recap commentary focusing on Strangers & Neighbors and The Blackthornes (re: storyline endings/serial finales)
  • 20:39 - 21:23: Invitation to serial writers to submit recaps for our next podcast
  • 21:24 - 28:43: News and discussion on topics of note in the web serial world, including: warnings about predatory publishers; online fiction venues for reading publishing webfiction; WebfictionWorld podcasts (erratum: the WeSeWriMo podcast was episode #5, not #7); the new season of the webseries Venice... and hints on how to make life difficult for potential paying audience members.
  • 28:43 - 29:45: Wrap-up and big sighs of relief from your hosts!

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Music credits: "Dance, Soterios Johnson, Dance" (EpiCast intro/wrapup music) and "So Far, So Good" (played under recap segue), both by Jonathan Coulton and licensed Creative Commons by-nc.

Technical notes: If anyone's interested, we used Skype for the conversation, Replay Recorder for recording, Audacity for editing, and Podbean for hosting.If you have any suggestions, questions, comments or brickbats you want to throw at us regarding this episode, please let us know!

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