VAMPIRES - Storytelling podcast #5

November 15th, 2018

What is the terror that stalks the night in search of living blood? The answer is mosquitoes, but vampires can be pretty annoying too. In this episode, we talk about the various ways vampires have been used in books, movies and games, how the significance of this mythical creature changes over time, how storytellers have tried to find ways to keep the vampire archetype fresh, and why Dracula is still the number one vampire of them all!

Mentioned in this episode:

  • Dracula
  • Interview with the Vampire
  • Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
  • Angel
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • Twilight
  • Dracula Untold
  • World of Darkness
  • Vampire: The Masquerade
  • The Silmarillion
  • Nosferatu
  • Underworld

Bizarre story elements in kids’ TV shows - Storytelling podcast #4

November 8th, 2018

We're the parents of a toddler and so we get to watch a lot of TV shows aimed at very young children and we noticed just how strange they are most of the time. In this episode, we try to unravel the hows and whys of talking trees, muddy puddles and medieval jesters who travel around the world in hot air balloons.

Mentioned in this episode:

  • Peppa Pig
  • Woezel & Pip
  • Bing
  • Dinotrux
  • Transformers
  • Jokie & Jet
  • Efteling
  • Samson
  • The Smurfs
  • Bassie & Adriaan

Storytelling in tabletop roleplaying games - Storytelling podcast #3

November 1st, 2018

We've played a lot of different roleplaying games and tried out various systems and settings, so of course we had to do an episode about them. We talk about the unique storytelling opportunities that this hobby presents, how it is a shared storytelling experience and how roleplaying games can help people improve their social skills. 

Storytelling in tabletop roleplaying games

Mentioned in this episode:

  • Dungeons & Dragons (duh)
  • Raymond E. Feist
  • Dragonlance
  • Weis & Hickman
  • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
  • Dragon Age
  • RPGLit
  • RPG video games
  • 13th Age
  • World of Darkness
  • Vampire: The Masquerade
  • The One Ring
  • Descent
  • Star Wars Roleplaying Game



Why a storytelling podcast? Storytelling podcast #0

October 26th, 2018

A new episode! What, already? Yes, already! We talk a bit about the whole idea behind the Storytelling podcast, why we're doing this and what we have planned for the future.


Storytelling in video games - Storytelling podcast #2

October 25th, 2018

We like video games, so we decided to have a chat about them. This medium differs quite a bit from others, so we had a lot to say about the unique qualities of this interactive form of storytelling. 

Games series mentioned:

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Fallout 4
The Witcher 3
Dark Souls
Dragon Age II
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Mass Effect
The Last of Us
Drakensang: The River of Time
Dragon's Dogma
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Divinity: Original Sin
Monkey Island
Space Quest
Alan Wake
Match 3 Quest


How long is an epic? Storytelling podcast #1

October 18th, 2018

This is the first of our storytelling conversations. The idea is to have one every week from now on.

We both like epic stories, but just how long and complicated does a story need to be to get that epic feel we love so much? 

Mentioned or discussed in this episode:

- The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)

- The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)

- The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis)

- Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling)

- The Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan)

- Ancestry (Dayn Russell Leonardson)

- The Stormlight Archive (Brandon Sanderson)

- Reckoners (Brandon Sanderson)

- The X-Files

- Smallville


Summer status update

July 5th, 2018

Greetings, listener. In this episode, I talk about the current state of Audio Epics, I have some good news and some less-good news, and I make some announcements. Please enjoy!


An interview with Peter Van Riet

April 11th, 2018

In the latest Audio Epics podcast episode, Domien sits down with composer Peter Van Riet to talk mostly about music, although some quotes from "The Room" may have made their way into the interview. We talk about The Will of the Woods, Witch Hunter and The Beast of the Western Wilds, but also Peter's other music for Locke & Key, A Journey with Strange Bedfellows and his views on film music in general.


The Beast of the Western Wilds: a retrospective

February 8th, 2018

Now that the final episode of The Beast of the Western Wilds has aired on our podcast and on YouTube, I feel it’s a good time to take a look back and talk about this story – how the idea for it came up, what I was trying to achieve with it and how it all came together.
Of course, I have to warn you: there will be spoilers! Don’t listen to this if you haven’t listened to all of The Beast of the Western Wilds yet!


The Beast of the Western Wilds : A Witch Hunter Tale - part 8

February 1st, 2018

The last episode of The Beast of the Western Wilds brings us to the final encounter with the beast itself! How will this tale end? Find out!

This dark fantasy dramatized audiobook is fit for both newcomers and fans of the Witch Hunter series. Of course you do need to listen to the previous episodes first!

Join the Witch Hunter on his journey to the edge of the wild, where he will be faced with dark family secrets, strange new creatures and perilous adventures in the woods...

This story is intended for mature audiences.


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