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A tribute to my grandfather and some rambling
In this episode, I (Domien) reminisce about my grandfather, who passed away three months ago and who was a great influence on my audio drama stuff. I also ramble on a bit about upcoming stories and I say thanks to all the YouTubers out there who have supported us so much.
Our plans for the future
So we've evaluated your response, put our heads together and come up with a plan for the future of our content, our podcast and our family business. We hope you enjoy it. In this episode we mention Bandcamp. Check out the Bandcamp subscription service at https://bandcamp.com/subscriptions .
The Will of the Woods - Episode 3
Welcome to the third episode of The Will of the Woods! Myrilia and the Wraith start on a journey together... In this episode they will meet some colourful new characters... The Will of the Woods was written by Domien De Groot Directed by Eline Hoskens Music by Peter Van Riet Additional music by Vincent Pichal With the voices of Domien De Groot, Stephanie Cuyt, Eline Hoskens, Niklaas Reinhold, Grace van Lysebetten and Aron Bohdanowicz You can download the entire story on Bandcamp or get it on a USB drive cleverly disguised as a cassette!
The Will of the Woods - Episode 4
Welcome to the fourth episode of The Will of the Woods! In this episode, Myrilia meets the eccentric but brave rats of Coral Lake. She desperately needs their help, but the rats have their own problems... The Will of the Woods was written by Domien De Groot Directed by Eline Hoskens Music by Peter Van Riet Additional music by Vincent Pichal With the voices of Domien De Groot, Stephanie Cuyt, Eline Hoskens, Niklaas Reinhold, Grace van Lysebetten and Aron Bohdanowicz You can download the entire story on Bandcamp or get it on a USB drive cleverly disguised as a cassette!
Witch Hunter Chapter One
This is the inaugural episode of the Witch Hunter podcast! In a dark renaissance fantasy world, we meet Ludlov, a fierce and devoted Witch Hunter, driven by vengeance. In this first episode of the saga, Ludlov is forced to make his way to the great city of Sevenpeaks when he receives news that the evil cult of the Black Sickle have a plan to murder the Witch Hunter's beloved mentor... Every week will bring a new chapter in the epic saga of Ludlov, the WITCH HUNTER. Witch Hunter is written by Domien De Groot. The music is composed by Peter Van Riet. Cast: Domien De Groot (Narrator, Ludlov,...) Eline Hoskens (Samina) Aron Bohdanowicz (Death, Vathek) Featuring cameos by Ilias Vertenten & Jeroen Hendrickx If you like Witch Hunter, you can find the novel on Amazon (e-book and hard copy). If you want to listen to the entire audiobook in one go, you can purchase the download on Bandcamp. Be sure to visit our website www.audio-epics.com !
The Beast of the Western Wilds: a retrospective
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 hero in storytelling - Storytelling podcast #8
Frodo Baggins, Superman, Luke Skywalker... Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but what is the defining characteristic that binds them? In this episode, we get into that topic and also go on a bit of a tangent about Belgian comic book characters and how they are massively different from American ones. Listen to find out why Eline didn't like the ending to The Dark Knight and what Domien's favourite female fictional character is. Mentioned in this episode: Superman Batman The Hulk Spider-man Aquaman Wolverine Thor The Lord of the Rings (like in every episode) The Hobbit Star Wars Suske & Wiske Jommeke The Secret of N.I.M.H Hacksaw Ridge The X-Files The Will of the Woods Witch Hunter Avatar Dances With Wolves Hercules Achilles    
Adaptations in storytelling - Storytelling podcast #9
Every medium has its own strengths and weaknesses to tell certain kinds of stories. In this episode, we discuss how adaptations into a different medium can work, how you could make a Tetris movie work and why Peter Jackson has to make the Witch Hunter movie. WARNING: there is an overabundance of The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit in this episode. Mentioned in this episode: The Lord of the Rings (a LOT) The Hobbit (also a LOT) The Lego Movie The Lego Batman Movie Dune Arrival The Name of the Rose The Chronicles of Narnia The Shining The Mist Star Wars Tomb Raider Silent Hill Warcraft Knights of the Old Republic Mass Effect Skyrim Diablo Tetris Batman Man of Steel War of the Worlds Harry Potter Pirates of the Caribbean
VAMPIRES - Storytelling podcast #5
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
Questions about Witch Hunter
In this episode, we take the time to answer a bunch of questions listeners have asked about Witch Hunter. I had a great time doing this, so if you liked this episode, tell us and send us more questions so we can do another one!
The Beast of the Western Wilds : A Witch Hunter Tale - part 7
Episode 7 of The Beast of the Western Wilds brings us to another realm, where Ludlov will face an evil he cannot defeat with swords or pistols... 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.
The Beast of the Western Wilds : A Witch Hunter Tale - part 4
In the fourth episode of The Beast of the Western Wilds we leave Schnertwald behind us and enter the deep, dark wilderness of the Western Wilds, ready for a monster-hunt! 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 two 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.
The Beast of the Western Wilds : A Witch Hunter Tale - part 3
In the third episode of The Beast of the Western Wilds things are about to get serious in Schnertwald! 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 two 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.
Storytelling Point of View (part 2 of 2)
Last week we discussed points of view of narration in novels. This week, we talk about point of view as it is used in video games and movies, where the camera takes on much the same role as the narrator in a book. We also talk about audio drama. Oh, and we almost get a divorce during this episode. By the way, if you don't play video games, you may want to skip to about 14 minutes into the podcast.    Mentioned in this episode: DoomWolfenstein 3DLara CroftBaldur's GateDiabloDivinityKnights of the Old RepublicKingdoms of AmalurFableDragon Age Mass EffectThe WitcherFalloutSkyrimOblivionE.T.Steven SpielbergThe New WorldThe StrangersAmélie PoulainMathildaThe Fairy TreeThe OwlfieldCamera Panda
A conversation with Michel Lafrance
In this episode, Domien has a conversation with Michel Lafrance from The Owlfield. We delve into The Fairy Tree, a new interactive 3D audio drama written by Domien and produced by Michel.  In addition, we play the first chapter of this unique adventure! The Fairy Tree will be available on October 6th.  The Fairy Tree website
The Will of the Woods - Episode 5
And so we come to the end of The Will of the Woods... Please enjoy the finale of Myrilia's strange and wonderful journey through the Infinite Woods... The Will of the Woods was written by Domien De Groot Directed by Eline Hoskens Music by Peter Van Riet Additional music by Vincent Pichal With the voices of Domien De Groot, Stephanie Cuyt, Eline Hoskens, Niklaas Reinhold, Grace van Lysebetten and Aron Bohdanowicz You can download the entire story on Bandcamp or get it on a USB drive cleverly disguised as a cassette!
The Will of the Woods - Episode 1
The Witch Hunter podcast is now the Audio Epics Podcast! Today we present to you the first episode of The Will of the Woods! I've mentioned before that this is my favourite story. It's a fairy tale for all ages, so it's very different from Witch Hunter. The story takes place in a world called the Infinite Woods, a place where the trees never end, inhabited by elves, talking animals and strange creatures... The Will of the Woods was written by Domien De Groot Directed by Eline Hoskens Music by Peter Van Riet Additional music by Vincent Pichal With the voices of Domien De Groot, Stephanie Cuyt, Eline Hoskens, Niklaas Reinhold, Grace van Lysebetten and Aron Bohdanowicz You can download the entire story on Bandcamp or get it on a USB drive cleverly disguised as a cassette!
Witch Hunter Chapter Eleven
The Eleventh Chapter of the Witch Hunter Saga! In the chapter called "Domina", dire circumstances force Lady Hoskiv to rethink her views on magic. Meanwhile, the true nature of The Black Sickle is revealed in the depths beneath Sevenpeaks... The entire Witch Hunter story is available on tape with lots of extras (it's not really a tape but a USB flash drive that looks like a tape).You can get it as a download (also with a lot of extras) and even as a novel (both in print and as an e-book).
Common storytelling mistakes
In this episode, we LITERALLY explode talking about common writing mistakes and we beat outselves up over our own flaws and neurotic compulsions. Things mentioned in this episode: Frasier Futurama Rosetta The Big Lebowski 3rd Rock from the Sun The Name of the Wind The Lightning Thief Septymus Heap Castaway Pirates of the Caribbean Malazan Book of the Fallen The Stormlight Archive Mistborn Merlin Star Wars Doctor Who The Giver The Hobbit People mentioned in this episode: Brandon Sanderson Patrick Rothfuss Steven Erikson Lois Lowry J.K. Rowling
Humor in storytelling - Storytelling podcast #6
Last week we delved into a topic related to horror, so this week we decided to go in the completely opposite direction and explore comedy. Somehow, we still couldn't avoid talking quite a bit about horror, too. Eline admits that her favorite moment in comedy is a puking scene and Domien is shocked by all the vulgarity these days. Movies/shows/books/games mentioned in this episode: Music & Lyrics The Wedding Singer Team America: World Police Scary Movie Epic Movie Monkey Island Space Quest Divinity: Original Sin Goat Simulator Mr. Bean Blackadder In De Gloria Life Is Beautiful Monty Python The Room Wrong Turn The Hills Have Eyes Hostel The Strangers The Human Centipede Aliens The Lord of the Rings Red Dragon The Silence of the Lambs People mentioned: Hugh Grant Adam Sandler Drew Barrymore Louis de Funès Rowan Atkinson Wim Helsen Bill Bailey James Cameron
Bizarre story elements in kids' TV shows - Storytelling podcast #4
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
The Sidekick
If you've got someone by your side whom you can kick, then you've got a sidekick. Sounds like fun! So in this episode, Eline and Domien explore some of the famous sidekicks throughout storytelling history, what types of sidekicks there are and how they function in a plot. We talk about henchmen, volleyballs, passive-aggressive space aliens and there's some gushing over The Lord of the Rings. So sit back and enjoy the ride! Sidekicks mentioned: Sancho Panza Doctor Watson Snowy Robin Samwise Gamgee Obélix Mr. Spock Chewbacca Jar-Jar Binks C-3PO R2D2 Luigi Princess Peach Harley Quin Buzz Lightyear Pikachu Syndrome Kif Waylon Smithers Navi Muchu Abu Rajah Pascal Mini-Me Patrick Star Wilson Donkey Dory Ron Hermione Crabb & Goyle Iago Diego Merlin Folkrin Rudolf Bauknecht Captain Elsenbach Types we've identified: Fairy companion Kid sidekick Coward Animal companion Comic relief Conscience Henchman Assistant Apprentice Roles for a sidekick: Providing cynical commentary Giving pep-talks to the hero(ine) Becoming the future villain Getting rescued by the hero(ine) Screwing everything up so the hero(ine) can fix it Being the loyal friend Providing a useful skill Speaking for the audience Having someone to explain the plot or the lore to Providind a viewpoint perspective on the main character  
Prophecy & Destiny - Storytelling podcast #7
Since the ancient days, it has been foretold that we would do this episode. We talk about the role of prophecy and destiny in storytelling, which turns out to be huge. We also spoil the ending of almost every movie ever made. Get cozy with a nice cup of tea and an apocalyptic vision of impending doom and enjoy the Audio Epics Storytelling Podcast with Domien and Eline! Movies/shows/books/games mentioned in this episode: The Matrix Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Harry Potter Smallville Merlin Dune Maleficent The Smurfs The Terminator Doctor Who About Time Final Destination The Time Machine Minority Report King Kong Superman The Planet of the Apes The Passion of the Christ Titanic The Hunger Games
Storytelling in tabletop roleplaying games - Storytelling podcast #3
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.  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  
Audio Epics news!
In this episode, Domien talks about the latest developments in the world of Audio Epics.  We mention the book version of The Beast of the Western Wilds, which you can find on Amazon. We also talk about the CD versions of Witch Hunter and The Will of the Woods. Both can be ordered from our website and from our manufacturer, Trepstar. There is also mention of the epic fantasy audio drama Ancestry by our pal Dayn. It's available on YouTube.
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Mar 5th, 2016
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Feb 27th, 2019
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