I am happy to talk to podcast critic Kevin Wan from Tea in the Sahara about  Ominous Thrill.
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Jeff Schmidt is not just a sound designer; he is a storyteller whose canvas is the auditory realm. His debut podcast 'Ominous Thrill' is a gritty, full-cast anthology series that delves into the dark corners of the human psyche. In this Tea in the Saraha episode, host Kevin Wan uncovers the layers of creativity and passion that fuel Jeff's work.

From his early days in broadcast radio to his impressive work on video games like Diablo III and World of Warcraft, Jeff has always been drawn to the intersection of sound and narrative. The discussion takes us through his transition into podcasting, where he found a vast field of experimentation and creative freedom. With 'Ominous Thrill,'’ Jeff has crafted a space to unfurl his artistic vision without constraint.

You’ll hear a candid look at the challenges and triumphs of indie podcasting. Jeff's reflections on the indie space are particularly poignant, highlighting the importance of community and the courage to pursue one's art. His insights into character development and story construction are invaluable for anyone interested in the craft of podcasting or storytelling in general.

The episode also delves into the nuances of sound design, with Jeff sharing his philosophy on creating immersive audio experiences that serve the story first and foremost. His dedication to authenticity, especially in scenes pushing the envelope, is admirable and enlightening.

As you listen to Jeff Schmidt's journey, you can't help but be inspired by his dedication to his craft and his willingness to explore new territories in audio fiction. 'Ominous Thrill' is a testament to what can be achieved when creativity meets technical expertise.

If you're a fan of audio dramas, horror thrillers, or just great storytelling, this episode of 'Tea in the Sahara' is a must-listen. Perhaps you'll find the inspiration to start your own creative venture. Who knows, the next great podcast could be yours.