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The Drunken Odyssey with John King: A Podcast About the Writing Life
58 minutes | 3 days ago
467: Ciara Shuttleworth!
In this week’s show, I speak with Ciara Shuttleworth about poetry, telling factions, limerence, running with the Muses, being open to delight, and the importance of daydreaming.
67 minutes | 10 days ago
466: Maxim Loskutoff!
In this week’s show, I speak with Maxim Loskutoff about Montana and the messy importance of setting, the fecund symbolism of reality, and attending NYU's creative writing program.
79 minutes | 18 days ago
465: Samantha Hart!
In this week’s show, I speak with Samantha Hart about her wonderful debut memoir, Blind Pony, Plus I speak with Scott Cunningham about the monthlong poetry festival, O, Miami. Photo by Alexander Ruiz.[/caption]
70 minutes | 25 days ago
464: A Discussion of Allie Brosh's Solutions and Other Problems (with Leslie Salas)!
In this week’s show, Leslie Salas and I discuss Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Halfand Solutions and Other Problems.
67 minutes | a month ago
463: Raphael Cormack!
In this week’s episode, theater scholar Raphael Cormack and I discuss the allure of Arabian music, the revolutionary times in Egypt between the world wars, and the women who dominated Cairo’s entertainment scene in the 1920s and 30s.
70 minutes | a month ago
462: Denise Duhamel!
In this week’s episode, I speak with the poet Denise Duhamel about her latest book, Second Story, how to approach the long poem, the empathy gap in American life, and the Jungian concept of the necessity of play.
71 minutes | 2 months ago
461: Isaac Fitzgerald/Brigette Barrager/Leigh Hobbs!
In this week’s episode, I speak with Isaac Fitzgerald and Brigette Barrager and Leigh Hobbs about children's books.
80 minutes | 2 months ago
460: Gwen Mullins!
In this week’s episode, fiction writer Gwen Mullins and I discuss many, many things from the front of the Kerouac Project of Orlando's porch.
90 minutes | 2 months ago
459: Nicklaus Rupert!
Nicklaus Rupert and I discuss the PhD in Creative Writing, the creative and professional benefits of working for a literary magazine, how working in a cinema house can turn one into a storytelling curmudgeon, and the responsibilities of using the trope of Floridian tackiness.
63 minutes | 2 months ago
458: A Discussion of Lynda Barry's Syllabus, with Leslie Salas!
In this week’s show, Leslie Salas and I discuss Lynda Barry's composition book-inspired musings on art, Syllabus, and how not just craft, but creativity itself is a skill. TEXT DISCUSSED
80 minutes | 2 months ago
457: Ryan Rivas!
Episode 457 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on Apple podcasts, stitcher, spotify, or click here to stream (right click to download, if that’s your thing). In this week’s show, Ryan Rivas talk about small press publishing, book design, and the value of MFA programs. Ryan Rivas by Jared Alan Smith.
50 minutes | 3 months ago
456: Lily-Brooks Dalton!
In this week's show, Janna Benge and I talk to Lily Brooks-Dalton about the experience of having her novel adapted into a prominent Netflix flick, how to enjoy letting a story take a new life with another creator, what the running time of a film means for a film's meaning, what film adaptations can teach a novel writer, and what film and television writing can do for a writer's creative momentum.
56 minutes | 3 months ago
455: Elif Shafak!
In this week’s show, I talk to the novelist Elif Shafak about the importance of the structure of literary novels, the sublime oddity of the mind, how politics deepen literature (so long as politics don’t drive literature), how research itself generates creativity, and how inclusive literature is the richest literature. TEXT DISCUSSED https://youtu.be/KCr8s57hdzY NOTES TDO Listeners can get 20% of a premium subscription to Scribophile. After using the above link to register for a basic account, go herewhile still logged in to upgrade the account with the discount.
54 minutes | 3 months ago
454: Sarah Kuhn!
This week, I talk to the novelist and graphic novel writer Sarah Kuhn about writing about Cassandra Cain for a YA audience, the demographics of fandom, the fun of the depth of the character pool of DC Comics, and collaborating with an amazing artist.
59 minutes | 3 months ago
453: Carolyn Forché!
The poet and memoirist Carolyn Forché discusses elegies, the role of the unconscious in composition, and being willing to avoid plans.
60 minutes | 4 months ago
452: Grace Elizabeth Hale!
This week, I talk to historian Grace Elizabeth Hale about how Athens, Georgia helped launch an indie music revolution with the B52s, REM, Pylon, and other bands, and the art and college scene that spawned them.
70 minutes | 4 months ago
451: A Panel of Debut Poets, with Tommye Blount, Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, & Joy Priest!
This week, I share a Miami Book Fair panel of poets with debut books: Tommye Blount, Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, & Joy Priest!
118 minutes | 4 months ago
450: Tron Legacy Roundtable!
In this week’s episode, I talk with Julian Chambliss, Leslie Salas, Todd James Pierce, and Jeff Shuster about the legacy of Tron Legacy (2010) and Tron (1982) and Tron Uprising (2010) and many other things.
86 minutes | 4 months ago
449: A Very German Christmas Discussion
In this week’s episode, I talk with Vanessa Blakeslee about the excellent new anthology, A Very German Christmas, from New Vessel Press. TEXT DISCUSSED
53 minutes | 5 months ago
448: Peniel E. Joseph
On #448, Dr. Peniel E. Joseph and I discuss the careers of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcom X, and how examining them together reveals the complexities of both of their evolving understandings of American history and politics.
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