The Drunken Odyssey with John King: A Podcast About the Writing Life

On this week’s program, Julian Chambliss returns to the secret headquarters of TDO so we could share notes about the first season of the new television show of Black Lightning, and consider the context of the classic comic book from the 1970s.

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Black Lightning

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Check out this hysterical assist from Superman!

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Compare Tobias Whale on the CW show (Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III) and his considerably different look in the original comics.

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Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_319.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 4:16pm EDT

On this week’s show, I present the readings from the book release party for Condoms and Hot Tubs Don't Mix.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_318.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 11:30pm EDT

On this week’s program, I talk to novelist Michal A. Ferro about the midwest and Postmodernism and alcoholism and other matters of interest.

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Review The Drunken Odyssey on  iTunes here.

Condoms & Hot Tubs Release Party

If in NYC on June 16th, enjoy Bloomsday at Ulysses Folk House! I wrote a profile about a past year's event here.



Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_317.mp3
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On this week’s program, I talk to the fiction writer, screenwriter, and film director Laura Lee Bahr at the close of her residency at the Kerouac Project of Orlando.

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Condoms & Hot Tubs Release Party

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_316.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 10:33pm EDT

On this week’s program, I talk to the poet Terri Witek.

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I’ll be reading with the other contributors to this awkward sexcapade anthology!

Condoms & Hot Tubs Release Party

Episode 315 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_315.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 11:51pm EDT

On this week’s program, I talk to the novelist and filmmaker, Tom Stern.



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I'll be at two forthcoming events in the City Beautiful.

Laura Lee Bahr will give her farewell readingat the Kerouac House on May 19th at 7:30.

Plus I'll be reading with the other contributors to this awkward sexcapade anthology!

Condoms & Hot Tubs Release Party

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_314.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:09am EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk with Vanessa Blakeslee about Alexander Pope’s Essay on Criticism and twitter and other stuff.

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Pre-order Vanessa's forthcoming short story collection, Perfect Conditions.



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The Strangest Mouse

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_313.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 3:46am EDT

On this week’s program, I talk to poets Gerald Stern and Victor Hernandez Cruz, plus we hear John McMahon's prologue to his work in progress, A Boy from Nantucket.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_312.mp3
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On this week’s show, I talk to M. Evelina Galang about writing about the insistence of history, collaborating with other voices, being inspired by our elders, and conveying the true flux of language.

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Books Discussed

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Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_311.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 11:40pm EDT

On this week’s show, I talk to essayist Chelsey Clammer about the lyric essay, finding humor in trauma, and being honestly surprising.

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Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_310.mp3
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