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

In this week’s episode, I interview novelist and memoirsit Joanna Rakoff,

Joanna Rakoff
Photo by David Ignaszewski

and then talk once again with the poet Tony Hoagland,

Hoagland, Tony (Ann Staveley)
Photo by Ann Staveley

plus Brittany McIntyre writes bravely about how a book I never expected to learn more about changed her life.


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Carlton Melton's "Country Ways" accompanied Brittany McIntyre's essay.

In Orlando, come hear me, Kimberly Lojewski, Robert Metcalf, and Tiffany Razzano read at There Will Be Words on January 13th.

Learn more about J. Bradley's love poem workshop at the Orlando Public Library here.

Check out the dreamy surf rock of The Bambi Molesters.

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This week’s episode got a bit out of hand. Jared Silvia tells me that, for legal reasons, this needs to be called a radio play.

John Santa

Anyway, I talk to Santa, have an interview you have to hear to believe--maybe you still won't believe it--plus

Melissa Crandall and Holly

I replay Melissa Crandall's personal essay about A Christmas Carol.


Pre-order Nathan Holic’s new novel, The Things I Don’t See, here for only $6.

The Things I Don't See

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In this week’s episode, I interview author and editor Jaquira Díaz.

Jaquira Díaz


15 Views of MiamiRead Jaquira Díaz's "Cami" at Story South.

Read Jocelyn Bartkevicius's "Out of the Garden" at The Missouri Review.

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Pre-order Nathan Holic's new novel, The Things I Don't See, here for only $6.

The Things I Don't See

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_130.mp3
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In this week’s episode, I present a rambunctious reading honoring Repeal Day, which I think might be one of the twelve days of Christmas.

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The Drunken Odyssey All Stars on this occasion included Dianne Turgeon Richardson, Tod Caviness, Anna King, Jared Silvia, Sam Slaughter, Danita Berg, Matt Peters, Teege Braune, and Vanessa Blakeslee.

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