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

In this week’s episode, I chat with the classicist and translator, Emily Wilson, whose translation of the Odyssey feels both superbly magical and contemporary.

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The Odyssey


Check out this new funky, psychedelic audio soundscape project featuring Brian Turner, Ilyse Kusnetz, and Jared Silvia, among others.

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Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_323.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 4:27pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I chat with the actor Sean Pratt, who is approaching his 1,000th audiobook reading. We talk about breaking into voice work, how to read non-fiction, the audiobook of Infinite Jest, and many other things.

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Check out Sean's websiteto learn about his voice coaching and webinars.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_322.mp3
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In this week’s episode, I talk with Vanessa Blakeslee about E. M. Forster's Aspects of the Novel as my copy of it crumbled and dissolved. I defend the honor of Henry James at great length.

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Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_321.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:05am EDT

On this week’s program, The Drunken Odyssey enjoys perhaps its final Bloomsday live show, and its perhaps final visit to The Gallery at Avalon Island.

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Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_320.mp3
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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
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:57am EDT

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.



My Vanishing Twin


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