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

Barry Temple

In this week’s episode, I talk to animator Barry Temple about his extraordinary professional experience in show business. We cover career highlights like The Mouse and His Child, Ralph Bakshi's animated version of The Lord of the Rings, and the arc of Disney animation in the 1980s (from Don Bluth's defection to the renaissance of Disney filmmaking). We discuss the role that perseverance and adaptation play in a successful career, and what it is like to create animation before a theme park audience.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

The Mouse and His Child

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Black CauldronWho Framed Roger RabbitRoller Coaster RabbitThe Little Mermaidbeauty beast posterThe_lion_king_poster

Mulan

 

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On April 15th, check out this amazing fundraiser for Exodus United at The Geek Easy.

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In this week’s episode, I talk to Gary Evans, Brian Crum, and Adam Watson of The Intoxicators about writing music, working collaboratively, fast tempos, and staying fired up!

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Easter Eggs on Halloween
I Dreamed the Best PartThe Intoxicators JTTCOTE


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In this week’s episode, I talk with the poet Ephraim Scott Sommers.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

The Night We Set the Dead Kid On Fire

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Litlando 2017 will take place on March 25th at The Gallery at Avalon Island. Buy tickets now here.

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Check out Ephraim's music here.

Come to Ephraim's book launch, if you are in Orlando.

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Episode 219 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

In this week’s episode, I share a recording of Loose Lips, the monthly current events literary thing hosted by the inestimable Tod Caviness, with special guests Josh Dull, Racquel Henry, Darlyn Finch Kuhn, and me.

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In this week’s episode, I talk with the poet Ashley Inguanta, plus Daniela Chamorro writes about how Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street changed her life.

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In this week’s episode, I talk with Vanessa Blakeslee about E. L. Doctorow's Creationists.

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This week’s episode is an eclectic mix of poetry, fiction, and an interview on the subject of the American presidency. This show features Jennifer Berne, Shawn McKee, Karen Best, Christopher Booth, Jeremy DaCruz, & Lauren Camp.

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On Monday, February 27 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, at Bookmark It in The Lovely, Vanessa Blakeslee will lead a discussion of Sinclair Lewis's It Can't Happen Here.

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This week features our 5th annual Erotic Poetry Night, featuring...

  • Naomi Butterfield
  • Ephraim Scott Sommers
  • Diane Turgeon Richardson
  • Wilson Santos
  • Stephanie Rizzo
  • Brian Downes
  • Rachel Kolman
  • Lisa Roney
  • Madison Strake Bernath
  • & your host, John King.
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In this week’s episode, I talk to the novelist and memoirist Tom McAllister about structuring long-form fiction, the mystery of love, the addictive horrors of football, and other important matters.

 

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Follow Bookmark It on Facebook to learn more about Brave New Book Club, which is led  by Vanessa Blakeslee.

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In this week’s episode, I talk to the novelist and memoirist Lily Brooks-Dalton.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

good-morning-midnightmotorcycles-ive-lovedgood-morning-midnight-rhyswide-sargasso-sea

NOTES

According to Buzzfeed, Roxanne Gay has pulled her forthcoming book, How to Be Heard, from Simon and Shuster.

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