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

 

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Episode 213 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 a joint production of The Drunken Odyssey, The Functionally Literate Reading Series, and the In Between Series: an experimental show called The Pink Fire Revue.

This featured the musicians John Curtis, Derek Duda (Dudagruv), Jared Silvia (Pressurewave), and visual artist Ginger Leigh (Synthestruct),

Jared Silva

and the writers, namely myself,

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Nicole Oquendo,

Nicole Oquendo

Mary McGinn,

Mary McGinn

Tod Caviness,

Tod Caviness

&, by proxy, The Terrible Mr. Sundrop.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

Patchen BooksNOTES

Bright Light BooksIf you like in the city beautiful that is Orlando, do check out Bright Light Books, my favorite local used book store, especially for their overstock sales every Saturday.

Brighlight Books OC


Episode 213 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_213.mp3
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In this week’s episode, I interview fiction writer and humorist Erik Deckers,

Erik Dekkers

plus Emma Atkinson reads her essay, "The Little Maybe."

Emma Atkinson

TEXTS DISCUSSED

No Bullshit Social MediaBranding YourselfI Never Promised YouNOTES

Follow Erik's humor columns here, his professional blog here, or on twitter.

MSND NYCT 1Check out Chuck Cannini's review of New York Classical Theatre's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

 

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_212.mp3
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In this week’s episode, we have a roundtable discussion of Hunter S. Thompson.

The participants included Geoffe Benge, Frank Messina, Josh Dull, Shawn McKee,

 

HST Roundtable Fun
Geoff Benge, Frank Messina, Ashley Inguanta, Josh Dull, and Shawn McKee.

 

and Dianne Turgeon Richardson.

Dianne Turgeon Richardson HST Roundtable
Dianne pre-recording her bit. Notice the placement of tambourine.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

HST Hells AngelsHST The Great Shark HuntHST Fear and Loathing 2The Curse of Lonohunter thompson better than sex

The Rum DiaryHey Rube

 

 

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_211.mp3
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In this week’s episode, I interview fiction writer and philosopher Ron Cooper,

Ron Cooper

plus I chat with actor Jeremy Palko, who many of you might recognize as Andy from season 6 of The Walking Dead.

Jeremy Palko
Jeremy Palko is the more handsome fellow on the right.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

 

Gospel Of The Twin

So Pretty

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_210.mp3
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In this week’s episode, I share a recording of the latest live performance of The Drunken Odyssey All Stars, in The Ink Show.

TDO LOGO Ink Show

This performance included your humble host,

John King

Teege Braune,

Teege Braune

Nicole Oquendo,

Nicole Oquendo James King
Nicole with the tattoo artist, James King.

Mistie Watkins,

Mistie Watkins

Adrian Alexander,

Adrian Alexander

Stephanie Rizzo,

Stephanie Rizzo

Tom Lucas,

Tom Lucas

and Amy Watkins.

Amy Watkins

NOTES

Infinite thanks to Beyond Ink Tattoos in Winter Park.

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Listen to the powerful surf rock of The Intoxicators.

The Intoxicators 2

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Pen and Ink

Generation of Swine

Moby Dick

 

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_209.mp3
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In this week’s episode, I interview fiction writer Mark Leyner,

Mark Leyne David Plakke Media NYC, 2015
Photo by David Plakke Media.

plus Catherine Carson writes about how Kelly Groome's I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl changed her life.

Catherine Carson PhotoTEXTS DISCUSSED

Gone with the Mind

The Sugar Frosted Nutsack

Et Tu Babe

Let's Play Doctor

War Inc

I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a GirlNOTES

The music accompanying Catherine Carson’s essay is “Wingspan” by Carlton Melton, from their album “Photos of Photos.”

Check out the music of The Tequila Worms.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_208.mp3
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In this week’s episode, I interview the novelist and poet Jeffrey Ethan Lee,

Jeffrey Ethan Lee

plus Heather Whited reads another travel memoir essay, "Masada."

Heather Whited 2

TEXTS DISCUSSED

The Autobiography of Somebody Else

Invisible Sister

Identity Papers

 

 

NOTES

  • Check out Jeffrey's first appearance on TDO, back on Episode 111.
  • The Pink Fire Revue is a Modular Collective Art event on June 4th at 7pm at the Gallery At Avalon Island.  Poetry by John King, Nicole Oquendo, Tod Caviness, and Mary McGinn. Visualizations by Synthestruct. Improvised electronic music by Jon Curtis, Dudagruv, and Pressure wave. The Pink Fire Revue is presented by Functionally Literate, The Drunken Odyssey, and The In-Between Series. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Follow The In Between Series here.oad.
Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_207.mp3
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In this week’s episode, I share a recording of latest Best Of show in Jesse Bradley’s prose reading series, There Will Be Words, in which I was a reader, along with Tom Lucas, Jared Silvia, and Karen Price.

TWBW Jesse
J. Bradley. Photo by John King.
Photo by Shawn McKee.
John King. Tom Lucas is at crotch height. Photo by Shawn McKee.
Tom Lucas. Photo by Shawn McKee.
Tom Lucas. Photo by Shawn McKee.
Jared Silvia. Photo by Shawn McKee.
Jared Silvia. Photo by Shawn McKee.
Karen Price. Photo by Shawn McKee.
Karen Price. Photo by Shawn McKee.

NOTES

If you live in the City Beautiful, that is Orlando, come see me collaborate with others in The Pink Fire Revue on Saturday, June 4th.

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In this week’s episode, I talk about Wallace Stevens's "The Noble Rider and the Sound of Words" with Vanessa Blakeslee,

Vanessa and John 2

Plus Tom McAllister reads his essay, “A Brief History of World Travel, Part 1: Notes on Portland Maine.”
 Tom McAllister

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Stevens LoA

Bury Me in My Jersey

NOTES

Check out The Two Cities Review, as well as its podcast.

Two Cities Review

If you want to read Tom McAllister's “A Brief History of World Travel, Part 1: Notes on Portland Maine,” go here.

Check out my review of Book Fight, or Book Fight itself.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_205.mp3
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