Sun, 28 July 2013
Episode 59 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature, is here!
On this week’s show, I talk to the fiction writer Alissa Nutting,
Plus Graham Liddell talks about reading What is the What.
Margaret Atwood has penned a libretto about the life of Pauline Johnson, according to The Guardian.
Booksmatter has reposted Jonathan Lethem's essay "The Squandered Promise of Science Fiction."
Sun, 21 July 2013
On this week's show, I talk to the poet Philip Raisor,
Plus Melissa Crandall brings us some Xmas in July!
Sat, 13 July 2013
On this week’s show, I share a Functionally Literate event I participated in back in May with Monica Wendel and Philip Deaver.
Sat, 6 July 2013
On this week’s show, I talk to the essayist and novelist Chuck Klosterman,
Plus John McCaffrey discusses Leo Durocher's Nice Guys Finish Last.
On July 9th, Mattew Peters will read prose at There Will be Words in Downtown Orlando.
See our kickstarter campaign to travel to Weeki Wachee Springs to interview Lu Vickers about Florida literature and the world famous Weeki Wachee mermaids. We reached our goal on day 1, but we welcome your continued contributions to keep the show going strong!
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On May 14th, 1988, Atlantic Records held a 40th Anniversary Concert during which, in my infallible opinion, and it pained me to say this, Debbie Gibson outplayed Led Zeppelin. Want to disagree? Watch the footage:
For the record, Jason Bonham was drumming, although I don't this Hindenburg of a performance can be blamed on him.
According to a Times profile, Alice Munro is retiring.
According to The Guardian, Neil Gaiman is writing a new Sandman series.