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

On this week’s show, I talk to the essayist and novelist Chuck Klosterman,

Chuck Klosterman

Plus John McCaffrey discusses Leo Durocher's Nice Guys Finish Last.



I Wear the Black Hat

Downtown owl

Killing Yourself to Live


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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When I complained that Britney Spears was in Esquire back in the early paleolithic days of 2004, I confess I didn't dwell sufficiently on what Chuck Klosteman's article said about her cognitive dissonance, although his words were competing with Britney Spears's anatomy at the time.


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:

Debbie Gibson

Led Zeppelin

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.

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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 1:22am EDT