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


This week is a live show: Horror Movie Poetry Night III. The Drunken Odyssey All Stars were Glendaliz Camacho, Curtis X. Meyer, Stacy Barton, Jim Driggers, Shawn McKee, Jared Silvia, Whitney Hamrick, Teege Braune, & your host, John King.

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Episode 229 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 return to Jesse Bradley’s Halloween installment of his prose reading series, There Will Be Words.

Jesse Bradley, Karen Best, Shawn McKee, Teege Braune, John King, & Jared Silvia.
Erik Deckers

Plus a final performance from The Terrible Mr. Sundrop.

Mr Sundrop




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On this week’s show, I present a quartet of readings from HP Lovecraft: "The Beast in the Cave," "The Tree," "Beyond the Wall of Sleep," and "From Beyond."

Our readers are Chris Booth,

Chris Booth

Elise McKenna, and Tom Lucas.

Elise & Tom Lovecraft Roundtable




This episode is a companion to Episode 227, a roundtable discussion of Lovecraft.

If you like this show's readings, check out the previous literary reading episode, 123, on the year without a summer that spawned the ghost story contest between Lord Byron, the Shelleys, and Dr. Polidori.

If you are near Orlando on October 19th, come to Horror Movie Poetry Night 3.

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In this week’s episode, I and my inestimable guests have a fine conversation about Lovecraft and his bizarre tales and his rather strange life and his exceptionally unfortunate opinions

The participants included Elise McKenna, Tom Lucas,

Elise & Tom Lovecraft RoundtableJulian Chambliss,

Julian Lovecraft Roundtableand Dianne Turgeon Richardson.

Diane Lovecraft Roundtable

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An author photo can look unintentionally scarier than the horror book cover sometimes.



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In this week’s episode, I talk to poet Vidhu Aggarwal,

vidhu-aggarwalplus Adelia Johnson writes about Ned Vizzini's It's Kind of a Funny Story changed her life.

adelia-johnsonTEXTS DISCUSSED


Check out my essay, "There, But," in the latest issue of Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine.

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