Fri, 28 February 2020
Episode 408 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on Apple podcasts, stitcher, spotify, or click here to stream (right click to download, if that’s your thing.)
This week, my occasional co-host, Vanessa Blakeslee, and I discuss Paul Fussell's entertaining treatise, Class: A Guide Through the American Status System. While this is clearly not a craft book, a sociological understanding of the American class system can add layers to your characterization, or so John found when he discovered this gem back in the early 1990s. Paul Fussell (1924-2012) possessed a gorgeously sardonic wit when not hiding in academia.
Someday John will own a sailboat, and become truly, deeply, fatally lost, and happy.
Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_408.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 9:25pm EDT
Sat, 22 February 2020
This week, I talk to my friend and colleague Nathan Holic about his new novel that is a true epic of our hometown (Orlando), Bright Lights, Medium-Sized City.
Nathan Holic at an undisclosed location in Orlando, without a beer.
This is Nathan's 8th appearance on TDO!
Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_407.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 11:59am EDT
Sat, 15 February 2020
This week, I talk to my friend and colleague Amy Watkins about becoming more systematic about submitting work, and about conceiving of book-length projects of poetry.
Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_406.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 3:47pm EDT
Sat, 8 February 2020
This week, I talk to my friend Corwin Moore, who is a comic and comedy writer.
Our proposed topic of discussion was the greatness of Richard Pryor, which we cover at length in a conversation that took many turns.
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Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_405.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT
Sat, 1 February 2020
This week, I talk to my friend, and Orlando's poet laureate, Susan Lilley!
Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_404.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 3:04pm EDT