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

On this week’s show, I talk to the memoir writer David Sedaris,

David Sedaris

plus Pamela Skjolsvik discusses David Sedaris’s Me Talk Pretty One Day,

Pamela Skjolsvik
and Adriana Lecuona writes about Ursula K. Le Guin's "Those Who Leave Omelas."

Texts Discussed

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

Me Talk Pretty One Day

The Unreal and the Real Volume 2


Sedaris autograph
David's inscription in my copy of Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim.
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On this week’s show, I interview my friend, the poet Monica Wendel, who is in residency at The Kerouac House,

Monica Wendel Imprint Show

Photo by Ashley Inguanta

plus Chelsey Clammer writes about Marya Hornbacher’s Madness.

Chelsey Clammer

Texts Discussed

The Dharma Bums

On the Road

No Apocalypse



Two great Orlando events are coming up this week:

1. On Wednesday, May 22, 7 PM, the fiction writer Colin Winnette will be reading in the sOFT eXPOSURE reading series.  Get details here.

2. On Saturday, May 25th, please come to Monica’s farewell reading at The Kerouac House.  Get details here.

See the Glossary’s Film of David Foster Wallace’s This is Water.

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Episode 48 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing, literature, and drinking, is here!

On this week's show, I interview the fiction writer Dylan Landis

Dylan Landis

plus the poet Eleanor Lerman writes about Leonard Cohen's Spice Box of Earth.

Eleanor Lerman

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_48.mp3
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Episode 47 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing, literature, and drinking, is now available.

This week, it's a great live event!



If you live in Central Florida, come to the next event in Jared Sylvia's Functionally Literate series, despite the fact that I am reading there.

Functionally Literate

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