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

Chelsea Alice and Rebecca Makkai talk about diversity in novels, breaking genre conventions, student-teacher relationships, and how motherhood is represented in literature.

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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 4:21pm EDT

On this week's show, I talk to novelist Jack Houghteling about Modernism, football, and the literary value of gangster movies, among other important topics.

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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:37pm EDT

On #593, I speak with the poet Ryler Dustin about creating new forms of sanctification and representing rural landscapes with familiarity without fetishizing or satirizing the setting. We probably digressed into a discussion of David Lynch's Twin Peaks.

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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:07pm EDT

On today’s show, I speak with Dan Lauer about memoirs, Spalding Gray, depression, the glorious bygone culture of video stores, the less glorious culture of Hollywood, and other matters of dark interest.

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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 3:13pm EDT

On today’s show, I speak with comedian Greg Proops about his new comedy album, French Drug Deal, the way time passes when sober and writing scripts and novels, the perfection of Charlotte Rampling, and other keen matters of interest to think-o-philes.

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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 10:06am EDT