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

Hosted ByJohn King

Join author John King for eclectic interviews with writers from a variety of genres, including fiction writing, poetry, memoirs, and journalism. From literature to genre writing to the movies, all writing is up for discussion. In particular, The Drunken Odyssey features discussion of all aspects of the writing process—not just the published manuscript, pristinely presented to the entire literate world, but also the scrawled notes and tortured drafts that lead writers there. In long-form interviews, writers discuss their process and the way that writing has influenced their lives. Besides this interview, each episode also features a short memoir essay from a writer about a beloved book, plus John King responds to listener’s questions and observations about the writing (and the drinking) life.

All Episodes

Episode 531: Loose Lips July 2022!

This week, I am happy to present a bootleg edition of the Loose Lips reading series, hosted by Dianne Turgeon Richardson and Tod Caviness, with readings by Rachel Kolman, Samantha Nickerson, moi, Holly Tavel, and Brian Crimmins.

530: Jamie Hecker!

On this episode, I speak with Disney historian Jamie Hecker about the relationship Walt Disney and the Disney Company have had with Washington D.C.

529: Kathryn Harlan!

On #529, I speak with fiction writer Kathryn Harlan about her debut collection, Fruiting Bodies.

528: A Discussion of Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends, with Rachael Tillman!

On #528, Rachel Tillman and I discuss Conversations with Friends, Sally Rooney’s debut novel. TEXT DISCUSSED

257: Mixtape 16: Sobering up the Muses

526: Rochelle Hurt!

On #526 I talk to poet Rochelle Hurt about her latest book, The J Girls: A Reality Show.

525: Brynne Rebele-Henry!

On #525, I talk to Brynne Rebele-Henry about divinity, sexuality, and historical imagination in her extraordinary latest collection of verse, Prelude.

524: Yeoh Jo-Ann!

On #524, I talk to Yeoh Jo-Ann, the spring 2022 resident of the Kerouac Project of Orlando, about her novel, Impractical Uses of Cake, proper otter behavior, the role of agency in happiness, cat envy, teaching Shakespeare to teenagers, and the…

523: Aaron Angello!

In this week’s episode, I talk to Aaron Angello about his new book, The Fact of Memory: 114 Ruminations and Fabrications, the creative benefits of daily ritual, writing (cough) early in the morning, David Lynch, the mysteries of the word and, and…

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