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 11: August 19, 2012 (Interview Mitchell S. Jackson, Essay by Robert Kingett)

On Episode 11 of The Drunken Odyssey, John talks to Mitchell S. Jackson, plus Robert Kingett discusses William Wordsworth, and John answers mail.

Episode 10: August 11, 2012 (Interview with Laren McClung, Essay by Claude Clayton Smith)

On Episode 10 of The Drunken Odyssey, John talks to the poet Laren McClung, plus Claude Clayton Smith discusses John Updike, and John answers mail.

Episode 9: August 5, 2012 (Interview with Lisa Claire Roney, Jaroslav Kalfař, Essay by Krista Graham)

On Episode 7 of The Drunken Odyssey, John talks to Lisa Roney and Jaroslav Kalfař about films again), plus Krista Graham discusses Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield, and John answers mail.

Episode 8: July 28, 2012 (Interview with Ashley Inguanta, Essay by Randall Burling)

On Episode 8 of The Drunken Odyssey, John talks to Ashley Ingaunta, plus Randall Burling discusses Roger Corman’s Edgar Allen Poe films, and John answers mail.

Episode 7: July 21, 2012 (Interview with Lisa Roney and Jaroslav Kalfař, Essay by Alise Hamilton)

On Episode 7 of The Drunken Odyssey, John talks to Lisa Roney and Jaroslav Kalfař, plus Alise Hamilton discusses Francesca Lia Block’s Dangerous Angels, and John answers mail.

Episode 6: July 14, 2012 (Interview with Jaroslav Kalfař, Essay by Debbie Weaver)

Episode 6 features an interview with Jaroslav Kalfař about Stephen King’s On Writing, and Debbie Weaver discussing Cheryl Strayed’s iWild, plus listener mail.

Episode 5: July 7th, 2012 (Interview with Monica Wendel, Essay by Olivia Kate Cerrone)

On Episode 5 of The Drunken Odyssey, John talks to the poet Monica Wendel, author of the chapbook Call it a Window, plus Olivia Kate Cerrone discusses The Watcher in the Woods, and John answers mail.

Episode 4: June 30th, 2012 (Interview with Kevin Crawford, Essay by Adam Michael Walk)

On Episode 4 of The Drunken Odyssey, John talks to the Shakespearean actor/director/scholar Kevin Crawford, plus Adam Michael Walk discusses Gravity’s Rainbow, and John answers mail.

Episode 3: June 24th, 2012 (Interview with Lisa Claire Roney, Essay by Vanessa Victoria Volpe)

On Episode 3, John interviews the fabulous Lisa Claire Roney, plus Vanessa Victoria Volpe discusses Deborah Landau’s The Last Useable Hour.

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