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


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.

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Title: 421: Didier Ghez!

421: Didier Ghez!

May 23rd, 2020

This week I talk with Disney historian Didier Ghez about the joys of research and forging one's own path as a historian. Go to Episode

420: Tom Papa!

May 15th, 2020

This week I talk with comedian, actor, sourdough aficionado, and essay writer, Tom Papa! TEXTS DISCUSSED   Go to Episode

419: Mike Oronato!

May 9th, 2020

  On this week's show, I speak with Mike Onorato, Vice President of Publicity at Smith Publicity, about how publicity works behind the scenes for writers,… Go to Episode

418: A Discussion of Joseph Campbell's Hero with 1,000 Faces

May 2nd, 2020

  Vanessa Blakeslee and I discuss the classic of comparative mythology, Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces. While this is a work of scholarship… Go to Episode