100 episodes

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.

For more information, see our website at www.thedrunkenodyssey.com.

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

    • Arts
    • 4.9, 68 Ratings

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.

For more information, see our website at www.thedrunkenodyssey.com.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

Colorado Carnivore ,

"And don't swallow the worm".

I listen to dozens of shows about the writing life. Only 3 really excite me when I see a new episode has been uploaded. TDO is one of them. Specifically, I enjoy John's tone, the connections he makes with the guests, the "vibe" of the show, and the undercurrent of humor that comes from John not taking any of it too seriously. Cheers!

Hdurhdjdj176474 ,

Bingeworthy and useful

I really like this podcaster's style (educated but accessible and conversational) -- it's a really great to listen to for motivation, and even just general writing advice. Some episodes I've listened to more than once; on days I've set aside for writing, I feel like I've been more efficient and inspired when I've let this podcast play in the background. Highly recommended

D J Rout ,

A Deep Dive into Writing

The two best things about this podcast are the range of writers and writing realtd people Dr King nterviews, and his sense of humour. If you're sitting in front of your laptop agonising over that nascent mot juste, taking a few hours out of your week and finding out that many other writers have had the same problem can really cheer you up, and Dr King's interview style - delivering a dissertation followed y a question mark' - asks the questins you'd ask if you were in your own Secret Headquarters.

The craft discussions (usually with Ms Vanessa Blakeslee) provide insights and inroads to the actual craft involved in rattling the keys until you get some sense out of them, and recommends books I've actually dug out the ol' VISA and paid for - one of only two podcasts to do so. A podcast that can get me to spend money is one well worth your time - and worth sponsoring, too.

Finally, it is the 'drunken' odyseey, and that adjective always make me feel a little warmer, cosier and as if I am surrounded by friends. Dr King may be (temporarily, I hope) off the sauce, but he can reminisce about simultaneously (adverb) drinking and writing as good as Raymond Chandler ever did.

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