Episode 396 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

In this week’s episode, I talk with Vanessa Blakeslee about the new story anthology, A Very Scandinavian Christmas, from New Vessel Press.

A Very Scandinavian Christmas, now out with New Vessel Press.

In our discussion, we manage to talk about yuletide fellowship, hallucinogens, the possibility of St. Patrick’s Day cookies, and other perennial holiday topics.


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Check out Vanessa and I talking about A Very Italian Christmas last year, or she and I talking about A Very French Christmas back in 2017.