John King earned a PhD in English from Purdue University in 2003, and an MFA in fiction writing from NYU in 2010. His work has appeared in Gargoyle, Palooka, Turnrow, Bachelor Pad Magazine, The Newer York, and others. He has been a reviewer of books for The Literary Review and theatrical performances for Shakespeare Bulletin. Check out his publications.


When The Drunken Odyssey is open to guest pitches, please mind the following:

  • TDO is a podcast about the writing of literature, with forays into history, philosophy, comedy, film, and television. On rare occasions, we cover horror and science fiction. We also like especially weird writing. If you are promoting a straightforward romance or self-help book, TDO is not a good fit.
  • The host invites guests onto the show based on the strength of the book the author has written. If a publicist sends a long list of subjects a guest can cover, then that publicist hasn’t demonstrated an understanding of The Drunken Odyssey’s content. A brief discussion of the book is all that’s needed or wanted.
  • Because the host must read the books of potential guests, the reading pipeline is considerable. If you are hoping to have an interview coincide with a book’s release, getting in touch very early is key.

Contact: thedrunkenodyssey@gmail.com.


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3 responses to “About”

  1. […] The Drunken Odyssey with John King was begun as a forum to discuss all aspects of the writing process, in a variety of genres, in order to foster a greater sense of community among writers. Hosted by John King. […]

  2. You went and done it. You went and followed Uncle Bardie’s Stories & Such. You are now one of Uncle Bardie’s Band of Merry Followers. Just so you know, Uncle Bardie’s a hoot, and he’s got quite a few whoppers in his bag of stories. Some funny, some not so funny. But all told for your entertainment. Thank you for following his blog.

  3. […] 12. The Drunken Odyssey – A Podcast About the Writing LifeAuthor John King interviews a large pool of writers from a “variety of genres, including fiction writing, poetry, memoirs, and journalism.” The podcast is dedicated to strictly writing and discusses all types of writing from literature to movies. The episodes also cover various aspects of the writing process including manuscripts and writing influences. The podcast 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. If you are looking for a podcast that indulges you into various forms of writing then you must check out The Drunken Odyssey. […]

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