Episode 550: Jonathan Ames!
Episode 550 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download. On this week’s program, I talk to the fiction writer and former memoirist Jonathan Ames. TEXTS DISCUSSED NOTES TDO listeners can get 20% of a premium subscription to Scribophile. After using the above link… Continue reading
Aesthetic Drift #24: On Steven Moffat’s Dracula
Aesthetic Drift #24 by Michael W. Merriam On Steven Moffat’s Dracula I often resent television. I feel better compensated for my time when I listen to audio drama or read books. When I saw there was a new Dracula series on Netflix, I knew I’d only want to see it if somehow Steven Moffat had… Continue reading
The Curator of Schlock #280: Maybe I’ll Come Home in the Spring
The Curator of Schlock #280 by Jeff Shuster Maybe I’ll Come Home in the Spring Sally Field and David Carradine don’t mix. Tired of Summer Blockbusters? I know I am. I’m tired of movies that value pyrotechnics over pathos, slapstick over wit, and Rodan over Rodin. Not on this blog! I want movies that teach… Continue reading
What’s Right About That Fan Petition to Rewrite Season 8 of Game of Thrones
What’s Right About That Fan Petition to Rewrite Season 8 of GoT by John King Probably like you, I’ve seen a lot of online posts that begin, “I haven’t seen Game of Thrones, but—” or “I stopped watching GoT, but—.” I am not going to summarize the show for those unfamiliar with it. There is… Continue reading
Pensive Prowler #10: Honing in on Audrey Horne
Pensive Prowler #10 by Dmetri Kakmi Honing in on Audrey Horne Twin Peaks was a revolution — a revolution that spawned an icon: Audrey Horne. Viewers who experienced Twin Peaks when it first appeared were touched for life. It was like a sickness or a revelation. They never saw the world through the same eyes… Continue reading
Episode 233: A Craft Discussion About David Foster Wallace’s “E Unibus Plurim: Television and U.S. Fiction” with Vanessa Blakeslee!
Episode 233 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 David Foster Wallace’s “E Unibus Plurim: Television and U.S. Fiction.” TEXTS DISCUSSED Read David Foster Wallace’s 1993 essay “E Unibus Plurim: Television and U.S. Fiction” here. Episode… Continue reading
Episode #210: Ron Cooper!
Episode 210 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 interview fiction writer and philosopher Ron Cooper, plus I chat with actor Jeremy Palko, who many of you might recognize as Andy from season 6 of The Walking Dead. TEXTS DISCUSSED… Continue reading
Like a Geek God #15: The Legend of Korra Season Two (A Post Mortem)
Like a Geek God #15 by Mark Pursell The Legend of Korra Season Two: A Post Mortem Sequels can be tricky. Many times, the attempt to preserve the spirit of the original object while also striking out in a new direction leads to one of two extemes: transcendance, or catastrophic failure. Aliens, The Godfather: Part… Continue reading
The Curator of Schlock #19: The Santa Trap
The Curator of Schlock #19 by Jeffrey Shuster What is Stacy Keach doing in a made-for-TV Christmas movie? In The Santa Trap, Shelly Long plays Molly Emerson, a wife and mother whose family have moved to the southwestern United States. I’m assuming that’s southern California. The movie starts out with scenes of golfers in Santa… Continue reading
The Curator of Schlock #18: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
The Curator of Schlock #18 by Jeffrey Shuster I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus You know you’re not doing well when the Christmas movie you’re watching for your weekly blog makes the Christmas movie reviewed for last week, The Night They Saved Christmas, look like a minor masterpiece. But you have a duty to present… Continue reading
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