We are joined by Ash from the Ear Read This Podcast as we discuss some of the most bizarre deaths from the literary world. From getting stabbed in the face to drowning after trying to make love to the moon, there is no shortage of strange deaths on this list.
Today's episode discusses two more stories in Oblivion: Stories by David Foster Wallace. First, we read and discuss his deeply disturbing flash fiction story, Incarnation of Burned Children. This one comes with a trigger warning as the imagery and subject matter are incredibly traumatic. The second story, Another Pioneer, offers a meditation on storytelling, knowledge, self-consciousness, societal evolution, and societal destruction. We cover this complex story and touch upon post-modernism, AI, the burden of knowledge, the breakdown of society, and many, many other things. This might just be our favorite episode of this series!