We start the episode by talking about our awful writing output and cool narrative structures. Then we get into an open discussion on why we think people are so drawn to heroes and stories about overcoming obstacles. 

We also discuss the adventure story and why we think people like reading about epic adventures that could never really happen but wish would. 

IRC #12: Oblivion Part Three Drunken Pen Writing Podcast

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!  
  1. IRC #12: Oblivion Part Three
  2. #103: We Need To Be Honest With You
  3. IRC #11: Oblivion Part Two
  4. DBS #67: We’re Dying Here
  5. IRC #10: Oblivion Part One

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