Caleb opens up the episode by telling us how he almost accidentally killed himself in the gym. Then we get into the heart of the matter with a great conversation about fantasy stories.

We discuss why we don’t read a lot of fantasy, what would make us read more fantasy, and what elements we want or don’t want in our fantasy stories. We also talk a bit about fantasy movies, tabletop games such as Dungeons and Dragons, RPG video games, and Magic the Gathering.

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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