If you want a coherent, normal episode, this isn’t the one for you. We’re all over the place as we discuss a wide range of topics. Enjoy the insanity!
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!