We discuss Haruki Murakami’s short story, Charlie Parker Plays Bossa Nova, from Murakami’s collection First Person Singular. We talk a bit about music and the benefits of writing while listening to certain music.
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!