Has PODRE ever been credited with reviving an entire literary genre? No, but our guest today has. Mary Karr, author of THE LIARS CLUB (Viking 1995), two other best-selling memoirs, and five collections of poetry, comes from a long line of legendary storytellers. Mary talks to PODRE about her new memoir-in-progress, her famed childhood with a larger-than-life father, being a single mom in the 80s, and what makes Texas storytellers different. Then, a very special conferring of the Not A Terrible Father In This One Instance Award (NATFITOIA) upon poet, playwright, and gourmand John Harvey.
Julian's favorite podcast, Circle Round, from WBUR Boston, can be found here. But don't forget, PODRE is "also... pretty good."
For our beloved close listeners, yes, the host does claim in the monologue that it's been 12 years since March 12, 2010, when in fact it's now been 13 years since that day when he began his recovery. But what happens when you produce a podcast by yourself is: it takes a while. All special edition collector DVDs of this and future episodes will come with AI-enhanced *years-elapsed technology* to account for those kinds of necessary temporal modifications, including the one in this paragraph.
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