caffeine-withdrawal-day-5Frank does the unthinkable for this podcast. He goes for 7 days without any caffeine, and then not only functions, not only attends his normal writing group, but he somehow manages to also speak coherently into the recorder in order to bring you this podcast. He should be lauded, he should be commended, he should be regarded as a hero. Or something.

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Relevant links and show notes:

Caffeine Cessation
Subconjunctive Hemorraging
Caffeine Withdrawals
Austin City Limits
The REAL Writing Group on
Follow me on Twitter
Yasunari Kawabata
Blade Runner


Music provided by radiotimes and admiralbob77 of Liner provided by the amazing Lady Anarchy, Ms. Amanda Billyrock.

Posted by Frank Marcopolos

Frank Marcopolos founded "The Whirligig" literary magazine in 1999, which has been called "a landmark, demonstrating the power of the literary underground." It has been said that "you get this true lion-roaring sense that Editor Frank Marcopolos knows what he likes, and how to read, and how to publish, and he has guts, and eats insects on Wheaties with bleach." His long-form fiction has been reviewed with such praise as "thorough-goingly entertaining" and "highly readable...recalls the style of Michael Chabon or John Irving. A literary gem that should not be missed." A broadcasting-school graduate, his unique literary-audio work has been featured in movie trailers, scholastic environments, and on YouTube, with one of his audiobooks achieving over 100,000 "views" there.


  1. FrankMarcopolos 18 October 2013 at 12:41

    KingWenclas Then again, you’ve always been contrarian.

  2. FrankMarcopolos Sometimes I hate things I like 🙂

  3. FrankMarcopolos 13 October 2013 at 20:20

    LiterateLatham Yes, and I consider that a true miracle indeed.

  4. LiterateLatham 13 October 2013 at 20:06

    FrankMarcopolos Yeah, it came out ok. You didn’t yawn once.

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