“Study to be wise,” states Horace. Can creative writing be taught, and can we trace the first MFA program back to 1st century Rome? In the latest episode of The Drunken Odyssey podcast, John King and I discuss our 2nd ancient tome on the craft of storytelling, Horace’s Ars Poetica. Our lively banter delves into tangential topics such as dissecting the gore and decadence in narrative via the context of Shakespeare’s King Lear and MacBeth, Medea, ExcaliburGame of Thrones and more.