For today's show, we're reaching into the archives to bring you an interview with David Stuart MacLean. When we talked to David, it was way back in 2012 and his book wasn't coming out until January 2014. Now it's March and the book is out. Time is so mysterious.
In this update of the episode, you'll also hear a short clip from a lovely and haunting song called "The Platform" by musician Rayna Gellert. The song is inspired by David's story. Willy has been listening to Rayna's album Old Light quite a lot lately, and he highly recommends that you listen to it a lot, too.
David Stuart Maclean is a PEN/American award-winning writer. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, The New York Times, and on the radio program This American Life. He has a PhD from the University of Houston and is a co-founder of the Poison Pen Reading Series. His memoir The Answer to the Riddle is Me was published in January 2014. The New York Times, in a review of his memoir, called MacLean "an exceedingly entertainin