Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today’s guest is writer Rachael Wesley.
As an English teacher who has certainly dabbled with writing for publication, I’ve always been interested in speaking to writers who have pursued the art as a living. I first became aware of Rachael’s writing through Instagram, and the more I dug into her career and her social media posts, it seemed like we had a lot in common but also some very different life experiences. A common thread, of course, is that we both love Phish. It was with this in mind that I asked her to appear on Attendance Bias.
When I saw that she described herself as “an author of creative nonfiction,” I needed to know more. As you’ll soon hear, I’m a huge fan of nonfiction and wanted to know more about this genre and how she takes the factual and turns it into a narrative. What follows is a fun and sometimes deep conversation about literature, about writing, about the difference between facts and truth, and of course, Phish’s performance of “Simple” from August 29, 2014 at Dick’s, which features an amazing jam that bounces around for nearly 25 minutes.
So let’s join Rachael to talk about taking second chances in life, how Phish on Halloween cannot be missed, and how words aren’t needed when your body speaks to you as we discuss Phish’s performance of “Simple” on August 29, 2014 at Dick’s in Commerce City, Colorado.
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