Episode 369 — Chet Weise

   

Chet Weise is the guest. He is the editor and co-founder of Third Man Books, based in Nashville, TN.

Third Man is a young indie press, and if you’ve listened to this podcast for any amount of time, you probably know that I’m a fan of the indies and feel like a lot of our best and most interesting literature is produced on the periphery. Third Man is unique, an offshoot of what started as a record label founded by a major rock star. What are these guys doing out in Nashville? I wanted to know. Chet was kind enough to talk with me.

The monologue involves listener mail and is, to a degree, an extension of the monologue from Episode 366. I read a letter from a listener named Keegan, who has a question involving David Foster Wallace, and then I read a letter from a listener named Clay, who survived a terrible car accident, was severely injured, almost died, and had what he describes as “a flash of liberating brilliance.”