Episode 54 - David Gates: Part 5


In the final part of David Gates' episode of Writing Life, we begin by exploring the question of religion that we failed to address in Part 4. 'I am not a religious person. I am to some degreee obsessed with it.'
From there we move to:

  • American gospel songs and the transcendent
  • Gates' links to The Mayflower ('he was the first man hanged in the New World')
  • 'It's an interest I have cultivated to make myself interesting'
  • Gates on Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton (from 2015)
  • David Gates' writing life - pen or computer?
  • 'When I am desperate, I will pretty much try anything'
  • Gates on the internet
  • (finally) does music help or hinder?

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