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This has been a busy podcast summer for our authors — in August they recorded and posted three new episodes of Who The Hell Are We? (WTHAW), the audio podcast about identity, books and (usually) cocktails — with more shows on the way! Today co-host Melanie posted a short episode where she describes the origin of her book based on the real-life Alice who inspired those delightful adventures in Wonderland. Learn more about the story behind the story of Melanie Benjamin’s historical novel, Alice I Have Been in today’s BONUS episode!
The WTHAW podcast’s most-recent full episode is called I Facebook, Therefore I Am. In that conversation Edward and Melanie discuss some of the choices they’ve made when talking about themselves on social media. They also share some entertaining behind-the-scenes adventures from their author book tours — along with a brief list of books by other authors on living the writing life.
Earlier episodes you might have missed: In A Drawer Darkly, and Circus Peanut Race Cars. The former touches on the topic of unpublished manuscripts (with several funny stories) and the latter is about Edward and Melanie’s complicated personal relationships with food, including references to books about food that they’ve enjoyed.
It’s very likely there’s a recent WTHAW conversation that you simply must hear!
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If you’ve been following Edward Kelsey Moore lately you know he’s a co-host along with author Melanie Benjamin on the new podcast, Who The Hell Are We?. In the past few weeks they’ve released several new podcast episodes: Books, Movies and a Rough Crossing ~ and ~ Road To Chicago.
In Books, Movies and a Rough Crossing our hosts discuss a bit of their writing process: how seeing a scene in their mind’s eye (as if it were a movie) has brought more depth to the words they put on their manuscript pages. Later, they share memories of movies they saw years ago that made them want to write books, and each of their favorite books that became movies. AND their favorite books ABOUT movies! Also you’ll hear the tale of the $200 cab ride, and a very funny recounting of Melanie’s voyage to England on board the luxury liner, The Queen Mary. This episode is 46 minutes of very interesting conversation!
Their most recent episode is Road to Chicago, a deep dive into the life experiences that brought these two authors to “The Windy City” and how the similarities and contrasts of Indiana and big-city Chicago helped shape who they have become. This episode also includes a puking sibling story, plus invisible black people! (A warning to parents — a cuss word gets used twice near the end.) This episode runs 52 minutes. Enjoy!
BUT WAIT, there’s more… Our authors have also recorded some short, BONUS episodes, wherein they individually share with you behind the scenes details about some of their novels. In his bonus, Edward describes how the idea for The Supremes At Earl's ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT came to him, and in her segment Melanie gives insider info on the real-life Blanche Auzello, the main character of Melanie’s recent book, Mistress of the Ritz. More bonus episodes are coming! The bonus segments are less than 10 minutes each.
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Some mornings you grapple with the alarm, and after a few unfocused moments you ask yourself: What’s going on today? Who will I see? What decisions will I make? And as you roll out of bed that adds up to: Who am I today? Multiply all that by the billions of people who lurched awake and asked themselves the same things and you’ll have a bigger question: Who the hell are we? Authors Melanie Benjamin and Edward Kelsey Moore take on the bigger questions (in tasty, bite-sized episodes) with their recently launched podcast, Who The Hell Are We? And they liven up the conversation with entertaining stories, references to good books (plus frequent cocktails).
If you haven’t listened to this free podcast then you are missing out — two new episodes have launched this month — with more on the way!
In Write What You Know? Melanie and Ed discuss these most-often-repeated words of advice for authors. PLUS Ed's dramatic bus ride to the Great Wall of China! (51 minutes)
In Indianapolis Death Tour Ed and Melanie discuss an excellent book by an AIDS epidemic survivor and talk about their experiences, including some blast-from-the-past details of the wild 1980s in Indianapolis (ever heard of strip club star “Chesty” Morgan?). (44 minutes)
Available now from the major podcast services (iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, etc) search for Who The Hell Are We? by its name — and look for the cover art with Edward and Melanie’s faces. Once you find it you can stream or download each episode — and don’t forget to Subscribe to the podcast to receive new episodes a couple of times each month! The Who The Hell Are We? podcast is free — so enjoy!!
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Anyone in the Chicago area this Thursday, can come and enjoy a Live conversation and meet Melanie Benjamin and Edward Kelsey Moore in person at The Book Stall in the north suburb of Winnetka, from 6:30 - 7:30pm. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for more details.