The Who The Hell Are We? podcast welcomes special guest-author Christina Baker Kline to discuss her just-published novel, The Exiles. Ms. Baker Kline is the author of Orphan Train, a New York Times #1 Bestseller. In her new book, readers will be shipped to nineteenth-century Australia along with young Evangeline, who becomes exiled there. Though Australia had been home to Aboriginal people for more than 50,000 years, the British government in the 1840s considered its new colony uninhabited and unsettled, and viewed the natives as an unpleasant nuisance: many of them are forcibly relocated and their land seized by white colonists. Christina Baker Kline brilliantly recreates the beginnings of a new society in a beautiful and challenging land, telling the story of Australia from a fresh perspective, through the experiences of Evangeline and the women of different backgrounds and races who become part of her new world. While life in Australia is punishing and often brutally unfair, it is also, for some, an opportunity… for redemption, for a new way of life, for unimagined freedom.
Join podcast co-hosts Edward Kelsey Moore and Melanie Benjamin in welcoming their guest, Christina Baker Kline for the -free- episode, It’s Pub Day!!, their behind-the-scenes exploration of The Exiles. To hear this lively conversation in you browser window (on Apple Podcasts, no sign up needed) click here, then click "Play" on the episode. To learn more about Who The Hell Are We? or podcasts in general, use the More Info button for a brief description on how to hear this episode, and all the other episodes -free- using your favorite podcast app.
Edward Kelsey Moore, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Supremes At Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat, and Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of Mistress of the Ritz, have been busy writing (of course) and also sharing conversations together — that you can listen in on! The podcast they co-host, Who The Hell Are We? has been posting a new episode each week during these months(!) when we (in Illinois) have continued to Shelter In Place. And our hosts have A LOT to say about all of that (much of it humorous). They also share their thoughts on a truly wide range of other topics, and in recent weeks have added a show segment on marvelous old movies from the 30s and 40s, with behind the scenes tidbits and occasional industry gossip about each one! Recent films they’ve had their say with include: Sunset Boulevard (this current episode), Born Yesterday (last week), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, Funny Face, and more! If you’re not yet a subscriber follow this link to find out (briefly) about podcasts, and how to subscribe -- free! OR… go ahead and listen to the latest podcast episode (free!) by clicking the “PLAY” arrow> on the page here, OR on this page. You can also leave comments, and your 5-star ratings!
A note to parents: there is the occasional cuss-word in some recent podcast episodes.
Authors Edward Kelsey Moore and Melanie Benjamin are keeping their wits about them during the pandemic by getting together (online) for wide ranging conversations several times a week — and you can listen in! Who the Hell Are We? is an ongoing, free podcast hosted by these two bestselling authors, who have a lot to say about their lives and also a few things to say about books that they are reading.
Mel and Ed have shared two special “Shelter In Place” episodes this week, with more to come in the days ahead! Some of the recent ideas discussed have been: Re-dicovering crafts (remember crafts?) that amused and entertained Edward in the past, and Melanie can’t stop herself from enjoying word puzzles. Also movies and books that are lifting their spirits. And, of course, America’s most pressing concern… toilet paper!
Note to parents that there can be an occasional cussword in some recent episodes — these are challenging times!
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