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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With more than a dozen podcast episodes already available for listening (anytime -and always free!), the Who The Hell Are We? podcast team realized the world needed a Special Episode: featuring 10 items *each* that New York Times Bestselling authors Edward Kelsey Moore and Melanie Benjamin wanted you to know about -their Favorite Things!
But wait!! There’s more… Because this IS a special Extended Holiday episode of the ongoing podcast it required the best (loudest), most-festive atmosphere to put everyone in a GREAT holiday mood — why not record it LIVE at a place with beautiful decorations and great food and drinks —at the iconic Miller’s Pub in downtown Chicago! Plus everyone was able to enjoy Miller’s signature holiday cocktail: the warm and delicious Tom and Jerry! In fact, pub manager NickolasC sits down with our intrepid hosts to describe the 80+ year Miller’s Pub history of this drink and share details on the tasty ingredients. You can hear about that, and info on some of the many holiday events taking place in and around Chicago, plus the lists of Favorite Things, all on this Who The Hell Are We? podcast — available now (and anytime) for free!
Cheerful Holidays and Happy New Year to all from Edward and Melanie!
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Miller's Pub Manager NickC talks with Ed and Melanie.
As the Midwest weather shifts to colder and wetter, authors Edward Kelsey Moore and Melanie Benjamin, co-hosts of the podcast Who The Hell Are We? (WTHAW), discuss gathering around the fire for Storytelling, also an episode entirely about the famous and controversial Gone With The Wind, and the heartwarming topic of iconic Houses which figure prominently in books and other entertainment media. Snuggle up and listen in on Edward and Melanie... whenever you want!
The most recent episode of the WTHAW podcast is titled: Houses in Literature, Movies, and TV, and features the authors talking about their ideal dream houses (who would expect that Ed wants to live in the Addams Family mansion?) and memorable houses from several favorite books. Melanie and Ed have a good laugh over looking at “real estate porn” and later they speculate on why people who are happily settled still imagine themselves living someplace else… Along with a charming story or two about their own experiences with houses and real estate.
Other recent podcast episodes were: Storytelling, and We Need To Talk About "Gone With The Wind". In the first of these Edward and Mel explore their own process as writers with storytelling, and how a book can sometimes lose its narrative momentum. A couple of books are mentioned that have unusual storytelling structures — and some novels, like Gone With The Wind and To Kill a Mockingbird, which involve major social issues (like racism). The storytelling topic was an inspiration to our authors, they followed it with a separate Gone With The Wind episode to discuss that book and film at length.
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