100 episodes

New York Times Bestselling authors Edward Kelsey Moore and Melanie Benjamin talk about identity, books, and cocktails. Send comments and topic suggestions to melanded@whothehellarewe.com

Who The Hell Are We‪?‬ Edward Kelsey Moore and Melanie Benjamin

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

New York Times Bestselling authors Edward Kelsey Moore and Melanie Benjamin talk about identity, books, and cocktails. Send comments and topic suggestions to melanded@whothehellarewe.com

    BACK TOGETHER AGAIN!!

    BACK TOGETHER AGAIN!!

    After two years of Covid, and two cross-country moves, the band is back together!  Melanie and Ed are watching old movies and dishing on them IN PERSON! This week's movie: ROBIN AND THE 7 HOODS (1964) starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Bing Crosby.

    Mel and Ed make book recommendations with similar themes.
    Send podcast comments and suggestions to Melanded@whothehellarewe.com
    Don't forget to subscribe to the show!

    • 57 min
    LAST (remote) EPISODE!

    LAST (remote) EPISODE!

    Melanie and Ed are reuniting in Chicago in just a few days...the next podcast will not be remote!!
    This week's movie: Who Cares??? It's a good one, but overshadowed by the news that future podcasts will be done with Mel and Ed in the same room!
    Send podcast comments and suggestions to Melanded@whothehellarewe.com
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Going Home!

    Going Home!

    Big news from Melanie! 
    This week's movie: The Ladykillers (1955) starring Alec Guinness, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers,

    Mel and Ed make book recommendations with similar themes.
    Send podcast comments and suggestions to Melanded@whothehellarewe.com
    Don't forget to subscribe to the show!

    • 54 min
    Sweet Smell of Success

    Sweet Smell of Success

    Ed in Chicago, Melanie in Williamsburg, watching old movies and dishing on them! This week's movie: SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1957) starring Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis.  James Wong Howe cinematography!

    Mel and Ed make book recommendations with similar themes.
    Send podcast comments and suggestions to Melanded@whothehellarewe.com
    Don't forget to subscribe to the show!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Best Damn Movie in the History of the World

    Best Damn Movie in the History of the World

    Melanie's first live event in two years, Ed is writing short stories. This week's movie: ICE CASTLES (1978) starring Lynn-Holly Johnson and Robby Benson. Mel and Ed make book recommendations with similar themes.
    Send podcast comments and suggestions to Melanded@whothehellarewe.com
    Don't forget to subscribe to the show!
     

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Stone Cold Sober...A Mistake

    Stone Cold Sober...A Mistake

    Ed in Chicago, Melanie in Williamsburg, watching old movies and dishing on them! This week's movie: SOLOMON AND SHEBA (1959) starring Yul Brynner, Gina Lollobrigida, and George Sanders. Mel and Ed make book recommendations with similar themes.
    Send podcast comments and suggestions to Melanded@whothehellarewe.com
    Don't forget to subscribe to the show!

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

LacrosseMominCT ,

It’s a lot of fun!

I enjoy this podcast a lot! The hosts are a lot of fun and often outright hilarious! The anecdotes they share about their lives sometimes just leave me rolling on the floor! They are obviously wonderful, long-time friends and truly care for each other.
The movies and books they have seen and and read have opened my eyes to new genres and classics I knew nothing about before. I’ve had great fun exploring the movies and books they recommend (or not)!
My only wish is that Melanie would give Edward more time to speak. She’s funny, smart and energetic, but sometimes, Ed can’t get a word in!
For nerds like me, I’m in heaven every time I listen. It’s fun, engaging and a delightful time.

RedDogCake ,

Like cocktails with friends

Thanks for letting us eavesdrop on your weekly fun! The best conversations are about the personal and their writing. It is a fun hour.

Inatay630 ,

Hanging with friends

These two are so fun to listen to. Their conversations take the same twists and turns as mine do with friends. Interrupting each other to make a joke then inevitably “where were we...”? Just fun.
I like hearing about the movies they’re watching and how they tie it to books.
Spoiler alert... they spare no details when they rehash a movie. 😉

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