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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 • 22 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

    1946, 2021

    1946, 2021

    Melanie and Ed discuss Pride Month and THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946) Starring Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, and Harold Russell.

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    HUGS!

    HUGS!

    Melanie and Ed meet for hugs...REAL HUGS!  This week's movie is Stage Door (1937) starring literally *everyone*. 

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Special Guest Renée Rosen!

    Special Guest Renée Rosen!

    Melanie and Ed host author Renée Rosen to discuss her latest novel, THE SOCIAL GRACES, which throws back the curtain on one of the most remarkable feuds in history: Alva Vanderbilt and *the* Mrs. Astor’s notorious battle for control of New York society during the Gilded Age. 

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    • 51 min
    Trippy! (and *another* cold open)

    Trippy! (and *another* cold open)

    Ed contemplates adding a new family member; Melanie talks about entering the post-covid restaurant scene; Both forget next week's special guest. This week's movie discussion topic is The Boy Friend (1971), starring Twiggy and Tommy Tune. Mel and Ed recommend books about "backstage."

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Subtitles, People!

    Subtitles, People!

    Ed is gardening, Melanie's brain is not functioning, both reminisce about drive-ins. This week's movie is TO SIR, WITH LOVE (1967) starring Sidney Poitier. Mel and Ed recommend books with a similar theme.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Podcast Al Fresco

    Podcast Al Fresco

    Melanie broadcasts with a live audience as Ed begins planning for the gardening season. Mel and Ed discuss FOR ME AND MY GAL (1942) starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, George Murphy and recommend books about WW I and Vaudville. 

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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 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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