For anyone who missed the extraordinary evening at the Miller High Life Theatre with Michelle Obama on March 14, here's a chance to hear a version of the discussion she had with moderator-for-the-evening Conan O'Brien.
Listen to it here on Earwolf, a comedy podcast.
Obama has different moderators almost every discussion during the remainder of her "Becoming" book tour. Some Milwaukeeans were skeptical about the cocky funnyman moderating such an earnest, honest and important discussion, and even Obama herself said she was "cautiously optimistic" about O'Brien.
But O'Brien was nothing short of wonderful. A few funny quips, yet very sincere, engaged and clearly a huge Michelle fan.
Michelle Obama is on her "Becoming" book tour through May 12. Here are her remaining stops and the moderators:
March 19 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center (Sam Krass)
March 21 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena (Robin Roberts)
March 22 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place (Robin Roberts)
March 24 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome (Jimmy Kimmel)
April 9 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena (Rachel Ray)
April 10 – Stockholm, SE @ Ericsson Globe (Phoebe Robinson)
April 11 – Oslo, NO @ Oslo Spektrum (Phoebe Robinson)
April 14 – London, UK @ O2 Arena (Stephen Colbert)
April 16 – Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Arena (Isha Sesay)
April 17 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome (Isha Sesay)
May 3 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre (Varlerie Jarrett)
May 4 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena (Phoebe Robinson)
May 10 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center (Jessica Williams)
May 11 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena (Gayle King)
May 12 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium (Stephen Colbert)
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.