Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hell Yeah Homeland.

Sara is a huge Homeland fan. I've known that for years; she's the real reason I watch the show and feel connected to the story. But what I didn't learn until last fall was that she created a whole website  and community around the show. It's called Hell Yeah Homeland

Part of my "preparation" for Sunday night's episode was reading through posts about the season and then listening to a few of the podcasts. I'm consistently impressed by the quality of the writing. Sara and six others host the site. The "six others" was a fairly recent addition and much needed - it is a ton of work! and the additional perspectives have created some interesting and fun dynamics in the conversation. 

Season 6 is almost to the halfway point and things are getting ... tense in Sara's world. While I was visiting, I was privileged to watch her interact with the site and her team members. 

And on Monday, we recorded a podcast. For reals, y'all, it's on iTunes

I listened to it for the first time yesterday and was impressed - not only with the quality of the production (that's all Sara) but also our conversation. You can even hear my needles clicking (finishing up the second of Sara's apartment socks). 

The feedback from the community has been wonderful. 
two of my favorite comments
I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I can't imagine Sara being this passionate and dedicated to anything different.

11 comments:

  1. Oh, Mary! What fun! How cool that you could participate with Sara in a podcast -- see her in action and be steeped in that part of her world. I just love it. XO

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  2. I love to hear about great mother-daughter relationships. Such a blessing.

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  3. I can't listen now, since I am at work, but I'm definitely going to listen. We have been watching Homeland since the beginning. My mom is long gone, but I think it's a show she would have found interesting. Though I'm sure she would have some choice words about Carrie ... ;-)

    Good on Sara for making it such a great thing and a great experience for you.

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  4. This is really so incredible, Mary! Thank you for sharing! I have not yet watched Sunday's episode, but I have queued up the podcast and will listen after I have watched! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. I love that you and your needles are now famous (not that they weren't before)! Sometimes it's difficult to know your kids as adults, especially when they live some distance away, but I'm glad that you have this window into Sara's world. I think it's good for both parent and child to make this effort to understand each other as adults and not just fall back on the default of knowing them so well as children. I've never watched Homeland but now I want to!

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  6. What a great thing to share with your daughter. I am going to listen tonight! I, too have never seen Homeland. It's now in my queue!

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  7. Homeland has been on our "to watch" list for a while. We must get to it! And I can't wait to listen to the podcast. So much fun Mary and Sara!

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  8. Ah! That's so cool!! I can't wait to listen. Love those comments, too. Maybe you'll get to be a guest again somtime. ;)

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  9. Go Sara and Mary, Go! I've yet to listen to the podcast and watch an episode...but, now, it's on my list!
    Cheers~

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  10. How much fun! Possibilities of some future collaborating? And I loved hearing your needles. : )

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  11. This is way cool. We don't have HBO anymore so I haven't seen an episode since Carrie decided the Russians were after her.

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Thanks for the feedback!