More Than A Whelan

Mileta Rien

Episode Summary

Episode 19 of More Than A Whelan breaks new ground as for the first time we have not one, but two short radio plays created exclusively for the podcast inspired by our listener creative prompts with special guest scriptwriter, poet, Mileta Rien. Episode 19 of More Than A Whelan breaks new ground as for the first time we have not one, but two short radio plays created exclusively for the podcast inspired by our listener creative prompts with special guest scriptwriter, poet, Mileta Rien.

Episode Notes

Episode 19 of More Than A Whelan breaks new ground as for the first time we have not one, but two short radio plays created exclusively for the podcast inspired by our listener creative prompts with special guest scriptwriter, poet, Mileta Rien.

Sean begins the show reading the song lyrics to the only song he's ever written called Chewing Gum & Wine.

Chewing and Wine.

From your dress to the floor

From the bottle to the door

You never asked for much

Except ‘don’t be poor’

Which I was

And I am.

You put donuts in the salad

Then I told you I had had it

But by the end of a moderately priced Shiraz

We were fucking like rabbits.

Chewing gum and wine

Chewing gum and wine

That was our tale.

Separately spectacular

But together doomed to fail

I went to a Steiner school

You thought that was really cool

You said that you home studied

And learnt Shakespeare in the pool

Which is also cool

Like really

Chewing gum and wine

Chewing gum and wine

That was our tale.

Separately spectacular

But together doomed to fail

You liked wearing pleather

In all kinds of weather.

In the winter that was clever

But the summer was not so kind.

Chewing gum and wine

Chewing gum and wine

It just can’t work together.

But don’t worry baby.

You’ll be fine

You’ll be fine.

You’ll be finnnnnnnne.*

A CHAT WITH SCREENWRITER MILETA RIEN

Sean has a chat with Mileta about her path to becoming a writer and subsequently a screenwriter.

Mileta and Sean read a radioplay called Green Sea Glass, written by Mileta based upon a creative prompt by Penny Waller Ulmer.
The prompt being about a true story left by Penny about collecting sea glass on a beach with her father as a child and then many years later travelling on the same beach and seeing the same green sea glass on the beach. Thank you Penny!

Sean, Mileta and MTAW producer and head honcho of Castaway Studios, Derek Myers are the cast for Sean's radio play inspired by three creative prompts by Penny Waller Ulmer.

Those three prompts are...

  1. If your thoughts think you.
  2. A clogged wishing well.
  3. Red chinese wedding umbrellas.

Thank you so much Penny for all the inspo! You are definitely our muse of the week!

Mileta then tells MTAW all about her new web series 'Keep Me in Mind'. They also discuss the success of TV shows that started out life as web series such as http://thekateringshow.com/ and High Maintenance.

WHELAN & STEALIN'

Mileta reads a passage from the book 'Last Chance to See' by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine.

Sean reads some nihilist dad jokes from McSweeneys.

WORLD OF WHELAN.

And finally for the World of Whelan Sean talks instead about the world of Dan Lee, Castaway Studios stablemate and co-host of What Now. Dan's play Bottomless, is currently on at 45 Downstairs. GO SEE IT!