On this week's episode of Why Here queer pop idol Jake Shears joins hosts Tristan McAllister and Benton Whitley to talk about his journey, his love of Dolly Pardon, what Elton John said once said to him and what he wishes he'd have known when he first found fame.
A liberal arts degree guarantees you nothing, besides a sense of entitlement and the nerve to think that you could somehow start a critically acclaimed podcast. Enter Why Here, a show independently produced and hosted by Tristan McAllister and Benton Whitley, two millennials and constant over thinkers who have spent their adult lives learning how little they actually know about the world around them. What manifests is a narrative as much about origin as it is about finding a destination. Through cultural commentary and interviews with friends and strangers the two uncover the complicated and inspiring stories that led us all here.