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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.

 



Recent Articles
 
 Holiday Guide - December 12, 2019
 Traditions keep friendships on track for Milwaukee-to-Chicago train commuters
 Seven times a day, the Amtrak Hiawatha departs from Milwaukee to Chicago. By the time the railcars reach Illinois, dozens of Wisconsinites - most from the Milwaukee area - have already settled in for their 89-minute commute to work. And sometimes, on the way back, they party.
 
 Holiday Guide - December 12, 2019
 Unique boutique: Oniomania
 Oniomania opened 15 years ago and continues to offer arty, handmade gifts in West Allis.
 
 Sports - December 9, 2019
 The Milwaukee Does breathed life into the future of pro women's basketball
 Exactly 40 years ago today about 30 women found themselves playing the first all-female, professional basketball game in Milwaukee in a new league called The Women's Professional Basketball League.
 
 Music - December 8, 2019
 Puddles Pity Party croons and clowns around
 Puddles Pity Party - featuring Puddles the Clown - performs at Turner Hall Ballroom on Sunday, Dec. 8. Bring your hankie.
 
 Holiday Guide - December 7, 2019
 John McGivern: Milwaukee's nicest and naughtiest teller of holiday tales
 "More Holiday Tales with John McGivern" is a 90-minute, one-man performance that wraps up a limited seven-show run at Northern Lights Theater this weekend.
 
 Dining - December 6, 2019
 Holiday hidden gem: Balistreri's Bluemound Inn
 Balistreri's Bluemound Inn is a welcoming spot that's worth a stop any time of year, but it's particularly wonderful during the month of December.
 
 Bars & Clubs - December 5, 2019
 New York Times writer names Goodkind cocktail one of 2019's best
 Robert Simonson, the drinks writer for the New York Times, released his list of the 10 best cocktails for 2019 earlier today on his website, Punch (punchdrunk.com), and Goodkind's Pira Pira cocktail was at the top of the list.
 
 Holiday Guide - December 2, 2019
 St. Nick's: a merry Milwaukee tradition
 The observance of St. Nicholas Day - often just called "St. Nick's" - lands on the short list of primarily-in-Milwaukee occurrences like Bloody Mary chasers, candy raisins and the word "bubbler." It takes place tomorrow night!
 
 Holiday Guide - December 2, 2019
 Merry OnMilwaukee Bucket List: Miller Valley Holiday Lites
 For the 16th year, Miller Brewing Company transforms the valley into a festive sea of lights. "Lite Up The Valley" begins Friday, Dec. 6 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 21.
 
 Marketplace - December 1, 2019
 That time when Milwaukeeans thought Cabbage Patch Dolls would fall from the sky
 The Christmas Cabbage Patch Kid Craze of '83 is still talked about today. So is the prank by two popular Milwaukee DJs.
 


Recent Podcasts
 
Arts and Entertainment - April 16, 2010
 Molly, Kramp and Adler warm up your mid-April weekend
Molly, Kramp and Adler warm up your mid-April weekend
Length: 00:07:29
 
Arts and Entertainment - November 13, 2009
 Molly talks the weekend with Kramp and Adler
Molly Snyder Edler joins FM 102.1's Kramp and Adler to talk about the weekend.
Length: 00:06:13
 
Arts and Entertainment - October 23, 2009
 Molly, Kramp and Adler fall back into this autumn weekend
he fall activities continue this weekend with harvest festivals, haunted houses and the start of Halloween-filled fun. Here at OnMilwaukee.com, we're closing down Murray Avenue for a festival of art, music and food on Saturday or you can opt to make the short drive north to Kohler for a weekend filled with fall themed activities. You'll find costumes and Halloween fun at Boo Fest in the Milwaukee Public Market, Family Fun Fest at the Racine Art Museum or Family Fun day at the Harley-Davidson Museum. The Bucks continue with their last preseason game and the Admirals take to the rink for one of this season's first battles.
Length: 00:07:01
 
Arts and Entertainment - October 9, 2009
 Molly, Kramp and Adler warm up for this chilly fall weekend
Fundraisers, concerts and spooky scenes dominate Milwaukee's calendar this weekend. Lend your support by running Al's Run/Walk for Children's Hospital or doing the AIDS WALK Wisconsin and then fill your stomach at Empty Bowls Milwaukee. Miley Cyrus, "Spring Awakening," Ron White, Peter Mulvey, Codebreaker and comedian Paul Mooney all appear on stage, and the Milwaukee Book Festival hosts authors for readings and discussions at several area bookstores.
Length: 00:09:06
 
Arts and Entertainment - September 4, 2009
 Molly, Kramp and Adler warm up your Labor Day weekend
Labor Day might fall a little bit later this year, but that doesn't mean Milwaukee is skimping on the celebration. For everyone staying in town for the weekend, there's plenty going on to keep you busy. Enjoy block parties on Milwaukee Street and Water Street for the Milwaukee Rally, on Martin Luther King Drive for the MLK Street Jam and BBQ or in Walker's Point for the NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series.
Length: 00:06:13
 
Arts and Entertainment - August 7, 2009
 Kramp, Adler and Andy preview State Fair's opening weekend
A new music festival in the Third Ward, the big "Milwaukee's Top Model Search" finale at Bradford Beach, Moody Blues, Collective Soul, "Rockerbox" in Riverwest, outdoor movies all over town, "Beer City Tattoo Convention," Arab World Fest, "Morning Glory Craft Fair," the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, "The Phantom of the Opera," a forecast that's saying temperatures in the 90s, oh and a little thing called the Wisconsin State Fair. Get it on, Milwaukee. The great Milwaukee weekend is here, and it's jam packed! No worries, though, the famous OnMilwaukee.com Weekend Preview has you covered.
Length: 00:07:47
 
Arts and Entertainment - July 31, 2009
 Kramp, Adler and Molly walk you through this weekend's events
After last weekend's jam-packed offerings, the city takes a quiet break this weekend with fewer activities and an overall calmer feeling. Anyone searching for a good mix of music, art and entertainment can try catching the end of the EAA Air Show in Oshkosh or the last days of "Downtown Employee Appreciation" on Thursday and Friday. See actors live at the Times Theater or check out the Van's Warped Tour at the Marcus Amphitheater on Thursday. Don't miss out on Jaime Foxx and Crosby, Stills and Nash, who are in town, too.
Length: 00:03:17
 
Arts and Entertainment - June 26, 2009
 Kramp, Adler and Molly preview your Summerfest-filled weekend
This weekend is all about Summerfest. The Big Gig hits the lakefront with live music, festival food and plenty of activities for the whole family. But if you're looking for something other than outdoor live music, Milwaukee's got you covered. See professional street racing at its best with the Downer Classic on Saturday.
Length: 00:07:40
 
Arts and Entertainment - May 1, 2009
 Slide into May with Molly, Kramp and Adler
If you're looking for music, Willy Porter, The Killers and Flight of the Conchords are all in town with local shows sure to live up to their name. Need more? The International Pop Overthrow Festival stages dozens of local and regional bands all in one weekend. A drag show at Alverno or Ghostwalk with the Holler House are two city firsts you won't want to miss.
Length: 00:08:29
 
Arts and Entertainment - April 24, 2009
 Molly, Kramp and Adler warm up this mid-April weekend
Earth Day carries over into the weekend with events for individuals and families all weekend long. Look to the Urban Ecology Center, Washington Park and state parks for activities and volunteer opportunities to get your hands dirty. Both Milwaukee NARI and Rummage-o-Rama recycle local goods to help your neighborhood and your wallet.
Length: 00:08:17