Book Vs Movie Podcast

Book Vs Movie Podcast
Book Vs. Movie is the podcast that ponders the questions: “Which was better…the book or the movie?”
Vs Movie “The Hunger Games” (Replay)
Apr 19 • 51 min
The Book Vs. Movie podcast finally takes on the Suzanne Collins’ classic 2008 novel The Hunger Games and compare it to the 2012 movie—both smash hits. We were a little scared to take this on as the trilogy as it has some very fervent fans. But the Margos…
Vs Movie “The Haunting of Hill House”
Apr 14 • 53 min
The Margos take on a listener-suggested episode—The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson and boy did we have fun with this gem of a novel and film! (Not the 1999 remake, however)
Vs Movie “Bridget Jones’ Diary” (Replay)
Apr 7 • 44 min
The Margos go way back to their 20-something youth to discuss the lovely and talented Renee Zellweger and her most celebrated role as Bridget Jones. In this episode, we talk about author Helen Fielding’s background and how her friendships influenced the…
Vs Movie “Brokeback Mountain”
Mar 31 • 55 min
The Margos are back with a new episode suggested to us by a listener—Brokeback Mountain. You didn’t know it was based on a short story written by Annie Proulx and appeared in the New Yorker in their October 13, 1997, issue. It won the National Magazine…
Vs Movie “Silver Bullet” (Stephen King Bonus Mini EP)
Mar 28 • 35 min
Get your 80s on with another amazing Stephen King bonus ep as we are lucky to have Patrick Bromley of the F This Movie podcast join us once again.Patrick is not only a big-time Stephen King fan but he actually owns a copy of the original Cycle of the…
Vs Movie “Murder on the Orient Express” (2017) Film Review
Mar 23 • 27 min
Hooray for another movie review episode! This past November the Margos covered “Murder on the Orient Express” and we were asked online why we did not cover the Kenneth Branagh-directed film in that particular show. Well, the answer is simple, we only talk…
Vs Movie “The Prestige”
Mar 16 • 51 min
Abracadabra! The Margos get a little magical in this listener-suggested book to movie adaptation that features sleight of hand, lots of dead birds, women in jeopardy and a twist ending you either did or didn’t see coming a mile away.
Vs Movie “The Social Network” (Replay)
Mar 2 • 59 min
In this episode, the Margos discuss the Ben Mezrich book “The Accidental Billionaire” that was published in 2001 and compare it to the 2010 classic film directed by David Fincher (our fourth Fincher adaptation!)
Vs Movie “Gone Girl”
Feb 23 • 61 min
The Margos take on one of the most contested and debated films of the past books AND movies of the last few years— Gone Girl. If there was ever a story that was picked apart, praised, maligned and worshipped more than the 2012 novel by Gillian Flynn we…
Vs Movie “Hidden Figures” Replay
Feb 16 • 53 min
The Margos finally get another Margot on the show when we discuss the book to movie adaptation of Margot Lee Shetterley’s Hidden Figures. Discussed are the differences between the book and the film (which was adapted from the 55-page book proposal and not…
Vs Movie “Mudbound”
Feb 9 • 56 min
Welcome back to a new episode of Book Vs. Movie! This week, we are talking about the book/movie Mudbound which was written by Hillary Jordan (her debut novel) and directed by Dee Rees (Pariah, Bessie) who also co-wrote the adapted screenplay. The Margos…
Vs Movie “Postcards From the Edge” (REPLAY)
Jan 31 • 59 min
The much beloved and missed Carrie Fisher won a Grammy Award this year for her audiobook The Princess Diarist so the Margos decided to replay one of their favorite episodes. Postcards From the Edge is Fisher’s first novel and the 1990 Meryl Streep/Shirley…
Vs Movie “Girl Interrupted (New Intro)
Jan 28 • 65 min
Are you ready to learn a whole lot about Borderline Personality Disorder? You better damn well be because the Margos sure did after reading Girl Interrupted and man we just LOVE this book and movie discussion!
Vs Movie “Gerald’s Game”
Jan 17 • 38 min
Hooray for another Stephen King bonus ep and yippee for all of us that Deana Marie of the Twisted Philly podcast is joining in for the fun, breezy discussion about a book that one of us likes WAY more than the other and the really cool Netflix adaptation!
Vs Movie “The Cider House Rules”
Jan 9 • 52 min
Finally! The Margos have been asked to cover John Irving ‘s The Cider House Rules many times so we decided to tackle it during the coldest winter known in the U.S. for ages. Here we discuss the interesting career of Irving and how he adapted his own…
Vs Movie “Auntie Mame” Replay
Dec 29, 2017 • 59 min
The Margos decided to celebrate the holiday season by honoring the most joyful book/movie they have covered yet—“Auntie Mame!” They compare and contrast between the 1955 Dennis Patrick novel and the 1958 classic movie starring the incomparable Rosalind…
Vs Movie Podcast “A Christmas Carol”
Dec 22, 2017 • 56 min
The Margos continue their holiday celebrations with the all-time classic “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. There have been hundreds of adaptations on the theme of Scrooge and is ultimate salvation but only one features stop motion animation and Jim…
Vs Movie Podcast (Replay) “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
Dec 15, 2017 • 51 min
The Margos get into the holiday spirit talking about the all-time holiday favorite “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss. In this episode, we explore the differences between 1957 children’s classic book and the two filmed properties of it (the…
Vs Movie Podcast “The Exorcist”
Dec 8, 2017 • 67 min
The Margos get a little spooky before the holiday season with the 1971 novel The Exorcist written by the very interesting William Peter Blatty. Based on a true-ish story about a boy possessed by a demon in the 1950s Blatty changed some of the key details…
Vs Movie Podcast Bonus Ep “Firestarter”
Dec 1, 2017 • 51 min
Margo D. is joined in this bonus mini-episode with Chris Smith of The Dorking Out Show podcast to talk about one of the earlier Stephen King adaptations Firestarter. Smith listened to the book and they both watched the movie and decide which they like…
Vs Movie “Murder on the Orient Express”
Nov 26, 2017 • 86 min
The Margos put their detective hats on and get all old-timey in this new ep talking about the number one fiction author of all time Agatha Christie and the 1974 Sidney Lumet classic Murder on the Orient Express. So what are the similarities and…
Vs Movie REPLAY: Fight Club
Nov 17, 2017 • 53 min
The Margos get all aggro in this episode of Book Vs. Movie podcast after two years of fans begging us. The hitch? We recorded this 4 days after the 2016 Presidential Election—fun! In this episode we discuss: The author’s interesting background and the…
Vs Movie “The Princess Bride”
Nov 10, 2017 • 56 min
Inconceivable! The Margos decided to redo a Book Vs. Movie podcast ep by taking on one more time (and even better) the book/movie The Princess Bride. We are always surprised to find that our listeners did not realize that beloved classic movie was at one…
Vs Movie REPLAY “The Social Network”
Nov 3, 2017 • 56 min
In this episode, the Margos discuss the Ben Mezrich book “The Accidental Billionaire” that was published in 2001 and compare it to the 2010 classic film directed by David Fincher (our third Fincher adaptation!)
Vs Movie “The Witches of Eastwick”
Oct 29, 2017 • 57 min
Book Vs Movie? Can we pick neither (spoiler alert!)
vs Movie Bonus Ep Revisit: “The Dead Zone” with Deana of @Twisted_Philly
Oct 25, 2017 • 37 min
Margo D. and Deana of the Twisted Philly podcast meet again to talk about Stephen King adaptations with this episode focused on the 1979 book/ 1983 movie ‘The Dead Zone.’
Vs Movie Bonus Ep “Spielberg” Documentary Review
Oct 20, 2017 • 39 min
The Book Vs. Movie podcast takes a different turn today with our first review—the HBO documentary Spielberg. After covering two episodes featuring Steven Spielberg as director (Jaws and Jurassic Park) and with many more surely to come we felt it was the…
Vs. Movie “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein”
Oct 15, 2017 • 68 min
The Margos get very gothic and silly sometimes trying to wrap their heads around Mary Shelley’s venerated classic novel with Henry V director Kenneth Branagh’s wildly acted and directed film. How crazy is this adaptation? How about a dance sequence…
Vs Movie “Rosemary’s Baby”
Oct 7, 2017 • 41 min
Margo D. (co-host of Book Vs. Movie) and Juliette Miranda of the Unwritable Rant podcast turn up the spookiness in this episode talking about the classic Ira Levin novel and the venerated film directed by Roman Polanski. It took a year to make this show…
Vs Movie “The Hunger Games”
Sep 29, 2017 • 47 min
Book Vs. Movie finally takes on the Suzanne Collins’ classic 2008 novel The Hunger Games and compare it to the 2012 movie—both smash hits. We were a little scared to take this on as the trilogy as it has some very fervent fans. But the Margos are as…
Vs Movie “It” 2017 Review, Plus, Our Picks for the Upcoming Adult Cast
Sep 21, 2017 • 47 min
Stephen King’s It is the focus of this special bonus ep of the Book Vs. Movie podcast! Margo D. and Deana Marie of the Twisted Philly podcast give their thoughts on the film and talk about the differences between the 1986 book, the 1990 TV movie and the…
Vs Movie Podcast “The Graduate”
Sep 16, 2017 • 53 min
The Book Vs. Movie podcast goes straight to the 60s (but man, it really feels like the 50s sometimes, no?) Turns out the 1967 classic film starring Dustin Hoffman and directed by Mike Nichols was adapted by an obscure novel by a very peculiar man, Charles…
Vs Movie Replay “Goodfellas”
Sep 14, 2017 • 54 min
The Margos have no fear of getting whacked after this episode as we are huge fans of both the Nicholas Pileggi 1986 nonfiction book and the classic 1990 film directed by Martin Scorsese. Here we compare and contrast between book versus movie and have some…
Vs Movie REPLAY: “Hook” Vs. “Peter Pan”
Sep 8, 2017 • 60 min
Which is more disturbing? The original children’s story or the Robin Williams Film?
Vs Movie: “Jaws”
Sep 1, 2017 • 61 min
The Book Vs. Movie podcast takes on (again!) the 1975 classic movie Jaws as well as the truly not-so-great 1974 novel from the otherwise very thoughtful author (and shark supporter) Peter Benchley. We covered this topic two years ago but our old ways of…
The Mist Finale Recap Plus, Our Top 5 Stephen King Casts
Aug 27, 2017 • 32 min
We have FINALLY arrived to the season finale of Stephen King’s The Mist TV series and in this special bonus ep of the Book Vs. Movie podcast Margo D. and Deana of the Twisted Philly podcast give their final thoughts on the TV production plus, they choose…
The Mist Recap Ep 9: Plus, “Top 5 Most Wanted Stephen King Reboots”
Aug 20, 2017 • 35 min
It’s time to recap episode 9 of Stephen King’s The Mist TV series and in this special bonus ep of the Book Vs. Movie podcast Margo D. and Deana of the Twisted Philly podcast offer their weekly recap of the Spike TV production plus, they choose their own…
Vs. Movie “I Robot”
Aug 18, 2017 • 46 min
For this episode of the Book Vs. Movie podcast the Margos go back to the world of science fiction with this ep talking about the extraordinary life of Isaac Asimov and his most famous work (out of hundreds of books, essays, letters, etc.) I Robot.…
The Mist Recap Ep 8: Plus Top 5 Stephen King Casting Choices
Aug 14, 2017 • 34 min
We are finally seeing the end of Stephen King’s The Mist TV series and in this special bonus ep of the Book Vs. Movie podcast Margo D. and Deana of the Twisted Philly podcast offer their weekly recap of the Spike TV production plus, they choose their own…
Vs. Movie Podcast REPLAY “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane”
Aug 11, 2017 • 75 min
In this episode of “Book Vs. Movie” the Margos take on the 1960s classic novel and film “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane.” SO much juicy tidbits, gossip and trivia
The Mist Recap Ep 7 Plus, “Top 5 Stephen King Death Scenes”
Aug 4, 2017 • 50 min
It’s episode 7 of Stephen King’s The Mist TV series and in this special bonus ep of the Book Vs. Movie podcast Margo D. and Deana of the Twisted Philly podcast offer their weekly recap of the Spike TV production plus, they choose their own “Top 5 Stephen…
The Mist Recap Ep 6 Plus, “Top 5 Stephen King Guilty Pleasures’
Jul 29, 2017 • 50 min
Here we are at episode six of Stephen King’s The Mist TV series and in this special bonus ep of the Book Vs. Movie podcast Margo D. and Deana of the Twisted Philly podcast offer their weekly recap of the Spike TV production plus, we pick our “Top 5…
Vs Movie: “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”
Jul 28, 2017 • 62 min
The Margos delve into the world of fantasy in this episode discussing the Ranson Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children which spent 70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in 2012 and spawned two sequels Hollow City and Library of…
The Mist Recap Ep. 5 Plus, “Top 5 Scariest Stephen King Stories”
Jul 21, 2017 • 51 min
Varying use of “f-words” and whole lot of confusion around Eve.
Vs. Movie: “Julie & Julia”
Jul 15, 2017 • 44 min
“Will the real Julie Powell please sand up? Please stand up?”
Vs. Movie “The Mist” Recap Ep: 4 Plus, Top 5 Stephen King Heroes
Jul 15, 2017 • 42 min
Special Guest Deana of “Twisted Philly” & Margo D.
“The Mist” Recap: Ep 3 “Show and Tell” PLUS Top 5 Stephen King Villains
Jul 7, 2017 • 42 min
Margo D. and Deana of “Twisted Philly” give the lowdown on Ep 3 of “The Mist”
“The Mist” Recap: Episode 2 “Withdrawal”
Jul 1, 2017 • 29 min
“Let me see you, Babydoll!”
Vs Movie: “Adaptation” vs “The Orchid Thief”
Jun 30, 2017 • 48 min
Who thought this should be a movie? Who cares—it’s amazing!
Vs Movie Bonus Ep: “The Mist” TV Recap Ep 1 “Pilot”
Jun 23, 2017 • 25 min
Will the newest Stephen King TV foray be scary and cool or eye roll worthy?
Vs Movie: “Bridget Jones’ Diary”
Jun 16, 2017 • 38 min
From the 1997 book to the 2001 movie we decide if the adaption is vv good or not
Vs Movie: Harry Potter & the Order of the Pheonix
Jun 9, 2017 • 69 min
Watch all you muggles and half bloods because the Margos take on J.K. Rowling’s 5th novel in the original Harry Potter series.
Vs. Movie: “Goodfellas”
Jun 2, 2017 • 54 min
“What do you mean ‘funny?’ Does our podcast amuse you? Is that it?!”
Vs Movie Replay “Willy Wonka Vs. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory”
May 26, 2017 • 72 min
The Gene Wilder Classic vs Tim Burton’s Vision
vs Movie: “Hidden Figures”
May 17, 2017 • 46 min
The hit film & nonfiction book get the full “Margos” treatment. Which did we like better?
Vs Movie Replay: “Planet of the Apes”
May 5, 2017 • 64 min
Take your stinking paws off this ep, you damned dirty ape!
Vs Movie “The Social Network”
May 1, 2017 • 52 min
Will the real Mark Zuckerberg please stand up? Please stand up?
Vs. Movie Podcast Replay: “The Silence of the Lambs”
Apr 26, 2017 • 65 min
RIP Jonathan Demme February 22, 1944 - April 26, 2017
Feud: Bette & Joan Recap: Ep 8 “You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends?”
Apr 24, 2017 • 30 min
The Margos are devaststed as they bid a fond farewell to the amazing FX series
Feud: Bette & Joan Recap: Ep 7 “Abandoned!”
Apr 17, 2017 • 32 min
Joan’s sorry attempt at revenge comes back to bite her in the …
Vs. Movie: “Mildred Pierce” by James M. Cain & Starring Joan Crawford
Apr 14, 2017 • 65 min
The HM Cain Hard-Boiled Classic Novel to Slightly Gritty 1945 Classic Film (& Some of the 2011 Mini-Series As Well)
Feud: Bette & Joan Recap Ep 6 “Hagsploitation”
Apr 10, 2017 • 29 min
Hedda Makes One Last Request and Bob Finds His Balls
Vs. Movie “Casino” Replay
Apr 8, 2017 • 66 min
RIP Don Rickles May 8, 1926 - April 6, 2017
Feud: Bette & Joan Recap: Ep 5 “And the Winner Is…”
Apr 3, 2017 • 35 min
Joan Crawford’s Revenge and the Burning of Bette Davis
Feud FX Recap: Bette & Joan Episode 4 “More, or Less”
Mar 27, 2017 • 29 min
Has Hollywood EVER Been Good to Women?
Vs Movie: “Peter Pan” Vs “Hook”
Mar 24, 2017 • 59 min
Which is More Disturbing? The Story Behind the Novel or the Spielberg Film?
Feud: FX Recap “Bette & Joan” Ep 3 “Mommie Dearest
Mar 20, 2017 • 35 min
“If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother”
Feud FX Recap: Episode 2 “The Other Woman”
Mar 13, 2017 • 24 min
Frail Males, Lonely Women and a Lot of Exposition
So fetch! “Queen Bees and Wannabees VS. Mean Girls”
Mar 10, 2017 • 55 min
Which is scarier? The 2002 Book or the Classic 2004 Movie?
Feud: Bette & Joan Ep 1 Recap “Pilot”
Mar 6, 2017 • 34 min
The C-Word Debuts on FX! Plus, Mamacita!
NEW Recap Show for FX’s “Fued: Bette and Joan”
Feb 22, 2017 • 7 min
The Margos to Discuss All Things Bette, Joan, Susan and Jessica
Vs. Movie Podcast “Out of Sight”
Feb 19, 2017 • 55 min
Gritty Elmore Leonard Vs Sexy Steven Soderbergh
Vs. Movie Bonus Mini Ep Top Five Chick Lit & Chick Flicks
Feb 12, 2017 • 33 min
With Sonia of the Dorking out Podcast
Vs. Movie Podcast “Thank You for Smoking”
Feb 6, 2017 • 38 min
Smoke ‘em if you got em! (Unless it is in a movie…)
Vs. Movie Podcast “Casino Royale”
Jan 29, 2017 • 77 min
The Movie with a “whole lot of running and swim trunks”
Vs Movie Stephen King’s “The Dead Zone”
Jan 20, 2017 • 31 min
Book John Smith vs. Movie Christopher Walken in a Pea Coat
Vs Movie Bonus Ep “Dolores Claiborne”
Jan 13, 2017 • 33 min
The Stephen King Novel & Film Dissected and Discussed
Vs. Movie Podcast “Postcards from the Edge”
Jan 6, 2017 • 52 min
A Carrie Fisher Love Fest Discussing the 1987 book & the 1990 Film
Vs. Movie Podcast “Auntie Mame”
Dec 29, 2016 • 53 min
Life is a Banquet and Most Podcasters are Starving to Death!
Vs Movie Podcast “A Christmas Story”
Dec 19, 2016 • 51 min
Happy Holidays from the Margos!
Vs Movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
Dec 17, 2016 • 49 min
The 1966 TV Special Vs the 2000 Jim Carey Movie
Vs. Movie Bonus Ep Stephen King’s “The Green Mile”
Dec 11, 2016 • 31 min
Margo D. & Deana of “Twisted Philly” Discuss Tom Hanks & Mr Jingles!
Vs Movie Podcast: Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix
Dec 4, 2016 • 69 min
Wizards with teen angst & deadly enemies make for an exciting (and LONG) tale!
Bonus Ep “Psychology in Movies” with Pop Culture Case Study
Nov 20, 2016 • 41 min
Margo D. & David Hart pick fave movies about depression, anxiety, narcissism and sociopaths
vs. Movie Podcast “Fight Club”
Nov 12, 2016 • 53 min
Toxic Masculinity? Check! Rules of Fight Club? Check! Let’s Do This Thing!
Vs Movie Podcast Bonus Ep: Stephen King’s “Christine”
Nov 4, 2016 • 29 min
Keith Gordon’s Acting, a Dope Red Car and “Caveman John Travolta”
Vs. Movie Podcast “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane”
Oct 30, 2016 • 74 min
A Tale of Two Divas Throwing Old School Shade
Vs Movie Podcast: Bonus ep “Favorite Horror Films”
Oct 21, 2016 • 60 min
Margo D. & Patrick of “F This Movie” Podcast Pick Their Fave Flicks
Vs. Movie Podcast “Mommie Dearest”
Oct 15, 2016 • 62 min
The Cult Classic Bio Vs. The Camp Classic Film
Vs. Movie Podcast Bonus Ep: Stephen King’s “Pet Semetary”
Oct 9, 2016 • 28 min
Yup—That is How King Spells it in the Title!
Vs. Movie Podcast Bonus Ep: “Children of the Corn”
Oct 6, 2016 • 31 min
From This Short Story to NINE Films? Really?!
Vs Movie Podcast “Casino”
Oct 2, 2016 • 65 min
They Used “Gimme Shelter” Again??
vs Movie Podcast Bonus Ep “Fave Movie Adaptations”
Sep 23, 2016 • 22 min
Special Guest Michael of “War Machine vs War Horse”
V.s Movie Podcast “Charlie & the Chocolate Factory”
Sep 18, 2016 • 71 min
Raold Dahl Classic Children’s Novel Vs. “Willy Wonka” & Johnny Depp
Vs Movie Bonus Ep: Stephen King’s The Running Man
Sep 9, 2016 • 26 min
How Richard Dawson Stole a Movie from Ah-Nuld
Vs. Movie Podcast “Mary Poppins”
Sep 4, 2016 • 64 min
The ultimate grudge match between P.L. Travers and Walt Disney
Vs Movie Podcast “Heart of Darkness/Apocalypse Now/Hearts of Darkness
Aug 21, 2016 • 90 min
The 1899 Classic Novel vs the 1979 Revered Film (& the Documentary!)
Vs. Movie Podcast: Bonus Ep. “Misery” with Tom of “Jake & Tom” Conquer the World”
Aug 12, 2016 • 41 min
A Deep Look Between the Stephen King Novel and Rob Reiner Film
Vs Movie Podcast “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”
Aug 6, 2016 • 72 min
2nd Anniversary Ep! The Margos Take on Clint Eastwood Full Blast!
Vs. Movie Podcast “Fletch”
Jul 22, 2016 • 51 min
Which was better, the dark novel or the wise-ass film?