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Beau North and Sammi Campbell will be taking a look at modern film adaptations of Jane Austen novels to see how they translate into present-day pop culture. In a (mostly) judgement-free zone, Beau and Sammi will watch any modern adaptation, no matter the budget, cast, or level of silliness. Grab your popcorn and your Sparknotes, and enjoy the show!
||ExplicitEpisode 36 - 10 Things I Hate About You||Beau and Sammi kick off #Shakesyear with a double-header viewing of Taming of the Shrew and it's contemporary counterpart, 10 Things I Hate About You. While Beau shares ex-boyfriend horror stories, Sammi can't say enough about the beauty of Heath...||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35 - Love, Rosie||Beau and Sammi return to discuss the movie chosen by our Rational Creatures contest winner, Crystal A, and they announce what's next for the future of the show.||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 34 - If I Loved You Less with Tamsen Parker||Author Tamsen Parker joins Beau to discuss her vibrant new retelling of Emma, If I Loved You Less. They discuss what still makes Emma such a compelling character 200 years later, writing books our parents can read, and how baked goods are shorthand...||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33 - Rational Creatures with Jessamyn Leigh||Sammi and Beau go on the road to meet Jessamyn Leigh, one of the awesome women behind the new webseries-in-development, Rational Creatures. That's right, someone is FINALLY modernizing Persuasion! And it will be a diverse, inclusive adaptation! It is...||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 32 - Pride & Prejudice 2005 Commentary Track||Beau and Sammi are back for an unusual outing. One very important detail to know before listening: You will need to have 2005's Pride and Prejudice queued up to watch while listening to this episode. Join us as we sigh over the loveliness of the...||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 31 - Pride and Prejudice 1940||With Special Guest Adam Roche||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 31 - Emma Approved Part 2||Sammi and Beau discuss Emma Approved part 2, weird Jams, appropriate office attire, and how everyone needs to stop trying to be Harriet's dad.||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpecial Minisode - A Few Words About The Future||Sammi and Beau discuss the coming hiatus, Season 3, and the future of Excessively Diverted.||12/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 30 - Emma Approved Part 1||Sammi and Beau return to Pemberley Digital for Bernie Su's take on Emma, Emma Approved.Not just a lifestyle coach/matchmaker, Emma Woodhouse is a savvy business woman and personal brand, along with her business partner Alex Knightley and adorable...||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 29 - Love & Friendship with special guest Gena Radcliffe||This week Sammi and Beau are joined by superstar podcaster Gena Radcliffe of the show Kill By Kill to discuss Whit Stillman's 2016 comedic masterpiece 'Love & Friendship,' based on the novella 'Lady Susan.' While Love & Friendship is not a...||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpsiode 28 - Kandukondain Kandukondain (I Have Found It)||Sammi and Beau are Bollywood bound once more for this Tamil adaptation of Sense & Sensibility. While it took a few minutes to acclimate to this movie, we found it incredibly charming with well drawn characters, humor, lots of entertaining musical...||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 27 - Austentatious||A slightly intoxicated Sammi and Beau are joined by returning guest Karolinn and first-time guest Brian to discuss the 2015 Straight outta Salt Lake City series Austentatious, which asks "what would happen if the Dashwood sisters, Emma Woodhouse, and...||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 26 - Marrying Mr. Darcy||with Special Guests Linda Beutler and Karolinn Fiscaletti||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe JAFFcast Part 6 - I Could Write A Book with Karen M. Cox||Karen M. Cox joins Beau to talk about her new novella, The Journey Home and her 1970's Emma-inspired extravaganza, I Could Write A Book. Karen convinces Beau to give Knightley a second chance, which is a miracle unto itself.||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25 - Unleashing Mr. Darcy with Drunk Austen||BDSM or Dogs?||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 24 - The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Part 5||Sammi and Beau close out the last chapter of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries with some real emotional highs and lows. As things start to stray into the dangerously cute zone for Lizzie and Darcy, news from home sends Lizzie rushing back, leaving all...||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23 - The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Part 4||A lot of big events happening in between a *whole lot of filler* in these episodes. Jane gets real, Lizzie screws up big time, and Darcy plays along.||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22 - The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Part 3||In this whirlwind episode, Sammi and Beau are introduced to George Wickham, Catherine de Bourgh (and her little dog too), Fitz Williams, and finally, FINALLY the show introduces our William Darcy in the most dramatic possible way. Stay tuned at the...||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21 - The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Part 2||As the events of the show begin to follow Pride & Prejudice more closely, In this block of episodes the girls go to VidCon and have a long sojourn at Netherfield. We meet the astonishingly beautiful Lee siblings, Bing and Caroline. We also get...||7/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20- The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Part 1||Welcome to part 1 of our 5-part series on the 2012 web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries! We'll discussed what worked (the very true-to-life female friendships) and what didn't (slut shaming booo). This was one of the most refreshing, truly modern...||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19 - Death Comes to Pemberley||Sammi and Beau take a brief step back into the regency to watch the film adaptation of PD James' Death Comes to Pemberley. A straightforward "Elizabeth Darcy Murder Mystery" was too much to hope for, and instead we get a dour miniseries with a...||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18 - Before The Fall||AAAAAnnnnd Sammi and Beau are BACK just in time to celebrate #pridemonth to discuss the first-ever gay Pride & Prejudice (film) re-imagining, Before The Fall.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: The JAFFcast Volume 5||Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star with Karen M Cox||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16: The JAFFcast Volume 4||Green Card with Jenetta James||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: The JAFFcast Volume 3||Haunting Mr. Darcy with Sammi C||5/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14 - The JAFFcast Volume 2||Suddenly Mrs. Darcy with Brooke West||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13 - The JAFFcast Volume 1||The Unthinkable Triangle with Guest Linda Beutler||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12 - Bride and Prejudice with Drunk Austen!||Sammi and Beau are joined by the effervescent Robin of Drunk Austen to discuss the 2004 Bollywood Extravaganza "Bride and Prejudice." With full dance routines, color wheels, horrible mothers, Sitar workout playlists, and all the Grand Canyon...||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11 - Scents and Sensibility||Sammi and Beau are joined by two very special guests - Brian Skinner and Josh Hollis of The Predict-O-Cast! In this episode the fearsome four discuss adult men who can't dress themselves, embarrassing singing, therapy horses, swiss cheese, limousines,..||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExcessively Diverted - Special Mini-Sode||Sammi and Beau have some exciting guests to announce as well as some housekeeping announcements.||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10 - Lost In Austen!||Sammi and Beau get a little liberal with the cursing in this episode as they travel along with Amanda Price - all they way back to Longbourn. Join the ladies of Excessively Diverted as they discuss Modern ideas in a Georgian world, and why a life...||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9 - Metropolitan||Sammi and Beau take on Mansfield Park in discussing Metropolitan, Whit Stillman's clever tale of young Manhattan socialites in the early 1980's. The whip-smart humor of the Sally Fowler Rat Pack hit our intellectual sweet spot and their rapid-fire...||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8 - Jane Austen Book Club||Sammi and Beau return to discuss Jane Austen Book Club, Hugh Dancy's bicycle shorts all while lamenting the lack of modern 'Persuasion' adaptations in this episode of Excessively Diverted. Jane Austen Book Club was directed by Robin...||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7 - From Prada to Nada||Sammi and Beau are joined once more by Karolinn to discuss 2011's 'From Prada to Nada' in what might be the silliest episode of Excessively Diverted to date. From Camilla Belle's bristly law student to Wilder Valderrama's bevy of tank tops, the...||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6 - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies||Sammi and Beau are back to talk Zombies, Wickham, and period drama half-measures in this episode of Excessively Diverted. While this wasn't close to the worst of the movies they've watched for the show, it was nowhere near their favorite. One...||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5 - Bridget Jones's Diary||This week Sammi and Beau get a reprieve in the form of the crackling onscreen chemistry between Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth in 2001's 'Bridget Jones's Diary,' a loose homage to Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice.' This week the only yelling is...||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4 - Pride & Prejudice: A Latter Day Comedy||In this episode, Sammi and Beau are joined by guest Karolinn to wonder why this movie was made, why any movies are made, what is the meaning of art, and why is that pool table inside a black void? Revisit 1995 by way of 2003 with us in...||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3 - Austenland||This week we stray slightly away from our formula to discuss 2013's 'Austenland,' in which Jane Seymour embraces her inner Lady Catherine and JJ Field makes us all swoon. Make no mistake, this is a very silly movie that nevertheless is a very clever...||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2 - Clueless||In this episode, Sammi and Beau take you back to a magical time: 1997, when Windows 95 and Ska ruled alike, and the preeminent adaptation of Jane Austen's 'Emma' was born in 'Clueless.' This is one of three or four Modernizations of Jane Austen's...||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1 - Material Girls||Hello, and welcome to our new podcast venture! In this show, Beau North and Sammi Campbell will be taking a look at modern film adaptations of Jane Austen novels to see how they translate into present-day pop culture. In a (mostly) judgement-free...||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
A New Favorite
Even at three episodes, I already know Excesively Diverted is one of my new favorite podcasts. Sammi C and Beau North both bring impassioned but distinct views on the works of Jane Austen and the many (for better or worse) adaptations. The two hosts also have a fun dynamic that's just pleasant and fun to listen to.
You guys are awesome
I’ve loved Austen since I was in middle school (thanks mom) but Im definitely not an Austen purist. Thanks for letting me know that’s ok. Keep them coming!
Love this show!
I really appreciate having the perspective of a JAFF writer on media adaptations, so interesting. I also loved the JAFF cast episodes, I finished them last week and have already read Suddenly Mrs. Darcy, it was great. Thanks guys for being so great and helping me be a bit more analytical about adaptations!