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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 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.
Seeing this in my feed brings joy to my heart every time a new episode drops. Sammi and Beau 4evah!
Very Fun Podcast!
I'm not an Austen fan but really love hearing Beau and Samantha discuss Austen Cinema. My only problem is the inconsistent sound quality. Still I highly recommend it.