The Loosely Based Podcast
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Remember that book you read and thought “Wow, this would make a GREAT movie!”? And how excited you got when you found out that a film version WAS in the works? And how mad you got when they cast Keanu Reeves as Jonathan Harker? We feel your pain. Each episode of The Loosely Based Podcast takes a book that has been adapted into a film and discusses the merits of the novel, the watchability of the film, and the success of the film as an adaptation of the book. Was the book REALLY better? There’s only one way to find out!
||Episode 11 – Rum Punch/Jackie Brown||We’re back! Apologies for the hiatus, but these books don’t read themselves! We were saddened to hear about the passing of the great Elmore Leonard, so in honor of his life and illustrious career, we are discussing the first of … Continue reading||8/25/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 10 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory||Do you like Chocolate? How about snozzberries? What about little orange men with green hair? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then THIS show is for you! If you answered NO to any of them, you’re probably … Continue reading →||3/31/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 9 – The Witches||Did you ever wonder about the lady down the street with all the cats? The one that seemed to stare at you as you walked past her house? The one house you NEVER trick-or-treated? Clearly your parents raised a smart … Continue reading →||3/3/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 8 – Matilda||Danny DeVito Directs!!!!!!! Alliteration aside, maybe he should stick to working in front of the camera. Or should he? How will you know the answer unless you listen to The Loosely Based Podcast take on his adaptation of Roald Dahl’s … Continue read||1/27/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 7 – James and the Giant Peach||“I could eat a peach for days”….wait, sorry, wrong movie. Although you COULD eat THIS peach for weeks and weeks, because it’s a GIANT PEACH. That’s right kids, it’s time for The Loosely Based Podcast’s ROALD DAHL marathon! We kick … Cont||12/2/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 6 – A Princess of Mars / John Carter||Run for your lives, or you’ll be up to your armpits in Martians! Not really, but Jeff and Brynna DO dive head-first into the world of Mars as presented by Edgar Rice Burroughs in his book A Princess of Mars, … Continue reading →||10/28/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 5 – Coraline||In honor of Brynna’s favorite holiday (Halloween) we are discussing Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and its Henry Selick-directed film adaptation of the same name! Listen in and find out why Jeff gets creeped out by creatures with no eyes,||9/29/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 4 – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep/Blade Runner||Here it is, folks! A show that was requested from the moment we announced this podcast. Your fearless hosts tackle a VERY tall order: Brynna and Jeff discuss the Philip K Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and … Continue reading →||9/2/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 3 – Fletch||I know what you’re thinking: They made a book outta that? YES! Before Chevy Chase mugged it up as Irwin M. Fletcher, Gregory McDonald wrote a series of novels chronicling the adventures of the intrepid reporter. In this edition of … Continue reading||8/5/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 2 – Jurassic Park||In this edition, our fearless leaders discuss Michael Crichton’s 1990 thriller Jurassic Park and it’s 1993 film adaptation, um, Jurassic Park. Listen in and find out just how much trouble a prehistoric mosquito can cause.||6/14/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 1 – The Body/Stand By Me||In this edition of The Loosely Based Podcast, Brynna and Jeff discuss Stephen King’s novella The Body and it’s film adaptation, 1986’s Stand By Me. Is the book better? Or does the movies surpass it’s source material? Listen to find … Continue||6/4/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
This show has a great concept, looking at books and the films that came from them. I like the way Brynna and Jeff joke with one another, and their insights into the work seems very well thought-out. I'm excited to see what books/movies they'll choose to discuss in the future.