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Classic Teendaptation #5: She’s All That

Classic Teendaptation #5: She’s All That

June 24, 2020

The 1999 film She's All That is an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion...or is it? This week, Stephanie, Kirstin and Jimmy discuss glasses,  the class system, and disappointment. 

Classic Teendaptation #4: Easy A

Classic Teendaptation #4: Easy A

June 10, 2020

Easy A (2001) is a loose adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. This week, Stephanie, Kirstin and Jimmy discuss sexual double-standards, intertextual references, and the world's coolest parents.

Check out Kirstin's cool new blog on this series: http://www.kirstinmills.com/blog/teen-movie-adaptations-classic-literature-podcast/

Classic Teendaptation #3: Clueless … As if!!!

Classic Teendaptation #3: Clueless … As if!!!

May 27, 2020

Clueless brings Jane Austen's Emma into the world of a privileged LA teen, and it works perfectly. This week, Stephanie, Kirstin and Jimmy discuss Austen, Heckerling, and routine liposuction.

Classic Teendaptation #2: She’s the Man

Classic Teendaptation #2: She’s the Man

May 15, 2020

She's The Man transforms Shakespeare's Twelfth Night into a teen drama about soccer and debutante balls. This week, Stephanie, Jimmy and Kirstin discuss the film, gender, and why they don't necessarily think it all works...

Classic Teendaptation #1: 10 Things I Hate About You

Classic Teendaptation #1: 10 Things I Hate About You

April 29, 2020

We love old books when they're teen movies. This week, Stephanie, Jimmy and Kirstin kick off a new mini-series of podcasts on teen movie adaptations of classic texts with Ten Things I Hate About You.

Macbeth: The Enduring Appeal of Shakespeare’s Scottish Play

Macbeth: The Enduring Appeal of Shakespeare’s Scottish Play

April 15, 2020

Shakespeare's Macbeth is so good that we can't stop thinking about it, or talking about it. This week, Stephanie, Jimmy and Kirstin discuss the appeal of the Scottish play, as well as the best and worst adaptations.

Comfort Texts for a Brave New World

Comfort Texts for a Brave New World

April 1, 2020

The world is in a very strange place right now, and we're in need of serious distraction. Jimmy, Kirstin and Stephanie take you through their favourite comfort books, television shows, movies and podcasts.

Double Indemnity: THE Film Noir

Double Indemnity: THE Film Noir

March 18, 2020

Double Indemnity is THE film noir: the film noir that most people think about when they picture the genre. This week, Stephanie and Jimmy discuss twisted relationships, murder, and Barbara Stanwyck's fringe.

Kafka’s Metamorphosis: The Complex, The Ambiguous and the Inexplicable

Kafka’s Metamorphosis: The Complex, The Ambiguous and the Inexplicable

March 4, 2020

Stephanie is still too busy and doesn't have time to act as referee as Michelle and Jimmy lock horns over Kafka's The Metamorphosis (or, as Steph calls it, "the bug episode"). Join Michelle and Jimmy as they politely discuss the enduring appeal, complexities and ambiguities of Kafka's seminal text, before descending into an inexplicably long debate about the source of artistry in music. 

Duality, Puppetry, and Podling Rights in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Duality, Puppetry, and Podling Rights in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

February 19, 2020

Stephanie is too busy and does not want to discuss Jimmy's idea for this week's podcast (aka the puppet episode), so in the spirit of resistance, Jimmy has taken control of the mic and invited the Queen of Fantasy (aka Dr Kirstin Mills) to discuss the new Netflix series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Join them as they discuss duality, puppetry, world-building, and Podling rights. 

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