Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Episode 72: Santa With Muscles Novelization Challenge! (with Jessica, Lizzy and Courtney!)

This week, after 70 plus episodes of making fun of movie novelizations, we are actually attempting to write our own in the first ever Book Was Better Novelization Challenge! I'm joined by BWB favourites Lizzy UnpronounceableCourtney Coulson and original host Jessica McLeod! And to celebrate the holidays we're taking Hulk Hogan's Christmas classic Santa With Muscles (which, to our knowledge, has never had a tie-in book!) and we are writing our own original chapters! Do we have what it takes to write a crappy book-of-the-film? Find out as we read and hear each other's work for the very first time!

This is the final episode of BWB for the year, until we return in mid to late January - and it's also our biggest episode yet! Have a safe and fun break and thank you for all your support!

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

BWB Mini-Episode! Teaser for Episode 72!

No full show this week, just a brief chat to tell you about the big final episode of the year, holiday and plans, and catch you up on the current state of the show. Wishing you all well and be back next week with something BIG!

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Episode 71: Home Alone 3 (Live with Mystery Guest!)

This week we kick off our very special holiday programming with a Christmas threequel that disappointingly turns out to be not about Christmas at all! Yes, we're reading the McCauley-less novelization of the completely unnecessary Home Alone 3, written by BWB mainstay Todd Strasser! And joining me for the first time is an amazing special guest host that will blow your mind! AND THERE'S MORE - thanks to new experimental technologies, this episode is recorded LIVE so no matter when you listen to it, it is actually happening RIGHT NOW! (No guarantees).

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Episode 70: Star Trek (with guest host Courtney Coulson!)

What?! A comic adaptation? That's the sneaky trick we're pulling this week as we do a cold read of the comic book adaptation of J.J. Abrams first Star Trek film! And joining me as the Spock to my Kirk is the delightful Star Trek sympathist Courtney Coulson! Will we boldly go where no BWB episode has gone before? Or are we just being lazy? At least you'll hear me yelling at a kookaburra!

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Episode 69 - Kazaam! (with guest host Courtney Coulson!)

This week we enthusiastically frotter a lamp and wish that giant, nineties basketball star Shaquille O'Neal could actually act, as we endure the novelization of the rapping genie classic, Kazaam! And making all my wishes come true is frequent guest host and companion Courtney Coulson. Dust off your unfeasibly massive boom box and enjoy MCs C-Babby-Babs and Milt-Dogz as we green eggs and ham it!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Episode 68: The Lizzie McGuire Movie! (with guest host Lizzie Unpronounceable!)

This week we discover what happens what happens when culturally ignorant, poor-decision-making, spaghetti-fueled American teenagers travel to Rome, as we read the lightweight junior novelization of The Lizzie McGuire Movie? Who the hell is Lizzie McGuire? Luckily I have resident Lizzie expert, frequent guest host Lizzy Unpronounceable by my side to help unravel this rich tapestry. When in Rome...

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Episode 67: Thor (with guest host Jacinta!)

This week we charge our eight-legged mythological steed right into the mighty nutsack of the Thor Junior Novelization! Who is worthy enough to wield the scorn-hammer with me? Why it's my good friend and guest host Jacinta! And I swear, Loki must have been playing tricks on us because at least half of this story is missing! Find out what went wrong by ramming it in your ears!

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Episode 66: Halloween Special! (with guest host Courtney Coulson!)

This week we throw the rules completely out the window as we read and discuss a very different type of adaptation for our surprise spooktacular Halloween Special! I am joined by the steel-nerved Queen of Halloween, Courtney Coulson as we tackle the most genuinely spine-chilling text in Book Was Better history, a text so frightening that I dare not even utter its name. Plug it into your ears and all will be unveiled!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Episode 65: The Tooth Fairy (with guest host Jacinta!)

This week we painfully extract everything we can out of the junior novelization of The-Rock-in-a-tutu epic The Tooth Fairy! Intrepid guest host Jacinta and I quickly learn whether this is a charming children's fantasy story, or a cynical, thin excuse to strip The Rock of all dignity. What did we discover? YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TOOTH!

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Episode 64: Howard the Duck (with guest host Courtney Coulson!)

This week we tackle one of my personal childhood favourites. You hate it. I love it. Hells yeah, Howard the Duck! After refusing to do this episode multiple times, guest host Courtney Coulson returns under much duress and does her plucky best to talk about anything other than the book at hand!

This is a novel that seems to have so little faith in its source material that it constantly veers off on wild, nonsensical, audaciously padded tangents, and we’ve recorded a loving tribute to that meandering style with this equally nonsensical, well-padded 90 mins of show. Listen to this one at your own risk!

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Episode 63: Garfield the Movie (with guest host Lizzy Unpronounceable!)

This week’s episode will have you not just hating Mondays, but also Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, as we delve into the wretchedly epic novelization of the fuelled Garfield The Movie! How can the bland, predictable, two-joke Garfield comic strip be stretched into a feature film, and how on earth can an author write a 200 plus page book about it? Adorable guest host and cat enthusiast Lizzy Unpronounceable and I are sadly about to find out!

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Episode 62: Return to Oz (with guest host Suzanne!)

This week we return to the not-so-magical world of Oz by reading the novelization of the aptly named Return to Oz! Guest host Suzanne and I navigate the ruins of the yellow brick road as we try to process the most bleak and insanely terrifying Disney movie yet! We put our feelers out to some Wheelers and try our best not to lose our heads! Join us as we dive headfirst into this accommodating Vinge!

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Episode 61: Dungeons and Dragons (with guest host Sabrina!)

This week our party of bold adventurers delve into the incomprehensible, sordid labyrinth that is the novelization of Dungeons and Dragons: The Movie. And joining me on this ridiculous quest is the fearless Sabrina, as we roll our own heroic characters in order to battle strange prose and Marlon Wayans! What we lack in constitution we make up for in charisma. Or maybe that’s the other way around?

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Episode 60 : Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (with guest host Xavier Rubetzki Noonan!)

This week we face down the fearsome fingers of Freddy Krueger as we read the audaciously meta novelization Wes Craven’s New Nightmare!

 As Wes and the original cast return to make a new Nightmare on Elm Street movie they are haunted by Freddy as he seeps into the real world, and as author David Bergantino writes his movie adaptation HE TOO is haunted by Freddy who is seeping into the real world. And as Xavier from Something Something Joystick and I record this episode are we too plagued by inexplicable nightmares? This is one of the most unique novelizations we’ve ever read!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Episode 59 : Mortal Kombat! (with guest host Simon Haynes!)

This week we compete in the deadliest tournament of all as we read the book based on the film based on the video game... Mortal Kombat! I’m joined by staunch opponent Simon as we hurl supernatural projectiles, barbs, and bicycle kicks at each other in the gruesome fight for Mortal Kombat supremacy! Join us for what is surely the literary equivalent of Johnny Cage punch to the nuts! This book was so bad I could barely FINISH HIM!

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Episode 58 Doctor Who: The Movie (with guest host Courtney Coulson!)

This week we meddle with the time-stream, travelling back to 1996, where we read the novelisation of the widely disappointing, Americanised, Doctor Who: The Movie! And joining me on my time and space defying adventure is my trusted female companion and Who aficionado, Courtney Coulson! No daleks! No cybermen! No budget! The odds are against him, but let’s see what McGannigans the new Doctor gets up to!

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Episode 57 - Elektra (with guest host Brett!)

This week we ninja-flip into Marvel's most maligned movie monstrosity by reading the junior novelization of the Daredevil spin-off that nobody wanted - Elektra! And helping me unravel all this convoluted nonsense is comic aficionado and friend of the show, Brett. This is the one Marvel film I had never seen, and not even resurrection, Terence Stamp, spontaneous combustion or cartoon snakes can rescue this one, friends!

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Episode 56: High School Musical 3 (with Jessica McLeod!)

What’s up my Hoops Doggies? This week we finally finish what we started as we put a cap on the epic High School Musical trilogy by reading the flimsy novelization of High School Musical 3! And there is no other possible way to do this than to bring back on-hiatus co-host, our beloved Jessica McLeod! Will there finally be a victor in the bloody war between basketball and theatre? Is it conceivable that a teenager can be good at more than one thing? And will Troy and Gabriella do the forbidden horizontal dance? We have all your vapid, teenage closure right here!

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Episode 55: Terminator (with guest host Lizzy Unpronounceable!)

Come with us if you want to live! This week we journey from the future to change the past to stop you from reading the bizarre tie-in novelization of James Cameron’s seminal robot skellington movie: Terminator! I’m joined by adorable leader of the resistance Lizzy Unpronounceable as we tackle sickening scenes of violence, sickening scenes of x-rated sex, and sickening scenes of greasy American food. Be warned! This is our most explicit episode yet!

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Episode 54: Spaceballs (with guest hosts Justin and Dana!)

This week we find out what happens when a man in his sixties parodies a film from the seventies, towards the end of the eighties! Yes, it’s Mel Brook’s Star Wars inspired Spaceballs, as adapted by the goosebump inducing R.L. Stine!

Sharing this space adventure are (filthy) American guest hosts, Justin and Dana, in an epic globe-spanning three-way, which promises to be a chaotic, uncompromising, and occasionally incoherent! MAKE SPACE IN YOUR BALLS!

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Episode 53: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (with guest host Jacinta!)

ARRRR! In this week’s episode we pop on our parrots and whack out our peglegs, as we search for treasure in the much maligned, completely unnecessary Pirates of the Caribbean (4) On Stranger Tides! And my first mate (and hopefully not my last) is my dear friend Jacinta, who may or may not be high on rum. Johnny Depp’s career might be limp, but we’ll be sure to raise your mizzen mast!

Also! Is this the worst book we’ve EVER read? We’ll make a pretty convincing case for WHY towards the end...

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Episode 52: Hannah Montana the Movie (with guest host Sabrina!)

This week I’m joined by the once reluctant, but now enthusiastic guest host, my pal Sabrina, as she guides me through the sordid, unthinkable novelization of Hannah Montana the Movie. Prepared to be shocked and amazed at the callous, American-sized servings of consumerism, exploitation and double-identity deception! Plus there’s singing! SWEET NIBLETS!

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Episode 51: Beverly Hills Chihuahua (with guest host Courtney Coulson!)

This week we’re heading south of the border where a small douchebag dog learns to be an ever bigger douchebag in the cringeworthy novelization of the canine consumerist crapfest, Beverly Hills Chihuahua! Thankfully I’m joined by costume creator and pop aficionado Courtney Coulson who is the only host brave enough to help me navigate through this Gucci and churro strewn mess. Can you believe that there are illicit organised dog fights in this thing? And that’s just scratching the surface!

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Episode 50: Ghost Dad with Jessica McLeod!

This week is our GOLDEN 50TH EPISODE! And what better way to celebrate than with original co-host Jessica McLeod who makes her triumphant return after popping out an (allegedly) human child!  And to further escalate our little podcast party we've chosen to read our most anticipated novelization ever... Ghost Dad! You know, the movie where Bill Cosby plays a ghost... dad. Anyone? Trust me, you'll love it.

Get on your tuxedo, pop a champagne bottle, and help make our golden 50th the best episode yet!

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Episode 49: The Adventures of Milo and Otis (with guest host Mike Taylor!)

This week I'm joined by my old friend and former podcast pal Mike Taylor - who has recorded from a beachside hobo shack somewhere in the wilds of that great land America! Listen as we two buddies go on a rollicking adventure with the 38 page epic: The Adventures of Milo and Otis! When Mike and I get together we are silly and immature and we apologise. Get your pug on!

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Episode 48: Grease! (with guest host Xavier Rubetzki Noonan!)

This week Something Something Joystick’s Xavier Rubetzki Noonan makes his triumphant return as we delve into the swingin', fever heat of the novelization of Grease! What is the word? Grease is the word! So come on all you greasers, get greasy with Grease!

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Episode 47: Wild Wild West (with guest host Jack Scanlan!)


This week we battle Kenneth Branagh’s mechanical penis in the totally unfeasible gadget-filled train-wreck: Wild, Wild West! I’m joined by Young Australian Sceptics editor and podcast host, Jack Scanlan, who is incredibly sceptical of the events that allegedly occurred in this book. Jack is super smart and has a velvety voice so this could actually be one of the most civilised discussions we’ve featured in a while. So put on your smoking jacket and relax with a snifter of brandy for this one as two distinguished gents go Big Willy Style!

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Episode 46: Hackers (with guest host Simon Haynes!)

This week I’m hacking into your mainframe with my 1337 guest host, pop culture and computer expert, Simon Haynes as we download the batshit insane novelization of nineties hacker movie, Hackers! Yes, the book based on the cyber-babble filled movie starring Angelina Jolie, who looks like a boy but still shows her boobs. Will you get a stiffy or a microfloppy? Join underground hacking duo Popcakes and Hotlock as we crash the system!

And make sure to watch Simon's accompanying youtube creation!

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Episode 45: Jumanji (with guest host Lizzy Unpronounceable!)

In this week’s adventure packed episode I explore the dark and sweaty jungle with adorable guest host Lizzy Unpronounceable, as we read Todd Strasser’s best possible attempt at adapting board-game-come-to-life classic, Jumanji! Forget Robin Williams! Forget Peter and Judy! We’re on the hunt for SOME CRAZY FRIGGING MONKEYS! Will we get our wish? Let us play Jumanji in your ears and you’ll find out!

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Episode 44: Ghostbusters II (with guest host Courtney Coulson!)

Who you gonna call? Young pop culture aficionado Courtney Coulson, that's who! My guest host strapped on the ol' proton pack and we snared Ed Naha's spooky novelization of the not-so-popular Ghostbusters II! I hear it likes the girls!

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I ain't afraid of no guest host!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

TEASER for episode 44!

Well we did the unthinkable, and our (possibly) last teaser mini episode ever has been awkwardly captured on video! Watch below to find out which novelization we're reading and to see my suitably attired guest host! Watch it on youtube to see it as a reasonable size - this site was clearly not set up for video!


In the future, the teaser will most probably be incorporated into the end of the full episode, but this was an interesting experiment to say the least!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Episode 43: Judge Dredd (with guest host Suzanne!)

Well if you missed yesterday's teaser episode, you're going to be super confused! For the moment, at least, The Book Was Better has gone weekly! That means here's a brand new full episode ready and raring to go!

Today I'm joined by my partner, Suzanne, who suffers through the film, book, and my commentary of Sylvester Stallone's epic sci-fi crapfest: JUDGE DREDD! (The terrible 1995 version). Not quite terrible enough, you say? Did I mention it has Rob Schneider in it? Yes. We read a book. About Rob Schneider. I sentence you to 70 minutes of hard listening. I AM THE LAW!

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And thanks to our good pal Ian for sending the book!


Monday, May 20, 2013

Episode 43 TEASER with SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

This teaser episode is a day early? Why? Because change is afoot and I have a very special announcement (no Jess isn't coming back... yet... so don't get too excited). But this is something you will need to hear with your OWN TWO EARS! Definitely don't use someone else's.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Episode 42: New York Minute (with guest host McNally!)

Episode 42 is our long-awaited, all-mighty, massive globe-spanning, star-spangled extravaganza! After many, many months of poking fun at the culture of our American friends, a real-life American listener, the indomitable McNally, joins me over skype to read the All-American favourite New York Minute, based on the movie starring twin spider monkeys Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen! A bald eagle cries! A dingo howls! It’s the U.S. versus Australia in perhaps our most significant episode yet! Miss this and you’re a communist!

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Episode 42 TEASER!

In this week's mini teaser episode I finally reveal the great guest host crossover event I've been teasing for a while. Two world super powers will clash annoyingly as we tackle one of our most ridiculous movie novelizations yet! Brace yourself!

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Episode 41: Hotel For Dogs (with guest host Sabrina!)

This week my openly reluctant guest host is my awesome pal, Sabrina, as we go doggy style for the completely infeasible Hotel for Dogs! How far will your suspension of disbelief stretch? You’re about to find out. And vegetarians beware - because this could be our meatiest episode yet!

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Episode 41 TEASER!

In this half-arsed teaser mini episode I respond to your Irish feedback, reveal my reluctant new guest host and the crazy high-concept movie novelisation we'll be tearing into next week, plus I get a little tongue-tied. You'd be foolish to deprive your ears of quality like this!

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Episode 40: Pokemon the First Movie Mewtwo Strikes Back (with guest hosts Tom and Xavier from Something Something Joystick!)

In this super special 40th episode I have an intense comedy threeway with podcast pals Xavier and Tom from Something Something Joystick! Using our collective brainpower we managed to tackle the heady text that is the novelisation based on the movie, based on the TV show, based on the video game, Pokemon the First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back. What the hell is a Pokemon anyway? Thanks to Xavier and Tom we are going to find out! Even if you can’t catch ‘em all, be sure to catch this one!

Explicit warning in full force on this one. Boys will be boys...

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Episode 40 TEASER!

In today's teaser mini episode I discuss all the hard stats and data compiled by BWB friends Tim and Lizzy, including detailed breakdowns of our sweariest episodes ever! Which ones had the most vinges and flapdoodles? There's only one sure way to find out! Plus, I reveal my incredibly awesome surprise special guest host. And if you're a younger listener, we may be be about to completely destroy your childhood!

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Episode 39: Supergirl: the Movie (with guest host Courtney Coulson!)

Today I'm joined by special guest host, costume creator, and comics expert Courtney Coulson as we dive into the forbidden heady pleasures of skilled author Norma Fox Mazer's novelization, Supergirl: The Movie! The film is misguided, perplexing and downright embarrassing, but can The Fox successfully shine up this super shitefest? Find out all this and a whole lot more in Episode 39!

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And as an extra special bonus, Courtney put her sewing skills to good use and recorded this episode in her own rendition of the late seventies puffy shirt and shorts Supergirl! We did a special photo shoot to commemorate this momentous precedent setting occasion! You can see more of these images on The Book Was Better facebook page here.


Monday, March 25, 2013

Episode 39 TEASER!

In today's mini teaser episode of The Book Was Better podcast, I read your iTunes reviews, tell you all about my meeting with Jess's giant babby, reveal my delightful next guest host AND tell you which infamous movie novelization we will be punching our way through next week! THAT'S A WHOLE LOT OF PODCAST!

Plus, below is a tease of the very special photo shoot that secret guest and I did to celebrate the upcoming show! Holy crap! Aren't we the gift that just keeps on giving!? Cram it in your ear right now!

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All will be revealed in Episode 39!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Episode 38: First Daughter (with guest host Lizzy Unpronounceable!)

This week my co-host is adorable BWB theme songstress Lizzy Unpronounceable as we tackle the wretchedly wonderful WTF weirdness of the Katie Holmes “poor little President’s daughter” classic, First Daughter!

We learn about complex American politics. Can a poor little President’s daughter feel like a Princess? And what’s with the steamy sexual tension that’s developing with Dad? Trust me - your ears cry out for this one. Heed their call!

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Episode 38 TEASER!

In this teaser mini episode I reveal next week's crazy book for the ladies, and the adorable special guest host I'll be getting to know better!

Plus I talk about Evil Kirk, leprechauns, highlight reels and some other crap!

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Episode 37: Back to the Future Part II (with Guest Host Laura, my Little Sister!)

This week you've got to come back with me. Back where, you ask? Back to a second helping of sassy teen Marty McFly as we read the far weaker tie-in novelisation of Back to the Future Part II!

Marty is constantly jumping forwards or backwards fifteen years so why not explore this with my special guest host Laura, my little sister, who just happens to be (nearly) fifteen years younger than I am! We're going to attempt to bridge the generation gap and see if 1989's BTTF 2 still holds up 24 years later, for someone 14 years younger. And is the 2015 portrayed in this novel all it's cracked up to be? There's only one way to be sure...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Episode 37 TEASER!

In this special teaser mini episode I respond to your always thoughtful and pertinent feedback, as well as reveal the title of the movie novelization that we’ll be tackling next week!

The official baby of the podcast has been born, so we’ll celebrate that, solve the mystery of Star Trek’s Data’s “fully functioning” robot dick, plus herald our imminent return to a very popular and much-requested movie franchise. And next week’s special mystery guest host is someone very close to me. There’s only one way to solve all these mysteries and that’s to shove this minisode in your ears!

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Host: Luke Milton

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Episode 36: Star Trek Generations (With Guest Host John Robertson!)

In the epic Episode 36 guest host, the mighty John Robertson, and I set phasers to “kill” for Star Trek Generations, the awkward book of the awkward film that took Captain Kirk and Captain Picard and hideously mashed them together!

John is a comedian, writer, performer, MC, and general gad-about-town who knows infinitely more about Star Trek than I do. So if you’re a fan of Star Trek you’re going to love this, and if you’re not then you’re about to learn about it in one of the most entertaining ways possible!


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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Episode 36 TEASER!

It's time for a new teaser episode! You respond to the new guest host format! I let you know about some upcoming guest stars! I pose a lowbrow question! And, most importantly, I reveal the crazy movie novelisation that a certain guest host and I will be tearing into next week! We'll be delving into a yet untapped franchise that has been voraciously requested by at least one listener! What could it be? Download and find out!


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Hosts: Luke Milton


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Episode 35: Jaws 2! (With Guest Host Tristan Fidler!)

Here it is! The moment of truth! As co-host Jess temporarily departs to pop out a baby, The Book Was Better podcast enters a brand new phase with a series of wonderful guest hosts!

In this first new episode I am joined by film buff, radio host and fellow podcaster Tristan Fidler as we tackle the ridiculously over-the-top novelization of Jaws 2! 95% different from the film, this rough diamond adds casual racism, misogyny, the US Navy, forensics, a seal, a porpoise, and the goddamn mafia! This is one not to miss!
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Episode 35 TEASER!

In this teaser mini episode I reveal which ridiculous movie novelization we’ll be reading, debating and lambasting next week, plus I reveal the first very talented and special guest host that will be joining me for that episode while Jess prepares to pop out a human baby! Plus I respond to your sparse feedback and talk really, really fast!

Next week’s novel is a rare gem which, would you believe, is about 95% different from the actual film! It’s madness! What could it be!? There’s only one way to find out!

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Hosts: Luke Milton



Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Episode 34: Battleship!

As Jessica sails into the distance, huge and stately, enjoy this 21-gun salute to a ridiculous movie about burritos and the clothes you wish you were wearing. Ahoy!


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Hosts: Jessica McLeod and Luke Milton

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Episode 34 TEASER!

OK, get ready for the SUPER MEGA EPISODE before Jessica goes on maternity leave! This is a great episode (I assume, we recorded it like 2 months ago) so you're in for a treat!

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Hosts: Jessica McLeod and Luke Milton