Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Episode 174: Serenity (with guest host Lizzy Unpronounceable!)


This week we get all sparkly for you gold-ram brownpants when we read the novelization of the movie of the TV series: Serenity. But don't panic, I am lucky enough to have Firefly expert Lizzy Unpronounceable as co-pilot to help me navigate your precious space-lingo! May the force be with you!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Episode 173: The World Is Not Enough (with guest host Courtney!)


This week it's a case of the Bond Was Better when we read our first 007 novelization, The World is Not Enough! Guest host Agent Coulson has done plenty of interesting research, and I do plenty of puerile derailing, in this epic-sized episode where we expose the dirty, dark secrets of James Bond's dossier! Rest assured, we have a license to THRILL! And SPILL (the beans). And KILL (about an hour and a half of your time).

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Episode 172: Ratatouille (with guest host Jacinta!)


This week we learn that ANYONE can cook when we read the novelization of Pixar's rat-on-chef's-head classic: Ratatouille! Joining me on this sojourn to Paris is guest host Jacinta, as we learn all about French, soup, and pulling your hair to tell you what to do!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Episode 171: Back to the Future Part III (with guest host Zach!)


This week we go back in time and finish off a BWB trilogy when we read the (confusing) novelization of Back to the Future Part III. Joining me is fellow cowboy Zach as we figure out a whole lot of unsolved mysteries, involving hills/valleys, the true McFly family tree, alternate histories and a whole lot of gubbins!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Episode 170: Antz (with guest host Paris)


This week we dig to new depths when we burrow into the novelization of ugly-as-all-get-out animated feature Antz! Doing it for the colony is guest host Paris, as we confront a muddy, violent, dystopian tiny nightmare where Woody Allen is even more terrifying than before. Dig in! If you dare!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Episode 169: Blade (with guest host Courtney Coulson!)


We're finally back, this time delving into the blood-splattered novelization of mofos-ice skating-up-hill movie Blade! And helping me learn how Snipes earned his stripes is fabled vampirologist Courtney Coulson! We solve all the great mysteries like, was Marv Wolfman really a wolf-man? And so much more!

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Episode 168: Clueless (with guest host Sabrina)


This week we're buggin and going postal when we read the Betty and Baldwin filled novelization of Clueless! Reminiscing about 20 years ago is guest host Sabrina as we go jeepin' and get brutally loqued. Or something. I'm Audi!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Episode 167: Return of Swamp Thing (with guest host Hector!)


This week we trudge through the swampy mess that is the turd-polishing novelization of low-budget muck-man sequel Return of Swamp Thing! Bringing the comic knowledge is guest host Hector Weenis as we learn all about potatoes, cucumber intimacy, stilted speech, and two Little Stinkers. Swamp Thing you make my heart sing!

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Episode 166: Mars Attacks! (with guest host Emily)


This week we read the large, unwieldy, audaciously padded novelization of Tim Burton's martians attack movie, Mars Attacks! Fending off the invaders is guest host Emily, as we try to wrap our heads around the unnecessary backstories of the ridiculously massive cast, while anxiously wondering... will Mars actually attack? OR ARE WE TO BE MADE FOOLS? Don't be foolish - find out now!

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Episode 165: Universal Soldier (with guest host Paris!)


This week we endure a decade spanning grudge match when we read the novelization of the 100% charisma free Universal Solider! Luckily, bringing the charisma is guest host Paris, as we get to the bottom of the Unisol program, Pepsi, and Jean Claude's bottom. Listen and learn!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Episode 164: Tron Legacy (with guest host Courtney!)


This week we upload onto the grid when we read the audaciously truncated novelization of Tron Legacy! Fighting for the user is special guest host Courtney Coulson as we decipher all the complicated bits and bites. 011001100111010101100011011010110010000001111001011001010110000101101000!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Episode 163: Inside Out (with guest host Sabrina!)


This week we take a daring journey into the human mind when we read the junior novelization of Pixar's brilliant Inside Out! Joining me for all the feels is guest host Sabrina, as we share our joy, sadness, anger, fear, and filthy hawt disgust! Keep pressing that joy button!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Episode 162: Clash of the Titans (with guest host Hector!)


This week we travel back to 1981 to read the turgid novelization of MGM's classic Clash of the Titans! And in the spirit of things guest host Hector Weenis and I clash like two titans of obscure, niche podcasting! Learn all about mythology, nipples, and salty whiskers! ZEUS COMMANDS IT!

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Episode 161: Rescuers Down Under (with guest host Jacinta)


This week we experience the unparalleled joy of learning how nineties America interpreted Australia when we read the novelization of Disney's Rescuers Down Under. Joining me is fellow Australian Jacinta as we attempt to discover what being "down under" or "out back" is really about! Blood... pressure... rising...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Episode 160: Batman '66 (with guest host Courtney!)


Last week was Superman, this week we give equal time to his arch enemy the caped crusader, when we read the very vivid novelization of Batman 1966! And joining me on this campy quest for vengeance is boy wonder Courtney. Holy strange choice for an author, Batman!

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Episode 159: Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (with guest host Hector!)


This week our quest leads us to the baffling novelization of bizarro Superman movie Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Alongside enthusiastic boy reporter Hector Weenis we investigate and expose all the secrets of deleted scenes, hulking monsters and little stinkers. If you're boning up for Batman V Superman then everything you need to know about the boy in red and blue is right here!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Episode 158: Doom (with guest host Lauren!)


This week we journey through hell when we read the novelization based on the film based on the video game DOOM! And joining me is guest co-op partner Lauren as we ask all the big questions like, has there ever been a good video game movie??

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Episode 157: Josie and the Pussycats (with guest host Paris!)


Honk if you love pussycats! This week we delve into tbizarre Riverdale-based music industry satire when we read the novelization of 2001's Josie and the Pussycats! While I fawn over Rachel Leigh Cook, guest host and Josie expert Paris takes the reins as guest host as we talk about music, double entendres, and even Taylor Swift! Plus we examine the book's bonus section which teaches YOU how to be... rock star! HONK!

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Episode 156: Flipper (with guest host Xavier!)


This week we flip out over Flipper when we read the junior novelization of Elijah Wood and Paul Hogan vs a dolphin ripper classic Flipper! And joining me is my first mate Xavier, as we board the Clam Cracker and answer all the big questions like: are dolphins sexy? And: can you ethically eat them? This is one of the good ones, folks!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Episode 155: Lassie (1994) with guest host Emily!


This week we head back to the turbulent bandana-wearing nineties where a "heavy metal freak skateboarding cool dude" accidentally befriends some dumb dog in the novelization of 1994's Lassie. And joining me is guest host and former dog-owner Emily to check this thing for veracity. Listen to this or get stuck in a well!

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Episode 154: The Black Hole (with guest host Courtney Coulson)!


This week we brave the novelization of Disney's 1979 not-so-successful Star Wars wannabe The Black Hole, written by Book Was Better favourite Alan Dean Foster! And piloting this episode for the first time is frequent guest and science enthusiast Courtney Coulson who actually read the book! We ask all the big questions about this forgotten non-classic like: "Doesn't that robot look like Cartman?"

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Episode 153: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (with guest host Zach!)


This week we read the novelization of cartoons meet 1947 Hollywood murder-mystery movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit! And it sure as hell wasn't my totally innocent guest host, Zach! We speculate on all the big questions like: how are Toons brought to life and why does Eddie Valiant crap without a shirt on. P-p-p-p-p-p-p-pleeeeeasssseee don't miss it!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Episode 152: Enchanted (with guest host Paris)


This week we switch from 2D to 3D as we enter the magical, romantic, creepily insane world of Andalasia  when we read the junior novelization of Enchanted! Joining me on the quest to find True Love's Kiss or something or other is enchanting guest host Paris! We're going to ask all the tough questions like: why do the people in the real world act less realistically and crazier than those in the cartoon world? Listen to this one before the 12th dong!

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Episode 151: Superman Returns (with guest host Hector!)


This week not only do we return with a brand new episode, but super-stalker Superman returns from parts unknown to creep on baby mama Lois Lane when we read the junior novelization of Superman Returns! And helping me with the Man of Steel's paternity test is special guest host Hector Weenis! It's a super-sized episode and we gut a spectacularly stupid plot, and indulge in some pretty stupid speculation of our own!

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Book Was Better Classics: High school Musical


This is the last classic episode before we return to the first new episodes of 2016, and what a classic it is! This one is the distant Episode 4 and it's all about our favourite hoops doggies as we read the all dancing/dunking novelization of High School Musical! Jessica McLeod and I learn all about American high school in the book that launched two sequels -and another two episodes for us! Then see you next week for Superman Returns!

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Book Was Better Classics: Alien!


This week is another classic from the archive as I continue to laze around and not read anything on my holidays! Today is a very early episode where Jess and I read the very first book of the Aliens franchise: Alien - which turns out to not really be about an alien at all, but actually more about a cat! Listen again or for the first time! (And new episodes begin on January 19th!)

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