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A podcast where we talk about books and their movie counterparts in order to answer the question of which is better: the book or the movie.

A podcast where we talk about books and their movie counterparts in order to answer the question of which is better: the book or the movie.


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A podcast where we talk about books and their movie counterparts in order to answer the question of which is better: the book or the movie.




Emma vs Clueless

DId you know Amy Heckerling's masterpiece "Clueless" was the first adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma? We discuss how well "Clueless" stacks up against Emma and which we like better the book or the movie.


Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Alicia compares the beloved children's picture book by Judi Barrett with it's 2009 Sony Pictures movie. How does it stack up? We also talk about changes to the podcast and ways for viewers to be more involved. Like following us on Instagram and answering our poll questions. And a new and better way to submit your picks for topics. And even asking you to be guests on the show! Listen in to find out how!


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

***There are SPOILERS for the whole series. So if you haven't read or seen all the books/movies and don't want the spoiled please listen at a later time.*** In this episode we talk about the first book of one of the most loved childhood stories in existence, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone. In it we discuss our first experiences with Harry Potter, what our listener's wished was different about the movie. ***And, again, there are SPOILERS for the whole series. So if you...


The Witches

The Witches by Roald Dahl is a beloved tale that teaches us many great lessons, like don't judge a book by its cover and you'll be ok no matter what if you've got some one who loves you. But how does the 1990 movie starring Anjelica Huston and Rowan Atkinson hold up to the book? We find out in this episode of From Cover to Reel. We talk about characters, plot points, themes, and... Scrappy Doo?



Today we discuss Coraline. We discuss characters, themes, motifs, things we like changed and things we didn't. We also get into Hollywood's problem of watering down strong female characters.


Crazy Rich Asians

How does the number one movie in America compare to it's source material? Alicia discusses with her husband the differences between the book and the movie and decides which she enjoyed more. We discuss mainly characters and plot in this episode.


The Little Prince

We compare this classic, beloved book of Antoine Saint Exupéry and the movie that continues the story. We mostly discuss the themes as the movie isn't a direct adaptation of the book. We also discuss how we feel about the Prince's character development.


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The movie of this popular novel was just released on Netflix this month. How does it compare? Why did it make us start talking about Castaway? (Yes the Tom Hanks movie) In this episode we discuss the changes made in the movie and what we think of them (and yes we disagree about some things).


Little Women

Listen as we discuss this 150 year old book and most of its film adaptations. We pick who played our favorite characters and talk about what we like and how we feel most films have missed the mark of capturing the magic of the wonderful March family. Spoilers ahead!


Ella Enchanted

Our first adaptation that I couldn't find a single person in my life who thinks the movie was a faithful representation of the book. Ella Enchanted is a wonderful book, and an ok movie on its own. But when comparing the movie to the book it is just sad. Listen in to hear why we enjoy the book so much more. And let us know what you think.



The classic and beloved picture book Shrek, by William Steig, was made into an Academy Award winning movie of the same name. So how did DreamWorks do at adapting this short children's book to a full length movie? Listen in as we discuss the characters, plots, themes and humor of Shrek, the book and the movie.


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

This episode Alicia is joined by her mom, Helen, to discuss the L. Frank Baum classic and compare it to its 1939 movie counterpart, starring Judy Garland. We focus on scenes we wish made it into the movie, changes to our favorite characters, and the themes present in the book and how they were presented in the movie.


Jurassic Park

Today we are joined by Lindsey Hannan to introduce this podcast and discuss Jurassic Park, it's sequel, The Lost World, and 4 of the 5 movies that these books have spawned. We discuss scenes we wish had made it to the movie, characters we actually like better in the movie, and themes that made it from the book to the movie. Oh and we try to use as many iconic Jurassic Park quotes as possible. Listen in and see if we can decide if the book is truly better than the movie.