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Is the book always better? Are they better off as Movies?? Finally, an answer. Author Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Comic Red Scott talk media that moves from one form to another. Whether it's Stephen King books becoming Steven Spielberg movies, Fairy Tales loosely inspiring animated Disney musicals, or People transmuting into Wolves, this is the podcast with the conviction and insight to determine a story's correct form.
 
Welcome to the world's premier, high class animal facts podcast full of information that's like, probably true? Each week Maggie hosts a special guest and we learn everything you could possibly need to know about two animals. Everything. You. Ever. Need. To. Know.
 
Have you ever dreamed about quitting your job, horrifying your family and road tripping for an indeterminate amount of time? Well, that’s exactly what we’re doing. Follow Maggie and Adam as we drive from San Francisco to Tierra Del Fuego, and all our panic attacks along the way.
 
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Twilight, Again. Failure to Adapt’s first return guest, Hugo award winning author Sarah Gailey (EAT THE RICH, The Echo Wife, River of Teeth) wore her finest Jorts to ask “Who let the dogs out?”. Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s & Red Scott’s follow Sarah’s lead into the world of the Stephenie Meyer novel New Moon (2006) and the corresponding Chris Weitz film T…
 
This fortnight Nicole is discussing “Shadow Rising” by Robert Jordan, the fourth book in The Wheel of Time with our transcriptionist and fellow WOT fan, Heather. Book TW for physical assault, sexual harassment, combat wounds, PTSD, magical attack, horror monster attacks, identity crisis, depiction of mental illness caused by magic, depiction of aud…
 
The Locus Award Winning, Perfect and Prolific Author & Essayist Meg Elison (Find Layla, Big Girl, The Book of The Unnamed Midwife, etc…) agreed to join Maggie Tokuda-Hall & Red Scott to discuss absolutely any adaptation, as long as it was the Thomas Harris novel The Silence of the Lambs (1988) and the Jonathan Demme film, The Silence of the Lambs (…
 
This fortnight we’re discussing “Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson, many people's first shockingly sad childhood book. TITLE: Bridge to TerabithiaAUTHOR: Katherine PatersonPUBLISHER: HarperCollinsYEAR: 1977LENGTH: 192 pagesAGE: Middle Grade, Young AdultGENRE: Realistic FictionRECOMMENDED: Yes Book CW for ableist language, bullying, homoph…
 
Hugo award winning author Sarah Gailey (EAT THE RICH, The Echo Wife, River of Teeth) joins hosts Maggie Tokuda-Hall & Red Scott to talk the adaptation of the ultimate May (1901) – December romance. Specifically, they discuss the Stephenie Meyer novel Twilight (2005) and the corresponding Catherine Hardwicke film Twilight (2008). How did they come t…
 
This fortnight we’re discussing “Not Your Sidekick” by C.B. Lee, the first book of the series "Sidekick Squad". The fourth book, "Not Your Hero" comes out at the end of August 2021. TITLE: Not Your SidekickAUTHOR: C.B. LeePUBLISHER: DuetYEAR: 2016LENGTH: 304 pagesAGE: Young AdultGENRE: Dystopian, Science Fiction, SuperheroesRECOMMENDED: Highly Book…
 
Welcome to Failure to Adapt! Hosted by author Maggie Tokuda-Hall and comedian Red Scott, Failure to Adapt discusses media that moves from one form to another! Whether it's Stephen King books becoming Steven Spielberg movies, Fairy Tales loosely inspiring animated Disney musicals, or People transmuting into Wolves, this is the podcast with the convi…
 
This fortnight we’re discussing “THE MERMAID, THE WITCH, AND THE SEA” by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, a young adult fantasy novel set on the islands and high seas. TITLE: The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea AUTHOR: Maggie Tokuda-Hall PUBLISHER: Candlewick Press YEAR: 2020 LENGTH: 368 pages AGE: Young Adult GENRE: Fantasy, Mythology RECOMMENDED: Highly Book …
 
This fortnight we’re discussing “Soul of the Fire” by Terry Goodkind. This is the fifth book in the series, "The Sword of Truth". Sometimes we discuss a book neither of us could stand and one of us didn't finish, and this is our hate-read pick for 2021. TITLE: Soul of the FireAUTHOR: Terry GoodkindPUBLISHER: Tor BooksYEAR: 1999LENGTH: 788 pagesAGE:…
 
This fortnight we’re discussing “The Midnight Bargain” by C.L. Polk. This book does for discussions of sexism in a magical aristocratic setting what the The Kingston Cycle does for classism in the same. TITLE: The Midnight Bargain AUTHOR: C.L. Polk PUBLISHER: Erewhon YEAR: 2020 LENGTH: 384 pages AGE: Adult GENRE: Fantasy RECOMMENDED: Yes Book TW fo…
 
This fortnight we’re discussing “Black Sun” by Rebecca Roanhorse, the first book of the series "Between Earth and Sky". As of the time of recording only "Black Sun" was published". TITLE: Black SunAUTHOR: Rebecca RoanhorsePUBLISHER: Gallery / Saga PressYEAR: 2020LENGTH: 464 pagesAGE: AdultGENRE: FantasyRECOMMENDED: Highly Book TW for racism, xenoph…
 
Please enjoy the spoiler-free portion of our interview with author Sara Codair, discussing three books from their urban fantasy series "The Evanstar Chronicles", specifically the books, "Life Minus Me", "Power Surge", and "Power Inversion". Timestamps are marked for the interview questions. Patrons at any level receive part two of this interview. I…
 
This fortnight we’re discussing “Under the Pendulum Sun” by Jeannette Ng, with special guest Dare! You can find them on Twitter, or check out their Linktree for more details about their various streaming and gaming exploits. TITLE: Under the Pendulum SunAUTHOR: Jeannette NgPUBLISHER: Angry RobotYEAR: 2019LENGTH: 409 pagesAGE: AdultGENRE: FantasyREC…
 
This fortnight we’re discussing the anthology “This Is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death”, edited by Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, and David Malki! This anthology was published after the original, "Machine of Death", but can be read independently. We discussed three specific stories by different contr…
 
This fortnight we’re discussing “All the Birds in the Sky” by Charlie Jane Anders. We've had this on the booklist since almost the beginning and we're so excited to finally bring you this episode. Book TW for abusive parents, parental death, torture (implied), sex (explicit), bullying/abuse (explicit). Topic 1: Serafina - Emotional connection. Begi…
 
This fortnight we’re discussing “The Cat Who Sniffed Glue”, part of the Cat Who series by Lilian Jackson Braun. We're joined by special guest Dare. You can follow Dare on Twitter or find more info and links on their LinkTree. Book TW for ableism, sexism, homophobia (brief), drug use (not depicted), car accident, violence, animal death (not depicted…
 
This fortnight we’re discussing “Beneath The Citadel” by Destiny Soria. We're joined by Christian from The Lazy Gringo Podcast. Book TW for panic attacks, violence, child abuse, suicide, child death, major character death, death. Topic 1: Child abuse. Begins at (1:35), CW for child abuse, dislocation, injury mention, panic attacks, suicide mention.…
 
We have a fun episode for you this time! We're joined by Andrea for a special discussion of one of our favorite kidlit books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Episode TW for possible derealization, please refer to additional details below the topic list if this is a concern for you. This book has a film adaptation which you can find here.…
 
Please enjoy the spoiler-free portion of our interview with author JP Jackson, discussing his books, "Daimonion" and "Magic or Die". Timestamps are marked for the interview questions. Become a Patron at any level to receive the spoiler-filled second half of the interview. Intro (0:00) Can you talk a little about the way trauma works in your writing…
 
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