Why do they always kill the dog, cats, and Nic Cage ruins everything

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By Aaron Armstrong, Dave Schroeder, and Barnabas Piper. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Dave’s daughter was recently traumatized when she read Where the Red Fern Grows, and we got to thinking: why the heck to teachers keep asking kids to read this book? Listen in as we discuss:

  • Why Dave’s still not sleeping and the Legend of Winston
  • What we think about this seemingly psychotic habit of authors writing books where the dog always dies
  • Why there’s no “the cat dies” genre and if there are any cats that are heroes in books
  • Why there’s a no-pets rule in the Armstrong house
  • What book adaptations would Nicolas Cage completely ruin by starring in (thanks Judson for recommending this topic)
  • Which director(s) ruined Superman

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A few of the books we mention on this episode:

This week’s bonus content:

The trailer for the documentary, “The Death of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened?”

And for the image that made Barnabas laugh so hard:

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