100 episodes

Book Vs. Movie is the podcast that ponders the question: "Which was better...the book or the movie?" We spoil away the details, uncover the plot points, discuss casting choices and shower with praise (or pummel with snark) as we see fit. Hosts are Margo P. (She's Nacho Mama's Blog) and Margo D. (Creator of Brooklyn Fit Chick.com) and we are not afraid to tell it like it is!

Book Vs Movie Podcast Margo D. & Margo P.

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7, 121 Ratings

Book Vs. Movie is the podcast that ponders the question: "Which was better...the book or the movie?" We spoil away the details, uncover the plot points, discuss casting choices and shower with praise (or pummel with snark) as we see fit. Hosts are Margo P. (She's Nacho Mama's Blog) and Margo D. (Creator of Brooklyn Fit Chick.com) and we are not afraid to tell it like it is!

    Book Vs Movie "Stand By Me"

    Book Vs Movie "Stand By Me"

    The Margos are going back to Stephen King’s 1982 Different Seasons which features four novellas with a focus on the “summer” tale “The Body.” As written in the story, four young boys from Castle Rock Maine in 1960 who go on a quest to see the deceased body of Ray Brower--a 12-year-old who was most likely hit by a train. 

    • 44 min
    Book Vs Movie "All About Eve"

    Book Vs Movie "All About Eve"

    The Margos are All About Eve in this Bette Davis-centered episode and considered us buckled up for this bumpy ride!

    The story is based on actress/writer Mary Orr’s short story for Cosmopolitan magazine “The Wisdom of Eve” published in December 1946. The film is now considered a classic that won 6 Academy Awards.

    • 56 min
    Book Vs Movie "The Big Sleep"

    Book Vs Movie "The Big Sleep"

    This episode is devoted to Raymond Chandler and one of his best-known novels--The Big Sleep. This is the first novel to feature Detective Philip Marlowe and this story is filled with witty lines, nefarious people and double-crossing aplenty. If you are under the impression that this story will be slow and/or easy to understand because it was created almost 100 years ago--guess again. The movie is pretty great as well!

    • 50 min
    Book Vs Movie "Valley of the Dolls"

    Book Vs Movie "Valley of the Dolls"

    The Margos are still enjoying the swinging 60s and what better way to celebrate than talking about the amazing Jacqueline Susann who is the first author to have three consecutive #1 books on the New York Times bestseller list. Though her work was critically panned at the time and she was considered a self-promoting hack by the literary elite (how dare they!) Susann is now an icon for fun-living women who dare to take up space. 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Book Vs Movie "The Exorcist" (RIP Max von Sydow 1929-2020)

    Book Vs Movie "The Exorcist" (RIP Max von Sydow 1929-2020)

    The Margos revisit the 1971 novel The Exorcist written by the very interesting William Peter Blatty.  Based on a true-ish story about a boy possessed by a demon in the 1950s Blatty changed some of the key details to create this fiction classic. This episode is a replay in honor of actor Max von Sydow (!929-2020)

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Book Vs Movie "The Manchurian Candidate" (Replay)

    Book Vs Movie "The Manchurian Candidate" (Replay)

    The Margos have a thing for espionage and intrigue in this ep talking about the Richard Condon 1959 novel The Manchurian Candidate which was bought by Frank Sinatra and United Artist films and made into a controversial movie in 1962. Detailing the life of former infantrymen who are brainwashed by the Soviet Union while captured in the Korean War and who later aim to overthrow the United States via a presidential election...

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 Ratings

CaravanBoi ,

Great Podcast!

I have been listening for a couple of years. Writing from Houston, Texas. I can say your Podcast has been a great respite when I needed. When hurricane Harvey happened, I remember driving to check on my elderly mother and a normal drive of 30 minutes, turning into 3 hours. Your Jaws episode will forever be burnt into my mind as a marker for what I was doing at that time lol. Thank you for everything you do! May I suggest Your Girl Friday.

Allison_S 95 ,

Fun for a book lover

Really love it as someone who likes books and seeing how it compares to the movies. They do the podcast through video chat so sound quality isn’t always the best (which I get, they live on opposite sides of the country). They repeat episodes a lot which I don’t get.

Kelsea028 ,

Recommended to Every Booknerd

Listening to your enjoyment of books and films is the best! And I thank you for keeping me busy with a bunch of new books and movies for me to watch 😊
If you can, could you check out these movies?
Possession by A.S Byatt, How to Train a Dragon, Les Misérables (you should listen/read the abridgment if you do this one), The Feast of the Goat, The Man Who Laughs (you should check out the the 1929 movie) A Picture of Dorian Gray, A Tale of Two Cities, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Tale of Two Cities, and The Breadwinner.

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