57 episodes

Beau North and Sammi Campbell will be taking a look at modern film adaptations of Classic novels to see how they translate into present-day pop culture. In a (mostly) judgement-free zone, Beau and Sammi will watch any modern adaptation, no matter the budget, cast, or level of silliness.

Excessively Diverted Excessively Diverted

    • TV & Film

Beau North and Sammi Campbell will be taking a look at modern film adaptations of Classic novels to see how they translate into present-day pop culture. In a (mostly) judgement-free zone, Beau and Sammi will watch any modern adaptation, no matter the budget, cast, or level of silliness.

    Freeway (1996) with Megan Sunday

    Freeway (1996) with Megan Sunday

    Sammi and Beau are joined by Let's Get Weirding Co-Host Megan Sunday to discuss Matthew Bright's 1996 take on Little Red Riding Hood, Freeway! A movie that is at times hard to watch, it boasts fun twists and two solid performances from Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Crossover Episode: The March Sisters at Christmas with Shannon Campe

    Crossover Episode: The March Sisters at Christmas with Shannon Campe

    This week Sammi and Beau are joined by Shannon Campe from the delightful Little Women: A Modern Audio Drama to talk about the "flimsy and charmless" modernization of Little Women, The March Sisters At Christmas!

    • 54 min
    Catching Up

    Catching Up

    Beau and Sammi are back to talk about favorite episodes, best moments of the shows, the highs and lows of their three-year journey, with a few notes about what's in store for the year ahead! 

    • 39 min
    Ronnie And Julie with Andrew Schwartz

    Ronnie And Julie with Andrew Schwartz

    Beau and Sammi are back from a longer-than-expected break and this time they are joined by special guest Andrew Schwartz, host of the delightfully bizarre Talkin' Bout Turtle! This episode they discuss the 90's teen reimagining of Romeo & Juliet...not, the other 90's teen reimagining of Romeo & Juliet, Ronnie and Julie!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Shakespeare ReTold: Much Ado About Nothing

    Shakespeare ReTold: Much Ado About Nothing

    Sammi and Beau are BACK with a new episode AND a new theme song! Join them as they close out the 4-part series Shakespeare ReTold and talk hair, stalkers, and refreshing updates to this beloved play. 

    • 37 min
    Shakespeare ReTold: A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Shakespeare ReTold: A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Sammi and Beau return with the third and most underwhelming installment of their Shakespeare ReTold Series. An adaptation that wasn't sure what it wanted to be, was at times very disjointed, with some humor that didn't quite land and the most un-funny Bottom yet seen. This episode is packed with Puka Shell Energy. 

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

Kat Ski ,

You guys are awesome

I’ve loved Austen since I was in middle school (thanks mom) but Im definitely not an Austen purist. Thanks for letting me know that’s ok. Keep them coming!

Carly_unmoviepodcast ,

Love this show!

I really appreciate having the perspective of a JAFF writer on media adaptations, so interesting. I also loved the JAFF cast episodes, I finished them last week and have already read Suddenly Mrs. Darcy, it was great. Thanks guys for being so great and helping me be a bit more analytical about adaptations!

Jessica Rader ,

Excellent podcast

I love Excessively Diverted! A hilarious and loving review of Austen related movies with out any pretension. I have also really enjoyed the JAFF cast episodes. I had never read any fan fiction before but have been pleased with all the reccomendations I have read so far.

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