28 episodes

A group of smart, funny friends meet together every week to talk about the book they’re reading—a book that just so happens to be incredibly buzzy and in the zeitgeist because it has an adaptation coming up on the big screen or via streaming. Because when everyone at work is talking about it, we want to be the smug ones who can say we actually read the book first. Hosted by Dana Schwartz, Jennifer Wright, Korama Danquah, Melissa Hunter, and Tien Tran. New episodes every Monday! 

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    • 4.5 • 168 Ratings

A group of smart, funny friends meet together every week to talk about the book they’re reading—a book that just so happens to be incredibly buzzy and in the zeitgeist because it has an adaptation coming up on the big screen or via streaming. Because when everyone at work is talking about it, we want to be the smug ones who can say we actually read the book first. Hosted by Dana Schwartz, Jennifer Wright, Korama Danquah, Melissa Hunter, and Tien Tran. New episodes every Monday! 

    Final Episode

    Final Episode

    Popcorn Book Club comes to you with sad news this week in that this will be our final episode. We spend it talking about the books we covered, the books we wish we'd covered, and some of our favorite adaptations. Thank you for listening and please follow us as we continue making things.
    @DanaSchwartzzz
    @JenAshleyWright
    @koramadrama
    @HiMelissaHunter
    and Tien has wisely gotten off Twitter but is on Insta @hanktina
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Screen Time: V For Vendetta

    Screen Time: V For Vendetta

    After covering books one through three of Alan Moore and David Lloyd's graphic novel V For Vendetta, we are getting into the 2005 film adaptation, directed by James McTeigue, written (and perhaps shadow-directed) by the Wachowski Sisters, and starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving. We'll talk about this being a rare case where the film may be better than the book, and what changed from the page to the screen.
    Follow us on Twitter!
    @DanaSchwartzzz
    @JenAshleyWright
    @koramadrama
    @MelissaFTW
    and Tien has wisely gotten off Twitter but is on Insta @hanktina
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    V For Vendetta (Part 3)

    V For Vendetta (Part 3)

    It still being November, just a little bit, we are still talking V For Vendetta. We have made it to Book Three, the final part of the graphic novel, and this week, we'll hash out our issues with the ending and discuss the allowances and issues with art-as-manifesto.
    Follow us on Twitter!
    @DanaSchwartzzz
    @JenAshleyWright
    @koramadrama
    @MelissaFTW
    and Tien has wisely gotten off Twitter but is on Insta @hanktina
    Next week, we'll jump into the film adaptation!
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    V For Vendetta (Part 2)

    V For Vendetta (Part 2)

    There were plenty of options for our first graphic novel adaptation to choose from, and I think there are few more appropriate ones for November 2020 than “V for Vendetta,” the graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd, and adapted for film in 2005. This is part two of our conversation and we were left with several questions last week: What’s going to happen to Evey? And is V secretly a theater kid?
    Follow us on Twitter!
    @DanaSchwartzzz
    @JenAshleyWright
    @koramadrama
    @MelissaFTW
    and Tien has wisely gotten off Twitter but is on Insta @hanktina
    Still ahead, we'll start in on book 3 of V For Vendetta before jumping into the film adaptation!
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    V For Vendetta (Part 1)

    V For Vendetta (Part 1)

    Though we are a little late for November 5th — Guy Fawkes Day — we unfortunately seem to be right on time for the impending threat of totalitarianism. This week we begin our discussion of V For Vendetta, the graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd, and adapted for film in 2005.
    Follow us on Twitter!
    @DanaSchwartzzz
    @JenAshleyWright
    @koramadrama
    @MelissaFTW
    and Tien has wisely gotten off Twitter but is on Insta @hanktina
    Still ahead, we'll start in on book two of V For Vendetta!
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Screen Time: Lovecraft Country (Part 2)

    Screen Time: Lovecraft Country (Part 2)

    Halloween is over and Biden is president-elect, but luckily (?) for us, the horrors of America and its past are with us always! And so this week we are getting more Screen Time with the second half of the season of HBO’s Lovecraft Country.
    Follow us on Twitter!
    @DanaSchwartzzz
    @JenAshleyWright
    @koramadrama
    @MelissaFTW
    and Tien has wisely gotten off Twitter but is on Insta @hanktina
    Still ahead, we'll start in on our next book, V For Vendetta!
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    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
168 Ratings

168 Ratings

Springfield 2012 ,

Love this podcast!

Love this podcast, the ladies, and the books. So sad I don’t have HBO :(

ecerybodyloveuct ,

Love this! Please come back

This podcast is the only literary podcast I truly enjoyed and listened to all the way through. Diverse set of people, deep thoughts and insightful discussion, great dives into disagreements and always some laughs. This feels like sipping and snacking around the table with friends in your own book club, and I love it! I’m so disappointed that the show had to end, and I have not been able to find a good substitute to fill that void! I highly recommend listening to all the episodes they have, and I hope that one day these ladies will put out more wonderful content.

MissJew ,

Come back to me!

Waking up on December 14th to “Final Episode” was such a blow, especially since I’d just finished Fingersmith and was ready for some sexy discourse!
I relisten to “The Hate U Give” episodes after the too frequent police shootings, I have mainlined Octavia Butler at Korama’s suggestion, I listened on audiobook to Jennifer’s books and really felt like I was having a book club with friends.
Thank you for what you did give us, sorry I didn’t rate/review earlier.

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