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The Skylight Books podcast presents author events and other audio snapshots from the world of Skylight Books. Our Los Angeles bookstore has served the historic neighborhoods of Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, and Echo Park for over a quarter century (plus an expanded audience online). This podcast is made by booksellers for all to listen, learn, and enjoy.

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    • 4.7 • 35 Ratings

The Skylight Books podcast presents author events and other audio snapshots from the world of Skylight Books. Our Los Angeles bookstore has served the historic neighborhoods of Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, and Echo Park for over a quarter century (plus an expanded audience online). This podcast is made by booksellers for all to listen, learn, and enjoy.

    Better Than the Movie 15: PLANET OF THE APES

    Better Than the Movie 15: PLANET OF THE APES

    It's a madhouse! The BTTM fellas are on their own this month, talking PLANET OF THE APES. The main focus is the original feature film, directed by Oscar winner Franklin J. Schaffner and scripted by fellow Oscar winner Michael Wilson and TWILIGHT ZONE creator Rod Serling. The fellas compare this classic to the lesser known source novel by Pierre Boulle that inspired the whole franchise. But most things APES get touched upon in this episode too, from the new release in theaters, KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, the failed Tim Burton reboot in 2001, and even the '70s cartoon show. Let Allan, Tyler, and Justin drive you bananas, won't you? Hosted by Allan Traylor, Tyler Austin, and Justin Remer.Produced by Justin Remer. Recorded at the LAPL Octavia Lab.Opening music: "Optimism (Instrumental)" by Duck the Piano Wire Closing music: "Rule of 3s (Solmenity Child)" by Elastic No-No Band

    • 1 hr 26 min
    SKYLIT: Maggie Nelson, LIKE LOVE

    SKYLIT: Maggie Nelson, LIKE LOVE

    Join us for a conversation with Skylight favorite Maggie Nelson, whose newest collection of essays, Like Love, has already made its way into our booksellers' hearts. One of those booksellers, Elodie Saint-Louis, sat down with Maggie to talk about Like Love, her thoughts on genre distinctions with writing, and much more!
     
    Produced by Elodie Saint-Louis and Mick Kowaleski
     
    Music by Duck the Piano Wire
     
    BUY LIKE LOVE HERE: https://www.skylightbooks.com/book/9781644452813

    • 58 min
    Better Than the Movie 14: THE GREEN KNIGHT / SIR GAWAIN AND... w/ Conor Holt

    Better Than the Movie 14: THE GREEN KNIGHT / SIR GAWAIN AND... w/ Conor Holt

    Happy Dev Patel Season to all who celebrate! Mr. Patel's directing debut, MONKEY MAN, is in theaters now, but we decided to look back a few years at his great work in THE GREEN KNIGHT, adapted from the chivalric romance SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT by writer-director David Lowery (PETER PAN & WENDY). Filmmaker and VHS enthusiast Conor Holt joins Allan and Justin to talk King Arthur stories and much more!Hosted by Allan Traylor and Justin Remer. (Feel better, Tyler!)Produced by Justin Remer. Recorded at the LAPL Octavia Lab.Opening music: "Optimism (Instrumental)" by Duck the Piano Wire Closing music: "Rule of 3s (Solmenity Child)" by Elastic No-No Band

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Better Than the Movie 13: MONEYBALL w/ Michael Chin

    Better Than the Movie 13: MONEYBALL w/ Michael Chin

    Happy Opening Day! And coincidentally, Tyler has selected a baseball classic for his birthday pick: Michael Lewis's MONEYBALL: THE ART OF WINNING AN UNFAIR GAME and the Oscar-nominated film adaptation co-written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Bennett Miller. How did they turn those stats into a movie!?! Guest Michael Chin (Great Wave Goods) helps break down the differences between page and screen. Hosted by Tyler Austin, Allan Traylor, and Justin Remer. Produced by Justin Remer. Recorded at Tyler's house on Tyler's couches. Opening music: "Optimism (Instrumental)" by Duck the Piano Wire. Closing music: "Rule of 3s (Solemnity Child)" by Elastic No-No Band. 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Better Than the Movie 12: THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY w/ Emily VanKoughnett

    Better Than the Movie 12: THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY w/ Emily VanKoughnett

    How's the peepin', Tommy? Netflix's RIPLEY series is still more than a month away from dropping, but guest Emily VanKoughnett (Los Angeles Review of Books; LIT ANGELES) joins the BTTM crew to discuss Patricia Highsmith's classic murder story from 1955, THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY, and the 1999 film adaptation from writer-director Anthony Minghella, starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow... and the incomparable Philip Seymour Hoffman. TOMMY! (There's a little chat about 1960's PURPLE NOON too, but everybody didn't watch that one.)Hosted by Tyler Austin, Justin Remer, and Allan Traylor. Produced by Justin Remer. Recorded at the LAPL Octavia Lab. Opening music: "Optimism (Instrumental)" by Duck the Piano Wire. Closing Music: "Rule of 3s (Solemnity Child)" by Elastic No-No Band. 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    SKYLIT: Tommy Orange, WANDERING STARS

    SKYLIT: Tommy Orange, WANDERING STARS

    It's a sneak peek special! Skylight's own Elodie sits down with the incredible Tommy Orange (There, There) to talk about his new novel Wandering Stars (Feb. 27)...listen in for a reading of an excerpt, Tommy's thoughts on Native American representation and why he's hopeful for the future.
    To pre-order Wandering Stars: https://www.skylightbooks.com/book/9780593318256
    Edited by Mick Kowaleski
    Music by Duck the Piano Wire

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

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Great interviews!

Lance is a great host!

Tavis Sarmento ,

Entertaining book-to-film discussion

It’s refreshing to hear booksellers have a thoughtful debate on the merits of film adaptation. These guys are movie-lovers for sure, but obviously appreciate the printed word.

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