Episode #188: Hidden Figures Make History

In this episode, Adaptation reviews Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly and the 2016 film that’s based on it. The hosts marvel at the fact that they were unaware of these amazing women and how hard math is while comparing the two.

Question(s) of the Week: Do you know of any other hidden figures that should have movies made about them?

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Episode #187: The Game of Katwe

Kendyl and Dorin follow up their discussion of Tim Crothers’ book by talking about Disney’s Queen of Katwe (2016), why they never quite got the hang of chess, and what would make it a little more interesting to them.

Listen to our episode on the book by Tim Crothers.

Question(s) of the Week: What two teams would you tape to your chess pieces to battle? What character would each piece be?

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Episode #185: A Long Way Home for Lion


Adaptation covers both A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley and Lion (2016) in one episode, lamenting the added drama of the film but loving the acting and the story as a whole.

Question(s) of the Week: How did the film land for you if you hadn’t read the book? And what does your name mean?

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Episode #174: The Queen of the Castle (…it’s called a Rook)


Dorin and Kendyl just want to know more about Phiona in this episode on The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers.

Question of the Week: Did you think that Phiona’s story was too over-shadowed in this telling?

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Episode #148: #TeamWhale


Jenn and Kendyl discover what the real meaning of “based on the true story” according to Hollywood and despair at the twisting of the story that In the Heart of the Sea (2015) is based on. An enjoyable film? Sure. A generally true story? Not really.

Check out our episode on the book by Nathaniel Philbrick.

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Adaptation #146: Breaking the Heart of the Sea


Jenn and Kendyl discuss the first nonfiction narrative that we’ve covered on Adaptation, Nathanial Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea. While sometimes confused by the many names to remember, their enjoyment is obvious in the fierceness with which they’ve become Team Whale.

EDIT: Our episode on the film is up now!

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