January 17, 2013 • Books, Episode, Movies • • Comments (0)

Episode 34: John Irving’s a weirdo

Cover for A Prayer for Owen Meany and movie poster for Simon Birch

Darien Clark (MurderCliff) and Andrew Wollman (Tournament of Nerds) join Jen to talk about the prolific American author John Irving, and the various ways in which his books have been adapted as movies. If you’ve read even one book by Irving, you won’t be surprised that wrestling, horrific accidents, and bears come up. Jen and Andrew also reveal unusual choices for make-out movies, plus Darien and Jen kiss a little. Or at least Andrew wants you to think they do.

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Show notes:

You can follow Darien on Twitter and see her group MurderCliff at Cagematch on January 23 at 11pm at Upright Citizens Brigade. You can check out Andrew’s tumblr and see him in the Tournament of Nerds on January 19 at midnight at Upright Citizens Brigade and every other Saturday in Doctor Who Live! at 11:30pm at iO West.

The Cider House Rules as a book and a movie

The Hotel New Hampshire as a book and a movie

A Prayer for Owen Meany and Simon Birch

A Widow for One Year and The Door in the Floor

The World According to Garp as a book and a movie

Theme song: Alps by Motorama is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) License.

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