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  • Coal Miners Daughter (RIP Loretta Lynn 1932-2022)
    Book Vs Movie Coal Miner’s Daughter The Margos Head to Butcher Hollow to Talk About One of the Top Country Music Artists of All TimeLoretta Lynn is a multi-hyphen: singer, songwriter, musician, wife, mother, and author. The Margos were thrilled to disc…
  • Captain Underpants (2017)
    Book Vs. Movie: The Adeventures of Captain Underpants The First Children’s Book by Dav Pilkey Vs. the 2017 Movie The Margos end their Banned Book Month with a children’s media empire, the Captain Underpants series, that has helped millions of kids who …
  • The Giver (2014)
    Book Vs. Movie: The Giver The 1993 Classic 1993 Novel by Lios Lowry & the 2014 MovieThe Margos continue their “Banned Book Month” with The Giver by Lois Lowry, one of the most praised young adult novels of the 1990s that is also one of the most challe…
  • Slaughterhouse Five (1972)
    Book Vs. Movie: Slaughterhouse-Five The 1969 Kurt Vonnegut Masterpiece Vs. the 1972 Filmed AdaptationThe Margos continue “Banned Book Month” with one of the most controversial works by celebrated author Kurt Vonnegut, 1969’s antiwar novel Slaughterhou…
  • The Chocolate War (1986)
    Book Vs. Movie: The Chocolate War Robert Cormier 1974 YA Novel Vs. The 1988 Keith Gordon FilmThis September, the Margos are going to cover books that have been placed on “Banned Books” lists at schools and libraries in America over the last 100+ years,…
  • The Farewell (2019) with Special Guest Kristen Meinzer By the Book
    Book Vs. Movie: The Farewell The Lulu Wang Story from NPR’s This American Life & the 2019 FilmThe Margos have a special guest for this episode devoted to an NPR story by writer/director Lulu Wang. Kristen Meinzer (co-host of the By the Book & Romance R…
  • Election (1999) Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Alexander Payne
    Book Vs. Movie: ElectionThe 1998 Novel Vs. the 1999 FilmThe Margos have had the Tom Perrotta novel Election on their list to cover since the podcast began in 2008, but for some reason–it was not made available until this summer. Who could forget Reese…
  • James and the Giant Peach (1996)Roald Dahl, Henry Sellick, Joanna Lumley, Simon Callow
    Book Vs. Movie: James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl’s 1961 Children’s Novel Vs. the 1996 Henry Sellick AdaptationThe Margos have covered Roald Dahl several times on this podcast for good reason, he has written dozens of interesting stories in the 20th…
  • Barefoot in the Park (1967) Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, & Neil Simon
    Book Vs. Movie: Barefoot in the ParkThe 1963 Neil Simon Play Vs. the 1967 Robert Redford & Jane Fonda FilmThe Margos love a good love story with beautiful people and funny writing. Barefoot in the Park by playwright Neil Simon is a story about two youn…
  • Don’t Bother to Knock (1952) Marilyn Monroe, Richard Widmark, & Anne Bancroft
    Book Vs. Movie: Don’t Bother to Knock The Underrated Marilyn Monroe Film Noir Cult Classic Vs the Charlotte Armstrong NovelIn 1952, Marilyn Monroe was a 26-year-old actor with several comedies under her belt but no dramatic parts to show her true range…