Episode 224: Media for Non-Readers
This week, Josh and Dietrich take a bit of a detour, combining their earlier topics of books for people who hate to read, and media for readers, and work to come up with some non-book media that can act as a bridge for non-bibliophiles to get into reading. They talk about some of the more literary adaptations in recent years, from the nightmarish "Hannibal" to the phenomenon "Gone Girl". They look at a sitcom that can introduce people to moral philosophy, video games that can step people to horror novels, and an anthology that's a spiritual companion to science fiction authors like Philip K. Dick. Before that, they discuss the recent loss of two giants of the literary world with the passing of Ursula K. Le Guin, and Jack Ketchum. Finally, they wrap up with a wonderful adaptation of the Lemony Snicket books, a wonderfully heartwarming children's film, and a terrible game that you absolutely, positively need to buy. You can send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.