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Excessively Diverted Episode 4 – Pride & Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy

In this episode, Sammi and Beau are joined by guest Karolinn to wonder why this movie was made, why any movies are made, what is the meaning of art, and why is that pool table inside a black void? Revisit 1995 by way of 2003 with us in ‘Pride & Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy,’ a retelling
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Excessively Diverted Episode 3 – Austenland

This week Sammi and Beau stray slightly away from their formula to discuss 2013’s ‘Austenland,’ in which Jane Seymour embraces her inner Lady Catherine and JJ Field makes us all swoon. Make no mistake, this is a very silly movie that nevertheless is a very clever poke at fan culture (particularly to all the Austen “purists” out
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Excessively Diverted Episode 2 – Clueless

Hello, and welcome back! In this episode, Sammi and Beau take you back to a magical time: 1997, when Windows 95 and Ska ruled alike, and the preeminent adaptation of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ was born in ‘Clueless.’ This is one of three or four modernizations of Jane Austen’s work that really manages to successfully translate into
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Episode 58: The JAFFcast Volume 5 – Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star with Karen M. Cox

Season One of The JAFFcast comes to a close without our final guest, Karen M. Cox, IPPY award winning author of ‘Undeceived’ and ‘1932’. In this episode Karen and Beau discuss Heather Lynn Riguad’s ‘Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star’, the magic of modernizing a classic, and sex positivity. This episode is a little more mature in
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Episode 57 – The JAFFcast Volume 4: Green Card with Jenetta James

 This week Beau is joined by author of ‘Suddenly Mrs. Darcy’ and ‘The Elizabeth Papers’, Jenetta James. Beau and Jenetta step away from traditional JAFF retellings to look at an Austen-inspired modern romance, Elizabeth Adams’ ‘Green Card.’ They also discuss Austen’s lasting legacy and untraditional variations of Pride & Prejudice. Recommendations for this episode: A
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