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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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Episode 55 – The JAFFcast Volume 3: Haunting Mr. Darcy with Sammi Campbell

This week Beau and Sammi discuss KaraLynne Mackrory’s IPPY Award Winning book “Haunting Mr. Darcy: A Spirited Courtship” , Austen and Feminism, and Sammi gives the best JAFF elevator pitch we’ve ever heard. This week’s recommendations: A Will of Iron by Linda Beutler The Improvement of Her Mind by Ayden (available on the JAFF index – password
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