The Podcast

Adapt or Perish is a bi-weekly podcast that examines adaptations of all kinds, whether stage to screen, book to television, comic to blockbuster, or movie to musical and back again.

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play Music.

Find us on InstagramTwitter, Facebook, or email us at adaptorperishcast@gmail.com.


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The Quadrants

The Quadrants are the tool we use on the show to determine how adaptations rank against each other. This is, of course, subjective.

The y-axis represents how successful the adaptation is as a piece—to us, the most important measure of an adaptation. The x-axis represents how much the creators cared about the source material. Still important to us, but not as much as overall quality.*

Here are some examples from past episodes:

*You might be thinking, “Wait, something doesn’t look right about that.” You’d be right! In many existing episodes, the x and y-axes were switched. We might refer to a successful adaptation, made by people who loved the source material, as a “top right” adaptation. That’s now a “top left” adaptation.


 

The Hosts

We are Arielle Lipshaw (dramaturg, director, voiceover artist, and knitting enthusiast) and Jeremy Latour (filmmaker and media geek). We record in Arlington, Massachusetts, where we live with our dog, Oscar.

You can learn more about us at ariellelipshaw.com and jeremylatour.com.

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Adapt or Perish is a bi-weekly podcast that examines adaptations of all kinds, whether it's stage to screen, book to television, comic to blockbuster, or movie to musical and back again. Read along with us and discuss the books here!

Books we've read

Anne of Green Gables
Jurassic Park
Pride and Prejudice
The Hobbit
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
A Christmas Carol
Little Women
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
The Handmaid's Tale
The Children of Men


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