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Who Should Win Best Adapted Screenplay?

Do you love books? Do you love movies? Do you love to celebrate and/or complain about book-to-movie adaptations? This is the episode for you!

In anticipation of the 96th Academy Awards, Sally watched all of the nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay… and then read all the books they were adapted from. She’ll never get those 60+ hours of her life back, but she’s here to share the books worth reading, the movies worth watching, and her pick for who should win Best Adapted Screenplay.

Books Mentioned
American Prometheus by Kai Bird & Martin J. Sherwin
Erasure by Percival Everett
Poor Things by Alasdair Gray
The Zone of Interest by Martin Amis
The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan

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This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

Sally is a queer Dominican New Yorker currently living in Tulsa, OK. She loves Broadway, road trips, long walks, and cold brew, and she’s on a mission to reclaim all things as sacred, especially her self. You can usually find her listening to an audiobook while cooking, baking, or working on a jigsaw puzzle.


  1. Thank you for all the advance work you did to prepare for your analysis of the books and the films. I’m doing the math on your time and appreciating your commitment. Informative, entertaining and also relatable. I’m boycotting Oscars this year because the way Barbie was categorized as an adaptation and the omission of Greta G from director nominations show the lack of representation.

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