E56: “Why are there so many Colonels?”: The Austen Episode
Jess and special guest host Jenn Northington (Co-host of Book Riot podcasts Get Booked and SFF Yeah! and all-around person of awesomeness) talk All Things Austen and Austen-related. They discuss Jenn’s participation in a Regency RPG, Drunk Austen’s VirtualJaneCon, share recs for Austen retellings, and talk about an Emma adaptation that people don’t talk enough about.
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Check out Good Society, the Regency Role Playing Game.
See the rundown of VirtualJaneCon, which was held over the weekend of March 28-29. Many of the video presentations are linked there or on Drunk Austen’s Facebook page.
See if there’s an event like Jane Austen Night at the Woodlands near you.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Emma by Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Sanditonby Jane Austen
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding (referenced)
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev
Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev
If I Loved You Less by Tamsen Parker
Sophia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik
Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
Longbourn by Jo Baker
Well Played by Katrina Ramos Atienza
And check out the 2009 adaptation of Emma starring Romola Garai and Jonny Lee Miller.
There was also some Clueless discussion.
Check out the interview with 2020 Emma director Autumn de Wilde on the Novel Gazing podcast.
Here’s the Great Emma-Off from Gail Carriger’s blog.
Keep sending us your recs for what romance adaptations we should discuss, and let us know what you’re reading to take care of yourselves these days. As always, you can find Jess and Trisha (and Jenn!) at the WIR email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @jennIRL), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @iamjennIRL).
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