Better Than The Movie

...because the book normally is!

Better Than The Movie is a podcast for people who love reading diversely, books, book news, and issues related to literacy and popular culture. Our goal is to review and discuss book themes with passion and an open mind. We want to encourage our readers to look beyond the best sellers lists and  discover new voices and stories. 

We are The Readers, the people who the publishing world should be catering to, but oftentimes  don't . We are smart. We are funny. We are sometimes a little snarky. And we always, ALWAYS, think that the book is better than the movie


EPISODE TWENTY-ONE: Around the World in 80 Books

First we begin with an interview with author, Victoria Christopher Murray about her new book Stand Your Ground which is a fictionalized account of an event that is becoming all too commonplace in current day, a young Black boy being shot by a White man simply for existing. After speaking with Victoria, we discuss an article from Elle South Africa about a young woman Panache Chigumzadi who is a part of a collective of young, Black, female South African artists working to control the image of Black women in media. We round out the show discussing some International Fiction.

Elle article can be found here: