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 FIFTY-EIGHT: Recommendations Vol. 4 ft. Ashley

Friend of the show Ashley stops by to give us some recommendations on (mostly) nonfiction titles regarding race relations. 

White Rage - Carol Anderson:

More Beautiful and More Terrible - Imani Perry: 

The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander: 

Southern Horrors and Other Writings; The Anti-Lynching Campaign of Ida B. Wells - Ida B. Wells & Jacqueline Jones Royster :

Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus: A Ghost Story and a Biography - Clifton Crais and Pamela Scully: 

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration - isabel Wilkerson: 

Men We Reaped - Jesmyn Ward: 

Passing - Nella Larsen:   


Stories discussed in news: 

Claudia Rankine using MacArthur Genius grant to create an institute to study whiteness & its influence on culture:

Paul Beatty Wins Man Booker Prize With ‘The Sellout’: 

Take a look: A 'Reading Rainbow' in the digital age: 

Papercuts: A Party Game for the Rude and Well-Read: