I mentioned Classic Alice‘s podcasts in my review of the series earlier this month, but I thought I’d tell you a bit more about Pens vs. Lens, since it fits so perfectly with the aims of this site – and since a new episode came out last week after a bit of a hiatus.
Pens vs. Lens is a podcast done in character – though you don’t necessarily need to follow the show or know the characters to enjoy it – and the basic gist is this: lit major Alice and film student Andrew debate a book and its movie adaptation, and listeners vote on whose argument was better. (The loser has to dress up as a character from the property at hand.) So you can see why you guys who read this site might like it! Some of the episodes offer more substantive critique than others, but they’re all a lot of fun to listen to, and the subjects range from classics like Alice in Wonderland and Treasure Island to recent phenomena like Gone Girl, The Hunger Games, and Twilight.
Want to listen? The podcast, made by Kate Hackett and Tony Noto, lives at Soundcloud, but the easiest way to get to the episode of your choice is through the show’s archive. You can also subscribe on iTunes. To learn more about Classic Alice in general, check out their site, and support them on Indiegogo so they can make more.