Book to movie adaptations, Sports legends by the numbers

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Once in a while, a movie is better than the book it’s based on. We talk with a film writer about a few of the examples. We also try to sort out which athletes in sports history “own” their jersey numbers.

Featured in this Show

  • Controversial opinion: Some movies are better than the books they're based on

    Is the book really always better than the movie? Our next guest doesn’t think so. We hear about films that just might be better than the books they’re based on.

  • Sorting out sports legends by their jersey numbers

    A new book features stats-driven picks for which sports legends “own” each number, between 1 and 100. We dive into the debates and hear some of the co-authors’ choices.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Olivia Rutigliano Guest
  • Paul Hembekides Guest

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