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Manners & Madness: A Jane Austen & David Lynch Podcast

Manners & Madness: A Jane Austen & David Lynch Podcast

By Maya Adkins & Christian Cabrera
Two friends, one who loves both Jane Austen and David Lynch, one who is only passingly familiar with both, explore their bodies of work and the adaptations of that work.
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Twin Peaks S2.8, Drive With A Dead Girl
This week we know a secret that the characters don’t know in Twin Peaks S2ep8, Drive With a Dead Girl. We have summer brain but this is an episode should be watched in the dark. We are almost to the end of our season 2 run of episodes and we are going with some of the best episodes of Twin Peaks.
August 3, 2021
Persuasion, chapters 22-24
This week we wrap up Persuasion with chapters 22-24. We get to some of the most romantic scenes ever written and swoon along with Anne. We also take a quiz to determine which men from Persuasion we are most like. Thank you to our guest Kristen Smith!
July 27, 2021
Twin Peaks S2.7, Lonely Souls
This week we watch the climactic episode, Lonely Souls. We welcome Josh Waller back to the podcast and quiz Christian on what his fresh thoughts. We don’t want to spoil anything so make sure you watch the episode first!
July 20, 2021
Persuasion, chapters 19-21
This week it’s just Maya and Christian as we cover chapters 19 -21 of Persuasion. The gang all goes to a concert after a rainy encounter and later Mrs. Smith lays down some truth.
July 13, 2021
Twin Peak S2.6, Demons
This week we dive into Twin Peaks season 2 episode 6, Demons. Everyone’s nefariousness is cranked up to 11 and last minute predictions are made, in this final episode before the big reveal.
July 6, 2021
Persuasion, chapters 14-18
This week we are covering chapters 14 - 18 of Persuasion. We finally go to Bath and find out it’s not as bad as we’d feared, Mr. Elliot makes a move, the Crofts come to town, and Anne stretches her wings.
June 29, 2021
Twin Peaks S2.5, The Orchid’s Curse
This week we cover The Orchid’s Curse, Twin Peaks season 2 episode 5. Plans are finally put into motion and the third wheels take pivotal roles, we say goodbye to Blackie and bounce back and forth between two climactic moments.
June 22, 2021
Persuasion, chapters 10-13
This week we cover chapters 10-13 of Persuasion. It’s the most exciting set of chapters yet as Anne struggles to find inner peace, the party moves to Lyme, and a dramatic fall leaves all the characters in a new place.
June 15, 2021
Twin Peaks S2.4, Laura’s Secret Diary
This week we are covering episode 4 of Twin Peaks season 2, “Laura’s Secret Diary.” A storm is brewing in Twin Peaks and plans are being made as we are left trying to figure out the eternal mysteries of Twin Peaks.
June 8, 2021
Persuasion, chapters 6-9
This week we are covering chapters 6-9 of Persuasion and we’ve gotten the band back together again! Dr. Kristen Smith rejoins the Jane Austen book club to help us dissect these chapters. A child’s life is in peril, Wentworth sends mixed messages and Anne cries at the piano as we spend some time at Uppercross.
June 1, 2021
Twin Peaks S2.3, The Man Behind Glass
This week we meet “The Man Behind Glass” in Twin Peaks season 2 episode 3. Nefarious characters abound in this particularly funny episode. We Love Lucy, the judge comes to town and Donna is up for this weeks deep dive.
May 25, 2021
Persuasion, chapters 1-5
This week we start our second Jane Austen novel, Persuasion! We are so excited to get started and love meeting all the new characters. We get to know the Elliots, how important they think they are and why they have to leave town. We cover chapters 1-5 this week!
May 18, 2021
Twin Peaks S2.2, Coma
This week we continue season 2 of Twin Peaks with episode 2, Coma. We tune into the metaphysical, meet some patrons of the Meals on Wheels, and get deep with Deputy Andy. Keep an eye on your pitch gum, the owls are not what they seem!
May 11, 2021
Love & Friendship 2016 Pt.2
This week we battle a mirage of technical issues to bring you the conclusion of Love & Friendship. We sort Lady Susan, marvel at her ability to adapt, and praise the talents of all involved.
May 4, 2021
Love & Friendship 2016
This week we kickoff Love and Friendship the 2016 adaptation of Lady Susan. The name may be confusing the the story is delightful. We fall immediately for all of Lady Susan’s charms as she wraps everyone around her fingers and plays them masterfully.
April 27, 2021
Twin Peaks S2.1 - May the Giant Be with You, Pt.2
This week we wrap up the premier of Twin Peaks season 2. Again we have special guest Josh Waller helping us unearth all the hidden gems in this strange and wonderful episode.
April 20, 2021
Twin Peaks S2.1
This week we start Twin Peaks season 2! In this episode we are joined by an M&M favorite, Josh Waller. We cover the first half of the second season premier “May the Giant be With You” and what a start it has. We dissect this episode that clearly has David Lynch’s stamp all over it.
April 13, 2021
Secret Sanditon Check-in
This week is our check-in covering Crazy Clown Time, Sanditon and The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer. We imagine which characters listen to CCT, who keeps a secret diary in Sanditon, and take a quiz to determine which heroine we are.
April 6, 2021
Sanditon, Pt. 8
This week is the exciting conclusion of Sanditon, and we brought out one of the best to talk about it with us. Lauren Burke of the Bonnets at Dawn podcast joins us for this frantic episode! Will they won’t they, the Midsummer Ball, fires, deaths, and a marriage, this episode has it all.
March 30, 2021
Sanditon, Pt. 7
This week is the penultimate episode of Sanditon and everyone’s in town for the regatta. Smolders, slaps, confusion and confrontations abound and we are here for every minute of it. Join us for Sanditon pt. 7!
March 23, 2021
Sanditon, Pt. 6
This week we have a great episode for you! The wonderful hosts of the Reclaiming Jane podcast, Lauren Weathers and Emily Davis-Hale join us for this pivotal episode. We follow Charlotte through the streets of London as she and Sidney search for Georgiana and start to begrudgingly admire one another. Have our opinions on Sidney changed? Listen and find out!
March 16, 2021
Sanditon, Pt. 5
This week we are back to Sanditon! In this pivotal episode everything seems to go wrong. What’s wrong with Lady D? Why did Esther disappoint us all? And is it possible to redeem Sydney at this point? These are just a few of the questions we ask of this episode. Join us to find out if we answer any of them.
March 9, 2021
Spoilerific Secret Diary Sister Talk
We have a special Bonus episode this week! Maya and Chelsea sit down and talk about how The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer fits into Twin Peaks as a whole. This episode contains spoilers for Twin Peaks seasons 2 and 3 as well as Fire Walk With Me.
March 4, 2021
The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, chs. 50-85
This week we finish The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, covering chapters 50-85. We bear witness to her final tragic years, try to imagine what it would be like to have read this book at its release, and try to find some light in the darkness as Laura struggles with her demons. This book covers many sensitive subjects and has a lot of explicit content, please be aware that it contains, sex, drugs, rape and abuse.
March 2, 2021
The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, chs. 30-49
This week we are covering chapters 30 - 49 of The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer. We watch as Laura starts spiraling out of control, try to make sense of some harrowing moments and wonder how everyone missed the signs of drug abuse. This book contains sensitive material that may not be for everyone, please be aware.
February 23, 2021
The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, chs. 1-29
This week we begin to conquer the Secret Diary of Laura Palmer. It’s a dark tale of a victimized young girl. In this episode we meet Laura ages 12 -14 and cover chapters 1-29. This book contains some very dark scenes that could be sensitive for some readers. We hope you will join us in the deep woods as we get to know ever unknowable Laura palmer.
February 16, 2021
Sanditon, Pt. 4
This week we wrap up the first half of Sanditon. We get to know Georgiana better, learn about her real life friendship with Charlotte, and wonder if we will ever warm up to Sidney.
February 9, 2021
Sanditon, Pt. 3
This week we are on to part three of Sanditon. We see who is really calm and collected in a crisis, test the mettle of several leading ladies, and maybe start to feel slightly warmer towards Sidney.
February 2, 2021
Sanditon, Pt. 2
This week things are heating up in part 2 of Sanditon. We meet some new townsfolk, question why we like some characters and just can’t warm up to others, and demand more butts.
January 26, 2021
Sanditon, Pt. 1
This week we kick off Sanditon in style, because we are joined by the lovely ladies from First Impressions Podcast! We see how the first episode compares to the novel fragment, invent a new drinking game, and question everyone’s motives as we meet the quirky residents of this seaside town.
January 19, 2021
Crazy Clown Time
This week we tackle our first album, David Lynch’s, Crazy Clown Time. We empathize with Lynch’s fear of singing, speculate on the albums theme, and are generally impressed with an artist stepping out of his comfort zone.
January 12, 2021
Ringing in the New Year
This week we look back at 2020 and look ahead to 2021. We reflect on the last year, set some goals for the new year and get excited for what’s in store for us next.
January 5, 2021
Hello 2021!
We don’t have a show this week but we wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year!
December 29, 2020
Christmas at Pemberly Manor, commentary (full)
The full commentary for Christmas at Pemberly Manor so you can watch along with the movie. Merry Christmas!
December 24, 2020
Christmas at Pemberly Manor, commentary (condensed)
This week we have the last of our Hallmark commentaries, and it may be the best of the bunch. It’s got sinkholes, ghostly assistants and a lot of miscommunication. Join us as we wonder, giggle and worry about George. This episode is a condensed version of the commentary check back on Thursday for the full one.
December 22, 2020
Pride, Prejudice & Mistletoe, commentary (full)
The full lengths commentary to Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe so you can watch along with us.
December 17, 2020
Pride, Prejudice & Mistletoe, commentary (condensed)
This week we have another Hallmark commentary, Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe. It’s got a few surprises and a lot of Christmas trees, join us for this condensed commentary as we laugh through this silly movie. Look out for the full commentary on Thursday if you would like to watch along with us!
December 15, 2020
Psych - Dual Spires
This week we are crossing over and combining forces with Twin Peaks Unwrapped to talk all about Dual Spires, a Twin Peaks inspired episode of Psych. It’s the ultimate mash-up episode! Join us and Ben and Bryon for this fun romp through nostalgia both for Twin Peaks and Psych.
December 7, 2020
Turkey Brain Check-in
This week we fight through our fried turkey brains to bring you a smorgasbord of topics. We find out which mischievous Christmas characters we are, recount thanksgivings past, tell a harrowing camping story, and let you know what else is coming up in December.
December 1, 2020
The Straight Story Pt. 2
This week we wrap up our Straight Story talk with some Thanksgiving cheer. We follow Alvin as he completes his journey, learn about the real Alvin Straight and are genuinely touched by this sweet movie.
November 24, 2020
The Straight Story
It’s rated G, it’s on Disney+, and it’s from the man who brought you Blue Velvet, this week we tackle David Lynch’s “most experimental film, ”The Straight Story.” It’s a lovely contemplative tale of an old man traveling by lawnmower to visit his brother and we thoroughly enjoy the 5 mph ride.
November 17, 2020
Unleashing Mr. Darcy, commentary (full)
This is the full commentary to, Unleashing Mr. Darcy. If you would like to watch along with the movie, just press play when we do. Enjoy!
November 12, 2020
Unleashing Mr. Darcy, commentary (condensed)
This week we are trying something different and doing our first commentary. We watched, Unleashing Mr. Darcy, a first for us both. This episode is a condensed version of the commentary in case you just want to listen without watching along. Look out for the full length commentary on Thursday if you would rather watch with the movie.
November 10, 2020
Northanger Abbey 1987 Pt. 2
This week is the end of our Halloween sandwich featuring the second half of Northanger Abbey. We get into the spirit of the 80’s, observe Mrs. Allen’s transformation into a pirate, and find out which two Austen heroines we are.
November 3, 2020
Northanger Abbey 1987
This week we start our Halloween movie, the gothic 80’s adaptation of Northanger Abbey. We marvel just how 80’s this adaptation is, note all the devouring looks, and laugh along with this fun yet under appreciated adaptation.
October 27, 2020
One Year Anniversary Special!
This week we celebrate our one year anniversary! We read some lovely letters from our listeners, look back on some of our favorites, and look ahead to what’s in store for us next. Thank you for joining us this year!
October 20, 2020
Lynch Shorts - Rabbits
This week we cover our last section of David Lynch shorts for a while and it’s a good one. We cover July-September’s Weather Reports, What is David Working on, and Today’s Number, as well as a few more mini shorts. Our finale is Rabbits, Lynch’s absurdist, horror, sitcom.
October 13, 2020
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies Pt. 2
This week we wrap up our Pride & Prjudice & Zombies discussion. We learn about the casts fight training, heap praise on Lady Catherine, figure out what kind of zombie we are and generally gush over this surprisingly feminist and empowering adaptation/mash-up.
October 6, 2020
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies
This week we kick off the kick butt Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. A first watch for both of us, we absolutely adored it. We have fun comparing it to the classic, watching the Bennet sisters take charge and testing our knowledge of table manners.
September 29, 2020
Lynch Shorts - The Cowboy and the Frenchman
This week we have more David Lynch shorts! We cover some old Weather Reports, July’s What’s David Working on Today, The 3Rs, Alan R., Scissors, I Have a Radio and The Cowboy and the Frenchman.
September 22, 2020
ClueDuneless Check-in
This week is our Clueless/Dune check-in. We have quick catch-up, imagine Cher and Paul makeovers, find out which planets we are, and let you know what’s next on the horizon.
September 15, 2020
Happy Labor Day!
We are taking the week off but wanted to wish you all a Happy Labor Day!
September 8, 2020
Dune Pt. 2
This week it’s just Maya and Christian as we wrap up David Lynch’s Dune. We learn about all the talented artists who worked on the film, fall in love with Alia, and determine which characters we are in this thrilling conclusion.
September 1, 2020
This week we start on the sci-fi extravaganza that is Dune. We debate costumes, get grossed out by the Harkonnen, pick out Twin Peaks alum, and even find one tenuous Jane Austen connection. Thanks to Aaron DeCicco for joining us this week!
August 25, 2020
Clueless Pt. 2
It’s part 2 of Clueless! As if we would leave you hanging. This week we praise Amy Heckerling, roll with the homies, sort all the characters and reminisce about all of our favorite Clueless moments.
August 18, 2020
This week we have a delightful episode with a record number of guests. Lindsay Curry and Josh Waller join us to discuss the 1995 classic teen comedy Clueless. We get nostalgic, figure out which characters relate to Emma and take a quiz to find out which Clueless characters we are.
August 11, 2020
Check-in - The Witch
This week is a little off the wall and features a podcast miracle! We talk about The Witch and ponder a connection to Emma, we tell a few more fun stories, take a quiz and possibly make podcast history 5 minutes in.
August 4, 2020
Lynch Shorts - The Grandmother
This week we go back to some of David Lynch’s earliest shorts. We cover, Premonitions Following and Evil Deed, Six Men Getting Sick, The Amputee, The Alphabet and The Granmother. We look at each short on its own and compare it to his later work, we also do a deep dive on Catherine E. Coulson.
July 28, 2020
Emma. 2020 Pt. 2
This week we wrap up our discussion of 2020’s Emma. We celebrate Autumn de Wilde, contemplate the complexities of teenage girls and learn about the nuances of Miss Bates.
July 21, 2020
Emma. 2020
This week we begin our discussion of the latest Jane Austen adaptation Emma. (2020) We get into the making of, learn what a valetudinarian is, and laugh along with this delightful new adaptation directed by Autumn de Wilde.
July 14, 2020
Lynch Shorts - What Did Jack Do?
This week we are covering some of David Lynch’s most recent releases. We cover his Weather Reports, What is David working on today?, The Story of a Small Bug, Fire (Pozar), and What Did Jack Do?
July 7, 2020
Mashed-up, Mash-up
This week is our check-in episode. We wrap up Northanger Abbey and the first season of Twin Peaks, read a mash-up mystery and figure out which century certain characters belong in.
June 30, 2020
Northanger Abbey, chapters 28-31
This week we have a super sized finale episode where we cover the final chapters of Northanger Abbey. We see Catherine grow up, finally get to know Eleanor, hear wedding bells, and put Northanger Abbey back on the shelf for now. Many thanks to Kristen Smith for being a great guest for the entire book!
June 23, 2020
Twin Peaks ep. 8, The Last Evening
This week we are joined by John Bernardy from 25 Years Later Site for this very exciting look at the Twin Peaks season 1 finale, The Last Evening. We fly through the action packed episode, do a deep dive on Catherine Martell, and generally have a great time wrapping up the first season.
June 16, 2020
Northanger Abbey, chapters 24-27
This week we have our penultimate Northanger Abbey episode. We delve into some of Jane Austen’s religious beliefs, rejoice in Catherine’s growth, and do a deep dive on Henry Tilney.
June 9, 2020
Twin Peaks ep. 7, Realization Time
This week we discuss Twin Peaks episode 7, Revelations. We marvel at Audrey, do some bird talk and take a deep dive on Big Ed Hurley.
June 2, 2020
Northanger Abbey, chapters 21-23
This week we are covering chapters 21-23 of Northanger Abbey with our guest Kristen Smith. We learn about English gardens, take a tour of the Abbey and do deep dive on General Tillney.
May 26, 2020
Twin Peaks ep.6, Cooper’s Dreams
This week we discuss Twin Peaks episode 6, Cooper’s Dreams. We praise the direction, thrill at the sight of donuts and do a deep dive on The Log Lady.
May 19, 2020
Northanger Abbey, chapters 16-20
This week it’s all about time as we talk through chapters 16-20. Catherine gets an exciting invitation and we do a deep dive on Isabella Thorpe as well as explore the use of psychological time in Austen’s work.
May 12, 2020
Twin Peaks ep.5, The One-Armed Man
This week we discuss episode 5 of Twin Peaks, The One Armed Man. We meet Gordon Cole, do a deep dive on Shelly, and form a new appreciation society.
May 5, 2020
Check-in 4: Quarantine Edition
This week we check in and check up on each other. We contemplate out dream adaptation of Northanger Abbey, speculate on Twin Peaks, imagine an Audrey/Catherine mash-up and randomly talk about food quite a bit.
April 28, 2020
Sister Talk
This week we have a conversation between Maya And her sister Chelsea. We recorded this back in January after Chelsea watched the 1995 Sense and Sensibility for the first time. We discuss the movie and get her first impressions. Then in the second half we talk Twin Peaks, Fire Walk with Me and Season 3.
April 21, 2020
Northanger Abbey, chapters 13-15
This week we finish the first half of Northanger Abbey with our discussion of chapters 13-15. We learn some interesting tidbits about Jane Austen, try to figure out Henry Tilney and finally get deep into quizzing (kind of).
April 14, 2020
Twin Peaks ep.4, Rest in Pain
This week we are a little raw but we hope you will stick with us as we discuss Rest in Pain. We discuss the soapiness of the episode and do a deep dive on Deputy Hawk.
April 7, 2020
Northanger Abbey chapters 10-12
This week we record remotely. Kristen Smith joins us, finally in person. We breakdown chapters 10-12, learn about Jane’s time in Bath and do a deep dive on Gothic Novels.
March 31, 2020
Twin Peaks ep.3, Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer
This week we discuss Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer, episode 3 of Twin Peaks. We are joined by a very special guest, the composer of our podcast music, a great friend and a true Twin Peaks fan Aaron DeCicco! Stay until the end for a special treat.
March 24, 2020
Northanger Abbey, chapters 7-9
This week we cringe at John Thorpe, rejoice in Catherine having her own opinions, and learn the perils of horseback riding. We are joined again by our favorite satellite guest Kristen Smith.
March 17, 2020
Twin Peaks ep.2 Traces to Nowhere
This week we get into the family dynamics at play in the town of Twin Peaks. We also delve into Harry’s background and gush over Nadine. All with our first crossover guest Andrew Piezzo.
March 10, 2020
Northanger Abbey, chapters 1-6
This week we start on our first book and we couldn’t be more delighted with it! We learn about the publication history, heap praise on narrator, and generally giggle through the first six chapters. We are also graced with a special message from our satellite guest Kristen Smith.
March 3, 2020
Frankenstein Mash-up
This week we read a mash-up, what if Jane Austen wrote a scene from Twin Peaks, we take some quizzes and find out which characters we are and wonder what part couldn’t Laura Dern play. We are joined again by our special guest Josh Waller.
February 25, 2020
Twin Peaks Pilot Pt. 2
This week we wrap up our discussion of the Twin Peaks Pilot, deep dive into Harriet Hayward, and generally gush about how much we love it.
February 18, 2020
Twin Peaks Pilot
This week we start an exciting new chapter in the podcast with the Twin Peaks Pilot. We are joined by a very special guest Josh Waller.
February 11, 2020
Persuasion 2007 Pt. 2
This week we question a doomed leap, fawn over a sea wall, and delve into the heart of Mr. Elliot all with our special guest Andrew Piezzo.
February 4, 2020
Persuasion 2007
This week we start our discussion of ITV’s 2007 adaptation of Persuasion, starring Sally Hawkins. We are also joined by a new guest the lovely Andrew Piezzo.
January 28, 2020
Mansfield Park 2007 pt. 2
This week we try not to lose it as we finish our discussion of ITV’s 2007 adaptation of Mansfield Park starring Billie Piper.
January 21, 2020
Mansfield Park 2007
This week we discuss the least popular adaptation of Jane Austen’s least popular book, yet we still find things to like about it. Mansfield Park 2007.
January 14, 2020
Super Super Smash-Up
This week we answer listener questions, read a mash-up, and take some quizzes as we reflect back on our last three movies.
January 7, 2020
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
December 31, 2019
Eraserhead Pt. 2
This week we finish the recap, investigate the Everyman character and try to figure out what it all means.
December 24, 2019
This week we discuss, dissect, theorize and generally have a great time with David Lynch’s first film Eraserhead.
December 17, 2019
Pride & Prejudice 2005 Pt. 2
This week we are joined again by our first guest, the lovely Laura Bearl. She created the wonderful cover art for our podcast. We finish our discussion of one of her favorite movies the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightly.
December 10, 2019
Pride & Prejudice 2005
This week we are joined by our first guest, the lovely Laura Bearl. She created the wonderful cover art for our podcast. We discuss one of her favorite movies the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightly.
December 3, 2019
Sense and Sensibility 1995 Pt. 2
This week we finish up our discussion of the 1995 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility.
November 26, 2019
Sense and Sensibility 1995
This week we discuss the award winning 1995 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility.
November 19, 2019
This week we switch things up a little. We chat about our lives, discuss what a Jane Austen and David Lynch collaboration would look like and take a quiz to find out which characters we are.
November 12, 2019
Blue Velvet Pt. 2
This week we finish our discussion of Blue Velvet and talk about the lost footage from the Criterion release.
November 5, 2019
Blue Velvet
This week we begin our exploration of David Lynch with his critically acclaimed Blue Velvet.
October 29, 2019
Emma - 1996 Pt. 2
This week we conclude our discussion of the 1996 Miramax adaptation of Emma staring Gwyneth Paltrow.
October 22, 2019
Emma - 1996
Welcome to Manners & Madness a Podcast celebrating Jane Austen and David Lynch we kick off the podcast with the 1996 adaptation of Emma starring Gwyneth Paltrow.
October 15, 2019