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The Adaptation Game

The Adaptation Game

By Matthew Schott
What if Before Sunset was a video game? What if Pac-Man was a period drama? What if Lamps were made into a 7-book YA fantasy series? Join hosts Matthew Schott and Chris Okawa as they play the Adaptation Game and attempt to adapt any and all things no matter how strange into another medium! From books, movies, video games and even inanimate objects, nothing is safe from adaptation!
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Episode 10 - The Simpsons Finale

The Adaptation Game

Episode 21 - Modern Horror Reboots
Ever wish you could see a return of the classic Wishmaster franchise? Be careful what you wish for. This week, The Adaptation Gang is joined by Abby Waldron, noted scholar of all things horror to bring classic horror franchises back! Once again the world of movie marketing is revolutionized by us! Plus, an Adaptation Game rematch between longtime enemies you wont want to miss! 
April 13, 2021
Episode 20 - Animated Film to Disney Ride
Do you love animation? Do you love theme parks ride? What about getting your legs broken by a horribly dangerous, untested, 30 minute theme park ride? Then you are going to love this week's episode! Matthew and Chris tackle turning animated films into theme park rides and adding them into Disney parks! You wont believe how quickly OSHA will need to be called in for this one! 
April 6, 2021
Episode 19 - Poetry to Game Show
Think of your favorite poem. Does anyone else even know'um? What if that poem was a gameshow? Would that be a poem you'd like to know? Who could make such a change and handle it with poise? Could this be a job for our favorite Adaptation Boyz? This week they'll be joined by Taylor Hudson. That should keep the episode from becoming poison. Did you like this descriptive poem, would you like to hear more? Just wait till you hear what this episode has in store!
March 30, 2021
BONUS EPISODE! The Matt'n'Chris Archives Vol. 1
These are rough times and we are all living rough lives. Wouldn't you like to take a break from it all, go back to a simpler time? This week, the Adaptation Gang decide to take 'er easy with a BONUS EPISODE. Matt and Chris talk about them selves and then dig into their personal archives for a peek at pre-Adaptation Game writings. Do they stand the test of time? Theres only one way to find out! 
March 23, 2021
Episode 18 - Beer to Sitcom
In honor of the ending of WandaVision comes a new world too dark and twisted for even the Scarlet Witch to concoct. The Adaptation Gang is joined by the incredibly talented Annette Storckman as they adapt various Beers into Sitcom television. Do they succeed? Does it get horny? Does it maybe even get a little sacrilegious? Fans of this show know that the answer to all three of these questions is a resounding, drunkenly enthusiastic and incredibly horny YES!  Pitch Zone Theme Provided by:
March 16, 2021
Episode 17 - Sympathetic Villain Movies
Up is down! Black is White! Good is bad and bad is GOOD! This week, Matt and Chris are joined by returning champion Sam Kessler to follow in the footsteps of Cruella and turn some of the most iconic villains in Disney's vault into sympathetic heroes! Do they succeed? Can these villains be forgiven? Does it get weirdly sexual? What Podcast do you think you are listening to? You already know the answer to all of these. 
March 2, 2021
Episode 16 - Art House Films to Toys
Ever find yourself watching your favorite violent, sexual gratuitous, indie arthouse film and thought to yourself "well this is great, but is there was a way that kids can appreciate this complex form of story telling?" Well think no longer! Matt and Chris are here with some horrifying suggestions of how classic arthouse cinema can be adapted into toys and playsets for kids! I hope you are listening, Hasbro, because these are some million dollar ideas!* *editors note: please do not listen to this episode Hasbro. These toys are horrifying and almost certainly classified as deadly weapons in most countries. 
February 23, 2021
Episode 15 - Pinball: The Movie
Those deaf, dumb and blind podcasters sure wrote a mean Pinball! This week, the OG Adaptation Boyz, Matt and Chris, tackle turning the classic game of Pinball into a summer blockbuster. Will their efforts earn them a multi-ball? Or will the whole thing cause a TILT? Will Fred Flintstone make an appearance? All will be revealed! 
February 9, 2021
Episode 14 - Matt vs. Chris vs. Shawn
The Adaptation Gang is BACK and BETTER THAN EVER! After a brief hiatus, the gang tackles the ultimate challenge, creating their very own versus movie! Using a sophisticated and totally random selection system made up of some of the most iconic characters in the pop culture lexicon, Matt, Chris and returning special guest Shawn Eastridge, gather an assemblage of combatants from all walks of life to duke it out. You'll see iconic characters, vehicles and even locations in a no-holds barred grudge match where no one is safe! No matter what ever don't forget: Don't Think it, Don't Say it. 
February 2, 2021
Episode 13 - Scandal to Straight Play
Close out 2020 with your favorite Adaptation Boys Matthew and Chris as they embark on what somehow ends up being their most somber and reflective episode yet! Dazzle as discuss the current state of political satire, Scottish Surgery and weave complex metanarratives all on a quest to turn a historical scandal into a non-musical theatrical production! Packed with more Mamet than you could ever possibly want! 
December 22, 2020
Episode 12 - Oscar Winner to Ice Cream Winner
The most important night in Hollywood is about to get a whole lot sweeter! This week, Matthew and Chris are joined by the master of the Pitch Zone theme songs, Krys VanSlyke in order to take some of the best and brightest of Oscar Winning Films and transform them into novelty Ice Cream experiences! You'll get glitz, glamor, edible feces, exploding sticks and, of course, Clive Barker-esc Torture devices. Buckle up, this one gets weird. Even by Adaptation Game Standards. 
December 15, 2020
Episode 11 - The Last Airbender
Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Podcast nation attacked. The Adaptation Game takes on one of its greatest challenges yet, turning the epic 2010 flop, The Last Airbender into a movie that is respectful of its source material. Or at least pronounces the characters names correctly. Joined by the mythical Kierna Connor, the Adaptation Gaang witnesses confused chronology, Blue romance and Mind Gardens. This episode truly is a feast for the ears AND the mind. 
December 8, 2020
Episode 10 - The Simpsons Finale
How do you end the most cromulent show in the history of television? One whos noble spirit has embiggened the smallest man? That is exactly the challenge Matthew Schott and guest host Andrew Kaberline seek the tackle. They will find a way to bring the 30+ years of The Simpsons to a satisfying conclusion that pleases fans both longtime and new. Will they succeed in this feat? Most likely not, but it'll still be fun to listen to! 
December 1, 2020
Episode 9 - Disney Ride to Disney Movie
Ever find yourself riding The Matterhorn and thinking to yourself "I wish I could WATCH this instead of riding it!" than this episode is for you! The Adaptation Boys tackle the Happiest Place on Earth as they seek to turn Disney attractions into Rides. Witness an Adaptation Game first with an Ouroboros Adaptation! Thrill at a pitch filled with more references to an obscure DS RPG than you'll know what to do with! Its the Wildest Podcast in the WILDERNESS!!
November 24, 2020
Episode 8 - Fyre Fest: The Game
When you were watching your Fyre Fest doc of choice, did you find yourself thinking "Boy I wish I could play that!"? This week, the Adaptation crew play Wishmaster as they make that dream true with the help of special guest David Hentz. The boys turn Fyre Fest into a AAA bestselling Video Game that is sure to pop into GameStop's bargain bin anyday now! Thrill as the boys settle the Fyre Fest Doc Debate once and for all. Marvel as Blink 182 commits murder! Dazzle as Yasumi Matsuno reclaims his title as king of the convoluted JRPG! Grab your cheese sandwich, this one is a doozie! HUGE thanks to Krys VanSlyke (@kvs_music on Instagram) for contributing the Pitch Zone remix!!
November 17, 2020
Episode 7 - Candy to Books
Ever found yourself eating a Snickers bar and wished you could READ it instead!? Well then you are in luck! This week the Adaptation Boys fly solo as they attempt to take two of your least favorite candy bars and adapt them into best-selling novels! Learn all about Suburban Thrillers! Recoil in horror from the terror of the PaydayMan! And as a special bonus, hear a Pitch Zone theme song you will NEVER be able to unhear! All this and more as Candy becomes books!
November 10, 2020
Episode 6 - Indiana Jones
In this week's episode, Matt and Chris are joined by Shawn Eastridge on a quest for Fortune and Glory. In the first ever "Redemption Game", the adaptation boys attempt to give a 'do-over' to one of the most notorious flops: 2008's Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Thrill at this DOUBLE LENGTH episode as we learn all about Hands of Glory,  Indy's Saxophone and spooky aliens! Witness what may go down in Adaptation Game history as the most controversial pitch! If Podcasts has a name, it must be The Adaptation Game! 
November 3, 2020
Episode 5 - Swiffer
Up till now this podcast has been FILTHY and we at the Adaptation game think its time to clean it up! In incredible Annette Storckman from the 'Only Sketches About' Podcast joins Adaptation boys to adapt the ultimate cleaning product: The Swiffer! Together they explore copaganda, polyamorous boats, Broadway musicals and lots and lots of hand stuff. As a special bonus you'll get to learn all about a revolutionary new distribution method that is sure to take the world by storm! 
October 27, 2020
Episode 4 - The Dictionary
Adaptation - noun : the act of adapting. This episode, our unqualified heroes are joined by the excessively talented Sam Kessler in their quest to adapt the most famous book of all time: The Dictionary. Join these three as they discuss the finer things in life like which number is the hottest and The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl before turning the Dictionary into a major motion picture. Brace yourselves, this one is gonna get weird. 
October 20, 2020
Episode 3 - Books to Breakfast Vol 1
Do you love classic Lit but wish that it was a bit tastier?? Than this is the episode for you! Matthew and Chris take on the ultimate challenge, converting pre-19th century literature into delicious breakfast cereals! Which books have the biggest crunch? Which books are the sweetest? Which books are even edible?? The answers to all of this will surprise you! Join your favorite nobodies as they turn all your favorite novels into a part of this balanced breakfast! Special thanks to Sam Kessler for providing the cover art. That guy is just the best. 
October 13, 2020
Episode 2 - Yu-Gi-Oh!
Its time to L-L-L-Listen to two idiots talk about Yu-Gi-Oh! In what is sure to go down in history as our most self-indulgent episode, Matthew and Chris attempt to adapt the legendary Manga series Yu-Gi-Oh! into a major motion picture! Can our heroes turn this billion dollar enterprise into a compelling film or will they lose all their life points and be sent to the Shadow Realm!? There is only one way to find out! I play this Podcast in attack mode and I end my turn!  Special Thanks to Krys VanSlyke for contributing our Pitch Zone theme for this episode! You can check out more of his music at @kvs_music And to Sam Kessler for designing the Adaptation Game Logo
October 6, 2020
Episode 1 - Solitaire
Welcome to the Adaptation game, the show where a couple of nobodies turn various intellectual properties into ridiculous abominations! In our first episode, intrepid hosts Matthew Schott and Chris Okawa take on the unenviable task of turning the classic Microsoft application Solitaire into an award-winning feature film! You'll learn about Donnybrooks, Shadow people and very little about the rules of Solitaire! Estimated Rotten Tomatoes Score: Certified Fresh with 72%.
September 29, 2020