36. The Mountain Between Us

Join us for a slightly truncated conversation about The Mountain Between Us.

Book: Hey look, a perfect man shows off how stellar he is by taking care of an enfeebled woman while grieving for the totally unnecessary death of his wife and there is a lot of snow.

Movie: Hey look, two well rounded characters who are strangers use teamwork to survive and there is a lot of pretty snow. And a really crappy final ten seconds. 

Also, this episode’s Star Trek reference is super relevant and Kaylia still hates love.

Oy Vey!

This episode was recorded around the following interruptions / life stressors.

  • Jennifer having a surprise drop-in visitor.
  • Kaylia’s 7 yo needing help with distance learning… hooray 3rd grade via MS Teams!
  • Three package deliveries
  • 1 grocery order being confirmed, items being double checked via texts, and then arriving at the front door… and unlike packages that can be left, fridge stuff has to get brought in and dealt with right away.
  • Zoom technical difficulties / new computer making unexpected noises
  • Two phone calls including one that HAD to be taken because it related to…
  • Kaylia being less than 24 hours away from having (yet another) eye surgery.

Soooo we missed a few things and were very distracted.


Also, we will be taking more time off as Kaylia recovers from surgery. See you in October!

This episode includes barnyard language, heavy themes, and SPOILERS.

The Mountain Between Us is a romancedisaster novel, written by American author Charles Martin. The story focuses on Dr. Ben Payne and writer Ashley Knox as they get stuck on High Uintas Wilderness after a plane crash.

The novel was published by Broadway Books on June 28, 2011. A film adaptation starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet was released on October 6, 2017

The Mountain Between Us is a 2017 American drama film[3] directed by Hany Abu-Assad and written by Chris Weitz and J. Mills Goodloe, based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Charles Martin.[4][5] It stars Idris Elba and Kate Winslet as a surgeon and a journalist, respectively, who survive a plane crash, with a dog, and are stranded in High Uintas Wilderness with injuries and harsh weather conditions.[6] The film premiered on September 9, 2017, at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, and was theatrically released in the United States on October 6, 2017, by 20th Century Fox.

Show Notes:

Janette Oke

Mary Sue (Star Trek)

Lost in Translation

The best American Novel ever written … AKA To Kill A Mockingbird







This Pages and Popcorn Podcast episode was produced by Kaylia Metcalfe and featured “Pages and Popcorn Podcast Theme” / M.D. Arms

Published by kayliametcalfe

Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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