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The Maybe You Like It Podcast

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On the Maybe You Like It Podcast, we take plays, films and more that have never been staged before, or are never likely to be staged again, and... talk about how we'd stage them!​Hosted by Jake Rich (@jakereesh) and Caleb Barron (@caleblebster), and with music from Youtube sensation Kavana Crossley,… read more

53 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

A Man Named Twix

May 10th, 2022

53:48

This week, Jake and Caleb are adapting an anecdote that Caleb heard from a guy that heard from a guy that his dad knew about a guy that they used to go drinking with. We talk adapting real life stories, the effect of …

Maybe You Like... A Reboot?

May 5th, 2022

5:08

We're back! Jake and Caleb are bringing the podcast back and as well as all our usual hijinks of bringing films and more to the stage, we're going broader. Any media or story of any kind being adapted into any kind of …

Home Alone - Christmas Special

December 23rd, 2021

1:46:57

Jake and Caleb are enjoying a drink at the Maybe You Like It Christmas party instead of a podcast episode this week. Virtually everyone has made it along to celebrate. As long as Elspeth doesn't interrupt us with news …

Top 5 Ideas of 2021

December 17th, 2021

31:47

This week, Jake's zoom drops out during recording so Caleb decides to run through his top 5 ideas from the podcast this year. Or at the very least, these are 5 ideas he remembers.


We've had an awesome year making the …

John Finnermore's Double Acts: Penguin Diplomacy

December 9th, 2021

36:27

This week, Jake and Caleb are staging a radio play! John Finnermore's Double Acts are short comedy-drama two-handers written for Radio Four. Penguin Diplomacy, the story of a British and Danish diplomatic forming a bond …

Modern Love: When The Doorman Is Your Main Man (S1E1)

December 2nd, 2021

56:04

This week, our favourite guest (ranked by number of appearances) Elspeth Barron brings us the first episode of anthology series Modern Love, based on …

Inside No. 9: Bernie Clifton's Dressing Room

November 25th, 2021

54:48

To celebrate our 42nd episode, this one is just Jake and Caleb chatting about staging another episode of Inside No. 9. Conversation ranges from lunchtime theatre to the progression of comedy to creative uses of curtains …

Karel Čapek's Rossum's Universal Robots

November 18th, 2021

1:25:17

This week, our esteemed guest (director, dramaturg and facilitator) Bobby Brook brings us a play. We tackle Rossum's Universal Robots, a title that used the word robot for the first ever time, and talk about finding the …

Drop Dead Gorgeous

November 12th, 2021

1:14:35

This week, Caleb and Jake are in person once again and we're joined by Director Max Lindsay to stage the now all- star Drop Dead Gorgeous... and it's a musical!


Don't forget to rate the podcast in app and get in contact …

Halloweentown

October 28th, 2021

49:07

For our fourth and final spooky Spooktoberfest episode, we're joined IN PERSON (much to the detriment of the audio quality) by Barney Newman to stage the Disney Original Halloweentown. Well I say stage... it becomes …

The Babadook

October 21st, 2021

1:06:25

For our third instalment of Spooktoberfest, we're joined by Will Foxton to stage the iconic Aussie horror flick The Babadook. We discuss how much this film scared Caleb; the lasting impact of the Babadook as a gay icon; …

Shaun of the Dead

October 14th, 2021

53:00

This week we're joined by actor and puppeteer Fred Davis to discuss the British cult-classic Shaun of the Dead. We deconstruct the first of the …

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

October 7th, 2021

1:00:38

We are back and it's Spooktoberfest! For our first spoooooky episode we're joined by Dan Dawes, artistic director of Idle Discourse to discuss the iconic Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Dan brings us four …

Sully

July 20th, 2021

1:06:35

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You're gonna want to stick around to the end of this one. This week …

Cloverfield

June 28th, 2021

1:07:05

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This week we're joined by Writer and Director James Nash to stage the "found-footage" sci-fi cult classic

The Gravity of Us

May 24th, 2021

1:05:04

This week we are joined by Tom Ryalls for Epilepsy Awareness Week and we discuss staging our first ever novel on the pod! We talk about adapting Phil Stamper's debut novel 'The Gravity of Us' into a big, loud, fun …

Inside No.9: The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge

May 18th, 2021

1:02:15

This week we're joined by actor, member of sketch comedy group Quirks and Foibles, and recently announced host of the Chichester Free Fringe, Katie Bennett!

And it's a doozie, because we discuss staging Inside No. 9 …

The Wicker Man (1973)

April 27th, 2021

1:00:54

This week we're joined by fellow podcasters Nancy Netherwood and Sam Webber from the Play Ground Theatre Podcast to discuss staging The Wicker Man (1973). Things get weird as we take on this …

Black Mirror's Bandersnatch

April 17th, 2021

1:16:45

Our second Black Mirror episode! We're joined by producer Gregor Weir to chat staging the choose-your-own-Netflix-adventure-TV-Event for a couple of …

Jaws

April 5th, 2021

1:15:51

This week we're joined by host of the podcast 'I Saw That Years Ago', Martyn Darkly to stage the original blockbuster, Steven Spielberg's iconic Jaws. We discuss Jaws as action-theatre, ballet, and even a drive-in …

Midnight in Paris

March 30th, 2021

57:38

Midnight in Paris: The Musical!


This week we're joined by our first married couple, Producer Radha Mamidipudi and Musical Director and Composer Alex Beetschen to chat about the Owen Wilson vehicle Midnight in Paris. The …

Ocean's Twelve

March 20th, 2021

1:24:15

It's a crazy genre mash!! With Harrison Gale!


This week we're joined by our regular collaborator Harrison Gale to discuss the 2004 Heist Film Ocean's …

Nanny McPhee

March 9th, 2021

1:18:29

This week we're joined by director Issy Paul to discuss the 2005 family comedy fantasy Nanny McPhee. Written by Emma Thompson, Nanny McPhee is based …

The Others (2001) with Matt Hassall

March 2nd, 2021

1:06:50

The Haunted House where you do the Haunting??


This week, we're joined by a director whose credits have taken him from the Royal Exchange, to The Old Vic, the Almedia, Southwark Playhouse and Lamda this week to discuss …

The Social Network

February 20th, 2021

1:06:49

This week we take a look at the Fincher-Sorkin collaboration, The Social Network. The film charts the rise of Mark Zuckerberg as he creates the most …

The Invisible Man (2020)

February 13th, 2021

1:16:01

We're back from our winter break (and sketch show break, which you can still listen to here), and we are joined by Northern Broadsides Producer Eve …

Love Actually - Christmas Special

December 26th, 2020

48:41

It's the Christmas Special! And this year we are joined by James Akka, deviser of our BRAND NEW FREE SKETCH COMEDY SHOW, and also of 50 First Dates …

Definitely an ordinary episode

December 21st, 2020

6:34

So we've skipped a couple of pod episodes recently to work on something we're very excited about... our brand new audio sketch comedy show called THE …

Dominic Cummings' Rose Garden Press Conference

December 4th, 2020

56:00

This week we're joined by Cesca Echlin and we're doing something a bit different. Infamously, Boris Johnson's chief political advisor Dominic …

Maybe You'd Like a Lockdown Trailer?

November 30th, 2020

0:53

You may have seen our Lockdown-themed video trailer knocking around our social media channels the last few week. Well, we thought we'd pop it on the …

Perfect Strangers and 18 other names...

November 26th, 2020

50:47

1 Year of the podcast! This week we're joined by writer and language expert Anna Myrmus to add a NINETEENTH adaptation to the Guinness World Record …

Inside Out

November 18th, 2020

1:18:11

This week we're joined by Elspeth Barron (again!) to discuss the perpetually tear-jerking Pixar film, Inside Out.


Inside Out follows 11-year-old Riley …

La La Land

November 10th, 2020

1:27:19

This week we are joined by Musical Director Josh Cottell and we're discussing made-for-film musical La La Land

La La Land is a 2016 American musicalromantic drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle. It stars

The Truman Show

October 28th, 2020

52:43

This week we are joined by actor and director Ellie Cooper and we're discussing the one and only 'The Truman Show'

The Truman Show is a 1998 American 

A Quiet Place

October 17th, 2020

1:08:54

After a brief Press Cuttings break (which you can still listen to here) we are joined by our very own theme tune composer Kav Crossley, and we're …

Press Cuttings - First 5 Minutes

September 23rd, 2020

8:07

Our radio play, Press Cuttings, is available to listen to for FREE right NOW. You can get it on our Maybe You Like It Presents stream wherever you …

Press Cuttings Trailer!

September 14th, 2020

1:55

We've taken a break from the podcast for the last couple of weeks because Jake and Caleb have been hard at work on our first radio play! It will be released this Wednesday 16th September.


Ever since we covered this text …

Disney's Dinosaur

August 26th, 2020

57:29

This week we are joined by a very special guest, amateur palaeontologist Ben Wilson, and we're discussing Disney's Dinosaur from 2000. This film made …

Chicken Run

August 19th, 2020

1:11:08

This week we're joined by George Bailey from multi-arts company Chew Boy Productions to talk about Aardman animations' classic 2000 film Chicken Run. …

Sorry To Bother You

August 13th, 2020

1:07:16

This week we're joined by the inspirational Colette Webber from the Oxide Film Podcast to talk about Boots Riley's debut feature Sorry to Bother You. …

Philaster, or Love Lies A Bleeding, by Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher

August 6th, 2020

1:06:07

This week Jake and Caleb are joined by Gregor Roach to stage Francis Beaumont and John Flether's 1620 play Philaster, or Love lies a Bleeding. An early Jacobean tragicomedy, the play can be read online at project …

Lady Bird

July 29th, 2020

1:08:00

We're back, for good this time!? This week we're joined by Chichester Festival Theatre's Elspeth Barron to discuss Greta Gerwig's 2017 hit indie …

Ex Machina

April 30th, 2020

1:01:31

We're back from home and this week Jake and Caleb are joined by film buff Jacob Barron to discuss staging 'Ex Machina'. We'll be putting the 2014 academy award winning film, directed by Alex Garland, and starring

George Bernard Shaw's Press Cuttings

April 22nd, 2020

1:04:18

Jake and Caleb have finally worked out how to record remotely and so they kick off Season 2 with George Bernard Shaw's 1909 play Press Cuttings! Subtitled A Topical Sketch Compiled from the Editorial and Correspondence …

Hot Fuzz

March 25th, 2020

47:42

*Please note this episode was recorded before the COVID-19 outbreak*


Jake and Caleb are joined by the co-founder of 00 Productions to discuss staging 'Hot Fuzz'. The 2007 film is the second film in the Cornetto trilogy, …

Leap Year

March 1st, 2020

56:44

Happy Leap Day! We're back after a break for our preview performances of 'Pleading Stupidity'. Jake and Caleb are joined by Learning, Education and Participation officer of Chichester Festival Theatre Elspeth Barron to …

50 First Dates

January 30th, 2020

1:02:27

Jake and Caleb are joined by actor James Akka to discuss staging '50 First Dates'. We'll be putting the 2004 Adam Sandler film, starring Drew Barrymore, into our hypothetical theatre! In 50 first dates, Henry, a …

Brewster's Millions

January 22nd, 2020

56:32

Jake and Caleb are joined by Actor, Originator of the "Maybe You Like It, Maybe You Don't" catchphrase and enemy of the podcast Daniel Ergas to discuss staging 'Brewster's Millions'.


We'll be putting Winchell Smith and …

Christmas with the Kranks

December 23rd, 2019

43:26

In this Christmas Special, Jake and Caleb go it alone to discuss staging 'Christmas with the Kranks' . We'll be putting Joe Roth's 2004 film, starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis, into our hypothetical theatre! Based …

Hamilton (Not That One)

December 18th, 2019

47:42

Jake and Caleb are joined by Actor Gemma Daubeney to discuss staging 'Hamilton'... the 1917 play, that is, not the musical.


We'll be putting Mary Hamlin's play on in our hypothetical theatre... or will it even be a …

Black Mirror's 15 Million Merits

December 4th, 2019

37:19

Jake and Caleb go it alone to discuss staging '15 Million Merits' from anthology series Black Mirror. We'll be putting Charlie Booker and Kanak Huq's …

Attack The Block

November 27th, 2019

47:31

Jake and Caleb are joined by Lighting Designer Will Hayman to discuss staging 'Attack The Block'. We'll be putting Joe Cornish's 2011 film, starring John Boyega and Jodie Whittaker, into our hypothetical theatre! In …

Trailer

November 23rd, 2019

1:28

The Maybe You Like It Podcast starts Wednesday 27th November!


On the Maybe You Like It Podcast, we take a play or a film that has never been staged before or is never likely to be staged again, and... talk about how we'd …

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