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Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy murder mysteries: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.

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Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy murder mysteries: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.

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Nope, awful

By Pamelaa397 - Feb 18 2020
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Painful. 2 men giggling like little boys about books that they can’t remember the beginnings of, because memory. Notes would be too adult I suppose. 1 example of what REALLY makes them laugh? Whether or not Dove soap and Dove chocolate bars are created by the same company. Side splitting. Also? Curse words. Good luck hanging on for the actual book review through their childhood development.

Debauchery

By lolalistens - Feb 18 2020
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This podcast makes my day go by fast. The hosts are intelligent, informative, and pleasant to listen to all while speaking about something I want to hear about. Most of the time. While Andrew was painful to listen to in the first few episodes he quickly got his bearings and I now look forward to his sometimes diffident story telling. Cue Craig, his more composed counterpart, who could drag a story out of anyone. What could be disastrous separately is a symphony together as they pair up to delineate all the books from Classics to Fantasy. Fear not, it is not all seriousness. Included in this recount presentation you are accosted with frivolity, dumb assery, shameless money soliciting, Craig’s incessant yawning, and a deep dive into a world where things like Y-Aness and bag shoes (patent pending), are a thing. Goop doctors need not apply.

iTunes Ratings

1444 Ratings
Average Ratings
1273
60
30
31
50

Nope, awful

By Pamelaa397 - Feb 18 2020
Read more
Painful. 2 men giggling like little boys about books that they can’t remember the beginnings of, because memory. Notes would be too adult I suppose. 1 example of what REALLY makes them laugh? Whether or not Dove soap and Dove chocolate bars are created by the same company. Side splitting. Also? Curse words. Good luck hanging on for the actual book review through their childhood development.

Debauchery

By lolalistens - Feb 18 2020
Read more
This podcast makes my day go by fast. The hosts are intelligent, informative, and pleasant to listen to all while speaking about something I want to hear about. Most of the time. While Andrew was painful to listen to in the first few episodes he quickly got his bearings and I now look forward to his sometimes diffident story telling. Cue Craig, his more composed counterpart, who could drag a story out of anyone. What could be disastrous separately is a symphony together as they pair up to delineate all the books from Classics to Fantasy. Fear not, it is not all seriousness. Included in this recount presentation you are accosted with frivolity, dumb assery, shameless money soliciting, Craig’s incessant yawning, and a deep dive into a world where things like Y-Aness and bag shoes (patent pending), are a thing. Goop doctors need not apply.
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Overdue

Latest release on Feb 24, 2020

All 414 episodes from oldest to newest

Ep 402 - Paradise, by Toni Morrison

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In this challenging novel, award-winning author Toni Morrison explores how utopias are defined (and perhaps undermined) by their boundaries. The all-black town of Ruby, Oklahoma survived for decades by cordoning itself off from the outside world. But what happens when the outside world starts gnawing at the people inside?

Feb 24 2020

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Ep 401 - The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin (w/ Kate Racculia)

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This week's book is a cozy mystery, but for kids! Author Kate Racculia joins us for a discussion of The Westing Game, which was a major inspiration for her own work (and is a completely wild read, besides).

Feb 17 2020

1hr 6mins

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Ep 400 - The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

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What better way to celebrate a milestone episode than to make a bunch of teenagers fight each other to the death? Join us as we discuss the first entry in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy, taking particular delight in its worldbuilding and its protagonist Katniss Everdeen. We also get into some of the film-informed Discourse that has surrounded the series since its release, and of course we take time to get our celebrities all mixed up.

(Special note: Want to come see us live with our friends from Appointment Television? Head to bit.ly/booksortv for info on our live show at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH on Thursday, February 20th. It's free!)

Feb 10 2020

1hr 20mins

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Ep 399 - The Wind Done Gone, by Alice Randall

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Welcome to Febuwary! This week’s episode is a follow-up of sorts to Episode 291, in which Andrew read Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind. The Wind Done Gone is labeled a “parody” for legal reasons but it feels somewhere in between a sequel and a critique, acknowledging the strong characters of the original but tearing down its rose-tinted nostalgia for the antebellum American South. 

Feb 03 2020

51mins

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HELLBOYS - Episodes 7 & 8

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Welcome to another installment of HELLBOYS, a Divine Comedy podcast from the boys here at Overdue! We're continuing our journey through Robert and Jean Hollander's translation of Dante's Divine Comedy a few cantos at a time.

Some Patreon supporters get these episodes monthly, but every two months we combine them for general consumption. This combo episode carries us to the top of Mt. Purgatory (Purgatorio XXIII-XXXIII) and up into the stars (Paradiso I-IX). We walk through fire, visit a Garden of Eden, and meet some truly charming moon people.

Find out more about how to get these episodes monthly at patreon.com/overduepod.

Jan 31 2020

1hr 40mins

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Ep 398 - Wool, by Hugh Howey

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In the future, all of mankind will be confined to an underground silo, wondering when and if the world outside will ever be habitable again. But if things aren't as bad as they seem? And what if everyone in the silo isn't as alone as they think?

That's the premise of Hugh Howey's Wool, a collection of stories woven together into a novel about secrets, duties, and revolution. Time to talk about climate change and what makes a short story compelling!

Jan 27 2020

59mins

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Ep 397 - Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots (Bailey School Kids #1) by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Jones (w/ Alli from SSR)

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The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids commence with a new teacher who just MIGHT be a vampire! It's time to get to the undead bottom of this...or is it?

We recorded this week's show with Alli from the SSR Podcast, a great show you should check out if you want a trip down memory lane to your middle school library. We were really honored to be included in SSR's "Manuary" lineup this year, and we hope you enjoy this hot collab!

Jan 20 2020

1hr 11mins

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Ep 396 - The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood

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To put it mildly, a lot of stuff has happened since we released our episode on The Handmaid's Tale back in 2014. Among that stuff is the release of The Testaments, the 2019 sequel to the original book and a companion piece of sorts to the Hulu television series.

Jan 13 2020

58mins

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Ep 395 - The Prince, by Niccolò Machiavelli

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It is better to be feared than loved. The ends justify the means. King Louis sucked. These are the (clearly) famous quotes from Machiavelli's classic yet innovative work of political science. It's time to talk power, political satire, and the wonderful translation by Tim Parks.

Jan 06 2020

59mins

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Ep 394 - Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, by Christopher Moore (Bonus Episode)

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Inspired by the raunchy humor and biblical events of Christopher Moore's take on Jesus, we recorded a rowdy bonus episode with our rollicking Patreon chat. 

Want to join us for the next bonus recording? Head to patreon.com/overduepod to find out how.

Jan 04 2020

1hr 1min

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