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Overdue

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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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Awful

By Chop001 - Aug 12 2019
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If you enjoy shallow overviews of books by two men giggling like school girls, you’ll love this podcast.

Not What I Was Looking For, Happily

By EulerIsAPimp - Jul 31 2019
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I was looking for a podcast which would talk about books and get into some real "literary" analysis of the text. I stumbled upon this podcast and found out that's the opposite of what Overdue is all about. However, I kept listening because it's a great product. The format of the show is tight, the banter is good, and they offer an outsiderish view on the books that can be refreshing. Occasionally they criticize texts through a lense that I find unhelpful or meaningless or even annoying. But even in those instances I've managed to enjoy the episodes because of the other stuff brought to the table.

iTunes Ratings

1278 Ratings
Average Ratings
1135
51
26
26
40

Awful

By Chop001 - Aug 12 2019
Read more
If you enjoy shallow overviews of books by two men giggling like school girls, you’ll love this podcast.

Not What I Was Looking For, Happily

By EulerIsAPimp - Jul 31 2019
Read more
I was looking for a podcast which would talk about books and get into some real "literary" analysis of the text. I stumbled upon this podcast and found out that's the opposite of what Overdue is all about. However, I kept listening because it's a great product. The format of the show is tight, the banter is good, and they offer an outsiderish view on the books that can be refreshing. Occasionally they criticize texts through a lense that I find unhelpful or meaningless or even annoying. But even in those instances I've managed to enjoy the episodes because of the other stuff brought to the table.
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Overdue

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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.

Ep 372 - Tarzan of the Apes, by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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The titular Tarzan of the titular Apes is a lot more than "Me Tarzan. You Jane." And Edgar Rice Burroughs is here to tell you all about how and why it's because he's the sire of an English nobleman.

Join us for a chat about the lost city of Tarzana, the Ernest filmography, and the invention of stabbing.

Aug 19 2019
1 hour 8 mins
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Ep 371 - Siblings Without Rivalry, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (w/ Appointment Television)

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Andrew's Appointment Television co-hosts Kathryn VanArendonk and Margaret H. Willison join us for a chat about siblings, rivalry, and this classic of modern parenting lit from Adele Faber and Elain Mazlish.

At the time of recording, Andrew's fatherhood was looming on the horizon, so Kathryn kindly shared with us how relevant the book felt to her own parenting experience. And don't worry, Craig and Margaret had plenty of wisdom to share as well.

Caveat lictor: Margaret's here, so there's swearing.

Aug 12 2019
1 hour 10 mins
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Ep 370 - Knights of the Round Table (Choose Your Own Adventure) by Ellen Kushner

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It's time to make some more choices! Thanks to a benevolent small business owner, we've been transported back to the time of Arthurian legend and must face the biggest choice of all: food service or secretarial work!

Actually, we make plenty of fun choices in Ellen Kushner's CYOA riff on the Knights of the Round Table. So join us for a bunch of boons, magic, and mannerpunk!

Aug 05 2019
1 hour 12 mins
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Ep 369 - The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials #2), by Philip Pullman

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Philip Pullman followed up The Golden Compass with The Subtle Knife, the adventure of Lyra and Will on their quest to uncover the secret of Dust and (maybe, just maybe) save the world from evil forces within the Church. Like a lot of Second Stories in a Trilogy, the book builds on its predecessor's world by introducing new friends and foes and ending with a cliffhanger that ensures you'll come back for Book Three. We just have one question for Mr. Pullman: where are the bears?

Jul 29 2019
58 mins
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HELLBOYS - Episodes 1 & 2

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Welcome to HELLBOYS, a Divine Comedy podcast from the boys here at Overdue! On our newest show-within-a-show, we're reading 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'll combine them for general consumption. First you'll hear our introduction to the show (and the translation) and our chat about Inferno I-VII. Then our journey alongside Virgil and Dante continues with an episode on Inferno VIII-XVI. Talking points include violent punishments for violent people, Dante's (literal) burn book, and Hollander's helpful student Edward.

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

Jul 26 2019
2 hours 4 mins
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Ep 368 - Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad

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The horror, the horror! It's time to talk about colonialism, y'all. Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness has inspired plenty of stories about a dude diving deep into nature to find another dude, so we figured we'd get to the...heart...of the matter. Listen and learn what exactly the horror, the horror means and why some notable writers want nothing to do with this classic text of 19th-century imperialism.

Jul 22 2019
55 mins
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Ep 367 - Behind Closed Doors, by B.A. Paris

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Behind Closed Doors is about a relationship that seems too perfect to be true - except that instead of arguing about the “right” way to load the dishwasher and the way the other person leaves cabinets hanging open all the time, Jack Angel is a full-on sociopath who locks his wife Grace in a windowless basement room and plans to do the same to her younger sister. It’s hampered a bit by dry, straightforward prose, but it’s a page-turner nevertheless.

Jul 15 2019
1 hour 3 mins
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Ep 366 - Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke

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"What if the Napoleonic Wars but with magic?" is a great elevator pitch for Susanna Clark's sprawling novel, but it only scratches the surface of what Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell has to offer. Footnotes, Farnums, and factoids abound in this fun work of historical/alternate fiction.

Jul 08 2019
1 hour 2 mins
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Ep 365 - Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson

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CW: This week’s book revolves around sexual assault, which we discuss in the episode. We don’t read the specific passage and we try to be as general as possible, but feel free to skip this one if you’re not up to it.

Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak is a pitch-perfect account of what it’s like to be Awkward In High School, in ways that are both funny and sad. That a two-decade-old novel still feels so relevant to our current cultural moment probably speaks poorly of us. 

Jul 01 2019
53 mins
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Ep 364 - Overdue Q&A #3 (Bonus Episode)

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This episode, instead of a book we read YOUR questions! Topics range from the five characters you'd meet at an Overdue dinner party to what makes a great diaper. We also have a blast chatting with our livestream audience.

As always, thanks to our Patreon supporters for making these bonus episodes possible! Visit patreon.com/overduepod to find out how you can support the show.

Jun 28 2019
1 hour 10 mins
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