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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 childen’s books: 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 childen’s books: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.

    Ep 447 - The Graduate, by Charles Webb

    Ep 447 - The Graduate, by Charles Webb

    Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? Our podcast turns its lonely ears to you. Woo-woo-ooo

    The Graduate is a story about the ennuied Benjamin Braddock, the provocative Mrs. Robinson, and the affair they embark upon that upends their lives. The iconic 1967 film adaptation is perhaps more famous than Webb's book, but the novel does contain all of the classic lines and moments you remember. Even the wedding and the bus at the end!

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

    • 58 min
    Ep 446 - The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro

    Ep 446 - The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro

    The Buried Giant is a sort of inversion of a typical fantasy novel - instead of a young person setting out to change the world, we get some aging heroes at the end of the Arthurian era trying to decide how everything is going to wind down.

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

    • 59 min
    Ep 445 - Topdog/Underdog, by Suzan-Lori Parks

    Ep 445 - Topdog/Underdog, by Suzan-Lori Parks

    This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is about two brothers, Lincoln and Booth, and the elaborate con that is their shared history. Tune in for a conversation about Suzan-Lori Parks' place in American theater, some patter from the street game three-card monte, and the open question that haunts your hosts: who is top dog of Overdue?

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

    • 55 min
    Ep 444 - Charmed Life (Chrestomanci #1), by Diana Wynne Jones

    Ep 444 - Charmed Life (Chrestomanci #1), by Diana Wynne Jones

    Is Chrestomanci a type of magic? A government office? A person? Find out in the first of Diana Wynne Jones' Chrestomanci novels. Join us for a discussion of the nine-lived Cat and his sister Gwendolyn, magical pranks, and mystical multiverses.

    Looking for more DWJ? Check out Ep 201 - Howl's Moving Castle.

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

    • 54 min
    Ep 443 - Lovecraft Country, by Matt Ruff (Bonus Episode)

    Ep 443 - Lovecraft Country, by Matt Ruff (Bonus Episode)

    Matt Ruff's 2016 novel about two Black families fighting the forces of evil riffs on Lovecraftian fiction by focusing in on the cosmic horror that is America's racist past, present, and future. We dive into each of the interconnected stories and spend some time comparing the overall vibe to that of HBO's recent TV adaptation.

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

    Find our how to join us for bonus episode recordings at patreon.com/overduepod.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep 442 - The Last Wish (Introducing The Witcher), by Andrzej Sapkowski

    Ep 442 - The Last Wish (Introducing The Witcher), by Andrzej Sapkowski

    Geralt of Rivia is a witcher, which means he travels the realm witching. What does that mean exactly? It's a little unclear! But Sapkowksi's protagonist and the world he inhabits have proven popular enough to warrant several novels, videogames, and screen adaptations. Toss a coin to your podcast, why don'tcha?

    For more on voting in the 2020 election here in the United States, head to votesaveamerica.com.

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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I think I’ve finally found my book soulmates! I love your choice of books and I find that most of your opinions coincide with the first thought I’ve had reading these books! You’re yet to cover some of my favourite books, which I’m looking forward to.. I love the mix of books and this has really become my favourite show podcast wise!

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