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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 538 - Angels in America, by Tony Kushner

    Ep 538 - Angels in America, by Tony Kushner

    Can we contain all of Tony Kushner's award-winning Angels in America, a Gay Fantasia on National Themes in one podcast? Probably! First we'll talk about Part I: Millennium Approaches, then we'll talk about Part II: Perestroika. And along the way we'll cover Roy Cohn, how to stage an angel, and the Kushner-to-Spielberg Pipeline.

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep 537 - Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1), by Seanan McGuire

    Ep 537 - Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1), by Seanan McGuire

    What if the kids who fell into that wardrobe in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe all came back to the real world and needed extensive therapy to deal with the things they had seen and done? Welcome to Every Heart a Doorway, where a strong central conceit helps cover for a somewhat rushed mystery narrative.

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 536 - Confessions of a Mask, by Yukio Mishima

    Ep 536 - Confessions of a Mask, by Yukio Mishima

    Tell me about a Complicated Man. Mishima's breakthrough coming-of-age novel about sexuality in late Imperial Japan has a powerful narrative voice and prose style. But the legacy of his work and his political goals has led to him being a bit of an "enigma" (as one listener referred to him) -- to put it lightly.

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    • 59 min
    Ep 535 - The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Ep 535 - The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The Scarlet Letter is often included as part of a high school reading curriculum because it's good at teaching people about symbolism, and it's good at teaching people about symbolism because it uses a half-dozen symbols roughly 700 times apiece. 

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    • 58 min
    Ep 534 - A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles

    Ep 534 - A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles

    What if thirty years of history took place JUST beyond the doors of your hotel? And what if you weren't allowed to leave that hotel? And, get this, the hotel is in Moscow.

    The beloved bestseller A Gentleman in Moscow fills its historical fiction with charming characters that you want to root for. But can we (or should we) figure out what it's trying to say?

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    GOOSEBUMS, an R.L. Stine's Goosebumps miniseries - Episodes 1 & 2

    GOOSEBUMS, an R.L. Stine's Goosebumps miniseries - Episodes 1 & 2

    Welcome to our newest show-within-a-show! In case you can't tell by the name, we're reading a selection of eight spooktacular books from R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series. Some Patreon supporters get these episodes monthly, but every two months we'll combine them for general consumption.

    In Episode 1, we do some table-setting on the series, Stine, and Scholastic books -- then we dive into the first entry in this long-running series of kids' horror books: Welcome to Dead House.

    In Episode 2, we try to figure out what kind of grow operation Dad's got cooking up in the basement in Stay Out of the Basement! 

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

    Also, here's the full GOOSEBUMS reading list:
    Welcome to Dead House
    Stay Out of the Basement
    Monster Blood
    Say Cheese and Die - Again!
    Night of the Living Dummy
    The Haunted Mask
    A Night in Terror Tower
    Egg Monsters from Mars

     

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    • 1 hr 54 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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