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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 533 - The Duke & I (Bridgerton #1), by Julia Quinn

    Ep 533 - The Duke & I (Bridgerton #1), by Julia Quinn

    Whether you're a fan of Netflix's Bridgerton series or you just want an Austen novel with more modern language and more explicit sex scenes, the first novel in Julia Quinn's series about the Bridgerton family has something for you. Just, uh, watch out for the nonconsensual sexual encounter!! Oops!! 

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep 532 - The Waste Land, by T.S. Eliot (Bonus Episode)

    Ep 532 - The Waste Land, by T.S. Eliot (Bonus Episode)

    Who wants to celebrate April with some modernist poetry??? This month, we allude to many of the allusions in T.S. Eliot's landmark poem.

    Thank you to the Patreon supporters who joined us as we navigated this tricksy poem. Find out how to join us for bonus recordings at patreon.com/overduepod.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep 531 - Fences, by August Wilson

    Ep 531 - Fences, by August Wilson

    August Wilson wrote a whole bunch of plays, all of which contain dialogue and take place at certain points in history. He's most notable for his Pittsburgh aka Century Cycle, so we decided to talk about one of the standouts: Fences.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 530 - Sandry's Book (Circle of Magic #1), by Tamora Pierce

    Ep 530 - Sandry's Book (Circle of Magic #1), by Tamora Pierce

    The first of four books in the Circle of Magic series, Sandry's Book feels a bit less self-contained than first-books-in-a-series normally do. You'll meet likable and well-drawn characters, but be prepared to finish the series if you want a more satisfying story.

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    • 53 min
    Ep 529 - How to Train Your Dragon, by Cressida Cowell

    Ep 529 - How to Train Your Dragon, by Cressida Cowell

    The inspiration for the hit trilogy of DreamWorks films is rather different than you might expect. It's still about a boy named Hiccup and his dragon Toothless, but the original has more burping, farting, and Dragonese than the films dared to show -- which is odd because those are the guys what made Shrek.

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    • 57 min
    Ep 528 - The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest (Millennium #3), by Stieg Larsson

    Ep 528 - The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest (Millennium #3), by Stieg Larsson

    The thrilling conclusion to the Millennium trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest continues most of the plot threads introduced in the previous book. If you thought that The Girl Who Played With Fire was lacking in secondary and tertiary characters, boy have we got good news for you! 

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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

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1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

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The best show about books

Craig and Andrew are hilarious, the guests are always wonderful and I find my self laughing out loud multiple times every episode. Books are often handle with thoughtful insight and care, yet the show succeeds in not being too “L”iterature-ish. If you’re looking for a podcast on books, this is the one!

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