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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 456 - The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant, by Michel Tremblay

    Ep 456 - The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant, by Michel Tremblay

    It's time to read a prominent work by a preeminent Canadian (specifically Québécois) author! Join us in Montreal in 1942 and meet a family with lots of problems but lots of heart.

    Tremblay's known for insightful and whimsical character work, so it's fitting that we spend the bulk of the episode delving into the novel's deep roster of memorable characters. Also Canadian history is pretty interesting!

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

    • 52 min
    Ep 455 - Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch #1), by Ann Leckie

    Ep 455 - Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch #1), by Ann Leckie

    Ancillary Justice is a novel take on sci-fi's "collective consciousness" trope. What if, when cut off from the rest of its collective, an individual member of a collective consciousness just went on existing as an individual? And also what if they were thrust into the center of high-stakes intergalactic political drama?

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

    • 57 min
    Ep 454 - The Obelisk Gate (Broken Earth #2), by N.K. Jemisin

    Ep 454 - The Obelisk Gate (Broken Earth #2), by N.K. Jemisin

    The second entry in N.K. Jemisin's award-winning Broken Earth series is centered on a mother/daughter pair of magic users, each learning new ways to use their abilities to heal their shattered world. It is, of course, the second book in a planned trilogy, so we discuss how well it sets up events that will be delivered on in the next book.

    Just coming to the series now? Check out our episode on the first book: The Fifth Season.

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

    • 59 min
    Ep 453 - 'Twas the Knife Before Christmas, by Jacqueline Frost (Bonus Episode)

    Ep 453 - 'Twas the Knife Before Christmas, by Jacqueline Frost (Bonus Episode)

    It's a bit late, but this year we trade a sexy holiday book for a murder mystery holiday book. After a local businessman/pervert turns up dead, it's up to Holly White and her friends in the town of Mistletoe, Maine to figure out who did it and to clear her best friend's name. 

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

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep 452 - Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

    Ep 452 - Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

    It's not referenced as often as George Orwell's 1984, but Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is in some ways a dystopia that's closer to our current reality: a society modeled around a production line, designed to pacify its citizenry while maximizing consumption in whatever way possible. Or maybe that's just our read on it!!

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

    • 58 min
    Genie Babies - Episode 7

    Genie Babies - Episode 7

    Welcome to the finale of Genie Babies, a magic carpet ride of a podcast from the boys here at Overdue! On this show-within-a-show, we're reading Husain Haddawy's translation of Muhsin Mahdi's manuscript of The Thousand and One Nights (also known by its westernized title, The Arabian Nights). 

    Some Patreon supporters get these episodes early, but we always release them for general consumption later on. In this closing episode, we share stories we've yet to discuss as well as some not included in our edition.

    Stories covered include: Aladdin, Ali-Baba and the Forty Thieves, the Story of the Golden Apples, and more.

    Programming note: keep an eye on our social feeds for the announcement of our next longread project.

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

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

17Dini ,

My favorite podcast

I love this podcast!! Hosts have great rapport- it just feel like listening to friend chatting (in a good way). I love the episodes regardless of whether I’ve read the book. The Choose Your Own Adventure episodes are hilarious!

carolinewhpr ,

Love

Love love love thank you!! Makes me happy all the time!!!

Ktcracker ,

Love it!

Great bookish podcast. I’ve been listening for about a year now. Craig and Andrew always bring the right mix of info and humor. I’m not sure what it says about me that 99% of their jokes land with me... I’ve been working my way through their old episodes and it’s been a blast. Thanks for making such a great show!

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