300 episodes

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.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

fantastic develpment ,

The Best.

I have officially listened to all the episodes so I can say with certainty that this is my favorite podcast.
They are funny and insightful as well as aware of their own shortcomings. It’s never overblown and always entertaining.

Mas0987654321 ,

Couldn’t finish the first episode I listened to

I love listening to other people discuss books so when I saw this podcast, I was very excited to give it a go. I recently read “We have always lived in the castle” and wasn’t sure how I felt about it so I downloaded that episode of the podcast to hear their opinions.

The format of the show is really strange. One of the hosts reads a book and tells the other about it. They announce this at the beginning of the show and I didn’t think much of it but got annoyed real quick when the host spends 5 minutes badly summarizing the first few chapters. Not only that, but the host that has not read the book makes assumptions about what’s going on in the story and then tries to turn it into a joke. The jokes aren’t even funny but they both have a lengthy cackle over them.

With 25 minutes to go and only getting to the part in the novel where the town ladies come over for tea (basically the beginning of the book), I realized that they will never get to analyze the weirdness of the novel, the themes, the unreliable narrator, etc etc. Again, it doesn’t help that only one person has read it so the other one tries to stay relevant by adding useless commentary and laughing.

I appreciate the effort and the fact that they are people making a podcast, but this one is definitely not for me.

Two-Buck Chuck ,

Fun podcast!!

I’m just now starting to listen to this podcast, and it’s been awesome. I’ve been going over all the classics I’ve read before to get a good refresher, and these guys are a hilarious way to get those summaries.

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