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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.

    Feed Drop: The History of Literature - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

    Feed Drop: The History of Literature - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

    This isn't an episode of Overdue, it's a Feed Drop! We wanted to share with you an episode of The History of Literature, a podcast about great stories and why we love them.

    To use host Jacke Wilson's words, the show "takes a fresh look at some of the most compelling examples of creative genius the world has ever known." It's brought to you by the folks at the Podglomerate.

    You can find more info on The History of Literature here.

    And don't worry, there'll still be a regularly scheduled episode of Overdue on Monday. But in the meantime, enjoy listening to this discussion of this classic Russian novel!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 468 - The Mouse and the Motorcycle, by Beverly Cleary

    Ep 468 - The Mouse and the Motorcycle, by Beverly Cleary

    Clearly it is time we covered Beverly Cleary! In addition to her numerous books starring Ramona Quimby, the late titan of children's fiction penned several novels about a mouse named Ralph who rides a motorcycle. Not quite sure what else you need to know, to be honest. There's a kid named Keith. He and Ralph become friends. Also, we solve the energy crisis thanks to Ralph's motorcycle.

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

    • 56 min
    Ep 467 - Farthing, by Jo Walton

    Ep 467 - Farthing, by Jo Walton

    "What if the Axis Powers won World War II?" is one of the most-asked questions in all of speculative fiction, but Jo Walton's Farthing asks "what if Britain didn't exactly LOSE World War II, but ended up sliding into fascism anyway?"

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Feed Drop: Storybound - "Copperopolis" by Tommy Orange

    Feed Drop: Storybound - "Copperopolis" by Tommy Orange

    This isn't an episode of Overdue, it's a Feed Drop! We wanted to share with you an episode of Storybound featuring Tommy Orange reading his short story "Copperopolis" with sound design by Ryan Dann.

    Storybound is a radio theater program from the folks at Lit Hub Radio and the Podglomerate. Each episode is a chance to hear a contemporary author read their own work, designed with immersive sound environments.

    You can find more info on Storybound here, and you can read more about the author and composer here.

    And don't worry, there'll still be a regularly scheduled episode of Overdue on Monday. But in the meantime, enjoy listening to a professional writer professionally read their own words!

    • 30 min
    Ep 466 - Ash, by Malinda Lo

    Ep 466 - Ash, by Malinda Lo

    What if Cinderella didn't fall for Prince Charming? What if she developed a rich, endearing relationship with the King's Huntress instead? Malinda Lo's retelling of Cinderella blends cultural traditions and remixes key tropes, but also remains true to the folk tale's reverence for love and magic.

    (Listen, the big boat was floated while we were recording this episode. Our jokes were timely when we made them.)

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

    • 1 hr
    Jagged Little Mill - Episodes 1 & 2

    Jagged Little Mill - Episodes 1 & 2

    Welcome to our newest show-within-a-show! We're reading Edith Grossman's translation of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes a few months at a time. Some Patreon supporters get these episodes monthly, but every two months we'll combine them for general consumption.

    These episodes cover Chapters 1-15.

    In Episode 1, we do some table-setting on the author and translation, and then we dive into the first four chapters of the story. In Episode 2, our hero recruits the squire Sancho Panza and goes tilting after some windmills. Also we hear a whole story about a guy who died from lovesickness.

    Join us as we meet this errant knight-errant!

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

    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

ItsAnnaB ,

Friendly Book Club

Even though some episodes are on books I haven’t heard of, I enjoy hearing their take on things. Not to mention, it’s so nice hearing their genuine friendship with each other as well as their willingness to give their opinion on topics even if it is political. Books are subjective and even I don’t always agree, literature is about taking on a perspective other than ones own

buddydigital ,

Great Literature Podcast

Overdue’s probably my favorite literature podcast. I enjoy their banter so much that they actually have motivated me to finish big long books just so that way I can get some more laughs while I practice the piano. They also provide some nice up-to-date commentary/perspective on books/authors that are a little stuck in their time, as well as a great exclusive interview with Emily Wilson, the first translator of The Odyssey. Overdue will make a fun, welcome addition to anyone’s regular podcast listening lineup.

Menolo Homobovanes ,

Overall yeah

I would definitely enjoy this more if the hosts could conceive of political positions right of theirs.

Otherwise, i think they’re making an honest effort.

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