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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.

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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.

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4.7 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

mcsmaria28 ,

These Guys Got Me Hooked

I started out listening to Craig and Andrew’s Annihilation episode and after listening to a whole slew of episodes, I subscribed. I enjoy the discussions these guys have and it’s fun to listen to one of the guys describe the book to the other one.

Katie._.S ,

Best podcast

I’ve been listening to the back episodes, I’ve only made it to 116 but every episode has been worth it!
Their humor and cultural reference make it top notch.
Currently have my own growing list of books that I should have read by now 😂🤷‍♀️.
Thanks for a great show guys!

82284 ,

Cuckoo's Nest

I've been listening to the "Cuckoo's Nest" podcast with interest as I read the book and saw the film a long time ago.

One aspect of McMurphy I appreciated was his awareness of how conditioned the other patients were by Ratchet or the institution. They were drugged daily, prevented from doing much for recreation, and I assume given ECT and put in isolation. There are many times McMurphy brings them joy such as when they are watching a blank tv screen McMurphy acts as announcer of a baseball or other sports game and the ensemble cast eventually get into it with excitement.

I am surprised you missed describing how primitive the electroshock therapy was and cruel really. You also missed that after McMurphy strangled Ratchett, they lobotomized him. The chief smothered him with a pillow out of empathy. At least in the film, but I think in the book too. He went from being the most alive character to becoming a vegetable because of the institution. Chief breaks a window by throwing something huge through it out of rage and escapes.

I think you all focused too much sexism and racism. The book and film reflected the times.

Mostly I feel you guys are on target. You got off into Star Trek a bit too much for me. Louise Fletcher has some much bigger film accomplishments you neglected.

Thank you'

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