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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 554 - Carmilla, by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (edited by Carmen Maria Machado)

    Ep 554 - Carmilla, by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (edited by Carmen Maria Machado)

    Carmilla is a double-whammy: an English-language vampire novel that predates Dracula by nearly three decades, and an edit from Carmen Maria Machado that both underlines the story's gay subtext and has a bit of fun with readers while doing it. Just try not to take her notes too literally and you'll be fine, probably. 

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    GOOSEBUMS, an R.L. Stine's Goosebumps miniseries - Episodes 5 & 6

    GOOSEBUMS, an R.L. Stine's Goosebumps miniseries - Episodes 5 & 6

    Enjoy another episode of our spookiest show-within-a-show yet! In case you can't tell by the name, we're reading a selection of eight spooktacular books from R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series. Some Patreon supporters get these episodes monthly, but every two months we'll combine them for general consumption.Ep 5 - NIGHT OF THE LIVING DUMMYTwin girls Kris and Lindy fight over whose ventriloquist dummy is better...until they realize the real contest: which dummy is more haunted??Ep 6 - THE HAUNTED MASKCarly Beth's friends like to scare her. But this Halloween she'll scare their faces off! (And maybe hers too??)Find out more about how to get these episodes monthly at patreon.com/overduepod.Also, here's the full GOOSEBUMS reading list:


    Welcome to Dead House
    Stay Out of the Basement
    Monster Blood
    Say Cheese and Die - Again!
    Night of the Living Dummy
    The Haunted Mask
    A Night in Terror Tower
    Egg Monsters from Mars
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    Ep 553 - Among Others, by Jo Walton

    Ep 553 - Among Others, by Jo Walton

    This love-letter to sci-fi, libraries, and friends forged through literature is also a fairy tale of sorts about a young girl saving her world. Is the magic real? Probably! 

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    • 51 min
    Ep 552 - A House of Pomegranates, by Oscar Wilde

    Ep 552 - A House of Pomegranates, by Oscar Wilde

    Wilde's fairy tales probably aren't the best-known of his works, but that doesn't mean they don't get a little Wilde-y. Just don't expect many happily-ever-afters.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 551 - Beard on Bread, by James Beard (Bonus Episode)

    Ep 551 - Beard on Bread, by James Beard (Bonus Episode)

    What's up homeslice? We baked up a real feast for you this time. Quit loafin' around and bite into this episode on James Beard, baking, and bread. We even baked our own bread and tasted it on-air!

    This episode was recorded with some of our Patreon supporters watching live. Find out how to join us for future episodes at patreon.com/overduepod.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep 550 - Con Air (novelization), by Richard Woodley

    Ep 550 - Con Air (novelization), by Richard Woodley

    This podcast is taking off and it's got a lot of **bad guys** on it! Actually...it's just us. As usual. But we are talking about a surprisingly faithful novelization of Con Air, one that really reinforces how much the motley crew of character actors elevated the 1997 film.Con Air is our Patron's Choice episode for September. Find out how to vote on future Patron's Choice selections at patreon.com/overduepod

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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

jeslynw96 ,

one of my “comfort podcasts”

something about the way they both speak is very soothing. and content-wise, even when there’s difficult subject matter, I never come away feeling worse. their conversations are funny and thought-provoking, and they approach many subjects with a refreshing humility. they have a really nice conversational dynamic too. good stuff!

Fluffster Normalpaws ,

Lolll

A lot of these books sound terrible. I can’t follow what they’re talking about half the time. Why am I listening to this loll. It’s fun in some inexplicable way. And funny! All the stars ⭐️😂👍🏆

rachellovesyou2727 ,

love these boys

had to write in to express my love after all this time listenin’ when I heard andrew say:

“listen, listen, listen- it is a talking cat; i’m not gonna sugarcoat it”

and then, later in the same episode, craig said:

“we can come back to talking about donkey and shriek whenEVER you want”

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