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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    • 4.7, 1.3K Ratings

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

EulerIsAPimp ,

Not What I Was Looking For, Happily

I was looking for a podcast which would talk about books and get into some real "literary" analysis of the text. I stumbled upon this podcast and found out that's the opposite of what Overdue is all about. However, I kept listening because it's a great product.

The format of the show is tight, the banter is good, and they offer an outsiderish view on the books that can be refreshing. Occasionally they criticize texts through a lense that I find unhelpful or meaningless or even annoying. But even in those instances I've managed to enjoy the episodes because of the other stuff brought to the table.

Marble fortress ,

Lost a little respect.

The podcast has its issues. The hosts are more charming than the content itself. The content isn't great. Some episodes are better than others.
The podcast contains both goofs and book reviews, but doesn't really commit to either. The goofs aren't funny enough, the reviews aren't sophisticated enough.
If they were to edit the episode to move the pace along a bit more, add more goofs and more actual opinions on the themes of the books, or even add a third co-host with a little more knowledge....Then maybe they'd be more listenable.
Honestly, the phantom tollbooth and wizard of oz episodes made me a little angry. I love those books, but the poor treatment of it by the hosts was a disappointment. It wouldn't be so bad...but they give far too many books that lack of respect. They mistreat a LOT of children's literature, and perfectly good reads in general. This podcast needs work.

Chop001 ,

Awful

If you enjoy shallow overviews of books by two men giggling like school girls, you’ll love this podcast.

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