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 childen’s books: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.

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    • 4.7, 1.6K 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 childen’s books: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.

    Ep 424 - My Sister the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite

    Ep 424 - My Sister the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite

    Sometimes a book is about exactly what it says on the cover. Oyinkan Braithwaite's debut novel is plenty dark but surprisingly funny, exploring sibling dynamics heightened by the fact that there is serial killing involved.

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

    • 55 min
    Ep 423 - The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, by Steve Brusatte (Bonus Episode)

    Ep 423 - The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, by Steve Brusatte (Bonus Episode)

    Craig loves dinosaurs, so Andrew let him talk for an hour about Steve Brusatte's recent book for dino devotees. Time to talk T-Rexes, Sauropods, and graphic depictions of the end of the world with our live Patreon chat.

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

    Special thanks to the Patreon supporters who joined us in the live chat. For more info on how to participate in bonus episode recordings, head to patreon.com/overduepod.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep 422 - An Unseen Attraction, by KJ Charles (w/ Margaret H. Willison)

    Ep 422 - An Unseen Attraction, by KJ Charles (w/ Margaret H. Willison)

    Special guest Margaret H. Willison joins us this week to talk about the consensual, gay, historically accurate romance novels of KJ Charles.

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep 421 - The Vegetarian, by Han Kang

    Ep 421 - The Vegetarian, by Han Kang

    How could a dream upend your life? Would you stop eating meat? Embark on a ruinous affair? Desert your family?

    Han Kang's The Vegetarian asks visceral questions about our capacity for violence and what'd be willing to give up to be rid of it.

    Our new theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

    • 57 min
    Ep 420 - Candide, by Voltaire

    Ep 420 - Candide, by Voltaire

    Candide is a novella-length takedown of the idea that we are living in the best of all possible worlds, as ordained by God. These days it's hard to believe we need a whole book about this but it's pretty funny anyway?

    Our new theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

    • 46 min
    Ep 419 - Inferno, by Dan Brown (HELLBOYS Bonus Episode)

    Ep 419 - Inferno, by Dan Brown (HELLBOYS Bonus Episode)

    Noted symbologist Robert Langdon has to "solve" a "mystery" that "references" Dante's Inferno! Let's see if he can crack the clues before the whole world succumbs to a transhumanist disease (yes, that's a real sentence that makes real sense.) For context, this was originally released in late May for some of our Patreon supporters.

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    As we say in the pre-show, we've donated to the Marshall Project, which seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system.

    If you are able, we would encourage you to also support those fighting for the rights of Black folks in the face of escalating police violence. More donation links and educational resources can be found at: blacklivesmatters.carrd.co

    Consider ordering some books from Black-owned independent bookstores. LitHub has a great list.

    Want to support a beloved bookstore in Minneapolis? Help Uncle Hugo's rebuild.

    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

vallric ,

Bing worthy Podcast

Im definitely appreciating this book comedy podcast. I'm skipping the episodes of books I want to read because of you know spoilers, but this podcast is so entertaining.

gcjahn24 ,

Simply the best podcast

Craig and Andrew are so hilarious with the perfect mix of every day and genuine intellectually stimulating banter. Since listening to their commentary on Infinite Jest, I have been a non stop listener. Their ability to give the low down on books of all kinds in cohesive and interesting ways has seriously led me to some marvelous reads as well as given me the courage to begin writing myself. Thank you Overdue!

Deebles111 ,

Enjoyable

I listen primarily to true crime pods, and needed something different. This is different and absolutely delightful. I stumbled upon it via Buzzfeed and am thrilled that I did. I love the obvious friendship between the hosts and the music is great!

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