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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 635 - Jazz, by Toni Morrison

    Ep 635 - Jazz, by Toni Morrison

    Toni Morrison’s second novel in her beloved Beloved trilogy, Jazz introduces the reader to a trio of characters united by an incident of tragic romance. Will the freewheeling optimism of the Jazz Age set them on the path of redemption or will they be bound to their painful pasts? 

    This episode is sponsored by Factor. Head to factormeals.com/overdue50 and use code overdue50 to get 50% off delicious, ready-to-eat meals.

    This episode is also brought to you in part by Eavesdrop: Conversations Across Time, the new fiction collection by Juliana Nicewarner. Head to juliananicewarner.com for more information.

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep 634 - The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3), by Rick Riordan

    Ep 634 - The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3), by Rick Riordan

    Percy Jackson returns for another road trip across a mythological United States. Plenty of new characters are introduced -- and some of them survive!

    This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. Go to squarespace.com/overdue for 10% of your first purchase of a website or domain.

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep 633 - Network Effect (Murderbot Diaries #5), by Martha Wells

    Ep 633 - Network Effect (Murderbot Diaries #5), by Martha Wells

    Our month of sequels continues with the first full-length novel in Martha Wells' Murderbot series.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep 632 - Harrow the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #2), by Tamsyn Muir

    Ep 632 - Harrow the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #2), by Tamsyn Muir

    To kick off a month of sequel coverage, we get bone deep in the Locked Tomb follow up Harrow the Ninth. This obtuse but compelling sci-fi/fantasy tome plays with perspective, doubles down on the space wizards, and challenges the reader NOT to notice oddly specific meme references.

    This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. Go to squarespace.com/overdue for 10% of your first purchase of a website or domain.

    Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep 631 - The Aunt Who Wouldn't Die, by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

    Ep 631 - The Aunt Who Wouldn't Die, by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

    An early-90s Bengali novel that was translated into English relatively recently, The Aunt Who Wouldn't Die has a lot going for it, but as with many books the thing we'll remember the most is the murderous horny ghost aunt.

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    • 55 min
    Stop! Homer Time: The Iliad - Episodes 1 & 2 (Books 1-4)

    Stop! Homer Time: The Iliad - Episodes 1 & 2 (Books 1-4)

    For our latest show-within-a-show, we'll revisit Ancient Greece through Emily Wilson's new translation of Homer's The Iliad.

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Whatsnicksnickname ,

Do it, you won’t

Just try it, what else are you gonna listen to? Serial again? I mean sure do that, but try this one too. You’ll probably laugh and read (or not waste your time reading) a book (thats not) meant for you.

tattoosnscrubs ,

Not really good.

They sound very awkward reading the book. Plus, they is WAY too much laughing! Sure laughing is fun and good for you but it’s overdone. And you don’t really read the book you just talk about. Sorry if I’m wrong, but just my opinion.

JJamesG1 ,

I wish

Andrew had a better understanding of Kunderas the unbearable lightness of being before disagreeing and dismissing it. I was listening to this to get a better understanding of the book but he he kept objecting to things that were just Craig doing his best to interpret what he read. Which I liked hearing but it kept getting dismissed.

Anyway maybe just not the podcast I was looking for.

Good podcast otherwise

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