Overdue

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


All Episodes

Ep 656 – Thérèse Raquin, by Émile Zola

This podcast is about to REAL! In that we are about to talk about Realism and Naturalism, two things we definitely have an amazing handle on. And did Émile...

Ep 655 – Heartburn, by Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron is known mainly for her films, but her voice comes through loud and clear in Heartburn, a thinly-veiled autobiographical novel about love and divorce and how much...

Ep 654 – Spy for George Washington (Choose Your Own Adventure), by Jay Leibold

You find yourself facing a cherry tree. Is it on the level? Is it secretly plotting revenge against the President? Make a choice and dive into this revolutionary tale....

Ep 653 – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce

To celebrate Bloomsday (however inadvertently), we decided to make our first foray in the work of James Joyce. His debut novel riffs on themes and characters that feature prominently...

Ep 652 – The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers

Sometimes you read a book from 1940 and you get a little upset about how relevant its characters and themes remain more than 80 years later. Sometimes! McCullers’ debut...

Ep 651 – The House of Bernarda Alba, by Federico García Lorca

Often grouped with the other plays in García Lorca’s unfinished “rural trilogy,” The House of Bernarda Alba is a claustrophobic drama about control, conformity, and one mother’s intimidating cane....

Ep 650 – The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4)

Percy Jackson and friends are back for the penultimate entry in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. This installment in Rick Riordan’s mythological mash-up benefits from additional emotional...

Stop! Homer Time: The Iliad – Episodes 5 & 6 (Books 10-14)

For our latest show-within-a-show, we’ll revisit Ancient Greece through Emily Wilson’s new translation of Homer’s The Iliad. We’ll be reading it a few books at a time and having...

Ep 649 – Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward

This week we travel back to Bois Sauvage to revisit the work of acclaimed author Jesmyn Ward. Sing, Unburied, Sing introduces us to a family on hard times, preparing...

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