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 447 – The Graduate, by Charles Webb

Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? Our podcast turns its lonely ears to you. Woo-woo-ooo The Graduate is a story about the ennuied Benjamin Braddock, the provocative Mrs. Robinson,...

Ep 446 – The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Buried Giant is a sort of inversion of a typical fantasy novel – instead of a young person setting out to change the world, we get some aging...

Ep 445 – Topdog/Underdog, by Suzan-Lori Parks

This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is about two brothers, Lincoln and Booth, and the elaborate con that is their shared history. Tune in for a conversation about Suzan-Lori Parks’ place...

Ep 444 – Charmed Life (Chrestomanci #1), by Diana Wynne Jones

Is Chrestomanci a type of magic? A government office? A person? Find out in the first of Diana Wynne Jones’ Chrestomanci novels. Join us for a discussion of the...

Ep 443 – Lovecraft Country, by Matt Ruff (Bonus Episode)

Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel about two Black families fighting the forces of evil riffs on Lovecraftian fiction by focusing in on the cosmic horror that is America’s racist past,...

Ep 442 – The Last Wish (Introducing The Witcher), by Andrzej Sapkowski

Geralt of Rivia is a witcher, which means he travels the realm witching. What does that mean exactly? It’s a little unclear! But Sapkowksi’s protagonist and the world he...

Ep 441 – Demon Theory, by Stephen Graham Jones

If you wanted more of your books to be metatextual pseudo-screenplays then Demon Theory is for you! If you do not want your books to be that, however, Demon...

Ep 440 – The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux

The Opera’s alive with the sound of music! It’s time to dive into the serialized story-slash-novel that spawned one of the most successful musicals of all time. (The one...

Ep 439 – Revenge of the Russian Ghost (Choose Your Own Adventure), by Jay Leibold

This week we choose to travel to Mother Russia to make jingoistic jokes and hang out with Rasputin, every 90s kid’s favorite historical figure! Not sure what’s going on...

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