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 047 – Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw

‘Ello ‘ello! What’s all this then?! A discussion of George Bernard Shaw, turn-of-the-century dialects,My Fair Ladyand gender politics, ya say? Conversations about whether or not stories should end romantically...

Ep 046 – The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway

We return to the Dead White Male canon this week with Ernest Hemingway’sThe Old Man and the Sea, the gripping tale of an old man who goes out fishing...

Ep 045 – The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

What does it mean to be a woman? We don’t know the answer to that question, and it’s doubtful we ever will. But reading Kate Chopin’s revolutionary novelThe Awakeningis...

Ep 044 – Mary Poppins, by P. L. Travers

Have you ever revisited a classic from your childhood only to find a whole pile of weird subtext you’ve never noticed before? Andrew’s never read Mary Poppins, but all...

Ep 043 – The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe

Nothing screams New Year’s like a guy sitting in his study, missing his beloved, wishing an obnoxious, repetitive bird would just leave him the heck alone. Therefore it’s only...

Ep 042 – A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens

‘Tis the season to do seasonally-themed episodes, and so Andrew read Charles Dickens’A Christmas Carol, the short story that has been so widely adapted that you know it front-to-back...

Ep 041 – Winter’s Bone, by Daniel Woodrell

What do you do when your meth-cooking father goes missing in the Missouri Ozarks? Ask your relatives? Go to the cops? Dig for evidence yourself? These are the options...

Ep 040 – Franny and Zooey, by J.D. Salinger

Sometimes an author’s personality (or legend, even) grows to the point that it’s just as interesting as the work they produced. This is certainly true in the case of...

Ep 039 – The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

In 1893, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle “killed” Sherlock Holmes. Eight years later, the popular detective returned inThe Hound of the Baskervilles, much to the delight of Doyle’s mother. Why...

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