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.


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Ep 038 – Eddie and the Cruisers, by P.F. Kluge

Andrew and Craig both come at P.F. Kluge’s Eddie and the Cruisers from a unique perspective: Kluge was (and is) writer-in-residence at Kenyon College (their alma mater). They’ve both had him in...

Ep 037 – The Unnamable, by Samuel Beckett

No plot, no characters, no setting. Samuel Beckett’sThe Unnamablesounds like it’s about nothing, but it’s more than just theSeinfeldof novels – or so Craig tries to convince Andrew.Beckett, a...

Ep 036 – Battle Royale, by Koushun Takami

Another Hunger Games movie is right around the corner, but you just can’t wait. You need to read a heartwarming tale about tweens and teens who are all dropped...

Ep 035 – No Exit, by Jean-Paul Sartre

Hell is sheeple, hot cocoa, interventions, mannequins, French pronunciations, and gin. Also, hell is other people. Or so wrote Jean-Paul Sartre in his famous existentialist dramaNo Exit. Join us...

Ep 034 – Don’t Go Back to School, by Kio Stark

We tried something a little different this week—instead of reading a novel or play, Andrew read Kio Stark’s crowdfunded handbook Don’t Go Back to School. Stark interviews artists, writers,...

Ep 033 – The Stand, by Stephen King

Did you know that Stephen King’s The Stand isn’t a taut legal thriller? It’s just one of the many things that Andrew and Craig learned about the book this...

Ep 032 – A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan

Rock and roll, PowerPoint slides, African dictators: all succumb to the inexorable march of time in Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer Prize-winningA Visit from the Goon Squad. Join us as we...

Ep 031 – The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde

The relationship between interior evil and its effect of one’s external appearance isn’t new to the show, but it’s explored pretty explicitly in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian...

Ep 030 – Medea, by Euripides

What’s there to enjoy about a 2400-year-old tragedy? Is it the ekkyklemas? The god-chariots? Or is it the protagonist so wounded by her husband’s actions that she’s driven to...

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