Overdue

A podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Updates Mondays.

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 murder mysteries: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.

 

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 murder mysteries: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.


This Week's Story: Bad Feminist

by Roxane Gay

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Next week: Everything and Nothing by Jorge Luis Borges

In two weeks: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

 

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News

4/21/2015: The inimitable Margaret H. Willison (@MrsFridayNext on Twitter, also half of @TwoBossyDames) mentioned us on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour this week. Welcome, new listeners!

We have hand-picked some of our favorite shows here for those of you who need a place to start listening.


2/17/2015: Hey Overdue fans!

When we started this two years ago, I don't know if either of us thought we'd make it to 100 episodes. But we've done it, and it's mostly thanks to our wonderful, dedicated listenership. Your support means the world to us!

We've gotten questions from a few of you lately on the best way to support the show financially. We've always included Amazon links to past, current, and future books, and while they've been moderately helpful they've never been enough to cover basic hosting and book-buying costs (while we started the show reading books we already had, we've long since switched mostly to reading books we hadn't read but also didn't own).

For anyone who's interested, we've set up a new Patreon page you can use to pledge us a certain amount of money a month. You can pledge as much or as little as you want—even $1 a month goes a long way! Our first milestone goal is to become self-sufficient, but beyond that we've got some other plans to keep growing the show and doing more stuff.

Whether you pledge or not, we're still so grateful for your support. The tweets, ratings, reviews, and likes are enough to keep us going. Here's  to another 100 episodes! 


1/26/2015: Earlier this month, Apple added us to its list of featured podcasts for book lovers! Find us and other great literary podcasts here.


5/19/2014: In case you missed it, we gave an interview about the show to Book Riot recently, and we think it turned out really well. Thanks for your continued support!


2/11/2013: Hi there, and welcome to Overdue!

We've all got them sitting on our (physical and virtual) bookshelves—those stories that have been given to us, or that we bought for ourselves, or that we're not sure where we got them but it doesn't matter because we've never read them anyway. We both took one long look at our personal libraries and decided, in the spirit of self-betterment (and being able to drop sick literary references during parties), that it was time to start working through them. We invite you to listen as we try to hash out our thoughts about these books.

Don't think of this as the podcast version of a book club—either Andrew or Craig will read each week's book and then explain it to the other person, so if you haven't read these books you'll still be able to follow along with the discussion (or, at least, you'll be no more confused than your hosts). If you have read the books in question, maybe you'll gain a valuable outside perspective! Or maybe you'll just laugh as two people completely misinterpret whatever it is they've just read—either way, we'll try to keep the discussion lively.

If you like what you hear, come back next week—we'll be talking about a new book every Monday!