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.

 

Episode 220: The US Constitution

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We the Hosts of Overdue, in Order to form a more perfect Podcast, establish Humor, insure earbud Tranquility, provide for uncommon offense, promote our listeners’ Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Goofs to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this podcast on the Constitution for the United States of America.

No really, we did it. A whole podcast on the Constitution, its origins, and the Bill of Rights. We talk about what the Framers didn’t say, what they didn’t predict, and what we wish people WOULDN’T do with the Constitution in years to come.

This week’s show is brought to you in part by Blue Apron, Penn State World Campus, and Squarespace.

Episode 218: Angel

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Welcome to 2017! Our first book of the year is Angel by Elizabeth Taylor, a somewhat forgotten mid-century classic about an author shaping her world through fiction.

Because it's us, we HAD to spend time talking about the other Angels and Elizabeths Taylor in our lives. We also found time to cover cheaters and lies, Ferris Buellering, and Jerry the Internet Editor.

This week's show is brought to you in part by Penn State World Campus and Squarespace.

Episode 217: All-Star Superman (Bonus Episode)

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Up in the sky, look! It's a bird...it's a plane...it's a podcast about Superman!

Lucas Brown (host of the podcast "The Math of You") joins us for a discussion of Grant Morrison's timeless Man of Steel collection All-Star Superman.

We talk about origin story troubles, Superman's ever expanding powerset, and one of the most affecting Superman panels in recent memory.

Episode 216: A Tale for the Time Being

For our last regular show of 2016, we come to Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being and get schooled on the relationship between the writer and reader and the nature of time itself.

We also touch on Christmas gifts from the future-past, good names for blogs, and more.

This week’s show is sponsored by Penn State World Campus, and you can check out our merch store between now and January 31 at overduepodcast.com/store.

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Episode 215: Stealing Christmas

This week we learn all about the “quick, dirty, and over-the-top” erotic fiction of Alexa Riley – and since Stealing Christmas is holiday-themed, we get into the spirit of the season, too!

Join us for a frank and explicit discussion of mall barons, safe unsafeness, and sexy, sexy sexual intercourse. And between now and January 31, order Overdue merchandise at www.overduepodcast.com/store!

Episode 214: White Teeth

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Show me Zadie Smith's WHITE TEETH! Join us for a discussion about her debut novel that tackles immigration, assimilation, and our collective struggle to control the lives we lead.

We'll also reference Lady Gaga, share some rules for fistfighting (and writing), and discover the sad clown Pa(g)liacci.

Episode 213: The Outsiders

S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders was written when the author was just 16, which is impressive not just because the book has an atypical amount of empathy and perspective for something written by a teenager, but because the author is especially close to her characters’ circumstances.

Also on tap for this week: sick raps, tales from the McDonald’s drive-thru, and a whole lot more.

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Episode 212: The History of Love

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The History of Love is littered with catchphrases. Bazinga! Time to make the donuts! Not the Mama!

That is to say, our episode on The History of Love is littered with catchphrases. The 2005 novel by Nicole Krauss stars Leo and Alma, whose fates are intertwined by the success of a powerful book. The name of that book? The History of Love.

It's a book-within-a-book. Get it?!

We also chat about pen pals, t-shirts, saccharine texts, and the need to be seen.

Episode 211: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Neil Gaiman started 2013's The Ocean at the End of the Lane as a novella for his wife, who "doesn't really like fantasy." This gives the book a different vibe from some of Gaiman's other work, though any book that features a tattered sentient bedsheet clears the "fantastical" bar for us. 

This breezy book deals mostly in Bradbury-esque musings on the nature of childhood and adulthood, and we spend a lot of time on that as well as the Great Page Count Race of 2016 and our new t-shirt empire.

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