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Overdue

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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 childen’s books: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.


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Ep 653 - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce

June 17, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour - 62.6 MB

To celebrate Bloomsday (however inadvertently), we decided to make our first foray in the work of James Joyce. His debut novel riffs on themes and characters that feature prominently in the rest of his canon, so join us for a discussion of modernist novel structure, semi-autobiographical lyricism, and what you should run off to smell if you find yourself crying in front of your family. This episode is sponsored by Microdose. Get 30% off your first order, plus free shipping at Micro...

Ep 652 - The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers

June 10, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour - 57.4 MB

Sometimes you read a book from 1940 and you get a little upset about how relevant its characters and themes remain more than 80 years later. Sometimes! McCullers' debut novel explores capitalism, alienation, and poverty in the American South at the tail end of the Great Depression. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Follow @overduepod on Instagram and Bluesky Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https:/...

Ep 651 - The House of Bernarda Alba, by Federico García Lorca

June 03, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour - 55.1 MB

Often grouped with the other plays in García Lorca's unfinished "rural trilogy," The House of Bernarda Alba is a claustrophobic drama about control, conformity, and one mother's intimidating cane. Which daughter will get Pepe? Will that horse stop kicking the wall? Will grandma ever be free?? These questions and more on this week's episode. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. Go to squarespace.com/overdue for 10% of your first purchase of a website or domain. Our theme music...

Ep 650 - The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4)

May 27, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour - 89.1 MB

Percy Jackson and friends are back for the penultimate entry in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. This installment in Rick Riordan's mythological mash-up benefits from additional emotional complexity and deepened character relationships. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Follow @overduepod on Instagram and Bluesky Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-i...

Stop! Homer Time: The Iliad - Episodes 5 & 6 (Books 10-14)

May 25, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour - 86.4 MB

For our latest show-within-a-show, we'll revisit Ancient Greece through Emily Wilson's new translation of Homer's The Iliad. We'll be reading it a few books at a time and having a more in-depth chat about it than we do about most books. These two episodes cover Books 10-14. Episode 5: It's time for a three-fer! This little triptych of books explores the combat of the Iliad from a few different perspectives: Stealth (Book 10): Diomedes and Odysseus engaging in feats of derring-do. ...

Ep 649 - Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward

May 20, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour - 62.8 MB

This week we travel back to Bois Sauvage to revisit the work of acclaimed author Jesmyn Ward. Sing, Unburied, Sing introduces us to a family on hard times, preparing to welcome back a member from prison while also grappling with the ghosts that demand their attention. For more discussion of Jesmyn Ward, head to Ep 283 - Salvage the Bones. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. Go to squarespace.com/overdue for 10% of your first purchase of a website or domain. Our theme music w...

Ep 648 - Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill and Rosa Lee Beeland (Bonus Episode)

May 18, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour - 70.5 MB

We're learning how to THINK AND GROW RICH with our good frenemy Napoleon Hill! To join us for future bonus recordings, head to patreon.com/overduepod. Follow @overduepod on Instagram and Bluesky Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Ep 647 - I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov

May 13, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour - 64.4 MB

Isaac Asimov's short story collection-turned-novel has very little to do with the mid-2000s Will Smith movie adaptation, which is a good thing. It's a lot less about robots rising up and killing their creators, and more about the law of unintended consequences. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/overdue and get on your way to being your best self. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Follow @overduepod on Instagram and B...

Ep 646 - A Bear Called Paddington, by Michael Bond

May 06, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour - 56.7 MB

"We just found this bear at the train station and he seems cool? Like he's good at shopping and staring at people. Let's bring him home! Don't mind all the mess he makes." That's probably what the Browns said to themselves upon first spying a charming little bear at Paddington Station. Celebrate Children's Book Week with us by diving into the first appearance of this marmalade-loving lil scamp. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. Go to squarespace.com/overdue for 10% of your ...

Ep 645 - Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn

April 29, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour - 55.8 MB

Did you know that before Gillian Flynn brought us the book Gone Girl, the movie Gone Girl, and the concept of "Gone Girl-ing" someone, she wrote a murder mystery about a different kind of unhealthy family dynamic! This episode briefly discusses self-harm. This episode is sponsored by Aura Frames. Visit AuraFrames.com and use code OVERDUE at checkout to get $30-off plus free shipping on their best-selling frame. Terms and conditions apply. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lera...

Ep 644 - Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi

April 22, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour - 62.9 MB

This graphic memoir (ahem) This collection of comics chronicles the life of an Iranian girl named Marji, whose experiences are heavily based on those of author Marjane Satrapi. Satrapi lived through the Islamic Revolution in Iran and its authoritarian aftermath, and her story is one of resistance, education, and the difficulty of finding yourself amidst societal upheaval. Note: our discussion is based on reading the Complete Persepolis, which combines Volume 1: The Story of a Childh...

Ep 643 - Holes, by Louis Sachar

April 15, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour - 61.2 MB

Holes! We all need 'em, we all love 'em. This is a book where a boy is sentenced to dig a bunch of holes out in the desert because he was accused and convicted of a crime he didn't commit. That's bad! But he also discovers a little something about himself and his family, and makes a new friend. That's good! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Ep 642 - Last Night at the Telegraph Club, by Malinda Lo

April 08, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour - 64.5 MB

Lo's award-winning novel seeks to shine a light on marginalized experiences from mid-century San Francisco. What's most impressive is how she's synthesized all of her research into a couple of fresh, compelling characters - allowing the story to honor the historical record without feeling overly bound by it. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Follow @overduepod on Instagram and Bluesky Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Californi...

Ep 641 - War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy?

April 01, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour - 66 MB

Every week, one of our hosts reads a book and tells the other person (and you, the audience) about it. This week's book is about the topic of war and also the topic of peace. It has characters and themes. Find out more about all of this and more on this week's Overdue! This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. Go to squarespace.com/overdue for 10% of your first purchase of a website or domain. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Follow @overduepod on Instagram and Blu...

Ep 641 - CliffsNotes, by Clifton Hillegass

April 01, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour - 66 MB

Every week, one of our hosts reads a book and tells the other person (and you, the audience) about it. This week's book is about the topic of war and also the topic of peace. It has characters and themes. Find out more about all of this and more on this week's Overdue! This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. Go to squarespace.com/overdue for 10% of your first purchase of a website or domain. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Follow @overduepod on Instagram and Blu...

Stop! Homer Time: The Iliad - Episodes 3 & 4 (Books 5-9)

March 30, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour - 96.8 MB

For our latest show-within-a-show, we'll revisit Ancient Greece through Emily Wilson's new translation of Homer's The Iliad. We'll be reading it a few books at a time and having a more in-depth chat about it than we do about most books. These two episodes cover Books 5-9. Episode 3: These three books include: gods intervening directly on the battlefield, a new Greek hero emerging, the Trojan hero getting a boost from Ares, Hector's wife and son, and a duel with no resolution. It's ...

Ep 640 - Fight Club, by Chuck Palahniuk

March 25, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour - 71.1 MB

The first rule of podcasting is DON'T TALK ABOUT PODCASTING. The second rule of podcasting is please tell everyone about podcasting and specifically about this episode in which we cover Chuck P's notorious novel about masculinity, terrorism, and getting punched in the face. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. Go to squarespace.com/overdue for 10% of your first purchase of a website or domain. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Follow @overduepod on Instagram and...

Ep 639 - There There, by Tommy Orange

March 18, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour - 56.7 MB

There There sets itself apart by being a book by and about indigenous Americans in an explicitly contemporary, urban setting. It's also got a neat perspective-shifting structure and interconnected characters. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. Go to squarespace.com/overdue for 10% of your first purchase of a website or domain. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Follow @overduepod on Instagram and Bluesky Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art1...

Ep 638 - The Mystery at Lilac Inn (Nancy Drew #4), by Carolyn Keene (Bonus Episode)

March 16, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour - 68.3 MB

This bonus episode was recorded on LEAP DAY! So we leapt into The Mystery at Lilac Inn with our good friend young sleuth Nancy Drew! Let's play some Hot or Not, I guess?? Also we're talking Odies 2023! To join us for future bonus recordings, head to patreon.com/overduepod. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Ep 637 - The Trumpet of the Swan, by E.B. White

March 11, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour - 64.8 MB

The third and final of White's whimsical children's books about animals, The Trumpet of the Swan asks important questions like: How do swans learn English? How can we better provide accommodations for those who need them? And how much money could a swan earn at a jazz club in the 1960s? This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/overdue and get on your way to being your best self. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Follow @ov...

Ep 636 - The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis

March 04, 2024 09:00 - 1 hour - 60.9 MB

Modern readers often experience C.S. Lewis as "the Narnia guy," but he's also one of the 20th century's foremost Christian apologetics. The Screwtape Letters, written from the point of view of a demon whose object is to send souls to Hell, is a deeply Christian work but its appeal comes just as much from Lewis' insight into what makes humanity tick. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. Go to squarespace.com/overdue for 10% of your first purchase of a website or domain. Our t...

Ep 635 - Jazz, by Toni Morrison

February 26, 2024 09:00 - 1 hour - 66.9 MB

Toni Morrison’s second novel in her beloved Beloved trilogy, Jazz introduces the reader to a trio of characters united by an incident of tragic romance. Will the freewheeling optimism of the Jazz Age set them on the path of redemption or will they be bound to their painful pasts?  This episode is sponsored by Factor. Head to factormeals.com/overdue50 and use code overdue50 to get 50% off delicious, ready-to-eat meals. This episode is also brought to you in part by Eavesdrop: Conve...

Ep 634 - The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3), by Rick Riordan

February 19, 2024 09:00 - 1 hour - 63.6 MB

Percy Jackson returns for another road trip across a mythological United States. Plenty of new characters are introduced -- and some of them survive! This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. Go to squarespace.com/overdue for 10% of your first purchase of a website or domain. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Follow @overduepod on Instagram and Bluesky Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art1...

Ep 633 - Network Effect (Murderbot Diaries #5), by Martha Wells

February 12, 2024 09:00 - 1 hour - 64 MB

Our month of sequels continues with the first full-length novel in Martha Wells' Murderbot series. The book's extra length leaves it room to dig into themes that the novellas had only nodded at, and also has a whole bunch of extra murderbots in it. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/overdue and get on your way to being your best self. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Follow @overduepod on Instagram and Bluesky Adve...

Ep 632 - Harrow the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #2), by Tamsyn Muir

February 05, 2024 09:00 - 1 hour - 63.5 MB

To kick off a month of sequel coverage, we get bone deep in the Locked Tomb follow up Harrow the Ninth. This obtuse but compelling sci-fi/fantasy tome plays with perspective, doubles down on the space wizards, and challenges the reader NOT to notice oddly specific meme references. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. Go to squarespace.com/overdue for 10% of your first purchase of a website or domain. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Follow @overduepod on Insta...

Ep 631 - The Aunt Who Wouldn't Die, by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

January 29, 2024 11:00 - 55 minutes - 50.8 MB

An early-90s Bengali novel that was translated into English relatively recently, The Aunt Who Wouldn't Die has a lot going for it, but as with many books the thing we'll remember the most is the murderous horny ghost aunt. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Stop! Homer Time: The Iliad - Episodes 1 & 2 (Books 1-4)

January 26, 2024 11:00 - 1 hour - 85.2 MB

For our latest show-within-a-show, we'll revisit Ancient Greece through Emily Wilson's new translation of Homer's The Iliad. We'll be reading it a few books at a time and having a more in-depth chat about it than we do about most books. These two episodes cover Books 1-4. Episode 1: The Iliad drops us right into the middle of the action, where "the middle" is 9 years into a 10 year conflict and "the action" is a couple of easily-affronted guys who instantly get mad at each other. T...

Ep 630 - Nothing to See Here, by Kevin Wilson

January 22, 2024 11:00 - 55 minutes - 51.2 MB

Move along, everyone. Nothing to see here. No women navigating adult friendships and their identities as parents. No jabs at men in power who work overtime to cover up their shame. And definitely no kids that catch on fire. Move along! Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Ep 629 - The Snow Queen, by Hans Christian Andersen (Bonus Episode)

January 19, 2024 11:00 - 1 hour - 66.2 MB

Time to celebrate winter with a chilly fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Also we're talking Disney's FROZEN! To join us for future bonus recordings, head to patreon.com/overduepod. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Ep 628 - The Witch Elm, by Tana French

January 15, 2024 11:00 - 1 hour - 62.6 MB

The Witch Elm has Dublin, and it has murder, and it has a squad of detectives, but despite all that it is not a book in Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad series. This riff on her classic crime novel formula focuses instead on some of the suspects, namely Toby Hennessey, who doesn’t know if he can’t remember things because of head trauma or because for most of his life he’s been able to get by without acknowledging the existence of systemic problems.  This episode is sponsored by Be...

Ep 627 - Lady Chatterley's Lover, by D.H. Lawrence

January 08, 2024 11:00 - 1 hour - 56.9 MB

Banned in many countries until the 1960s, David Herbert Lawrence's 1928 novel is both racier and tamer than you might imagine. What more would you expect from a book that uses both "the love experience" and [BLEEP] to describe, well, adult behavior? Caveat lictor: this episode features discussions of Adult Situations. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.c...

Ep 626 - The House at Pooh Corner, by A.A. Milne

January 01, 2024 11:00 - 56 minutes - 51.5 MB

Happy 2024, and happy Public Domain day! Time finally caught up to US copyright law a few years ago, and the result has been a steady trickle of new creative work that’s available for anyone to modify and adapt. This year’s Big One is the earliest version of Mickey Mouse, but the new batch of PD stuff also includes this week’s Pooh book, as well as Tigger himself. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy a...

Ep 625 - Her Night With Santa, by Adriana Herrera

December 25, 2023 11:00 - 1 hour - 61.2 MB

You can't spell Horny without Ho(-Ho-Ho)! In this year's Happy Hornydays celebration, one of the people finding love during the holiday season is Santa herself. That's right, this is an F/F steamy short featuring a gender-swapped Kristina Kringle and the niece (???) of Melchior (????) the Magi (?????). Sadly, the extremely promising lore goes somewhat underexplored. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/overdue and get on your way to ...

Ep 624 - Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee

December 18, 2023 11:00 - 1 hour - 60.6 MB

This generation-spanning epic explores the experience of a Korean family living in Japan throughout (most of) the 20th century. We talk about Lee's use of time, her penchant for "minor" characters, and the recent adaptation of Pachinko for Apple TV+. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Ep 623 - Titus Groan, by Mervyn Peake

December 11, 2023 11:00 - 1 hour - 58.5 MB

Despite being fairly well-versed in 20th-century fantasy, Mervyn Peake and his Gormenghast series has flown completely under our radar until now. It's a strange, florid, disjointed book with some fascinating character portraits, and also the most detailed description of a dude taking a bite of a pear that we have ever read. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/overdue and get on your way to being your best self. Our theme music was c...

Sand by Me: Neil Gaiman's The Sandman - Books 9 & 10

December 09, 2023 11:00 - 2 hours - 158 MB

Our previous show-within-a-show concludes! In this longread project, we worked our way through Neil Gaiman's signature graphic novel series THE SANDMAN. Some Patreon supporters got these episodes monthly, but every two months we combined them for general consumption. If you haven't heard, our current longread project is Emily Wilson's translation of Homer's ILIAD. That's right - STOP! HOMER TIME is back! But first, our final Sandman episodes. In Episode 9: THE KINDLY ONES, things c...

Ep 622 - Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin

December 04, 2023 11:00 - 1 hour - 67.4 MB

In this episode, two gamers sit down to talk about one of the buzziest books of 2022. Zevin's blockbuster novel spans 30 years of advancement in technology and in the friendship of Sadie and Sam, two gifted game designers working out how they fit into each other's lives. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Ep 621 - All Systems Red (Murderbot Diaries #1), by Martha Wells

November 27, 2023 11:00 - 57 minutes - 52.2 MB

When you make an AI too smart, you also give it anxiety and depression and an appetite for serialized television. These are the things that motivate Murderbot, the protagonist of the many Murderbot Diaries stories that Martha Wells has released in the short time between 2017 and now. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/overdue and get on your way to being your best self. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on ...

Ep 620 - The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2), by Rick Riordan

November 20, 2023 11:00 - 1 hour - 58.2 MB

Percy Jackson and his pals are back in another mythology-packed middle-grade adventure story, this time (mostly) patterned after the voyages of our old pal Odysseus. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Ep 619 - The Stranger, by Albert Camus

November 13, 2023 11:00 - 55 minutes - 50.5 MB

Mssr. Merseault only likes a few things, unfortunately he must live his life doing plenty of other things for people he doesn't particularly care about. Such is the story of this seminal work of 20th-century fiction and absurdist philosophy. Join us as we grapple with an indifferent universe (and a compelling translation by Matthew Ward). Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Noti...

Ep 618 - A Night in the Lonesome October, by Roger Zelazny (Bonus Episode)

November 10, 2023 13:07 - 1 hour - 56.5 MB

What if a dog was your POV character? What if that dog's owner was JACK THE RIPPER? What if there was a game but you didn't know who was playing? All of these questions and more get asked in our Spooktober bonus episode. To join us for future bonus recordings, head to patreon.com/overduepod. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-...

Ep 617 - Fourth Wing, by Rebecca Yarros (w/ Heaving Bosoms!)

November 06, 2023 11:00 - 2 hours - 148 MB

We joined Melody and Sabrina for episode 300 of Heaving Bosoms, where we all chatted about the made-to-order, big-on-TikTok, new-adult romantasy that is Rebecca Yarros' Fourth Wing. (It may be about the fourth wing, but it's the first of a planned five books). Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Stop! Homer Time: The Iliad - Episode 0

November 03, 2023 10:00 - 34 minutes - 32 MB

For this new show-within-a-show, Craig and Andrew will be revisiting Ancient Greece through Emily Wilson's new translation of Homer's The Iliad. We'll be reading it a few books at a time and having a more in-depth chat about it than we do about most books. This episode is a free teaser for our Stop! Homer Time project. Patreon supporters can get new Stop! Homer Time episodes monthly (Episode 1 is up right now!), but every two months we'll combine them for general consumption. On ...

Ep 616 - The Exorcist, by William Peter Blatty

October 30, 2023 10:00 - 1 hour - 62.4 MB

Based on the hit film--just kidding. Blatty's novel was swiftly turned into a landmark film adaptation just a few years after its release. And it's easy to see why: hauntings, sad priests, the patriarchy's fears about the social mobility of women. People couldn't get enough of that stuff. So let's dive in and hope we don't get possessed! Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notic...

Ep 615 - Moon of the Crusted Snow, by Waubgeshig Rice

October 23, 2023 10:00 - 1 hour - 58.6 MB

How would the "breakdown" phase of an apocalypse novel function if the characters involved had already survived through multiple apocalypses? That's the perspective that this week's book brings, in addition to the subtle spooks that come from anticipating the end of the world. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Ep 614 - The Daughter of Doctor Moreau, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

October 16, 2023 10:00 - 1 hour - 59.4 MB

What if H.G. Well's classic tale of humanimals created by a mad scientist were recontextualized in southeast Mexico? Would you find yourself saying that the Yucatan is less an island and more of a peninsula? Sure, you might say that - but why waste time on pedantry when you can engage with Moreno-Garcia's themes of colonialism, paternalism, and class conflict! Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and ...

Ep 613 - The Island of Doctor Moreau, by H.G. Wells

October 09, 2023 10:00 - 53 minutes - 48.6 MB

If you've ever done surgery on a dog to make it more like a guy, only to set it loose in the wilderness and gradually watch it shift back into being a dog, maybe you'll have some sympathy for Doctor Moreau. Otherwise it's pretty hard to get fully onboard with his whole badly-make-animals-into-people gambit. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy...

Ep 612 - Cackle, by Rachel Harrison (w/ Natasha from UNspoiled!)

October 02, 2023 10:00 - 1 hour - 102 MB

Welcome to Spooktober 2023! We've all been through a bad break-up, right? We've all moved away to start fresh, we've all started a new job, we've all befriended witchy spider-ladies and felt a strange new power growing within us. Right? Tale as old as time. We're joined this week by Natasha from the UNspoiled! podcast family, hear more of her work at unspoiledpodcast.com. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/overdue and get on your...

Sand By Me: Neil Gaiman's The Sandman - Books 7 & 8

September 30, 2023 10:00 - 2 hours - 141 MB

Welcome to our current show-within-a-show! We're working our way through Neil Gaiman's signature graphic novel series THE SANDMAN. Some Patreon supporters get these episodes monthly, but every two months we'll combine them for general consumption. In Episode 7: BRIEF LIVES, Gaiman digs deep into the concept of lifetimes while following Delirium and Dream on a quest to find their missing brother.  In Episode 8: WORLD'S END,  a reality storm leaves people from multiple worlds strand...

Ep 611 - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick

September 25, 2023 10:00 - 1 hour - 62.8 MB

This novel was the genesis of the Blade Runner film franchise, which means like many books it gets eclipsed a bit by its adaptation. But does the movie have a gadget you can use to make yourself feel specific emotions, including the emotion that makes you want to use the gadget more? I didn't think so. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on Overdue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-n...

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Anne Rice
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Edward Albee
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Tracy Chevalier
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His Dark Materials
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Never Let Me Go
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