About This Show
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.
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Episode 200 - Infinite Jest
5 days ago
Here it is: the big two-hundo! This week, Andrew tackles David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest in a show that is nearly 2.5 hours long and yet somehow still not quite long enough to get to everything.
We break down the plot and the structure, such as they are, and we also dive deeper into the role of addiction and depression in the book and the book’s at-times antagonistic relationship with the reader. It’s a book worth reading, but perhaps more than anything we’ve yet done for the show, it resists being read.
Rated 5 out of
Andrew and Craig succeed - mostly - in making you curious about books that otherwise would really, really would not touch. Not even with tongs. Let alone how nice it is when they talk about a book that you like(d). Very, very entertaining, interesting and most of the times, well prepared and informed.
The only thing that surprises me is that they still haven't read books by Ron Rash or Richard Powers or Neal Stephenson (Snow Crash.. come on!) or David Mitchell for example. I know they are contemporary writers, but hey, reading them is now overdue. Really :)
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 5 out of
This doesn't seem like the type of podcast you binge-listen to and eagerly await new episodes -but it is. Banter is hilarious, book reviews/analysis are spot on. Love that Chris and Andrew are always trying to find diverse authors to read.
Date published: 2016-07-05