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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.


Episode Date
Ep 428 - Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi
01:08:55

Children of Blood and Bone takes familiar fantasy tropes and puts them in a new context, which makes them unexpectedly poignant and powerful. 

Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

Aug 03, 2020
Genie Babies - Episodes 1 & 2
01:57:55

Welcome to Genie Babies, a magic carpet ride of a podcast from the boys here at Overdue! On our newest show-within-a-show, we're reading Husain Haddawy's translation of Muhsin Mahdi's manuscript of The Thousand and One Nights (also known by its westernized title, The Arabian Nights). 

Some Patreon supporters get these episodes monthly, but every two months we'll combine them for general consumption. In the first half, you'll hear us discuss the some of the background scholarship as well as the stories that setup the collection. In the second, we'll dive deeper into some nested tales where demons truly thrive. In both halves, we'll grapple with the heaping helpings of misogyny that accompany these wild tales!

Stories covered in Nights 1-27 include: The Story of King Shahrayar and Shahrazad, His Visier's Daughter; The Story of the Merchant and the Demon; and The Story of the Fisherman and the Demon, which includes tales about King Yunan, a talking parrot, a She-Ghoul, and a stony prince.

Find out more about how to get these episodes monthly at patreon.com/overduepod.

Aug 01, 2020
Ep 427 - Deacon King Kong, by James McBride
01:02:21

Everything happens for a reason in James McBride's new novel. It's September of 1969 and a doddering Brooklyn deacon just shot the neighborhood's top drug dealer. The events set in motion touch every member of the community - from its 102-year-old founder to the fire ants in the boiler room - and help them build a future as the world changes around them.

Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

Jul 27, 2020
Ep 426 - The Hour of the Star, by Clarice Lispector
01:03:56

Can our podcast truly capture the depth of a renowned Brazilian novelist's final work? This question mirrors one asked by the narrator of The Hour of the Star, whose attempts to portray a young woman's pitiable existence are hindered by his fears that he will never do her story justice.

Also, Craig talks into a sock.

Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

Jul 20, 2020
Ep 425 - Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3), by Suzanne Collins
01:32:42

The Games may have ended, but we're still hungry! We travel back to Panem for the close of Collins' trilogy about Katniss, Peeta, and revolution. It's time to talk (a)political messages, rickety love triangles, the limits of a hero's POV.

If you aren't caught up on our Hunger Games journey, go give Episode 400 or Episode 410 a listen!

Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

Jul 13, 2020
Ep 424 - My Sister the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite
00:55:35

Sometimes a book is about exactly what it says on the cover. Oyinkan Braithwaite's debut novel is plenty dark but surprisingly funny, exploring sibling dynamics heightened by the fact that there is serial killing involved.

Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

Jul 06, 2020
Ep 423 - The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, by Steve Brusatte (Bonus Episode)
01:12:56

Craig loves dinosaurs, so Andrew let him talk for an hour about Steve Brusatte's recent book for dino devotees. Time to talk T-Rexes, Sauropods, and graphic depictions of the end of the world with our live Patreon chat.

Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

Special thanks to the Patreon supporters who joined us in the live chat. For more info on how to participate in bonus episode recordings, head to patreon.com/overduepod.

Jul 03, 2020
Ep 422 - An Unseen Attraction, by KJ Charles (w/ Margaret H. Willison)
01:06:53

Special guest Margaret H. Willison joins us this week to talk to consensual, gay, historically accurate romance novels of KJ Charles.

Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

Jun 29, 2020
Ep 421 - The Vegetarian, by Han Kang
00:57:59

How could a dream upend your life? Would you stop eating meat? Embark on a ruinous affair? Desert your family?

Han Kang's The Vegetarian asks visceral questions about our capacity for violence and what'd be willing to give up to be rid of it.

Our new theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

Jun 22, 2020
Ep 420 - Candide, by Voltaire
00:46:21

Candide is a novella-length takedown of the idea that we are living in the best of all possible worlds, as ordained by God. These days it's hard to believe we need a whole book about this but it's pretty funny anyway?

Jun 15, 2020
Ep 419 - Inferno, by Dan Brown (HELLBOYS Bonus Episode)
01:30:26

Noted symbologist Robert Langdon has to "solve" a "mystery" that "references" Dante's Inferno! Let's see if he can crack the clues before the whole world succumbs to a transhumanist disease (yes, that's a real sentence that makes real sense.) For context, this was originally released in late May for some of our Patreon supporters.

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As we said in the pre-show, we donated to the Marshall Project, which seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system.

If you are able, we would encourage you to also support those fighting for the rights of Black folks in the face of escalating police violence. More donation slinks and educational resources can be found at: blacklivesmatters.carrd.co

Consider ordering some books from Black-owned independent bookstores. LitHub has a great list.

Want to support a beloved bookstore in Minneapolis? Help Uncle Hugo's rebuild.

Jun 08, 2020
Ep 418 - Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel
00:56:14

This week we read an (1) explicitly autobiographical (2) non-fiction (3) graphic novel, things we don't usually do! But we try to have a useful discussion anyway. This episode, like most of our shows, does not pass the Bechdel Test.

Our new theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

Jun 01, 2020
HELLBOYS - Episode 11
00:56:42

Welcome to the last official installment of HELLBOYS, a Divine Comedy podcast from the boys here at Overdue! On this episode, we wrap up our journey through Robert and Jean Hollander's translation of Dante's Divine Comedy.

Some Patreon supporters get these episodes monthly, but every other month we release them for general consumption. This episode carries us to the end where we meet a Who's Who of Biblical heroes and stare directly into the face of God (Paradiso XXVIII-XXXIII). Then it's time to reflect on our ascension from Hellboys to Heavenlads.

Find out more about how to get these episodes monthly at patreon.com/overduepod.

May 29, 2020
Ep 417 - Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri
01:02:41

Jhumpa Lahiri's second short story collection focuses on the experiences of second- and third-generation Bengali-Americans, people caught between the futures they're trying to build and the pasts they're trying to honor. Her direct, compelling writing style makes these slices of life particularly affecting, as do the characters and the misfortunes that befall them.

Our new theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. We hope you dig it!

May 25, 2020
Ep 416 - Orlando: A Biography, by Virginia Woolf
01:07:57

Orlando is an English nobleman in the 16th century who, by the end the Woolf's tongue-in-cheek biography of the character, is an English noblewoman in the 20th century. It's quite a journey for all involved!

May 18, 2020
Ep 415 - My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry, by Fredrik Backman
00:58:12

My grandmother asked me to tell you about this podcast. It's about a book by Swedish author Fredrik Backman, and it's about a precocious young girl named Elsa and her quest to deliver her Granny's letters of apology.

It's a fairy tale - of sorts. It's also a story about coming to grips with the world's complications, with the ways in which we are all more than we appear at first glance, and with grief.

May 11, 2020
Ep 414 - Llama Llama Red Pajama (Series), by Anna Dewdney
00:59:32

Llama Llama Red Pajama

On a podcast with his mama!

We read llama books to kids

To make them close their small eyelids.

May 04, 2020
Ep 413 - Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective, by Donald J. Sobol (Bonus Episode)
00:59:23

What's a boy to do when his dad is the bumbling Chief of Police? Solve crimes, of course! Join us as we solve The Mystery of How Donald J. Sobol Wrote Detective Fiction for Kids!

Special thanks to the Patreon supporters who joined us in the live chat. For more info on how to participate in bonus episode recordings, head to patreon.com/overduepod.

May 01, 2020
Ep 412 - A Death in the Family, by James Agee
01:02:33

Fair warning: this book's a bit of a bummer! Agee's autobiographical A Death in the Family centers on the aftermath of the automobile accident that took his father's life in 1915. It's a poetic exploration of grief and trauma -- which may not be everyone's cup of tea these days! Ways we try to lighten the mood include: It's a Wonderful Life musings, Andrew's Heavenly Dogs, and a bunch of words that Craig may or may not have made up.

Apr 27, 2020
Ep 411 - Smoke Jumpers (Choose Your Own Adventure) by R.A. Montgomery
01:25:14

For this, the highest of holy days, we've revisited the Choose Your Own Adventure-verse with R.A. Montgomery's Smoke Jumpers. Come for the information about what it's like to be a trainee firefighter, stay for the ranger who sounds a whole lot like Strong Bad.

Apr 20, 2020
Ep 410 - Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2), by Suzanne Collins
01:18:12

The arena calls our name again, and we must volunteer as tribute! It's time we talked about Suzanne Collins' second novel about the dystopic land of Panem and their annual Hunger Games. Tune in for a discussion of revolution, game design, and underbaked love triangles. Plus, Andrew goes a-Googlin'!

If you aren't caught up on our Hunger Games journey, go give Episode 400 a listen!

Apr 13, 2020
HELLBOYS - Episodes 9 & 10
01:31:34

Welcome to another installment of HELLBOYS, a Divine Comedy podcast from the boys here at Overdue! We're continuing our journey through Robert and Jean Hollander's translation of Dante's Divine Comedy a few cantos at a time.

Some Patreon supporters get these episodes monthly, but every two months we combine them for general consumption. This combo episode carries us further into space where we meet some friars and Dante's grandpa (Paradiso X-XVIII) before inching closer and closer to God (Paradiso XIX-XXVII). We argue about God, learn about love, and cower before a giant eagle.

Find out more about how to get these episodes monthly at patreon.com/overduepod.

Apr 11, 2020
Ep 409 - The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
01:08:13

The Shadow of the Wind is a complex noir-ish mystery set in post-WWII (and post-Spanish Civil War) Barcelona. Come for the endearing characters, stay for the Byzantine explanation of what is going on!

Apr 06, 2020
Ep 408 - The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight #1), by Katherine Arden
00:59:28

Katherine Arden's debut novel is a potent mix of Slavic folklore, Russian history, and good old-fashioned fantasy. We dig into which of those ingredients work best within the scope of The Bear and the Nightingale's story, but first we take a moment to debut Andrew's new classic catchphrase.

Mar 30, 2020
Ep 407 - Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
00:55:18

When Andrew read The Colour of Magic, people suggested that the beginning of the Discworld series was not necessarily the best place to start. Guards! Guards!, the eighth book in the series, is the start of its own contained-ish arc. According to our listeners and many readers, this serves as a more suitable jumping off point.

Mar 23, 2020
Ep 406 - Under the Skin, by Michel Faber
01:02:35

There are some cars you just shouldn't get into! Michel Faber's thriller Under the Skin is about Isserley, the driver of one such dangerous vehicle. Why do all the men who get into her car disappear? Is she even really human? Are you? Hop in for the answers to these questions and more!

Mar 16, 2020
Ep 405 - Friday Black, by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
00:58:54

Friday Black, a debut collection of short stories by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, deftly employs hyperbole to make the reader notice horrors of American life that have become less-noticeable through repetition. It’s also going to resonate with anyone who has spent any amount of time working retail on the day after Thanksgiving.

Mar 09, 2020
Ep 404 - Sonic the Hedgehog: The Official Movie Novelization, by Kiel Phegley (Bonus Episode)
01:07:12

We had a blast processing this novelization of the hit film Sonic the Hedgehog! Did you know it's based on a video game?! Gotta read fast!

Special thanks to the Patreon supporters who joined us in the live chat. For more info on how to participate in bonus episode recordings, head to patreon.com/overduepod.

Mar 06, 2020
Ep 403 - High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby (Live w/ Appointment Television)
00:58:40

This week’s episode is our recent live show crossover event with Appointment Television at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. The Appointment Television and Overdue crews gather together to discuss the recent TV adaptation and compare it to the book from which it (and the film, and the ill-starred musical) sprung. Whether we figure out the relative superiority of books or TV as competing artistic formats is left up to the listener.

Mar 02, 2020
Ep 402 - Paradise, by Toni Morrison
01:00:59

In this challenging novel, award-winning author Toni Morrison explores how utopias are defined (and perhaps undermined) by their boundaries. The all-black town of Ruby, Oklahoma survived for decades by cordoning itself off from the outside world. But what happens when the outside world starts gnawing at the people inside?

Feb 24, 2020
Ep 401 - The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin (w/ Kate Racculia)
01:06:17

This week's book is a cozy mystery, but for kids! Author Kate Racculia joins us for a discussion of The Westing Game, which was a major inspiration for her own work (and is a completely wild read, besides).

Feb 17, 2020
Ep 400 - The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
01:20:58

What better way to celebrate a milestone episode than to make a bunch of teenagers fight each other to the death? Join us as we discuss the first entry in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy, taking particular delight in its worldbuilding and its protagonist Katniss Everdeen. We also get into some of the film-informed Discourse that has surrounded the series since its release, and of course we take time to get our celebrities all mixed up.

(Special note: Want to come see us live with our friends from Appointment Television? Head to bit.ly/booksortv for info on our live show at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH on Thursday, February 20th. It's free!)

Feb 10, 2020
Ep 399 - The Wind Done Gone, by Alice Randall
00:51:18

Welcome to Febuwary! This week’s episode is a follow-up of sorts to Episode 291, in which Andrew read Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind. The Wind Done Gone is labeled a “parody” for legal reasons but it feels somewhere in between a sequel and a critique, acknowledging the strong characters of the original but tearing down its rose-tinted nostalgia for the antebellum American South. 

Feb 03, 2020
HELLBOYS - Episodes 7 & 8
01:40:51

Welcome to another installment of HELLBOYS, a Divine Comedy podcast from the boys here at Overdue! We're continuing our journey through Robert and Jean Hollander's translation of Dante's Divine Comedy a few cantos at a time.

Some Patreon supporters get these episodes monthly, but every two months we combine them for general consumption. This combo episode carries us to the top of Mt. Purgatory (Purgatorio XXIII-XXXIII) and up into the stars (Paradiso I-IX). We walk through fire, visit a Garden of Eden, and meet some truly charming moon people.

Find out more about how to get these episodes monthly at patreon.com/overduepod.

Jan 31, 2020
Ep 398 - Wool, by Hugh Howey
00:59:06

In the future, all of mankind will be confined to an underground silo, wondering when and if the world outside will ever be habitable again. But if things aren't as bad as they seem? And what if everyone in the silo isn't as alone as they think?

That's the premise of Hugh Howey's Wool, a collection of stories woven together into a novel about secrets, duties, and revolution. Time to talk about climate change and what makes a short story compelling!

Jan 27, 2020
Ep 397 - Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots (Bailey School Kids #1) by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Jones (w/ Alli from SSR)
01:11:58

The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids commence with a new teacher who just MIGHT be a vampire! It's time to get to the undead bottom of this...or is it?

We recorded this week's show with Alli from the SSR Podcast, a great show you should check out if you want a trip down memory lane to your middle school library. We were really honored to be included in SSR's "Manuary" lineup this year, and we hope you enjoy this hot collab!

Jan 20, 2020
Ep 396 - The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood
00:58:27

To put it mildly, a lot of stuff has happened since we released our episode on The Handmaid's Tale back in 2014. Among that stuff is the release of The Testaments, the 2019 sequel to the original book and a companion piece of sorts to the Hulu television series.

Jan 13, 2020
Ep 395 - The Prince, by Niccolò Machiavelli
00:59:16

It is better to be feared than loved. The ends justify the means. King Louis sucked. These are the (clearly) famous quotes from Machiavelli's classic yet innovative work of political science. It's time to talk power, political satire, and the wonderful translation by Tim Parks.

Jan 06, 2020
Ep 394 - Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, by Christopher Moore (Bonus Episode)
01:01:30

Inspired by the raunchy humor and biblical events of Christopher Moore's take on Jesus, we recorded a rowdy bonus episode with our rollicking Patreon chat. 

Want to join us for the next bonus recording? Head to patreon.com/overduepod to find out how.

Jan 04, 2020
Ep 393 - The Mists of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley
01:00:37

The Mists of Avalon is a seminal work of fantasy fiction that centers the women of Arthurian legend such as Morgan Le Fay. Its author was a terrible person. We talk about the terrible stuff first, and then we try to unpack why the book has entertained and resonated with so many.

Also - don't spend any money on this book! Donate to www.rainn.org instead.

Dec 30, 2019
Ep 392 - Home for Hanukkah (Sexy Sylvie #1), by Celine Banks
00:54:08

Book one in the one-book Sexy Sylvie series isn’t about a sexy Hanukkah miracle where one night’s worth of personal lubricant lasts for eight nights, but we had fun with it anyway.

Dec 23, 2019
Ep 391 - The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde
00:57:04

The Eyre Affair is the book that you would get if Ready Player One were about literature instead of the 1980s, and also if Ready Player One was more engaging or half as clever as it thought it was.

Dec 16, 2019
Ep 390 - The Cricket in Times Square, by George Selden
00:56:33

George Selden wrote a charming story about a charming cricket named Chester who just charms the pants right off everyone living in New York City - including a cat and a mouse. And the illustrations by Garth Williams are also charming!

You know what's not so charming? Liverwurst.

Dec 09, 2019
Ep 389 - The Secret River, by Kate Grenville
01:04:53

Andrew's got the week off so Craig's wife Laura joins the show again to talk about Kate Grenville's award-winning novel The Secret River.

The story is an an attempt to tell more truthfully the British settlement of Australia, as through the eyes of one man sent to the penal colony that would ultimately become the country we know today. The violence he witnesses - and participates in - against Aboriginal people defines him as well as the generations that come after.

Dec 02, 2019
HELLBOYS - Episodes 5 & 6
01:41:09

Welcome to another installment of HELLBOYS, a Divine Comedy podcast from the boys here at Overdue! We're continuing our journey through Robert and Jean Hollander's translation of Dante's Divine Comedy a few cantos at a time.

Some Patreon supporters get these episodes monthly, but every two months we combine them for general consumption. This combo episode carries us through the first two thirds of the Purgatorio, covering Cantos I-XXII. We climb up God's "Learn Your Lesson" mountain, meet a bunch of Dante-thirsty paparazzi, and encounter one "hell" of a Virgil stan.

Find out more about how to get these episodes monthly at patreon.com/overduepod.

Nov 30, 2019
Ep 388 - The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand
01:19:24

Element's of Ayn Rand's Objectivist worldview hold a lot of sway in conservative American politics, so we go back to one of Rand's most significant works to see what all the fuss is about.

Nov 25, 2019
Ep 387 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey (w/ The Librarian Is In)
01:08:31

This week, we're joined once again by Gwen and Frank from the New York Public Library's The Librarian Is In podcast, this time to talk about Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (and the movie of the same name). It's a discussion of narrator reliability, "boy books," and the long and fruitful career of Louise Fletcher.

Nov 18, 2019
Ep 386 - On the Road, by Jack Kerouac
01:04:20

What's up, daddio? Dig this, you cool cats: a podcast, burning with the soul of American individualism and the poetry of the open highway. Kerouac's legendary novel defined the Beat Generation, and it's chock-a-block with hallmarks of the era. Join us for a road trip back to the late 1940s -- an era of sweaty jazz, discarded marriages, and Benzedrine.

Nov 11, 2019
Ep 385 - James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl (w/ Natasha from UNSpoiled!)
01:05:31

James Henry Trotter has a hard life. He's suffered loss. He's been mistreated. But things start looking up when a giant peach and a menagerie of bug friends come into his life! Roald Dahl's classic story of a typically-sized boy and his atypically-sized fruit is a real crowd-pleaser, even if there's a bunch of stuff we didn't remember from our childhoods.

Natasha from the UNSpoiled! Show joins us to kick off Remember November festivities, wherein we read books at least one of us has read before. Breaking our own rules - how rebellious!

Nov 04, 2019
Ep 384 - The Nightmare Before Christmas, by Tim Burton (Bonus Episode)
00:52:52

This is Halloween. This is Halloween! Halloween. Halloween.

Join us for a bonus episode that includes a frightening chat, horrifying drawings, and a spooky spelunk through the world of Tim Burton's (children's book?) The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Nov 01, 2019
Ep 383 - Psycho, by Robert Bloch
00:59:01

Stop me if you've heard this one: a strange man who runs a motel with his mom (maybe) commits several murders before people get wise to him. At least one of them is in a shower. It's very creepy. Were you thinking of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho? Well we're not talking about it! This is a book podcast, silly!

Actually we do talk a bit about what the movie lifted from the book, but we also dive into topics such as the murders that inspired Bloch, Norman Bates' murder swamp, and the prolific writer/musician Chet Williamson.

Oct 28, 2019
Ep 382 - Penpal, by Dathan Auerbach
01:04:45

Come on into our spooky kitchen and let us cook you up a big steaming bowlful of creepypasta! This week's book began life as a series of Reddit posts that were later Kickstarted into a book self-published on Amazon, which is maybe the most early-2010s sentence that has ever been written. Join us for a lesson in creepy story etymology, and also a lesson in Skinhorse, the inside-out horse.

Oct 21, 2019
Ep 381 - The Ghost Bride, by Yangsze Choo
00:56:58

Ever wanted to marry a ghost? Then boy do we have a book for you! Spooktober continues with Yangsze Choo's debut novel about a young woman in late 19th-century Malaya who winds up promised to a spectral groom.

It's a fun book that is almost overflowing with hallmarks of different genres. Coming-of-age concerns, supernatural fantasy, historical fiction, romance: it's got a lot going on! But the heart of it all is Li Lan's entertaining exploration of the afterlife, its characters, and its bureaucracies.

Oct 14, 2019
Ep 380 - From Hell, by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
00:57:48

We rip our way into Spooktober 2019 with From Hell, a 90s graphic novel from writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell about Jack the Ripper. The book presents one (possible, but unlikely) solution to the mystery, and our research leads us through a lot more.

Oct 07, 2019
Ep 379 - Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens
00:58:58

Please, sir, I want some more podcast! Dickens' classic novel about a lovable urchin named Oliver Twist is equal parts social novel, mystery, and bildungsroman -- or so Charlie thought. We dive into what works and doesn't work about its depictions of London in the Industrial Revolution, Oliver's moral compass, and the titular twist.

Sep 30, 2019
HELLBOYS - Episodes 3 & 4
01:32:26

Welcome back to HELLBOYS, a Divine Comedy podcast from the boys here at Overdue! We're continuing our journey through Robert and Jean Hollander's translation of Dante's Divine Comedy a few cantos at a time.

Some Patreon supporters get these episodes monthly, but every two months we combine them for general consumption. This episode carries us through the back half of the Inferno, covering Cantos XVII-XXXIV. We travel through the Malebolge, meet a demon biker gang, and climb down the Devil himself!

Find out more about how to get these episodes monthly at patreon.com/overduepod.

Sep 27, 2019
Ep 378 - The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy
01:02:31

The God of Small Things is about family, and loss, and India, and the caste system, and all of its disparate plot lines and character arcs come together in the end like a Seinfeld episode but with more tragedy.

Sep 23, 2019
Ep 377 - Lysistrata, by Aristophanes
00:57:10

"What if women ended the Peloponnesian War, am I right?" asks Aristophanes in his classic comedy Lysistrata. Famous for its depiction of a sex strike that brings the warring Greek states to their unsexed knees, the play has been remixed countless times as generations of artists adapt its core conceit to their own times. So we figured we'd go back to the old Prince of Comedy himself to see what all the fuss is about.

Talking points include comedies of bad manners, Ancient Greek props, and the "lioness on a cheese grater."

Sep 16, 2019
Ep 376 - The Player of Games, by Iain M. Banks (w/ Jillian Getting)
01:12:46

It's time to play some games! Craig's sister Jillian read Iain M. Banks' The Player of Games, one of several entries in his Culture series that explores a hegemonic utopia influencing as much of outer space as it can. Banks' ideas gameplay may be primarily analog, but he still manages to represent cultures and worlds with digital creativity.

Andrew may be away, but we still find time to joke about names, make some Gatsby references, and chat about Starcraft.

Sep 09, 2019
Ep 375 - The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials #3) by Philip Pullman
01:06:25

Join us as we attempt to bring Pullman's epic god-fightin' trilogy to a close! We start with a brief recap of the first two books, and then we dive into what does and doesn't work for Andrew in the final installment. Train your spyglass on the Fall of Man, cut through bear armor with your subtle knife, and follow your golden compass to the origin of Dust.

Additional talking points include Andrew's new partyboy son, motorcycle elephants, and the debut of a new segment: Andrew's Dad Moment.

Sep 02, 2019
Ep 374 - Annihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer (Bonus Episode w/ Christina Tucker)
01:01:21

Friend of the show Christina Tucker (Unfriendly Black Hotties, PCHH, her new newsletter, etc.) joins us to chat about Jeff VanderMeer's novel Annihilation. It's the first of his Southern Reach trilogy, a Weird Science Fiction romp through a mysterious zone called Area X.

We've got our own Area X going, replete with chicken sandwiches, Edward James Olmos, and a fun-loving chat of supporters.

Aug 30, 2019
Ep 373 - The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers (w/ The Worst Bestsellers)
01:14:52
Aug 26, 2019
Ep 372 - Tarzan of the Apes, by Edgar Rice Burroughs
01:08:46
Aug 19, 2019
Ep 371 - Siblings Without Rivalry, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (w/ Appointment Television)
01:10:25
Aug 12, 2019
Ep 370 - Knights of the Round Table (Choose Your Own Adventure) by Ellen Kushner
01:12:09
Aug 05, 2019
Ep 369 - The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials #2), by Philip Pullman
00:58:01
Jul 29, 2019
HELLBOYS - Episodes 1 & 2
02:04:45
Jul 26, 2019
Ep 368 - Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad
00:55:08
Jul 22, 2019
Ep 367 - Behind Closed Doors, by B.A. Paris
01:03:05
Jul 15, 2019
Ep 366 - Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke
01:02:53
Jul 08, 2019
Ep 365 - Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
00:53:38
Jul 01, 2019
Ep 364 - Overdue Q&A #3 (Bonus Episode)
01:10:41
Jun 28, 2019
Ep 363 - The Crimson Petal and the White, by Michel Faber
01:10:59
Jun 24, 2019
Ep 362 - Vicious, by V.E. Schwab
01:04:48
Jun 17, 2019
Ep 361 - A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry
00:51:24
Jun 10, 2019
Ep 360 - We Have Always Lived In The Castle, by Shirley Jackson
00:53:08
Jun 03, 2019
Stop! Homer Time - Episode 13
00:39:24
May 31, 2019
Ep 359 - Drowning Ruth, by Christina Schwarz
00:59:54
May 27, 2019
Ep 358 - Circe, by Madeline Miller
01:14:14
May 20, 2019
Stop! Homer Time - Chatting with Emily Wilson
00:47:33
May 17, 2019
Ep 357 - 11/22/63, by Stephen King
01:08:03
May 13, 2019
Ep 356 - Middlemarch, by George Eliot
01:08:51
May 06, 2019
Ep 355 - John Dies at the End, by David Wong (Bonus Episode)
00:58:37
May 03, 2019
Ep 354 - Fungus the Bogeyman and Dragons Love Tacos (Children's Book Week 2019)
00:55:54
Apr 29, 2019
Ep 353 - The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch
01:09:21
Apr 22, 2019
Ep 352 - The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
00:56:46
Apr 15, 2019
Ep 351 - Twilight: Breaking Dawn, by Stephenie Meyer
01:41:40
Apr 08, 2019
Ep 350 - Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
01:01:27
Apr 01, 2019
Stop! Homer Time - Episodes 11 & 12
01:15:38
Mar 29, 2019
Ep 349 - Columbus Day (Expeditionary Force Book 1), by Craig Alanson
01:07:41
Mar 25, 2019
Ep 348 - Breakfast at Tiffany's, by Truman Capote
00:53:47
Mar 18, 2019
Ep 347 - What To Expect When You're Expecting (Part 1), by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel
01:13:11
Mar 11, 2019
Ep 346 - Akata Witch, by Nnedi Okorafor (Bonus Episode)
01:04:54
Mar 08, 2019
Ep 345 - NOS4A2, by Joe Hill
01:06:35
Mar 04, 2019
Ep 344 - Speaker for the Dead, by Orson Scott Card
01:22:18
Feb 25, 2019
Ep 343 - How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
01:03:00
Feb 18, 2019
Ep 342 - Native Son, by Richard Wright
01:05:22
Feb 11, 2019
Ep 341 - Dawn, by Octavia Butler
01:15:57
Feb 04, 2019
Ep 340 - The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss
01:02:40
Jan 28, 2019
Stop! Homer Time - Episodes 9 & 10
01:09:37
Jan 25, 2019
Ep 339 - The Round House, by Louise Erdrich
01:04:19
Jan 21, 2019
Ep 338 - Twilight: Eclipse, by Stephenie Meyer
01:19:19
Jan 14, 2019
Ep 337 - The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1), by Philip Pullman
01:05:41
Jan 07, 2019
Ep 336 - The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera (Bonus Episode)
01:09:44
Jan 04, 2019
Ep 335 - Pale Fire, by Vladimir Nabokov (w/ guest Sophie Brookover)
01:09:17
Dec 31, 2018
Ep 334 - A Dangerously Sexy Christmas, by Stefanie London
01:03:29
Dec 24, 2018
Ep 333 - The Little Mermaid, by Hans Christian Andersen (Live from NELA in Rhode Island)
00:45:15
Dec 17, 2018
Ep 332 - Spinning Silver, by Naomi Novik
00:56:42
Dec 10, 2018
Ep 331 - Minecraft: The Island, by Max Brooks
00:51:35
Dec 03, 2018
Stop! Homer Time - Episodes 7 & 8
01:13:37
Nov 30, 2018
Ep 330 - The Wheel of Time: Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan
01:22:44
Nov 26, 2018
Ep 329 - Passing, by Nella Larsen
00:57:28
Nov 19, 2018
Ep 328 - The Indian In The Cupboard, by Lynne Reid Banks
01:02:46
Nov 12, 2018
Ep 327 - A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
01:04:09
Nov 05, 2018
Ep 326 - Terror on the Titanic (Choose Your Own Adventure) by Jim Wallace (Bonus Episode)
01:12:44
Nov 02, 2018
Ep 325 - Hell House, by Richard Matheson
01:06:11
Oct 29, 2018
Ep 324 - Hex, by Thomas Olde Heuvelt (w/ the Unfriendly Black Hotties)
01:13:11
Oct 22, 2018
Ep 323 - Goosebumps: Say Cheese and Die! by R.L. Stine
00:57:44
Oct 15, 2018
Ep 322 - The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov
00:58:22
Oct 08, 2018
Ep 321 - Carrie, by Stephen King
00:59:14
Oct 01, 2018
Stop! Homer Time - Episodes 5 & 6
01:26:27
Sep 29, 2018
Ep 320 - Twilight: New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer
01:29:56
Sep 24, 2018
Ep 319 - Gravity's Rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon
01:15:29
Sep 17, 2018
Ep 318 - The Walking Drum, by Louis L'Amour
00:58:37
Sep 10, 2018
Ep 317 - Suffer the Children, by Craig DiLouie (Bonus Episode)
01:06:15
Sep 08, 2018
Ep 316 - Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes (w/ Natasha from Unspoiled)
01:25:53
Sep 03, 2018
Ep 315 - Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue
00:58:10
Aug 27, 2018
Ep 314 - Love Story, by Erich Segal (w/ Two Bossy Dames)
01:13:49
Aug 20, 2018
Ep 313 - The Hardy Boys #1: The Tower Treasure, by Franklin W. Dixon
01:02:54
Aug 13, 2018
Ep 312 - The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank
01:05:44
Aug 06, 2018
Ep 311 - The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
01:05:33
Jul 30, 2018
Stop! Homer Time - Episodes 3 & 4
01:19:50
Jul 27, 2018
Ep 310 - Mystic River, by Dennis Lehane
01:10:58
Jul 23, 2018
Ep 309 - The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, by Rebecca Wells
01:05:03
Jul 16, 2018
Ep 308 - A Darker Shade of Magic, by V.E. Schwab
00:59:55
Jul 09, 2018
Ep 307 - Redwall (Live from Philly), by Brian Jacques
00:55:37
Jul 02, 2018
Ep 306 - Aristotle Detective, by Margaret Doody (Bonus Episode)
01:00:28
Jun 28, 2018
Ep 305 - The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henríquez
01:04:45
Jun 25, 2018
Ep 304 - Mistborn: The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson
01:05:50
Jun 18, 2018
Ep 303 - Childhood's End, by Arthur C. Clarke
00:59:58
Jun 11, 2018
Ep 302 - I Heard the Owl Call My Name, by Margaret Craven
01:04:52
Jun 04, 2018
Stop! Homer Time - Episodes 1 & 2
01:18:10
May 31, 2018
Ep 301 - The Power, by Naomi Alderman
00:57:32
May 28, 2018
Ep 300 - Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer
01:38:18
May 21, 2018
Ep 299 - Rock and Roll Mystery (Choose Your Own Adventure) by Jim Wallace
01:05:47
May 14, 2018
Ep 298 - Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, by Betty MacDonald
01:05:27
May 07, 2018
Ep 297 - Austerlitz, by W.G. Sebald (Bonus Episode)
01:02:58
May 03, 2018
Ep 296 - Peyton Place, by Grace Metalious (w/ The Librarian Is In)
01:23:21
Apr 30, 2018
Ep 295 - Passion's Promise, by Danielle Steel
01:02:42
Apr 23, 2018
Ep 294 - The New Life, by Orhan Pamuk
01:04:02
Apr 16, 2018
Ep 293 - Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline
01:06:12
Apr 09, 2018
Ep 292 - "A" is for Alibi, by Sue Grafton
01:00:43
Apr 02, 2018
Ep 291 - Gone With The Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
01:30:55
Mar 26, 2018
Ep 290 - Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White
01:01:20
Mar 19, 2018
Ep 289 - The Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchett
00:57:30
Mar 12, 2018
Ep 288 - The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
01:03:34
Mar 05, 2018
Ep 287 - The Cranes Dance, by Meg Howrey (Bonus Episode)
00:58:28
Feb 28, 2018
Ep 286 - Kindred, by Octavia Butler
01:01:45
Feb 26, 2018
Ep 285 - The Fifth Season, by N.K. Jemisin
00:57:23
Feb 19, 2018
Ep 284 - Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
01:01:58
Feb 12, 2018
Ep 283 - Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward
00:56:57
Feb 05, 2018
Ep 282 - The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. Le Guin
01:07:05
Jan 29, 2018
Ep 281 - The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie
01:08:35
Jan 22, 2018
Ep 280 - The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne
01:12:54
Jan 15, 2018
Ep 279 - The Crossing, by Cormac McCarthy
00:59:14
Jan 08, 2018
Ep 278 - Beauty and the Beast, by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve (LIVE from the Fall For The Book Festival)
00:56:30
Jan 01, 2018
Ep 277 - The Santa Clause, by Daphne Skinner
01:11:35
Dec 25, 2017
Ep 276 - The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
01:03:52
Dec 18, 2017
Ep 275 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
00:57:13
Dec 11, 2017
Ep 274 - Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury (Bonus Episode)
01:07:14
Dec 09, 2017
Ep 273 - Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls
01:04:27
Dec 04, 2017
Ep 272 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by JK Rowling
01:26:18
Nov 27, 2017
Ep 271 - Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
01:18:46
Nov 20, 2017
Ep 270 - The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
01:03:32
Nov 13, 2017
Ep 269 - A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle
01:11:42
Nov 06, 2017
Ep 268 - Ghost Stories and Urban Legends #2 (Bonus Episode)
01:00:46
Nov 03, 2017
Ep 267 - Interview With The Vampire, by Anne Rice
01:02:22
Oct 30, 2017
Ep 266 - Bag of Bones, by Stephen King
01:21:52
Oct 23, 2017
Ep 265 - House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski
01:04:42
Oct 16, 2017
Ep 264 - The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Cask of Amontillado, by Edgar Allan Poe
00:56:07
Oct 09, 2017
Ep 263 - Overdue Q&A #2 (Bonus Episode)
01:10:47
Oct 06, 2017
Ep 262 - 99 Fear Street (The First Horror), by R.L. Stine
00:58:23
Oct 02, 2017
Ep 261 - Bridget Jones's Diary, by Helen Fielding
00:56:21
Sep 25, 2017
Ep 260 - The Traitor, by Michael Cisco
01:00:08
Sep 18, 2017
Ep 259 - Girl at War, by Sara Nović
00:56:39
Sep 11, 2017
Ep 258 - Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
01:01:34
Sep 04, 2017
Ep 257 - Dying of the Light, by George R. R. Martin
01:01:38
Aug 28, 2017
Ep 256 - Anne of Green Gables (Live from Philly), by L.M. Montgomery
00:48:29
Aug 21, 2017
Ep 255 - 10:04, by Ben Lerner (Bonus Episode)
01:07:27
Aug 17, 2017
Ep 254 - Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
01:04:11
Aug 14, 2017
Ep 253 - The Talented Mr. Ripley, by Patricia Highsmith
01:05:03
Aug 07, 2017
Ep 252 - Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Live in Boston), by Robert C. O'Brien
01:01:02
Jul 31, 2017
Ep 251 - Like Water For Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel
01:03:39
Jul 24, 2017
Ep 250 - Alias Hook, by Lisa Jensen
01:02:55
Jul 17, 2017
Ep 249 - The Nerd, by Larry Shue
00:56:51
Jul 10, 2017
Ep 248 - Last Days of Summer, by Steve Kluger
00:55:09
Jul 03, 2017
Ep 247 - The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
01:00:55
Jun 26, 2017
Ep 246 - Kushiel's Dart, by Jacqueline Carey
01:03:46
Jun 19, 2017
Ep 245 - Five Children and It, by E. Nesbit
00:59:35
Jun 12, 2017
Ep 244 - Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse
01:12:07
Jun 05, 2017
Ep 243 - March, by Geraldine Brooks
01:15:30
May 29, 2017
Ep 242 - Felidae, by Akif Pirinçci (Bonus Episode)
01:00:35
May 25, 2017
Ep 241 - You Are A Shark (Choose Your Own Adventure) by Edward Packard
01:14:20
May 22, 2017
Ep 240 - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Díaz
01:04:08
May 15, 2017
Ep 239 - From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg
01:02:18
May 08, 2017
Ep 238 - Everything is Illuminated, by Jonathan Safran Foer
01:15:58
May 01, 2017
Ep 237 - Skateboard Tough, by Matt Christopher (Special Bonus Episode)
01:19:56
Apr 30, 2017
Ep 236 - Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
01:05:58
Apr 24, 2017
Ep 235 - Silas Marner, by George Eliot
01:08:52
Apr 17, 2017
Ep 234 - The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
01:25:26
Apr 10, 2017
Ep 233 - Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell (Bonus Episode)
01:01:00
Apr 06, 2017
Ep 232 - The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath
01:11:12
Apr 03, 2017
Ep 231 - The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan
01:03:18
Mar 27, 2017
Ep 230 - Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson (Live in Philly)
01:03:55
Mar 20, 2017
Ep 229 - One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
01:10:47
Mar 13, 2017
Ep 228 - The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
01:14:07
Mar 06, 2017
Ep 227 - The World According to Garp, by John Irving
01:07:55
Feb 27, 2017
Ep 226 - Last Act, by Christopher Pike (w/ guest Margaret H. Willison)
01:06:46
Feb 20, 2017
Ep 225 - Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, by Audre Lorde
01:01:59
Feb 13, 2017
Ep 224 - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon (Bonus Episode)
00:54:46
Feb 10, 2017
Ep 223 - Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
01:04:09
Feb 06, 2017
Ep 222 - Lord of the Flies, by William Golding (w/ The Librarian Is In)
01:18:34
Jan 30, 2017
Ep 221 - Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
01:04:00
Jan 23, 2017
Ep 220 - The US Constitution
01:37:44
Jan 16, 2017
Ep 219 - Mr Burns: A Post-Electric Play, by Anne Washburn
01:02:09
Jan 09, 2017
Ep 218 - Angel, by Elizabeth Taylor
01:07:26
Jan 02, 2017
Ep 217 - All-Star Superman, by Grant Morrison (Bonus Episode w/ Lucas Brown)
00:54:07
Dec 30, 2016
Ep 216 - A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki
01:03:38
Dec 26, 2016
Ep 215 - Stealing Christmas, by Alexa Riley
00:57:03
Dec 19, 2016
Ep 214 - White Teeth, by Zadie Smith
01:02:02
Dec 12, 2016
Ep 213 - The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton
01:04:11
Dec 05, 2016
Ep 212 - The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss
01:03:39
Nov 28, 2016
Ep 211 - The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
01:03:30
Nov 21, 2016
Ep 210 - 2016 Election (Bonus episode)
01:24:23
Nov 18, 2016
Ep 209 - Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson
01:04:59
Nov 14, 2016
Ep 208 - Magic Bites, by Ilona and Andrew Gordon
01:07:37
Nov 07, 2016
Ep 207 - Beware of the Purple Peanut Butter (Bonus Episode) by R.L. Stine
01:11:51
Nov 03, 2016
Ep 206 - Ring, by Koji Suzuki
01:04:49
Oct 31, 2016
Ep 205 - The Werewolf of Paris, by Guy Endore
01:04:19
Oct 26, 2016
Ep 204 - The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson
01:05:35
Oct 17, 2016
Ep 203 - Hook (Bonus Episode)
01:05:05
Oct 15, 2016
Ep 202 - The Woman in Black, by Susan Hill
01:01:44
Oct 10, 2016
Ep 201 - Howl's Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones
01:02:54
Oct 04, 2016
Ep 200 - Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace
02:25:38
Sep 26, 2016
Ep 199 - Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt
01:05:22
Sep 19, 2016
Ep 198 - The Magicians, by Lev Grossman
01:07:52
Sep 12, 2016
Ep 197 - Open: How Compaq Ended IBM's PC Domination and Helped Invent Modern Computing, by Rod Canion
00:58:29
Sep 05, 2016
Ep 196 - Watership Down, by Richard Adams (Live from Philadelphia)
00:55:00
Sep 01, 2016
Ep 195 - The Beggar's Opera, by John Gay
01:00:38
Aug 29, 2016
Ep 194 - Prisoner of the Ant People (Choose Your Own Adventure) by R.A. Montgomery
01:08:07
Aug 22, 2016
Ep 193 - Johannes Cabal the Necromancer, by Jonathan L. Howard
00:56:30
Aug 15, 2016
Ep 192 - Casino Royale, by Ian Fleming
01:04:50
Aug 08, 2016
Ep 191 - The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster (Bonus episode w/ Appointment Television)
01:00:02
Aug 04, 2016
Ep 190 - Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell
01:07:11
Aug 01, 2016
Ep 189 - Shadowshaper, by Daniel José Older
00:59:47
Jul 25, 2016
Ep 188 - The Likeness, by Tana French
01:05:45
Jul 18, 2016
Ep 187 - A Walk to Remember, by Nicholas Sparks (w/ the Unfriendly Black Hotties)
01:18:53
Jul 11, 2016
Ep 186 - Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O'Dell
01:07:24
Jul 04, 2016
Ep 185 - Overdue Q&A (Bonus episode)
01:29:24
Jun 30, 2016
Ep 184 - The Gospel of Loki, by Joanne Harris
00:56:55
Jun 27, 2016
Ep 183 - The Door, by Magda Szabo
01:04:43
Jun 20, 2016
Ep 182 - Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë
01:06:59
Jun 13, 2016
Ep 181 - Guilt By Association, by Marcia Clark (Bonus Episode)
01:07:00
Jun 10, 2016
Ep 180 - Preacher (Gone to Texas and Until the End of the World) by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
01:01:53
Jun 06, 2016
Ep 179 - 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami
01:07:50
May 30, 2016
Ep 178 - The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
00:59:58
May 23, 2016
Ep 177 - Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton
01:02:13
May 16, 2016
Ep 176 - Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell
00:56:54
May 09, 2016
Ep 175 - The Dark Is Rising, by Susan Cooper
01:02:55
May 02, 2016
Ep 174 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo
00:58:44
Apr 25, 2016
Ep 173 - Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert (Bonus episode)
00:59:13
Apr 21, 2016
Ep 172 - Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo
01:06:51
Apr 18, 2016
Ep 171 - Mr. Peanut, by Adam Ross
00:56:21
Apr 11, 2016
Ep 170 - Star Wars: Aftermath, by Chuck Wendig (Bonus Episode)
01:01:46
Apr 07, 2016
Ep 169 - Flowers in the Attic, by V.C. Andrews (hosted by Two Bossy Dames)
01:09:19
Apr 04, 2016
Ep 168 - The Rover, by Aphra Behn
01:00:07
Mar 28, 2016
Ep 167 - Statue of Liberty Adventure (Choose Your Own Adventure) by Ellen Kushner
01:07:46
Mar 21, 2016
Ep 166 - When Women Were Birds, by Terry Tempest Williams
00:58:45
Mar 14, 2016
Ep 165 - Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie
00:56:08
Mar 07, 2016
Ep 164 - Speedboat, by Renata Adler (Bonus Episode w/ Sophie Brookover)
00:59:12
Mar 04, 2016
Ep 163 - Disgruntled, by Asali Solomon
00:55:47
Feb 29, 2016
Ep 162 - A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving
01:01:34
Feb 22, 2016
Ep 161 - It, by Stephen King
01:05:46
Feb 15, 2016
Ep 160 - Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe (w/ Jake Hurwitz)
00:56:47
Feb 08, 2016
Ep 159 - The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas and The Forbidden Words of Margaret A (Bonus Episode)
00:57:47
Feb 05, 2016
Ep 158 - Beloved, by Toni Morrison
00:56:27
Feb 01, 2016
Ep 157 - The Bees, by Laline Paull
01:01:39
Jan 25, 2016
Ep 156 - A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
01:08:44
Jan 18, 2016
Ep 155 - Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
01:01:17
Jan 11, 2016
Ep 154 - The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Emma Orczy
00:56:49
Jan 04, 2016
Ep 153 - The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton (Bonus Episode)
00:57:01
Dec 31, 2015
Ep 152 - The Cuckoo's Calling, by Robert Galbraith (w/ Margaret H. Willison)
00:57:31
Dec 28, 2015
Ep 151 - Home Alone, by Todd Strasser
01:01:40
Dec 21, 2015
Ep 150 - Fifty Shades Freed, by E.L. James
01:18:12
Dec 14, 2015
Ep 149 - Around the World in Eighty Days, by Jules Verne
01:02:10
Dec 07, 2015
Ep 148 - Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe (Bonus Episode)
00:59:22
Dec 04, 2015
Ep 147 - Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
01:03:52
Nov 30, 2015
Ep 146 - A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories, by Flannery O'Connor
01:03:27
Nov 23, 2015
Ep 145 - A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole
01:07:13
Nov 16, 2015
Ep 144 - The Last of the Wine, by Mary Renault
01:03:36
Nov 09, 2015
Ep 143 - Ghost Stories and Urban Legends (Bonus episode)
00:53:35
Nov 05, 2015
Ep 142 - Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë
01:04:45
Nov 02, 2015
Ep 141 - Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier
01:04:11
Oct 26, 2015
Ep 140 - The Amityville Horror, by Jay Anson
01:02:39
Oct 19, 2015
Ep 139 - Ghost Train (Choose Your Own Adventure) by Louise Munro Foley
01:08:15
Oct 12, 2015
Ep 138 - Bunnicula, by James and Deborah Howe (w/ Kathryn VanArendonk)
00:58:07
Oct 05, 2015
Ep 137 - The Martian, by Andy Weir (Bonus episode)
00:58:15
Oct 01, 2015
Ep 136 - LOTR: The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien
01:24:39
Sep 28, 2015
Ep 135 - LOTR: The Two Towers, by J.R.R. Tolkien
01:19:21
Sep 21, 2015
Ep 134 - LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien
01:27:16
Sep 14, 2015
Ep 133 - Go Set a Watchman (Live from Philadelphia)
00:52:34
Sep 07, 2015
Ep 132 - 1984, by George Orwell (Bonus Episode)
01:05:14
Sep 01, 2015
Ep 131 - The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
01:14:40
Aug 31, 2015
Ep 130 - All The King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren
01:02:13
Aug 24, 2015
Ep 129 - The Daughter of Time, by Josephine Tey (w/ Lauren Spohrer)
00:54:46
Aug 17, 2015
Ep 128 - Then We Came To The End, by Joshua Ferris
00:59:28
Aug 10, 2015
Ep 127 - Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton
01:08:28
Aug 03, 2015
Ep 126 - My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George
00:56:31
Jul 30, 2015
Ep 125 - Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume (w/ Margaret H. Willison)
00:53:22
Jul 27, 2015
Ep 124 - Wit, by Margaret Edson
01:08:37
Jul 20, 2015
Ep 123 - Till We Have Faces, by C.S. Lewis
01:03:09
Jul 13, 2015
Ep 122 - To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
00:53:46
Jul 06, 2015
Ep 121 - Space Vampire (Choose Your Own Adventure) by Edward Packard
01:09:46
Jun 30, 2015
Ep 120 - A Boy and His Dog, by Harlan Ellison
01:00:24
Jun 30, 2015
Ep 119 - Across a Hundred Mountains, by Reyna Grande
01:06:42
Jun 22, 2015
Ep 118 - Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy
00:59:45
Jun 17, 2015
Ep 117 - Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon
00:59:32
Jun 08, 2015
Ep 116 - The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Brontë
01:00:55
Jun 01, 2015
Ep 115 - Everything and Nothing, by Jorge Luis Borges
00:58:03
May 26, 2015
Ep 114 - Mr. Popper's Penguins and The Borrowers (Bonus Episode)
00:56:20
May 20, 2015
Ep 113 - Bad Feminist, by Roxane Gay (w/ Katherine Fritz)
01:06:27
May 18, 2015
Ep 112 - How Not To Write A Novel, by Howard Mittlemark and Sandra Newman
01:04:48
May 11, 2015
Ep 111 - Sabriel, by Garth Nix (w/ Giaco Furino)
01:00:50
May 04, 2015
Ep 110 - Looking for Alaska, by John Green
01:08:02
Apr 27, 2015
Ep 109 - The Girl Next Door, by Jack Ketchum
01:07:55
Apr 20, 2015
Ep 108 - Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder (w/ Margaret H. Willison)
01:03:07
Apr 13, 2015
Ep 107 - A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
00:53:47
Apr 07, 2015
Ep 106 - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig
01:07:23
Mar 31, 2015
Ep 105 - The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell
01:08:58
Mar 24, 2015
Ep 104 - 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, by John Ford
00:58:12
Mar 16, 2015
Ep 103 - Foundation, by Isaac Asimov
00:55:27
Mar 09, 2015
Ep 102 - Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
00:57:27
Mar 02, 2015
Ep 101 - The Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. Dick
01:03:42
Feb 24, 2015
Ep 100 - Fifty Shades Darker, by E.L. James
01:21:12
Feb 16, 2015
Ep 099 - Six Characters in Search of an Author, by Luigi Pirandello
01:00:40
Feb 09, 2015
Ep 098: Secret of the Ninja (Choose Your Own Adventure)
01:10:35
Feb 02, 2015
Ep 097 - Batman: The Long Halloween, by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale
00:54:57
Jan 26, 2015
Ep 096 - Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury
01:01:36
Jan 19, 2015
Ep 095 - Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville
01:02:47
Jan 12, 2015
Ep 094 - The Secret History, by Donna Tartt
00:56:59
Jan 05, 2015
Ep 093 - Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
01:00:16
Dec 31, 2014
Ep 092 - A Kidnapped Santa Claus / Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
00:57:35
Dec 22, 2014
Ep 091 - In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
00:57:48
Dec 16, 2014
Ep 090 - Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry
00:52:50
Dec 09, 2014
Ep 089 - The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
01:02:30
Dec 01, 2014
Ep 088 - Animal Farm, by George Orwell
00:59:42
Nov 25, 2014
Ep 087 - Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
00:57:37
Nov 17, 2014
Ep 086 - Summerland, by Michael Chabon
00:54:11
Nov 11, 2014
Ep 085 - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, by Haruki Murakami
00:55:11
Nov 04, 2014
Ep 084 - You Are A Monster (Choose Your Own Adventure) by Edward Packard
01:15:59
Oct 28, 2014
Ep 083 - The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned, by Anne Rice
00:56:11
Oct 21, 2014
Ep 082 - At the Mountains of Madness, by H.P. Lovecraft
00:54:33
Oct 13, 2014
Ep 081 - Rosemary's Baby, by Ira Levin
00:59:10
Oct 06, 2014
Ep 080 - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving
00:57:23
Sep 30, 2014
Ep 079 - The Homecoming, by Harold Pinter
00:52:06
Sep 24, 2014
Ep 078 - The Mystery of Chimney Rock (Choose Your Own Adventure) by Edward Packard
01:11:18
Sep 15, 2014
Ep 077 - Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard Feynman
00:53:05
Sep 08, 2014
Ep 076 - This Is How You Lose Her, by Junot Díaz
00:58:25
Sep 02, 2014
Ep 075 - The Hairy Ape, by Eugene O'Neill
00:56:43
Aug 25, 2014
Ep 074 - Orange Is The New Black, by Piper Kerman
01:01:13
Aug 18, 2014
Ep 073 - Portnoy's Complaint, by Philip Roth
01:02:44
Aug 12, 2014
Ep 072 - Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
00:59:42
Aug 05, 2014
Ep 071 - Go Tell It on the Mountain, by James Baldwin
01:05:34
Jul 29, 2014
Ep 070 - Girl With a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier
00:50:24
Jul 22, 2014
Ep 069 - The Reader, by Bernhard Schslink
00:52:34
Jul 14, 2014
Ep 068 - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan
00:55:39
Jul 07, 2014
Ep 067 - Bossypants, by Tina Fey
00:49:29
Jul 01, 2014
Ep 066 - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, by Agatha Christie
00:49:55
Jun 24, 2014
Ep 065 - The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides
01:01:26
Jun 17, 2014
Ep 064 - Big Blonde and Here We Are, by Dorothy Parker
00:51:15
Jun 09, 2014
Ep 063 - King Lear, by William Shakespeare
00:59:23
Jun 02, 2014
Ep 062 - The Giver, by Lois Lowry
01:03:24
May 26, 2014
Ep 061 - The Lorax / Oh the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
00:57:17
May 19, 2014
Ep 060 - Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
01:05:10
May 12, 2014
Ep 059 - The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, by Mark Twain
00:58:25
May 06, 2014
Ep 058 - The Passage, by Justin Cronin
00:55:46
Apr 29, 2014
Ep 057 - Tell the Wolves I'm Home, by Carol Rifka Brunt
00:57:57
Apr 22, 2014
Ep 056 - The Misanthrope, by Molière
00:51:11
Apr 14, 2014
Ep 055 - To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
00:59:49
Apr 08, 2014
Ep 054 - In the Woods, by Tana French
00:57:53
Mar 31, 2014
Ep 053 - The Yellow Wallpaper / The Lottery
00:52:24
Mar 25, 2014
Ep 052 - Extra Innings, by Baseball Prospectus
00:55:06
Mar 17, 2014
Ep 051 - Replay, by Ken Grimwood
00:44:35
Mar 11, 2014
Ep 050 - Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
01:08:03
Mar 03, 2014
Ep 049 - Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
00:47:21
Feb 24, 2014
Ep 048 - Dracula, by Bram Stoker
00:47:08
Feb 18, 2014
Ep 047 - Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw
00:51:15
Feb 04, 2014
Ep 046 - The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway
00:53:15
Jan 28, 2014
Ep 045 - The Awakening, by Kate Chopin
00:53:40
Jan 21, 2014
Ep 044 - Mary Poppins, by P. L. Travers
00:50:41
Jan 14, 2014
Ep 043 - The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe
00:45:38
Dec 31, 2013
Ep 042 - A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
00:47:46
Dec 24, 2013