Book Riot: The Podcast

The Book Riot Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of Book Riot.

Temporal Neophytes

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Chat-GTP4's weak performance on AP English Exams, Leigh Bardugo getting that bag, why modern adults seem befuddled by time, recent reading, and more.

Give the People What They Want

Jeff and Rebecca talk about Noam Chomsky on AI, women publishing more books than men, a celebrity bookstore acquisition, TikTok getting into publishing, and more.

Rabbit-Deer Hybrid Thing

Jeff and Rebecca continue to mull ChatGPT's potential to change reading, assess another change to "classic" texts, recount recent reading, and more.

Buttering the Bricks

Book Riot managing editor Vanessa Diaz joins Jeff to talk about the officially-ratified HarperCollins contract, ChatGPT and ebook "authorship," bookstore rewards programs, cleaning up Roald Dahl, and more.

A Tale as Old as the Medici

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the end of the HarperCollins strike, possible homes for Simon & Schuster, a real mess at Indigo, recent reading, and more.

Riding on a High of Wanting to Be Different

Jeff And Rebecca cover a range of interesting listener emails, catch up with publishing pay raises, look back at 10 years of data from the YA category of New York Times Bestsellers, and discuss some recent reading.

Recreational Awe

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Barnes & Noble renaissance, a new book from Jesmyn Ward, developments in the world of publishing pay, a couple of new books, and much more.

The Apocalypse is For Everybody

Jeff and Rebecca consider listener feedback, talk about Goodreads users's most anticipated books of 2023, a wild use case for modern chatbots and books, TikTok's ability to put its thumb on the scale, and much more.

No Country for Old Scuba Divers

Jeff and Rebecca follow up on reading goggles and scorched earth memoirs, look at other angles on unions in publishing, survey what recent-ish books appear on college syllabi, fail to name the Booker Prize statue, and then finally sputter about the new Cormac McCarthy books.

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