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.

Episode 478Complexity Doesn’t Have to Be a Bummer

Jeff and Rebecca talk about 2021 print sales and reading habits, Harlequin's subscription play, give a general review of Station Eleven on HBO, and more.

Episode 477Which Way the Smarm Flows

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the resolution of a recent literary mystery, the (cough) best books of the last 125 years, new year's reading projects, and more.

Episode 476Our Favorite Non-Book Things of 2021

Jeff and Rebecca recommend things from outside the world of books and reading.

Episode 475Our Favorite Reads of 2021

Jeff and Rebecca list their favorites reads of 2021.

Episode 4742022 Holiday Recommendations, Part 2

Jeff and Rebecca finish their holiday recommendation extravaganza.

Episode 4732022 Holiday Recommendations, Part 1

Jeff and Rebecca continue their annual tradition of responding to listener recommendation reque

The Boy, The Horse, The Whatever

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the 2021 National Book Award winners, Barnes & Noble's Book of the Year, Spotify buying an audiobook company, and The Sentence by Louise Erdrich.

Episode 471Emotional Prudery

Jeff and Rebecca think about replacing the term "dad book" with...anything, talk more PRH/S&S commentary, list book adaptations they will not be talking about, and much more.

Episode 470Franzen Erosion Curve

Jeff and Rebecca discuss some recent book sales numbers, the 2021 Booker Prize, banning Beloved, and much more.

Episode 469Transparency Gateway

In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca confirm that Dune is having a moment, talk about a new Book Riot podcast series, the beginning of "Books of the Year" season, and then talk about Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen and Matrix by Lauren Groff.