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  • Episode 179.5

    Book Riot Interviews: Ashley Ford, host of AUTHORIZED

    Jeff and Rebecca talk with Ashley Ford about her Audible Channel podcast, “Authorized,” and her work with Matter Studios. This ...

  • Episode 179

    Obscure European Whatevers

    This week, Jeff and Amanda talk about Bob Dylan's Nobel, discounted haircuts for reading aloud, Arundhati Roy's new novel, and much more.

  • Episode 178

    The “How” Matters

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca do a deep dive on the Ferrante unmasking, talk about the National Book Award finalists, find a couple of things to be excited about, and much more.

  • Episode 177.5

    BR Interviews: Making Children’s Books, with Minh Le and Rita Meade

    In this interview episode, Jeff talks with two children's books authors about how children's publishing works, from idea to finished copy: Minh Le and Rita Meade.

  • Episode 177

    Berking Stephen King

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the announcement of a new Dan Brown novel, the 5 under 35 nominees, librarians getting arrested, and much more.

  • Episode 176

    Startup Douchebag Jargon

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk 10 best U.S. cities for book lovers, publishing industry salaries, MacArthur genius winners, the expansion of Google Play Books and much more.

  • Episode 175

    Fast-Paced Human Closeness

    This week, Jeff is joined by Jenn Northington to talk about an AirBnb bookstore, literary award-season in full swing, an algorithm that can predict best-sellers, and much more.

  • 174.5

    BR Podcast Interviews: Icema Gibbs from JetBlue about Soar with Reading

    In this special episode, Rebecca and Jeff talk to Icema Gibbs, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and JetBlue, about the Soar with Reading program that puts book vending machines in book "deserts."

  • Episode 174

    I’ve Got a Rant in Me

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk American reading habits, the new Oprah book club pick, the hero of the week, ...

  • Episode 173

    Birds and Nerd Stuff

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about suing authors to get advances back, books "timed" to your commute, sales down at PRH, and much more.

  • Episode 172

    Progressively More Progressive

    This week, Rebecca and Amanda discuss victories for women and people of color at the Hugo Awards, Harry Potter's effect on Americans' attitudes toward Donald Trump, what to do with Truman Capote's ashes, and more.

  • Episode 171

    J.K. Ledecky

    Jeff and Rebecca discuss the best cities in the world for book lovers, WattPad's new business model for writers, and more.

  • The BR Podcast Interviews:

    HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Discussion with Jackson Bird

    Jackson Bird from The Harry Potter Alliance joins Jeff for an in-depth, spoiler-filled discussion of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the current state of the Harry Potter Universe.

  • Episode 170

    A/B Universe

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about our visit to Powell's, rumors of another Oprah pick, librarian Olympics, and much more.

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