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.

The Readers’ List of the 100 Best Books of the 21st Century, Predicting Obama’s Summer Reading List, and more.

On the Book Riot Podcast Jeff and Rebecca are back to do more discussion of The New York Times's list of the Best Books of the 21st Century, go over the reader version of the list, predict what books we think are the most likely to make Obama's summer reading list, talk about their recent reading, and more.

Building The 100 Best Books of the Century with Gilbert Cruz, Editor of THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

In this special episode of the Book Riot Podcast, Jeff and Rebecca are joined by Gilbert Cruz, editor of The New York Times Book Review, to talk about the construction, philosophy, and end result of The New York Times list of the 100 Best Books of the 21st Century.

The Best Books of the 21st Century

On the Book Riot Podcast, Rebecca and Book Riot managing editor Vanessa Diaz discuss the NYT's 100 books of the 21st century, allegations against Neil Gaiman, and more.

Book Riot Editors Pick Their Favorite Books of 2024 So Far

This week on the Book Riot Podcast, the Book Riot editors drop in and talk about their favorite books of the year so far.

Inside the ALA Convention, Barnes & Noble’s Comeback, and Summer Reading Picks

On the Book Riot Podcast, Jeff tells Rebecca about his trip to the American Library Association Annual convention before a discussion of listener feedback, B&N getting more people into stores, and recent reading.

The It Books of July 2024

This week on the Book Riot Podcast, Jeff and Rebecca go through 10 contenders to pick the It Book of July.

JAMES Adaptation News, Whither Political Memoirs, Freida McFadden Is Here To Low-Key Dominate Book Sales, and More

This week on the Book Riot Podcast, Jeff and Rebecca talk about a mixed bag of topics this week: James getting a major adaptation deal, Hilary Clinton is publishing a new mem.....YAWN, and Frieda McFadden looks to go full grocery store.

The Books of the Year…So Far

This week on the Book Riot Podcast, Jeff and Rebecca look back at their It Book selections so far, see what they got right and wrong, and then talk about which books have been the books of the year thus far.

Barnes & Noble Buys a Beloved Indie, Book Sales are Way Up, Real Data on Diversity in Published Books, and more.

On the Book Riot Podcast, Jeff and Rebecca dive into an extremely busy week of book news. Amazon buys Tattered Cover. April book sales are up so much it's hard to believe. And published books have gotten way more diverse over the last 5 years, but there is more work to be done and reason to wonder if the progress will continue.

The Most Interesting People in the Publishing World

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the people they think are doing the most interesting stuff in the world of books (less writing, more making of the books you know?).