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The Podcast

  • Episode 250

    You Made It Worse

    This week, Jeff and Amanda follow-up about Scribd, try to figure out how to feel about Sherman Alexie's statement, praise Dolly Parton, and much more.

  • Episode 249

    A Funereal Mood

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about further #metoo fallout, relay some info about B&N from little birdies, ponder the hair-sharing economy of revolutionary America, and much more.

  • Episode 248

    No Heroes

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about some tangible repercussions of #metoo in children's publishing, consider a new rationale for taking To Kill a Mockingbird out of school curricula, and get very nervous about the fate of Barnes & Noble.

  • Episode 247

    We Don’t Know Where We Are

    In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca discuss #metoo coming to the world of children's publishing, Scribd tries "unlimited" reading, and much more.

  • Episode 246

    Mundus Inversus

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Kobo and Wal-Mart teaming up, bad adaptations, the National Book Award adding a translation prize, and much more.

  • Episode 245

    Book Talk and Random Grievances

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca pay tribute to Ursula K Le Guin, say goodbye and hello to Sue Grafton, recount a major book heist, consider Amazon's first cashierless store, and much more.

  • Episode 244

    A Sheep, not a Sheepdog

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk Fire and Fury's continued run, more details about PBS' Great American Read, Ferrante going to The Guardian, and much more.

  • Episode 242

    Let’s Eat the Nothingburger

    This week, Jeff and Jenn talk about Fire & Fury hype, new books from Lindy West, a bookselling giant's passing, and much more.

  • Episode 240

    A Hierarchy of Delight: Our 2017 Year in Review

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca look back at the notable bookish stories of the year.

  • Episode 239

    The Squirrel Detective

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca finish up holiday recommendation requests and share some long-overdue listener feedback.

  • Episode 238

    2017 Holiday Recommendations Show, Part 2

    Jeff and Rebecca wrap up their 2017 Holiday recommendations.

  • Episode 237

    2017 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 1

    Jeff and Rebecca kick off this year's holiday recommendation extravaganza...

  • Episode 236

    One of the Toms

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca recap the National Book Awards, tackle a pair of grim publishing industry surveys, realize how little they know about Spanish-language publishing in the U.S., and much more. 

  • Episode 235

    I Think I Hate This

    In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca mull Barnes & Noble's new concept stores opening, Pokemon go but for Harry Potter, a new entrant in the US bookstore market, and much more.