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 438Several Trepidations

Jeff and Rebecca do listener feedback, interrogate what a podcast "read-a-long" does/could mean, stand in awe of Amanda Gorman's book sales, talk a little George R.R. Martin, and much more.

Episode 437Piñata of Lies

In this special, live-streamed episode, Jeff and Rebecca continue to argue about/refine a "Should I Read This?" segment/special episode series, are a little surprised at the Mike Pence book deal, perform their annual lament at the most challenged books of the year, and much more.

Episode 436Georgia Sunrise

Jeff and Rebecca note the passing of Beverly Cleary and Larry McMurtry, talk more Amazon/Big 5 anti-trust litigation, a Tennessee law that breaks new ground in terribleness, and much more.

Episode 435Klara & the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Jeff and Rebecca discuss Klara & the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Episode 434Vox Biblioi

Jeff and Rebecca have their minds boggled at the sales of Seuss titles, pay fealty to the queen of book clubs, survey a few recent book challenges, and look forward to Klara and the Sun.

Episode 433Emotional Senioritis

Jeff and Rebecca do some Seuss follow-up, evaluate upcoming adaptations that should be in their wheelhouse, talk about a particularly graphic effort to get some books out of a school classroom, and much more.

Episode 432Loyal to the Bit

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Seuss Enterprise's decision to stop publishing a half-dozen books, continue ruminating on a "is it good?" segment, admire Murakami's evasive accessibility, get into some labor talk, and finally discuss the current state of podcasting.

Episode 431Wiki in Shame

Jeff and Rebecca talk about another format they might want to try for talking about books, whether 2020 means we can finally stop confusing the fate of bookstores with the fate of publishing, catch up with some listener feedback, and much more.

Episode 430Southern Belles with Benefits

Jeff and Rebecca talk about what books actually get read, emotionally manipulative novels, tackle a couple of listener question, and try another guessing game.

Episode 429Pyrrhic Victory

Jeff and Rebecca discuss the winner of the Spring Preview draft, Hachette getting out of the right-wing publishing game, the Obamas adaptation-heavy Netflix slate, and Jeff inadvisedly challenges Rebecca to a new game.