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 387The Egg and the Wall

This week, Jeff and Rebecca lap up the drops of tea spilling from Mary Trump's book, talk about the coming wave of new releases, and get into that Harper letter.

Episode 386It’s An Honest Moustache

Jeff and Rebecca talk some new Trump books, some non-fun Dan Brown news, a hero of the week, and much more.

Episode 385The B is for Beats

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about white people being upset at Black-owned bookstores for not getting them their anti-racist books fast enough (this is not a joke), how you should NOT repeat NOT microwave your library books, how Sherlock Holmes having feelings is a apparently a matter that needs adjudication, and much more.

Episode 384THE VANISHING HALF by Brit Bennett

Rebecca, Vanessa, and Sharifah discuss The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.

Episode 383Stealthily Moving Needles

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the NBCC imploding, campaigns to buy books by Black authors, Marley Dias continuing awesomeness, and much more.

Episode 382A Bunch of Whatever Nimrods

Rebecca and Amanda discuss Book Riot's response to JK Rowling, the latest news on publishers' plans to reopen, and two movements for racial equity in the industry.

You Should Be Uncomfortable

Jeff and Rebecca talk about how this week's protests against systemic racism and police brutality intersect with the world of books and give the best advice they can to a long-time listener entering a new phase of life.

Episode 380Whatever Falls Your Crest

Jeff and Rebecca run through a bunch of listener feedback, discuss celebrity bookshelves, and talk about the huge sales for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

Episode 379What’s Getting Us Through Right Now

Jeff and Rebecca talk about non-book things that are helping them get through the day these days.

Episode 3782020 Moms, Dads, and Grad Recommendation Show

Jeff and Rebecca field listener recommendation requests.

Episode 377Worse Than a Promise

Rebecca and Jeff talk about the passing of Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy, the rumblings of re-openings in the world of books, care very little about a couple of adaptation announcements, and welcome a Spanish-language version of Publisher's Weekly.

Episode 376Fried Green Tomatoes (at the Whistle Stop Cafe)

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the book and movie, Fried Green Tomatoes (at the Whistle Stop Cafe).

Episode 375We’re Coming for You, Columbus

This week, Jeff and Rebecca rank order literary awards by prestige, talk about Becoming on Netflix, digest BEA and BookCon going online, and much more.

Episode 374The 2020 Pulitzer Prizes

Jeff and Rebecca react to the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes. At least the ones they had reactions to.

Episode 373The Other Side of Vocational Awe

Jeff and Rebecca talk about PW publishing and argument against #booksareessential, a particularly dunder-headed reading list banning, how months turn into other months, and more.