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 418Null Hypothesis Feedback

Jeff and Rebecca go over some A Promised Land sales numbers, look over the National Book Award winners, check in with the sale of Simon & Schuster, and much more.

Episode 417THE WEST WING, Reconsidered

Jeff, Amanda, and Rebecca return to The West Wing. At least for the pilot.

Episode 416Spiritual Cheese

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the lead up to A Promised Land, authors you know by just their first names, a very real literary puzzle, and much more.

Episode 415Buy, Sell, Hold: 2020’s Notable Books

Jeff and Rebecca play a round of Buy/Sell/Hold with some of 2020's most notable books.

Episode 414One Hour of Podcasting

Jeff and Rebecca try to remain focused while doing a bunch of listener follow-up, wonder about HMH's trade business being for sale, admire PW's Best Books of 2020 list (mostly), and preview upcoming topics.

Episode 413Adaptation Wish List

Jeff and Rebecca list their most-wished for bookish adaptations.

Episode 412You Need Three for a Parade

Jeff and Rebecca talk about a call for help and a weird stock purchase at The Strand, more encouraging hires in publishing, an ugly fight at B&N goes away, and how much we really don't like Audible-only things.

Episode 411JACK by Marilynne Robinson

Jeff and Rebecca discuss JACK by Marilynne Robinson.

Episode 410Gird Your Whatevers

Jeff and Rebecca mostly respond to listener ideas for bonus episodes. Some of it is even about books.

Episode 409Adaptation Nation: Little Fires Everywhere, High Fidelity, and Enola Holmes

Jeff and Rebecca discuss the recent adaptations of Little Fires Everywhere, High Fidelity, and Enola Holmes.

Episode 408Word of Mouth for Robots

Jeff and Rebecca ask for ideas for post-election episode topics, go over what is going on with book sales, float the idea of making author "retirements" a bigger deal, and much more.

Episode 407(Re)Introducing Ourselves to Louise Glück

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the life and work of 2020 Nobel Laureate Louise Glück, plus an extended discussion of her 1993 poem, "Vespers."

Episode 40630 Dirty Spoons

Jeff and Rebecca tease their special 2020 Nobel Prize episode, look at the National Book Award longlist, consider an interesting new position at Simon & Schuster, and respond to listener feedback on their half-baked ideas, and more.

Episode 405Half Baked Ideas, Volume 2

Jeff and Rebecca pitch ideas that are not quite ready for prime-time.

Episode 404A Mighty Hrrumpff

Jeff and Rebecca talk about Amazon's apparent discount decline, a new Executive Editor at Random House, another major James Patterson donation, and much more.