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The Podcast

  • 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. 

  • #234

    Something Cotten in the State of Denmark

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca nervously discuss a series adaptation of Invisible Man, survey the 2017 Goodreads Choice nominees, ponder Audible's new romance subscription, and much more. 

  • Episode 233

    Punching Bag Mattress

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about Reading Rainbow beef, gripe about sales figures, mark the departure of a couple of gross dudes in books, and much more. 

  • Episode 232

    Slightly Ridiculous

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca sink their teeth into the new VIDA numbers, quickly mention the 2017 Man Booker Prize announcement, roll around in some book sales data, and much more.