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 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.

Episode 403It Book: TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM by Yaa Gyasi

Liberty Hardy of All the Books! and Rincey Abrams of Read or Dead join Jeff to talk about Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi.

Episode 402Sand Forward

Jenn Northington joins Jeff to talk about listener reactions to the Dune trailer, the launch of Publishers Weekly in Spanish, the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 Nominees, an indie bookstore diversity reading initiative, and more.

Episode 401EAT A PEACH by David Chang and DUNE Trailer Talk

Jeff and Rebecca discuss Eat a Peach by David Chang. Then Jenn Northington comes on to talk to Jeff about that Dune trailer.

Episode 400German Flotilla

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the CEO of Macmillan leaving, Obama's presidential memoir release date and cover reveal, the DOJ looking to press charges against John Bolton, and much more.

Episode 399Book Nerd Movie Club: The Princess Bride

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the book and the movie versions of The Princess Bride.

Episode 398The Tyranny of Khaki

Jeff and Rebecca discuss rumors of PRH trying to buy Simon & Schuster, a bankrupt printer causing havoc in publishing, more cringe-inducing Dan Brown...stuff, a hero of the week, and much more.

Episode 397Deals Deals Deals, Sept 2020 Edition

Jeff presents Rebecca with a host of recently announced book deals of varying interest.