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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 469Transparency Gateway

In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca confirm that Dune is having a moment, talk about a new Book Riot podcast series, the beginning of "Books of the Year" season, and then talk about Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen and Matrix by Lauren Groff.

Episode 468Monetize That Dream

Jeff and Rebecca talk about a literary scam, a social network for authors, Goodreads members' most anticipated fall books, and more.

Episode 467Embrace the Mess

Jeff and Rebecca take the episode to talk about 10 years of Book Riot.

Episode 466A Potato Chip in the Mouth Forever

This week, Jeff is joined by Book Riot editor Danika Ellis to talk book challenges, book blob cover designs, TikTok, and much more.

Episode 465They’re All Bad Metrics

Jeff and Rebecca talk about MacArthur award winners, Netflix big adaptation winners, and Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead.

Episode 464Ascending Levels of Sauciness

Jeff and Amanda talk about Sally Rooney sales, author who want to be publishers who also want to be influencers, the National Book Award longlist, Amanda's favorite books of the year so far, and the going price for The Constitution.

Episode 463Book Nerd Movie Club: THE MARTIAN

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the book and movie, The Martian.

Episode 462Spat Into the World

Jeff and Jenn talk interesting science fiction and fantasy releases, some of the best books of 2021, upcoming science-fiction and fantasy adaptations, and more. Then Jeff and Rebecca are joined by Cree Myles to talk about her project All Ways Black.

Episode 461Special Episode: 2021 Fall Preview Draft

As announced, we are trying something different for bonus content: a special, ad-free, pay-what-you-will 2021 Fall Preview Draft.

Episode 460The Hamster Will Be Our Guinea Pig

Jeff and Rebecca talk about their plans and strategy for the Fall Preview Draft, a bookstore getting an imprint, PRH jacking up the price of Amanda Gorman's book, what a wonderful era of Black literature it is, and much more.