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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 453Convince Me I’m Right

Jeff and Rebecca talk about recent reading, proceed to debate what constitutes historical fiction, wish for the failure of the efforts of some politicians, anticipate Janelle Monae's short story collection, and much more.

Episode 451Ding the Basket

Jeff and Rebecca check in on summer book sales, relay another effort they hope fails, and talk about Michelle Zauner's excellent debut memoir, Crying in H Mart.

Episode 450Form-Forward

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Pulitzer Prize announcements, things happening in conservative publishing, a sweeping Amazon investigative report, and more.

Episode 449Our Favorite(?) Books of 2021 So Far.

Jeff and Rebecca pick their most memorable, favorite, and otherwise noteworthy reads of 2021 so far.

Episode 448Three Corners of an “It” Book

Jeff and Rebecca talk about Amazon buying MGM, Roxane Gay's new imprint, what makes an "it" book, and more.

Episode 447Summer Draft Results and SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER by Ashley Ford

Jeff and Rebecca discuss the results of their Summer Draft showdown and try a little something new with Somebody's Daughter by Ashley Ford.


Jeff and Rebecca talk about Field of Dreams and the book its based on, W.P. Kinsella's Shoeless Joe.

Episode 445The Austen-Industrial Complex

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the listener survey, a new giant ereader, Amazon sort of coming to libraries, and much more.

Episode 4442021 Summer Preview Draft

Jeff and Rebecca compete to draft the best list of Summer 2021 new releases.

Episode 443Odyssey of Ache

Jeff and Rebecca set a BR reader poll, talk more about the publication of the Mike Pence book, get into how much authors make, and wonder if a techno-fad has a place in the world of books.