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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 20Seared and Freckled

Rebecca and Jeff talk about Goodreads' new review policy, James Patterson giving $1 million to independent bookstores, bibliotherapists, new books, and the scandalous love-life of H.G. Wells. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Audible.

Episode 19Insomnia for Hypochondriacs

Jeff and Rebecca dissect the news that there will be new movies set in the world of Harry Potter and give their impressions of Oyster, the Netflix for ebooks, after one week of use. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. Use offer code "riot9" to get a 20% discount on Squarespace orders placed during September 2013.

Episode 18Bastardized Latin Phrases

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Amazon's new MatchBook program, the mysterious trend of the always-returning big book, college summer reading, Dr. Seuss coming to digital, and O. Henry, aka The Most Interesting Short Story Writer in the World. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (Use offer code "riot9" to get a 20% discount on Squarespace orders placed during September 2013.) and Audible.

Episode 17Coming At You From All Angles

This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about new Salinger books (!), books people are embarassed to have read, a new site that keeps track of when books go on sale, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Audible.com.

Episode 16Climax at the Climax

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Elmore Leonard and Albert Murray, Barnes and Noble's Nook reversal, the largest publishers in the world, high school reading lists through the years, and new ways to experience...well you'll just have to listen. This week's episode is sponsored by Panorama City by Antoine Wilson and Audible. Get a free audiobook credit at www.audibletrial.com/bookriot.

Episode 15Fairy Podparent

While Jeff is on vacation, Rebecca and special guest host Ann Kingman from Books on the Nightstand discuss Ron Burgundy's memoir, the top-earning authors of 2013, libraries on (bicycle) wheels, and more.

Episode 14If You Give a Dude a Gadget

Rebecca and Jeff talk about movie versions of THE GIVER, bookstores that smell like chocolate, Borders bookstore lives on in Singapore, the rise of audiobooks, and the origin of the Playboy interview. This episode is sponsored by Among the Janeites by Deborah Yaffe.

Episode 13Aerosolized Ego

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Obama visiting Amazon, online price wars, new ereading statistics, bookstores that smell like chocolate, new books, and secret literary societies. This episode is sponsored by Brilliance by Marcus Sakey.

Episode 12Who Moved My Cheese That I Learned About In Kindergarten While I Was Eating Soup for My Soul?

Jeff and Rebecca talk about books people pretend to have read, the most popular books of 2013, digital comics, book bundles, some interesting new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Brilliance by Marcus Sakey.

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Episode 11J.K. Rowling Tin Foil Hat Moment

This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about the surprise Rowling book, a new device for reading to kids, the crazy prolificness of Alexandre Dumas, and a new book so scary sounding that you'll have to keep it in a freezer. This week's episode is sponsored by Audible.com.

Episode 10Giant Mr. Darcy

While Jeff enjoys a summer frolic, Rebecca and guest host Andrew Losowsky, Senior Books Editor at The Huffington Post, talk about Apple's ebook price fixing, what to do when you love an author but hate their politics, a giant Mr. Darcy emerging from a lake in England, and more.

Episode 9Bad Job, Old Dudes

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about which countries read the most, Jonathan Franzen's letter to The New York Times, lit snobs, film adaptations of The Grapes of Wrath and The Giver, E.B. White's candy getaway, and new books worth looking into.

Episode 8Theater of the Mind

While Rebecca is off cavorting, this week Jeff is joined by author/blogger/rustabout Chuck Wendig. They talk about Barnes & Noble's slow decline, hated/favorite books, the forever war between Amazon and independent bookstores, and more.

Episode 7You’re in the Danger Zone

Jeff and Rebecca talk about a fashion shoot depicting the suicides of some famous women writers, most hated books, new German DRM, new books, and George Orwell the prankster.