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 43When in Doubt, Set it on Fire

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the favorites books of each state, a new speed reading app, South Carolina pulling money from a college for recommending FUN HOME, a new "shelving" website, and much more. This week's podcast is sponsored by Audible and The Twitter Fiction Festival.

Episode 42A Unicorn in a Sea of Dudes

The week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about our reader survey, VIDA statistics, an amazing kid organizing a library for the homeless in NYC, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Swoonreads and Squarespace.

Episode 41Kermit the Frog’s Clavicles

This week, Jeff is joined by guest host Amanda Nelson to talk about exercise equipment in libraries, reading to cats, why prize-winning books get worse reviews, James Patterson's largess to indie bookstores, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible and Swoonreads.

Episode 40We Just Know Nothing

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk America's most literate cities, self-published author earnings, recommendations from librarians, the last 9 years in bookstore sales, publishers releasing books faster, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Warby Parker.

Episode 39An Inexhaustible Vortex of Narrative

The week, Jeff and Rebecca talk Harrymione-gate, Dutch ebook piracy, ad-subsidized books, silent reading parties, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible.com.

Episode 38Don’t Bring Poetry to a Knife Fight

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about wearable books, revisionist book awards, awards for noble librarians, a deadly literary dispute, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Squarespace and BookBub.

Episode 37Everything Was a Surprise

This week, Jeff and guest-host Amanda Nelson talk about a "human" library, the idea of Wal-Mart buying Barnes & Noble, the growth of the publishing industry over the last few years, the bad state of teenager leisure reading, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible and BookBub.

Episode 36Internet Book Hermits

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the new ending for the GONE GIRL movies, the Tournament of Books, the most checked out library books of 2013, the average length of books by genre, Gillian Anderson's new sci-fi novel, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by BookBub.

Episode 35The Bad Sense of Kryptonite

While Jeff is on vacation, Rebecca and special guest host Matt Debenham talk about the science of writing a bestseller, the future of digital publishing, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible and BookBub.

Episode 34The Opposite of a Donkey (Our 2013 Year in Review Show)

This week, Jeff and Rebecca look back at the biggest, weirdest, coolest, most awkward, more interesting, most important, most fun, most innovating, and just downright nerdiest book stories of 2013. This episode is sponsored by BookBub.

Episode 33Wet Lettuce Blankets

Rebecca and Jeff talk about a new entry into the subscription ebook market, the bestsellers and literary feuds of 2013, free houses for writers in Detroit, a new Lisbeth Salander novel coming, the movie version of SANDMAN, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com.

Episode 32We Are the Jerks

This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about the best books of 2013, post-Nobel Alice Munro sales, the national library of Norway's 30-year project, the lack of diversity among New York Times Bestselling authors, how important libraries are to Americans, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com and Call of the Herald by Ben Rathbone.

Episode 31The Magical Journey of Hmmmm

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Amazon drones, young people's stated preference for print books, Goodreads Readers' Choice Awards, and our pick for Person of the Year in Publishing. This week's episode is sponsored by Terminology and TryAudiobooks.com.

Episode 30The Nerdiest of Elves

This week, Jeff and Rebecca take a break from the news to talk about what books to give as gifts this holiday season. They answer listener recommendation requests, give general recommendations, and even give recommendations for each other. This episode is sponsored by Random House's 2013 Holiday Guide.

Episode 29Back on the Meat

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the National Book Awards, Italian literary TV competitions, ebook sales statistics, DRM-free audiobooks, new books, non-fiction backsliding, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Swoon Reads and TryAudiobooks.com.