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 395A Very Quiet Heist

Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about the Future Library, are surprised by the NBCC vote, get excited for Enola Holmes, and much more.

Episode 394Our Favorite Summer Reads of 2020

Jeff and Rebecca review their favorite reads from the most unusual summer of 2020.

Episode 393Me No Likey

This week, Rebecca and Vanessa go deep into all things Stephenie Meyer, as well as more Trump books, Amazon, and a new Netflix series featuring Marley Dias.

Episode 392High-Brow Scream Queen

Jeff and Rebecca discuss some listener feedback, some bookseller discontent with Bookshop, Stephanie Meyer selling 1 million books in a week, and more.

Episode 391V Plus Three

Jeff and Rebecca talk about more real censorship, Caste by Isabel Wilkerson arriving, extensions of live-streaming rights for kids books, Stephanie Meyer's unendingly surprising career moves, and more.

Episode 390Gotta Fund These Shenanigans

Jeff gets Rebecca's report on the first episode of The Michelle Obama Podcast, they talk about one of the more shocking publishing confessions in recent memory, find a case of real censorship, and more.

Episode 389A Lifeboat Made of Thorns

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the best-selling books of 2020 so far, Barnes & Noble adapting, several exciting adaptation announcements, a case of real censorship, and more.

Episode 388New Nonsense

Jeff and Rebecca talk Tom Hank's GREYHOUND, Lisa Lucas leaving The National Book Awards for Random House, The National Books Critics Circle getting its stuff together, how they are right about Colson Whitehead, and more.

Episode 387The Egg and the Wall

This week, Jeff and Rebecca lap up the drops of tea spilling from Mary Trump's book, talk about the coming wave of new releases, and get into that Harper letter.

Episode 386It’s An Honest Moustache

Jeff and Rebecca talk some new Trump books, some non-fun Dan Brown news, a hero of the week, and much more.

Episode 385The B is for Beats

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about white people being upset at Black-owned bookstores for not getting them their anti-racist books fast enough (this is not a joke), how you should NOT repeat NOT microwave your library books, how Sherlock Holmes having feelings is a apparently a matter that needs adjudication, and much more.

Episode 384THE VANISHING HALF by Brit Bennett

Rebecca, Vanessa, and Sharifah discuss The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.

Episode 383Stealthily Moving Needles

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the NBCC imploding, campaigns to buy books by Black authors, Marley Dias continuing awesomeness, and much more.

Episode 382A Bunch of Whatever Nimrods

Rebecca and Amanda discuss Book Riot's response to JK Rowling, the latest news on publishers' plans to reopen, and two movements for racial equity in the industry.

You Should Be Uncomfortable

Jeff and Rebecca talk about how this week's protests against systemic racism and police brutality intersect with the world of books and give the best advice they can to a long-time listener entering a new phase of life.