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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 352Reading Lives: Gabriel Bump

In this episode, Jeff dusts off the Reading Lives format to talk with Gabriel Bump, author of Everywhere You Don't Belong (which made our Winter/Spring Preview show).

Episode 350Libraries Versus Doughnuts

Jeff and Rebecca talk about trends in 2019's bestsellers, Macmillan being banned from an industry conference, the American Dirt apology from Flatiron, and much more.

Talking Through the Publication of AMERICAN DIRT

In this episode, Rebecca Schinsky, Vanessa Diaz, and Jeff O'Neal discuss the publication of American Dirt.

Episode 349Watching WATCHMEN

Jeff and Rebecca talk about HBO's stunning adaptation of WATCHMEN.

Episode 348Winter/Spring 2020 Preview

Jeff and Rebecca preview titles coming out in the first four months of 2020 with a little Buy, Sell, Hold.

Winter/Spring 2020 Preview Show

Jeff and Rebecca preview titles coming out in the first four months of 2020 with a little Buy, Sell, Hold.

Episode 347Addendum to the Scolding

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the new head of the ABA starting the gig, Crawdads with a triple crown, more talk about returning Audible credits, and much more.

Episode 346The Dr. Seuss Complex

Jeff and Rebecca discuss the best-selling books of 2019, Obama’s 2019 reading recs, the RWA meltdown, and more.

Episode 345The Books of the Decade

Jeff and Rebecca are joined by Amanda Nelson to pick the books the defined the 2010s.

Episode 2442019 Year in Review

Jeff and Rebecca look back that the stories that made 2019 in books and reading. Plus, some of their favorite non-book things of the years.

Episode 343Reverse Bermuda Triangle

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Goodreads Choice Winners, Bill Gates' recommended books for 2019, more wrong-headed prison books news, and more.

Episode 2422019 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 2

Jeff and Rebecca wrap up their annual Holiday Recommendation show.

Episode 3412019 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 1

Jeff and Rebecca tackle the first batch of listener recommendation requests for the 2020 holiday season.

Episode 340Clutching Intensifies

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the National Book Awards, more about the terrible Nobel year, some adaptation news, and more.

Episode 339Nerd Nuggets

Jeff and Rebecca talk BN getting on the award train, Amazon releases its best books of the year list, and a weird amount of action in Virginia.