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 379What’s Getting Us Through Right Now

Jeff and Rebecca talk about non-book things that are helping them get through the day these days.

Episode 3782020 Moms, Dads, and Grad Recommendation Show

Jeff and Rebecca field listener recommendation requests.

Episode 377Worse Than a Promise

Rebecca and Jeff talk about the passing of Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy, the rumblings of re-openings in the world of books, care very little about a couple of adaptation announcements, and welcome a Spanish-language version of Publisher's Weekly.

Episode 376Fried Green Tomatoes (at the Whistle Stop Cafe)

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the book and movie, Fried Green Tomatoes (at the Whistle Stop Cafe).

Episode 375We’re Coming for You, Columbus

This week, Jeff and Rebecca rank order literary awards by prestige, talk about Becoming on Netflix, digest BEA and BookCon going online, and much more.

Episode 374The 2020 Pulitzer Prizes

Jeff and Rebecca react to the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes. At least the ones they had reactions to.

Episode 373The Other Side of Vocational Awe

Jeff and Rebecca talk about PW publishing and argument against #booksareessential, a particularly dunder-headed reading list banning, how months turn into other months, and more.

Episode 372Influential Sweaters

Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about Sweaters of Consequence, scrutinize #booksareessential, lament the through-line of the most challenged books of 2019, but end on a good thing.

Episode 371Iceland’s 2nd Most Famous Sweater

This week, Jeff and Rebecca mark the official cancellation of BEA for 2020, puzzle over surprisingly good print sales numbers last week, give props to a creative New England bookseller, and more.

Episode 370Deals, Deals, Deals

Jeff presents Rebecca with 16 recently announced book deals and then....well that's it. That's the schtick.

Episode 369Oh, The Places You Won’t Go

Jeff and Rebecca follow the escalating pandemic problem for Barnes & Noble, walk through the definition of "upmarket," consider a big 5 publishers layoffs and salary cuts, and more.

Episode 368Help Us Pick the Next Book Nerd Movie Club Episode

Jeff and Rebecca talk about five candidates for the next installment of Book Nerd Movie Club and ask readers to vote for a winner.

Episode 367But What Day Is It

Jeff and Rebecca talk about Barnes & Noble closing hundreds of stores, James Patterson riding for indies once again (though also being wrong about some important stuff), heroes of the week, and much more.

Episode 366Traveling Without Moving

Jeff and Rebecca run-down some of their favorite books about being...not where you are.

Episode 365The Floppy Market

Jeff and Rebecca chronicle the continuing effects of Covid-19 on the world of books.