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 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

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.

Episode 6Awesome Just Falls Out of You

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the spike in sales of Orwell's 1984, werewolf erotica, really bad ideas for high school English assignments, vintage YA, being well-read, and the unquestionable awesomeness of Judy Blume.

Episode 5Just Sitting Around, Coming of Age

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about a slew of new bookish websites, the Baileys Women's Fiction Prize, how awesome Dolly Parton is, Nook Snaps, Suzanne Collins' new YA series, and more.

Episode 4People in Brooklyn Having Thoughts

Jeff and Rebecca talk highlights from Book Expo America, now-worthless Borders gift cards, Allen Ginsberg's rolodex, and which states have the most bookstores per capita. This week’s episode is sponsored by Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin.

Episode 3The Gandalf of Poetry

Jeff and Rebecca talk about finishing Dan Brown's Inferno, along with discussions Stephen King's new print-only novel, Amazon's foray into fan-fiction, turning unproduced movies into books, a hypothetical app to see what the people around you are reading, and the vagaries of airplane reading. This week's episode is sponsored by Nolet's Silver Dry Gin and Start Here, Volume 2.

Episode 2Pillow Talk with Robert Langdon

Jeff and Rebecca talk about The Great Gatsby movie reactions and box office, along with discussions on the new Dan Brown novel, ebook market share, a tool to randomly browse the Amazon bookstore, the trailer for James Franco's As I Lay Dying, and Judy Blume's disavowal of the label "YA writer." This week's episode is sponsored by Nolet's Silver Dry Gin and Start Here, Volume 2.