• Episode 244 A Sheep, not a Sheepdog
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The Podcast

  • Episode 242

    Let’s Eat the Nothingburger

    This week, Jeff and Jenn talk about Fire & Fury hype, new books from Lindy West, a bookselling giant's passing, and much more.

  • Episode 239

    The Squirrel Detective

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca finish up holiday recommendation requests and share some long-overdue listener feedback.

  • Episode 238

    2017 Holiday Recommendations Show, Part 2

    Jeff and Rebecca wrap up their 2017 Holiday recommendations.

  • Episode 231

    Your Choice of Quadraped

    In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about a long profile of the UNH librarian who gave the school $4MM, welcome waterproof Kindles, celebrate literary Macarthur winners, and much more. 

  • Episode 230

    Fantastically Bonkers

    In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca revel in Dan Brown week, approve of this year's Nobel Laureate in Literature, run-down more awards lists, and much more.

  • Episode 229

    The Nature of Nature

    This week, Jeff and Jenn talk about this year's 5 under 35 honorees, dissect some upcoming adaptation news, ponder audiobooks, and much more. 

  • Episode 228

    Adaptation Gold Rush

    In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca talk about shortlists and finalists in fall awards season, audiobook growth, HRC selling some units, Google serving library results, and much more. 

  • Episode 227

    Pig Steroids

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca put the discussion of gaming the NYT bestseller list to bed, note Amazon's policing of reviews of What Happened, shrug their shoulder over the Man Booker shortlist, and much more.

  • Episode 226

    Everyone is Wrong

    In this episode, Jeff and Amanda consider a conservative publisher giving the NYT bestseller list the brush off, worry over Barnes & Noble's continued slide, anticipate Roxane Gay's forthcoming advice column, and much more.

  • Episode 225

    Everyone’s Hermione

    In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about a Pepe the Frog rip-off children's book, disagree about destroying Terry Pratchett's work, consider a world in which a $1 million advance isn't all that much, and much more.

  • Episode 224

    Dan Brown Goat Yoga

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca spend most of the episode gawking at one of the strangest book-world stories they've yet covered. 

  • Episode 223

    O’Neal’s Razor is Satisfied

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about follow up about Audible for dogs and coloring book sales, unpack the non-profit Voldemort movie, Michiku Kakutani's forthcoming book, swearing in books, and much more. 

  • Episode 222

    Regularly Scheduled Awkwardness

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca anticipate a shared favorite coming to Netflix, bag on fixing book prices, scratch their heads over Audible for dogs, and decide that suing Levar Burton is ill-advised. 

  • Episode 221

    One Book Gravy Train

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca mull PBS' upcoming The Great American Read and ponder the world's highest earning authors.