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 363COVID-19 Flips The Book World (and the Rest of the World) Upside Down

Jeff and Rebecca try to wrap their heads around how Covid-19 is affecting the world of books and reading.

Episode 362Big Book of 2020 Discussion: WEATHER by Jenny Offill

Jeff and Rebecca go deep on Jenny Offill's masterful new novel, Weather.

Episode 361The Right Place From A Weird Place

Jeff and Rebecca talk about how coronavirus is affecting the works of books, Hachette dropping Woody Allen's memoir, Macmillan floating new library licensing terms, and more.

Episode 360Discussing Libraries and Publishing with Guy Gonzalez, lead for The Panorama Project

Jeff talks with Guy LeCharles Gonzalez of The Panorama Project about what we do (and mostly don't) know about the role of libraries in the wider publishing world, Macmillan's embargo strategy, questions that could use answering, data we don't have, and much more.

Episode 359The Elephant IS the Room

Rebecca and Jeff talk about Oprah's forthcoming American Dirt special, Simon & Schuster on the auction block, B&N getting back to basics, and much more.

Episode 358Novel Gazing

We offer you a special episode of Book Riot's new literary fiction podcast Novel Gazing. This episode is all about adaptations and features an interview with Autumn de Wilde, director of the new adaptation of Emma.

Episode 357Wheelhouse or Beehive

Jenn Northington joins Jeff today to talk about Bookshop.org launching, the sales success of Barnes & Noble's 2019 Book of the Year winner, Star Wars books, and more.

Episode 356Book Nerd Movie Club: JURASSIC PARK

Amanda, Rebecca, and Jeff discuss the book and movie, Jurassic Park.

Episode 355Vector of the Juice

In a slowish news week, Jeff and Rebecca wonder about books based on podcast, offer a brief fare-thee-well to Charles Portis, name a hero of the week, and more.

Episode 354KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL, 20 Years Later

Jeff and Rebecca discuss Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of its publication.

Episode 353Different Day, Same Shirt

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the RWA's accelerating collapse, Colin Kaepernick getting into publishing, Amazon taking a harder look at selling extremist books, libraries trying to get it right, and pay their respects to The Good Place.

Episode 352Discussing the First “It” Book of 2020: SUCH A FUN AGE by Kiley Reid

Vanessa, Jeff, and Sharifah talk about why Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid is the first "it" book of the year.

Episode 351Constellation of Laziness

Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about The Witcher, Macmillan making American Dirt amends, B&N and PRH teaming up to do something upsetting, EXTREMELY exciting book news, and much more.

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.