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.

Welcome to the Niche

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the National Book Award longlist, which apparently triggers an existential crisis for Jeff.

When One of You is a Dragon

Jeff and Rebecca talk about John Green getting banned in his home school, new ereader news, recent reading, and much more.

A Mist of Possibility

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Booker Prize shortlist, Nora Roberts making it rain for a Michigan library, Virginia's obscenity case against Gender Queer getting kicked to the curb, interesting new trailers, nerd TV, and more.

Where the Slugs Dwell

Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about stocking changes at Barnes & Noble, a Texas school district bans the word "transgender," a slate of new book clubs, and more.

Go Kill a Watchman

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the horrible attack on Salman Rushdie, a maybe consequential change to what Barnes & Noble stocks in its physical stores, a quick Confidence Index on DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY starring Keanu Reeves, and much more.

The Tipping Point Was a Tipping Point

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the passing of David McCollough, who holds the Dad Book crown, seeing the Colleen Hoover phenomenon in the wild, rubber-neck the PRH/S&S trial, and much more.

A Novel Trial

Millions of Canadians Cranking

Jeff and Rebecca talk about Obama's summer reading picks, Canadian reading habits, another take on "self-censorship," and more.

Save It For the Message Boards

Jeff and Rebecca talk trailers (She Said, Rings of Power, House of the Dragon), a HarperCollins walk-out, Michelle Obama's new book, and much more.


Jeff and Rebecca talk the best-selling books of the year, Book Riot's own best books of the year so far, a very suspect reality show idea, and much more.