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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.

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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.

Talking Through the Publication of AMERICAN DIRT

In this episode, Rebecca Schinsky, Vanessa Diaz, and Jeff O'Neal discuss the publication of American Dirt.

Episode 349Watching WATCHMEN

Jeff and Rebecca talk about HBO's stunning adaptation of WATCHMEN.

Episode 348Winter/Spring 2020 Preview

Jeff and Rebecca preview titles coming out in the first four months of 2020 with a little Buy, Sell, Hold.

Winter/Spring 2020 Preview Show

Jeff and Rebecca preview titles coming out in the first four months of 2020 with a little Buy, Sell, Hold.

Episode 347Addendum to the Scolding

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the new head of the ABA starting the gig, Crawdads with a triple crown, more talk about returning Audible credits, and much more.

Episode 346The Dr. Seuss Complex

Jeff and Rebecca discuss the best-selling books of 2019, Obama’s 2019 reading recs, the RWA meltdown, and more.

Episode 345The Books of the Decade

Jeff and Rebecca are joined by Amanda Nelson to pick the books the defined the 2010s.

Episode 2442019 Year in Review

Jeff and Rebecca look back that the stories that made 2019 in books and reading. Plus, some of their favorite non-book things of the years.

Episode 343Reverse Bermuda Triangle

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Goodreads Choice Winners, Bill Gates' recommended books for 2019, more wrong-headed prison books news, and more.