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 26That’s Verbatim, Baby

This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about the launch of Kindle Matchbook, FAA loosening device restrictions, underrated novels, JJ Abrams' new book, Margaret Mitchell's flaming dress, and much more. This episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com and Swoon Reads.

Interlude 1Neil Gaiman

We interrupt our normal podcast format to bring you a special midweek installment. This is an interview Book Riot's own Edd McCracken did with Neil Gaiman recently at the Edinburgh Book Festival. A little something from one of our great fabulists for Halloween.

Episode 25Deliciously Awkward

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about ALLEGIANT backlash, the health benefits of reading, the history of publishing, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and If I’d Known You Were Coming by Kate Milliken.

Episode 24Our Mutual Crush

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about recent literary prizes, book-loving Iceland, patron-driven library acquisition, self-published literary erotica, Meg Ryan as book editor, new books, and more. The show this week is sponsored by Squarespace and If I’d Known You Were Coming by Kate Milliken.

Episode 23Methodology Bullets

This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about Alice Munro winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, more ereading statistics, most-loved literary characters, the most powerful literary agent in the world taking shots at Amazon, new books, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Suvudu Universe and Lungs Full of Noise by Tessa Mellas.

Episode 22Accountability Pants

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about literary fiction making readers more empathetic, masked competitive writing, and awesome 8 year-old reader, new books, and give Tom Clancy a fond farewall. This episode is sponsored by Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling andLungs Full of Noise by Tessa Mellas.

Episode 21Confounding Factors

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about new reading statistics, 50 Shades of Grey wine, authors paying for reviews, the MacArthur genius awards, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Suvudu Universe and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling.

Episode 20Seared and Freckled

Rebecca and Jeff talk about Goodreads' new review policy, James Patterson giving $1 million to independent bookstores, bibliotherapists, new books, and the scandalous love-life of H.G. Wells. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Audible.

Episode 19Insomnia for Hypochondriacs

Jeff and Rebecca dissect the news that there will be new movies set in the world of Harry Potter and give their impressions of Oyster, the Netflix for ebooks, after one week of use. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. Use offer code "riot9" to get a 20% discount on Squarespace orders placed during September 2013.

Episode 18Bastardized Latin Phrases

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Amazon's new MatchBook program, the mysterious trend of the always-returning big book, college summer reading, Dr. Seuss coming to digital, and O. Henry, aka The Most Interesting Short Story Writer in the World. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (Use offer code "riot9" to get a 20% discount on Squarespace orders placed during September 2013.) and Audible.

Episode 17Coming At You From All Angles

This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about new Salinger books (!), books people are embarassed to have read, a new site that keeps track of when books go on sale, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Audible.com.

Episode 16Climax at the Climax

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Elmore Leonard and Albert Murray, Barnes and Noble's Nook reversal, the largest publishers in the world, high school reading lists through the years, and new ways to experience...well you'll just have to listen. This week's episode is sponsored by Panorama City by Antoine Wilson and Audible. Get a free audiobook credit at www.audibletrial.com/bookriot.

Episode 15Fairy Podparent

While Jeff is on vacation, Rebecca and special guest host Ann Kingman from Books on the Nightstand discuss Ron Burgundy's memoir, the top-earning authors of 2013, libraries on (bicycle) wheels, and more.

Episode 14If You Give a Dude a Gadget

Rebecca and Jeff talk about movie versions of THE GIVER, bookstores that smell like chocolate, Borders bookstore lives on in Singapore, the rise of audiobooks, and the origin of the Playboy interview. This episode is sponsored by Among the Janeites by Deborah Yaffe.

Episode 13Aerosolized Ego

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Obama visiting Amazon, online price wars, new ereading statistics, bookstores that smell like chocolate, new books, and secret literary societies. This episode is sponsored by Brilliance by Marcus Sakey.