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 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.

Episode 2422019 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 2

Jeff and Rebecca wrap up their annual Holiday Recommendation show.

Episode 3412019 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 1

Jeff and Rebecca tackle the first batch of listener recommendation requests for the 2020 holiday season.

Episode 340Clutching Intensifies

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the National Book Awards, more about the terrible Nobel year, some adaptation news, and more.

Episode 339Nerd Nuggets

Jeff and Rebecca talk BN getting on the award train, Amazon releases its best books of the year list, and a weird amount of action in Virginia.

Episode 338.5Adaptation Nation

Jeff and Rebecca discuss three big new TV adaptions: His Dark Materials (HBO), Watchmen (HBO), and Dickinson (Apple TV+)

Episode 338A Smaller But Messier Problem

This week, Jeff and Rebecca watch OverDrive jump into the Macmillan embargo fray, pass along a correction about The Little Free Library story, assess the nominees for the Goodreads choice awards, and ridicule some worse-than-clowns in Florida.

Episode 337.5BONUS: Baz Luhrmann’s ROMEO + JULIET

Jeff and Rebecca talk about Baz Luhrmann's 1996 adaptation of ROMEO + JULIET.

Episode 337Ice Cream Divergent

Jeff and Rebecca assess the updates to the Game of Thrones spin-offverse, close-read the CEO of Macmillan's letter about their ebook embargo, wade briefly into a battle over Little Free Libraries, and much more.

Episoded 336.5BONUS: THE WATER DANCER by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Jeff and Rebecca talk about The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Episode 336Ducks! Geese! Sheep!

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the ALA's report on anti-competitive practices in the digital library market and more.

Episode 335.5Half-Baked Ideas

Jeff throws half-baked ideas about things that should exist in the world of books and reading at Rebecca to see which, if any, aren't horrible.

Episode 335Flailing, Floundering, and Sinking

Jeff and Rebecca lament the double Booker prize and, to be honest, are just sort of bummed out by it and other stories this week.

Episode 334.5The Double Nobel

Jeff and Rebecca try to make sense of this year's double Nobel Prize in Literature.