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Book Riot - The 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 BookRiot.com

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Book Riot - The 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 BookRiot.com

iTunes Ratings

665 Ratings
Average Ratings
509
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30
28
34

Readers’ home away from home

By BJRobin - Dec 26 2019
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Informative, large-minded, and funny. Great podcast!

A must for any book lover

By TeaSea.Inc - Aug 29 2019
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I’ve listened to quite a few book podcast over the years and this one is hands down my favorite.

iTunes Ratings

665 Ratings
Average Ratings
509
64
30
28
34

Readers’ home away from home

By BJRobin - Dec 26 2019
Read more
Informative, large-minded, and funny. Great podcast!

A must for any book lover

By TeaSea.Inc - Aug 29 2019
Read more
I’ve listened to quite a few book podcast over the years and this one is hands down my favorite.
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Book Riot - The Podcast

Latest release on Feb 19, 2020

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Book Riot - The 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 BookRiot.com

Rank #1: E277: #277: Pondering the Quibbles

Sep 10 2018

55mins

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Rank #2: 2019 Fall Book Preview

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Jeff and Rebecca go through 14 of the fall's buzziest books and declare whether or not they would buy, hold, or sell them.

This episode is sponsored by:

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

Sep 05 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #5: E274: #274: The Worm I Asked For

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Due to extraordinary circumstances, Jeff flies solo on this episode and monologues on ebook pricing for libraries, what a Netflix for books would now mean, the future of print sales, and more.


This episode is sponsored by:

The Read Harder Journal

Google Play Books

Magination Press

Book Riot Insiders


Links discussed in this episode:

Recommended Giveaway

Books are the only form of physical media whose sales are growing

Len Riggio taking heat as Barnes & Noble flounders

CKBK, “Spotify for Cookbooks” prepares to launch

The instagram book exchange is not a scam

Aug 21 2018

47mins

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Rank #6: BONUS: WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. What is it about? Is it good? Why is selling faster than fresh-dug swamp mussels? Answers and more than a few questions in this episode.


This episode is sponsored by:

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger


Link discussed in this episode:

The Dark History Behind the Year’s Bestselling Debut Novel

Oct 02 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #7: E305: #304: Narrative Fissure

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk a major change to Amazon's pricing policy, an obvious but nonetheless interesting comment from George RR Martin, a library robot, the power and responsibility of tech platforms, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

Book Riot Insiders

Lola

Mem by Bethany Morrow

The Great Courses


Links discussed in this episode:

Amazon changing pricing policy

George RR Martin really wishes he finished the books already

Meet the BookBot!

WH Smith reports no gender pay gap for second consecutive year

...as opposed to the gaps that exist in US publishing

Arthur A. Levine leaves Scholastic to start an independent publishing venture

Amazon pulls promoting autism cures and vaccine misinformation

Mar 18 2019

58mins

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Rank #8: E341: 2019 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 1

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


This episode is sponsored by:

Opus X One - Obsidian Detective by Michael Anderle

Bibliostyle by Nina Freudenberger

Feminist Book Club Box + Podcast

The Great Courses Plus


She Said

So You Want to Talk About Race

Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Dear Madam President

Wolfpack by Abby Wambach

Power of Meaning

Bored & Brilliant

The Adventurer’s Son

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

The Master Plan by Chris Wilson

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf

Frederick Douglass, Prophet of Freedom by David Blight

Hourglass by Dani Shapiro

How to Be Married

Mating in Captivity

Marriageology by Belinda Luscombe

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

Hammerhead by Nina Maclaughlin

Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee

Best American Food Writing 2019

Taste of Country Cooking

Notes of a Young Black Chef by Kuame Onuawachi

Burn the Place by Iliana Ragan

Storied Life of AJ Fikry

84 Charing Cross Road

Shadow of the Wind

Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Jasmine Guillory

Alyssa Cole

Helen Hoang

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

The Most Fun We Ever Had

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

Beyond the Bedroom Wall by Larry Woiwode

Dept of Speculation by Jenny Offill

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Perfect Little World

Celeste Ng

Daisy Jones & The Six

Go Like Hell by AJ Baimie

How to Build a Car by Adrian Newey

What It Is Like to Go To War by Karl Marlantes

Dec 01 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #9: E278: #278: Finally, Gravitas

Sep 17 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #10: E296: #296: Orcs, Leprechauns, and All That Stuff

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Jeff and Rebecca offer their appreciation for Mary Oliver, wonder at the continued strength of BECOMING, hope for the failure of another attempt to marginalize transgender kids books, appreciate Drag Queen story hour, and more.


This episode is sponsored by:

The Read Harder Journal

The Last Woman Standing by Amy Gentry

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

Blinkist


Links discussed in this episode:

RIP Mary Oliver

Becoming has longest run atop Amazon sales charts since 50 Shades

KS library considers moving transgender kids’ books to separate area

ACLU sues Louisiana library over Drag Queen Story Hour ban

Tennessee man planning $40million “ancient lore” resort that is basically The Shire behind a Walmart

Jan 20 2019

52mins

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Rank #11: E268: #268: Original Recipe Jerkwad

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Jul 08 2018

51mins

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Rank #12: E279: #279: Hierarchy of Eyebrows

Sep 24 2018

59mins

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Rank #13: E342: 2019 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 2

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Jeff and Rebecca wrap up their annual Holiday Recommendation show.


This episode is sponsored by:

The Great Courses Plus

The Deep by Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

Book Riot's Read Harder 2020 Challenge


Books and authors recommended in this episode:

Marge Piercy

Mary Oliver

Elizabeth Bishop 

Top Gun by Dan Pedersen

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isbell Wilkerson

Building Stories, Salt Fat Acid Heat, 

Saga Compendium 1

Monstress

Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan

All You Can Ever Know

2am at the Cats Pajamas

The Little Bookstore at Big Stone Gap

Different Seasons

Last Woman Standing

My Sister the Serial Killer

The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz,

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

Dan Brown!?!

Nature Fix,

Braiding Sweetgrass

On Trails

Preparing the Ghost

One Giant Leap by Charles Fishman

The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner

I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong

Vegan for Everybody

Oh She Glows

Afro-Vegan

Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway

NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo

CITY OF BRASS by SA Chakraboty

Folk of the Air series by Holly Black

City of Girls

Rich & Pretty

HOW TO BAKE EVERYTHING by Mark Bittman

 Sister Pie

Small Victories

Dining In

HOW TO and WHAT IF by Randall Munroe

 The $64 Tomato by Bill Alexander

A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

Shop Class as Soulcraft

Heritage by Sean Brock,

Best Cook in the World,

Buttermilk Graffiti

From Scratch by Tembi Locke

Dec 09 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #14: E294: #294: Rebecca is Not People

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Jan 07 2019

45mins

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Rank #15: E269: #269: Charlatanism Quotient

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Jul 16 2018

49mins

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Rank #16: E350: Talking Through the Publication of AMERICAN DIRT

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Jan 30 2020

45mins

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Rank #17: E297: #297: The Most Whimsical Whatever

Jan 28 2019

58mins

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Rank #18: E287: #287: Shruggie Parade, Updated

Nov 19 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #19: E309: #308: The Cargo Pants Pocket For Your Life

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about millennial audiobook habits, the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes, Penguin Random House's loyalty program, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

The Great Courses Plus

Kindle Unlimited

Libro.fm

TBR


Links discussed in this episode:

Pulitzers announced

OverDrive report on audiobooks habits

Random House begins loyalty program

The library on the moon

Apr 22 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #20: E273: #273: Puberty Care Package

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Aug 13 2018

48mins

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E354: KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL, 20 Years Later

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

This episode is sponsored by:

Book Marks

Spalding University

Only Child by Mi-ae So

Feb 19 2020

1hr 7mins

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E353: Different Day, Same Shirt

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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.

This episode is sponsored by:

Crooked River from Preston & Child

Stay Woke by Justin Michael Williams

Bombas

Book Marks

Links discussed in this episode:

Update: Full RWA board resigns

Update: Kaepernick to publishing his own memoir, inks multi-book deal with Audible

Amazon stepping up efforts to remove Nazi and white supremacist content

Grand Haven, Michigan parents’ group working to remove “sexually explicit content” from school libraries

Feb 17 2020

57mins

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E352: Discussing the First "It" Book of 2020: SUCH A FUN AGE by Kiley Reid

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

This episode is sponsored by:

Book Marks

The Handsell

Libro.fm

The Novel Gazing Podcast

Feb 12 2020

1hr 13mins

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E351: Reading Lives with Gabriel Bump

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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).

This episode is sponsored by:

The Handsell

A Divided Loyalty by Charles Todd

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

Feb 06 2020

44mins

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E350: Talking Through the Publication of AMERICAN DIRT

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Jan 30 2020

45mins

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E349: Watching WATCHMEN

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

This episode is sponsored by:

Book Riot Insiders.

The Novel Gazing Podcast

Libro.fm

The Read Harder Challenge

Jan 27 2020

1hr 7mins

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E344: 2019 Year in Review

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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.

This episode is sponsored by:

Book Riot’s YA Instagram

The Read Harder Journal

Sips by

Libro.fm

Dec 23 2019

51mins

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E342: 2019 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 2

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Jeff and Rebecca wrap up their annual Holiday Recommendation show.


This episode is sponsored by:

The Great Courses Plus

The Deep by Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

Book Riot's Read Harder 2020 Challenge


Books and authors recommended in this episode:

Marge Piercy

Mary Oliver

Elizabeth Bishop 

Top Gun by Dan Pedersen

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isbell Wilkerson

Building Stories, Salt Fat Acid Heat, 

Saga Compendium 1

Monstress

Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan

All You Can Ever Know

2am at the Cats Pajamas

The Little Bookstore at Big Stone Gap

Different Seasons

Last Woman Standing

My Sister the Serial Killer

The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz,

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

Dan Brown!?!

Nature Fix,

Braiding Sweetgrass

On Trails

Preparing the Ghost

One Giant Leap by Charles Fishman

The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner

I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong

Vegan for Everybody

Oh She Glows

Afro-Vegan

Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway

NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo

CITY OF BRASS by SA Chakraboty

Folk of the Air series by Holly Black

City of Girls

Rich & Pretty

HOW TO BAKE EVERYTHING by Mark Bittman

 Sister Pie

Small Victories

Dining In

HOW TO and WHAT IF by Randall Munroe

 The $64 Tomato by Bill Alexander

A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

Shop Class as Soulcraft

Heritage by Sean Brock,

Best Cook in the World,

Buttermilk Graffiti

From Scratch by Tembi Locke

Dec 09 2019

1hr 13mins

Play

E341: 2019 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 1

Podcast cover
Read more

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


This episode is sponsored by:

Opus X One - Obsidian Detective by Michael Anderle

Bibliostyle by Nina Freudenberger

Feminist Book Club Box + Podcast

The Great Courses Plus


She Said

So You Want to Talk About Race

Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Dear Madam President

Wolfpack by Abby Wambach

Power of Meaning

Bored & Brilliant

The Adventurer’s Son

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

The Master Plan by Chris Wilson

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf

Frederick Douglass, Prophet of Freedom by David Blight

Hourglass by Dani Shapiro

How to Be Married

Mating in Captivity

Marriageology by Belinda Luscombe

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

Hammerhead by Nina Maclaughlin

Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee

Best American Food Writing 2019

Taste of Country Cooking

Notes of a Young Black Chef by Kuame Onuawachi

Burn the Place by Iliana Ragan

Storied Life of AJ Fikry

84 Charing Cross Road

Shadow of the Wind

Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Jasmine Guillory

Alyssa Cole

Helen Hoang

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

The Most Fun We Ever Had

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

Beyond the Bedroom Wall by Larry Woiwode

Dept of Speculation by Jenny Offill

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Perfect Little World

Celeste Ng

Daisy Jones & The Six

Go Like Hell by AJ Baimie

How to Build a Car by Adrian Newey

What It Is Like to Go To War by Karl Marlantes

Dec 01 2019

1hr 4mins

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BONUS: Adaptation Nation

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

This episode is sponsored by:

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Nov 14 2019

59mins

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E338: A Smaller But Messier Problem

Nov 11 2019

55mins

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iTunes Ratings

665 Ratings
Average Ratings
509
64
30
28
34

Readers’ home away from home

By BJRobin - Dec 26 2019
Read more
Informative, large-minded, and funny. Great podcast!

A must for any book lover

By TeaSea.Inc - Aug 29 2019
Read more
I’ve listened to quite a few book podcast over the years and this one is hands down my favorite.