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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

654 Ratings
Average Ratings
502
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33

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

654 Ratings
Average Ratings
502
62
30
27
33

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 Jan 22, 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 #2: E278: #278: Finally, Gravitas

Sep 17 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #3: E277: #277: Pondering the Quibbles

Sep 10 2018

55mins

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Rank #4: 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 #5: E305: Quick Note: Shenanigans and Snafus

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Due to a series of scheduling shenanigans and technical snafus, there is no new episode this week. Have no fear, we'll be back next Monday, April 1, with more of what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading.

Mar 26 2019

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #11: 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 #12: E297: #297: The Most Whimsical Whatever

Jan 28 2019

58mins

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Rank #13: E298: #298: The Ideal Turkey-to-Hero Ratio

Feb 04 2019

55mins

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Rank #14: E295: #295: A Basket of Fraught

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Jeff and Rebecca take much longer than they supposed talking about Publisher's Weekly acquiring The Millions and the state of book blogging.


This episode is sponsored by:

The Read Harder Journal by Book Riot

The Great Courses Plus

The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg


Links discussed in this episode:

Vulture article on The Millions Being Acquired

Barnes & Noble reports holiday numbers

Bad job, publishing: author who admitted to stalking a Goodreads user gets a book deal about it

Jan 14 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #15: 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 #16: E287: #287: Shruggie Parade, Updated

Nov 19 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #17: E294: #294: Rebecca is Not People

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Jan 07 2019

45mins

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Rank #18: E288: #288: 2018 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 1

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Jeff and Rebecca respond to listener recommendation requests.


This episode is sponsored by:

Book Riot's TBR

Park Row Books and Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners by Gretchen Anthony

Care/of

Bombas


Books recommended in this episode:

Yes We Still Can by Dan Pfeiffer

How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson

Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat

Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik

A Nation Forged by Crisis by Jay Sexton

Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

A Separation by Katie Kitamura

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

James S.A. Corey’s Expanse series

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle

Good and Mad and Eloquent Rage by Rebecca Traister

American Overdose by Chris McGreal

Not That Bad edited by Roxane Gay

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates

Dog Songs by Mary Oliver

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

Flush by Virginia Woolf

Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown

Hammerhead by Nina Maclaughlin

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibrahim X. Kendi

Lumberjanes

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Cat Valente

Atlas Obscura's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid

Nov 26 2018

1hr

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Rank #19: E308: #307: Justice for Bob

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Apr 15 2019

1hr

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Rank #20: BONUS: THE WATER DANCER by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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


This episode is sponsored by:

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Where to Begin by Cleo Wade

Relevant Link:

The Beautiful Power of Ta-Nehisi Coates

Oct 30 2019

1hr 8mins

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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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BONUS: Baz Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET

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


This episode is sponsored by:

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Where to Begin by Cleo Wade

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Nov 07 2019

1hr 21mins

Play

BONUS: THE WATER DANCER by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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


This episode is sponsored by:

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Where to Begin by Cleo Wade

Relevant Link:

The Beautiful Power of Ta-Nehisi Coates

Oct 30 2019

1hr 8mins

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BONUS: Half-Baked Ideas

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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.


This episode is sponsored by:

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Where to Begin by Cleo Wade

Oct 24 2019

47mins

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BONUS: The Double Nobel

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

This episode is sponsored by:

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

Where to Begin by Cleo Wade

The Dolly Factory by Elizabeth Macneal


Links discussed in this episode:

Two Nobel Prizes Awarded in Literature

Ron Charles on the Double Nobel

Oct 17 2019

43mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

654 Ratings
Average Ratings
502
62
30
27
33

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.