OwlTail

Cover image of Book Riot - The Podcast

Book Riot - The Podcast

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

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Popular episodes

All episodes

The best episodes ranked using user listens.

Podcast cover

#114: Happier Sausage-Making

This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about the book world getting ready for the new Harper Lee, summer reading stats, 2015 book sales are strong, bad publicity ideas, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Harry's, TryAudiobooks.com, and Scribd.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 1min

13 Jul 2015

Rank #1

Podcast cover

E321: Troubling the Dan Brown Meridian

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the best-selling books of the year, follow up about THE STARLESS SEA, go over the ethics of ARCs, and much more.This episode is sponsored by:Libro.fmThe Great Courses PlusBook Riot InsidersLinks discussed in this episode:PW breaks down the bestsellers of the year so farOngoing: Iowa man accused of burning LGBTQ books loses motion to dismissFollow-up: if an HP tv show is going to happen it will be hereAmazon is making a LoTR MMO Annotated #21: ViralSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

58mins

15 Jul 2019

Rank #2

Similar Podcasts

Podcast cover

BONUS: WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

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 KruegerLink discussed in this episode:The Dark History Behind the Year’s Bestselling Debut NovelSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 11mins

2 Oct 2019

Rank #3

Podcast cover

#3: The Gandalf of Poetry

Jeff and Rebecca talk about finishing Dan Brown's Inferno, along with discussions Stephen King's new print-only novel, Amazon's foray into fan-fiction, turning unproduced movies into books, a hypothetical app to see what the people around you are reading, and the vagaries of airplane reading. This week's episode is sponsored by Nolet's Silver Dry Gin and Start Here, Volume 2.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

48mins

24 May 2013

Rank #4

Most Popular Podcasts

Podcast cover

E324: The Da Vinci Code

Jeff and Rebecca discuss the book, the movie, the phenomenon: The Da Vinci Code.This episode is sponsored by:One Good Dead by David BaldacciTBRBook Riot InsidersSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 10mins

5 Aug 2019

Rank #5

Podcast cover

E341: 2019 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 1

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 AnderleBibliostyle by Nina FreudenbergerFeminist Book Club Box + PodcastThe Great Courses PlusShe SaidSo You Want to Talk About Race Unfollow by Megan Phelps-RoperThe Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David TreuerWe Are Okay by Nina LaCour Dear Madam PresidentWolfpack by Abby WambachPower of MeaningBored & BrilliantThe Adventurer’s SonSleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel The Master Plan by Chris WilsonLeonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf Frederick Douglass, Prophet of Freedom by David BlightHourglass by Dani Shapiro How to Be Married Mating in CaptivityMarriageology by Belinda LuscombeThe Neuroscientist Who Lost Her MindHammerhead by Nina MaclaughlinButtermilk Graffiti by Edward LeeBest American Food Writing 2019 Taste of Country CookingNotes of a Young Black Chef by Kuame Onuawachi Burn the Place by Iliana RaganStoried Life of AJ Fikry 84 Charing Cross RoadShadow of the Wind Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin SloanJasmine Guillory Alyssa Cole Helen HoangPachinko by Min Jin Lee The Most Fun We Ever Had The Great Believers by Rebecca MakkaiBeyond the Bedroom Wall by Larry WoiwodeDept of Speculation by Jenny OffillThe Mothers by Brit BennettPerfect Little WorldCeleste NgDaisy Jones & The SixGo Like Hell by AJ BaimieHow to Build a Car by Adrian NeweyWhat It Is Like to Go To War by Karl MarlantesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 4mins

1 Dec 2019

Rank #6

Podcast cover

#9: Bad Job, Old Dudes

Jeff and Rebecca talk about which countries read the most, Jonathan Franzen's letter to The New York Times, lit snobs, film adaptations of The Grapes of Wrath and The Giver, E.B. White's candy getaway, and new books worth looking into. This episode is sponsored by Fire Knife Dancing by John Enright and Audible.com.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 9mins

6 Jul 2013

Rank #7

Podcast cover

E342: 2019 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 2

Jeff and Rebecca wrap up their annual Holiday Recommendation show. This episode is sponsored by:The Great Courses PlusThe Deep by Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson and Jonathan SnipesChildren of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi AdeyemiBook Riot's Read Harder 2020 ChallengeBooks and authors recommended in this episode:Marge Piercy Mary Oliver Elizabeth Bishop Top Gun by Dan PedersenThe Warmth of Other Suns by Isbell WilkersonBuilding Stories, Salt Fat Acid Heat, Saga Compendium 1MonstressTell Me More by Kelly CorriganAll You Can Ever Know2am at the Cats Pajamas, The Little Bookstore at Big Stone GapDifferent SeasonsLast Woman StandingMy Sister the Serial KillerThe Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz,A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry ThomasDan Brown!?!Nature Fix,Braiding SweetgrassOn TrailsPreparing the GhostOne Giant Leap by Charles FishmanThe Beak of the Finch by Jonathan WeinerI Contain Multitudes by Ed YongVegan for EverybodyOh She GlowsAfro-VeganAngelmaker by Nick HarkawayNINTH HOUSE by Leigh BardugoCITY OF BRASS by SA ChakrabotyFolk of the Air series by Holly BlackCity of GirlsRich & PrettyHOW TO BAKE EVERYTHING by Mark Bittman Sister PieSmall VictoriesDining InHOW TO and WHAT IF by Randall Munroe The $64 Tomato by Bill AlexanderA Year in Provence by Peter MayleShop Class as SoulcraftHeritage by Sean Brock,Best Cook in the World,Buttermilk Graffiti From Scratch by Tembi Locke See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 13mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #8

Podcast cover

2019 Fall Book Preview

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 KruegerMrs. Everything by Jennifer WeinerTidelands by Philippa GregorySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 7mins

5 Sep 2019

Rank #9

Podcast cover

#139: The Internet Illuminati

This week, Rebecca and Amanda discuss an author catfishing bloggers to get reviews, Emma Watson's feminist book club, and more. This episode is sponsored by This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp and Harry's.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

59mins

11 Jan 2016

Rank #10

Podcast cover

#7: You're in the Danger Zone

Jeff and Rebecca talk about a fashion shoot depicting the suicides of some famous women writers, most hated books, new German DRM, new books, and George Orwell the prankster. This week's episode is sponsored by The Diabolist by Layton Green and Audible.com.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr

22 Jun 2013

Rank #11

Podcast cover

#100: Tattoos and Toni Morrison

This week, Jeff, Rebecca, and Amanda celebrate 100 episodes by taking listener questions. This episode is sponsored by Audible, Scribd, The Wicked Deceptions by Joanna Shupe, and The West Wing Changed Me.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 35mins

6 Apr 2015

Rank #12

Podcast cover

#140: Stay Woke, Holly Madison

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about slew of new literary adaptations, the first pick of Emma Watson's book club, the shuttering of Shelfari, borrowing habits at the United Nations, and much more.This episode is sponsored by Jakob's Colors by Lindsay Hawdon and Audible.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 2mins

18 Jan 2016

Rank #13

Podcast cover

#16: Climax 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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 3mins

24 Aug 2013

Rank #14

Podcast cover

E316: #316: NCIS: Vatican

Barnes & Noble gets sold! The Obamas join the podcasting revolution! Robert Langdon is coming to TV!This episode is sponsored by:All the Books!Patsy by Nicole Dennis-BennBook of the Month ClubThis Time Will Be Different by Misa SugiuraLinks discussed in this episode:Barnes & Noble selling to private equity firm Obamas strike exclusive podcast deal with Spotify NBC gives commitment for Robert Langdon Lost Symbol seriesHero of the Week: Founder of nonprofit who engages prisoners w/ books, poetry, and writingAnnotated Episode #25: Books Behind BarsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

58mins

10 Jun 2019

Rank #15

Podcast cover

#30: The Nerdiest of Elves (Our Holiday Book-Giving Guide)

This week, Jeff and Rebecca take a break from the news to talk about what books to give as gifts this holiday season. They answer listener recommendation requests, give general recommendations, and even give recommendations for each other. This episode is sponsored by Random House's 2013 Holiday Guide.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 40mins

27 Nov 2013

Rank #16

Podcast cover

#99: Sweating to the Classics

In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca talk READY PLAYER ONE move news, authors opening side businesses, more on libraries as community centers, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, TryAudiobooks, and The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkowski.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 2mins

30 Mar 2015

Rank #17

Podcast cover

#102: Informercial in the Sky

This week, Rebecca and Amanda discuss the 10 most-challenged books of 2014, an airline's plan to host in-flight literary readings, imaginary boxing matches between authors, and more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Random House Audiobooks, and The Revelation of Louisa May by Michaela MacColl.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 13mins

19 Apr 2015

Rank #18

Podcast cover

#29: Back on the Meat

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the National Book Awards, Italian literary TV competitions, ebook sales statistics, DRM-free audiobooks, new books, non-fiction backsliding, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Swoon Reads and TryAudiobooks.com.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 6mins

24 Nov 2013

Rank #19

Podcast cover

#143: Hop in the Delorean

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about best selling genre books of 2015, rumors of a huge rollout of Amazon bookstores, follow up on romance reviewing, new wizarding schools, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Exposure by Chauntelle Tibbals and Casper.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

56mins

8 Feb 2016

Rank #20