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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

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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.

Working my way through back episodes.

By Chacha3010 - Jul 17 2019
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Love this podcast! I binge it.

iTunes Ratings

613 Ratings
Average Ratings
475
57
28
24
29

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.

Working my way through back episodes.

By Chacha3010 - Jul 17 2019
Read more
Love this podcast! I binge it.
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Book Riot - The Podcast

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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: #156: Elon Musk Take the Wheel

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Google AI reading romance novels, algorithms picking books, Ian McKellan's Shakespeare apps, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Audible, Book of the Month, and The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth J. Church.
May 09 2016
55 mins
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Rank #2: 328: The Uncanny Valley of Human Communication

Sep 02 2019
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #3: #140: Stay Woke, Holly Madison

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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.
Jan 18 2016
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #4: #3: The Gandalf of Poetry

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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.
May 24 2013
48 mins
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Rank #5: #139: The Internet Illuminati

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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.
Jan 11 2016
59 mins
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Rank #6: #164: Notoriously Grumpy

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This week, Rebecca and Amanda discuss the town that fired its library cat, what happens when a work of journalism is marketed as memoir, restaurants inside Barnes & Noble stores, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible (go to audiblepodcast.com/bookriot to start your free 30-day trial), Dream Jumper by Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom, and Bookwitty.
Jul 05 2016
54 mins
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Rank #7: #9: Bad Job, Old Dudes

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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.
Jul 06 2013
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #8: #166: Crossing The Streams

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about beauty products in Barnes & Noble, the best debut novels of 2016, James Patterson hanging some serious paper, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by: EveryLibrary.org Audible The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund What the Dead Want by Norah Olson
Jul 18 2016
45 mins
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Rank #9: 295: #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
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #10: #7: You're in the Danger Zone

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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.
Jun 22 2013
1 hour
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Rank #11: #162: The Social Norms of Quietude

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This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about autism-friendly libraries, local book delivery, waving late fees for kids, soft censorship, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: The Girls by Emma Cline Audible
Jun 20 2016
58 mins
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Rank #12: #161: Guttural Side-Eye

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This week, Jeff and Amanda talk about a Rotten Tomatoes for books, the opening of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, Independent Bookstore Day, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by Read Me Like a Book by Liz Kessler Book of the Month TryAudiobooks.com
Jun 13 2016
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #13: #16: Climax at the Climax

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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.
Aug 24 2013
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #14: #154: The Bermuda Triangle, In a Good Way

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about this year's Pulitzer Prize winners, Pew's 2015 survey of American reading habits, the most anticipated books of the rest of the year, and much more.
This week's episode is sponsored by The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma and Before the Fall by Noah Hawley.
Apr 25 2016
55 mins
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Rank #15: #30: The Nerdiest of Elves (Our Holiday Book-Giving Guide)

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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.
Nov 27 2013
1 hour 40 mins
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Rank #16: #143: Hop in the Delorean

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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.
Feb 08 2016
56 mins
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Rank #17: #165: Speaking of Dander...

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about online pricing, Gay Talese's untrue non-fiction, the first romance-only bookstore in the U.S., and book vending machines in "book deserts." This episode is sponsored by: I'm Your Biggest Fan by Katie Coyne  and Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Jul 11 2016
47 mins
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Rank #18: #148: I Just Assume Japan Beats Us

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This week, Amanda and Jeff talk about JK Rowling's new wizarding story, Lionel Shriver's comments, the most literate countries in the world, and much more. 
This episode is sponsored by Audible, Harry's, and Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina.
Mar 14 2016
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #19: #29: Back on the Meat

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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.
Nov 24 2013
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #20: 294: #294: Rebecca is Not People

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Jan 07 2019
45 mins
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