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.

Time For Bed

Jeff and Rebecca talk about a bunch of recent reading, Drew Barrymore getting booted from the National Book Awards, and I guess that pretty much covers it.

Nexuses of Attention

Jenn Northington joins Jeff to talk about book blurbs, book sales, and the fundamental tension of Goodreads.

Do You Think the Books are Fine?

Jeff and Rebecca talk early 2023 prize lists, Jeff's trip to the UK, recent reading, and more.

Guest Post: Modern Indie Bookselling with Josh Cook

Jeff and Rebecca are out this week, wrapping up the last bits of summer vacation, so we are dropping Jeff's recent interview on First Edition with Josh Cook into the feed.

It’s All Connected

Kelly Jensen joins Rebecca to discuss a bummer-fest of book banning news, some truly absurd behavior in Texas, and Jay-Z's partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library.

The Internet’s Disappointed Mom

Rebecca and Vanessa talk about a trio of AI-related publishing shenanigans, the private equity firm that bought Simon & Schuster, and a cringey moment for the hockey romance community.

Pass the Grudge Around

Jeff and Rebecca end up spending most of this episode talking about a new publishing company that is cutting influencers in on the action.

Ninth in the Line of Cultural Currency

Jeff and Rebecca spend a long time talking about how the sheer quantity of books published is the central issue in book publishing. Plus, they hit a couple of quick news items and talk about recent reading.

The Ladder of Pockets

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the best-selling books of 2023, Obama's summer reading list, The Covenant of Water, and much more.

Beneficent Ben

Jeff and Rebecca talk recent book banning developments, why book awards need to change their calendars, recent reading, and more.