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

Episode Date
#265: Rarefied Air
00:51:23

This week, Jeff and Rebecca discuss Anthony Bourdain's legacy (literary and otherwise), the book Bill Gates is gifting to college graduates, the latest weird book thing you can do with your smart speaker, and much more.

This episode is sponsored by:

Mack Weldon

Harry's Trees by Jon Cohen

The Great Courses Plus


Links discussed:

Book Riot's $500 giveaway to the bookstore of your choice

Bill Gates giving free book to every 2018 US college graduate

Lionel Shriver dropped by Mslexia Magazine writing competition after remarks about diversity

Bill Clinton - James Patterson collaboration sells 250K copies in first week

Stephen King Library debuts on smart speakers


Jun 18, 2018
#264: A Guillotine Moment
00:56:11
Jun 12, 2018
#263: Lotta Feet, Lotta Shoes
00:47:04

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about a major embezzling scandal, The Golden Man Booker, listener follow-up, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

StoryWorth

In The Distance With You by Carla Guelfelnbein


Links discussed in this show:

Man Booker Prize reveals “Golden” shortlist for titles that have “best stood the test of time”....and most of them are pretty recent?


Accountant embezzles $3.4million from literary agency, including Chuck Palahniuk

Jun 04, 2018
#262: Read the Room, BEA
00:51:19
May 28, 2018
#261: Therapy for Immortals
00:50:46

This week, Jeff and Rebecca stay on the #metoo in publishing trail, discuss the rumors about the direction of Amazon's LORD OF THE RINGS series, mark the passing of Tom Wolfe, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Penguin Random House Audio for Book Clubs


Links discussed in this podcast:

Follow-up: Junot Diaz quits as Pulitzer chair

Follow-up on firing of AWP exec director

RIP Tom Wolfe

Waterstone's Accused of Pledge Not to Take on Independents

Amazon’s new LOTR series to focus on young Aragorn

May 21, 2018
#260: 12 Angry Meta-Men
00:46:44

In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about Junot Diaz and the TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD trial, go over 2017 publishing sales statistics, and blessedly find a hero of the week.


This episode is sponsored by:

The 49th Mystic by Ted Dekker

The Black Witch by Laurie Forest

Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein

May 14, 2018
Catch Up With Recommended Season 1!
00:01:19

Recommended is back! Season 2 will start on May 16, so there’s no time like the present to catch up with Season 1. Get more details and subscribe at bookriot.com/recommended or on the podcatcher of your choice.

May 09, 2018
#259: The Third Way
00:56:14

This week, Jeff and Rebecca wrestle with #metoo accusations against Junot Diaz, process the news that there will be no 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, acknowledge that Amazon doing a kids books subscription service is probably smart, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

The Nocturnal Meetings of Misplaced by R.J Garcia

StoryWorth

The Black Witch by Laurie Forest


Links discussed in this episode:

Annotated Episode #10: The Original Gone Girl

Follow-up: Nobel Prize in lit canceled b/c of #metoo

Publishers adding morality clauses to contracts in wake of #metoo

Junot Diaz accused of #metoo misconduct

Amazon’s new kids book subscription

May 07, 2018
#258: Something You Can Hold in Your Hands
00:55:19

This week, Jeff and Sharifah talk about big Comey sales numbers, Circe tops the NYT list, The Great American Read, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya

Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk

Girls Burn Brighter by Siobha Rao


Links discussed in this episode:

Comey book sells more than 600K copies in first week

Follow-up: How #metoo has affected sales for Alexie, Dashner, others in publishing

PBS releases Top 100 for Great American Read

Apr 30, 2018
#257: The Thin Edge of the Camel
00:39:23
Apr 23, 2018
B for Billion
00:44:35

This week, Jeff and Rebecca get Rebecca up to speed on Nobel nuttiness and Circe mysteries, try to digest huge adaptation news, puzzle out another Amazon dust-up, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio

Circe by Madeline Miller

Book Riot's Mystery Giveaway


Links discussed in this episode:

King of Sweden steps in to break Nobel deadlock

Amazon temporarily de-lists new Cassandra Clare book over confusion about self-publishing venture

Amazon to produce $1 Billion Adaptation of The Three-Body Problem


Apr 16, 2018
Sticking it to the Man
00:57:55

This week, Jeff and Jenn talk about a strange snag in Circe pricing and #metoo related turmoil at the Nobel.


This episode is sponsored by:

Book Riot Insiders


Links discussed in this episode:

Will & Grace showrunner donates a whole bunch of Marlon Bundo books

#metoo comes to the Nobel Prize


Apr 10, 2018
#254: Killing Goliath with the Tipping Point
00:51:15

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk season 2 of Annotated, the difficulty of doing personalized book recommendations at scale, the on-going concern about Amazon buy buttons, The New York Times coverage of #metoo in publishing, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

The Vestigial Heart by Carme Torras

Instaread


Links discussed in this episode:

Annotated Season 2!

NYT covers publishing’s response to sexual harassment

Follow-up: Publishers urged to monitor Amazon buy buttons

New Barnes & Noble app intended to make finding your next read less overwhelming

Apr 02, 2018
#253: Gay Bunnies and Ingenuity
00:56:14

This week, Rebecca and Jenn discuss the rescinding of awards, diversity in romance, books about Marlon Bundo, and more.

This episode is sponsored by:

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Disarmed by Izzy Ezagui

Educated by Tara Westover

 

Links discussed in this episode:

Follow-up: American Indian Literature Association rescinds Alexie’s 2008 Book of the Year Award

Follow-up: The Paris Review seeks woman editor

AWP dismisses executive director of more than 20 years

Romance so white?

John Oliver’s Mike Pence-trolling Bunny Book Steals #1 Spot from Comey

Don Quixote helps uncensor a book

Mar 26, 2018
A New Meridian
00:48:14
Mar 19, 2018
Cathartic Muppet Arms
00:58:48

This week, Jeff and Rebecca digest some new Barnes & Noble projects, get welcome good news in the form of a new Marilynne Robinson novel, and continue to be frustrated by New York Times bestseller lists.

 

This episode is sponsored by:

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Everything is Horrible and Wonderful by Stephanie Wittels Wachs

 

Links discussed in this episode:

Follow-up: Sherman Alexie’s accusers go on record

MARILYNNE ROBINSONNNNNNNNNNNN

And plans to open new prototype stores

Barnes & Noble announces new in-store book clubs

And adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere, yay Celeste Ng!

NYT to introduce audiobooks bestsellers list

Mar 12, 2018
You Made It Worse
00:59:42
Mar 05, 2018
A Funereal Mood
01:07:46
Feb 26, 2018
#248: No Heroes
00:52:09
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about some tangible repercussions of #metoo in children's publishing, consider a new rationale for taking To Kill a Mockingbird out of school curricula, and get very nervous about the fate of Barnes & Noble.   This episode is sponsored by: Mister Tender's Girl by Carter Wilson Win $500 in Penguin Clothbound Classics The When in Romance Podcast   Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: James Dashner dropped by agent Ditto for Jay Asher NYC teacher banned from teaching Harlem Renaissance Minnesota school district pulls TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and Huck Finn because “hurtful” Barnes & Noble cuts staff after dismal holiday sales A Barnes & Noble employee's inside look  
Feb 19, 2018
#247: We Don't Know Where We Are
00:46:52
  In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca discuss #metoo coming to the world of children's publishing, Scribd tries "unlimited" reading, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: OwlCrate American Panda by Gloria Chao   Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: Jamie Canaves crunches numbers on violence against women in thrillers Scribd brings back unlimited access subscription Sexual harassment in children’s book industry Names get named in comments section of School Library Journal post
Feb 13, 2018
#246: Mundus Inversus
01:01:47
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Kobo and Wal-Mart teaming up, bad adaptations, the National Book Award adding a translation prize, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert Here We Lie by Paula Treick DeBoard Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein by Jennifer Roy with Ali Fadhil   Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: EarthSea books WERE adapted, and Ursula K Le Guin hated it Walmart to begin selling Kobo ereaders & ebooks National Book Award for works in translation New prize launched for thrillers that don’t involve violence against women Boston Public Library launches crowdsourced project to transcribe anti-slavery documents Kwame Alexander to start imprint Versify
Feb 05, 2018
#245: Book Talk and Random Grievances
00:51:22
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca pay tribute to Ursula K Le Guin, say goodbye and hello to Sue Grafton, recount a major book heist, consider Amazon's first cashierless store, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp Libby It Should Have Been You by Lynn Slaughter   Links discussed in this episode: RIP Ursula K Le Guin Everything I Never Told You optioned for film Harry Potter collectors’ “holy grail” stolen by burglars Amazon opens first cashier-less store Heroes of the week: book club for minority boys becomes school’s most popular group
Jan 29, 2018
#244: A Sheep, Not a Sheepdog
00:46:15
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk Fire and Fury's continued run, more details about PBS' Great American Read, Ferrante going to The Guardian, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by Walking the Bones by Randall Silvis Happiness is a Choice You Make by John Leland The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson   Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: Holt ships 700k copies of Fire and Fury Intel on how Michael Wolff got White House access And the TV rights have been picked up Follow-up: Voldemort fan film is live Follow-up: Margaret Atwood and George R R Martin booked for PBS’s “Great American Read” competition Elena Ferrante to become weekend columnist at the Guardian Conservative group protests Scholastic for selling books about transgender kids Deep dive: what gets a book banned from prisons
Jan 22, 2018
#243: Meat-Related Analogies
00:49:56
This week, Jeff welcomes Rebecca back from vacation, and then they talk about the Garth Brooks anthology, Barack Obama's favorite books of 2017, PBS and the NYT teaming up for an online book club, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot Insiders The Best of 2017 Box   Links discussed in this episode: Obama’s favorite books of 2017 Fire and Fury sells 28k copies in two days PBS and NYT launch monthly book club Oozes charm: Johannesburg woman celebrates 60th birthday by getting locked into bookstore overnight  
Jan 16, 2018
#242: Let's Eat the Nothingburger
01:02:18
This week, Jeff and Jenn talk about Fire & Fury hype, new books from Lindy West, a bookselling giant's passing, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: OwlCrate Book Riot Insiders   Links discussed in this episode: Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury blows up Jacqueline Woodson named National Ambassador for Young People Lindy West publishing two new books Fred Bass of The Strand dies Spouses of Dying Memoirists Fall in Love App Replaces Twitter with Kindle  
Jan 08, 2018
#241: Bear, Not the Naked Kind
01:12:49
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca close out 2017 with some of our favorite non-book things of the year:   This episode is sponsored by: Reckless: The Petrified Flesh by Cornelia Funke Bark Box Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig   Stuff discussed in this episode: Halt and Catch Fire The Hot Sardines Apple AirPods Cravings by Chrissy Teigen Rainbow by Ke$ha The Punisher on Netflix Monument Valley 2
Dec 26, 2017
#240: A Hierarchy of Delight: Our 2017 Year in Review
01:07:22
This week, Jeff and Rebecca look back at the notable bookish stories of the year.   This episode is sponsored by: Reckless: The Petrified Flesh by Cornelia Funke Bookaxe Podkin One-Ear by Kiernan Larwood   Links discussed in this episode: JRR Tolkien’s son resigns as director of estate Indigo plans to enter US market New Barnes & Noble concept store w/ restaurant opens in Plano, TX Audible lets romance readers skip to the good parts Most deserved million-dollar book deal: Colin Kaepernick When the chickens come home to roost: UNH gets raked for spending librarian’s donation on stadium sign The story that just won’t die about the YA book that bought its way onto the NYT list Turkey of the Year, redux: NYT’s debut romance coverage New York times awkwardly covers romance for the first time Terry Pratchett’s unfinished works destroyed by steamroller, per his wishes Readers’ Rights story that didn’t actually become a thing: TSA canceling pilot of procedures requiring passengers to remove books from carry-on for screening Most surprising team-up: Bill Clinton working on novel w/ Jimmy P Lorin Stein resigning from Paris Review for sexual misconduct
Dec 18, 2017
#239: The Squirrel Detective
01:01:20
This week, Jeff and Rebecca finish up holiday recommendation requests and share some long-overdue listener feedback.   This episode is sponsored by: Casper Reckless: The Petrified Flesh by Cornelia Funke OwlCrate Jr.   Books recommended in this episode: I Contain Multitudes by Ed Young Incarceration Nations Who Thought This Would Be a Good Idea? by Alyssa Mastromonaco Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth Wangs vs the World by Jade Chang Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hours Bookstore by Robin Sloan Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler, Alibis by André Aciman Unbound by Steph Jagger Known and Strange Things by Teju Cole The Force by Don Winslow   IQ by Joe Ide What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky Children of the New World The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss  Sorceror to the Crown by Zen Cho Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series Roomies by Christina Lauren Beverly Jenkins The Wars of the Roses series by Conn Iggulen How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian
Dec 11, 2017
#238: 2017 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 2
01:08:43
  Jeff and Rebecca wrap up their 2017 Holiday recommendations.   This episode is sponsored by: TryAudiobooks.com Reckless: The Petrified Flesh by Cornelia Funke   Books recommended in this episode: Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway I Am Rosa Parks by Brad Meltzer A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas From the Hips by Rebecca Odes Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes Joy On Demand The Uterus is a Feature, not a Bug by Sarah Lacy The Startup Way by Eric Ries Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell Beloved by Toni Morrison  Hunger by Roxane gay Night Comes to the Cumberlands by Henry Caudil An Untamed State by Roxane Gay Ramp Hollow by Steven Stoll You Had Me at Woof Afterglow by Eileen Myles Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozah Dumas The First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsberg The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser Alive Life of Pi by Yann Martel The Martian by Andy Weir The Dog Stars by Peter Heller Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling Complications by Atul Gawande You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie An Adoption Story by Marianne Richmond The White Swan Express: a story about adoption by Jean Davies Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale by Karen Katz Burning Bright: Four Chanukah Love Stories The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng The Turner House by Angela Flourney Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson Some Assembly Required by Anne Lamott
Dec 04, 2017
#237: 2017 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 1
01:11:36
Jeff and Rebecca kick off this year's holiday recommendation extravaganza... This episode is sponsored by: Men & Dogs Penguin Random House Audio   Books recommended in this episode: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown What If by Randall Munroe Schott's Original Miscellany by Ben Schott Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat and Wendy McNaughton The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern History of the World in Six Cups by Tom Standige Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books The Fate of the West by Bill Emmott, No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-nehisi Coates Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey When Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Yoga Bodies by Laura Lipton and Jamie Beard Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan The Changeling by Victor Lavalle Dark Matter by Blake Crouch Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughn Bec McMaster Psy Changeling by Nalini Singh The Woman Next Door by Yewende Omatoso Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman Liane Moriarty Negroland by Margo Jefferson A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan Tusk That Did the Damage by Tania James Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah Out of Africa by Karen Blixen This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett In the Language of Miracles by Rajia Hassib Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri  Bright Lines by Tanwin Nadini Islam 2am at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helena Bertino One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley  
Nov 27, 2017
#236: One of the Other Toms
00:57:58
    This week, Jeff and Rebecca recap the National Book Awards, tackle a pair of grim publishing industry surveys, realize how little they know about Spanish-language publishing in the U.S., and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Libby PRH Audio The Illustrated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them   Links discussed in this episode:   National Book Award winners  Bilingual book about Selena is outselling everyone, including Harry Potter  PW’s 2017 salary survey shows publishing is still super white & the wage gap is huge  More than half of the respondents to a UK publishing industry survey report experiencing sexual harassment  California will be first state to require LGBTQ-inclusive history texts  JRR Tolkien’s son resigns as director of estate
Nov 20, 2017
#235: I Think I Hate This
00:52:33
  In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca mull Barnes & Noble's new concept stores opening, Pokemon go but for Harry Potter, a new entrant in the US bookstore market, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Renegades by Marissa Meyer The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl by Paige Mckenzie OwlCrate Links discussed in this episode: Amazon best books of the year  Indigo plans to enter US market  LORD OF THE RINGS series at amazon? Harry Potter AR game coming from makers of Pokemon Go  And all 8 HP movies coming to HBO in January  New Barnes & Noble concept store w/ restaurant opens in Plano, TX 
Nov 13, 2017
#234: Something Cotten in the State of Denmark
00:42:51
This week, Jeff and Rebecca nervously discuss a series adaptation of Invisible Man, survey the 2017 Goodreads Choice nominees, ponder Audible's new romance subscription, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by: Frankie by Shivaun Plozza Casper Our own $500 Bookstore giveaway   Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: Comey memoir has a title and May 2018 release date  Hulu developing an adaptation of Invisible Man  Zadie Smith awarded the 2017 Langston Hughes Medal  Next Dragon Tattoo book will be Lagercrantz’s last  Voting opens for Goodreads Choice Awards  Audible developing tech to let romance fans “skip to the good parts” 
Nov 06, 2017
#233: Punching Bag Mattress
00:58:34
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about Reading Rainbow beef, gripe about sales figures, mark the departure of a couple of gross dudes in books, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by: Ready Player One by Ernie Cline HelloFresh (use offer code bookriot30) Haven by Mary Lindsey Win 500 Bucks to spend at the bookstore of your choice!   Links discussed in this episode: Update: LeVar Burton no longer being sued over Reading Rainbow catchphrase  Colin Kaepernick gets $1million book deal  Talking numbers: new John Green helps lift sales 8% in early October. But really it's Dan Brown.  Gross Bill O’Reilly gets his ass dropped Gross Harvey Weinstein used book deals to buy silence Angela Flournoy developing an HBO show with Issa Rae  Hallmark is accepting submissions for romance & mystery novels 
Oct 30, 2017
#232: Slightly Ridiculous
01:21:28
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca sink their teeth into the new VIDA numbers, quickly mention the 2017 Man Booker Prize announcement, roll around in some book sales data, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater Libby The Lost Causes by Etting & Schwartz   Links discussed in this episode: Win 500 Bucks to spend at the bookstore of your choice! George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize 2016 VIDA count  NYC libraries to forgive all children’s fines Riz Ahmed as Hamlet for Netflix!?  Mississippi school district pulls TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD from curriculum because it offends peopleFlorida school district bans all books with “profanity, cursing, or inappropriate subject matter”    Kickstarter for a queer feminist bookstore in Mississippi  Library of Congress begins Librarians in Residence pilot program 
Oct 23, 2017
#231: Your Choice of Quadraped
00:54:24
  In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about a long profile of the UNH librarian who gave the school $4MM, welcome waterproof Kindles, celebrate literary Macarthur winners, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Quackery by Kang & Pederson The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater Forest of a Thousand Laterns by Julie C. Dao   Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up on the librarian who left $4 million to UNH and now it’s funding football  The results of the Ripped Bodice study on diversity in romance are...very bad Jesmyn Ward & Viet Thanh Nguyen win Macarthur Genius grants Hachette Book Group terminates Weinstein imprint  Amazon finally introduces a waterproof Kindle AmazonCrossing goes multilingual Another shifted-perspective 50 Shades book is coming in November  New York times awkwardly covers romance for the first time
Oct 16, 2017
#230: Fantastically Bonkers
00:56:58
  In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca revel in Dan Brown week, approve of this year's Nobel Laureate in Literature, run-down more awards lists, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence Book of the Month 27 Hours by Tristina Wright   Links discussed in this episode: Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize for Literature NBA finalists  Profile of Rupi Kaur, who has a new book out and is outselling Homer ten to one
Oct 09, 2017
#229: The Nature of Nature
00:52:36
  This week, Jeff and Jenn talk about this year's 5 under 35 honorees, dissect some upcoming adaptation news, ponder audiobooks, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by: The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser The Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel Casper   Links discussed in this episode: Work for Book Riot! Book of Mormon becomes most expensive book ever sold 5 Under 35 List Artemis movie already in the works A Brief History of Seven Killings being adapted tooTrailer for ANNIHILATION  Buy books for disaster relief
Oct 02, 2017
#228: Adaptation Gold Rush
00:55:47
    In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca talk about shortlists and finalists in fall awards season, audiobook growth, HRC selling some units, Google serving library results, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: The Wonderling by Mira Bartok Provenance by Ann Leckie Kobo Audiobooks Lit Chat   Links discussed in this episode: Kirkus Prize finalists  National Book Award longlists  Hillary Clinton’s book has sold more than 300K copies  Books win big at Emmy’s  Cool tech thing: Google search now checks your local library for ebooks  A look at growth in a downloadable audiobooks in an otherwise flat market 
Sep 25, 2017
#227: Pig Steroids
00:56:22
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca put the discussion of gaming the NYT bestseller list to bed, note Amazon's policing of reviews of What Happened, shrug their shoulder over the Man Booker shortlist, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: The Golden House by Salman Rushdie Lit Chat The Book of Separation by Tova Miris   Links discussed in this episode: Lani Sarem is still defending her gaming of the NYT bestseller list  Amazon defends deleting 1-star reviews of HRC’s book New documentary film about the NYPL 5 previously unpublished Kurt Vonnegut stories coming  Casey Affleck to star in STONER, which is just very wrong  Kirkus has added diversity/identification tagging to reviews 
Sep 18, 2017
#226: Everyone is Wrong
00:59:16
In this episode, Jeff and Amanda consider a conservative publisher giving the NYT bestseller list the brush off, worry over Barnes & Noble's continued slide, anticipate Roxane Gay's forthcoming advice column, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: The Nocturnal Journal by Lee Crutchley CopyCat by Alex Lake A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas   Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: Libba Bray on the all-girl remake of Lord of the Flies Roxane Gay gets NYT advice column Conservative publisher bouncing from caring about NYT bestseller list Barnes & Noble continues to fade even as publishing grows New Emily Mandel book coming Book doulasRosario Dawson to narrate ARTEMIS
Sep 11, 2017
#225: Everyone's Hermione
00:51:59
In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about a Pepe the Frog rip-off children's book, disagree about destroying Terry Pratchett's work, consider a world in which a $1 million advance isn't all that much, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Book of the Month The End of the World Running Club by Adrian Walker Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller Libby   Links discussed in this episode: Weird follow-up: creator of Pepe the Frog makes children’s book author donate profits to Muslim rights group  Terry Pratchett’s unfinished works destroyed by steamroller, per his wishes VE SCHWAB’s big book deal World’s 50 largest publishers CA library goes private Warner Brothers bringing all-female adaptation of Lord of the Flies  Details on the YA/PEN scandal
Sep 03, 2017
#224: Dan Brown Goat Yoga
00:40:09
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca spend most of the episode gawking at one of the strangest book-world stories they've yet covered.    This episode is sponsored by Book of the Month.    Links discussed in this episode: YA Author Briefly Scams Way Onto NYT Bestseller List Celebrity Instagrams Sell Books...Don't They?
Aug 29, 2017
#223: O'Neal's Razor Is Satisfied
00:54:04
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about follow up about Audible for dogs and coloring book sales, unpack the non-profit Voldemort movie, Michiku Kakutani's forthcoming book, swearing in books, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio The Hawkweed Legacy by Irina Bringnull The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin   Links discussed in this episode: Unofficial Harry Potter movie about Voldemort gets Warner Brothers approval Do a thing: $5 for every copy of new Ta-Nehisi Coates sold at Print going to African American Teaching Fellows  Michiko Kakutani has a book deal Assistant Principal fired for writing children’s book about Pepe the Frog  American books are getting more profane  The Ripped Bodice is creating a community for romance readers
Aug 21, 2017
#222: Regularly Scheduled Awkwardness
00:56:44
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca anticipate a shared favorite coming to Netflix, bag on fixing book prices, scratch their heads over Audible for dogs, and decide that suing Levar Burton is ill-advised.    This episode is sponsored by: Genius: The Con by Leopoldo Gout Book of the Month Caraval by Stephanie Garber   Links discussed in this episode: Annotated #4: The United States V. One Book Called Ulysses Our Souls at Night coming to Netflix Ava Duvernay adapting Octavia Butler's Dawn for television LeVar Burton sued for using his Reading Rainbow catchphrase on his podcast  Philip Pulman calls for return of fixed pricing  Audible for Dogs is a real thing  New Yorkers can stream 30K movies free with a library card  Generating Romance titles with AI 
Aug 14, 2017
#221: One Book Gravy Train
00:45:55
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca mull PBS' upcoming The Great American Read and ponder the world's highest earning authors.   This episode is sponsored by: Casper The Dying Game by Asa Avidic   Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: Comey has a $2m+ book deal  PBS’s Great American Read series World’s highest paid authors 
Aug 07, 2017
#220: Identity Squatting
01:08:44
  This week, Jeff and Amanda follow-up about ambiguous pen-names, go over the 2017 Man Booker longlist, mark Michiko Kakutani's retirement from the New York Times Book Review, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: BookPop Book of the Month The Secret Agent Training Manual   Links discussed in this episode: Is Trump hurting book sales? Michiko Kakutani stepping down from NYTBR  Man Booker Prize longlist announced Neil Degrasse Tyson and George RR Martin teaming up for video game Audiobook/scavenger hunt mash-up
Jul 31, 2017
#219: Don't @ Me
00:48:27
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about police distributing books to kids, relay the strange case of Dracula in Icelandic, round-up a bunch of adaptation news, and much more.   This week's episode is sponsored by: It All Comes Down to This by Karen English The Rise and Fall of DODO by Nicole Galland and Neal Stephenson   Links discussed in this episode: Why Didn't Independent Bookstores Go Extinct? Continued: translation of Dracula in Icelandic is...a totally different book Joe Biden will tour for his new book, kicks off with Oprah interview  Male writers taking ambiguous pen names to sell psychological thrillers Comey’s  writing a book Writer claims Chelsea Clinton stole his book idea  Bird Box movie with Sandra Bullock  
Jul 24, 2017
#218: Lexical Malfeasance
01:02:31
In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca talk about sales numbers for BEHOLD THE DREAMERS post-Oprah selection, a good year so far for print sales, the opening of the new largest bookstore in the world, and try to get you to listen to Annotated (if you haven't already).    This episode is sponsored by: Levar Burton Reads Unraveling by Sara Ella Book of the Month   Links discussed in this episode: Annotated Episode 2: How did Independent Bookstore Avoid Going Extinct? Pulitzer Prize gets new administratorWorld’s largest bookstore opens in Iran New Maurice Sendak book discovered  10.9% of the translation of The Vegetarian is wrong?! Wichita Police Department using book-delivery service for outreach North  American comics market hit $1.085 billion in 2016   
Jul 19, 2017
Quick Scheduling Note
00:04:34
This week's episode is a little delayed due to summer scheduling and will be out Tues/Wed, but a little something that can tide you over until then.    Annotated Annotated on Apple Podcasts Annotated on Overcast
Jul 17, 2017
#217: Boundless Theories
00:47:46
This week, Rebecca and guest co-host Jenn discuss new standards for ebook accessibility, the men's rights activists who took on a feminist bookstore, and more.    This episode sponsored by:  The Cameron Brothers by Angelin Sydney Penguin Random House Audio   Links discussed on the show:  Follow-up: TSA cancelling pilot of screening procedure requiring passengers to remove books from carry-ons New standards for ebook accessibility MRAs take on a feminist bookstore and lose EarlyWord creates diversity catalogs HarperCollins diversity catalog Ingram diversity catalog Macmillan diversity catalog Norton diversity catalog PRH diversity catalog Humble Bundle's brag-worthy stats Game of Thrones episodes could be feature-length JRR Tolkien estate & Warner Brothers settle over LoTR slot games    
Jul 10, 2017
#216: Cross the Memes
00:46:49
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the launch of Annotated, tastefully gloat about guessing Oprah's next book club selection, appreciate the bookishness of Sarah Jessica Parker, and much more.  We hope you’ll check out the first episode of Annotated: “Is It 1984 Yet?” It’s about the resurgence of interest in George Orwell’s 1984 and the story of how 1984 came to be in the first place. The next five episodes in the series will come out every other week, and you can subscribe to Annotated in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or in your podcast player of choice. Find out more about Annotated here   This episode is sponsored by: OwlCrate Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon Libby   Links discussed in this episode: New Oprah pick (we nailed it)  Audiences at 1984 on Broadway vomiting & fainting  Sarah Jessica Parker’s first acquisition for Hogarth imprint Millennials most likely generation to use public libraries Macmillan offers scholarships to professional development events for booksellers from marginalized backgrounds  TSA testing new screening that requires removing books from packed bags  LeVar Burton reads to us in his new podcast     
Jul 02, 2017
#215: Minimum Viable Pottermore
00:55:14
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about our new podcast series, Emma Watson's ascent to the Mount Rushmore of celebrity book nerds, Amazon buying Whole Foods, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O Swimming Home OwlCrate Ploughshares Solos   Links discussed in this episode: New Podcast Series: Annotated Emma Watson hiding books around Paris NEW JOHN GREEN Amazon Buys Whole Foods     Pottermore launches official book club
Jun 26, 2017
#214: Deploy Your Nuance
00:42:56
  This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about JULIUS CAESAR backlash, Amazon being the fifth largest bookstore chain in the U.S, Trump blocking Stephen King on Twitter, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O by Nicole Galland and Neal Stephenson ThirdLove Audiobooks.com   Links discussed in this episode: Big-time sponsors pull support of Julius Caesar production inspired by Trump  Trump Block Stephen King on Twitter 20,000 libraries participating in world’s largest book club Amazon will be fifth-largest bookstore chain Hero of the week: trainer promotes “books before boxing”  
Jun 19, 2017
#213: A Guy Who Still Uses LiveJournal
00:44:01
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca discuss new info about the the Game of Thrones Extended Universe, Oprah's Book Club rumblings, Well-Read Black Girl's conference, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: OwlCrate Audiobooks.com   Links discussed in this episode: Book Riot's New Science Fiction & Fantasy Podcast: SFF Yeah Book Riot New Mystery/Thriller Podcast: Read or Dead Follow-up on Game of Thrones prequels   Update: Author who shall not be name will self-publish New Oprah pick coming 6/26 Well-Read Black Girl literary festival  Harper Lee estate endorses graphic novel adaptation Hero of the week: 9-year-old girl sells lemonade to keep her library from closing
Jun 12, 2017
#212: A T-Shirt That Says, "Yea, Books"
00:55:41
  This week Jeff and Rebecca talk about listener feedback on Little Free Libraries and the Amazon Buy Button, the coming GAME OF THRONES adaptation multiverse, Audible experiments, and more.   This episode is sponsored by: Amazon Kindle Third Love OwlCrate   Links discussed in this episode: The Game of Thrones Spin-Off Industry   That JK Rowling/Stephen Fry Revenge Story Isn’t True New sponsorship model for Women’s Prize for Fiction  Audible launches $5 million fund to pay playwrights to write audio dramas
Jun 05, 2017
#211: Crying Forearms
00:48:09
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the surprising strength of Scribd's subscribership, Little Free Library backlash, Bill Gates' recommended summer reading, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: Amazon Kindle Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkaupf OwlCrate   Links discussed in this episode: Alias Grace going to Netflix  
May 29, 2017
#210: Rolodex of Rants
00:50:34
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca talking about Author Who Shall Not Be Named suing his former publisher. changes to Amazon's "buy" button, James Patterson and Bill Clinton teaming up to write a thriller, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Third Love Audiobooks.com Grand Central Instant Book Club   Links discussed in this episode: He Who Shall Not Be Named sues S & S for $10mil for canceled book deal  Bill Clinton working on novel w/ Jimmy P  Amazon Buy Button Changes  Andrew Luck starts book podcast  Matthew Weiner has written a novel, and we have a rant about pricing 
May 22, 2017
#209: Moms, Dads, and Grad Recommendation Show, Part 2
01:16:22
Rebecca and Jeff wrap up this year's moms, dads, and grads recommendation bonanza.    This episode is sponsored by: OwlCrate Audiobooks.com Protect America Grand Central Book Club   Books mentioned in this show: The Mothers The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Saints for All Occasions Orhan’s Inheritance George  A Boy Like Me  Redefining Realness  A Darker Shade of Magic Sorceror to the Crown Paper Girls The Magicians Shadowshaper Every Body Yoga   Wisdom of Yoga   Silence   Start Where You Are  Presence   Speak  A Brief History of Nearly Everything Ready Player One Barkskins The Luminaries The Noble Hustle Hammerhead The Year of Living Biblically Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast Our Souls at Night Another Brooklyn The Inseparables Maine The Turner House Doc The Ok Corral The Kid The Sisters Brothers Battleborn The Water Museum Peak Grit Known and Strange Things Big Magic  
May 15, 2017
#208: Moms, Dads, and Grad Recommendation Show, Part 1
01:02:08
Jeff and Rebecca answer listener recommendation requests for summer holidays and graduation.  This episode is sponsored by: Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki Post Grad by Caroline Kitchener Out of the Box by Jemma Westing   Books recommended in this show: The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang The Leavers by Lisa Ko The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford THE LIBRARY AT MOUNT CHAR by Scott Hawkins An Untamed State by Roxane Gay Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam’ I Crawl Through It by A.S. King The Martian by Andy Weir The Bone Street Rumba series by Daniel Jose Older IS EVERYONE HANGING OUT WITHOUT ME? By Mindy Kaling OUR MAN IN HAVANA by Graham Greene Who Thought This Was a Good Idea by Alyssa Mastromonaco Clancys of Queens by Tara Clancy Self-Inflicted Wounds by Aisha Tyler AND THEN THERE WERE NONE by Agatha Christie Endless Night by Agatha Christie The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie Penance by Kanae Minato Good as Gone by Amy Gentry H IS FOR HAWK by Helen Macdonald THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER by Lawrence Anthony The Tusk That Did the Damage by Tania James Finding Beauty in a Broken World CALL THE MIDWIFE by Jennifer Werth Cutting for Stone by Abraham Vergese Dancer by Colum McCann  I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong Neurotribes by Steve Silberman We Gon’ Be Alright by Jeff Chang  
May 08, 2017
#207: Patient Zahro
00:53:02
This week, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about personalized book recommendation services, Shelfie's tech being integrated at Kobo, approve of Rick Riordan's new imprint, rail against people ignoring the rising prize of ebooks, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by Startup by Doree Shafrir I Found You by Lisa Jewell   Links discussed in this episode:   Follow up in personalized reading recommendations, including The Book Spa and Sarah's Bookshelves  Sam Missingham launches Lounge Books  Rick Riordan launches imprint Kobo WILL integrate shelfie functinoality into its apps and ereaders Anika Noni Rose options SHADOWSHAPER
Apr 30, 2017
#206: Dump Adjacent
00:55:26
This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about UK reading habits, a new Fahrenheit 451 adaptation, audiobook recommendations, the Salander dynasty, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick Audible   Links discussed in this episode: Knopf announces 5th book in Millennium series  Emergency Room for the mindWeird news: Insane Clown Posse being sued for plagiarizing poem from Chicken Soup for the Soul  World Book Night Survey HBO making a Fahrenheit 451 movie 
Apr 24, 2017
#205: Existential Benadryl
00:54:23
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners, the most-challenged books of 2016, Book Riot Insiders, and more.    This episode is sponsored by: Third Love   Links discussed in this episode: 2017 Pulitzer winners ALA List of Most Challenged Books of 2016 The Verge's review of The Handmaid's Tale Book Riot Insiders
Apr 17, 2017
#204: Business Fingers
00:56:26
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Bidens' book deals, the most "literate" city in the U.S., the absurdity of copyright law, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Casper Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist The Baker Street Four by Olivier Legrand, J.B. Djian, and David Etien.   Links discussed in this week's show: Follow-up from listener (Kris) about UK publishing diversity Joe & Jill Biden get multi-book deal Imbolo Mbue wins PEN/Faulkner St. Martin’s Press acquires first “official” Black Lives Matter book Macmillan launches Reading Without Walls  Audible maps genre popularity by state Rakuten acquires Shelfie DC reclaims title as America’s most literate city    
Apr 10, 2017
#203: The Dudeliest
00:54:06
This week, Rebecca and Amanda discuss Norway's doomsday library, a disco party at the Library of Congress, and more.  This episode sponsored by:    Third Love Marlena by Julie Buntin Every Body Yoga by Jessamyn Stanley   Links discussed in this episode:  NYPL's 2017 Young Lions for Fiction Award New hardcover editions of 1984 and The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood writes new material for The Handmaid's Tale on Audible Hemingway was a soviet spy Norway has a doomsday library Microsoft's new digital bookstore Disco party at the Library of Congress Hachette UK's new diversity initiative Amazon lands limited series for The Underground Railroad
Apr 03, 2017
#202: It Feels a Little Small
01:05:38
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about The New York Times' evolving book coverage, Chelsea Clinton's upcoming children's book, Jane Austen's new alt-right fans, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Third Love Playster   Links discussed in this episode: Chelsea Clinton to write children’s book, She Persisted  Alabama 8-year-old writes bestseller about dealing with annoying little brother NYT Match Book Weird news: Black Eyed Peas announce original graphic novel More weird news: Jane Austen has fans on the alt-right Fun with Adverb stats Handmaid’s Tale-inspired robes showing up in political protest Robert Caro’s next books is audiobook only
Mar 27, 2017
#201: Psychological Steamer Trunks
01:01:17
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about oxford commas, labor laws, ebook sales, a raft of adaptation news, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Caraval by Stephanie Gerber What It Takes by Shannon Stacey   Links discussed in this episode: Hero of the week: 11-year-old St Louis boy starts book club for black boys to see themselves in books. Oxford Comma decides court case Kerry Washington to adapt The Mothers  Girl in the Spider’s Web will be a total reboot w/ new actors Nnedi Okorafor says publisher whitewashed her cover Ebook sales continue to fall in UK Hachette partners w/ Wattpad to produce audiobooks Libro.fm - audiobook service for indie bookstores
Mar 20, 2017
#200: You Asked Us Anything
01:09:30
  In this 200th episode, Jeff and Rebecca answer any and all listener questions.  _____________________ If you have a moment and are willing to fill out a listener survey, we would greatly appreciated it. Click here.  Also, check out our Nolite te bastardes carborundorum t-shirts.  _____________________   This episode is sponsored by: Third Love The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
Mar 13, 2017
#199: The Underbelly of American History
01:02:05
This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about the Obamas's record-setting book deals, a bill to ban the work of Howard Zinn, book recommendation algorithms, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: The Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar Volumes from Penguin Random House Audio Universal Harvester by John Darnielle   Links discussed in this episode: Better Living Through Books Obamas! Book! Deals!  Bill to ban Howard Zinn books from Arkansas public schools  Changes to NYT book coverage explained Daily Action Launches Book Club Lit Bar hits crowdfunding goal Harper Collins book rec bot on Facebook
Mar 07, 2017
#198: Nefarious Shell-Less Mollusks
00:48:57
Jeff and Rebecca talk YA ebook pricing, That Book getting cancelled, a (sigh) discovered Walt Whitman novella, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Third Love Madison Reed (offer code: BOOKRIOT)   Links discussed in this episode: Take a minute to fill out this listener survey? That Book gets cancelled Free 1984 Screenings Mall of America Writer-in-Residence Unknown Walt Whitman novel discovered
Feb 27, 2017
#197: Nothingburger Diagnosis
00:51:12
  In this week's episode, Jeff and Rebecca talk about their new podcast project, bookstore sales up in 2016, new book announcements from Neil Gaiman & Philip Pullman, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Madison Reed (use offer code BOOKRIOT for 10% off + free shipping) The Girl Who Lied by Sue Fortin   Links discussed in this episode: Better Living Through Books, Episode #1 Ongoing: why more public libraries are eliminating late fees  Update: Book That Shall Not Be Named is delayed until June.  Bookstores sales rose 2.5% in 2016  Free screenings of Hidden Figures in 14 cities for Black History Month New Neil GaimanPhilip Pullman releasing a companion trilogy to His Dark Materials  Goodreads finally has a re-reading feature  Powell’s launches BOOX, subscription for picture books 
Feb 20, 2017
#196: Not a Woman, a Bra
00:49:28
This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about Rushdie taking on U.S. politics, eulogize Shelfie, admire book fairies, and much more.    This week's episode is sponsored by: Third Love Tragic Kind of Wonderful    Links discussed in this episode:   Follow-up: Langston Hughes’s Harlem home now open for literary/community non-profit    New Salman Rushdie novel to take on Trump’s US   Goodbye, Shelfie   Related: failure of print and ebook bundling   Epic! app gives kids access to 20,000 ebooks   San Francisco book fairy leaves free copies of Atwood & Orwell
Feb 13, 2017
#195: Antibiotics for the Soul
00:57:47
This week, Amanda joins Jeff to talk about Dune getting a film reboot, using books in place of juvenile detention, celebrity book clubs, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by  Madison Reed Casper Wires & Nerve by Marissa Meyer   Links discussed in this episode: DUNNNNNNEEEEEE A museum of linguistics The Man Who Reinvented How Chinese Was Written Dies at age 111 One Book, One New York New book of Hillary Clinton essays New George RR Martin GAME OF THRONES short story Kim K bookclub This kid  
Feb 07, 2017
#194: That's How Counting Works
01:01:16
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk more about the fallout of The Book That Must Not Be Named, The New York Times screwing with its bestseller lists, The Lit Bar's crowdfunding campaign, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: Madison Reed The Girl in the Garden by Melanie Wallace Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson   Links discussed in this episode: Follow up: S & S says alt-right book won’t include hate speech And Roxane Gay pulls her S & S title NYT changing their bestseller lists again The Lit Bar indiegogo is live!  Handmaid’s Tale and Citizen among last week’s bestselling books
Jan 31, 2017
#193: It's All About the Casting
00:48:22
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the bookishness of Obama, the 2017 Tournament of Books, digital lending on the rise, a 50 Shades musical, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: Madison Reed It's All Absolutely Fine by Ruby Eliot
Jan 23, 2017
#192: Maw of Anticipation
01:04:21
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about whispers of The Winds of Winter, best-selling books of 2016, the 2017 Tournament of Books, and much more. Click here for full show notes. This episode is sponsored by: Madison Reed Third Love Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis Penguin Random House Audio
Jan 16, 2017
#191: A Little Sweary
00:50:08
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk an Amazon bookstore coming to NYC, bookstores getting a holiday bounce, the most checked out books at New York libraries, and much more.  The episode is sponsored by: Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah McKnight Purgatory Road by Samuel Parker The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson  
Jan 09, 2017
#190: Predictions and Wishes for 2017
00:51:42
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca look ahead to 2017 in books and reading.    This episode is sponsored by: Third Love The Girl in Green by Derek B. Miller Penguin Random House Audio
Jan 02, 2017
#189: 2016 Year in Review
01:06:14
Rebecca and Jeff look back at the year in books and reading.  Be sure to enter our $250 Barnes and Noble giveaway: go here to enter.    This episode is sponsored by Playster. 
Dec 26, 2016
#188: Psychic Flannel Pajamas
01:04:36
This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk best-selling audiobooks of 2016, the 2017 Read Harder challenge, Croatia's free ebook experiment, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Madison Reed Audible  Playster Storyworth
Dec 19, 2016
#187: The Best Books of 2016
01:05:32
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Book Riot's Best Books of 2016 picks, Amazon's best-selling books of 2016, the Goodreads Choice winners, turning Harper Lee into a tourist attraction, and our pick for strangest book-adjacent story of the year.    This episode is sponsored by: Casper  TryAudiobooks.com Madison Reed
Dec 12, 2016
#186: Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 2
01:17:55
Rebecca and Jeff do another episode of listener holiday recommendation requests.  For a list of the books recommended in this episode, go here.   This episode is sponsored by: Audible Searching for John Hughes by Jason Diamond The Novice by Taran Matharu
Dec 05, 2016
#185: 2016 Holiday Recommendation Show
01:05:03
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca answer listeners' holiday book recommendation requests.  For a list of the books recommended, go here.  This episode is sponsored by A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo Retro Photo by David Ellwand The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz  
Nov 28, 2016
#184: Feelings Narrative
00:49:03
This week, Jeff and Rebecca recap Book Riot Live, talk about the National Book Awards, do a quick recap of the best books of 2016, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by: Madison Reed Audible Bookwitty
Nov 21, 2016
#183: The Denim Version of Girding Your Loins
00:47:33
Jeff and Rebecca record live from the show floor at Book Riot Live.  This episode is sponsored by The Tourist by Robert Dickinson.
Nov 14, 2016
Book Riot Interviews: Zen Cho
00:19:58
Rebecca and Amanda talk to Zen Cho, author of Sorcerer to the Crown.    This episode is sponsored by Heartless by Marissa Meyer.
Nov 11, 2016
#182: Slightly Misguided Tirade
01:04:01
This week Jeff and Rebecca discuss the Goodreads choice awards, Amazon Prime bookstore pricing, books with "girl" in the title, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Audible @NatGeo Balls: It Takes Some to Get Some by Chris Edwards
Nov 07, 2016
BR Interviews: Sui Li
00:21:19
Jeff interviews Sui Li, a 2016 5 Under 35 nominee, about his longshot win, his unusual career, and being a doctor who writes.  Check out his novel, Transoceanic Lights. 
Nov 04, 2016
#181: Gory Droopeth
00:51:18
  This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about Paul Beatty winning the Man Booker Prize, President Obama's list of essential reading, James Patterson's diagnosis of the 2016 election, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by: Bombas TryAudiobooks.com/cooking @NatGeo Audible
Oct 31, 2016
#180: She Does Not Mess Around
00:56:25
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Claudia Rankine's plans for her Macarthur money, Bob Dyan's Nobel stand-off, publishing missing on digital media, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by: TryAudiobooks.com Playster And the Monkey Learned Nothing by Tom Lutz
Oct 24, 2016
Book Riot Interviews: Ashley Ford, host of AUTHORIZED
00:24:22
Jeff and Rebecca talk with Ashley Ford about her Audible Channel podcast, "Authorized," and her work with Matter Studios.  This episode is sponsored by Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson. 
Oct 20, 2016
#179: Obscure European Whatevers
00:55:34
  This week, Jeff and Amanda talk about Bob Dylan's Nobel, discounted haircuts for reading aloud, Arundhati Roy's new novel, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Bombas FabFitFun Audible
Oct 17, 2016
#178: The "How" Matters
01:00:04
This week, Jeff and Rebecca do a deep dive on the Ferrante unmasking, talk about the National Book Award finalists, find a couple of things to be excited about, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by: Bombas The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict Casper Penguin Random House Audio
Oct 10, 2016
BR Interviews: Making Children's Books, with Minh Le and Rita Meade
00:55:11
In this interview episode, Jeff talks with two children's books authors about how children's publishing works, from idea to finished copy: Minh Le and Rita Meade. Minh's book: Let Me Finish Rita's book: Edward Gets Messy This episode is sponsored by Still a Work in Progress by Jo Knowles
Oct 06, 2016
#177: Berking Stephen King
00:56:04
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the announcement of a new Dan Brown novel, the 5 under 35 nominees, librarians getting arrested, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Audible Bookwitty What the Dickens by Brian Kozlowski
Oct 03, 2016
#176: Startup Douchebag Jargon
01:00:15
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk 10 best U.S. cities for book lovers, publishing industry salaries, MacArthur genius winners, the expansion of Google Play Books and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo The Courtship of Eva Eldridge by Diane Simmons FabFitFun 
Sep 26, 2016
#175: Fast-Paced Human Closeness
01:04:01
This week, Jeff is joined by Jenn Northington to talk about an AirBnb bookstore, literary award-season in full swing, an algorithm that can predict best-sellers, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by: Audible FabFitFun The Ones by Daniel Sweren-Becker
Sep 19, 2016
BR Podcast Interviews: Icema Gibbs from JetBlue about Soar with Reading
00:18:03
In this special episode, Rebecca and Jeff talk to Icema Gibbs, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and JetBlue, about the Soar with Reading program that puts book vending machines in book "deserts." This episode is sponsored by Still a Work in Progress by Jo Knowles.
Sep 15, 2016
#174: I've Got a Rant in Me
00:50:50
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk American reading habits, the new Oprah book club pick, the hero of the week, and unexpected heated digression about ebook pricing, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by: Penguin Random House Audio and Entertainment Digital Membership
Sep 12, 2016
#173: Birds and Nerd Stuff
00:59:35
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about suing authors to get advances back, books "timed" to your commute, sales down at PRH, and much more.   This week's episode is sponsored by: Audible The Call by Peadar O'Guilin FabFitFun
Sep 05, 2016
#172: Progressively More Progressive
00:53:20
This week, Rebecca and Amanda discuss victories for women and people of color at the Hugo Awards, Harry Potter's effect on Americans' attitudes toward Donald Trump, what to do with Truman Capote's ashes, and more.  This episode is sponsored by Casper Mattresses, Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer, and Audible.
Aug 29, 2016
#171: J.K. Ledecky
00:59:47
This week, Jeff and Rebecca discuss the best cities in the world for book lovers, WattPad's new business model for writers, and more.  This episode is sponsored by Audible and The Unseen World by Liz Moore.
Aug 22, 2016
Book Riot Podcast Interviews: CURSED CHILD discussion with Jackson Bird
00:46:01
  Jackson Bird from The Harry Potter Alliance joins Jeff for an in-depth, spoiler-filled discussion of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD and the current state of the Harry Potter Universe.    This episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com.
Aug 19, 2016
#170: A/B Universe
00:50:31
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about our visit to Powell's, rumors of another Oprah pick, librarian Olympics, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: TryAudiobooks.com The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson How to Ruin Everything by George Watsky
Aug 17, 2016
#169: Respectacles
00:51:32
This week, it's all about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Underground Railroad. This episode is sponsored by Audible, TryAudiobooks.com, and BookWitty.
Aug 08, 2016
#168: The Biggest Book of the Year
00:54:46
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the impending release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the Man Booker longlist, and more.   This episode is sponsored by: EveryLibrary Maud's Line by Margaret Verble
Aug 01, 2016
#167: Competitive Spreadsheeting
00:59:51
  This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the last Divergent movie going straight to TV, one-hour book delivery, audiobook listening by state, how romance gets sold, and much more. This episode is sponsored by  TryAudiobooks.com The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund Everylibrary.org
Jul 25, 2016
#166: Crossing The Streams
00:45:07
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
#165: Speaking of Dander...
00:47:01
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
The Book Riot Podcast Interviews: 2016 Halftime Show with Lisa Lucas and Kevin Nguyen
00:39:22
Rebecca talks with Lisa Lucas (executive director of the National Book Foundation) and Kevin Nguyen (deputy editor of GQ.com) about the best books of the year so far. This episode is sponsored by Bookwitty. Visit bookwitty.com to set up your free account.
Jul 08, 2016
#164: Notoriously Grumpy
00:54:05
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
#163: A Soft Spot for Barnes & Noble
00:47:08
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk the best-selling books of the first half of 2016, the health of Barnes & Noble, celebrity literary philanthropy, and much more.  This week's episode is sponsored by: Casper (use offer code RIOT for $50 off) and The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
Jun 27, 2016
Book Riot Podcast Interviews: N.K. Jemisin on Patreon
00:25:03
Jeff talks with N.K. Jemisin about her experience (so far) with Patreon. Relevant links: N.K. Jemisin's Patreon N.K. Jemisin's post-launch blog post on her Patreon
Jun 22, 2016
#162: The Social Norms of Quietude
00:58:36
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
#161: Guttural Side-Eye
01:01:58
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
#160: Corporeal Flesh Bag
00:58:37
This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about Amazon's list of the 20 Most Well-Read Cities in the U.S., art takes another book from us, Wattpad goes Hollywood, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Audible Pinhole Press Smoke by Dan Vyleta
Jun 06, 2016
#159: The Fridayiest of Thursdays
01:04:35
� This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Patreon and the publishing industry, Comixology's new subscription service, the difficulty of the ebook market, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Smoke by Dan Vyleta The Fiona Fitzgerald Series by Warren Adler
May 30, 2016
#158: The Train to Moneyville
00:51:47
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk the difficulty of reviewing audiobooks, Goodreads getting into the discounted ebook game, Lena Dunham publishing her teenage diary, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Audible: the world's leading provider of audiobooks. For a free trial, go to audiblepodcast.com/bookriot.  Gena/Finn by Kat Helgeson and Hannah Moskowitz. A novel about fan fiction, fan girls and fan fiction. For 25% off and free shipping, go to chroniclebooks.com and use offer code BOOKRIOT. 
May 23, 2016
#157: What Rabbit Hole Shall We Explore?
00:50:15
This week, Jeff and Amanda debrief from this year's Book Expo America.  This episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood The Killing Forest by Sara Blaedel
May 17, 2016
#156: Elon Musk Take the Wheel
00:55:24
  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
#155: Narnes & Bloble
00:57:00
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the resignation of Barnes& Noble's founder, the Andrew Luck Book Club, the reasonspeople buy books, and more.This episode is sponsored by Book of theMonth and The Killing Forest bySara Blaedel.
May 02, 2016
#154: The Bermuda Triangle, In a Good Way
00:55:00
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
#153: Intentional Whimsy
00:55:19
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about stunt literary prizes, the most challenged books of 2015, the Man Booker International Shortlist, the graying of digital readers, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by Audible and the Book Riot family of super useful email newsletters.
Apr 18, 2016
#152: The Nazi Witch Book Threshold
00:51:48
This week, Jeff and Amanda talk a recovered Shakespeare First Folio, staying in Elsinore for ten bucks, Lena Dunham's new imprint, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Casper Mattresses and The Nutmeg Tree by Margery Sharp (which you can for free by clicking this link right here).
Apr 11, 2016
#151: One Chart to Rule Them All
00:52:56
The week, Jeff and Rebecca talk this year's VIDA count, bookstore bookmobiles, James Patterson reups library giving, whispers of a new Marylinne Robinson novel, Nazi witch books, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by Audible, Penguin Random House Audio, and Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam. 
Apr 04, 2016
#150: Creativity Hucksterism
00:54:37
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about five-star restaurants in a Barnes & Noble, Penguin Random House profits, adult coloring books flyng off the shelves, representations of Native Americans in children's books, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by Audible and Harry's. 
Mar 28, 2016
#149: Assumptive Leap of Fear
00:54:37
This week, Amanda and Jeff talk about women who grew up reading Harry Potter, Ireland first book banning in 18 years, Ferrante for kids, and much more.  This week's episode is sponsored by Harry's, A Tyranny of Petticoats, and Warby Parker.
Mar 21, 2016
#148: I Just Assume Japan Beats Us
01:03:54
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
#147: Fire-Hand Shadow-Puppet Wolf
00:49:35
This week, Amanda and Jeff talk about book clubs helping people live longer, the best books of the spring, middle grade books getting crazy longer, an ebook program for low-income families.  This episode is sponsored by Harry's and Audible.com.
Mar 07, 2016
#146: Magic Internet Dust
00:54:44
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the most assigned female writers on college courses, a new imprint for Muslim stories, B&N considering opening Amazon-style stores, and much more.
Feb 29, 2016
#145: Pot Committed
00:58:04
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about not talking about "rediscovered" literary works, Kobo in trouble, War & Peace on bestseller lists, the remarkable self-publishing Hausa women of Nigeria, and much more. Sponsors: What's Up in YA: Our new twice monthly newsletter about the world of YA. Book Riot on Instagram
Feb 22, 2016
#144: Jed Bartlet's Patronus
00:59:51
This week, Jeff and Amanda talk To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child coming in book form, Elena Ferrante's miniseries, the most assigned books in college, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible and our own Steamy Reading Box.
Feb 15, 2016
#143: Hop in the Delorean
00:56:29
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
#142: Peter Flabbit
01:09:31
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about a newly discovered story by Beatrix Potter, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE getting a new movie treatment, a comprehensive survey of the demographics of the publishing industry, title specific ebook giftcards, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by Audible, Feverborn by Kate Marie Moning, and TryAudiobooks.com
Feb 01, 2016
#141: Pajama Hierarchy
01:51:09
This week, Jeff and Rebecca an early frontrunner for hero of the year, author getting paid for appearances, Pottermore downsizing, loosening job requirements in publishing, and much more. Plus, Amanda and Swapna drop by for a STAR WARS aftershow.  This episode is sponsored by Feverborn by Kate Marie Moning.
Jan 25, 2016
#140: Stay Woke, Holly Madison
01:02:18
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
#139: The Internet Illuminati
00:59:19
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
#138: Year in Review
01:15:35
This week, Jeff and Rebecca look back at the year the coolest, most frustrating, most interesting, and most notable stories from 2015.  This episode is sponsored by Mad Men Unzipped and Penguin Random House Audio.
Dec 28, 2015
#137: Lexical Acrobatics
00:59:06
In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca follow up on James Patterson's grants to indie booksellers, the possibilities and pitfalls of subscription services for romance titles, students at a high school deciding they are uncomfortable with Huck Finn, a bookstore that stocks only books recommended by celebrities, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Mad Men Unzipped and Penguin Random House Audio.
Dec 21, 2015
#136: A Hole in Your Flaw
01:09:06
This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about the NYT 100 Notable Books of 2015, a Muppets book banning, signed copies of GO SET A WATCHMAN, Oprah's imprint, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace.  
Dec 14, 2015
#135: 2015 Holiday Recommendation Show
01:16:16
This week, Jeff and Rebecca respond to listener requests for book recommendations, from self-help to sci-fi.  This week's episode is sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio, Audible, and THE EDGE OF LOST by Kristina McMorris.
Dec 07, 2015
#134: The Pod is Modular
00:57:24
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Clare Vaye Watkins' essay in TIN HOUSE, a modular reading station, most valuable 20th century books, erotica audiobooks are booming, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon and Warby Parker.
Nov 30, 2015
#133: There's Only One Pie
00:52:55
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the National Book Award winners, self-publishing keeps growing, Anne Frank gets a co-author, and call for recommendations for our holiday book recommendation show. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Penguin Random House Audio, and Audible.
Nov 23, 2015
#132: I'm Funny, You're Sad
01:01:06
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about declining ebook sales, the Goodreads Choice awards, Amazon's list of the 100 best books of 2015, our hero of the week, Book Riot Live follow-up, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by Harry's, Penguin Random House Audio, and Whispers by Lisa Jackson. 
Nov 16, 2015
#131: Working Super Blue
00:49:09
In this episode taped at Book Riot Live, Jeff and Rebecca talk the Amazon bookstore, quarterbacks recommending books, TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS going to TV, the history of Book Riot, and much more. This episode is sponsored by THE MURDSTONE TRILOGY by Mal Peet.
Nov 09, 2015
#130: Hunkering
01:12:04
This week, Jeff and Rebecca go long on restricting access to books in schools, talk about the prospect of an American Writers Museum, geek out over the second part of President Obama's conversation with Marilynne Robinson, get excited for Book Riot Live, talk new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by On the Origin of Superheroes by Chris Gavaler.
Nov 02, 2015
#129: Reverse Goldilocks
01:02:09
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the new Harry Potter play, Shonda Rimes doing a Romeo and Juliet sequel series, the Kirkus book awards, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Casper, Audible, and Penguin Random Audio.
Oct 26, 2015
#128: Where Do You Even Get Papyrus?
00:52:51
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about President Obama interviewing Marilynne Robinson, Marlon James winning the Booker Prize, more Salander books coming, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Squarespace, and We'll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean.
Oct 19, 2015
#127: Something Nerdy This Way Comes...
01:02:27
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk indies not stocking particular books, gender-bent Twilight, kids and reading, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Penguin Random Audio, and We'll Never Be Apart by by Emiko Jean.
Oct 12, 2015
Ep. 126: Taking Off Their Smelly Socks
00:57:33
Amanda and Swapna discuss the week's book news. This episode is sponsored by The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev, The Chess Queen Enigma by Colleen Gleason, and Scribd.
Oct 06, 2015
#125: Hella Whoa
01:09:52
This week, Rebecca and Amanda talk about the latest report on ebook & print book sales, the bestselling books of Amazon's first twenty years, Harlequin's new line of wines, and more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Entry Island by Peter May, and Warby Parker.
Sep 28, 2015
#124: Are These the REAL Reasons?
00:52:57
This week, Jeff and Amanda talk about declining library attendance, not starting books, the Man Booker shortlist, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Scribd, Squarespace, and House of Thieves by Charles Belfoure.
Sep 21, 2015
#123: Gateway Underthings
01:24:26
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about an honest-to-goodness book ban, identify theft in the world of high profile poetry, reading in the bathroom, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Scribd, Audible, and Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz. 
Sep 14, 2015
#122: No News is Good News
01:25:35
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about no new Harper Lee novels, protesting 9/11 literature without reading it, PRH book sales, public libraries getting in on little free library action, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Harry's, and Squarespace. 
Sep 08, 2015
#121: Engage Your Core
01:03:17
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the book lord of Bogota, book on bikes (stationary or otherwise), banned manga in Japan, the startling permissiveness of Scandanavian children's books, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Casper Mattresses, Scribd, and Audible. 
Aug 31, 2015
#120: The Most Predictable of Bummers
01:05:28
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about giving away ebooks at hotels, a Venice mayor has a banning iniative blow up in his face, free bus rides for Romanian readers, ill-advised literary adaptations and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Scribd, and Everybody Rise by Stephane Clifford.
Aug 24, 2015
Introducing: Get Booked!
00:09:41
Rebecca and Amanda preview Amanda's new podcast Get Booked, a bi-weekly show of personalized book recommendations. Get Booked launches September 10th. Subscribe now!
Aug 20, 2015
#119: I Would Not Be This Nice
01:07:17
This week, Amanda and Jeff follow up with the Nazi romance story, talk about indie bookstores getting into politics, the rise of phone reading, building Minas Tirith, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com, Scribd, and Squarespace.
Aug 16, 2015
#118: Metaphorically Afflutter
01:18:04
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about a scandal rocking the romance world, the story of a women who submitted her novel to agents under a man's name, a bookstore giving refunds for Go Set a Watchman, a rediscovered F. Scott Fitzgerald short story, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Devil Dead by Linda Ladd, Scribd, and Audible.
Aug 10, 2015
#117: Mangalf the Beige
01:01:22
This week, Jeff and Amanda talk about the Man Booker longlist, a "gritty" reboot of Little Women, selling Between the World and Me at cost, more YA book banning, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz, and No One Needs to Know by Kevin O'Brien.
Aug 03, 2015
#116: Your Anecdata is Invalid
01:02:35
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about audiobooks rising, more data that have books at home is good for kids, 2015 book sales, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Squarespace, and Tryaudiobooks.com
Jul 27, 2015
#115: All the Asterisks
01:15:30
This week, Rebecca, Jeff, and Amanda do a deep dive on GO SET A WATCHMAN and still manage to get to some other news. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Everything You and I Could Have Been If We Weren’t You and I by Albert Espinosa, and Book Riot Live. Get $20 off your ticket to Book Riot Live with discount code WHEELHOUSE.
Jul 20, 2015
#114: Happier Sausage-Making
01:01:40
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. 
Jul 13, 2015
#113: Snowshoe Fascinator
01:06:17
This week, Rebecca and Amanda talk about the latest numbers on ebook growth, the Kafka-esque story of what's happening to Kafka's papers, Zadie Smith's forthcoming space movie, and more. This episode is sponsored by The Bones of You by Debbie Howell, Scribd, Mãn by Kim Thúy, and Audible.
Jul 05, 2015
#112: The Opposite of Boggart
01:06:49
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the passing of James Salter, a new Harry Potter play, Grey selling big, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Squarespace, and TryAudiobooks.com.
Jun 29, 2015
#111: Full Up on Jonathans
01:07:35
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about a publisher trying the Year of Only Women challenge, books in barbershops, ToMo at Columbia, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd and You Can't Escape by Nancy Bush.
Jun 22, 2015
#110: Extremely Corporeal
00:51:31
This week, Amanda and Jeff talk rising book sales, reverse showrooming, the idea of publishing only women for a year, where the line is in high school reading, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Squarespace, and TryAudiobooks.com
Jun 15, 2015
#109: Just Burn the Whole Thing Down
01:02:44
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the new E.L. James book, Amazon's most well-read U.S. cities, a Harper Lee auction, books about women not winning literary awards, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Audible, and When Darkness Ends by Alexandra Ivy
Jun 08, 2015
#108: Gardening by Astral Projection
01:02:17
This week, Amanda, Jeff, and Rebecca talk the news and new books of Book Expo America. This week's episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com, Scribd, and The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan
Jun 02, 2015
#107: Marples and Holmeses
01:51:02
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk the best book set in each state, a huge book deal, Sam and Frodo walking distances, homophobia in schools, new books, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by: The Novice by Taran Matharu Scribd The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan
May 25, 2015
#106: The Warhorse of Literary Criticism
01:16:01
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about getting ebooks in museums, Harold Bloom's list of the 12 greatest American authors, Amy Poehler on vinyl (?), the city with the most bookstores per capita in the world, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Scribd, Squarespace, and The Novice by Taran Matharu.
May 18, 2015
Introducing: All the Books!
00:01:59
Rebecca and Book Riot contributing editor Liberty Hardy announce a new weekly podcast about the most exciting and interesting new releases. 
May 11, 2015
#105: Not Without Genre
00:58:56
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk book gluts, sci-fi awards, romance sales, the McSweeney's kickstarter, Macmillan tries bundling, new books, and much more. This epsiode is sponsored by Scribd, Audible, THE NOVICE by Taran Matharu, and INVICIBLE by Amy Reed. 
May 11, 2015
#104: Moms, Dads, and Grads Recommendation Show
01:40:49
This week, Amanda, Rebecca, and Jeff answer reader recommendation requests for summer time holidays and reading. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Squarespace, and Invincible by Amy Reed.
May 04, 2015
#103: Bundling Island
01:26:41
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Pulitzer winners, America's most literate cities, Reese Witherspoon narrating the new Harper Lee novel, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Audible, TryAudiobooks.com, The Turner House by Angela Fournoy and Elena Vanishing by Elena and Claire B. Dunkle.
Apr 27, 2015
#102: Informercial in the Sky
01:13:36
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.
Apr 19, 2015
#101: So Many Fedoras
01:22:26
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk Oyster selling ebooks, the 2014 VIDA count, Hugo Awards controvery, Salman Rushdie on Goodreads, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Squarespace, and TryAudiobooks.com.
Apr 13, 2015
#100: Tattoos and Toni Morrison
01:35:46
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. 
Apr 06, 2015
#99: Sweating to the Classics
01:02:54
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.
Mar 30, 2015
#98: Cervantesish Bones
00:59:16
This week, Jeff and Amanda talk about Overdrive being acquired, publisher subscriptions, a final Discworld book, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Squarespace, and TryAudiobooks.com. 
Mar 24, 2015
#97: Beautifully Juicy
01:16:29
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk Alabama's investigation into the care of Harper Lee, the National Book Critics Circle Awards, VIDA crowdfunding, Andrew Smith's comments about being ignorant about women and girls, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, TryAudiobooks.com, and The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkowski.
Mar 16, 2015
#96: The Lure of Waffles
01:11:50
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about bookstore sponsorships, a new series from Veronica Roth, Jeff Kinney opening a bookstore, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Squarespace, and Audible.    
Mar 09, 2015
#95: The Specialist Snowflake
01:04:07
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Facebook book group fizzling, the resiliance of independent bookstores, the veracy of a discovered Sherlock Holmes story, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd.
Mar 02, 2015
#94: The Absurdity Hour
01:02:56
This week, Rebecca and Amanda talk about the latest selection in Mark Zuckerberg's book club, new data about representation of diverse people in children's books, a super weird John Green story, and more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Scribd.
Feb 22, 2015
#93: Liquified Smurf
01:00:52
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about a new literary website, literary adaptation news, a book that judges you back, an all-access library card, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Harry's and The Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett.
Feb 16, 2015
#92: Schrodinger's Mockingbird
01:06:18
This week, Jeff and Amanda devote the entire show to the news that there will be a new Harper Lee novel coming out this summer. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett, and Heart of Hell by Alen Mattich.
Feb 09, 2015
#91: Fluffing My Tutu
00:54:42
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the hot and cold book categories of 2014, authors selling courses, an app for shopping at indie bookstores, the return of Lisbeth Salander, new books, and more.
Feb 02, 2015
#90: Buzz Threshold
00:51:48
This week, Amanda and Jeff talk best books of the 21st Century, a big study about kids and reading, digital library usage taking off, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Audible.com.
Jan 26, 2015
#89: DefCon Three and a Half
00:59:45
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the early returns on Zuckerberg's book club, the bestselling books of 2014, the success of publishing projects on Kickstarter, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and NEAR ENEMY by Adam Sternbergh.
Jan 19, 2015
#88: A Taste for Turmoil
00:58:57
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Mark Zuckerberg's book club, Haruki Murakami's advice column, Scribd filling its war chest, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Read It Forward.
Jan 11, 2015
#87: Collective Zerbert Noise
01:01:43
This week, Jeff and Rebecca look ahead to 2015. They talk about trends they are watching for, developments they are hoping for, books they are looking forward to, literary adaptations that are on the horizon, and more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace.   Show notes for this episode can be found at bookriot.com/podcast
Jan 05, 2015
#86: Year in Review
01:14:53
This week, Jeff and Rebecca take back at the best, worst, weirdest, most depressing, and most inspiring bookish stories in 2014. This episode is sponsored by Audible, Kobo, and THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT by Jakob Melander.
Dec 29, 2014
#85: Eating Crazy Sandwiches
01:14:22
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk LGBQT diversity in YA, the overall health of the publishing industry, a good year for humble bundle, the IT books of 2014, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Squarespace, TryAudiobooks.com, and X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon
Dec 22, 2014
#84: Just Call Us Butter
01:06:18
This week, Jeff and Rebecca discuss the Harper's Magazine investment in a bookstore, controversy surrounding a bestselling book with a ghost writer, the forthcoming Rainbow Rowell novel, and more. This episode is sponsored by Harry's, Word & Film, and X: A Novel. 
Dec 15, 2014
#83: The Buzz Got Super-Big
01:11:47
This week, Rebecca and Amanda discuss Jacqueline Woodson's response to Daniel Handler's racist jokes at the National Book Awards, James Patterson's weird new book burning video, the Goodreads Choice Awards winners, and more.  This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Random House Audiobooks, and The Shape of My Heart by Ann Aguirre.
Dec 07, 2014
#82: Holiday Recommendation Extravaganza Bonanza, Part 2
01:35:36
Part 2 of our 2014 holiday gift recommendation show. This episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com, Kurgo, and Valiant #1. 
Nov 27, 2014
#81: Holiday Recommendation Extravaganza Bonanza, Part 1
00:52:49
Part 1 of our 2014 holiday gift recommendation show. This episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com and Kobo.
Nov 27, 2014
#80: Snow Globe Consciousness
01:11:24
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the National Book Award winners and Daniel Handler's racist comments at the ceremony, Penguin Random House's digital conservatism, the Oyster Review, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Kurgo, Tryaudiobooks.com, Kobo, and Valiant #1. 
Nov 24, 2014
#79: General Purpose Sceptering
00:58:46
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk more product promotion in books, the Amazon-Hachette truce, The Ampersand getting into the bundling game, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Kurgo, Audible, Kobo, and Valiant #1. 
Nov 17, 2014
#78: Dirty Laundry on Our Mind-Floor
01:16:54
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about product placement in ebooks, the "it" book of 2014, the Goodreads Best of 2014 categories, B&N doing some bundling, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, TryAudiobooks.com, and Valiant #1.
Nov 10, 2014
#77: The Literal Expletive
01:00:19
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about literary crowdfunding, a Barnes and Noble gets saved, exciting TV deals, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Kobo, TryAudiobooks.com, and THE WONDER OF ALL THINGS by Jason Mott.
Nov 03, 2014
#76: The Virtues of Difficulty
01:00:52
In this episode, Jeff and Amanda talk Simon and Schuster reupping with Amazon, another hand-wringing YA essay, an author engaging in "light-stalking," news of a new Toni Morrison novel, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Kobo, and TryAudiobooks.com.
Oct 27, 2014
#75: Trifecta of Tangets
00:56:47
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about book awards season, new info about Harry Potter spin-offs, data about publisher direct sales, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Warby Parker, Audible and Hit by Lorie Ann Glover.
Oct 19, 2014
#74: Live from Brooklyn
00:48:58
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about big book deals, the library of the future, cops reading to kids, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com, Love is the Drug by Aalya Dawn Johnson, and Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix.
Oct 13, 2014
#73: Pizza, Books, and Spreadsheets
00:57:40
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about 30 years of the Book It program, average consumer spending on books, The Fault in Our Stars getting banned, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by As Long as You Love Me by Anna Guirre, Love is the Drug by Alya Dawn Johnson, and Squarespace.
Oct 06, 2014
#72: Miller Lite and a Banana Peel
00:59:16
This week, Jeff and Amanda talk about the woeful lack of diversity in the publishing industry, the prospects of American Idol-like contests for writers, the relatively high price of ebooks, Alison Bechdel winning a Macarthur genius award, new books, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com, Squarespace, and Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan.
Sep 28, 2014
#71: The Reading Life of Rebecca Schinsky
00:59:07
A special episode of the Book Riot podcast: an interview with Rebecca about her reading life. This is sort of Episode Zero to our new Reading Lives podcast, available not at bookriot.com/readinglives. This episode is sponsored by Audible and Squarespace.  
Sep 20, 2014
#70: Homebrewed Hoots and Hollers
01:07:21
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the highest-earning authors, what people say their favorites books are on Facebook, how young people are using libraries, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Destined for Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon.
Sep 15, 2014
#69: Here Is Your Bounty of Goods
01:17:16
This week, Rebecca and guest host Paul Montgomery discuss a new grant that gives writers time to read, diversity in comics publishing, a library's plan to better serve homeless patrons, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible, I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre, and Matched by Ally Condie. 
Sep 07, 2014
Interlude #3: Introducing Oh, Comics!
00:07:53
In this special interlude, Paul Montgomery and Preeti Chhibber give a preview of the weekly podcast about the wild and wooly world of comics they'll be hosting for our new site, Panels.
Sep 04, 2014
#68: The Longest of Long Tails
01:19:53
This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about a new ebook-only university library, Dan Brown's Inferno coming to the big screen, the onslaught of self-published titles, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Squarespace, TryAudiobooks.com, and Bombay Blues by Tanuja Desai Hidier.
Sep 01, 2014
#67: There Goes My Gravitas
00:52:41
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk libraries in cabs, floating libraries, waterproof ereaders, bungled bundling, new books, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Audible.com.
Aug 25, 2014
#66: The Ghost of Ray Bradbury
00:58:41
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about how Harry Potter might make you more empathetic, bundling comes to indie bookstores, precision digital book locators at a London bookselling stalwart, Tom Hanks' quixotic iPad app, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and TryAudiobooks.com.
Aug 18, 2014
#65: Locally Grown Prose
00:54:54
This week, Jeff and Amanda talk James Patterson playing Jeff Bezos, outdoor reading rooms, JK Rowling being the best, the resilience of print books, interesting new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and TryAudiobooks.com
Aug 11, 2014
#64: Sniffing My Equipment
00:59:41
This week, Jeff and Amanda talk about who is most embarrassed about what books they read, who reads what and how much on the toilet, a new Hobbit moviel trailer, 50 Shades back at the top of the bestseller list, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible and 99Designs.com.
Aug 04, 2014
#63: Lab Rats with Existential Problems
00:52:00
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the 50 Shades of Grey trailer, HarperCollins dips its toe into print/digital bundling, another Amazon overture to Hachette authors, the reading habits of extreme romance readers, new books, and more. This week's episdoe is sponsored by Squarespace and TryAudioBooks.com.
Jul 28, 2014
#62: Blushing on the Radio
01:06:06
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Kindle Unlimited, Marvel's increasing diversity, new Harper Lee drama, new books, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by 99designs.com and Random House Audio. 
Jul 21, 2014
#61: A Secret Bank of Uncomfortable Topics
01:09:09
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk new technology to help the visually impaired read, the bestselling books of 2014, plummeting author income, the resliance of print books, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by 99Designs and Random House Audio.
Jul 13, 2014
#60: They Suddenly Became Reasonable Human Beings
01:02:08
This week, Rebecca and Amanda talk about authors petitioning to defend Amazon, banned books, the end of World Book Night, the future of reading, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by BookSliced and 99Designs.
Jul 07, 2014
#59: Helvetica or Whatever
00:58:24
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Barnes & Noble spinning off Nook, ebooks and libraries, big publishers getting bigger, libraries lending things other than books, Judy Blume news, new books, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Random House Audio.
Jun 30, 2014
#58: Library Barnacles
01:05:23
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Oyster coming to Android, publishers going to jail, kids' summer reading habits, getting into trouble for having a Little Free Library, what happens when your book has the same title as Stephen King's, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by What Looks Like Toledo From the Night Sky by Lydia Netzer and Audible.
Jun 22, 2014
#57: Before We Get Cranky
01:00:18
This week, Jeff and Amanda talk about critics hating The Goldfinch, what's at stake for Hachette, Amazon's list of most literature American cities, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne and Audible.   
Jun 15, 2014
#56: Stealing Pitchforks from Villagers
01:01:03
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Samsung and Barnes & Noble working together for new Nooks, a slew of new literary adaptations, YA shaming, new books, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by I Read YA and One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva.
Jun 09, 2014
#55: Book Expo America 2014
00:49:33
This week, Jeff and Rebecca are together in New York for Book Expo America. They talk about what they've seen, the escalating Amazon/Hachette face-off, new books, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by I Read YA and One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva.
Jun 02, 2014
#54: Everyone's Anxieties About Everything
01:09:56
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about books that make readers feel dumb, trigger warnings on syllabi, the intensifying dispute between Amazon and Hachette, Simon & Schuster getting onboard with ebook subscription, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by I Read YA and The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne.
May 26, 2014
#53: Space MacGyver
00:50:23
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk move adaptation news, Chipotle's literary move, a crazy faked memoir, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Audible and I Read YA. 
May 19, 2014
#52: A Rorschach Test for Craziness
01:07:15
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about HarperCollins buying Harlequin, Amazon feuds with Hachette, reduced prison sentences for reading in Italy, Book Riot News, a special ereader just for submarines, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Everybody's Baby by Lydia Netzer and the Book Riot Quarterly Box.
May 12, 2014
Interlude #2: The Riot Read
00:20:14
A special episode introducing a new Book Riot project: The Riot Read.
May 10, 2014
#51: Toilet Seat Ethics
01:00:00
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about BookCon, America's favorite novels, a cool library service, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Audible and Squarespace.
May 05, 2014
#50: Recommendations for Moms, Dads, and Grads
01:29:12
In this special episode, Jeff and Rebecca field listener book recommendation requests for gifts for moms, dads, and grads. This episode is sponsored by Oyster and our own summer tshirt.
Apr 28, 2014
#49: Jonathan Franzen's Seduction Cupcakes
01:14:54
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Amazon's acquisition of Comixology, a Hogwarts MOOC, girls seeing themselves in what they read, VIDA for children's books, new books, the passing of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Audible and Oyster.
Apr 21, 2014
#48: McRibbed For Your Pleasure
01:11:56
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about unsubstantiated fears about the internet, new pricing models for books, a Goodreads for kids, an intriguing literary/video game Kickstarter project, the death of Peter Matthiesen, announcements about highly anticipated books, new book releases, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Oyster and Audible.
Apr 14, 2014
#47: Huge Turkeys at the Top
01:12:35
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the acclerating growth of the audiobook market, the changes in money spent on reading materials, our poll about TBR piles, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Oyster.
Apr 07, 2014
#46: Alice Munroonie
01:10:37
This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about books and prisons in the UK, the future of libraries, a Gone with the Wind sequel, bookstores leaving Manhattan, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Oyster and Swoonreads.
Mar 31, 2014
#45: Guns That Shoot Novellas
01:00:57
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about diversity (and lack thereof) in children's books, a bunch of new book news, critical subjectivity, the future of ebooks, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Oyster and Audible.com.
Mar 24, 2014
#44: Metaphorically Bite-Sized
01:05:17
This week, Jeff and Rebecca dive into a whole bunch of reading statistics and surveys, a woman's $6 million gift to a library, a new daily-reading subscription service, gendered kids books, and more. This week's show is sponsored by Warby Parker and Swoonreads.
Mar 15, 2014
#43: When in Doubt, Set it on Fire
01:08:29
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the favorites books of each state, a new speed reading app, South Carolina pulling money from a college for recommending FUN HOME, a new "shelving" website, and much more. This week's podcast is sponsored by Audible and The Twitter Fiction Festival. 
Mar 09, 2014
#42: A Unicorn in a Sea of Dudes
00:54:19
The week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about our reader survey, VIDA statistics, an amazing kid organizing a library for the homeless in NYC, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Swoonreads and Squarespace.  
Mar 03, 2014
#41: Kermit the Frog's Clavicles
00:55:05
This week, Jeff is joined by guest host Amanda Nelson to talk about exercise equipment in libraries, reading to cats, why prize-winning books get worse reviews, James Patterson's largess to indie bookstores, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible and Swoonreads.
Feb 22, 2014
#40: We Just Know Nothing
01:12:47
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk America's most literate cities, self-published author earnings, recommendations from librarians, the last 9 years in bookstore sales, publishers releasing books faster, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Warby Parker.
Feb 16, 2014
#39: An Inexhaustible Vortex of Narrative
00:50:20
The week, Jeff and Rebecca talk Harrymione-gate, Dutch ebook piracy, ad-subsidized books, silent reading parties, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible.com.
Feb 09, 2014
#38: Don't Bring Poetry to a Knife Fight
01:04:58
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about wearable books, revisionist book awards, awards for noble librarians, a deadly literary dispute, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Bookbub.
Feb 02, 2014
#37: Everything Was a Surprise
01:06:56
This week, Jeff and guest-host Amanda Nelson talk about a "human" library, the idea of Wal-Mart buying Barnes & Noble, the growth of the publishing industry over the last few years, the bad state of teenager leisure reading, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible and BookBub.
Jan 26, 2014
#36: Internet Book Hermits
00:57:07
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the new ending for the GONE GIRL movies, the Tournament of Books, the most checked out library books of 2013, the average length of books by genre, Gillian Anderson's new sci-fi novel, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by BookBub.
Jan 19, 2014
#35: The Bad Sense of Kryptonite
01:02:30
While Jeff is on vacation, Rebecca and special guest host Matt Debenham talk about the science of writing a bestseller, the future of digital publishing, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible and BookBub. 
Jan 12, 2014
#34: The Opposite of a Donkey (Our 2013 Year in Review)
01:15:16
This week, Jeff and Rebecca look back at the biggest, weirdest, coolest, most awkward, more interesting, most important, most fun, most innovating, and just downright nerdiest book stories of 2013. This episode is sponsored by BookBub. 
Jan 06, 2014
#33: Wet Lettuce Blankets
00:58:15
Rebecca and Jeff talk about a new entry into the subscription ebook market, the bestsellers and literary feuds of 2013, free houses for writers in Detroit, a new Lisbeth Salander novel coming, the movie version of SANDMAN, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com.
Dec 22, 2013
#32: We are the Jerks
01:08:29
This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about the best books of 2013, post-Nobel Alice Munro sales, the national library of Norway's 30-year project, the lack of diversity among New York Times Bestselling authors, how important libraries are to Americans, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com and Call of the Herald by Ben Rathbone.
Dec 14, 2013
#31: The Magical Journey of Hmmmmm
00:59:12
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Amazon drones, young people's stated preference for print books, Goodreads Readers' Choice Awards, and our pick for Person of the Year in Publishing. This week's episode is sponsored by Terminology and TryAudiobooks.com.
Dec 07, 2013
#30: The Nerdiest of Elves (Our Holiday Book-Giving Guide)
01:40:33
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
#29: Back on the Meat
01:06:15
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
#28: Vicarious Book Porn
00:59:47
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the idea of a Hunger Games theme park, a huge book deal, bookstore road trips, Derek Jeter as publisher, Amazon publishing numbers, E.L. James next book (?), and much more. This week's show is sponsored by  Swoon Reads and Fangasm by Katherine Larsen and Lynn S. Zubemis.
Nov 18, 2013
#27: Did Done Did Big Data
01:01:46
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Amazon trying to get independent bookstores to sell Kindles, ereader accessability, the myth of female-dominated YA authorship, Mackenzie Bezos' 1-star review, an inside look at the Booker Prize process, new books, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Swoon Reads and Fangasm by Katherine Larsen and Lynn S. Zubemis.
Nov 10, 2013
#26: That's Verbatim, Baby
00:55:40
This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about the launch of Kindle Matchbook, FAA loosening device restrictions, underrated novels, JJ Abrams' new book, Margaret Mitchell's flaming dress, and much more. This episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com and Swoon Reads.
Nov 03, 2013
Interlude #1: A Chat with Neil Gaiman
00:06:03
We interrupt our normal podcast format to bring you a special midweek installment. This is an interview Book Riot's own Edd McCracken did with Neil Gaiman recently at the Edinborough Book Festival. A little something from one of our great fabulists for Halloween.
Oct 31, 2013
#25: Deliciously Awkward
01:04:33
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about ALLEGIANT backlash, the health benefits of reading, the history of publishing, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and If I’d Known You Were Coming by Kate Milliken.
Oct 28, 2013
#24: Our Mutual Crush
01:10:46
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about recent literary prizes, book-loving Iceland, patron-driven library acquisition, self-published literary erotica, Meg Ryan as book editor, new books, and more. The show this week is sponsored by Squarespace and If I’d Known You Were Coming by Kate Milliken.
Oct 19, 2013
#23: Methodology Bullets
01:11:45
This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about Alice Munro winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, more ereading statistics, most-loved literary characters, the most powerful literary agent in the world taking shots at Amazon, new books, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Suvudu Universe and Lungs Full of Noise by Tessa Mellas.
Oct 12, 2013
#22: Accountability Pants
01:11:31
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about literary fiction making readers more empathetic, masked competitive writing, and awesome 8 year-old reader, new books, and give Tom Clancy a fond farewall. This episode is sponsored by Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling and Lungs Full of Noise by Tessa Mellas.
Oct 05, 2013
#21 Confounding Factors
01:05:39
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about new reading statistics, 50 Shades of Grey wine, authors paying for reviews, the MacArthur genius awards, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Suvudu Universe and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling. 
Sep 28, 2013
#20: Seared and Freckled
01:09:27
Rebecca and Jeff talk about Goodreads' new review policy, James Patterson giving $1 million to independent bookstores, bibliotherapists, new books, and the scandalous love-life of H.G. Wells. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Audible.
Sep 24, 2013
#19: Insomnia for Hypochondriacs
01:16:08
Jeff and Rebecca dissect the news that there will be new movies set in the world of Harry Potter and give their impressions of Oyster, the Netflix for ebooks, after one week of use. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace.
Sep 14, 2013
#18: Bastardized Latin Phrases
01:01:52
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Amazon's new MatchBook program, the mysterious trend of the always-returning big book, college summer reading, Dr. Seuss coming to digital, and O. Henry, aka The Most Interesting Short Story Writer in the World. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Audible. 
Sep 08, 2013
#17: Coming At You From All Angles
00:57:40
This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about new Salinger books (!), books people are embarassed to have read, a new site that keeps track of when books go on sale, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Audible.com.
Sep 02, 2013
#16: Climax at the Climax
01:03:28
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
#15: Fairy Podparent
00:52:54
While Jeff is on vacation, Rebecca and special guest host Ann Kingman from Books On the Nightstand discuss Ron Burgundy's memoir, the top-earning authors of 2013, libraries on (bicycle) wheels, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Among the Janeites by Deborah Yaffee and Panorama City by Antoine Wilson.
Aug 17, 2013
#14: If You Give a Dude a Gadget
00:48:47
Rebecca and Jeff talk about movie versions of THE GIVER, bookstores that smell like chocolate, Borders bookstore lives on in Singapore, the rise of audiobooks, and the origin of the Playboy interview. This episode is sponsored by Among the Janeites by Deborah Yaffe.
Aug 11, 2013
#13: Aerosolized Ego
00:58:50
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Obama visiting Amazon, online price wars, new ereading statistics, bookstores that smell like chocolate, new books, and secret literary societies. This episodes is sponsored by Brilliance by Marcus Sakey. 
Aug 03, 2013
#12: Who Moved My Cheese That I Learned About In Kindergarten While I Was Eating Soup for My Soul?
01:01:45
Jeff and Rebecca talk about books people pretend to have read, the most popular books of 2013, digital comics, book bundles, some interesting new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Brilliance by Marcus Sakey and Audible.com. 
Jul 27, 2013
#11: J.K. Rowling Tin Foil Hat Moment
00:52:03
This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about the surprise Rowling book, a new device for reading to kids, the crazy prolificness of Alexandre Dumas, and a new book so scary sounding that you'll have to keep in a freezer. This week's episode is sponsored by Audible.com.
Jul 20, 2013
#10: Giant Mr. Darcy
00:56:39
While Jeff enjoys a summer frolic, Rebecca and guest host Andrew Losowsky, Senior Books Editor at The Huffington Post, talk about Apple's ebook price fixing, what to do when you love an author but hate their politics, a giant Mr. Darcy emerging from a lake in England, and more. This episode is sponsored by Fire Knife Dancing by John Enright and Audible.com.
Jul 13, 2013
#9: Bad Job, Old Dudes
01:09:00
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
#8: Theater of the Mind
00:58:13
While Rebecca is off cavorting, this week Jeff is joined by author/blogger/rustabout Chuck Wending. They talk about Barnes & Noble's slow decline, hated/favorite books, the forever war between Amazon and independent bookstores, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by The Diabolist by Layton Green and Audible.com.
Jun 29, 2013
#7: You're in the Danger Zone
01:00:04
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
#6: Awesome Just Falls Out of You
00:57:48
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the spike in sales of Orwell's 1984, werewolf erotica, really bad ideas for high school English assignments, vintage YA, being well-read, and the unquestionable awesomeness of Judy Blume. This week's show is sponsored by The Corpse Reader by Antontio Garrido and Audible.com.
Jun 17, 2013
#5: Just Sitting Around, Coming of Age.
00:57:19
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about a slew of new bookish websites, the Baileys Women's Fiction Prize, how awesome Dolly Parton is, Nook Snaps, Suzanne Collins' new YA series, and more. This episode is sponsored by The Corpse Reader by Antonio Garrido and Audible.com.
Jun 09, 2013
#4: People Having Thoughts in Brooklyn
00:31:14
Jeff and Rebecca talk highlights from Book Expo America, now-worthless Borders gift cards, Allen Ginsberg's rolodex, and which states have the most bookstores per capita. This week’s episode is sponsored by Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin.
Jun 03, 2013
#3: The Gandalf of Poetry
00:48:54
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
#2: Pillow Talk with Robert Langdon
00:47:51
Jeff and Rebecca talk about The Great Gatsby movie reactions and box office, along with discussions on the new Dan Brown novel, ebook market share, a tool to randomly browse the Amazon bookstore, the trailer for James Franco's As I Lay Dying, and Judy Blume's disavowal of the label "YA writer." This week's episode is sponsored by Nolet's Silver Dry Gin and Start Here, Volume 2.
May 17, 2013
#1: Leaving a Whoopee Cushion for Santa Claus
00:55:28
In the inaugural Book Riot - The Podcast, Jeff and Rebecca talk about what the podcast will be, Gatsby hype, Harper Lee fights back against copyright grifters, gender-flipping book covers, finding books, Thomas Pynchon's middle name, and newly released books of note. This episode of Book Riot - The Podcast is sponsored by Nolet's Silver Dry Gin and Start Here: Volume 2. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://bookriot.com/category/podcast.
May 12, 2013