Book Riot: The Podcast

The Book Riot Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of Book Riot.

Where the Slugs Dwell

Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about stocking changes at Barnes & Noble, a Texas school district bans the word "transgender," a slate of new book clubs, and more.

Go Kill a Watchman

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the horrible attack on Salman Rushdie, a maybe consequential change to what Barnes & Noble stocks in its physical stores, a quick Confidence Index on DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY starring Keanu Reeves, and much more.

The Tipping Point Was a Tipping Point

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the passing of David McCollough, who holds the Dad Book crown, seeing the Colleen Hoover phenomenon in the wild, rubber-neck the PRH/S&S trial, and much more.

A Novel Trial

Millions of Canadians Cranking

Jeff and Rebecca talk about Obama's summer reading picks, Canadian reading habits, another take on "self-censorship," and more.

Save It For the Message Boards

Jeff and Rebecca talk trailers (She Said, Rings of Power, House of the Dragon), a HarperCollins walk-out, Michelle Obama's new book, and much more.


Jeff and Rebecca talk the best-selling books of the year, Book Riot's own best books of the year so far, a very suspect reality show idea, and much more.

Good Job, Matt

Jeff and Rebecca talk about Jesmyn Ward winning the Library of Congress Fiction Prize, a major publisher getting hijacked (?), labor at publishing houses, The New York Times understanding BookTok just about as well as they do, and much more.

Mental Cellophane

Jeff and Rebecca talk about "the book of the year," Barnes & Noble and TikTok collaborating, follow up on book censorship stories, and more.

A Feather in the Trap

Jenn Northington joins Jeff to talk about a sweeping New York Times piece on diversity in publishing, the most popular GoodReads books of the moment, and how much Americans do and do not read books.