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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.

Episode 36Internet Book Hermits

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.

Episode 35The Bad Sense of Kryptonite

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.

Episode 34The Opposite of a Donkey (Our 2013 Year in Review Show)

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.

Episode 33Wet Lettuce Blankets

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.

Episode 32We Are the Jerks

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.

Episode 31The Magical Journey of Hmmmm

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.

Episode 30The Nerdiest of Elves

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.

Episode 29Back on the Meat

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

Episode 28Vicarious Book Porn

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.

Episode 27Did Done Did Big Data

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.