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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

Episodios

  • 332: The Morality Tax

    332: The Morality Tax

    30/09/2019 Duración: 59min

    Jeff and Rebecca get to a bunch of listener follow-up, dive back into the Macmillan's new ebook policy for libraries, try to decide if Oprah's Book Club on Apple TV+ is a big deal, and are in vehement agreement about letting people know that most books aren't fact checked.This episode is sponsored by:The Undoing of Thistle Tate by Katelyn Detweiler A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun HamillDominicana by Angie CruzOur giveaway of the best mysteries and thrillers of the year so far!Links:Imagination library does have audio/braille books available My local library starts petition against Macmillan’s ebook throttlingThis piece about Reese’s book club actually has some before & after numbers Oprah re-launching her book club on Apple TV+ Pressure building for publishers to do better w/ fact checking

  • BONUS: The Handmaids Tale Phenomenon

    BONUS: The Handmaid's Tale Phenomenon

    25/09/2019 Duración: 01h21min

    Jeff and Rebecca talk about how The Handmaid's Tale has become a cultural icon and also give their thoughts on the sequel, The Testaments. This episode is sponsored by:Mrs. Everything by Jennifer WeinerTidelands by Philippa GregoryThis Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

  • 331: Camp No Doy

    331: Camp No Doy

    23/09/2019 Duración: 39min

    Jeff and Rebecca talk a lot about audiobooks, VERY high expectations for The Testaments, a pestering move by the DOJ, and much more.This episode is sponsored by:This Tender Land by William Kent KruegerEquinox BooksWhat They Meant for Evil by Rebecca Deng The Stranger Inside by Lisa UngerLinks discussed in this episode:Follow-up: get it while it’s hot: Interpreter of Maladies deep discounted on Kindle and Audible Follow-up: Audible says captions are fair useShouts to Rioter Christina OrlandoGoodreads partners w/ Little Free  for Give a Good Read Week The Testaments came out hot Can now use Audible credits right in the app US govt suing Edward Snowden for his book profits Milton’s copy of Shakespeare found?

  • BONUS: Book Nerd Movie Club: THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER

    BONUS: Book Nerd Movie Club: THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER

    18/09/2019 Duración: 01h28min

    Jeff and Amanda dive (!) into the book and let's face it, MOSTLY, the movie: THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER.This episode is sponsored by:This Tender Land by William Kent KruegerMrs. Everything by Jennifer WeinerTidelands by Philippa Gregory

  • 330: The Book-Buying Version of the Zombie Apocalypse

    330: The Book-Buying Version of the Zombie Apocalypse

    16/09/2019 Duración: 01h05min

    This week, Jeff and Jenn talk for a loonggg time about Bookshop.org, but also manage to squeeze in some consideration of audiobooks becoming more like podcasts, a big publisher dipping its toe into Spotify, and much more. This episode is sponsored by:This Tender Land by William Kent KruegerThe Great Courses PlusThe Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes GowarTaina by Ernesto QuiñonezLinks discussed in this episode:Follow-up Apple TV+ stuff, the adaptation of GhostwriterFollow-up: audible pausing caption featureBookshop.orgEpicReads curates audiobook list on SpotifySpeaking of audiobook innovation Wizard of EarthSea coming to TV Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale Sequel Is Already Being Developed by HuluTD Grade One Book Giveaway Waffle House names a poet laureate, whose mission is to travel to rural Georgia schools and promote the arts

  • BONUS: INTERPRETER OF MALADIES: 20 Years Later

    BONUS: INTERPRETER OF MALADIES: 20 Years Later

    11/09/2019 Duración: 55min

    Jeff and Rebecca have gone back and read a mutual favorite, Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of it's publication.This episode is sponsored by:Tidelands by Philippa GreggoryThe Doll Factory by Elizabeth MacnealMrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

  • 329: Two Feet of Parchment About Moonstones

    329: Two Feet of Parchment About Moonstones

    09/09/2019 Duración: 50min

    Jeff and Rebecca talk about Amazon breaking the Atwood embargo, listener feedback, their fall preview picks already looking bad, get mad about bad analysis of celebrity book clubs, and much more.This episode is sponsored by:Our mystery & thriller giveawayThe Great Courses PlusDear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite and Maritza MouliteAll That’s Dead by Stuart MacBrideLinks discussed in this episode:The Bloggess Jenny Lawson to open bookstore/bar in San Antonio Follow-up: Audible to exclude publishers’ works from caption program for nowAmazon breaks Atwood embargoA few stats here about how celebrity book clubs impact sales School takes Harry Potter books off shelves b/c risk of conjuring spiritsThe Sally Rooney craze is mostly just instagram buzz

  • 2019 Fall Book Preview

    2019 Fall Book Preview

    05/09/2019 Duración: 01h07min

    Jeff and Rebecca go through 14 of the fall's buzziest books and declare whether or not they would buy, hold, or sell them.This episode is sponsored by:This Tender Land by William Kent KruegerMrs. Everything by Jennifer WeinerTidelands by Philippa Gregory

  • 328: The Uncanny Valley of Human Communication

    328: The Uncanny Valley of Human Communication

    02/09/2019 Duración: 01h03min

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk audiobooks and copyright, podcasts and reading, a head-scratching Emily Dickinson trailer, and more. Jeff also talks to Leah Price about her new book, What We Talk About When We Talk About Books.This episode is sponsored by:The Ventriloquist by E.R. RamzipoorWin the Best Mystery/Thrillers of the Year So Far!Book Riot's Recommended PodcastLinks discussed in this episode:Copyright expiration/public domain as a chance to rectify turning down a classicApple’s show about Emily Dickinson looks very confusingMajor publishers sue Audible over text-to-speech feature Science! Brain maps look alike for podcasts and readingHero of the Week: 101-year-old woman releases her first collection of poetry

  • 327: Knocking Out the Crawdads

    327: Knocking Out the Crawdads

    26/08/2019 Duración: 49min

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about people buying Toni Morrison books, a publishing #metoo injustice, Amazon choosing interesting neighbors, and much more. This episode is sponsored by:Chase Darkness With Me by Billy JensenCirce by Madeline MillerBook Riot InsidersLinks discussed in this episode:Knopf printing 225k new copies of ToMo books GRRM says he can finish GoT now that the show is over Unintended intersection of #metoo and publishing contracts Next Amazon bookstore set to open in Nashville, across from Parnassus Heroes of the Week: Teens who founded Adopt a Book nonprofit are looking for new leaders to take it over

  • 326: Average Burgle Duration

    326: Average Burgle Duration

    19/08/2019 Duración: 49min

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca follow up about The Da Vinci Code, consider the latest iteration of Obama's reading list, talk about increased pushback against Drag Queen Story Hour, and more.This episode is sponsored by:TBRBook Riot InsidersLinks discussed in this episode:Florida DoC has banned more than 22,000 booksProtest seeks to stop libraries from supporting Drag Queen Story Hour Obama’s summer reading listTucson school lets students trade in good behavior chips for free books JD Salinger finally coming to ebooks

  • 325: Post-Botox Barnes  Noble

    325: Post-Botox Barnes & Noble

    12/08/2019 Duración: 53min

    Rebecca and Sharifah pay tribute to Toni Morrison's life and work, discuss Barnes & Noble's post-acquisition future, speculate about Lisa-Marie Presley's forthcoming memoir, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot InsidersLibro FMTBR - Tailored Book RecommendationsNews discussed on the show: Rest in Power, Toni Morrison Barnes & Noble Acquisition by Elliott Advisors is completeUnsatisfying sentence for the Iowa man who burned LGBTQ library booksLisa-Marie Presley gets $3million deal for forthcoming "tell-all" memoirScholastic pulls book after author is accused of inappropriate behaviorA whole lot of books are now in the public domain because of failure to renew copyrightsHero of the Week

  • 324: The Da Vinci Code

    324: The Da Vinci Code

    05/08/2019 Duración: 01h10min

    Jeff and Rebecca discuss the book, the movie, the phenomenon: The Da Vinci Code.This episode is sponsored by:One Good Dead by David BaldacciTBRBook Riot Insiders

  • 323: Canary of Disruption

    323: Canary of Disruption

    29/07/2019 Duración: 43min

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Booker Prize long-list, a best-selling author going to Amazon, a shady event cancellation at a library, and much more.This episode is sponsored by:Book Riot InsidersLibro.fmBoys Will Be Boys by Clementine FordLinks discussed in this episode:Megan! Rapinoe! Book deal! Dean Koontz signs 5-book deal with Amazon Texax library cancels even w/ trans author Avon is accepting unagented submissions with #ownvoices emphasis French army hiring sci-fi writers Booker Prize longlist

  • 322: Everything Is Going to Be OK

    322: Everything Is Going to Be OK

    22/07/2019 Duración: 43min

    Jeff and Rebecca talk about a fancy Song of Ice and Fire edition, Apple getting into original podcasts, a cool new bookstore in Chicago, and more. Then, Jeff talk with Gretchen McCulloch about her new book Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language.This episode is sponsored by:Book Riot InsidersLibro.fmLinks discussed in this episode:Bookstores Against Borders is still going, over 100kNew $1,000 special edition of Song of Ice and Fire already sold outNow Apple is going to make original podcasts Chicago’s only black woman-owned bookstore is open! Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language

  • 321: Troubling the Dan Brown Meridian

    321: Troubling the Dan Brown Meridian

    15/07/2019 Duración: 58min

    Jeff and Rebecca talk about the best-selling books of the year, follow up about THE STARLESS SEA, go over the ethics of ARCs, and much more.This episode is sponsored by:Libro.fmThe Great Courses PlusBook Riot InsidersLinks discussed in this episode:PW breaks down the bestsellers of the year so farOngoing: Iowa man accused of burning LGBTQ books loses motion to dismissFollow-up: if an HP tv show is going to happen it will be hereAmazon is making a LoTR MMO Annotated #21: Viral

  • 320: Value Over Replacement Barfing

    320: Value Over Replacement Barfing

    08/07/2019 Duración: 01h41s

    This week's topics include the faintest rumblings of a Harry Potter television show, Book Riot's favorite books of 2019 so far, a ridiculously though plausibly effective pair of motion-sickness reducing glasses, and more.This week's episode is sponsored by:Libro.fmFinale by Stephanie GarbarThe Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLeanLinks discussed in this episode:Warner Brothers developing a Harry Potter TV showBook Riot’s Best Books of the Year So Far Another bookstore asks for community support, this time with a clear message Texas school district banned an LGBT-themed book and covered it up Crazy motion-sickness fighting glassesClosure of Microsoft bookstore shows fundamental problem with ebooks and DRM

  • 319: No Nuance Whatsoever

    319: No Nuance Whatsoever

    01/07/2019 Duración: 50min

    Jeff and Rebecca talk about divergent solutions to the same indie bookstore problem, Scribd's new digest feature, joining libraries to other social services, and much more.This episode is sponsored by:Some Like it Scandalous by Maya RodaleThe Share Triumph Virtual ConferenceLibro.fmLinks discussed in this episode:Ongoing: Prisons now banning books that teach how to codeAnother story from that BN-sponsored fellowship Chicago Finds a Way to Improve Public HousingScribd launches “Snapshots” providing 15-minute summaries Indie Bookstore Sankofa Wins Tax BreakBook Culture makes public plea for….help?

  • 318: #318: The Will to Prequel

    318: #318: The Will to Prequel

    24/06/2019 Duración: 52min

    Jeff and Rebecca talk about the announced HUNGER GAMES prequel, Amazon's best books of the year so far list, and much more. This episode is sponsored by:Fix Her Up by Tessa BaileyFKA USA by Reed KingAmazon Publishing's Summer Reading InitiativeLinks discussed in this episode:Follow up: Nicholas Sparks is sorry he appeared intolerantAmazon’s 10 best books of the year so far Joy Harjo becomes first Native American US Poet Laureate! Suzanne Collins announces 2020 Hunger Games prequelHarry Potter Pokemon-Go style game launches (a day early)Petition to Cancel Good Omens petitions wrong companyControversy over displaying gay books in Maine library, with a side of “good job, trustees” for supporting the library This week in bananapants: A secret  fellowship funded by the Riggios

  • #317: Chaotic Neutral

    #317: Chaotic Neutral

    16/06/2019 Duración: 51min

    This week, Rebecca and Amanda discuss Barnes & Noble's buyout options, Goodreads's list of the hit books of 2019 so far, damning allegations against Nicholas Sparks, and more.This episode sponsored by:Fall or Dodge in Hell by Neal StephensonTurtles All the Way Down by John GreenIn at the Deep End by Kate DaviesBombasLinks Discussed: Bidding War for Barnes & Noble?Progressive church steps in to host Drag Queen Story HourNicholas Sparks accused of harassment, racism, and anti-LGBT actionsGoodreads reveals the hit books of 2019 so farStudy finds increasing marginalization of female and PoC characters in children's booksHero of the Week: Kentucky teacher partners with barber shop to reward kids for reading

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