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
Piñata of Lies
In this special, live-streamed episode, Jeff and Rebecca continue to argue about/refine a “Should I Read This?” segment/special episode series, are a little surprised at the Mike Pence book deal, perform their annual lament at the most challenged books of the year, and much more.
Discussed in this episode:
ALA releases most challenged books of 2020
Guardian coverage includes some author responses
Dana Canedy acquires two Mike Pence memoirs for S & S
New book contains a puzzle that, if solved, reader will win a golden casket
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Jeff and Rebecca note the passing of Beverly Cleary and Larry McMurtry, talk more Amazon/Big 5 anti-trust litigation, a Tennessee law that breaks new ground in terribleness, and much more.
Klara & the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
Jeff and Rebecca discuss Klara & the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Jeff and Rebecca have their minds boggled at the sales of Seuss titles, pay fealty to the queen of book clubs, survey a few recent book challenges, and look forward to Klara and the Sun.
Jeff and Rebecca do some Seuss follow-up, evaluate upcoming adaptations that should be in their wheelhouse, talk about a particularly graphic effort to get some books out of a school classroom, and much more.
Loyal to the Bit
Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Seuss Enterprise’s decision to stop publishing a half-dozen books, continue ruminating on a “is it good?” segment, admire Murakami’s evasive accessibility, get into some labor talk, and finally discuss the current state of podcasting.
I highly recommend checking this one out!
While the hosts mainly discuss things that are going on in the book world, they also have a ton of special features like book recommendations for special times of the year (like holidays or graduation season), best of lists, buy/sell/hold features, specific book discussions for just one title per episode, adaptation discussions, and much more!
I really enjoy this podcast because it helps me to stay on top of bookish news. I really appreciate that the hosts break down the news stories and fully talk them through to both explain what exactly the story means and what their personal thoughts about it are. And of course, as an analytics person, I really appreciate that they discuss and break down statistics every now and again.
If you would like to stay updated on the latest news in the bookish world as a whole, I highly recommend checking this one out!
Really enjoy the book talk and insights, quite likeable hosts. Enjoy less when the conversation turns to their obvious political views, which detracts from the otherwise solid podcast.
Put at least a little effort and research into it.