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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

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    • 4.5, 585 Ratings

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

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
585 Ratings
585 Ratings
RTurner86 ,

Wonderful show!

This is typically not my sort of podcast, but I love all the other Book Riot shows, so I started listening to this one as well. I really love it! I love reading and discovering new authors/genres, but this show gives me a different perspective. This weekly look into publishing news is so interesting to me and really makes me appreciate my bookshelves even more.

SeeMoney09 ,

Downhill Overtime - Holier than Thou

I suppose I echo many of the recent reviews on here. This podcast has increasingly become a “You MUST like books by (insert minority status here), otherwise you are (something bigoted)” type of show. I would rather hear about the books - the new releases, the literary tie-ins a la Hunger Games day camp, etc. than the ranting on how close-minded people are when they don’t read things they don’t want to then blame it on race, sex, etc. The hosts speak well and are entertaining, but the intolerance to intolerance taints seemingly every show anymore.

gawain7 ,

Books— now with a heaping tablespoon of politics

I’ve been listening to this podcast for years, enjoying the news, data, and banter. Increasingly, the book talk has been overwhelmed by personal politics, but this is because politics has become more volatile in the last few years, and publishing doesn’t exist in a vacuum, being impacted by and responding to movements and national and world events. BookRiot’s never made a promise to deliver publishing news without offering opinions. Some of my favorite publications/book reviews were even criticized, but I’m still curious enough to hear the hosts’ stances. I’ve yet to find a podcast that delivers more publishing news in an interesting way (The excellent NY Times Book Review podcast gives only a quick summary during their concluding segment.). Jeff and Rebecca’s Christmas special and year-end wrap ups are always fun.

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