Happy New Year, Fully Booked fans!

Another fabulous year in podcasting concludes with our annual Year in Review, as Kirkus correspondent Michael Schaub joins editor-in-chief Tom Beer and host Megan Labrise for a merry discussion of the year’s weird book news and the announcement of our most popular episode.

Schaub—who writes Kirkus’ Seen & Heard column, delivering the book news you need to know on the daily—takes Tom and Megan on a guided tour of 2022’s most entertaining, strangest, sexiest, and cringiest true stories. This year’s list includes the continuing adventures of Joyce Carol Oates on Twitter, phantasmagorical film director Darren Aronofsky’s middle-grade debut, Margaret Atwood wielding a flamethrower, and blue-eyed heartthrob Paul Newman’s own spicy, dicey posthumous memoir.

You can listen to new episodes of Fully Booked every Tuesday on Apple Podcasts and Spotify or at kirkusreviews.com/podcast.