Read. Return. Repeat.

A ReadICT podcast
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Listen to the Wichita Public Library's podcast today!

It's no secret we love books. Now you can listen to our podcast and get reading recommendations from your local librarians and monthly special guests.

Read. Return. Repeat. is a podcast produced by the staff of the Wichita Public Library and a companion to the #ReadICT reading challenge. Join our hosts, who examine selected categories from the challenge on a monthly basis. Each episode will take a closer look at a particular category, featuring interviews from subject specialists along with book recommendations. Listeners will explore categories as they relate to culture, education, accessibility, and history.

The show is available on podcast apps including Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Castbox, Google Podcasts, iHeart, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, and Spotify. Subscribe to the show through your favorite podcast app or subscribe to the Read. Return. Repeat. YouTube channel to get the latest episode.

Most Recent Episode

Season 3, Episode 0: ReadICT 2023 Kickoff: Live with Books & Whatnot (January 13, 2023)

In this bonus episode recorded before a live audience, co-hosts Sara Dixon and Daniel Pewewardy join Suzanne Perez and Beth Golay from the KMUW podcast Books & Whatnot to celebrate the 2023 kickoff of the #ReadICT challenge. A departure from the usual podcast format, these book aficionados and fellow podcasters talk about the history of the challenge and explore each category and how it might be approached differently by readers. This episode is full of great recommendations for each category (including some from a few very brave audience members) as well as their own reading plans for #ReadICT 2023!

Books Mentioned in Season 3, Episode 0

All Episodes

  • Season 3 of Read. Return. Repeat. premiered on January 13, 2023 with a special crossover episode with Books & Whatnot. The four hosts – and some guests – shared several recommendations in each of the categories in the brand new #ReadICT 2023 challenge.

    Season 3 Episodes Guest Listen Watch Transcript Show Notes Books Mentioned
    0: ReadICT 2023 Kickoff: Live with Books & Whatnot (January 13, 2023) Beth Golay & Suzanne Perez
  • Season 2, hosted by librarians Sara Dixon and Daniel Pewewardy, had nine episodes. Guests included seven authors, an English literature professor, a bookseller, and a librarian.

    Season 2 Episodes Guest Listen Watch Transcript Show Notes Books Mentioned
    1: The Books are Back in Town (April 8, 2022) Kate Khavari
    2: Checked Out (May 6, 2022) Zack McDermott
    3: Read, Reread, Repeat (June 3, 2022) Jaime Nix
    4: A Story for Everyone (July 1, 2022) That Native Thomas
    5: A Plate of Culture (August 5, 2022) Nina Mukherjee Furstenau
    6: There's an End to This Monster Book (September 2, 2022) Dr. Francis Connor
    7: Banned Books Week Live (October 7, 2022) Sherman Alexie, Sarah Bagby & Jaime Nix
    8: An Episode for Every Body (November 4, 2022) Rebekah Taussig
    9: No Place Like Home (December 5, 2022) Silas House
  • Season 1 was hosted by librarian Sara McNeil. Guests included ReadICT creator Suzanne Perez, authors, and people from a number of literary, academic, and cultural institutions.

    Season 1 Episodes Guest Listen Watch Transcript Books Mentioned
    1: What's in a Name? (March 5, 2021) Suzanne Perez
    2: Own Voices (April 2, 2021) Prisca Barnes
    3: Birds of a Feather (May 7, 2021) Todd Volkmann
    4: The Peerless Princess of the Plains (June 4, 2021) Jami Frazier Tracy
    5: Free to Read What I Want (July 2, 2021) Deborah Caldwell-Stone
    6: Literature from the Heartland (August 6, 2021) Eric Norris
    7: Doctor by Day, Illustrator by Night (September 3, 2021) Grant Snider
    8: TBR and Ready! (October 1, 2021) Sarah Bagby
    9: Planting Seeds of Change (November 5, 2021) Dr. Catherine John
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