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 Spotify for Podcasters, 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.
Want to be featured on a future episode of our podcast? Check out our new book review hotline! Call (316) 261-8507 to leave a review for one of our #ReadICT categories! Please limit your recording to no more than 3 minutes. Please listen to the recording at the beginning for what category we are collecting reviews for. Be sure to state your name, location if you live outside Wichita, ReadICT category name, title and author of book and a few words of why you are recommending the book.
Sara and Daniel talk with author Natalie Zina Walschots, author of Hench, where they take a closer look at ReadICT Category 5, a book told from the villain's point of view. In this episode they examine the lives of the hired help of supervillains, why nobody thinks about the real-world cost of superheroes destroying everyone's favorite coffee shop, and why even henches deserve universal health care.
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 #ReadICT 2023 challenge. Each successive episode features an interview with a literary creator whose work fits into a category in the challenge.
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 1 was hosted by librarian Sara McNeil. Guests included ReadICT creator Suzanne Perez, two published authors, and people from a number of literary, academic, and cultural institutions.