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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.
Sara and Daniel interview writer Ross Gay to talk about his essay collection, Inciting Joy, which was released in 2022. In this conversation, which explores ReadICT Category 4: A Collection, Ross talks about the meaning of incitement, the interconnectedness of everything and why inefficiency can be a great act of self-care.
Season 4 of Read. Return. Repeat. premiered on January 26, 2024 with guests Beth Golay and Suzanne Perez from the Books & Whatnot podcast. The four hosts talked about the #ReadICT 2024 challenge and made numerous reading recommendations for each category of the challenge.
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 an author 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.