HUSH – A Podcast From Your Library

Reading new books, popular literature, and favorite genres

Every three weeks, join librarian hosts Thad Hartman, Lissa Staley, and Miranda Ericsson as they host a “You Made Me Read It” book discussion with special guests from the library and community. In each interview, the guest suggests a book title that they enjoyed and thinks that other people should read. The hosts read the book, share their reactions, and everyone discusses. Listeners are encouraged to read along and discover what other people are reading and recommending. Check out the show notes for links and additional content. If you have questions, comments or suggestions for future topics please comment on our blog post or send us an email at podcast@tscpl.org.

You Made Me Read It! Upcoming Episodes

  • February 9, 2016 – You Made Me Read It! with guest Miranda Ericsson and book Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • March 1, 2016 – You Made Me Read It! with guest Julie Nelson and book Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
  • March 22, 2016 You Made Me Read It! with guest Tara Dimick and book Lean in: women, work, and the will to lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  • April 12, 2016 – You Made Me Read It! with guest Autumn Friedli and book Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

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Recent Episodes

HUSH Station Eleven

HUSH Podcast #85 – Station Eleven

Miranda Ericsson thinks everyone should read Station Eleven. Listen in on the discussion to see if our hosts agree.

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HUSH Library Podcast #84 – Best Books of 2015

In this fun annual episode, Stephanie, Megan, and Kelli join Thad, Lissa and Miranda to recommend our favorites from the past year of reading.

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HUSH Library Podcast #83 – Autobiography and Memoir

In this episode, librarian Valerie Reif recommends a selection of books about some very interesting people.

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HUSH Library Podcast #82 – James Young

In this episode, alternative history and sci-fi author James Young discusses his books, self-publishing and engaging in local writing communities.

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HUSH Library Podcast #81 – Angela Cervantes

In this episode, popular middle grades author Angela Cervantes talks about growing up in Topeka and shares details about her second book.

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HUSH Library Podcast #80 – Learning About Literacy

In this episode, librarian Deb Bryan shares stories of local adults overcoming literacy challenges, plus opportunities for adult learners.

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HUSH Library Podcast #79 – Books into Movies

In this episode, Stephanie, Autumn and Miranda dish on books made into movies.

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HUSH Library Podcast #78 – World War I

In this episode, Dave Coleman recommends three books about World War I and shares why reading and talking about this primarily European war from a century ago is still important today.

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HUSH Library Podcast #77 – Arty Awards

In this episode, we celebrate Poet Annette Hope Billings and Journalist Jeffrey Ann Goudie, who join us for a discussion of their inspirations, literary lives, and connections to Topeka.

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HUSH Library Podcast #76 – On the Ebola Frontlines

In this episode, Joey Scaletta shares his frontline experiences volunteering in a West African Ebola Treatment Unit. Hear more stories and see photos from his journey on Monday June 22, 7-8:30 p.m.

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HUSH Library Podcast #75 – Sandra Moran

In this episode, our guest is novelist Sandra Moran, who will present History of Lesbian Literature June 18.

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HUSH Library Podcast #74 – Pioneer Girl

In this episode, Julie Nelson recommends the newly annotated autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, along with other books for fans of the Little House on the Prairie series. Explore the “Wilder” life!

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