HUSH – A Podcast From Your Library

Reading Bingo begins in 2017!

Bingo Card Challenge yourself to expand your reading selections and find recommendations for many of the squares on your Reading Bingo card by listening to new episodes of Hush.

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Every three weeks, join librarian hosts Thad Hartman, Lissa Staley, and Miranda Ericsson with special guests from the library and community. In each interview, the guest makes recommendations for one square from the “Reading Bingo”  card. Listeners are encouraged to read along throughout 2017 and mark their own Reading Bingo cards. Use the podcasts, show notes, book displays in the library and book lists in the library catalog to discover what other people are reading and recommending.

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HUSH Upcoming Episodes

  • October 3, 2017  – Reading Bingo! with three returning HUSH guests: Julie Nelson, Emily Hopkins and Craig Paschang, who discuss the 2Book Topeka title The Devil in the White City: Murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America by Erik Larson and recommend it as your choice for the “A Book Set in the Past” square
  • October 24, 2017 – Reading Bingo! with guests who recommend the 2Book Topeka book “The Alienist” by Caleb Carr as your choice for “A Book with a Mystery” square

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Recent Episodes

HUSH Podcast #114 – A Classic

Hear about the joy of reading or rereading a classic and recommendations to help you find a pick for the “A Classic” Reading Bingo square.

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HUSH Podcast #113 – 2Book Topeka: The Alienist

Listen to a discussion of the 2Book Topeka book The Alienist by Caleb Carr with librarians Kelli Smith and Betty Jean Neal.

Jay Asher on Books Outside Your Comfort Zone HUSH Podcast TSCPL Topeka

HUSH Podcast #112 – Jay Asher on books outside your comfort zone

Author Jay Asher chats with librarians about his bestselling book “13 Reasons Why” and using fiction to discuss uncomfortable topics.

HUSH Podcast #111 – 2Book Topeka: The Devil in the White City

Listen in on our discussion of this 2Book Topeka selection with a “brave” host who tried to read serial killer parts with her eyes shut.

HUSH Podcast #110 – A book set in the future

Michelle Stottlemire shares her recommendations to help you find the perfect pick for the “A book set in the future.”

HUSH Podcast #109 – A Book with a Cowboy

Shelby Schellenger shares his book recommendations featuring a cowboy, including and going far beyond the American West.